Business

Burger King widens annual losses on rising costs

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Burger King widens annual losses on rising costs, increased competition By Suze MetherellJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - Blackstone Group's Burger King chain in New Zealand widened its loss in... more

CORRECT: NZX 1H activity shows boosted volume, lower value

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: NZX first-half activity shows boosted volume, falling value(Fixes number of listings in first graph, removes incorrect listing date of CRP and rights issues in third graph)By... more

CORRECT: SLI Systems says sales miss forecast on ARR basis

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: SLI Systems says FY sales miss forecast on ARR basis, to report smaller loss(Corrects to show revenue on ARR basis rose 29 percent in the second paragraph, updates shares)July 28... more

NZX first-half activity shows boosted volume, falling value

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX first-half activity shows boosted volume, falling valueBy Suze MetherellJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - The volume of cash trading on the NZX rose 22 percent in the first six months of the... more

Dorchester Pacific to bid $3/share for Turners Auctions

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dorchester Pacific to bid $3/share for Turners Auctions, wins support from chairmanBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - Dorchester Pacific plans to offer $3 a share in cash,... more

Major Acurity shareholders launch all-cash takeover bid

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Major Acurity shareholders launch all-cash takeover bidBy Paul McBethJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - The three biggest shareholders of Acurity Health Group have launched a cash takeover bid for... more

SLI Systems says FY sales miss forecast on ARR basis

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SLI Systems says FY sales miss forecast on ARR basis, to report smaller lossBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - SLI Systems, the search engine software developer, said full-year... more

NZ dollar little changed ahead of Fed meeting

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed ahead of Fed meeting, heavy US data flowBy Paul McBethJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed from the New York close as investors... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by Xero

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by XeroBy Tina MorrisonJuly 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by Xero after investors gained confidence about the cloud-based accounting... more

NZ dollar heads for 1.4% weekly drop post-Wheeler comments

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 1.4% weekly drop after RBNZ's Wheeler jawbones kiwiBy Paul McBethJul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.4 percent weekly fall against the... more

Carbon tax axe will boost Australian renewables: Trustpower

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Carbon tax axe will boost Australian renewables, says TrustpowerBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 25 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity generator Trustpower believes the repeal of Australia's carbon tax... more

Kiwibank exits Goodman Property's $600 mln lending syndicate

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwibank exits Goodman Property's $600 mln lending syndicateBy Suze MetherellJuly 25 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwibank has exited a five-year, $30 million lending relationship with Goodman... more

NZ businesses still upbeat, confidence on the wane

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ businesses still upbeat, confidence on the waneBy Paul McBethJuly 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand firms remained largely upbeat this month, though confidence is still coming off the... more

UPDATE: Scales shares edge lower on NZX debut

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Scales shares edge lower on NZX debut raising $30M of new capital to repay debt(Updates with price movements, company and investor comments) By Suze MetherellJuly 25... more

Scales shares edge up 0.6% on NZX debut

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Scales shares edge up 0.6% on NZX debutBy Suze MetherellJuly 25 (BusinessDesk) - Shares in Scales Corp increased 0.6 percent on their NZX debut in the fruit and vegetables logistics... more

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News

Q + A: Gerry Brownlee

27 Jul 2014 News
TVNZ Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee Rules Out Fastracking Auckland’s City Rail Loop Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee told... more

National mixes experience and new talent in 2014 list

27 Jul 2014 Politics
New Zealand National Party National mixes experience and new talent in 2014 list The National Party list for the 2014 election... more

Business

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more

NZ dollar slides to 6-week low on intervention talk

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar slides to 6-week low as RBNZ's Wheeler invokes intervention criteria By Paul McBeth July 24 ... more

Living

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Anti-mining campaign doco debuts at NZ Film Festival

22 Jul 2014 Entertainment
Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s... more

Sport

Football: Thanks for the win memories

27 Jul 2014 Football
But another EPL visit looks unlikely, writes Michael BurgessSam Allardyce is open to another trip Down Under but don't expect another... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: Silver Ferns win, Aus sneak past England

27 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
New Zealand were about a minute away today from the prospect of facing fierce rivals Australia one game earlier than they're... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more