Business

NZ dollar recovers on weaker greenback, despite dairy fall

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar recovers on weaker greenback, despite dairy price fallBy Tina MorrisonApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rebounded from overnight weakness as prices fell in the... more

Dairy product prices slide on supply concerns

2 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices slide on supply concernsApril 2 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices declined in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in prices for butter milk powder... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2, Spark rebounds

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2, Spark rebounds By Suze MetherellApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by A2 Milk Co on its plans for US expansion. Spark New... more

Scion follows Flirtey in trialling new drone technologies

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Scion follows Flirtey in trialling new drone technologies in NZBy Fiona RotherhamApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - Forestry crown research institute Scion will next month trial the use of drones... more

MYOB IPO and ASX listing unlikely to weigh on Xero: ForBarr

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MYOB IPO and ASX listing unlikely to weigh on Xero: ForBarrBy Suze MetherellApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - The arrival of MYOB Group, the Australian accounting software firm, on the Australian... more

RESEND: Datacom wins A$242M Australian health contract

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: Datacom wins A$242M Australian federal health IT contract(Resends to show currency is Australian dollars)April 1 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland-based IT services firm Datacom has won a... more

Datacom wins $242M Australian federal health IT contract

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Datacom wins $242M Australian federal health IT contractApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland-based IT services firm Datacom has won a $242 million contract to provide infrastructure and... more

F&P Finance mulls future of Equipment Finance unit

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk F&P Finance mulls future of Equipment Finance unit after year of restructuringBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - Fisher & Paykel Finance, the finance company owned by... more

Regulator to review UBA standard

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Regulator to review UBA standard that sets price for Chorus retail customersApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission is to review the terms under which Chorus offers unbundled... more

NZ dollar holds steady against greenback

1 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds steady against greenback amid positive confidence surveysBy Tina MorrisonApril 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held steady against the US dollar after both... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2 on ASX debut

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2 on ASX debutBy Suze MetherellMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose after A2 Milk Co debuted on the ASX. Warehouse Group, Genesis Energy... more

NZ dollar holds above 98 Australian cents

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds above 98 Australian cents By Jonathan UnderhillMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held above 98 Australian cents, having earlier touched a post-float high,... more

NZ business confidence rises to 7-month high in March

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ business confidence rises to 7-month high in March as agriculture sentiment liftsBy Tina MorrisonMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence rose to a seven-month high in... more

Anzco 2014 profit falls after taking control of Five Star

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Anzco posts weaker 2014 profit after taking control of Five Star BeefBy Tina MorrisonMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - Anzco Foods, New Zealand's third-largest meat company, said profit halved in... more

NZX's SuperLife lifts Energy Mad stake to 45.6%

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX's SuperLife lifts Energy Mad stake to 45.6% with $2.2M rights offer underwriteMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - SuperLife, the funds management business owned by NZX, has lifted its stake in... more

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News

Crime falls for fifth year in a row

1 Apr 2015 News
Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes crime data released today showing recorded crime has dropped by more than 100,000... more

Tax collection on employee share schemes examined

1 Apr 2015 News
Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the release this week of an Inland Revenue officials’ issues paper that seeks... more

Business

PAYE for NZ firms proposed in biggest tax shake-up since '57

31 Mar 2015 Business News By Pattick Smellie
March 31 (BusinessDesk) - The government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a pay-as-you-go (PAYE) basis, like... more

Mark Powell to depart Warehouse by Feb 2016 after 4 years

30 Mar 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
March 30 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Powell will step down as chief executive of Warehouse Group by February 2016 after 14 years, the last... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV

1 Apr 2015 Property By Suze Metherell
  NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV April 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property... more

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

NZ Kiwi Ferns regroup under new coach

1 Apr 2015 Rugby
  Incoming NZ Kiwi Ferns coach Alan Jackson will be missing several veteran performers, when he leads the national... more

ICC announces Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

31 Mar 2015 Cricket
The team was chosen by a select group of experts who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: The inadequate response to sexual violence

1 Apr 2015 Column By Gordon Campbell
On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in... more

Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election

30 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland... more

Kiwi Success

Diligent names Brian Stafford as CEO, replacing Sodi

1 Apr 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
Diligent names Brian Stafford as new CEO; Sodi to focus on product design and development April 1 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board... more

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more