Business

Commerce Commission files charges against mobile trader

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Commerce Commission files charges against truck shop operatorBy Joshua RiddifordSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has filed charges against a mobile trader, or truck shop... more

Airways meets govt request for higher dividend payments

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Airways meets govt request for higher dividend paymentsBy Tina MorrisonSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Airways Corp of New Zealand, the state-owned enterprise in charge of the nation's air... more

Straker Translations raises $6mln with Kirk's cornerstone

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Straker Translations raises $6 million with cornerstone from David Kirk's Bailador Investments By Fiona RotherhamSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Online translations company Straker Translations... more

Kiwi dairy farmers face world's lowest payout

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi dairy farmers feeling the pinch are right - their payout is the world's lowestBy Fiona RotherhamSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand dairy farmers bracing for the lowest payout in a... more

Snakk founder Derek Handley to leave board, shares fall

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Snakk founder Derek Handley to leave board, shares fallBy Joshua RiddifordSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Snakk Media founder Derek Handley will step down as chairman of the mobile advertising... more

NZ house values accelerate at fastest annual pace in 8 years

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ house values accelerate at fastest annual pace in 8 years, pushed by Auckland surgeBy Suze MetherellSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property values rose at their... more

Rural Equities posts 27% decline in FY earnings

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Rural Equities posts 27% decline in annual earnings after milk prices slumpedBy Tina MorrisonSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Rural Equities, the farming group majority-owned by the Cushing... more

NZ terms of trade rise 1.3% in 2Q

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ terms of trade rise 1.3% in 2Q, as weaker kiwi helps bolster exportsSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's terms of trade unexpectedly rose in the second quarter as a slide of almost... more

Sanford quits Pacific tuna unit, lines up buyers for boats

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sanford quits Pacific tuna business, lines up buyers for vessels By Paul McBethSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Sanford, New Zealand's largest listed fishing group, will quit its underperforming... more

OceanaGold raises 2015 production estimate to reflect Waihi

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk OceanaGold raises 2015 production estimate to reflect Waihi acquisition By Tina MorrisonSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - OceanaGold Corp expects 2015 production to increase while costs fall... more

Sea Dragon bosses to take up to $300,000 in rights offer

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sea Dragon bosses to take up to $300,000 in rights offerBy Suze MetherellSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - SeaDragon's senior executives and chairman will subscribe for up to $300,000 of the fish... more

NZ dollar drops as investors sell high yielding currencies

1 Sep 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops as investors sell high yielding currencies on US rate outlookBy Tina MorrisonSept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as investors sell higher yielding... more

BNZ worried about 'near-recession' as Key talks economy up

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BNZ grows worried about 'near-recession' as Key talks economy up By Pattrick SmellieAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Bank of New Zealand is increasingly concerned the economy is grinding to... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as traders fear more volatility

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as investors fear more volatility; A2, Xero, Skycity declineBy Suze MetherellAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell as investors remained cautious... more

IRD seeks feedback on withholding tax for foreign buyers

31 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk (Removes the word 'resident' from first paragraph)CORRECT: Inland Revenue seeks feedback on withholding tax on foreign property buyersBy Paul McBethAug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Inland... 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 wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty

28 Aug 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices held steady at... more

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

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

All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 announced

30 Aug 2015 Rugby
30 August 2015 The All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been announced with the All Blacks selectors selecting a squad... more

Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close slalom

30 Aug 2015 Sport
Winter Games NZ Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close fought slalom at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 A world class... 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