Business

NZ dollar falls to 7-month low as Fed raises 2015 rate view

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls to 7-month low after Fed raises forecast for 2015 ratesBy Tina MorrisonSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped to a seven-month low after the Federal... more

Ex-OPI Finance auditor cuts $6.25 mln deal with receiver

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ex-OPI Finance auditor cuts $6.25 mln deal with receiverSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The auditor of failed lender OPI Pacific Finance has cut a $6.25 million deal with the firm's receiver... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as Spark drops ahead of Fed

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as Spark drops ahead of Fed meetingBy Suze MetherellSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Spark New Zealand, as offshore investors sold... more

NZ dollar pares gain in lead up to Fed review

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar pares gain in lead up to Fed review, annual current account deficit narrowsBy Paul McBethSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar pared gains as investors refrained from... more

Tait Communications buys Brazilian partner

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tait Communications buys Brazilian partnerSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Tait Communications, the Christchurch-based radio communications firm, has bought its long-time Brazilian partner SGM... more

Poll shows Nats extending lead, Labour/Greens fading

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Roy Morgan poll shows Nats extending lead, Labour/Greens fadingBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The last Roy Morgan opinion poll before the general election on Saturday shows... more

Duco Promotions taps Martin Snedden for new top job

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Duco Promotions taps Martin Snedden for new top jobBy Suze MetherellSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Duco Promotions has appointed former head of New Zealand's Rugby World Cup 2011 Martin... more

Nutricia needs 18 months to recover from botulism scare: CEO

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Danone Nutricia needs 18 months to recover from botulism scare, CEO Tap saysBy Fiona RotherhamSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Danone Nutricia chief executive Corine Tap said it would take the... more

Ryman expands board as veteran director Clements departs

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ryman expands board as veteran director Clements departsBy Paul McBethSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Ryman Healthcare, the country's biggest listed retirement village operator, is expanding... more

GCSB's 'Cortex' sought tie-up with ISP

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk GCSB's 'Cortex' sought tie-up with ISPBy Paul McBethSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The Government Communications Security Bureau may expand its 'Project Cortex' to sharing malware-disrupting... more

NZ balance of payments deficit hits cyclical low point

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ balance of payments deficit hits cyclical low pointBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The annual deficit in New Zealand’s dealings with the rest of the world fell, in line... more

RESEND: Restaurant Brands 2Q sales rise 5.8%

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: Restaurant Brands 2Q sales rise 5.8%, boosted by KFC promotions, Carl's Jr expansionBy Tina MorrisonSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest... more

Restaurant Brands 2Q sales rise, boosted by KFC, Carl's Jr

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Restaurant Brands 2Q sales rise 5.8%, boosted by KFC promotions, Carl's Jr expansionBy Tina MorrisonSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest fast-food... more

S&P affirms NZ Post rating, cuts hybrid notes to 'junk'

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk S&P affirms NZ Post credit rating, cuts hybrid notes to 'junk'By Suze MetherellSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Standard & Poor's affirmed New Zealand Post's issuer credit and related... more

CORRECT: Dairy product prices rise from two-year low

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Dairy product prices rise from two-year low(Fixes sweet whey powder sale in 6th, 7th graphs, clarifies GDT price in 2nd graph)By Margreet DietzSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy... more

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News

Celebrating women’s right to vote

16 Sep 2014 News
Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage with an event recognising... more

Eminem publishers sue New Zealand National Party

16 Sep 2014 Politics
Eight Mile Style Eminem Publishers Sue New Zealand National Party for Alleged Infringement of “Lose Yourself” ... more

Business

Greenwald posts article on NZ spying allegations

15 Sep 2014 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
Article - BusinessDesk   Greenwald posts article on spying allegations ahead of 'Moment of Truth' event By Fiona Rotherham Sept.... more

NZX questions Vista's 24% gain in past two weeks

15 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Vista Group International, the cinema software and data analytics company, has been issued a please... more

Living

Pop superstar Lady Gaga using Shuttlerock's kiwi software

15 Sep 2014 Environment By Fiona Rotherham
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. While... more

German, Kiwi films big winners at Uni Shorts 2014

15 Sep 2014 Entertainment
AUCKLAND: German filmmakers dominated the awards at the third annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival held over the... more

Property

Auckland house sales drop in August as winter, election weigh

3 Sep 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the... more

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

Migration

Reserve Bank says migration impact on housing 'muted' so far

11 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand's decade-high net migration inflow is having on... more

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

Travel

Longer Wellington runway worth 2-5 flights daily by 2060

11 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital... more

NZ guest nights rise in July

10 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
NZ guest nights rise in July on school holidays, record short term visitors   Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest... more

Sport

Last race puts ETNZ on top

15 Sep 2014 Sport
Emirates Team New Zealand Today’s pictures are here Emirates Team New Zealand has won Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing series today... more

All Blacks hold off great foes South Africa

14 Sep 2014 Rugby
In the end it was down to some belligerent and tireless defence from the All Blacks, and a couple of moments of sublime from Kieran... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: the Greenwald/Snowden revelations aftermath

16 Sep 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the aftermath of the Greenwald/Snowden revelations [See correction below. link] The credibility issues... more

Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations

15 Sep 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations All that hanging out with the All Blacks clearly... more

Kiwi Success

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

10 Sep 2014 People
The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards... more

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

Recruitment

Paramedics in NZ jump at opportunity of London career

11 Sep 2014 Recruitment
Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Paramedics hoping for a chance to work for the... more

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