Business

Lyttelton Port board backs council takeover proposal

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Lyttelton Port board backs council takeover, will pay special dividendBy Paul McBethSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The board of Lyttelton Port Co has backed a takeover bid by council subsidiary... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by MRP, Meridian

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by MRP, Meridian, Contact amid political uncertaintyBy Suze MetherellSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by MightyRiverPower as ongoing... more

NZ dollar rises as terms of trade hold at 40-year high

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises as terms of trade hold at 40-year highBy Paul McBethSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up after government figures showed the nation's terms of trade... more

Gentrack secures delayed contract, shares rise to month high

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Gentrack secures delayed contract, shares rise to month highBy Suze MetherellSep. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Gentrack Group, the airport and utility software developer, has resolved the delayed... more

Datacom boosts profit 43% on strong NZ growth

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Datacom boosts profit 43% as strong NZ growth offsets weaker Australia, AsiaBy Suze MetherellSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Datacom Group, the privately-held IT services firm, boosted annual... more

Key questions for Motel-owners to ask Election candidates

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Motel Association Key questions for Motel-owners to ask Election 2014 candidatesThe Motel Association of NZ (MANZ) has published its list of key questions that motel-owners should be asking of their local... more

Foreign Asset Sales: Are they worth it?

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Crowe Horwath Foreign Asset Sales: Are they worth it?1 September 2014With the pending election, the current sale of Lochinver Station before the OIO, and the wider debate around foreign investment in land... more

NZ Dollar Outook: Kiwi may fall this week amid weaker data

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outook: Kiwi may decline this week as weaker data weighsBy Tina MorrisonSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may decline this week as weaker commodity prices and... more

NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high in 2nd quarter

1 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high as cheaper imports offset falling exports Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's terms of trade held at a 40-year high in the second quarter,... more

APN may list local unit on New Zealand sharemarket

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk APN may list local unit on New Zealand sharemarketBy Tina MorrisonSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - APN News & Media, which publishes the New Zealand Herald, may list its New Zealand business... more

Allied Farmers back in black as livestock unit grows

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Allied Farmers back in black as livestock unit growsBy Paul McBethSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Farmers, which is rebuilding from a disastrous takeover of the Hanover and United Finance... more

NZ dollar rises vs. Russian ruble amid Ukraine tension

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises to 4-month high vs. Russian ruble on rising tensions over UkraineBy Tina MorrisonSep. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a four-month high against the ruble... more

Brierley sells A$2.7 mln of GPG shares

1 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Brierley sells A$2.7 mln of GPG sharesBy Paul McBethSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Veteran corporate raider Ron Brierley sold A$2.7 million of shares in Guinness Peat Group, the investment firm... more

Collins set to walk today

30 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Collins set to walk todayBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Embattled Justice Minister Judith Collins is expected either to resign or be sacked from the National Party Prime... more

Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P, Fitch affirms rating

29 Aug 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P over Beingmate deal, Fitch affirms rating Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group has had its A+ credit rating cut one notch by Standard & Poor's over... more

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News

The Worm turns down for John Key

1 Sep 2014 Politics
Roy Morgan Research The Worm turns down for John Key The Roy Morgan Reactor is back! John Key struggled to coax The Worm above the... more

Minister launches Tongan Language Week

1 Sep 2014 News
Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today launched Tongan Language Week at the Tongan Methodist Church in Otahuhu,... more

Business

NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high in 2nd quarter

1 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high as cheaper imports offset falling exports Sept. 1... more

Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P, Fitch affirms rating

29 Aug 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P over Beingmate deal, Fitch affirms rating Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative... more

Living

‘Best trumpet player in the galaxy’ returns

1 Sep 2014 Lifestyle
NZ Symphony Orchestra 1 September 2014 - NZSO Media Release for immediate release The ‘best trumpet player in the ... more

Two NZ composers in Danish international live concert

29 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
Aarhus Festival Death Lines - a Memento Mori Collection Performances from five cities around the world –... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Jetstar loses ground in NZ as Qantas plunges to A$2.84B loss

28 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the discount unit of Australian airline Qantas Airways, lost ground in New Zealand, while claiming... more

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Sport

Golden campaign for New Zealand rowers

1 Sep 2014 World Rowing Championships
The New Zealand Rowing Team has wrapped up a successful campaign in Amsterdam at the 2014 edition of the World Rowing... more

Disappointing Day in Edmonton for New Zealanders

1 Sep 2014 Multisport
Following on from the disappointment of the elite men’s race for the New Zealanders at the ITU World Triathlon Championship in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy

1 Sep 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent... more

Relax, nothing is under control... the Holistic Helper's guide to dealing with the unexpected

29 Aug 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
As regular readers of this column already know, I am a bit of a fan when it comes to change. Evaluating your life, deciding how you... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more