Business

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

ASX-listed InvoCare unit cleared to buy Chch crematoriums

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Regulator clears ASX-listed InvoCare unit to buy Christchurch crematoriumBy Suze MetherellJuly 25 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has cleared the way for ASX-listed InvoCare's... more

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 issueBy Paul McBethJul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport has sold US$250 million of bonds in the final tranche of a... more

NZ dollar keeps falling, touches fresh six-week low

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar keeps falling, touches fresh six-week low By Tina MorrisonJul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was the weakest major currency overnight, touching a fresh six-week low... more

Chorus suspends dividend payments, tweaks banking covenants

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus suspends dividend payments, tweaks banking covenantsBy Paul McBethJul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has suspended dividend payments as... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise on Xero's NYSE listing plans

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise on Xero's NYSE listing plans, Telecom climbs to 2008 highsBy Suze MetherellJuly 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, paced by Xero after the... 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 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped to a six-week low after Reserve... more

Moa makes $500k placement, offers $5.25 mln in rights

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Moa completes $500k placement, seeks up to $5.25 mln in discounted rights issueBy Paul McBethJul. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Moa Group, the unprofitable boutique beer maker, raised $500,000 from... more

Canadian Lynx Platinum wins South Island platinum explorati

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Canadian Lynx Platinum wins South Island plantinum exploration tender By Suze MetherellJul. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Taranaki oil and gas explorer Tag Oil, of Canada, is expanding into the New... more

NZ Post give network services contract to Vodafone

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Post give network services contract to Vodafone, aiming to cut $19.2M annual spend By Jonathan UnderhillJul. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Post, the state-owned postal service, has... more

National signals short election campaign with Aug 23 launch

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk National signals short election campaign with Aug 23 launchJuly 24 (BusinessDesk) - The governing National Party will campaign for re-election for just four weeks before polling day, Sept... more

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News

Maori Language Bill Passes First Reading

24 Jul 2014 News
Maori Affairs Minister, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, says he is pleased that the Maori Language Bill passed its first reading this... more

Cricket World Cup lead shares wisdom on hosting major events

24 Jul 2014 News
Cricket World Cup lead shares wisdom on hosting major events in small town New Zealand Following the successful completion of the... more

Business

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

Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins to drive profits By Tina Morrison July 22 ... 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

Kiwis in Glasgow 2014: Courtney MacDonald

24 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Commonwealth Games: Kiwis in action - Day 1

24 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
All you need to know about the New Zealand athletes in action and their results at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Day 1 -... 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