Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by Meridian, Spark

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by Meridian, Spark, FletcherBy Suze MetherellMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by Meridian Energy ahead of its second instalment... more

NZ dollar drops after RBNZ looks at loan curbs

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops after RBNZ looks at new home loan restrictionsBy Paul McBethMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped after the Reserve Bank said it's looking at ways to... more

Trustpower says churn lower when telco services added

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trustpower says customer churn lower when telco services added to power and gasBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Trustpower, the multi-utility company controlled by Infratil,... more

CRP seeks another $1.25M to pursue new seabed mining licence

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chatham Rock seeks another $1.25M to pursue new seabed mining licenceBy Pattrick SmellieMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Would-be seabed miner Chatham Rock Phosphate is looking to raise a further... more

CORRECT: NZ could reap $190M/year benefit from drones

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: NZ could reap $190M/year benefit becoming first nation to allow beyond-line-of-sight drones(Fixes number of UoC test zones in 5th graph)By Fiona RotherhamMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) -... more

RBNZ starts talks on tougher rules for property speculators

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ starts consulting on tougher rules for property speculatorsBy Paul McBethMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is stepping up preparations to restrict lending to... more

Fonterra ponders new bond offer

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra ponders new bond offer for institutions and retail investorsBy Suze MetherellMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's largest dairy exporter, is looking... more

Regulatory change needed to drive innovation, Stiassny says

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vector chair Stiassny calls for regulatory change to incentivise electricity innovationBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Michael Stiassny, chairman of Auckland lines company... more

NZ could reap $190M/year benefit from BLOS drones: report

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ could reap $190M/year benefit becoming first nation to allow beyond-line-of-sight dronesBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Allowing drones to operate beyond the operator’s line... more

Open Country posts record annual profit on surge in sales

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Open Country posts record annual profit on surge in sales, sees 'strong' 2015March 5 (BusinessDesk) - Open Country Dairy, the dairy manufacturer controlled by Talley's Group, reported a... more

Bridges pushes NZ as 'most ready' for electric cars

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bridges pushes NZ as 'most ready in the world' for electric carsBy Pattrick SmellieMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Transport and Energy Minister Simon Bridges has officials investigating ways to... more

Briscoe posts 17% gain in FY profit, in line with forecast

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Briscoe posts 17% gain in annual profit, in line with forecastBy Tina MorrisonMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Briscoe Group, the homeware and sporting goods retail chain, posted a 17 percent... more

Don't wait for FTA before acting on India: Kaushal

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Don't wait for FTA before acting on India, says India-NZ business council chairBy Pattrick SmellieMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand companies looking to do business in India should... more

Seeka post-harvest shed fire unlikely to dent earnings

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Seeka post-harvest shed destroyed in fire, earnings likely to be unaffectedBy Paul McBethMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the country's biggest kiwifruit grower,... more

NZ dollar hits new record vs. euro ahead of ECB QE plan

5 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar hits new record vs. euro ahead of ECB quantitative easingBy Tina MorrisonMarch 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a record against the euro ahead of a European... more

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News

Scot finds love in New Zealand thanks to poster - UK-Kiwi love story

4 Mar 2015 News
They had a sleepover - but was it because of a hangover? Picton's star-crossed lovers, Kiwi William Scott Chalmers and Scottish... more

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes The gambling sector and the public are being consulted on... more

Business

NZ dollar little changed after Australian GDP data

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar little changed as Australian GDP shows healthy household consumption By Paul McBeth March 4 ... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop on weakening yield demand By Suze Metherell March... more

Living

Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The Maple Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ New Zealand Tour New Zealand are lucky to play host to ... more

National Release of Award-Winning Film, Pulp

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Nga Taonga Sound and Vision   Florian Habicht (left) and Jarvis Cocker promoting Pulp: A Film... more

Property

Auckland houses prices fall in Feb as volume, listings rise

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland houses prices fall in February as volume, listings pick up By Suze Metherell March 4 ... more

NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr, driven by Canterbury March 4 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

Golden Shears set to start in Masterton

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Shearing Sports New Zealand Golden Shears set to start in Masterton Hundreds of competitors are descending on Masterton for the 55th ... more

NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades!

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Karapoti Classic NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades! Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more