Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 charts new record high, led by Spark

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close as holidays in Auckland and Australia kept trading volumes light. The gains were led by companies offering relatively high... more

NZ dollar trades near 3-year low, fails to break below US74c

26 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar trades near 3-year low after failing to break below 74 US cents By Jonathan Underhill Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar traded near... more

VMob raises $2.17 mln, signs McDonald's deal, shares soar

26 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   VMob raises $2.17 mln, signs global deal with McDonald's, shares soar By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - VMob, the NZAX-listed mobile voucher developer formerly known as... more

New NXT market unlikely to launch until at least March

26 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   New NXT market unlikely to launch until at least March By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand stock exchange's NXT growth market probably won't have listings in... more

Unlikely prospect of RBNZ rate cut rears head

26 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Unlikely prospect of RBNZ rate cut rears head as tightening cycle dissipates By Jonathan Underhill Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Traders have started pricing in a small prospect of... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline in volatile trading

26 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline in volatile trading as RBNZ, Fed meet By Tina Morrison Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is headed for a volatile week marked by... more

NZ services sector activity ends 2014 on up note

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in December, led by wholesale trade and hospitality. The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of services index rose 1.8 points to... more

NZ dollar falls to 3-year low as investors favour greenback

26 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar falls to 3-year low as investors favour greenback, shed euro By Tina Morrison Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years... more

World Week Ahead: Eyes on Fed, Greece

26 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   World Week Ahead: Eyes on Fed, Greece By Margreet Dietz Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - US Federal Reserve policy makers begin a two-day meeting on Tuesday and investors will be looking... more

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

23 Jan 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose in a global rally, paced by Genesis Energy, Meridian Energy and MightyRiverPower, as investors sought income-paying investments in a globally... more

NZ dollar heads for 3.5% weekly drop as US economy shines

23 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 3.5 percent weekly decline against the greenback as the strength of the US economy was reinforced by Europe's central bank rolling... more

TeamTalk revises 1H profit expectations down on poor trading

23 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   TeamTalk revises first half profit expectations down after poor trading; shares drop By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - TeamTalk, the listed telecommunications firm, has... more

NZX 50 soars to fresh record in global equities rally

23 Jan 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The NZX 50 Index climbed to a fresh high as investors hunt for income paying investments on the prospect of interest rates staying lower for longer, as the European ... more

Kathmandu appoints Xavier Simonet as new chief executive

23 Jan 2015 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Kathmandu, the Christchurch-based outdoor clothing retailer, has appointed Xavier Simonet as its new chief executive who will relocate from London to Melbourne to take... more

FMA warns trader on market manipulation

23 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA warns trader on market manipulation By Suze Metherell Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority has formally warned an unnamed trader over market manipulation for... more

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News

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

25 Jan 2015 News
Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and families as she has been a senior and much respected member of the... more

Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

26 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 charts new record high, led by Spark

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close as holidays in Auckland and Australia kept... more

NZ services sector activity ends 2014 on up note

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in December, led by wholesale trade and... more

Living

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

26 Jan 2015 Arts
Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay... more

Wellington SPCA Open Day

26 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Wellington SPCA will be holding its second annual Open Day on Waitangi Day, February 6th, at its Newtown Animal Care, Education and... more

Property

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... more

Migration

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

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

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Gordon Campbell on the Greek election, and EU turmoil

22 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the election in Greece, and EU turmoil The election in Greece on Sunday –... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more