Business

MARKET CLOSE NZ shares up, Genesis debut sparks energy rally

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE NZ shares rise as Genesis debut sparks energy rally; Meridian, MRP, Contact gainBy Suze MetherellApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stock rose after shares in the... more

Supreme Court decision protects ‘outstanding landscapes'

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Landmark Supreme Court decision protects ‘outstanding landscapes’By Pattrick SmellieApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Supreme Court has upheld resource consents for three salmon farms to be... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.8% weekly fall before RBNZ rate review

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.8% weekly fall as RBNZ rate review loomsBy Paul McBethApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.8 percent fall in a shortened week ahead of... more

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costsApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand says claims against it as part of a class action... more

AMP Capital selling kiwi dollar in expectation of decline

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk AMP Capital selling kiwi dollar in expectation of declineBy Paul McBethApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - AMP Capital New Zealand, which manages more than $18 billion of assets, anticipates the... more

BNZ’s new CEO Healy expects benefit from expanding economy

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BNZ’s new CEO Healy expects benefit from expanding economy, targeted investmentBy Tina MorrisonApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - Bank of New Zealand’s incoming chief executive Anthony Healy... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higherBy Suze MetherellApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared 18 percent at... more

‘Chipper’ kiwis push up consumer confidence in April

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ‘Chipper’ kiwis push up consumer confidence in April April 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in April as kiwis became more confidence about their own financial... more

Genesis shares stag 17% at listing, first trade at $1.81

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Genesis shares stag 17% at listing, first trade at $1.81April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy debuted on the NZX this afternoon, rising 26 cents, or... more

Dick Smith slows NZ sales decline in Q3

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dick Smith slows NZ sales decline after shifting some functions to Australia, outsourcingApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – Dick Smith Holdings, the electronics retailer that went public last... more

Labour to double depreciation rate in targeted industries

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Labour to double depreciation rate in targeted industriesBy Pattrick SmellieApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – The major new element in the Labour Party’s manufacturing policy, announced today,... more

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing ThorburnApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the head of its... more

Depreciation, buy Kiwi-made in Labour manufacturing policy

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Accelerated depreciation, buy Kiwi-made core of Labour manufacturing policyBy Pattrick SmellieApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party has unveiled its pitch to the manufacturing... more

NZ dollar drops to 5-wk low vs. pound after upbeat UK jobs

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops to five-week low vs. sterling after upbeat UK employment reportBy Tina MorrisonApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dropped to a five-week low against the... more

KiwiSaver tax rates need fixing, world’s ‘most punitive’

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk KiwiSaver tax rates need fixing, world’s ‘most punitive’, says savings lobbyApril 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s tax system heavily penalises KiwiSaver while offering massive tax... more

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News

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

16 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent, Pacific Edge lead gain April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks... more

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis Energy float

16 Apr 2014 Business News
April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead... more

Living

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

NZ's Shapeshifter - still giants of drum and bass, with sell-out London show

14 Apr 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand band Shapeshifter have demonstrated that they are truly giants of the drum and bass scene, with a stellar performance in... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

16 Apr 2014 Rugby
The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best... more

Test candidates catch Kearney's eye

16 Apr 2014 Rugby League
With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Gordon Campbell on royalty and its tourism spin-offs

15 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Kiwi dog gear firm takes on the world

25 Mar 2014 People
Maniototo in Central Otago seems an unlikely place to set up an online business, but for dog lover Rose Voice, the isolation has... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more