Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as oil prices weigh on NZOG

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as oil prices weigh on NZOG, Air NZ gainsBy Suze MetherellNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell paced by New Zealand Oil & Gas as oil prices... more

Lambskin prices slump

28 Nov 2014 Business News
By Tina Morrison Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Global lambskin prices have collapsed from the first quarter's record highs, as a Chinese crackdown on polluting tanneries and Russian trade sanctions sapped demand. The... more

Mowbray widens 1H loss, considers future as listed company

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Mowbray widens 1H loss, considers future as listed companyBy Suze MetherellNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Mowbray Collectables, the listed stamp and collectables dealer and auction house,... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.7% monthly gain in November

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.7% monthly gain in November, bouncing back from mid-year slideBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.7 percent monthly gain... more

High NZ rates will keep luring investors into kiwi

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk High NZ rates will keep luring investors into kiwi, fund manager saysBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's relatively high interest rates will continue to lure global... more

Precinct to raise up to $75M in bond offer to repay banks

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Precinct to raise up to $75M in bond offer to repay bank debtBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Precinct Properties New Zealand, which this week sold its SAP building in Auckland to... more

NZ business confidence extends post-election gains

28 Nov 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence rose for a second month in November, extending post-election gains from a two-year low as firms took a more rosy outlook about their ... more

FMA boss Everett sees changing landscape under new law

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA boss Everett sees changing landscape under new legislationBy Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett expects sweeping changes to... more

Regulator trims 2015 national electricity line prices 1.1%

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ regulator ruling set to trim national electricity line prices by 1.1% in 2015By Paul McBethNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission's final decision on default prices for 16... more

Pacific Edge says it's on track after posting 1H loss

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pacific Edge says it's on track after posting 1H loss; shares jumpBy Tina MorrisonNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Pacific Edge, which makes and markets bladder cancer tests, said its first half... more

VMob widens 1H loss as it chases international growtth

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk VMob widens first half loss as it chases international growthBy Suze MetherellNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - VMob Group, the NZAX-listed mobile voucher developer, widened its first half loss as... more

Mighty River Power’s longest-serving director to retire

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Mighty River Power Mighty River Power’s longest-serving director, Tania Simpson, has advised that she will retire from the Company’s Board in June 2015.Mighty River Power Chair, Joan Withers, said Ms Simpson’s... more

NZ dollar rises to record vs. ruble as OPEC maintains output

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises to record vs. ruble after OPEC decides not to cut oil productionBy Tina MorrisonNov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a record against the Russian ruble... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall paced by Warehouse

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall paced by Warehouse; Air NZ gains on tumbling oil pricesBy Suze MetherellNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Warehouse Group and Pumpkin... more

NZ dollar gains, benefiting from weaker euro, yen, pound

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains, benefiting from weakness in other currenciesBy Paul McBethNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose as investors look to exit currencies where central banks... more

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News

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

27 Nov 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign ... more

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Business

China's tannery crackdown, Russian sanctions dent lambskin

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   China's crackdown on polluting tanneries, Russia sanctions drive record slump in lambskin prices By ... more

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Living

Chase & Status to Join Netsky at Lake Hawea Hotel

28 Nov 2014 Entertainment
Rhythm Group Rhythm Group Entertainment is excited to announce that Chase an... more

Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires Announce NZ Sideshow

28 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
Bluesfest Bluesfest Touring are thrilled to confirm yet another series of fantastic New Zealand sideshows, adding to the array of... more

Property

NZ house building consents bounce back in October

28 Nov 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house building consents rose at their fastest monthly pace in more than two... more

Property speculators targeted by IRD

27 Nov 2014 Property
Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is... more

Migration

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji. “New ... more

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

Travel

More Customs officers in time for Christmas

28 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates the twenty seven new Customs officers who are graduating in Auckland today, in time to ... more

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

Sport

ARL launches NCEA match official initiative

28 Nov 2014 Rugby League
Auckland Rugby League The Auckland Rugby League has today announced a new initiative which will see students able to gain NCEA... more

Black Sox named for Oceania qualifier

27 Nov 2014 Sport
Hard work has been rewarded in the naming of the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team for next month’s ISF Oceania Qualifying ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little, Mockingjay & drunk texting

28 Nov 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s debut, Mockingjay, and drunk texting by Gordon ... more

Gordon Campbell: govt arrogance, Ferguson & Police pursuits

27 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
As anyone who’s ever encountered him around Parliament will verify, Chris Finlayson’s arrogance is matched only by his... more

Kiwi Success

UK Police return soldier's lost medals to family in New Zealand

28 Nov 2014 People
Police in Southport have reunited war medals belonging to a local soldier with his surviving family 12,000 miles away in New Zealand.... more

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Recruitment

Lincoln IT day installs interest in pupils

28 Nov 2014 Recruitment
The robots might not match the Terminator but it was hoped the students controlling them might one day use the catchphrase... more

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