Business

CORRECT: NZ Refining seen stepping up dividends

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: NZ Refining seen stepping up dividends on record earnings, lower debt(Clarifies timing of dividend expectations, payments in lede, 2nd graph)By Tina MorrisonJan. 28... more

NZ Refining seen stepping up dividends on record earnings

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Refining seen stepping up dividends on record earnings, lower debtBy Tina MorrisonJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Refining is expected to resume dividend payments in 2015 and... more

NZ dollar, swaps fall after RBNZ, Fonterra statements

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar, swaps fall as RBNZ opens door to lower rates, Fonterra cuts forecastBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar and swap rates fell after a one-two hit from... more

Airline pilots agree to night flying into Queenstown

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Airline pilot concerns over night flying into Queenstown Airport have been allayedBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Airline pilots have dropped plans to blacklist night flying at... more

NZ imports rise to record high in 2015 as kiwi dollar falls

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ imports rise to record high in 2015 as kiwi dollar declinesBy Tina MorrisonJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand imports rose to a record high last year as a decline in the value of the... more

Chorus, Spark won't appeal final pricing for copper network

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk No appeal from Chorus or Spark on final pricing for copper networkBy Pattrick SmellieJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Telecommunications network operator Chorus and retailer Spark New Zealand... more

RBNZ's Wheeler opens door for more rate cuts

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ's Wheeler opens door for more rate cuts with inflation set to rise more slowly; kiwi dropsBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has opened the... more

Fonterra cuts forecast payout to $4.15/kgMS

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra cuts forecast milk payout to $4.15/kgMS for current seasonBy Tina MorrisonJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast milk payout for this season as... more

NZ dollar hovers around 65 US cents after Fed, awaiting RBNZ

28 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar hovers around 65 US cents after Fed, awaiting RBNZBy Tina MorrisonJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar hovered around 65 US cents after the Federal Reserve kept... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares flat, Air NZ falls

27 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares flat as Chinese, Australian markets down; Vector, Warehouse rise while Air NZ falls By Sophie BootJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares were almost... more

Rubicon director Hugh Fletcher buys on share price slump

27 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Rubicon director Hugh Fletcher uses share slump as buying opportunityBy Paul McBethJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Rubicon director Hugh Fletcher, who once headed up conglomerate Fletcher... more

Why the rush on TPP? asks US critic

27 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Why the rush on TPP? asks US criticBy Pattrick SmellieJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - An American campaigner against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement is asking "why... more

NZ dollar falls as Aussie inflation rises more than expected

27 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls vs. Aussie as Australian inflation beats expectations; Fed, RBNZ loomBy Paul McBethJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against its trans-Tasman... more

NZ falls in international corruption rankings

27 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ falls in international corruption rankings, OIA and environment blamedBy Sophie BootJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand has fallen down the league table of the least corrupt nations,... more

PM says National will work with any party to pass RMA reform

27 Jan 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk PM says National will work with any party to pass RMA reform, including NZ FirstBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key isn't ruling out ditching concessions... 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