Business

South Port NZ 1H profit jumps, unexpected lift in tonnage

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk South Port NZ first-half profit jumps, unexpected lift in tonnageBy Edwin MitsonFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's southern-most deep water port, South Port New Zealand, saw profits... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on SkyCity outlook

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on underwhelming SkyCity outlook; Xero, MRP declineBy Sophie BootFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell after SkyCity Entertainment Group, the first... more

NZ dollar gains on greenback weakness driven by US rates

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains on greenback weakness driven by US rates, economy outlook By Jonathan UnderhillFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against a broadly weaker greenback... more

Solid Energy in better shape than $1 Aussie coal miner: CEO

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Solid Energy in better position than sold-for-a-dollar Aussie coal mine, CEO Clifford saysBy Jonathan UnderhillFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Solid Energy is in a stronger position than an... more

UPDATE: Shareholders Association fights Wynyard 'black hole'

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Shareholders Association to oppose Wynyard 'black hole' By Pattrick SmellieFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - (ADDS reactive comment from Wynyard, adds share price jump)Feb. 11... more

Shareholders Association to oppose Wynyard 'black hole'

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Shareholders Association to oppose Wynyard 'black hole' By Edwin MitsonFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Shareholders Association says it will oppose security software developer... more

Labour challenges regulator on credit card surcharges

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Labour challenges regulator on credit card surcharges By Pattrick SmellieFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Labour Party MPs challenged the chair and senior managers of the Commerce Commission to... more

NZ services offsetting lower commodity prices, says Moody's

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Booming NZ services sector offsetting lower commodity prices, says Moody'sBy Tina MorrisonFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Moody's Investors Service is comfortable with its Aaa credit rating on... more

CORRECT: Auckland house sales fall in January

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Auckland house sales fall in January, annual price rise below 10%(Fixes number of Auckland houses sold in 2nd graph)By Paul McBethFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The steam continued to... more

Telcos earning too little on big investment: Spark's Moutter

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Telcos earning too little on big infrastructure spend, warns Spark's MoutterBy Fiona RotherhamFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Investment in the telecommunications sector has hit $1.7 billion... more

Auckland house sale fall in Jan, annual price rise under 10%

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland house sales fall in January, annual price rise below 10%By Paul McBethFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The steam continued to come out of the Auckland property market in January, being... more

Suncorp's general NZ business posts 21% drop in 1H profit

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Suncorp's general NZ business posts 21% drop in first-half profit as claims riseBy Paul McBethFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Suncorp Group, the ASX-listed general and life insurer whose local... more

SkyCity first half profit rises 30%, helped by high rollers

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk (Adds chief executive comment throughout, updates shares)By Tina MorrisonUpdate:SkyCity first half profit rises 30%, helped by high rollersFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - SkyCity Entertainment... more

Upsurge in demand for UFB leads to technician shortage

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Upsurge in demand for ultrafast broadband exacerbates technician shortageBy Fiona RotherhamFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - A record upsurge in demand for ultrafast broadband connections since... more

NZ accommodation extends run of gains in December

11 Feb 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ accommodation extends run of gains in DecemberBy Paul McBethFeb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's accommodation providers extended their run of rising guest nights in December as both... more

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News

Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon

5 Feb 2016 News
05 February 2016 Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon The new Museum of Waitangi, opened today by the... more

ETS Review modelling documents released

5 Feb 2016 Environment
5 February 2016 ETS Review modelling documents released Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage... more

Business

NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi, reduced China demand

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi dollar, reduced demand from China By Tina Morrison Feb. 5 ... more

NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security   Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Directors of... more

Living

Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live?

5 Feb 2016 Lifestyle
  4 February 2016What it is to be a Kiwi may depend of where you live – Auckland or elsewhere in New Zealand – with... more

2015: The Year of the Blockbuster

21 Jan 2016 Entertainment
Motion Pictures Distributors' Association   January 21, 2016 2015: The Year of the Blockbuster For the second year in a row the ... more

Property

Auckland house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January

4 Feb 2016 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland's house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January, Barfoot says Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland residential... more

Auckland house prices little changed in December

6 Jan 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland house prices little changed in December as sales volumes, listings drop Jan. 6 (BusinessDesk)... more

Migration

More than 27,000 new Kiwis in 2015

5 Feb 2016 Migration
  This Waitangi Day, New Zealand will roll out the welcome mat to 24 new citizens at Government House, and acknowledge over... more

NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November

21 Dec 2015 Migration
Article - Businesswire   NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November year for travel By Jonathan Underhill Dec. ... more

Travel

More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week

22 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 22 January 2016 More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week Customs ... more

Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln for Canberra flights

21 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln over 10 years for Canberra flights Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington City Council is... more

Sport

Global Racing Teams Attracted to Godzone’s Fifth Chapter

5 Feb 2016 Multisport
70 teams from 11 nations will come together in Kaiteriteri, Tasman this April for the fifth chapter of New Zealand’s premier ... more

Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad

22 Jan 2016 Cricket
Auckland Cricket Friday, 22 January 2016 Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad for Ford Trophy Qualifying Final The Mondiale Auckland... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s fantasy politics and Iran's election

22 Jan 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
We seem to be living in an era of virtual government, where governments promote only an illusion of policy kapow! rather than the... more

Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision

24 Dec 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision Inevitably – and with justification –... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of GCSB Acting Director

5 Feb 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher Finlayson5 February 2016 GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director... more

Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture

22 Jan 2016 Flying Kiwi*
Warren and Mahoney Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture Architectural graduate Antonia Lapwood has been awarded the... more

Recruitment

Addressing skills shortages in dairy farming

11 Dec 2015 Recruitment
    11 December 2015 Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Social... more

Alignment of NZ and Australian qualifications frameworks

4 Dec 2015 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 4 December 2015 Tertiary Education,... more