Business

Oceania Living mulls listing in midst of rest home boom

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Oceania Living mulls listing in midst of retirement village building boomBy Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Oceania Living, the retirement village operator owned by funds... more

Electricity Authority seeks protection for small retailers

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Electricity Authority seeks protection for small retailersBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Power companies face new restrictions on the widespread practice of "saving" and... more

UPDATE: A2 Milk shares rise from 15-mth low on China licence

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: A2 Milk shares bounce from 15-month low on Chinese licence; Synlait still waiting(Updates with share movement, broker comment)By Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Shares in... more

Regulator's draft view trims returns for network monopolies

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Regulator's draft view on monopoly networks would be $33M a year win for consumersBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity and gas consumers will be about $33 million a... more

A2 Milk secures Chinese licence, Synlait still waiting

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk A2 Milk secures Chinese licence, Synlait still waitingBy Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have health benefits, has won... more

Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins to drive profits By Tina Morrison July 22 (BusinessDesk) - Moa Group, the unprofitable boutique beer maker, increased first... more

Chorus services 'cynical attempt' to dodge rules: CallPlus

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk New Chorus services a 'cynical attempt' to dodge regulation, CallPlus saysBy Paul McBethJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission will investigate a claim Chorus's plans to deliver... more

NZ dollar slips ahead of RBNZ's OCR review

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slips as investors weigh competing tensions ahead of RBNZ decisionBy Tina MorrisonJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar slipped as investors weigh the negative signs... more

MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares rise as earnings loom; Air NZ gains

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares rise as earnings loom; Air NZ, Telecom, Sky TV gainBy Suze MetherellJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks rose as investors gauged the potential for listed... more

NZ dollar gains after Griffin's deal; rate review looms

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as Griffin's deal announced, OCR review awaitedBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose as the $700 million sale of Griffin's Foods to a... more

UPDATE: NZ Post to sell Australian Couriers Please unit

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: NZ Post to sell Australian Couriers Please unit(Updates to show drop in goodwill offset by increase in brands value in 3rd graph)By Paul McBethJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Ryman snags Tropicana in Auckland residential village push

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ryman snags Tropicana in Auckland residential village pushBy Suze MetherellJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - Ryman Healthcare, the country's biggest listed retirement village builder and operator,... more

Hon. Steven Joyce: Better public services for businesses

21 Jul 2014 Business News
A single unique number for every business and a range of new services that reduce the need for businesses to provide the same information twice are just some of the ways that government is working to make it... more

PEP sells Griffin's to Universal Robina for $700M

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk PEP sells Griffin's to Universal Robina for $700M after capital return, refinancing in 2013By Paul McBethJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - Pacific Equity Partners has sold Griffin's Foods to... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as OCR pause looms

21 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline from highs as pause in interest rates loomsBy Tina MorrisonJuly 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may have reached its highs for the year and... more

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News

Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

Business

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze Metherell July 31 ... more

Living

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

ADAMS LEADS THE WAY

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
With four days of competition remaining, New Zealand has already equalled its medal haul from four years ago in Delhi, after another... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more