Business

NZ to begin selldown of state housing, expand subsidies: Key

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ to begin selldown of state housing, expand rent subsidies, Key saysBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government plans to increase the number of income-related rent... more

Auckland Council hires PwC's Suzanne Tindal as CFO

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland Council hires PwC's Suzanne Tindal as CFOJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland Council, which has assets of almost $40 billion and annual revenue of $3.3 billion, named Suzanne... more

Cisco NZ sales creep up in 2014

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Cisco NZ sales creep up in 2014, sees gains on growing IT relianceBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Cisco Systems New Zealand, the local unit of the global internet network group,... more

UPDATE: Heartland shares jump to record on earnings upgrade

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Heartland shares jump to record as asset growth drives first-half earnings(Updates with share price gain, investor comment)Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand shares... more

FMA eyes VMob disclosures on share placement, global deal

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA looks into VMob disclosures on share placement and global dealBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority is looking into disclosures this week by... more

Labour's Little promises to back NZ small business

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Labour's Little promises to back NZ small business in drive to lower unemploymentBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Labour Party leader Andrew Little is targeting small business... more

Heartland raises 2015 profit forecast on asset growth

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Heartland raises 2015 profit forecast on asset growthBy Tina MorrisonJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand, the bank formed from the merger of Marac Finance with Southern Cross... more

NZ dollar rises after weak US data ahead of Fed

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises after weak US data ahead of Fed interest rate decisionBy Tina MorrisonJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose after weaker US data raised concerns the Federal... more

TPP talks could be wrapped up in first-half 2015, Key says

27 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TPP talks could be wrapped up in first-half of 2015, Key saysBy Paul McBethJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key says the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations could be... more

Key to outline social housing strategy in first 2015 speech

27 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ PM Key to outline social housing programme in first major speech of 2015By Paul McBethJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will tomorrow outline his... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record again

27 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record again; Meridian paces yield stocks higherJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, pushing the NZX 50 Index to a record, as low interest rates... more

NZ dollar retreats from 3-year low as FOMC, RBNZ awaited

27 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar retreats from 3-year low as FOMC, RBNZ awaitedJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose from a three-year low as traders look ahead to the US Federal Reserve's policy... more

Naked Bus slashes cost of summer travel across North Island

27 Jan 2015 Business News
Naked Bus News release from Naked Bus follows.Naked Bus slashes cost of summer travel across North IslandNorth Island travellers are set for a major boost as Naked Bus slashes the cost of travel between... more

A2 Milk Co changes requirements for NZ directors

27 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk A2 Milk Co changes requirements for NZ directors ahead of ASX listingBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Shareholders of The A2 Milk Company, the milk marketing company, have... more

F&P Appliances subsidiary fined A$200k over warranty claims

27 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk F&P Appliances subsidiary fined A$200k over misleading warranty claimsBy Paul McBethJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Fisher & Paykel Appliances, the New Zealand whiteware manufacturer... 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