Business

Anti-dumping consumer welfare test unfair to NZ businesses

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Anti-dumping consumer welfare test unfair to NZ businesses, lobby group saysBy Joshua RiddifordAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The government’s plans to introduce a consumer welfare test to... more

FMA's top risks crop up in 2015 enforcement activity

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA's top risks crop up in 2015 enforcement activityBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority's top seven strategic priorities were a common theme for the... more

Martin Aircraft posts full-year loss

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Martin Aircraft posts full-year loss; on track to sell world's first commercial jetpack next yearBy Fiona RotherhamAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Martin Aircraft has reported a annual loss of... more

S&P affirms NZ's credit rating despite slowing growth

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk S&P affirms NZ's credit rating despite slowing growthBy Suze MetherellAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's credit ratings were affirmed by Standard & Poor's, which expects the... more

KiwiRail's operatings earnings improve despite lower freight

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk KiwiRail's operatings earnings improve despite lower freightBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - KiwiRail had a much better 12 months to June 30 than a year earlier, improving its... more

Ron Brierley rides again, builds 7.2% stake in Smiths City

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ron Brierley rides again, builds 7.2% stake in Smiths CityBy Joshua RiddifordAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Veteran corporate investor Ron Brierley is sniffing out opportunities in... more

UPDATE: Kiwibank comes of age, pays first annual dividend

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Kiwibank comes of age, set to pay first annual dividend in 2015(Adds chief executive comment from media briefing)By Tina MorrisonAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwibank, the banking... more

Higher future power prices loom as generators cut gas, coal

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Higher future power prices loom as generators cut gas and coal plantsBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The future wholesale price of electricity is already rising, following... more

UPDATE: NZ Post flags competition, economic and GST headwind

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: NZ Post flags competition, economic and GST headwinds to flailing mail business(Recasts and updates with CEO comment throughout)By Suze MetherellAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

Veritas profit drops 23%, to pay smaller dividend

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Veritas profit drops 23%, to pay smaller dividend as Nosh, BBC acquisitions weighBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Veritas Investments, the food and beverage investor, posted a 23... more

Fliway pays special dividend as annual profit beats target

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fliway pays special dividend as annual profit beats prospectus forecastBy Fiona RotherhamAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway, the transport and logistics company that listed on the NZX in... more

Vector posts 2.8% gain in full-year earnings

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vector posts 2.8% gain in full-year earnings as smart meters lead growth, sees further gain in 2016By Jonathan UnderhillAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Vector, the Auckland gas and electricity... more

NZ Post boosts profit 34% on asset sales, Kiwibank

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Post boosts profit 34% on asset sales, KiwibankBy Suze MetherellAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Post Group lifted annual profit 34 percent, booking a one-off gain from the sale of... more

Vista boosts first-half profit 24%

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vista boosts first-half profit 24%, grabbing market share with expanded groupBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Vista Group International, the cinema software and analytics firm,... more

Kiwibank comes of age, set to pay first annual dividend

28 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwibank comes of age, set to pay first annual dividend in 2015By Tina MorrisonAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwibank, the banking unit of state-owned New Zealand Post, will pay its first... more

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News

10 year passports will be delivered early

24 Aug 2015 News
10 year passports will be delivered early Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the Government Administration Select ... more

One month left for councils to get digital enablement plans sorted

19 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 19 August 2015 Local authorities have four more weeks to submit a... more

Business

NZ dollar bounces from six-year low

25 Aug 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar bounces from six-year low after market volatility takes a breather By Paul McBeth Aug. 25 ... more

Economists gloomy about how far dairy prices will recover

24 Aug 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Economists gloomy about how far dairy prices will recover Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The outlook for dairy prices remains dire... more

Living

It’s Snoopy’s Birthday!

10 Aug 2015 Entertainment
20th Century Fox is celebrating Snoopy’s birthday ahead of the release of the first animated Peanuts movie SNOOPY AND CHARLIE... more

NZ's Sola Rosa Sound System heads to London - interview with Andrew Spraggon

6 Aug 2015 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
Sola Rosa Sound System comes to London on 20 August – NZNewsUK London Editor Charlotte Everett had a chat with frontman Andrew... more

Property

Auckland house price growth stalls in July: Barfoot

5 Aug 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland house price growth stalls in July as properties 'fully priced', Barfoot says Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house... more

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

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

Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific

25 Aug 2015 Travel & Tourism By Joshua Riddiford
Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific, targets Asian tourists Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand's has had its... more

Partnerships push New Zealand’s profile abroad

25 Aug 2015 NZ Tourism
25 August 2015 Campaigns promoting New Zealand as an outstanding visitor destination reached more than 1.2 billion people globally... more

Sport

Ahio's Bout to Be Broadcast to 40 Million People

19 Aug 2015 Sport
Kiwi heavyweight sensation, Hemi Ahio, is calm and focused ahead of his Australian television debut on Danny Green's undercard in... more

NWC2015: Silver Ferns fall just short in World Cup final

16 Aug 2015 Netball
 Australia claimed a third successive World Cup title when holding out a fast-finishing Silver Ferns 58-55 in the Netball World... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign

25 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between... more

Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre

19 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre   For the past few months, you, me, and Rupert Murdoch have been waiting for the... more

Kiwi Success

Former cricketer Simon Doull signs with NZME

19 Aug 2015 Appointments
Former cricketer and established broadcaster Simon Doull signs with NZME 19 August 2015 – New Zealand Media and Entertainment... more

New ECan commissioner appointed

6 Aug 2015 Appointments
Elizabeth Cunningham has been appointed as a commissioner at Environment Canterbury (ECan), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and... more

Recruitment

Eleven straight quarters of job growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continued job growth, with 7,000 more people employed over the last quarter and 69,000 more New ... more

NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% on weaker jobs growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment By Paul McBeth
NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% as jobs growth lags behind growing population Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's jobless rate... more