Business

Growth in global milk pool 'unusual,' says Spierings

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Growth in global milk pool 'unusual,' says Spierings, in cutting forecastBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - The global market for dairy products have been in the unusual... more

Tenon to supply Masters Home Improvement stores in Australia

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tenon to supply Masters Home Improvement stores in AustraliaBy Paul McBethJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Tenon, whose locally produced wood mouldings are sold in the US, will expand its... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks fall led by Telecom; Fonterra gains

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks fall led by Telecom; Fonterra Fund gainsBy Suze MetherellJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell led by Telecom Corp after an analyst's report cut the... more

NZ dollar drops after Fonterra cuts forecast payout

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops after Fonterra cuts payout forecast more than expectedBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to the lowest level in almost seven weeks... more

Fonterra slashes 2015 milk payout forecast to $6/kgMS

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra slashes 2015 milk payout forecast to $6/kgMS; kiwi dollar fallsBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast 2015 milk price payout by... more

Pumpkin Patch founder Sally Synnott leaves board

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch's Sally Synnott leaves board as retailer reviews board to boost salesBy Suze MetherellJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch founder Sally Synnott is retiring from the... more

Leighton-led WGP to build, manage Transmission Gully

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Leighton-led Wellington Gateway Partnership wins Transmission Gully contractBy Suze MetherellJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed... more

Ross Asset investors on notice over withdrawals

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ross Asset liquidators puts investors on notice over withdrawalsBy Paul McBethJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Investors who managed to withdraw funds in recent years from the Ross Asset... more

Ngati Kahungunu Director of Environment & Natural Resources

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is pleased to introduce our newly appointed Director of Environment and Natural ResourcesJonathan DickJonathan is a local boy from Maraenui, Hawke’s Bay.... more

ERoad shares priced at bottom end of range, owners trim sale

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ERoad shares priced at bottom end of range, owners sell fewer sharesBy Suze MetherellJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of ERoad have been priced at $3 apiece, the bottom of its proposed... more

Hart's Reynolds mulls ownership of Evergreen, Closures, SIG

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Graeme Hart's Reynolds reviews ownership of Evergreen, Closures, SIGBy Paul McBethJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart's Reynolds Group is considering the sale of... more

CORRECT: Abano achieves second year of 75% profit growth

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Abano achieves second year of 75% profit growth(Corrects underlying profit, sales in second paragraph of story that first ran July 28)July 28 (BusinessDesk) - Abano Healthcare,... more

NZ dollar edges up as traders await swathe of US data

29 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar edges up as traders await swathe of US economic releasesBy Tina MorrisonJuly 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up amid US dollar weakness as traders await key US... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall ahead of earnings season

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall ahead of earnings season; Air NZ drops to 3-month lowBy Suze MetherellJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks fell, snapping six days of gains, as... more

NZ dollar slips as Key says kiwi over-valued

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slips as Key says kiwi over-valued, Fonterra forecast loomsBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to a month-low after Prime Minister John Key... more

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News

WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced

28 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Christopher Finlayson 28 JULY, 2014 WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced New Zealand’s... more

Youth Crime Action Plan on track as youth crime falls

28 Jul 2014 News
Efforts to tackle youth offending are building momentum as communities and government agencies embrace the Youth Crime Action Plan... more

Business

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more

NZ dollar slides to 6-week low on intervention talk

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar slides to 6-week low as RBNZ's Wheeler invokes intervention criteria By Paul McBeth July 24 ... more

Living

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s... more

Sport

2014 Glasgow Day 4: A deluge of medals

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
New Zealand really got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games toda... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: Medal-laden weekend but NZ pipped on population medal table

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Statistics New Zealand New Zealand's athletes scooped 18 medals across the weekend competition in Glasgow, but one solitary silver... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more