Business

NZ Racing Board books a win on Football World Cup

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Racing Board books a win on Football World Cup, spends big chasing online puntersBy Suze MetherellOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Racing Board lifted annual profit 0.2 percent... more

Pulse Energy seeks up to $6 mln in convertible notes offer

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pulse Energy seeks up to $6 mln in convertible notes offerBy Paul McBethOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Pulse Energy, the electricity retailer controlled by lines company Buller Electricity, is... more

Grant Herbert jailed for four years six months for fraud

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Grant Herbert jailed for four years six months in insurance broking fraudBy Paul McBethOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Grant Herbert, the former owner and director of failed insurance broking... more

NZ manufacturing growth accelerates in September

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ manufacturing growth accelerates in SeptemberBy Paul McBethOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand manufacturing accelerated in September, its fourth monthly increase after a mid-year... more

Crowd-funded film raises $453,800, just shy of top target

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Crowd-funded film raises $453,800, just shy of maximum target By Suze MetherellOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - A new film to be directed by Lee Tamahori closed its equity crowd-funding offer... more

Pushpay rejigs marketing structure

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pushpay rejigs marketing structureBy Paul McBethOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payment app developer, has dropped its centralised marketing strategy in favour of... more

Commerce Commission shelves Chorus investigation

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Commerce Commission shelves investigation into new Chorus servicesBy Paul McBethOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has suspended an investigation into Chorus's proposed... more

NZ dollar rises to 3-week high amid global growth concerns

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises to 3-week high amid global growth concerns as dairy prices gain By Tina MorrisonOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched a three-week high even amid... more

Dairy product prices rebound from five-year low

16 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices rebound from five-year lowOct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, recovering from the lowest level in five years,... more

SkyCity pushes out deadline for completing convention centre

15 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SkyCity pushes out deadline for completing international convention centreBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - SkyCity Entertainment Group has extended by nine months the deadline... more

NZ dollar trims advance, overnight dairy auction key

15 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar trims advance, may gain on prospects of stronger dairy auctionBy Jonathan UnderhillOct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar trimmed its gains of the start of the week... more

MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares snap 3 days of declines

15 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares snap 3 days of declines as investor hunt yieldBy Suze MetherellOct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares snapped three days of falls as investors hunted yield in... more

Commonwealth Bank declares 5% stake in ERoad

15 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Commonwealth Bank declares 5% stake in ERoadBy Suze MetherellOct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has taken a substantial shareholding in ERoad, two months after... more

Danone says court delay would cause injustice

15 Oct 2014 Business News By Tina Morrison
  Danone says court delay would cause injustice if Fonterra arbitration fails Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Danone Asia Pacific Holdings, the local unit of the French food company, argued in the Court of Appeal... more

RMA needs reform to ease urban development: Smith

15 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RMA needs reform to ease urban development: SmithBy Pattrick SmellieOct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Newly appointed Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced Resource Management Act reform... more

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News

Prime Minister extends condolences to Canada

23 Oct 2014 News
Prime Minister John Key has expressed his deepest sympathies to those affected by this morning’s events in Canada. “The... more

Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

22 Oct 2014 News
This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 climbs to new record, led by RBD

23 Oct 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 climbs to new record, Restaurant Brands gains on guidance Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a... more

CarbonScape seeks $1.5M from crowd with 'green coke' offer

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   CarbonScape seeks $1.5 mln from crowd with 'green coke' offer By Suze Metherell Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk)... more

Living

WW100 - why did NZ fight? Was it for democracy or empire?

20 Oct 2014 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
On Thursday 16 October, the NZ-UK Link Foundation held their Inaugural Annual Lecture at the University of London’s Senate... more

A major win for organic New Zealand wine in the European Union

16 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
New Zealand’s organic wine industry has scored a major export victory with the announcement that the European Commission... more

Property

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more

National Property Market Analysis

15 Oct 2014 Property
Auckland and Christchurch have recovered from the winter lull that is traditional in real estate, with written sales up and average... more

Migration

Migrants filliing employment gaps

22 Oct 2014 Migration
A stream of migrants has helped plug some of the gaps in New Zealand's steady employment growth. New data reveals migration numbers... more

UK Government: Indefinite Leave to Remain made simple

30 Sep 2014 Migration
There are thousands of expats living in the UK who are aiming for permanent residency status and, eventually, a British passport. But... more

Travel

NZ guest nights flat in August as foreign stays taper off

10 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
  By Paul McBeth Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights were largely flat in August from a month earlier as a gain... more

Business tourism industry applauds Key's vision

6 Oct 2014 NZ Tourism
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is welcoming news that Prime Minister John Key is to retain his Tourism portfolio... more

Sport

2014 Four Nations: England, Australia, New Zealand and Samoa take centre stage on Saturday

23 Oct 2014 Rugby League
The 2014 Four Nations gets underway on Saturday with England vying with holders Australia, New Zealand and Samoa to take the honours... more

Community Netball Manager appointed to Welsh Netball

23 Oct 2014 Netball
Netball New Zealand Community Netball Manager appointed to Welsh Netball 23 October 2014 Trish Wilcox has been appointed as the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Gordon Campbell on New Zealand (again) in other peoples wars

16 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on New Zealand getting involved (again) in other peoples wars Apparently, the Key government is still... more

Kiwi Success

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Kiwi Income Property reshuffles executive positions

13 Oct 2014 Appointments
Article - BusinessDesk   Kiwi Income Property reshuffles executive positions By Suze Metherell Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi... more

Recruitment

Ngati Awa Cast Net Wide In Search For Commercial Leaders

9 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Te Runanga o Ngati Awa is widening its scope in the hunt for directors for the Whakatane based iwi authority’s commercial arm... more

NZ's top pay packet revealed: $4.1m

30 Sep 2014 Recruitment
With a total pay package worth $4.1 million, ANZ New Zealand's David Hisco is the top-paid boss in the Business Herald's executive pay... more