Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on weak global sentiment

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on weak global sentiment; Xero, Spark, A2 drop, Warehouse risesBy Sophie BootFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares declined amid continued global... more

UPDATE: Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments for shares to bolster balance sheet(Adds comment from Massey University lecturer starting in fourth paragraph.)By Tina MorrisonFeb.... more

NZ dollar holds gains on lure of positive yields

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds gains as positive yields attract increasingly nervous investorsBy Paul McBethFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held on to most of its gains in the local... more

Dividends in focus for NZ earnings season

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dividends in focus for NZ earnings season as low interest rates underpin equity demandBy Jonathan UnderhillFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The reporting season that kicks off this week may show... more

LIC first-half profit drops 46% as farmers spend less

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Livestock Improvement first-half profit drops 46% as farmers spend lessBy Edwin MitsonFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Livestock Improvement Corp, the farmer-owned cooperative that focuses on... more

More PPP schools contracted by Ministry of Education

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk More PPP schools contracted by Ministry of EducationBy Edwin MitsonFeb. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for more schools to be built under the Ministry of Education's Public Private Partnership... more

FMA appeals breach of natural justice ruling over Vivier

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA appeals breach of natural justice ruling over Vivier deregistration By Sophie BootFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority has appealed a High Court ruling that it... more

'Health freedom' groups win bill feedback deadline extension

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk 'Health freedom' groups win extension for feedback on natural health product regulations By Jonathan UnderhillFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The government has extended the deadline for... more

Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments for shares

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments for shares to bolster balance sheetBy Tina MorrisonFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative,... more

Housing NZ directors get 63% pay hike

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Housing NZ directors get 63% pay hike after boardroom shuffleBy Paul McBethFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Low pay was among the reasons for a rapid turnover in Housing New Zealand's boardroom... more

ASB first-half profit rises 7% on lending, funds management

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ASB first-half profit rises 7% on lending, funds management, while loan impairments increaseBy Fiona RotherhamFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - ASB Bank reported a 7 percent rise in first-half... more

Gvt inks $22.1m deal with NZ Merino to boost wool returns

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Gvt inks $22.1m deal with NZ Merino to boost wool returnsBy Tina MorrisonFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The Ministry for Primary Industries signed a seven-year $22.1 million contract with wool... more

NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to record

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to a record, propelling it to 3rd largest marketBy Tina MorrisonFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand beef exports to Taiwan rose to a record in 2015,... more

NZ credit, debit card retail spending rises in January

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ credit, debit card retail spending rises in January on hospitality, durablesBy Jonathan UnderhillFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose in... more

Wynyard signs $2.8M 3-year deal with state policing agency

10 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wynyard signs $2.8 mln three-year deal with state policing agencyBy Paul McBethFeb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Wynyard Group, whose shareholders will vote next week on giving the board more... more

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News

Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon

5 Feb 2016 News
05 February 2016 Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon The new Museum of Waitangi, opened today by the... more

ETS Review modelling documents released

5 Feb 2016 Environment
5 February 2016 ETS Review modelling documents released Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage... more

Business

NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi, reduced China demand

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi dollar, reduced demand from China By Tina Morrison Feb. 5 ... more

NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security   Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Directors of... more

Living

Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live?

5 Feb 2016 Lifestyle
  4 February 2016What it is to be a Kiwi may depend of where you live – Auckland or elsewhere in New Zealand – with... more

2015: The Year of the Blockbuster

21 Jan 2016 Entertainment
Motion Pictures Distributors' Association   January 21, 2016 2015: The Year of the Blockbuster For the second year in a row the ... more

Property

Auckland house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January

4 Feb 2016 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland's house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January, Barfoot says Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland residential... more

Auckland house prices little changed in December

6 Jan 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland house prices little changed in December as sales volumes, listings drop Jan. 6 (BusinessDesk)... more

Migration

More than 27,000 new Kiwis in 2015

5 Feb 2016 Migration
  This Waitangi Day, New Zealand will roll out the welcome mat to 24 new citizens at Government House, and acknowledge over... more

NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November

21 Dec 2015 Migration
Article - Businesswire   NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November year for travel By Jonathan Underhill Dec. ... more

Travel

More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week

22 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 22 January 2016 More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week Customs ... more

Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln for Canberra flights

21 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln over 10 years for Canberra flights Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington City Council is... more

Sport

Global Racing Teams Attracted to Godzone’s Fifth Chapter

5 Feb 2016 Multisport
70 teams from 11 nations will come together in Kaiteriteri, Tasman this April for the fifth chapter of New Zealand’s premier ... more

Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad

22 Jan 2016 Cricket
Auckland Cricket Friday, 22 January 2016 Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad for Ford Trophy Qualifying Final The Mondiale Auckland... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s fantasy politics and Iran's election

22 Jan 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
We seem to be living in an era of virtual government, where governments promote only an illusion of policy kapow! rather than the... more

Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision

24 Dec 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision Inevitably – and with justification –... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of GCSB Acting Director

5 Feb 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher Finlayson5 February 2016 GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director... more

Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture

22 Jan 2016 Flying Kiwi*
Warren and Mahoney Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture Architectural graduate Antonia Lapwood has been awarded the... more

Recruitment

Addressing skills shortages in dairy farming

11 Dec 2015 Recruitment
    11 December 2015 Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Social... more

Alignment of NZ and Australian qualifications frameworks

4 Dec 2015 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 4 December 2015 Tertiary Education,... more