Business

Chorus signs new UFB agreements with Downer, Transfield

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus signs new UFB agreements with Downer, TransfieldBy Suze MetherellDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has entered into new service agreements... more

Profitability rises across all winery sizes in 2014: report

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Profitability rises across all NZ winery sizes in 2014, new survey showsBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The turnaround in the New Zealand wine industry has continued this year... more

Supreme Court upholds validity of Dotcom search warrants

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Supreme Court upholds validity of Dotcom search warrants, Chief Justice dissentsBy Paul McBethDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Supreme Court has ruled the search warrants executed in the... more

Wgtn Hilton project relocates after land price standoff

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wellington Hilton, convention centre project relocates after land price standoffBy Jonathan UnderhillDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - A proposed $125 million Hilton Hotel and convention centre in... more

NZ Refining signs platinum sale and lease back deal

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Refining signs platinum sale and lease back deal with Bank of Nova ScotiaBy Paul McBethDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Refining, which operates the Marsden Point refinery, has... more

Endace reports US$22.5 mln FY loss, gets letter of support

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Endace reports US$22.5 mln FY loss, gets letter of support from US parentBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The board of Endace Group, which develops technology that measures,... more

NZ trade deficit narrows in November on rising meat exports

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ trade deficit narrows in November, as rising meat exports offset dairy weaknessBy Suze MetherellDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand posted its smallest November trade deficit in four... more

Pernod Ricard cuts deal over convertible note tax dispute

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pernod Ricard cuts deal over convertible note tax disputeBy Paul McBethDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Pernod Ricard has joined the list of firms cutting deals with the Inland Revenue Department... more

Sealord returns to FY profit, provides for Nelson job cuts

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sealord returns to annual profit, provides for Nelson job cutsBy Suze MetherellDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Sealord, New Zealand's second largest fishing company, returned to profit in the... more

Landcorp seeks to fatten sheep returns through wool, milk

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Landcorp seeks to fatten sheep returns through wool deal, milkBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Landcorp, New Zealand’s largest corporate farmer, is moving on two fronts to... more

NZ dollar dips on signs of US economic growth

23 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar dips on signs of US economic growthBy Paul McBethDec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar slipped as stocks on Wall Street rallied ahead of economic data that's expected... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by NZOG; Kathmandu slides

22 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by New Zealand Oil and Gas after it bought a cornerstone stake in ASX-listed Cue Energy. Fletcher Building and Sky Network Television... more

Supreme Court denies Terranova leave to appeal in pay case

22 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Supreme Court denies Terranova leave to appeal in landmark pay equity caseBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Supreme Court has denied aged care provider Terranova Homes and... more

NZ dollar little changed in lead-up to Christmas

22 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed as activity ebbs in lead-up to ChristmasBy Paul McBethDec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed as activity ebbed in the lead-up to the... more

Smiths City more than doubles 1H profit on insurance payment

22 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Smiths City more than doubles 1H profit on insurance paymentBy Paul McBethDec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Smiths City Group, the Christchurch-based retail chain, more than doubled first-half... more

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News

Huge experience on transition advisory board

22 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Huge experience on transition advisory board   Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has... more

Top BBC executive publicly endorses key Zionist mantra

22 Dec 2014 News
Article - Redress Information Top BBC executive publicly endorses key Zionist mantra   A senior BBC executive has publicly come... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by NZOG; Kathmandu slides

22 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by New Zealand Oil and Gas after it bought a cornerstone... more

PGG Wrightson reaffirms 2015 earnings growth

22 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China's Agria Corp, has affirmed... more

Living

Hobbit defies box office predictions

22 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies has topped US$355 million at the international box office after a week on release and a... more

Bringing Ciclovía back to the people of Wellington

20 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
"Let's do this every Sunday!" was the cry from the thousands of participants in this year's inaugural Ciclovía event on the... more

Property

Kiwi Property buys Apex Mega Centre for $64 mln

22 Dec 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Property Group, formerly Kiwi Income Property Trust, has agreed to buy Apex Mega... more

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

Migration

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Hart is in the Right Place

22 Dec 2014 Motor Sport
DECEMBER 23, 2014: The motorcycle road-race season is coming together nicely for Bay of Plenty ace Duncan Hart. The 38-year-old ... more

New Zealand Cricket bolsters website capability

22 Dec 2014 Cricket
BLACKCAPS website migrates to Microsoft Azure to manage high fan traffic AUCKLAND, 22 December 2014, New Zealand – Ahead of... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the dumping of bad news at Christmas

22 Dec 2014 Opinion
By Gordon Campbell If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldn’t be strewing them about... more

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Better work opportunities for disabled people

22 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner welcomed the release of the ‘Disability and the labour market’ report from ... more

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more