Business

Blue Chip’s Bryers won’t return to New Zealand, court hears

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Blue Chip’s Bryers won’t return to New Zealand, court hearsBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers has taken the witness stand in the High Court at... more

TVNZ 1st-half profit drops 5% on weaker ad revenue

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Television New Zealand 1st-half profit drops 5% on weaker ad revenueBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, posted a drop in... more

UPDATE: PayPal stops processing Mega payments

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: PayPal stops processing Mega payments; NZX listing still on(Updates with letter from US Senator Patrick Leahy in 2nd, 4th, 5th graphs, fixes TRS reference in 7th graph)By Suze... more

Phillips Fox merges with DLA Piper

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Phillips Fox merges with DLA Piper to become local unit of Anglo-American law firmMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Phillips Fox has merged with DLA Piper, one of the world's biggest law firms by... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi at mercy of overseas moves this week

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi at the mercy of overseas moves this weekBy Tina MorrisonMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar will probably be at the mercy of overseas news this week... more

UPDATE: Diligent sees 2015 sales growth up to 19%

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Diligent sees sales rising up to 19% in 2015, plans new product launch(Recasts, adds briefing, investor comment, share price)By Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board... more

Wellington Drive widens FY loss, to raise $3M in share issue

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wellington Drive widens annual loss, NZX's SuperLife underwrites $3m share issueBy Suze MetherellMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington Drive Technologies, the unprofitable manufacturer of... more

NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr, on falling prices for dairy exportsMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's terms of trade fell for a second straight quarter in the final three... more

Former Blue Chip boss Bryers seeks bankruptcy discharge

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Former Blue Chip boss Bryers seeks bankruptcy dischargeBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers is seeking discharge from his five-and-a-half year... more

PayPal stops processing Mega payments; NZX listing still on

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk PayPal stops processing Mega payments; NZX listing still onBy Suze MetherellMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the file storage and encryption firm... more

April 30 deadline for revised convention centre design

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk April 30 deadline for revised convention centre designBy Tina MorrisonMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - The deadline for approval of a revised design for SkCity Entertainment Group's international... more

VMob signs voucher deal with Australian 7-Eleven chain

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk VMob signs voucher deal with Australian 7-Eleven chainBy Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - VMob, the NZAX-listed mobile voucher developer, has signed a deal to roll out its vouchers... more

Diligent lifts annual profit 43%, sales at top end of guidan

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Diligent lifts annual profit 43%, sales at top end of guidanceBy Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board Member Services, the governance software developer, has lifted annual... more

NZ dollar gains after Chinese central bank cuts rates

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains after Chinese central bank cuts rates to stimulate demandBy Tina MorrisonMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced on expectations a reduction in interest... more

TSB Bank writes off $53.9 mln Solid Energy debt

27 Feb 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TSB Bank writes off $53.9 mln Solid Energy debt; Fitch affirms A- ratingBy Paul McBethFeb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - TSB Bank, the Taranaki community-owned bank, has written off the remaining... more

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News

Q + A: Winston Peters Interviewed by Corin Dann

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q + A 2015 Episode 1 WINSTON PETERS Interviewed by CORIN DANN CORIN Mr Peters joins me now. Good morning to you.<... more

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

25 Feb 2015 News
PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea ... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Xero

25 Feb 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record, led by Xero after it raised $147 million from two... more

Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet

25 Feb 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet, wider margins By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 ... more

Living

Lady Penelope, Parker And Brains Pictures Are Revealed

27 Feb 2015 Entertainment
Creator Sylvia Anderson to Feature in Special Thunderbirds Are Go Episode And Lady Penelope, Parker And Brains Pictures Are... more

A little drive goes a long way

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin businesses have given their full support to the Otago Polytechnic Education Open 2015. The event will be taking place at... more

Property

NZ building consents fall for a second month in January

27 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  NZ building consents fall for a second month in January, housing permits drop Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply

25 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply, RBNZ's Wheeler says Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's government... more

Migration

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

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

Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield ... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand... more

Sport

STEPHEN FLEMING: Nervy in the end but New Zealand will take the positives

1 Mar 2015 Cricket
STEPHEN FLEMING: Nervy in the end but New Zealand will take the positives Win shows why Brendon McCullum’s men can be considered... more

New Zealand Cricket salutes Martin Crowe

1 Mar 2015 Cricket
New Zealand Cricket has saluted Martin Crowe ahead of his induction into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of... more

Columns

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

Gordon Campbell: Are NZ troops the least of IS’s problems?

25 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on whether New Zealand troops are the least of Islamic State’s problems   Given that it has been ... 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

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the ... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in ... more