Business

NZX's SuperLife lifts Energy Mad stake to 45.6%

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX's SuperLife lifts Energy Mad stake to 45.6% with $2.2M rights offer underwriteMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - SuperLife, the funds management business owned by NZX, has lifted its stake in... more

NZ building consents fall for a third month in February

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ building consents fall for a third month in FebruaryBy Suze MetherellMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents declined for a third month in February, as the... more

PAYE for NZ firms proposed in biggest tax shake-up since '57

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk PAYE for NZ businesses proposed in biggest tax shake-up since 1957By Pattrick SmellieMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - The government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a... more

Fonterra 'holding its own' as farmers eye alternatives

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra says it's holding its own in Canterbury as farmer suppliers look to new processorsBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, New Zealand’s largest... more

Appeal Court rejects MTF Sportzone appeal over credit fee

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Court of Appeal rejects MTF Sportzone appeal over credit feesBy Suze MetherellMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Motor Trade Finance and Sportzone... more

Kirkcaldie taps former chief Shewell as acting CEO while hun

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kirkcaldie taps former chief Shewell as acting CEO while hunting Milford replacementBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - Kirkcaldie & Stains, the upscale Wellington... more

NZ dollar charts record high vs. Australian dollar

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar charts record high vs. Australian dollar on RBA rate cut talk, weak iron oreBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a record against the... more

NZers see benefits from closer economic ties with Asia

31 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZers see growing benefits from closer economic ties with Asia, wary on investment: surveyBy Paul McBeth in ShanghaiMarch 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders see positive spin-offs coming... more

Mark Powell to depart Warehouse by Feb 2016 after 4 years

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Mark Powell to depart Warehouse by Feb 2016 after 4 yearsBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Powell will step down as chief executive of Warehouse Group by February 2016... more

NZ dollar slips ahead of dairy auction, US payrolls

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slips as traders look ahead to dairy auction, US payrollsBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell ahead of key US manufacturing and employment... more

REFILE: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares follow ASX lower

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares follow ASX lower, paced by Spark, XeroBy Suze MetherellMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell paced by Xero, Spark New Zealand and other dual listed... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX follows ASX lower, paced by Spark, Xero

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares follow ASX lower, paced by Spark, XeroBy Suze MetherellMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell paced by Xero, Spark New Zealand and other dual listed... more

Update: Synlait falls 12% on first-half loss; lower guidance

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Update: Synlait shares fall 12% on first-half loss; lower guidance(Update: With share price, investor comment throughout)By Suze MetherellMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Synlait Milk,... more

NZ employment confidence rises with optimism about earnings

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ employment confidence rises with optimism about earnings growthBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders have become more confident about the labour market and... more

NZ dollar may sink to 70 cts in 2015: BusinessDesk survey

30 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar may sink to 70 US cents in 2015 on resurgent greenback: BusinessDesk surveyBy Tina MorrisonMarch 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may extend its decline against the... more

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News

Royal succession laws come into force

26 Mar 2015 News
Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms... more

McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

24 Mar 2015 News
  Foreign Minister Murray McCully travelled to Baghdad yesterday for talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi... more

Business

NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes

27 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes, signalling prices will fall By Tina ... more

NZ commercial property lending less risky now: RBNZ

26 Mar 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  NZ commercial property lending less risky now due to lower debt funding March 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank said New... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... more

Revealed: Auckland's cheapest suburbs

9 Mar 2015 Property
Many home buyers face long commute to Auckland jobs as they move to Wellsford, Pokeno and Hamilton. Only six areas of Auckland still... 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

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

ICC World Cup 2015: Sunday doesn’t guarantee success but it gives the greatest chance, says McCullum

28 Mar 2015 Cricket
Q. Who won the real battle of big brother against little brother?BRENDON McCULLUM: I think he won, but I definitely had some mad... more

ICC World Cup 2015 Match official appointments for final announced

28 Mar 2015 Cricket
The International Cricket Council today announced the match official appointments for the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015,... more

Columns

ICC World Cup 2015: STEPHEN FLEMING: YES, NEW ZEALAND CAN!

28 Mar 2015 Opinion
Former New Zealand captain says the team will be focusing on enjoying themselves, knowing they are part of something that will be the... more

Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

27 Mar 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia, the Northland by-election, and news priorities Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny... more

Kiwi Success

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more