Business

Abano forecasts 40% jump in first-half profit as sales grow

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Abano forecasts 40% jump in first-half profit as sales growNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Abano Healthcare, the listed healthcare investor, said first-half profit may rise 40 percent even in... more

Industry expert takes the helm at VMob UK/Europe

25 Nov 2014 Business News
VMob Group Limited Industry expert takes the helm at VMob UK/EuropeGlobal expansion continues for internationally-awarded New Zealand mobile marketing company VMob (NZAX: VML) as they today announced the... more

Cavalier chair James defends management, board at AGM

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Cavalier chair James defends management, board to shareholdersBy Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Cavalier Corp chairman Alan James has defended his two-decade tenure as head of the... more

Acurity takeover bid extended as ComCom decision pushed out

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Acurity takeover bid extended as ComCom decision pushed outBy Paul McBethNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Connor Healthcare's takeover bid for private hospital operator Acurity Health Group has... more

Chorus expects lower UFB build costs from new contracts

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus expects lower UFB build costs this year after signing new contractsBy Paul McBethNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the regulated telecommunications network operator, expects cheaper... more

ERoad 1H loss in line with forecast, sees upside in Oregon

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ERoad 1H loss in line with forecast, Oregon market may be bigger than first thoughtBy Suze MetherellNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - ERoad, the logistics and fleet management company, is on track... more

Chorus expects lower UFB build costs with new contracts

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus expects lower UFB build costs after signing new contractsBy Paul McBethNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the regulated telecommunications network operator, expects the roll-out of... more

RESEND: NZ dollar falls vs. euro after confidence survey

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: NZ dollar falls vs. euro after confidence survey, ECB moves weighed(Removes garble from third paragraph)Nov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar declined against the euro... more

Heartland Bank profit rises 13% in Sept. quarter

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Heartland Bank profit rises 13% in Sept. quarterNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland Bank, the banking subsidiary of NZX-listed Heartland New Zealand, reported a 13 percent increase in... more

Abano agrees to sell orthotics business, taking 'small loss'

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Abano agrees to sell orthotics business, taking 'small loss' against 2015 resultsNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Abano Healthcare Group. the medical investor, agreed to sell its orthotics... more

NZ dollar falls vs. euro after confidence survey

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls vs. euro after confidence survey, ECB moves weighedNov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar declined against the euro after a German business confidence survey... more

NZ govt film incentive to boost activity, NZFC's Gibson says

25 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ govt film incentive to boost activity, NZFC's Gibson saysBy Suze MetherellNov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's film industry is gearing up for a bumper year as the government's... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, Genesis, MRP decline

24 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, Genesis, MRP declineBy Suze MetherellNov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand share fell, paced by Meridian Energy, Contact Energy and MightyRiverPower... more

NZ dollar little changed as traders mull ECB's pledge

24 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed as traders mull ECB's pledgeBy Paul McBethNov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed in quiet trading with Japanese markets closed and as... more

Key concedes new budget forecasts could be a 'small' deficit

24 Nov 2014 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key has intimated for the first time that the Treasury's half-year fiscal and economic update on Dec. 16 could change the forecast of a budget surplus to a small... more

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News

Indigenous Experts arrive in Auckland

24 Nov 2014 News
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM), New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence, is this week (25th – 28th November) holding... more

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

24 Nov 2014 Politics
New Zealand Labour PartyLabour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and... 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... 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

Valerie Adams named World Athlete of the Year

23 Nov 2014 Sport
New Zealand shot put star Valerie Adams has been named the World Athlete of the Year in Monaco this morning. Adams is the first Kiwi... 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

New Ambassador to the Philippines announced

18 Nov 2014 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Strachan as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the... more

New High Commissioner to Malaysia

18 Nov 2014 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat John Subritzky as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Malaysia, to... 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