Business

Korean FTA delivers new round of tariff cuts

18 Jan 2017 Business News
8 JANUARY, 2017More local businesses looking to expand into Korea will benefit from the latest round of tariff reductions under the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Trade Minister Todd McClay says.The start... more

Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy

26 Dec 2016 Business News
The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the September quarter, posting a higher than expected 1.1 per cent growth rate for the quarter and 3.5 per cent over the last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce... more

Support package for quake-affected businesses extended

26 Dec 2016 Business News
The Government has extended the employee support subsidy for quake-affected businesses inWellington and Hurunui District, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have... more

WTO decision important for NZ beef and horticulture into Indonesia

23 Dec 2016 Business News
23 December 2016 Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the World Trade Organization's (WTO) decision upholding New Zealand's challenge to 18 agricultural non-tariff barriers imposed by... more

Treasury forecasts solid growth, stable finances

8 Dec 2016 Business News
8 December, 2016 Treasury forecasts solid growth, stable finances Treasury’s latest forecasts show the Government’s programme of responsible economic and fiscal management is delivering benefits for... more

NZ export log prices rise, domestic market strong

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 01:01 PMNZ export log prices rise, domestic market strongBy Tina MorrisonNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand export log prices rose for a third straight month in... more

Evolve lifts 1H profit 11%

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Evolve lifts 1H profit 11%, wants to add up to 20 centres in 2017By Sophie BootNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Evolve Education Group, the childcare centre operator, lifted first-half profit by... more

James Hardie class action begins in Auckland

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 11:50 AMJames Hardie class action begins in Auckland with arguments over where liability liesBy Fiona RotherhamNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Building owners taking part... more

NZ retail sales rise 0.9% in third quarter

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 12:02 PMNZ retail sales rise 0.9% in third quarter, led by cars and petrolBy Sophie BootNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand retail sales rose in the third... more

Blis Technologies posts positive first-half earnings

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 11:56 AMBlis Technologies posts positive first-half earnings, putting it on track for first annual profit since listingBy Jonathan UnderhillNov. 21 (BusinessDesk)... more

Vital Healthcare pays A$24M for Melbourne medical centre

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 11:46 AMVital Healthcare pays A$24M for Melbourne medical centreBy Tina MorrisonNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Vital Healthcare Property Trust, the hospital and... more

Metro Glass lifts 1H profit 5% on strong local construction

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 10:35 AMMetro Glass lifts 1H profit 5% on strong local constructionBy Sophie BootNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Metro Performance Glass, which has more than half the... more

Restaurant Brands raises $94 million for Hawaiian business

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 09:50 AMRestaurant Brands raises $94 million for Hawaiian business in fully subscribed share offerBy Tina MorrisonNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Restaurant Brands NZ... more

NZ dollar falls below 70 US cents

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 08:55 AMNZ dollar falls below 70 US cents as greenback extends Trump-fuelled rallyBy Jonathan UnderhillNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell below... more

World Week Ahead: Fed minutes, OPEC

21 Nov 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 21 November 2016 08:17 AMWorld Week Ahead: Fed minutes, OPECBy Margreet DietzNov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Investors will dissect minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting... more

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News

Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

18 Jan 2017 News
16 JANUARY, 2017New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder... more

Earthquake hit farmers to be offered movable homes

18 Jan 2017 News
18 JANUARY, 2017Twenty temporary housing units at the Rawhiti Domain used to support families through the Christchurch earthquakes are... more

Business

Korean FTA delivers new round of tariff cuts

18 Jan 2017 Business News
8 JANUARY, 2017More local businesses looking to expand into Korea will benefit from the latest round of tariff reductions under the... more

Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy

26 Dec 2016 Business News
The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the September quarter, posting a higher than expected 1.1 per cent growth rate... more

Living

3rd Position, Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

21 Nov 2016 Lifestyle
Emirates Team New Zealand EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND CLOSES IN 3rd POSITION THE LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES more

Arts Foundation Award recipients for 2016

14 Nov 2016 Lifestyle
The Arts Foundation Next generation of internationally acclaimed talent among the Arts Foundation Award recipients for 2016Under ... more

Property

NZ house prices gain 11% in October

14 Nov 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 14 November 2016 10:28 AM NZ house prices gain 11% in October, driven by sales of higher value homes By... more

RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector

11 Nov 2016 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 10 November 2016 04:04 PM RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector By Paul ... more

Migration

Good progress on investment attraction strategy

8 Dec 2016 Migration
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed news that New Zealand is attracting a higher level of quality international... more

Changes to Financial Markets Conduct Act impact UK pension transfers

1 Nov 2016 Migration
New Zealand Government Hon Paul GoldsmithMinister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 1 November 2016 Changes to Financial Markets... more

Travel

Tourism spending strong ahead of summer season

18 Jan 2017 Travel & Tourism
12 JANUARY, 2017Tourism spending continued to grow throughout most regions in the year to November 2016, providing a solid base ahead... more

Work on $700m Puhoi road underway

8 Dec 2016 Travel & Tourism
Hon. Simon Bridges 8 December, 2016 Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have turned the sod on th... more

Sport

Counties Manukau claim double victories at 2017 Bayleys National Sevens

18 Jan 2017 Rugby
15 January 2017 Counties Manukau are national sevens rugby champions.  In a stunning double effort, Counties Manukau have been... more

WHITE FERNS in form as competitions heat up

18 Jan 2017 Cricket
Posted Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 in International NewsNew Zealand’s WHITE FERNS are already showing Australia how it’s... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade

11 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade First published on Werewolf more

Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome

10 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome more

Kiwi Success

High Commissioner to India announced

8 Dec 2016 Appointments
Hon. Murray McCully 7 December, 2016 High Commissioner to India announced Foreign Minister Murray McCully today... more

Acting District Court Judge appointed

11 Nov 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonAttorney-General 11 November 2016 Acting District Court Judge appointed Wellington... more

Recruitment

NZ Government accepts recommendations on pay equity

8 Dec 2016 Recruitment
Hon. Paula Bennett,  Hon. Michael Woodhouse, Hon. Louise Upston 24 November, 2016 The Government will update the Equa... more

Fisher Funds hunts for new head to replace founder

2 Nov 2016 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk Tuesday 01 November 2016 04:42 PM Fisher Funds hunts for new head to replace founder Carmel Fisher By Paul ... more

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