Business

NZ economic growth slows to sustainable pace, NZIER says

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ economic growth slows to sustainable pace as one off-boosts fade: NZIERBy Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Slowing global growth and the overvalued Auckland housing market are... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall amid MSCI changes

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Spark falls; Meridian, MRP heavily traded on MSCI changes By Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Spark New Zealand... more

UPDATE: Carbon farmer sues MRP over $34.7 mln in ETS credits

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Carbon farmer sues MRP over $34.7 million in ETS credits(Adds share price in 7th graph, extra detail in 8th graph)By Fiona RotherhamNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Carbon... more

RESEND: NZ dollar falls after inflation expectations subside

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: NZ dollar falls after local inflation expectations subside, US GDP looms(Includes TWI in 2nd graph)By Paul McBethNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after local... more

Super Fund's Orr sees rising tide of responsible investing

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Super Fund's Orr says responsible investing now a groundswell globallyBy Fiona RotherhamNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - NZ Superannuation Fund chief executive Adrian Orr said long-term and... more

NZ dollar falls after inflation expectations subside

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls after inflation expectations subside, US GDP loomsBy Paul McBethNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after local firms dialled down their inflation... more

Big US managed services win for Tait Communcations

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Big US managed services win for Tait CommunicationsBy Pattrick SmellieNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Christchurch-based Tait Communications has won a major contract to manage the critical... more

CORRECT: Methven lifts 1H profit 3.4% on cost-cuts

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Methven lifts 1H profit 3.4% on cost-cuts, lower tax bill(Corrects chief executive's name to David from Daniel in fourth paragraph)By Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) -... more

NZ inflation expectations slide as growth prospects slow

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ inflation expectations slide as growth prospects slow, RBNZ surveyBy Paul McBethNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses have trimmed their expectations for consumer inflation... more

Methven lifts 1H profit 3.4% on cost-cuts, lower tax bill

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Methven lifts 1H profit 3.4% on cost-cuts, lower tax billBy Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Methven, the NZX-listed tap and shower manufacturer and exporter, lifted first-half... more

Pumpkin Patch may breach convenants if Xmas sales struggle

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch may breach banking covenants if Christmas sales underperformBy Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch chair Peter Schuyt says trading conditions remain... more

Green Cross Health first-half profit falls 2% as costs rise

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Green Cross Health first-half profit falls 2% as costs riseNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Green Cross Health, formerly known as PharmacyBrands, posted a 2 percent decline in first-half profit... more

UPDATE: ERoad 1H loss in line with forecast

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: ERoad 1H loss in line with forecast, Oregon market may be bigger than first thought(Updated with chief executive comment throughout)By Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - ERoad... more

CORRECT: Carbon farmer sues MRP over $34.7M in ETS row

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Carbon farmer sues MRP over $34.7 million in ETS credits row(corrects byline)By Fiona RotherhamNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Carbon Farming, the country’s largest supplier... more

Carbon farmer sues MRP over $34.7 million in ETS credits row

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Carbon farmer sues MRP over $34.7 million in ETS credits rowBy Pattrick SmellieNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Carbon Farming, the country’s largest supplier of post-1989 bulk carbon... more

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News

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 Politics
Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a ... more

PM welcomes Inspector-General’s report

25 Nov 2014 News
Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report of Cheryl Gwyn, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, into issues ... more

Business

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market, renew sales into China By Fiona Rotherham Nov. 18 ... more

Living

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more

Property

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Travel to NZ made easier for Indian business visitors

7 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse say Indian nationals travelling to New Zealand... more

Sport

Lydia Ko gets record LPGA haul - and a US$1.5m payday!

24 Nov 2014 Golf
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the... more

Young Netball Central Zone Shooters to Learn from the Best

24 Nov 2014 Netball
The most promising young shooters from across the Netball Central Zone are being given the opportunity to learn from the very best... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Rick Ellis as Te Papa’s new CEO

24 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism... more

Gordon Campbell on the SAS role against Islamic State, and Podemos

20 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Could this news report serve to explain – in a nutshell – why Prime Minister John Key has not ruled out the SAS... more

Kiwi Success

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Industry expert takes the helm at VMob UK/Europe

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
VMob Group Limited Global expansion continues for internationally-awarded New Zealand mobile marketing company VMob (NZAX: VML) as... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more