Business

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly drop

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly drop as inflation pushes out rate hike timeframeBy Paul McBethOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline... more

Dorchester closes oversubscribed $30M capital raise

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dorchester closes $30 million capital raise, applications exceed offerBy Suze MetherellOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Dorchester Pacific, the finance company midway through a takeover for... more

NZX says it doesn't know why shares have declined

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX says it doesn't know why shares have declinedBy Tina MorrisonOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - NZX, the stock market operator, said it doesn't know why its share price has declined, in... more

Cavalier shares drop 10% after profit warning

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Cavalier shares drop 10% after profit warningBy Paul McBethOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Cavalier Corp dropped 10 percent after the carpet maker warned it will probably miss earnings... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Sky TV on rugby

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Sky TV on rugby rights; Spark, Ebos gain By Suze Metherell Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares advanced to a record for a third day, led... more

Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sky TV sees annual profit gain of up to 8.6% in 2015, flags new ondemand serviceBy Paul McBethOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, sees... more

Heartland NZ chief risk officer resigns

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Mark Mountcastle resigns as chief risk officer with Heartland New ZealandBy Suze MetherellOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand, the bank which formed after the merger of... more

DNZ revalues portfolio by $10.7 million

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk DNZ revalues portfolio by $10.7 millionBy Suze MetherellOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - DNZ Property Fund, the listed property investor, boosted its portfolio value by $10.7 million in the first... more

DNZ revalues portfolio up by $10.7 million

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk DNZ revalues portfolio up by $10.7 millionBy Suze MetherellOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - DNZ Property Fund, the listed property investor, boosted its portfolio value by $10.7 million in the... more

Sealegs turns first-half profit

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sealegs turns first-half profit as local market drives sales, Brazil opens new doorsBy Paul McBethOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sealegs Corp, which makes amphibious boats, turned a first-half... more

Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last year, is chasing annual growth of between 30 and 50 percent from its Master Terminal... more

NZ trade deficit widens in Sept amid lower log, dairy prices

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ trade deficit widens in Sept as lower log, dairy prices weigh on exportsBy Suze MetherellOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's monthly trade deficit widened more than expected in... more

NZ dollar drops to week-low as lower inflation seen weighing

24 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops to week-low as lower inflation seen weighing on interest ratesBy Tina MorrisonOct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar declined to a week-low after data yesterday... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 climbs to new record, led by RBD

23 Oct 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 climbs to new record, Restaurant Brands gains on guidance Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close, led by Restaurant Brands New Zealand after the country's... more

NZ dollar falls as benign inflation weighs on kiwi

23 Oct 2014 Business News
By Jonathan Underhill Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after figures showed inflation in the third quarter was slower than the Reserve Bank had forecast, giving it less reason to resume... more

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News

Terror in Canada: There were gunmen on roof says Kiwi

24 Oct 2014 News
Ottawa resident says shock turning to anger and hard questions being asked about how gunman got so far. A New Zealander in Ottawa was... more

NZ Government Urged to Do More to Fight Ebola

24 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Save the Children Urges the NZ Government to Do More to Fight Ebola As Ebola continues to tear through West... more

Business

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a... more

Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last... more

Living

My Kitchen Rules contestants: Hear us raw

24 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Fresh from two consecutive MKR People's Choice Challenge wins, Neena and Belinda favour wholesome and earthy flavours and aim to... more

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

24 Oct 2014 Lifestyle
  New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record... more

Property

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

Kiwi to play against All Blacks in November Test Series

24 Oct 2014 Rugby
Scotland coach Vern Cotter clears out old guard and makes Grant Gilchrist captain for November Test series No place for Barclay,... more

ActivePost junior cricketers have a go with BLACKCAPS heroes

24 Oct 2014 Cricket
  Hamilton’s youngest cricketers will take their talent to the pitch this long weekend for the ANZ One Day International... more

Columns

At last! Hope for St James Theatre

24 Oct 2014 Opinion By Brian Rudman
After all the delays and stonewalling, the St James finally looks to have a future, even if it’s not clear what it will be Let's... more

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Kiwi Success

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Recruitment

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more