Business

NZ dollar extends slide as easing RBNZ contrasts with more u

31 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk July 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its decline, falling below 66 US cents as the prospect of more easing by the Reserve Bank dented the appeal of the kiwi in an... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Heartland, Kathmandu climb

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Heartland, Kathmandu climbBy Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose. Heartland New Zealand advanced after the bank affirmed its... more

NZ dollar falls on Wheeler's argument for weaker currency

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls on Wheeler's argument for weaker currency, Fed's viewBy Paul McBethJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as a combination of Reserve Bank governor Graeme... more

Moa employees get access to new share scheme

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Moa employees get access to new share schemeBy Paul McBethJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Craft beer maker Moa Group will give workers another chance to get shares in the company, with a... more

Millennium & Copthorne 1H profit soars 93%

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Millennium & Copthorne 1H profit soars 93% on hotels, property developmentsBy Paul McBethJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, the hotel operator and... more

Harmoney founder and CEO Neil Roberts leaves board

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Harmoney founder and CEO Neil Roberts leaves boardBy Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Neil Roberts, founder and majority owner of Harmoney Corp, has stepped down from the... more

NZ billionaires generally increased their wealth

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ billionaires generally increased their wealth, as record 15 new entrants added to NBR Rich ListJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's billionaires generally increased their wealth in... more

Todd family patriarch Sir John Todd dies

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Todd family patriarch Sir John Todd diesBy Paul McBethJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Sir John Todd, the patriarch of New Zealand's wealthy Todd family, has died aged 88 after a period of... more

CDL Investments lifts 1H profit 3.6% on 'satisfactory' sales

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CDL Investments lifts 1H profit 3.6% on 'satisfactory' property sales By Paul McBethJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - CDL Investments, the residential property developer controlled by Millennium... more

Jetstar has 6th NZ domestic route, adds trans-Tasman flights

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Jetstar adds 6th NZ domestic route, bolsters trans-Tasman flightsBy Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the low-cost offshoot of Australian-owned Qantas Airways, will add a... more

Brierley's Mercantile wins over Ask Funding board

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Brierley's Mercantile wins over Ask Funding board with sweeter takeover bidBy Paul McBethJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Ron Brierley's Mercantile Investment has won over the board of takeover... more

Radford to stay at Bethunes board after Mowbray departs

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Radford to stay on Bethunes board, after founder John Mowbray walks By Suze MetherellJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Bethunes Investments' outgoing chairman Murray Radford will stay on the board... more

NZ home building consents fall 4.1% in June

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ home building consents fall 4.1% in June as Canterbury work tapers offBy Paul McBethJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents fell 4.1 percent in June as... more

NZOG seeks partners for 2017 drilling offshore Otago

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZOG seeks partners for 2017 drilling at 'high-potential' Barque prospect By Jonathan UnderhillJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Oil & Gas says exploration drilling of the Barque... more

Saatchi & Saatchi NZ billings drop, Clemenger commissions up

30 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Saatchi & Saatchi NZ owner's 2014 billings drop 4.7%, Clemenger's commissions rise 6.3% By Jonathan UnderhillJuly 30 (BusinessDesk) - Secondo Investments, the owner of Saatchi &... more

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News

Small businesses urged to value and protect IP

24 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government   Hon Craig Foss Minister for Small Business 24 July 2015 Small businesses urged to value and protect... more

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

23 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Labour Party 23 July 2015MEDIA STATEMENT Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty The Labour Party... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment; Meridian, Genesis drop By Suze ... more

New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses By Pattrick Smellie July 24 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Living

Film NZ scrapped after screen production grant review

23 Jul 2015 Entertainment
Article - BusinessDesk <3>Film NZ scrapped after review of govt's screen production grant By Suze Metherell July 23... more

Awards to recognise the stars of NZ recreation

21 Jul 2015 Lifestyle
Nominations are open for the annual New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, recognising innovative and inspiring... more

Property

'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as China slows

16 Jul 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as Chinese economy slows By Pattrick Smellie July 16 ... more

Auckland house prices up a record 26% in June year: REINZ

13 Jul 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland house prices up 26% in June year, buyers looking further afield: REINZ By Tina Morrison July 13 ... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

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

Travel

SmartGates to more than double

23 Jul 2015 Travel & Tourism
Over $6 million from the Future Investment Fund will go towards expanding and modernising SmartGate at our borders to help manage ... more

Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership

15 Jul 2015 NZ Tourism
Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership A new partnership between the Department of Conservation and New ... more

Sport

All Blacks team named for Test against South Africa

24 Jul 2015 Rugby
James Broadhurst and Lima Sopoaga to make Test debuts                  ... more

Impressive opening for new-look Silver Ferns

24 Jul 2015 Netball
The versatility of the Silver Ferns line-up shone through when they completed an impressive 91-31 win over the Fiji Pearls in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the dogged reluctance to condemn Serco

23 Jul 2015 Opinion
The refusal by Minister Sam Lotu-Liga to hold Serco accountable for the company’s failings in prison management is bad... more

Gordon Campbell on Key talking up our - and China's - economy

21 Jul 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on John Key trying to talk up our - and China’s – ailing economy It wasn’t exactly... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

24 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government   Hon Christopher Finlayson Attorney-General 24 July 2015 Appointment of Queen’s Counsel Three... more

Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire at Callaghan Innovation

22 Jul 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire on Callaghan Innovation board July 22 (BusinessDesk) - Al Monro has been appointed to the... more

Recruitment

Economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ

16 Jul 2015 Press Releases
Declan Clancy says economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy is not... more

2/3s of workers would quit for more flexible work: survey

10 Jul 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - Around two-thirds of workers would consider leaving their current job if offered a comparable one with... more