Business

Cavalier's annual profit falls 13%

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Cavalier's annual profit falls 13 percent, signals "modest increase" in 2015 earningsBy Suze MetherellAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Cavalier Corp, the listed carpet maker, posted a 13 percent... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Sky TV gains on earnings

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Sky TV gains on earnings, Tower leads on capital gainBy Suze MetherellAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose for the fourth consecutive day as... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly drop before Jackson Hole

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly drop ahead of Jackson Hole symposiumBy Paul McBethAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline as investors... more

UPDATE: Tower's minimum solvency reduced as claims progress

22 Aug 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Tower's minimum solvency reduced as Canterbury claims progress Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Tower's minimum solvency margin has been reduced by $30 million as the Reserve Bank relaxes the amount the insurer needs... more

Seeka more than doubles 1H profit on Opac sale gains

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Seeka more than doubles 1H profit on Opac sale gains; kiwifruit industry still challengingBy Suze MetherellAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the fruit grower and... more

UPDATE: Sky TV annual profit rises 21%, beating estimates

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Sky TV annual profit rises 21%, beating analyst estimates(Adds plans for new VOD enabled boxes starting in third graph, CEO comment in fourth graph, updates shares)By Tina... more

Broadband customers reap benefits ahead of price cut: Spark

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Broadband customers reap benefits ahead of regulated copper prices, Spark saysBy Paul McBethAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand broadband users are already reaping the benefits of... more

Xero reaches 147,000 Australian customers

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero reaches 147,000 Australian customers, will offer free trial through TelstraBy Suze MetherellAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software, says it has more than... more

Sky TV annual profit rises 21%, beating analyst estimates

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sky TV annual profit rises 21%, beating analyst estimatesBy Tina MorrisonAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, New Zealand's dominant pay-TV company, posted a better than... more

Vector profit down on price cuts, reduced energy consumption

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vector profit down on price cuts, reduced energy consumptionBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland electricity and gas network operator Vector saw net profit after tax fall... more

Spark annual profit almost doubles on AAPT sale

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Spark annual profit almost doubles on AAPT sale, grows mobile revenueBy Paul McBethAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand, the rebranded Telecom Corp, almost doubled annual profit on... more

NZ dollar pops above 84 US cents as focus turns to Yellen

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar pops above 84 US cents as focus turns to Yellen's speech at Jackson HoleBy Tina MorrisonAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained overnight, popping back above the... more

NZ Refining posts 1H loss in face of shrinking margins

21 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Refining posts first-half loss in face of shrinking margins, strong kiwiBy Paul McBethAug. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Refining Co, the Marsden Point oil refinery controlled by its... more

UPDATED: Small NZ forest owners targeted

21 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Australian, Chinese-backed company targets small NZ forest owners(Updates with added comment)By Paul McBethAug. 21 (BusinessDesk) - United Forestry Group, backed by Australian... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on results; Port of Tauranga up

21 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on earnings; Port of Tauranga, Fletcher Building advanceBy Suze MetherellAug. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose for a third day as reporting season... more

< | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | >

News

Teachers support $359m initiative

22 Aug 2014 News
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today welcomed an agreement with the union representing around 18,000 secondary school teachers... more

New military pilot training aircraft arrive in NZ

22 Aug 2014 News
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the arrival of the first two new Air Force T-6C pilot training aircraft is an important... more

Business

UPDATE: Tower's minimum solvency reduced as claims progress

22 Aug 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Tower's minimum solvency reduced as Canterbury claims progress Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Tower's minimum solvency margin has been ... more

Airways sees 27% gain in 2015 profit, misses 2014 target

20 Aug 2014 Business News
By Tina Morrison Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Airways Corp. of New Zealand expects to boost profit 27 percent this year, after missing... more

Living

INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album Charts

22 Aug 2014 Entertainment
Mediaworks MEDIA RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 22 August, 2014 INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album ... more

The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop

22 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop for Cure Kids Red Nose Day Appeal It’s been 10 years since The... 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

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

Air NZ Dreamliner to be put on show

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
An Air New Zealand Dreamliner is to be put on show at a famous air show next week. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be exhibited to... more

Sport

Draw has put All Blacks on edge - McCaw

22 Aug 2014 Rugby
Richie McCaw has compared the build-up to tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup test to the one which came following the All Blacks' thrashing at... more

Haier Pulse Secures Silver Fern Jodi Brown

22 Aug 2014 Netball
The Haier Pulse has added Silver Fern Jodi Brown to the roster for the 2015 ANZ Championship, following her return from an extended ... more

Columns

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

19 Aug 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in... more

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

19 Aug 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy by Gordon Campbell When future historians seek to identify... 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