Business

NZ next cab off the rank to close Gulf states FTA, Key says

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ next cab off the rank to close Gulf states FTA, PM Key saysBy Paul McBethMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand should be the next cab off the rank in securing a long-awaited free-trade... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, paced by Contact, Meridian

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, paced by Contact, Meridian, MRPBy Suze MetherellMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Contact Energy, Meridian Energy and MightyRiverPower... more

NZ dollar falls ahead of busy week for jobs data, dairy, RBA

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls ahead of busy week for labour data, dairy, RBABy Jonathan UnderhillMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell at the start of what may be a bumpy week for currency... more

F&P Appliances considers selling finance unit

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk F&P Appliances considers selling finance unit as potential buyers emergeBy Suze MetherellMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Fisher & Paykel Appliance Holdings, the Auckland-based manufacturer... more

Warehouse may offer $125M of 5-year fixed-rate bonds

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Warehouse may offer $125M of 5-year fixed-rate bondsBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group, New Zealand's largest listed retailer, may sell as much as $125 million of... more

Dairy leads biggest NZ commodity price fall since 2008

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Biggest NZ commodity price fall since 2008 in April, led by dairyBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand commodity prices had their biggest decline since the height of the... more

Western Pacific liquidators expect to wrap up in 2016

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Western Pacific Insurance liquidators expect to wrap up 5-year task in 2016By Jonathan UnderhillMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - The liquidators of Western Pacific Insurance, which failed in the... more

Gapes' Victoria Street West may have $1.4M available

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tony Gapes' Victoria Street West, in liquidation, may have $1.4M available By Suze MetherellMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Liquidators of property developer Tony Gapes's investment vehicle... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline amid dairy weakness

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline amid dairy weakness, greenback strengthBy Tina MorrisonMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may decline this week amid weaker prices for... more

SeaDragon chairman Wilson, CEO Keeley to leave

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SeaDragon chairman Wilson, CEO Keeley to leave fish oil processorBy Jonathan UnderhillMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, said chairman... more

RESEND: China's Shanghai Zendai to quit Gulf Harbour

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: China's Shanghai Zendai to quit Gulf Harbour(Fixes Whangaparoa typo in lede)By Paul McBethMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - China's Shanghai Zendai Property plans to quit its stake in a... more

NZX adds iFarm to its AgriHQ business

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX adds iFarm to its AgriHQ businessBy Suze MetherellMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - NZX has bought iFarm, the livestock market information business, for an undisclosed sum from owners Jon... more

China's Shanghai Zendai to quit Gulf Harbour

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk China's Shanghai Zendai to quit Gulf HarbourBy Paul McBethMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - China's Shanghai Zendai Property plans to quit its stake in a property developer building high-end... more

Westpac NZ lifts 1H profit 2% as impairment charges rise

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Westpac NZ lifts 1H profit 2% as impairment charges eat into earningsBy Paul McBethMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Westpac Banking Corp's New Zealand unit lifted first-half profit 2 percent as... more

PFI announces 1Q dividend, resumes reinvestment scheme

4 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk PFI announces 1Q dividend, resumes reinvestment scheme for investorsBy Suze MetherellMay 4 (BusinessDesk) - Property For Industry, New Zealand's only listed company specialising in... more

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News

New Zealand Prime Minister welcomes Royal baby

3 May 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key has congratulated Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their second... more

Waikato-Tainui Commemorates 20 Years of Raupatu Settlement

30 Apr 2015 News
  2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Waikato-Tainui settling its Treaty of Waitangi Raupatu claim and the iwi is encouraging... more

Business

Dotcom et al get three-month reprieve on extradition hearing

1 May 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
May 1 (BusinessDesk) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his fellow Megaupload co-accused have won a three-month reprieve on... more

Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted

1 May 2015 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
  Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted, says English May 1 (BusinessDesk) - The government is not... more

Living

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

Property

NZ building consents rise in March, snapping declines

30 Apr 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents rose in March, snapping three months of declines, with increased intentions... more

More foundation options for Canterbury homeowners

29 Apr 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the update to the technical guidance,Repairing and rebuilding houses... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Netball: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel defeat Mojo Pulse

3 May 2015 Netball
ANZ Championship Netball Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel (50) defeated Mojo Pulse (49) A youthful Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel... more

ANZ Championship: Official Result & Statistics

2 May 2015 Netball
Official Result: Mission Queensland Firebirds (56) defeated West Coast Fever (48) The Mission Queensland Firebirds have inflicted... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Gordon Campbell on Indonesia’s latest round of executions

29 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
To no-one’s real surprise, Indonesia has carried out its second wave of executions this year. Given the varied nationalities... more

Kiwi Success

Simon Allen appointed chair of New Zealand Refining

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Simon Allen has been elected chairman of New Zealand Refining Co, which operates the Marsden Point... more

Former Transpower head Patrick Strange joins NZX board

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Suze Metherell
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Former Transpower chief executive Patrick Strange has joined the board of the stock market operator,... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more