Business

China lifts ban on Fonterra whey powders

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk China lifts ban on Fonterra whey powders introduced after botulism scareBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Chinese authorities have lifted a temporary ban on the importation of... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.5% gain in October

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.5% gain in October as traders ponder greenback strengthBy Paul McBethOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.5 percent monthly gain as... more

Xero 3Q cash burn slows as customer receipts rise 19%

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero 3Q cash burn slows as customer receipts rise 19%By Suze MetherellOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting firm, slowed its quarterly cash burn in the September... more

Heartland affirms FY guidance

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Heartland affirms FY guidance, sees consumer lending growth of up to 10%By Paul McBethOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand, the bank formed through the merger of Canterbury and... more

Air NZ, PT Garuda Indonesia win Australian cartel case

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Air NZ, PT Garuda Indonesia win Australian cartel caseBy Paul McBethOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand and PT Garuda Indonesia have won their bid to dismiss action against them in... more

Ebos 1Q trading up 10%, new CEO Davies says

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ebos 1Q trading up 10%, new CEO Davies saysBy Paul McBethOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Ebos Group, the healthcare and animal care products company, is tracking ahead of last year in the first... more

Westland Milk proposes new investment share for farmers

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Westland Milk Products proposes new investment share for its farmer shareholdersBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Westland Milk Products, New Zealand’s second biggest dairy... more

Ebos buys Australian BlackHawk pet food business for $57.8M

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ebos buys Australian BlackHawk pet food business for $57.8 mlnBy Paul McBethOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Ebos Group, the healthcare and animal care products company, has bought Australia's... more

NZ new building permits drop in Sept on election uncertainty

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ building consents drop at fastest pace in more than 2 years in SeptemberBy Tina MorrisonOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents fell at the fastest monthly pace in more... more

DNZ Property refinances $400 mln banking facility

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk DNZ Property refinances $400 mln banking facility, extends maturityBy Suze MetherellOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - DNZ Property Fund, the listed property investor, has refinanced its $400... more

OceanaGold Q3 profit falls on lower gold price; shares drop

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk OceanaGold Q3 profit falls on lower gold price; shares dropBy Suze MetherellOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Oceana Gold, which operates the Macraes goldfield in Otago, reported a 61 percent drop... more

ANZ New Zealand boosts FY profit 17% on home loan growth

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ANZ New Zealand boosts FY profit 17% on home loan growthBy Paul McBethOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - ANZ New Zealand boosted annual earnings 17 percent as the local unit of Australia & New... more

Intueri charged over student death at NZ diving school

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Intueri charged over student death at NZ diving schoolBy Paul McBethOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, New Zealand's largest private training institution, has been charged... more

AWF first-half profit jumps 54% on Madison acquisition

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk AWF first-half profit jumps 54% on Madison acquisition, lifts dividendBy Paul McBethOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - AWF Group, the contract labour firm, boosted first-half profit 54 percent as... more

NZ dollar gains as investors pare back bets on greenback

31 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as investors shy away placing more bets for the US dollar to gainBy Tina MorrisonOct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced as investors shied away from... more

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News

First steps taken towards flag referendum

29 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister Hon Bill EnglishDeputy Prime Minister 29 October 2014 Cabinet has agreed on the... more

NZ to join global crackdown on tax evasion

29 Oct 2014 News
Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced New Zealand’s timetable for participation in a global automatic exchange of... more

Business

NZ dollar holds gains as traders await central bank meetings

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains in the local trading session as traders remain cautious... more

Orion Health seeks up to $150mln, eschews forecasts

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, which develops software systems for patient health management, wants... more

Living

Duo wins MKR NZ by just one point

29 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Neena and Belinda have won the first season of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand. The "Modern Day Hippies" beat Aaron and Heather in... more

MKRNZ - The WeedEaters are cleaning up

28 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Modern Day Hippies Neena and Belinda breezed through the semi finals last night on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand and no one could be... more

Property

Goodman Property sells three Christchurch sites for $18.9M

28 Oct 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, the biggest listed property investor by market value, sold two... more

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

NZ Rugby League: Matagi to debut against Samoa

29 Oct 2014 Rugby League
Vodafone Warriors prop Suaia Matagi is poised to play his first test for the NZ Kiwis against his old team-mates, Toa Samoa, at... more

Cancer Society named official charity for Cricket World Cup

28 Oct 2014 Cricket
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Cancer Society named official charity in New Zealand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 The Cancer Society has... more

Columns

The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political

28 Oct 2014 Opinion
Article - Adam Parsons The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political by Adam Parsons22 October 2014more

Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes

28 Oct 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes by Gordon Campbell If the Trans Pa... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to France appointed

28 Oct 2014 Appointments
Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next... more

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Recruitment

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more