Business

UPDATE: Fliway offering IPO at $1.20 to $1.40 per share

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Transport and logistics provider Fliway offering IPO at $1.20 to $1.40 per share(Updates with share price)By Fiona RotherhamMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway Group, the transport... more

NZ wool market mixed amid targeted buying

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ wool market mixed amid targeted buyingBy Tina MorrisonMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand crossbred wool, which accounts for the majority of the country's production, rose to a... more

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the USBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing... more

Fliway seeks up to $44.5 million in first IPO of the year

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fliway Group seeks up to $44.5 million in first IPO of the yearBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway Group, the independent transport and logistics provider, is seeking to... more

Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets growth

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets earnings growthBy Tina MorrisonMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group is turning its focus to reducing costs and improving its... more

NZ wholesale trade rises for third quarter in December

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ wholesale trade rises for third quarter in DecemberBy Paul McBethMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's wholesale trade grew for a third quarter in the final three months of 2014, with... more

Fulton Hogan 1H earnings dip on weak Aussie economy

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fulton Hogan 1H earnings dip on weak Aussie economyBy Paul McBethMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fulton Hogan, the privately held construction firm, says first-half pre-tax earnings dropped 10... more

Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loansBy Pattrick SmellieMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - The major banks are breathing a sigh of relief that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand... more

Air NZ bins 'opt out' travel insurance after warning

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Air NZ bins automatic travel insurance after warning from ComComBy Suze MetherellMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand, the national carrier, will scrap its pre-selected travel... more

Warehouse trims FY profit, dividend forecast on weak trading

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Warehouse lowers annual profit, dividend forecast on weaker tradingBy Tina MorrisonMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group lowered its forecasts for annual profit and dividends after New... more

NZ economy to grow close to 3% in 2015, says Moody's

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ economy to grow close to 3% in 2015 as building offsets dairy decline: Moody'sBy Paul McBethMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy is expected to grow at an annual pace close... more

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ eyes property speculation

6 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls after RBNZ looks for ways to curb residential property investmentBy Tina MorrisonMarch 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after the Reserve Bank said it is... more

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

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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