Business

NZ tourism spending forecast to increase 25% by 2020: MBIE

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ tourism spending forecast to increase 25% by 2020, MBIE saysBy Tina MorrisonSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism spending in New Zealand will likely increase 25 percent to an annual $8.3... more

EPA gives early nod on Taranaki well consent application

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk EPA gives early nod on Taranaki well consent applicationBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The first marine consent application to drill for oil and gas in the Taranaki Basin has... more

NZX sponsors angels

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX sponsors angelsBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Stock Exchange operator, NZX, is backing early stage investment by becoming a sponsor of the country's... more

Start-up CoachSeek raises more than $450k for development

5 Sep 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  Sep. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Software start-up CoachSeek raised more than $450,000 after going through the Lighting Lab accelerator programme, and plans to knuckle down and develop its product before ramping ... more

NZ competitiveness improves to 17th in world rankings

5 Sep 2014 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
  NZ competitiveness improves, but innovation and infrastructure lag Sept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand has improved one place to be ranked 17th most competitive country in the world, as measured by the... more

Wholesale trade rises in second quarter

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wholesale trade rises in second quarter, boosted by groceries, liquor, tobaccoBy Suze MetherellSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Wholesale trade rose in the second quarter, after a fall in the... more

SME owners negative on capital gains tax, says MYOB survey

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SME owners negative on capital gains tax, says MYOB surveyBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Some 60 percent of small and medium-sized business owners are negative about the... more

DNZ Property targets minimum 2.5% annual dividend growth

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk DNZ Property targets minimum 2.5% annual dividend growthBy Paul McBethSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - DNZ Property Fund, the country's sixth-biggest listed property investor by market value,... more

NZ new vehicle sales surge in August, heading for FY record

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ new vehicle sales surge in August, heading for annual recordBy Tina MorrisonSep. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Sales of new vehicles surged in August, suggesting annual sales may reach a new... more

Regulator cuts future Horizon Energy earnings in settlement

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Regulator cuts future Horizon Energy earnings in out of court settlementBy Suze MetherellSep. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission will cut the amount Horizon Energy can earn in... more

SMES Still Waiting for Reduced Red Tape

5 Sep 2014 Business News
 Policy preferences more split between parties New Zealand small businesses are still looking for policies to reduce their compliance burden, that’s according to the latest nationwide MYOB Business... more

A2 shareholder Freedom Foods buys $589k of shares

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk A2 cornerstone shareholder Freedom Foods buys $589k of shares after dilutionBy Paul McBethSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - ASX-listed Freedom Foods Group bought almost one million shares of A2... more

AWF expects 1H sales growth near 61%, flags fatter earnings

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk AWF expects 1H sales growth near 61%, flags fatter earnings, debt reductionBy Paul McBethSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - AWF Group, the contract labour firm, anticipates first-half sales will... more

NZ dollar rises to 6-week high vs. euro after ECB cuts rates

5 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises to 6-week high vs. euro after ECB cuts rates, signals asset purchasesBy Paul McBethSept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a six-week high against the euro... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Pacific Edge on patent

4 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Pacific Edge on patent news; Chorus fallsBy Suze MetherellSep. 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by Pacific Edge after it was granted a... more

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News

PM responds to incorrect surveillance claims

15 Sep 2014 News
Prime Minister John Key tonight corrected misinformation that has been put in the public domain concerning the operations of the... more

On the Nation: Lisa Owen Interviews Colin Craig

13 Sep 2014 Politics
Article - The Nation On the Nation: Lisa Owen Interviews Colin Craig Lisa Owen: Conservative Party leader Colin Craig joins me now.... more

Business

Greenwald posts article on NZ spying allegations

15 Sep 2014 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
Article - BusinessDesk   Greenwald posts article on spying allegations ahead of 'Moment of Truth' event By Fiona Rotherham Sept.... more

NZX questions Vista's 24% gain in past two weeks

15 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Vista Group International, the cinema software and data analytics company, has been issued a please... more

Living

Pop superstar Lady Gaga using Shuttlerock's kiwi software

15 Sep 2014 Environment By Fiona Rotherham
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. While... more

German, Kiwi films big winners at Uni Shorts 2014

15 Sep 2014 Entertainment
AUCKLAND: German filmmakers dominated the awards at the third annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival held over the... more

Property

Auckland house sales drop in August as winter, election weigh

3 Sep 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the... more

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

Migration

Reserve Bank says migration impact on housing 'muted' so far

11 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand's decade-high net migration inflow is having on... more

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

Travel

Longer Wellington runway worth 2-5 flights daily by 2060

11 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital... more

NZ guest nights rise in July

10 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
NZ guest nights rise in July on school holidays, record short term visitors   Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest... more

Sport

Last race puts ETNZ on top

15 Sep 2014 Sport
Emirates Team New Zealand Today’s pictures are here Emirates Team New Zealand has won Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing series today... more

All Blacks hold off great foes South Africa

14 Sep 2014 Rugby
In the end it was down to some belligerent and tireless defence from the All Blacks, and a couple of moments of sublime from Kieran... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations

15 Sep 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations All that hanging out with the All Blacks clearly... more

Gordon Campbell on Obama’s major foreign policy speech today

11 Sep 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on Obama’s major foreign policy speech today on the Islamic State For the Syrian people, the next ten... more

Kiwi Success

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

10 Sep 2014 People
The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards... more

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Recruitment

Paramedics in NZ jump at opportunity of London career

11 Sep 2014 Recruitment
Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Paramedics hoping for a chance to work for the... more

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more