Business

UPDATE: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; MRP, Genesis up

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; MRP, Genesis gain on Tiwai extension(Adds turnover in second paragraph)By Suze MetherellJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, as Meridian... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; MRP, Genesis gain on Tiwai

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; MRP, Genesis gain on Tiwai extensionBy Suze MetherellJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, as Meridian Energy gained after an extension on Tiwai... more

NZ dollar bounces from 5-year low as Greece misses deadline

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar bounces from five-year low as deteriorating economy, Greece stoke volatilityBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose from a five-year low after Greece... more

VMob's McDonald's deal rolled out to South Korea

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk VMob's McDonald's deal rolled out to South KoreaBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - VMob Group, the NZAX-listed mobile voucher developer, has rolled its global deal with fast-food chain... more

UPDATE: AWF Madison seeks 75% hike in directors' fee pool

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: AWF Madison seeks 75% hike in directors' fee pool(Adds chairman's comments) By Fiona RotherhamJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Shareholders of AWF Madison Group, the country’s largest... more

Chorus registers interest in government's UFB, RBI plan

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus registers interest in government's proposed expansions to UFB, RBIBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has expressed interest in... more

Briscoe offers 89.7 mln shares, $32.3M cash for Kathmandu

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Duke to retain control as Briscoe offers 89.7 mln shares, $32.3M cash for rest of KathmanduBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Briscoe Group launched its full takeover of... more

AWF Madison seeks 75% hike in directors' fee pool

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Labour provider and recruiter AWF Madison seeks 75% hike in directors' fee poolBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Shareholders of AWF Madison Group, the country’s largest recruiter... more

NZX milk powder futures point to further declines at GDT

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX milk powder futures point to further declines at GDT auctionBy Tina MorrisonJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - The price for New Zealand's key dairy export, whole milk powder, is set to decline... more

Kiwibank blocked from closing money remitter's accounts

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwibank blocks from closing money remitter's accountsBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwibank has been blocked from closing E-Trans International Finance's bank accounts after the... more

2 Cheap Cars to challenge Japanese new car dealerships in NZ

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk 2 Cheap Cars to challenge Japanese new car dealerships in NZ with parallel importsBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - 2 Cheap Cars, which has built a nationwide chain of auto... more

Nuplex keeps buyback programme suspended until August

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Nuplex keeps buyback programme suspended until August earnings announcementBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals maker, won't resume a share... more

DNZ sells Albany office block for $15.2 mln, above valuation

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk DNZ sells Albany office block for $15.2 mln, above valuationBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - DNZ Property Fund, which is more than halfway through an asset sale programme, has sold... more

Z Energy argues purchase of Caltex won't drive up pump price

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Z Energy argues purchase of Caltex won't drive up pump prices or reduce competitionBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Z Energy, the listed service station chain, said its... more

NZ primary sector bosses mull growth plans at Stanford

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ primary sector businesses mull plans for growth at StanfordBy Tina MorrisonJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s largest primary sector businesses, including meat companies Silver Fern... 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