Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Spark, MRP, Meridian drop

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Spark, MRP, Meridian drop By Suze MetherellApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Meridian Energy as traders sold the stock ahead of its... more

NZ dollar extends gains vs. Aussie after RBA minutes

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar extends gains vs. Aussie as RBA minutes back up Stevens' dovish view By Jonathan UnderhillApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its gains against its... more

Mitac folds Navman Technology NZ assets into Australian arm

21 Apr 2015 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
  Mitac folds Navman Technology NZ assets into Australian affiliate April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Global ICT industry leader Mitac Technology is winding up its Navman Technology NZ unit and transferring the... more

Unlisted seeks exemption from new financial market rules

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Unlisted seeks ministerial exemption from new financial market rulesBy Tina MorrisonApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - Unlisted, the share trading platform, is petitioning Commerce Minister Craig... more

Appeal Court: Bankrupts' KiwiSaver off limits for creditors

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Court of Appeal: Bankrupts' KiwiSaver off limits for creditorsBy Suze MetherellApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - A bankrupt's KiwiSaver account cannot be accessed by the Official Assignee,... more

Alex Swney pleads guilty to $2.5M fraud charge

21 Apr 2015 Business News
  Alex Swney pleads guilty to fraud charge over $2.5 mln of payments April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Alex Swney, former chief executive of the Auckland city centre business association Heart of the City, has... more

Trends Publishing calls foul over Callaghan repayment demand

21 Apr 2015 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
  Callaghan seeks repayment of Trends Publishing grant; chairman calls move 'unjust' April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Callaghan Innovation has terminated a grant awarded to Trends Publishing International after an... more

NZ petrol prices rise and fall faster these days, says NZIER

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ petrol prices rise and fall faster these days, says NZIERBy Pattrick SmellieApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - Rising global prices for crude oil and a 4 cents per litre increase in petrol... more

NZ dollar back over 99 cents Aussie as RBA talks up rate cut

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar back over 99 cents Aussie as RBA raises rate cut prospectBy Tina MorrisonApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against the Aussie after Reserve Bank of... more

Huhu signs up to first Chinese co-production for 3D movie

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ’s Huhu Studios signs up to Chinese co-production on 3D ‘Beast of Burden’ filmBy Paul McBeth in ShanghaiApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - Huhu Studios, the Auckland-based animation company, has... more

Ron Brierley quits Coats Group board, ending 25-year tenure

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ron Brierley quits Coats Group board, ending 25-year tenureBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - Sir Ron Brierley has resigned from the board of Coats Group, the company that... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall led by Xero; FSF rebounds

20 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall led by Xero; FSF rebounds from lowsBy Suze MetherellApril 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by Xero, in a broad-based, global sell off,... more

NZ dollar gains on expectation RBNZ will discount oil impact

20 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains on expectation central bank will look through oil impact on inflationBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained on expectation the... more

NZ broadcasters launch battle against global mode ISPs

20 Apr 2015 Business News By Suze Metherell
April 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand broadcasters have confirmed they've launched legal proceedings against internet service providers who give customers' access to "global mode", which allows customers access... more

AMP Capital bets on beat up commodities and rising dollar

20 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk AMP Capital bets on beat up commodities and rising dollarBy Suze MetherellApril 20 (BusinessDesk) - AMP Capital New Zealand, which manages more than $18 billion in assets, has remained... more

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News

Advancing New Zealand's bilateral and trade relationship with Poland

21 Apr 2015 News
A parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has been advancing the bilateral and trade relationship with... more

Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan

20 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan   The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors... more

Business

Alex Swney pleads guilty to $2.5M fraud charge

21 Apr 2015 Business News
  Alex Swney pleads guilty to fraud charge over $2.5 mln of payments April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Alex Swney, former chief... more

Trends Publishing calls foul over Callaghan repayment demand

21 Apr 2015 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
  Callaghan seeks repayment of Trends Publishing grant; chairman calls move 'unjust' April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Callaghan... more

Living

“Beast of Burden” Given Green Light by China Film Animation

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
NZPA Animated Feature “Beast of Burden” Given Green Light by China Film Animation, Huhu Studios & Qi Tai Cultural... more

ANZAC to be commemorated in UK - with massive waiata

13 Apr 2015 ANZAC
Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Britons will gather in London on 25 April 2015 to mark the Centenary of the ANZAC... more

Property

New process for red zone Crown offers

21 Apr 2015 Property
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to... more

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

14 Apr 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn't meeting... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... 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

World Masters Games Targets 13,000 International Competitors

21 Apr 2015 Sport
World Masters Games 2017 Targets 13,000 International Competitors as It Celebrates Two Years to Go It will be the largest athletics... more

Para-Swimming stars heading to World Championships

18 Apr 2015 Swimming
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is thrilled to announce their team for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow in July. ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

14 Apr 2015 Opinion
Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry

9 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry Good to have a reminder of why trade unions are still essential... more

Kiwi Success

Hawke’s Bay-Trained Therapist Makes It Big in UK

21 Apr 2015 Flying Kiwi*
Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) body and beauty therapy graduate Kate Kerr now runs her own advanced skin therapy clinic in... more

Finzsoft appoints Silverlake's Kwong to its board

21 Apr 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
  Finzsoft appoints Silverlake's Kwong to its board, cementing tie up April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Finzsoft Solutions, the... 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