Business

TPP negotiations set to accelerate, Groser says

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TPP negotiations set to accelerate after Obama gains fast-track powers, Groser saysBy Paul McBethJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership will accelerate in... more

Briscoe builds 19.9% stake in Kathmandu, plans takeover

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Briscoe builds 19.9% stake in Kathmandu, plans full cash and scrip takeoverBy Jonathan UnderhillJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - Briscoe Group, the retailer controlled by managing director Rod... more

Eastern Bay Energy Trust completes Horizon takeover

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Eastern Bay Energy Trust completes Horizon takeoverBy Paul McBethJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - Eastern Bay Energy Trust, the Bay of Plenty lines company, has declared its takeover of Horizon... more

Wellington Airport returns within acceptable range

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wellington Airport returns through 2019 within acceptable range, regulator confirmsBy Jonathan UnderhillJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington International Airport's revised landing fees... more

KordaMentha concludes receivership of Somers-Edgar's Orange

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk KordaMentha concludes receivership of Somers-Edgar's Orange Finance with $10M shortfallBy Jonathan UnderhillJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - The receivers for Doug Somers-Edgar's Orange Finance... more

Xero appoints new chief financial officer

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero appoints new chief financial officerBy Paul McBethJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software developer, has appointed Virgin Australia executive Sankar... more

NZ dollar recovers after knee-jerk decline on Greece concern

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar recovers after knee-jerk decline on Greece concernsBy Tina MorrisonJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced overnight following a knee-jerk decline yesterday... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global selloff

29 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global selloff by investors rattled by Greek debt impasseBy Jonathan UnderhillJune 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, pushing the benchmark index to... more

Foreign housing providers would be cash-flow positive: Key

29 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Foreign social housing providers would be cash-flow positive for NZ, PM Key saysBy Paul McBethJune 29 (BusinessDesk) - Foreign organisations bidding for the government's social housing... more

NZ dollar edges up from 5-year low, may resume slide

29 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar edges up from 5-year low, may resume slide as Greek deadline loomsBy Jonathan UnderhillJune 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose from a five-year low but may yet... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may fall on Greek uncertainty

29 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline this week amid Greek uncertaintyBy Tina MorrisonJune 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may decline this week, sinking as low as 66 US cents,... more

Blue Sky FY profit sinks 36%, under-used plant blamed

29 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Blue Sky Meats annual profit sinks 36%, under-used plant blamedBy Fiona RotherhamJune 29 (BusinessDesk) - Blue Sky Meats, whose shares trade on the Unlisted platform, reported a 36... more

RESEND: SeaDragon continues with leadership changes

29 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: SeaDragon continues with leadership changes(Removes garble in fourth paragraph - repeat of Mersea stake size)By Fiona RotherhamJune 29 (BusinessDesk) - Leadership changes continue... more

Genesis to retire stored coal unit

29 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Genesis to retire stored coal unitBy Paul McBethJune 29 (BusinessDesk) - Genesis Energy, the country's biggest energy retailer, will permanently retire a coal/gas fired unit at the Huntly... more

NZ employment confidence dwindles in 2Q as wage outlook dims

29 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ employment confidence dwindles in 2Q as wage outlook deterioratesBy Paul McBethJune 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders grew more downcast about the state of the labour market in the... more

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News

New on-body cameras for Corrections officers

24 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government New on-body cameras for Corrections officers On-body cameras for frontline Corrections staff are being rolled... more

Lower tobacco duty free limit yields results

24 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of CustomsHon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaAssociate Minister of Health Lower tobacco... more

Business

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

Wearable tech start-up launches US$200,000 crowdfund bid

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Wearable tech start-up launches US$200,000 crowdfunding campaign By Fiona Rotherham June 23... 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

Extra sizzle added to New Zealand’s Biggest Cycling Occasion

24 Jun 2015 Cycling
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Extra sizzle added to New Zealand’s Biggest Cycling Occasion With entries opening in just under a... more

Gilmour targeting another strong finish at Rally Gisborne

24 Jun 2015 Motor Sport
Emma Gilmour Gilmour targeting another strong finish at Rally Gisborne 23.6.15 Emma Gilmour intends to start the second half of the... more

Columns

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

Gordon Campbell on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change

19 Jun 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change   The spread of market mechanisms into every facet of... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of Judges of the High Court

19 Jun 2015 Appointments
Christchurch Queen’s Counsel Nicholas Davidson and Auckland Barrister and Solicitor Rebecca Anne Edwards have been appointed... more

Appointments to the independent Charities Registration Board

16 Jun 2015 Appointments
  Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has announced the appointment of a new member to the independent Charities... 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