Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as investors chase yield

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as investors chase yield; Genesis, property trusts gainBy Suze MetherellOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks rose as investors were lured to high... more

CORRECT: Just Water founder Falkenstein makes takeover bid

9 Oct 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  (Clarifies 'Dirty Politics' claims in 5th graph) Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Just Water's founder and majority shareholder Tony Falkenstein has made a full takeover bid for the water cooler and supplies... more

NZ dollar gains after Fed's greenback concerns

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains after Fed's greenback concerns surprise marketBy Paul McBethOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained after minutes from the Federal Reserve's September policy... more

Kenyan farmers benefit from aid programme and Kiwi know-how

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kenyan avocado farmers benefit from aid programme and Kiwi agri know-howBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Twelve hundred smallholder avocado farmers in the central highlands of... more

Hobbit tax rebate climbs to $153 mln in year 4 of production

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Hobbit tax rebate climbs to $153 mln in year four of productionBy Paul McBethOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand taxpayers have stumped up $153 million via tax rebates for the making of... more

Supreme Court ends Greymouth Petroleum stoush

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Supreme Court ends Greymouth Petroleum stoushBy Pattrick SmellieOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The Supreme Court has effectively ended a bid by interests associated with estranged Greymouth... more

NZ beef exports to Indonesia double as quotas come off

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ beef exports to Indonesia double after quota restrictions removedBy Tina MorrisonOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand beef exports to Indonesia more than doubled over the past year as... more

Just Water founder Falkenstein makes takeover bid

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Just Water founder Falkenstein makes takeover bidBy Paul McBethOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Just Water's founder and majority shareholder Tony Falkenstein has made a full takeover bid for the... more

CORRECT: Kim Dotcom takes another stab at staying mum on assets

9 Oct 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
(Fixes Justice French's name in 2nd graph) Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Internet entrepreneur and failed political party-starter Kim Dotcom has taken another stab at keeping the value and nature of his unfrozen... more

UPDATED: IkeGPS shares jump on expanded defence deal

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATED: IkeGPS shares jump on expanded defence deal(Updates with chief executive comment throughout)By Suze MetherellOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - IkeGPS Group, the makers of remote measuring... more

Dotcom takes another stab at staying mum on assets

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dotcom takes another stab at staying mum on assetsBy Paul McBethOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Internet entrepreneur and failed political party-starter Kim Dotcom has taken another stab at... more

CORRECT: Xero appoints heavy-hitter, Andy Lark, for US push

9 Oct 2014 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
  CORRECT: Xero appoints heavy-hitter, Andy Lark, to push US sales (CORRECTS and updates Andy Lark's current employment in sixth par) Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Cloud accounting software firm Xero has snared... more

NZ spending on credit, debit cards falls in September

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ spending on credit, debit cards falls in September, led by groceryBy Suze MetherellOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders decreased spending on their credit and debit cards in... more

IkeGPS shares jump on expanded defence deal

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk IkeGPS shares jump on expanded defence dealBy Suze MetherellOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - IkeGPS Group, the makers of remote measuring devices, says revenue will exceed its June prospectus... more

Xero appoints heavy-hitter, Andy Lark, to push US sales

9 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero appoints heavy-hitter, Andy Lark, to push US salesBy Pattrick SmellieOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Cloud accounting software firm Xero has snared Andy Lark, an expatriate New Zealander... more

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News

NZ Labour Party Names Review Team

19 Oct 2014 Politics
New Zealand Labour Party Labour Names Review Team Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its ... more

The Nation: RSA President BJ Clark & Ian Taylor, New NZ Flag

18 Oct 2014 News
The Nation Lisa Owen interviews RSA President BJ Clark and tech innovator Ian Taylor about changing the NZ flag Lisa Owen: Welcome... more

Business

Visiting Harvard Prof Bloom urges NZ to raise retirement age

17 Oct 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand needs to lift its retirement age and take advantage of an adaptable workforce before it gets... 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... 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

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

Migration boom rolls on as fewer kiwis depart

30 Sep 2014 Migration
New Zealand's annual net migration rose to a record in August, exceeding Treasury's forecasts, and spurred by more migrant arrivals... 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

Henare makes it three-in-a-row at Gisborne

19 Oct 2014 Sport
New Master Woolhandler Joel Henare continued an unbeaten start to the new shearing sports season with a triumphant homecoming in ... more

Te Iwi Kiwi jersey captures Pacific roots

17 Oct 2014 Rugby League
When the NZ Kiwis run onto Whangarei’s Toll Stadium for their Four Nations clash with Toa Samoa on November 1, they will pay ... more

Columns

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

Gordon Campbell: child poverty and Shearer’s latest outburst

15 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The politicisation of (a) the public service and (b) the operations of the Official Information Act have been highlighted by the ... 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