Business

UPDATE: Pacific Edge backtracks after European patent mix-up

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Pacific Edge backtracks after European patent mix-up(Updates with new company statements throughout, share price)By Paul McBethNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Pacific Edge, the... more

Pumpkin Patch stock sinks to record low on capital concerns

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch stock sinks to record low on concern ailing retailer may seek more capitalBy Suze MetherellNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch shares fell to a record low on concern the... more

MFAT chief John Allen leaving for private sector role

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MFAT chief John Allen is leaving to take up role in private sectorBy Tina MorrisonNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The chief executive of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade,... more

UPDATE: Orion shares climb 19% on NZX debut

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Orion shares climb 19% on NZX debut(Adds broker voice throughout, share price)By Suze MetherellNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Orion Health Group, the healthcare management... more

Dorchester more than doubles 1H earnings, lifts guidance

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dorchester more than doubles 1H earnings, raises annual profit guidanceBy Paul McBethNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Dorchester Pacific, the finance and insurance firm buying Turners Group, more... more

NZ secondary schools eye agribusiness subjects

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ secondary schools eye agribusiness subjects to bolster industryBy Tina MorrisonNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand secondary schools are trialling an agribusiness programme which aims... more

Orion Health shares climb 14% on NZX debut

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Orion Health shares climb 14% on NZX debutBy Suze MetherellNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Orion Health Group, the healthcare management software developer, rose 14 percent on its NZX... more

NZTE's annual report shows big company woes weigh on growth

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZTE's annual report shows big company woes weigh on growthBy Fiona RotherhamNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the government’s international business development... more

Pacific Edge eyes European market

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pacific Edge opens up European market with regional patent for CxbladderBy Paul McBethNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Pacific Edge, the non-invasive bladder cancer test developer, is considering... more

Westland Milk cuts 2015 milk payout forecast

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Westland Milk cuts 2015 milk payout forecast, citing oversupply, high kiwiBy Jonathan UnderhillNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Westland Milk Products, the Hokitika-based dairy cooperative, has... more

Genesis raises US$150M in first US private placement issue

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Genesis Energy raises US$150M in first US private placement issueBy Jonathan UnderhillNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Genesis Energy, New Zealand's largest electricity retailer, has raised... more

Energy Mad secures $284,000 in funding from Superlife

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Energy Mad secures $284,000 in funding from shareholder SuperlifeBy Paul McBethNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Energy Mad, the energy efficient lightbulb marketer, secured $284,000 in funding... more

NZ dollar rises vs. A$ after RBA's Lowe talks down currency

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises to 4-month high vs. A$ after RBA's Lowe talks down currencyBy Tina MorrisonNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched a four-month high against the its... more

Vector cleared to buy Meridian's Arc metering business

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vector cleared to buy Meridian's Arc metering businessBy Paul McBethNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Vector, the Auckland electricity and telecommunications lines company, has been cleared to by... more

NZ economic growth slows to sustainable pace, NZIER says

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ economic growth slows to sustainable pace as one off-boosts fade: NZIERBy Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Slowing global growth and the overvalued Auckland housing market are... more

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News

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 Politics
Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a ... more

PM welcomes Inspector-General’s report

25 Nov 2014 News
Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report of Cheryl Gwyn, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, into issues ... more

Business

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market, renew sales into China By Fiona Rotherham Nov. 18 ... more

Living

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more

Property

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Travel to NZ made easier for Indian business visitors

7 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse say Indian nationals travelling to New Zealand... more

Sport

Lydia Ko gets record LPGA haul - and a US$1.5m payday!

24 Nov 2014 Golf
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the... more

Young Netball Central Zone Shooters to Learn from the Best

24 Nov 2014 Netball
The most promising young shooters from across the Netball Central Zone are being given the opportunity to learn from the very best... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Rick Ellis as Te Papa’s new CEO

24 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism... more

Gordon Campbell on the SAS role against Islamic State, and Podemos

20 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Could this news report serve to explain – in a nutshell – why Prime Minister John Key has not ruled out the SAS... more

Kiwi Success

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Industry expert takes the helm at VMob UK/Europe

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
VMob Group Limited Global expansion continues for internationally-awarded New Zealand mobile marketing company VMob (NZAX: VML) as... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

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