Business

Xero says on target with accelerated cash burn

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero says on target with accelerated cash burn as it takes on workersAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software company, said a 47 percent increase in quarterly... more

Chch mulls sale of strategic assets stake for rebuild

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Christchurch considers selling strategic assets stake to fund rebuildBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Christchurch City Council is contemplating the sale of a strategic stake in... more

NAB CEO Thorburn takes BNZ's Renee Roberts back to Australia

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NAB boss Thorburn takes BNZ's Renee Roberts back to AustraliaBy Suze MetherellAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Andrew Thorburn, head of National Australia Bank, has lured Renee Roberts back to... more

Kathmandu says July cold snap boosted sales, earnings

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kathmandu says July cold snap boosted sales, earnings; shares jumpBy Tina MorrisonAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Kathmandu Holdings says a cold snap last month in Australia and New Zealand... more

Hellaby writes off $26.9M goodwill on struggling shoe stores

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Hellaby writes off $26.9 mln goodwill on struggling shoe storesAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, will take a $26.9 million impairment against... more

Argosy sells Waitakere Mega Centre for $45.8M

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Argosy sells Waitakere Mega Centre for $45.8M to reduce retail property exposureBy Tina MorrisonAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Argosy Property sold its Waitakere Mega Centre in Henderson,... more

UPDATE: Gentrack shares slump 19% to below IPO price

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Gentrack shares slump 19% to below IPO price on profit warningBy Suze MetherellAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Gentrack Group plunged as much as 19 percent after the airport... more

Gentrack says sales, profit won't meet prospectus forecasts

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Gentrack says sales, profit won't meet forecast of prospectus two months agoBy Suze MetherellAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Gentrack Group, the airport and utility software company that raised... more

NZ dollar slips as greenback lifts on labour data

1 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slips as greenback lifts on labour data ahead of payrolls reportBy Tina MorrisonAug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar weakened as US labour market data strengthened the... more

Support for National dives just as Parliament rises

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Support for National dives just as Parliament risesBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - Support for the National Party has slumped five percentage points to 46 percent while... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Chorus gains to 4-week high

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Chorus gains to 4-week high; Telecom snaps 4 day declineBy Suze MetherellJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose as Chorus gained to a four-week... more

NZ dollar gains vs. AUD as greenback strengthens

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains vs. AUD as greenback strengthensBy Jonathan UnderhillJul. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar pared its decline from an eight-week low after failing to break below... more

UBS rates Chorus a 'buy', Telecom cut to a 'sell'

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UBS rates out-of-favour Chorus a 'buy', Telecom cut to a 'sell' By Suze MetherellJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, whose shares have halved in value from their 2012 peak, offers long-term... more

Trade Me will probably lure back real estate listings

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trade Me will probably lure back real estate listings from rival after backing down on feesBy Tina MorrisonJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me Group, New Zealand's largest auction website,... more

Judges probe as Chorus appeals Comcom pricing

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Judges probe as Chorus appeals Comcom pricing By Pattrick SmellieJuly 31 (BusinessDesk) - Telecommunications infrastructure operator Chorus has opened its case in the Court of Appeal,... more

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News

Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

Business

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze Metherell July 31 ... more

Living

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

ADAMS LEADS THE WAY

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
With four days of competition remaining, New Zealand has already equalled its medal haul from four years ago in Delhi, after another... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more