Business

NZ dollar at 11-month high vs. Aussie dollar

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar at 11-month high vs. Aussie dollarBy Paul McBethDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to an 11-month high against its trans-Tasman counterpart as investors weigh... more

Auckland convention centre cost jumps by a fifth

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland convention centre cost jumps by a fifthBy Paul McBethDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how... more

Tweaked Connor bid clears Acurity takeover

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tweaked Connor ownership soothes regulator's concerns in Acurity takeoverBy Paul McBethDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has signed off a takeover bid for Acurity Health... more

Flavell to push law review to drive Maori agribusiness

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Minister Flavell to push law review to drive Maori agribusinessBy Paul McBethDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell expects to table legislation in the... more

US start-up accelerator Y Combinator invests in GlassJar

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk US start-up accelerator Y Combinator invests in Canterbury software companyBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - US start-up accelerator Y Combinator is investing in kiwi software... more

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyantBy Paul McBethDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian studentsBy Suze MetherellDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's annual migration rose to a record for the fourth... more

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Total job advertising trending down from highs, Auckland still rising steadilyBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1... more

Steel & Tube mulls position on Lewis Holdings judgment

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Steel & Tube mulls position as interim judgment finds in favour of Lewis HoldingsBy Suze MetherellDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Steel & Tube Holdings is considering its legal position... more

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Britannia takes down TV ads, working with FMA over UK pension adsBy Suze MetherellDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements... more

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue roleBy Suze MetherellDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Stuart McLean will join the executive team at Trade Me Group, the online... more

ComCom pushes out final decision on Chorus copper pricing

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ComCom pushes out final decision on Chorus copper line pricingBy Paul McBethDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has pushed out the timeline for a final decision on what price... more

NZ dollar edges up as Swiss rates go negative

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar edges up after Swiss National Bank imposes negative ratesBy Paul McBethDec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up after the Swiss National Bank imposed negative... more

Finzsoft shareholder Rubik to consider takeover

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Finzsoft shareholder Rubik to consider Holliday, Silverlake takeoverBy Paul McBethDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Finzsoft Solutions shareholder Rubik Financial will consider a $3 per share... more

NZ dollar dips as GDP growth revised down, Fed eyes rates

18 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar dips as economic growth revised down, Fed eyes rate hikesBy Paul McBethDec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dipped after the country's pace of economic growth was... more

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News

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) is a... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rose on oil relief; Air NZ gains

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by OceanaGold Corp and Air New Zealand following a global... more

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in Arvida

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - All Black Dan Carter said he increased his shareholdings in the retirement village... more

Living

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa... more

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

18 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2014 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2010 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Dan Carter leaves All Black's to play for Paris club

18 Dec 2014 Rugby
Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when the All Blacks great moves to France after next... more

Double record bid for King Country shearer

18 Dec 2014 Sport
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more