Business

Prison 'fight club' furore comes at crucial time for Serco

22 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Prison 'fight club' furore comes as Serco NZ enters renegotiation periodBy Paul McBethJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Serco New Zealand, the local unit of the UK’s Serco Group, enters the period... more

NZ banks in good position to withstand weaker dairy sector

22 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ banks in good position to withstand weaker dairy sectorBy Tina MorrisonJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's banks are in a good position and should be able to withstand pressure on... more

AWF Madison approve $150,000 lift to director fees

22 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk AWF Madison shareholders approve $150,000 increase in directors' fee pool By Fiona RotherhamJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Shareholders of AWF Madison Group, the country’s largest recruiter... more

Wellington Drive first-half sales beat expectations

22 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wellington Drive first-half sales beat expectations on weaker kiwiBy Paul McBethJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington Drive Technologies, the unprofitable maker of energy efficient motors,... more

Summerset takes out 127-year lease for Auckland village

22 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Summerset takes out 127-year lease for sixth Auckland villageBy Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Summerset Group, New Zealand's third-largest retirement village operator, has signed... more

NZ dollar above US66 cents again ahead of OCR call

22 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar above US66 cents again on profit-taking before interest rate decisionBy Tina MorrisonJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced as traders who had bet on the... more

NZX to launch nine ETFs giving investors global exposure

22 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX to launch nine ETFs giving investors global exposureBy Paul McBethJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - NZX, the stock market operator, plans to launch nine new exchange traded funds to offer... more

RBNZ considers easing bank disclosure, loosens finance compa

21 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ considers easing bank disclosure, loosens finance company rulesBy Paul McBethJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is looking at ways to lower regulatory costs for private... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by A2, Auckland Airport

21 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by A2; Auckland AirportBy Suze MetherellJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, as A2 Milk Co rebounded from yesterday's selling. Auckland... more

NZ dollar gains as RBA meeting notes show easing bias

21 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as traders eye trans-Tasman interest rate tracksBy Paul McBethJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as investors weighed up the prospects for rate cuts on... more

NZVIF takes ikeGPS stake inhouse as No 8 Ventures opts out

21 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZVIF takes ikeGPS stake inhouse after No 8 Ventures opts to distribute shares By Paul McBeth July 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, the Crown-funded... more

Loss-making farmers can't afford environmental mitigation

21 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Loss-making farmers can't afford environmental mitigation, says Fed Farmers bossBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says progress made... more

UPDATE: Minnow GeoOp eyes NZX main board

21 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Minnow GeoOp eyes NZX main board(Recasts, adds broker comment, share price)By Suze MetherellJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - GeoOp, the workforce management app, is looking to migrate... more

Alliance shareholders force a special meeting

21 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Alliance shareholders force a special meeting on benefits of industry amalgamationBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - Disgruntled Alliance Group shareholders have gathered... more

Kiwi cereal maker Smartfoods accelerates expansion plans

21 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi cereal maker Smartfoods accelerates expansion plans on trend to healthy eatingBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi cereal maker Smartfoods is about to shift into a new... more

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News

Small businesses urged to value and protect IP

24 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government   Hon Craig Foss Minister for Small Business 24 July 2015 Small businesses urged to value and protect... more

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

23 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Labour Party 23 July 2015MEDIA STATEMENT Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty The Labour Party... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment; Meridian, Genesis drop By Suze ... more

New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses By Pattrick Smellie July 24 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Living

Film NZ scrapped after screen production grant review

23 Jul 2015 Entertainment
Article - BusinessDesk <3>Film NZ scrapped after review of govt's screen production grant By Suze Metherell July 23... more

Awards to recognise the stars of NZ recreation

21 Jul 2015 Lifestyle
Nominations are open for the annual New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, recognising innovative and inspiring... more

Property

'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as China slows

16 Jul 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as Chinese economy slows By Pattrick Smellie July 16 ... more

Auckland house prices up a record 26% in June year: REINZ

13 Jul 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland house prices up 26% in June year, buyers looking further afield: REINZ By Tina Morrison July 13 ... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Travel

SmartGates to more than double

23 Jul 2015 Travel & Tourism
Over $6 million from the Future Investment Fund will go towards expanding and modernising SmartGate at our borders to help manage ... more

Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership

15 Jul 2015 NZ Tourism
Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership A new partnership between the Department of Conservation and New ... more

Sport

All Blacks team named for Test against South Africa

24 Jul 2015 Rugby
James Broadhurst and Lima Sopoaga to make Test debuts                  ... more

Impressive opening for new-look Silver Ferns

24 Jul 2015 Netball
The versatility of the Silver Ferns line-up shone through when they completed an impressive 91-31 win over the Fiji Pearls in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the dogged reluctance to condemn Serco

23 Jul 2015 Opinion
The refusal by Minister Sam Lotu-Liga to hold Serco accountable for the company’s failings in prison management is bad... more

Gordon Campbell on Key talking up our - and China's - economy

21 Jul 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on John Key trying to talk up our - and China’s – ailing economy It wasn’t exactly... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

24 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government   Hon Christopher Finlayson Attorney-General 24 July 2015 Appointment of Queen’s Counsel Three... more

Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire at Callaghan Innovation

22 Jul 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire on Callaghan Innovation board July 22 (BusinessDesk) - Al Monro has been appointed to the... more

Recruitment

Economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ

16 Jul 2015 Press Releases
Declan Clancy says economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy is not... more

2/3s of workers would quit for more flexible work: survey

10 Jul 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - Around two-thirds of workers would consider leaving their current job if offered a comparable one with... more