Business

Dairy product prices rise with butter and cheddar

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices rise with butter and cheddarMarch 4 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, as gains in the price of butter and cheddar... more

Bankrupt Bryers needs to get back on his feet, lawyer says

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bankrupt Bryers needs to get back on his feet, lawyer in discharge hearing saysBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Bryers, bankrupted in 2009 owing $230 million, is running... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Warehouse

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Warehouse; Diligent falls on downgradeBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a fresh record pushed higher by Warehouse... more

NZ dollar falls vs. A$ after RBA keeps rates on hold

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls vs. Australian dollar after RBA keeps rates on holdBy Paul McBethMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against its trans-Tasman counterpart after the... more

RBA holds cash rate at 2.25%, open to further easing

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBA holds cash rate at 2.25%, says further easing 'may be appropriate'March 3 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of Australia held its cash rate unchanged, having cut the benchmark to a... more

James Pascoe lifts Warehouse stake to 16.4%

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk James Pascoe lifts Warehouse stake to 16.4%, buying Woolworths' sharesBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - James Pascoe, the retail group owned by David and Anne Norman, has lifted... more

Credit Suisse downgrades Diligent to 'neutral'

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Credit Suisse downgrades Diligent to 'neutral' ahead of new product spendingBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board Member Services's plans to spend up ahead of its new... more

Weak global demand weighs on NZ sheep, cattle prices

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Weak global demand weighs on New Zealand sheep, cattle pricesBy Tina MorrisonMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Weakening demand in China and Europe, combined with the impact of a nine-month port... more

Carter Holt appeals failed strike-out bid over leaky schools

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Carter Holt appeals failed strike-out bid in leaky schools suitBy Paul McBethMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey, the building products supplier owned by billionaire Graeme Hart,... more

Blue Chip's Bryers accused of muddying Talos role

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Blue Chip's Bryers accused of muddying Talos roleBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers was accused of contriving to present himself as a consultant... more

Ex-Solid Energy JV partner, GTL, seeks briquette plant sale

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Former Solid Energy JV partner, GTL, seeks to sell briquette plantBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - GTL Energy (New Zealand), Solid Energy's former partner in an experimental... more

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 5 months: QV

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 5 months in February, led by AucklandBy Tina MorrisonMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property values rose at the fastest pace... more

Goodman Property to spend $28 mln on three new developments

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Goodman Property to spend $28 mln on three new developmentsBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, New Zealand's largest listed property investor by market... more

Brook Barrington, state sector veteran, named head of MFAT

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Brook Barrington, state sector veteran, named head of MFATMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Brook Barrington has been named chief executive of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,... more

Promapp hires marketing executive to lead push into US

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Promapp hires marketing executive to lead push into US marketMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Promapp Solutions, whose software lets organisations map their business processes, has hired a... more

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News

Britain's most hated woman fires up NZ

2 Mar 2015 News
There's no excuse for being overweight, you can judge kids by their names and it's okay to miss their birthday - that's the opinion of... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider ... more

Business

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 Energy By Pattrick Smellie March 2... more

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

2 Mar 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth March 2 (BusinessDesk) - KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, reported a 6 percent drop in... more

Living

NZ wins the cricket - but England wins the battle of the bubbles

2 Mar 2015 Food & Wine
New Zealand may have thrashed England on the cricket pitch, but the two countries went head to head with a strong team of sparkling... more

The forgotten heroes of the Great War: Win a copy with NZNewsUK

2 Mar 2015 Entertainment
A landmark release for Anzac Day 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Based on real people and events, the... more

Property

Kiwis becoming longer-term renters

2 Mar 2015 Property
Pressure on home-buyers increases the number of long-term renters. Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean... more

Average Auckland house price hits record $764,000

2 Mar 2015 Property
Average asking prices for houses have smashed through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time. New figures from... 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

McCarty Gets First Win, Tillotson Takes Two in the Bs

2 Mar 2015 Cycling
  Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington... more

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

Columns

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

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

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