Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, Genesis, Spark fall

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, Genesis, Spark declineBy Suze MetherellOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell as offshore investors repatriated cash back home on the... more

NZ dollar has brief flurry above 79 US cts in short market

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar has brief flurry above 79 US cts in short marketBy Paul McBethOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar had a brief spurt above 79 US cents as traders took advantage of a... more

Zespri urges kiwifruit growers against Psa class action

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Zespri urges kiwifruit growers against Psa class actionBy Pattrick SmellieOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The country's kiwifruit marketing body, Zespri International, is urging growers not to... more

Vodafone NZ sinks into the red for first time since 2000

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vodafone NZ sinks into the red as finance, operating costs mountBy Paul McBethOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Vodafone New Zealand, the country's biggest mobile phone operator, reported its first... more

Vodafone NZ sinks into the red for first time since 2000

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vodafone NZ sinks into the red as finance, operating costs mountBy Paul McBethOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Vodafone New Zealand, the country's biggest mobile phone operator, reported its first... more

CORRECT: Finzsoft shares soar to record on new deal

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Finzsoft shares soar to record after signalling fourfold earnings boost(Fixes relationship with St George in lead, updates share price in 2nd graph, valuation in 4th graph)By... more

Utility companies are the worst payers in the country: D&B

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ utility companies are the worst payers in the country, D&B says By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Consumers face penalties if they don’t pay their power, gas... more

Australia's Quattro to list NZ property portfolio on ASX

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Australia's Quattro looks to raise A$305 million listing NZ property portfolio on ASXBy Suze MetherellOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Quattro RE, an Australian asset management company, is... more

NZ commodity prices fall for 7th month in Sept, ANZ says

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ commodity prices fall for 7th month in Sept, ANZ saysBy Suze MetherellOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand commodity prices fell for a seventh consecutive month to an 18-month low in... more

Fed Farmers warns dairy farmers face 'austerity' this season

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fed Farmers warns dairy farmers face 'austerity' this seasonBy Pattrick SmellieOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand dairy farmers are facing an "austere" 2014/15 season, says the national... more

Finzsoft shares soar to record

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Finzsoft shares soar to record after signalling fourfold earnings boostBy Paul McBethOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Finzsoft Solutions soared to a record a day after the financial... more

Asking prices for properties plateau nationwide, survey says

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Asking prices for NZ properties plateau nationwide, Trade Me survey saysBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - There's good news for house buyers in the new Trade Me Property Price... more

Goodman Fielder flags early redemption for $250 mln of NZ bo

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Goodman Fielder flags early redemption for $250 mln of NZ bonds By Paul McBethOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Fielder, the food ingredients manufacturer facing a takeover from Wilmar... more

Vista Group International signs major Chinese supply deal

2 Oct 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Vista Group International, the cinema software and analytics company, has signed a supply agreement with an unidentified cinema chain in China, which will see its software installed ... more

Boskalis defends track record at Chatham Rock hearings

2 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Boskalis defends track record at Chatham Rock hearingsBy Paul McBethOct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Royal Boskalis, one of the world's biggest dredging companies, defended its track record in... more

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News

Body found in London park believed to be missing Kiwi

30 Sep 2014 News
London police believe a body found in a southwest London park is that of missing New Zealand man Malcolm McKinlay. Mr McKinlay, who... more

Uncovering the secrets of NZ's discovery

30 Sep 2014 News
Two scientific papers have shed new light on how Polynesian explorers may have arrived in New Zealand, but the authors have... more

Business

NZ dollar drops after weak Australian retail sales

1 Oct 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  NZ dollar drops as weak Australian retail sales sap demand for trans-Tasman currencies Oct. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand... more

NZ dollar heads for 11% slump in Sept quarter

30 Sep 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for an 11 percent slump in the September quarter as... more

Living

Hip Hop-eration chosen for world's leading documentary fest

2 Oct 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Documentary Feature Hip Hop-eration In Competition at the World's Leading International Documentary Festival Director... more

Three first places at the national Young Designer Awards

1 Oct 2014 Arts
ACG Strathallan   By Kennedy Anderson from ACG Strathallan, winner of Photography section, Young... more

Property

UPDATE: Asking prices for NZ properties plateau nationwide

2 Oct 2014 Property By Fiona Rotherham
UPDATE: Asking prices for NZ properties plateau nationwide, Trade Me survey says (Recasts with added Jeffries comment from 3rd... more

NZ building consents flatline in August

30 Sep 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents held steady in August from a month earlier, underpinned... more

Migration

UK Government: Indefinite Leave to Remain made simple

30 Sep 2014 Migration
There are thousands of expats living in the UK who are aiming for permanent residency status and, eventually, a British passport. But... more

Migration boom rolls on as fewer kiwis depart

30 Sep 2014 Migration
New Zealand's annual net migration rose to a record in August, exceeding Treasury's forecasts, and spurred by more migrant arrivals... more

Travel

Travel tidbits and deals of the week

30 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism
Some of the best travel deals going - both in New Zealand and abroad. Bookmark this page and check back each week for all the latest ... more

Air NZ's Luxon defends domestic regional air fares

30 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Paul McBeth Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has defended its pricing on domestic... more

Sport

New opportunities for elite athletes

2 Oct 2014 Sport
With the Waikato region fast becoming a major centre for high performance sport, the University of Waikato has signed Memorandums... more

Emirates Team New Zealand Update - Practice Day at Nice

2 Oct 2014 Sailing
It’s back to work for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. The holiday’s over. They took a week off after their win at the 49er... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the last rites for the TPP

1 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the... more

Time to debate proportional representation

30 Sep 2014 Opinion
Article - Sridhar Ekambaram   Time to debate proportional representation By Sridhar Ekambaram30 September 2014 With the... more

Kiwi Success

Auckland Uni Press Book Wins Prestigious History Award

2 Oct 2014 People
Congratulations to Professor Peter Holland who has won the 2014 Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) Ian Wards... more

UCOL Chief Executive Appointment

1 Oct 2014 Appointments
UCOL Chief Executive Appointment Leeza Boyce has been appointed as UCOL’s new Chief Executive to succeed Paul McElroy upon ... more

Recruitment

NZ's top pay packet revealed: $4.1m

30 Sep 2014 Recruitment
With a total pay package worth $4.1 million, ANZ New Zealand's David Hisco is the top-paid boss in the Business Herald's executive pay... more

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

30 Sep 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more