Business

KiwiRail 1H earnings fall on lower coal, logs, dairy volumes

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk KiwiRail 1H earnings fall 6% on lower coal, logs, dairy volumes; affirms guidanceBy Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, reported... more

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Govt resisting pressure to inject more cash into Solid EnergyBy Pattrick SmellieMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key says it is "not the government's preferred option" to make... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record; MRP, Meridian climb

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record; MRP, Meridian, Genesis climbBy Suze MetherellMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a fresh record, paced by MightyRiverPower, Meridian... more

NZ dollar falls on concerns over China, Australia economies

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls on concerns over Chinese, Australian economiesBy Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after a rate cut by the People's Bank of China and weaker... more

Vista reassesses whether to increase 2014 goodwill value

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vista reassesses whether to increase 2014 goodwill valueBy Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Vista Group International, the cinema software and analytics company, is reassessing whether... more

Blue Chip’s Bryers won’t return to New Zealand, court hears

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Blue Chip’s Bryers won’t return to New Zealand, court hearsBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers has taken the witness stand in the High Court at... more

TVNZ 1st-half profit drops 5% on weaker ad revenue

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Television New Zealand 1st-half profit drops 5% on weaker ad revenueBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, posted a drop in... more

UPDATE: PayPal stops processing Mega payments

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: PayPal stops processing Mega payments; NZX listing still on(Updates with letter from US Senator Patrick Leahy in 2nd, 4th, 5th graphs, fixes TRS reference in 7th graph)By Suze... more

Phillips Fox merges with DLA Piper

2 Mar 2015 Business News
  Phillips Fox merges with DLA Piper to become local unit of Anglo-American law firm March 2 (BusinessDesk) - Phillips Fox has merged with DLA Piper, one of the world's biggest law firms by revenue, with... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi at mercy of overseas moves this week

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi at the mercy of overseas moves this weekBy Tina MorrisonMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar will probably be at the mercy of overseas news this week... more

UPDATE: Diligent sees 2015 sales growth up to 19%

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Diligent sees sales rising up to 19% in 2015, plans new product launch(Recasts, adds briefing, investor comment, share price)By Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board... more

Wellington Drive widens FY loss, to raise $3M in share issue

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wellington Drive widens annual loss, NZX's SuperLife underwrites $3m share issueBy Suze MetherellMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington Drive Technologies, the unprofitable manufacturer of... more

NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr

2 Mar 2015 Business News
  NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr, on falling prices for dairy exports March 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's terms of trade fell for a second straight quarter in the final three months of 2014, as... more

Former Blue Chip boss Bryers seeks bankruptcy discharge

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Former Blue Chip boss Bryers seeks bankruptcy dischargeBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers is seeking discharge from his five-and-a-half year... more

PayPal stops processing Mega payments; NZX listing still on

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk PayPal stops processing Mega payments; NZX listing still onBy Suze MetherellMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the file storage and encryption firm... more

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News

Q + A: Winston Peters Interviewed by Corin Dann

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q + A 2015 Episode 1 WINSTON PETERS Interviewed by CORIN DANN CORIN Mr Peters joins me now. Good morning to you.<... more

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

25 Feb 2015 News
PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea ... more

Business

Phillips Fox merges with DLA Piper

2 Mar 2015 Business News
  Phillips Fox merges with DLA Piper to become local unit of Anglo-American law firm March 2 (BusinessDesk) - Phillips Fox has... more

NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr

2 Mar 2015 Business News
  NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr, on falling prices for dairy exports March 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's terms of... more

Living

Lady Penelope, Parker And Brains Pictures Are Revealed

27 Feb 2015 Entertainment
Creator Sylvia Anderson to Feature in Special Thunderbirds Are Go Episode And Lady Penelope, Parker And Brains Pictures Are... more

A little drive goes a long way

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin businesses have given their full support to the Otago Polytechnic Education Open 2015. The event will be taking place at... more

Property

NZ building consents fall for a second month in January

27 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  NZ building consents fall for a second month in January, housing permits drop Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply

25 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply, RBNZ's Wheeler says Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's government... more

Migration

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

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield ... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand... more

Sport

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next... more

STEPHEN FLEMING: Nervy in the end but New Zealand will take the positives

1 Mar 2015 Cricket
Win shows why Brendon McCullum’s men can be considered among the top contenders for the World Cup but there are lessons to learn... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece, and Mr Spock RIP There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on... 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

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the ... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in ... more