Business

BAT NZ sucks up excise tax hike as annual earnings slip 3.9%

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BAT NZ sucks up excise tax hike as annual earnings slip 3.9%By Paul McBethJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - British American Tobacco Holdings (New Zealand), the nation's largest cigarette company,... more

Murray Radford resigns as chairman of Mowbray

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Murray Radford resigns as chairman of Mowbray as company renames as BethunesBy Suze MetherellJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - Murray Radford will retire as chairman of Mowbray Collectibles as the... more

RESEND: Alliance shareholders confident of forcing meeting

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: Alliance shareholders confident of forcing meeting on merger(Fixes names in third paragraph)By Fiona RotherhamJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - Disgruntled Alliance Group shareholders say... more

Alliance shareholders confident of forcing meeting on merger

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Alliance shareholders confident of forcing special meeting on merger benefitsBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - Disgruntled Alliance Group shareholders say they hope to have the... more

Beingmate joins Shenzhen selloff

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Beingmate joins Shenzhen selloff to trade 12% below price Fonterra paid for 18.8% stakeBy Suze MetherellJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co shares have halved in... more

Pumpkin Patch sees drop in 2016 earnings; shares tumble

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch sees drop in 2016 earnings, citing challenging markets; shares tumbleBy Tina MorrisonJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch, the ailing children's clothing retailer, expects... more

Auckland house sales reach 11-year high for June month

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland house sales reach 11-year high for June month as winter starts to biteBy Paul McBethJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - The number of Auckland house sales were at the highest in 11 years for... more

GE Finance NZ 2014 profit falls by 10%

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk GE Finance NZ 2014 profit falls by 10%By Jonathan UnderhillJuly 2 (BusinessDesk) - GE Finance and Insurance, part of General Electric's finance arm which is selling down most of its... more

NZX trading activity, value of turnover increase in June

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX trading activity, value of turnover increase in June By Suze MetherellJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - The volume and value of trading on New Zealand's stock exchange increased last month, led... more

MRP's Metrix cans Trustpower contract before it begins

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MRP's Metrix cans Trustpower contract before it beginsBy Paul McBethJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - MightyRiverPower's Metrix metering business has walked away from a deal with... more

NZ dollar rebounds from fresh five-year low on US jobs

3 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rebounds from fresh five-year low as greenback falls on US job dataBy Tina MorrisonJuly 3 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rebounded from a fresh five-year low overnight... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; F&P Healthcare at record

2 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; F&P Healthcare at record on weak kiwiBy Suze MetherellJuly 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose as a weak kiwi dollar boosted sentiment for... more

NZ dollar drops below 67 US cts as dairy declines

2 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops below 67 US cts as plunging milk price stokes rate cut callsBy Paul McBethJuly 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped below 67 US cents for the first time in... more

South Port says annual profit beats guidance on cargo flows

2 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk South Port says annual profit beats guidance on stronger cargo flowsBy Paul McBethJuly 2 (BusinessDesk) - South Port New Zealand said annual profit beat the top end of its guidance by... more

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been invested in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for it to fail at the... more

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News

Regeneration the focus of Christchurch governance

2 Jul 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes... more

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

2 Jul 2015 News
Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World... more

Business

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

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

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Wimbledon 2015: NZ Tennis players progress

2 Jul 2015 Sport
Kiwi Artem Sitak braves soaring temperatures and a lengthy battle to make it into the second round of doubles at Wimbledon.Kiwi Davis... more

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

2 Jul 2015 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) National Selectors have picked a 12-strong Silver Ferns team featuring a mix of youth and experience to... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

2 Jul 2015 Opinion
Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good... more

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Kiwi Success

New Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board appointments

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment New EPA board appointments Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... more

New Chair and Commissioners for Maori Language Commission

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Chair and Commissioners appointed to the Maori Language Commission The Maori Development Minister is pleased to announce that... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more