Business

Promisia widens first-half loss as it chases US expansion

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Promisia widens first-half loss as it chases US expansionBy Suze MetherellAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Promisia Intergrative, the listed-therapeutic health supplements company, widened its... more

Kiwibank lifts FY profit 3%, eyes dividend in next 3 years

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwibank lifts FY profit 3%, eyes dividend in next three yearsBy Paul McBethAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwibank, the state-owned lender, lifted annual profit 3 percent as it widened net... more

NZ building consents rise 0.1% in July, led by Auckland

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ building consents rise 0.1% in July, as Canterbury consents slow and Auckland picks upBy Tina MorrisonAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents rose at a modest 0.1... more

Mercer posts FY loss on new staff hires, tough Aust market

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Mercer posts annual loss on new staff hires, tough Australian conditionsBy Suze MetherellAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Mercer Group, the stainless steel manufacturer, reported an annual loss... more

Bathurst writes off full value of Buller coal project

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bathurst writes off full value of Buller coal projectBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Bathurst Resources has written off the total value of the assets covered by its Buller... more

TVNZ lifts annual profit 25% on flat ad revenue, quits Igloo

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TVNZ lifts annual profit 25% on flat ad revenue, quits IglooBy Paul McBethAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent,... more

Delegat FY profit rises 3% as bigger volumes trump kiwi

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Delegat annual profit rises 3% as increases in volumes outweighs higher currencyBy Tina MorrisonAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Delegat Group, New Zealand's largest listed wine company,... more

Scales first-half profit falls on European apple price fall

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Scales first-half profit falls on lower European apple prices, listing costsBy Suze MetherellAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Scales Corp, the listed fruit and vegetables logistics company, said... more

NZ Post annual profit falls 12%

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Post annual profit falls 12% as Kiwibank, parcel growth offsets shrinking mailBy Paul McBethAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Post, the state-owned mail delivery service and trading... more

Pumpkin Patch takes $12 mln charge against stores, IT system

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch takes $12 mln charge after latest round of write downsBy Paul McBethAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch, which slashed its earnings forecast earlier this year, will take... more

NZ dollar slips as better US economic data buoys greenback

29 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slips as better US economic data buoys greenbackBy Tina MorrisonAug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar slipped as the US dollar edged up following better-than-expected... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares slip from record led by Spark

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares slip from record led by Spark; Air NZ extends gainBy Suze MetherellAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell from a record, led by Spark New Zealand, as... more

NZ dollar holds gains as Aust capex beats expectations

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds gains as Aust capex beats expectations, Fonterra buoys sentimentBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains today after Australian capital... more

Hellaby sinks into the red on footwear writedown

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Hellaby sinks into the red on footwear writedown, sweetens dividendBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, sank into the red in the... more

Plan to succeed and kick failure into touch

28 Aug 2014 Business News
The Mud Plan to succeed and kick failure into touch(Published at In a City Business - www.themud.co.nz)By Michelle Hill, Partner at BDO Rotorua27 August 2014Fai... more

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News

NZ provides further aid to Iraq

28 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ provides further aid to Iraq Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will provide ... more

Excellence and impact for top quality research

28 Aug 2014 News
University of Auckland Excellence and impact for top quality research *Interviews:This was a University of Auckland seminar, but the... more

Business

Christchurch property investor wins policy appeal in Supreme Court

27 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Christchurch property investor Ridgecrest wins IAG policy appeal in Supreme Court By Jonathan ... more

Time to rethink India's IT reputation, delegation says

26 Aug 2014 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
Article - BusinessDesk   Time to rethink India's IT reputation, says visiting delegation Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - India's... more

Living

Entries open The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

26 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand invites Hobbit fans to enter The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest for a chance to win a ... more

MTV VMAs 2014: Lorde wins Best Rock Video over actual rock bands

25 Aug 2014 Environment
Singer Lorde shows off her Moonman trophy for Best Rock Video for ‘Royals.’ Lorde, have mercy. The New Zealand pop star... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Jetstar loses ground in NZ as Qantas plunges to A$2.84B loss

28 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the discount unit of Australian airline Qantas Airways, lost ground in New Zealand, while claiming... more

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Sport

NZ Triathlon: Three Kiwi Aquathlon Golds in Edmonton

28 Aug 2014 Multisport
New Zealand has their Edmonton World Championship campaign underway with the perfect three from three gold medals in the elite... more

Dion Snell takes top prize at Auckland Rugby League Awards

28 Aug 2014 Sport
Howick Hornets second-rower Dion Snell has capped off a breakthrough year by being named 2014 Appliance Shed Fox Memorial Lion Red... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing

28 Aug 2014 Column By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing, and Bob Dylan in the basement (again) So in the... more

NZ’s UN Security Council bid hangs by a nuclear thread

27 Aug 2014 Opinion By Bob Rigg
On 16 June the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna circulated a request backed by 18 members of the Arab League... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more