Business

Capital + Merchant receivers nearer to making small payment

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Capital + Merchant receivers nearer to making small payment to debenture holdersBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The receivers for Capital + Merchant, the finance company that... more

Weakening dairy prices weigh on Fonterra payout

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Weakening dairy prices stoke speculation Fonterra payout may fall to lowest in almost a decadeBy Tina MorrisonAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Further declines in dairy prices at last night's... more

UPDATE: 'Slack' labour market keeps door open for rate cuts

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: 'Slack' NZ labour market keeps door open for more rate cuts(Updates and recasts with economist comment throughout)By Paul McBethAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's slackening... more

NZX trading activity, value of turnover rise in July

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX trading activity, value of turnover rise in JulyBy Paul McBethAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The volume and value of trading on New Zealand's stock exchange rose for a second month in July... more

Two Auckland Airport senior executives depart the company

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Two Auckland Airport senior executives depart the companyBy Fiona RotherhamAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Two members of Auckland International Airport’s executive team are leaving the company... more

Xero's Jenkins to leave this year when Narayan is aboard

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero executive Ross Jenkins to step down this year after handover to incoming CFO NarayanBy Tina MorrisonAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software developer, said... more

NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% on weaker jobs growth

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% as jobs growth lags behind growing populationBy Paul McBethAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's jobless rate rose in the second quarter as the number... more

Auckland house price growth stalls in July: Barfoot

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland house price growth stalls in July as properties 'fully priced', Barfoot saysBy Tina MorrisonAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house price growth appears to have stalled, even as... more

Origin Energy to take A$270M impairment as it exits Contact

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Origin Energy to take A$270M impairment as it exits Contact EnergyBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Origin Energy will book a A$270 million impairment in the process of exiting... more

Intueri cuts full-year guidance a second time, citing softer

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Intueri cuts full-year guidance a second time, citing softer Quantum Education salesBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, New Zealand's largest private... more

NZ dollar drops after dairy prices decline; US rate outlook

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops after dairy prices decline, Fed seen hiking rates next monthBy Tina MorrisonAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped, hit by a double whammy as dairy prices... more

Dairy product prices extends plunge to fresh six-year low

5 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices extends plunge to fresh six-year lowAug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices plunged still lower in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, paced by a drop in milk... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as 53% of Contact Energy sold

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as market digests 53% of Contact EnergyBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, with the NZX 50 Index retreating from a record... more

Kiwi drops vs $A dollar as RBA holds, dairy auction looms

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi drops vs $A dollar as RBA holds, dairy auction loomsBy Paul McBethAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against its trans-Tasman counterpart after the Reserve Bank of... more

RBA keeps cash rate at 2%, tones down currency talk

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBA keeps cash rate at 2%, drops talk of 'necessary' currency declineBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate unchanged at a record... more

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News

Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet Nam

31 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Economic Development 31 July 2015   Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet... more

Carrying Tasers a welcome move

31 Jul 2015 News
Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes today’s announcement by Police Commissioner Mike Bush that all frontline first ... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Meridian, MRP up on Tiwai

31 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Meridian, MRP up ahead of Tiwai Pt decision By Fiona Rotherham July 31 ... more

13 companies gain up to $24.5M in R&D grants

31 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   13 companies gain up to $24.5M in taxpayer-funded R&D grants By Fiona Rotherham July 31... more

Living

A Kapa Haka Tale – the man bringing NZ culture to the Rugby World Cup

3 Aug 2015 Arts By Charlotte Everett
New Zealander Corey Baker is bringing Kiwi culture and kapa haka to Britain’s shores and people –all wrapped up in the... more

Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

31 Jul 2015 Entertainment
New Zealand Government Hon Maggie BarryMinister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 31 July 2015 Appointments to the New Zealand Film... more

Property

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government   Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education   31 July 2015   Site purchased for Pt... more

Opportunities for Maori in Manawatu-Whanganui

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Minister for Maori Development 31 July 2015   Opportunities for Maori in... 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

World Champs Next for Euro Kart Round Winner Armstrong

31 Jul 2015 Motor Sport
KartSport   World Champs Next for Euro Kart Round Winner Armstrong   New Zealand has another World Karting Championship... more

Anchor Milk Reignites 1935 All Blacks Partnership

31 Jul 2015 Rugby
Anchor Milk July 31 2015 Anchor Milk Reignites 1935 All Blacks Partnership   &nb... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tim Groser missing in action on the TPP

31 Jul 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on Tim Groser missing in action on the TPP While rapid change is always possible in... more

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

Kiwi Success

Winston Churchill Fellows honoured

31 Jul 2015 People
New Zealand Government Hon Jo Goodhew Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector 31 July 2015 Winston Churchill Fellows ... more

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

Recruitment

NZ must do more on exploited migrant labour: US State Dept

31 Jul 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell July 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand needs to significantly boost its efforts to protect vulnerable migrant... more

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