Business

Summerset FY earnings may rise as much as 39% as sales surge

7 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Summerset annual earnings may rise as much as 39% as sales surgeBy Tina MorrisonJuly 7 (BusinessDesk) - Summerset Group, New Zealand's third-largest listed retirement village operator,... more

Fitch affirms New Zealand's 'AA' credit rating

7 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fitch affirms New Zealand's 'AA' credit rating as govt continues to narrow deficitBy Paul McBethJuly 7 (BusinessDesk) - Fitch Ratings has affirmed New Zealand's double-A credit rating,... more

NZ dollar little changed as traders await Greek developments

7 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed as traders await further developments in GreeceBy Tina MorrisonJuly 7 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed overnight as traders who have... more

Hanover settlement 'some comfort' for investors, Key says

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Hanover settlement 'some comfort' for investors in better regulated market, PM Key saysBy Paul McBethJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - The $18 million settlement reached between Hanover Finance's... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on Grexit fears

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on Grexit fears; Fletcher, Kathmandu, ANZ dropBy Suze MetherellJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell in a region-wide sell off as uncertainty over... more

NZ dollar holds near 5-year low before Hollande, Merkel meet

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds near 5-year low before Hollande, Merkel meetingBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar traded near a five-year low ahead of a meeting between... more

NZ economy doesn't need fiscal stimulus yet, Key says

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ economy doesn't need fiscal stimulus yet, Key saysBy Paul McBethJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy is still fairly robust and doesn't need increased government spending to... more

NZ Merino secures $3M contract for Godfrey Hirst carpet

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Merino secures $3M contract with Godfrey Hirst for luxury wool carpetBy Tina MorrisonJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Merino Co, which markets the nation's wool to customers on... more

NZICA had 'aggressive' campaign to smear rival, lawyer says

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZICA embarked on 'aggressive', 'deliberate' campaign against rival accounting body, lawyer saysBy Tina MorrisonJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants... more

NZ shares kick off region-wide decline after Greeks say no

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ shares kick off region-wide decline after Greeks say no to creditorsBy Suze MetherellJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand stock market kicked off a region-wide sell off as... more

Hanover four say settlement was in investors' best interests

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Hanover four say $18M settlement was in investors' best interests, court case would have failedBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - Four of the Hanover directors and promoters... more

Comcom investigates PGG Wrightson over NAIT scheme fees

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Comcom investigates PGG Wrightson over NAIT scheme feesBy Suze MetherellJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission is investigating PGG Wrightson over the fees the rural services... more

MOD Resources' Sams Creek unit slashes project value

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MOD Resources' Sams Creek unit slashes project valueBy Jonathan UnderhillThe owner of the Sams Creek Gold Project, which sits atop what could be New Zealand's biggest undeveloped gold... more

RESEND: Eric Watson only one of Hanover group not to settle

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: Eric Watson only one of Hanover directors and promoters not to contribute to $18M FMA settlement(Fixes timeline of court case in lede, adds detail in 8th and last graphs)By Fiona... more

Eric Watson only one of Hanover directors not to settle

6 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Eric Watson only one of Hanover directors and promoters not to contribute to $18M FMA settlementBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 6 (BusinessDesk) - Hanover Finance former shareholder Eric Watson... more

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News

Regeneration the focus of Christchurch governance

2 Jul 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes... more

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

2 Jul 2015 News
Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World... more

Business

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Wimbledon 2015: NZ Tennis players progress

2 Jul 2015 Sport
Kiwi Artem Sitak braves soaring temperatures and a lengthy battle to make it into the second round of doubles at Wimbledon.Kiwi Davis... more

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

2 Jul 2015 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) National Selectors have picked a 12-strong Silver Ferns team featuring a mix of youth and experience to... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

2 Jul 2015 Opinion
Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good... more

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Kiwi Success

New Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board appointments

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment New EPA board appointments Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... more

New Chair and Commissioners for Maori Language Commission

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Chair and Commissioners appointed to the Maori Language Commission The Maori Development Minister is pleased to announce that... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more