Business

Independent Liquor writes off goodwill as FY loss widens

25 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Independent Liquor writes off remaining goodwill as FY loss widens, puts Mill on the blockBy Paul McBethJune 25 (BusinessDesk) - Independent Liquor (NZ), the liquor company owned by... more

Fonterra guaranteed milk price oversubscribed, scaled back

25 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra's guaranteed milk price offer oversubscribed as farmers shelter from volatile pricingBy Tina MorrisonJune 25 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group had twice as many farms... more

NZ dollar advances as investors take a breather from decline

25 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar advances as investors take a breather from rapid declineBy Tina MorrisonJune 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as investors deemed its recent decline had gone... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan Underhill June 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, in heavier than... more

NZ dollar rises from five-year low

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises from five-year low as investors weigh US outlook, GreeceBy Paul McBethJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose from a five-year low as investors weighed up the... more

NZ honey peak body could cost $2m, but who pays?

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ honey peak body could cost $2m, but who pays?By Suze MetherellJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - A proposal to create a single body representing New Zealand's beekeepers and honey product... more

Tower faces hit of up to $5.8 mln from storm claims

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tower faces hit of up to $5.8 mln from storm claimsBy Paul McBethJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the general insurer, faces a financial hit of up to $5.8 million from storms across... more

UPDATE:A2 confirms Dean Foods is other party in possible bid

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: A2 confirms Dean Foods is other party in possible takeover bid with Freedom Foods(Adds A2 confirmation of Dean Foods as prospective buyer)By Paul McBethJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - A2... more

Disgraced Heart of City boss Alex Swney gets 5 years, 7 mths

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Disgraced Heart of City boss Alex Swney gets five years, seven month jail termBy Fiona RotherhamJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - The disgraced former chief executive of Auckland’s Heart of the... more

Foodstuffs may reduce Gilmours, Toops wholesale footprint

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Foodstuffs may reduce Gilmours, Toops wholesale footprint, in talks with 128 staffBy Paul McBethJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - Foodstuffs North Island, part of the cooperative group that makes... more

US likely to force pace on TPP with fast track in place

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk US likely to force pace on TPP with fast track in placeBy Pattrick SmellieJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - The United States is likely to try and force the pace of negotiations to conclude the... more

UPDATE: Sky TV, Spark shares up as Kiwis lose global access

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Sky TV, Spark shares rise after settlement squashes 'Global Mode'(Recasts with share prices, fund manager and Internet NZ comment)By Paul McBethJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky... more

Veritas sees annual profit rising as much as 28% in 2016

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Veritas sees annual profit rising as much as 28% in 2016, after 2015 downgradesBy Fiona RotherhamJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - Veritas Investments, the listed food and beverage investor,... more

SeaDragon gets $2.5M loan from cornerstone shareholder

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SeaDragon gets $2.5M loan from cornerstone shareholder to help fund refineryBy Tina MorrisonJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, has... more

Texas-based Dean Foods mum on rumours of A2 takeover

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Texas-based Dean Foods mum on rumours of A2 takeoverBy Paul McBethJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - Texas-based food and beverage company Dean Foods is keeping quiet on Australian media reports... more

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News

Regeneration the focus of Christchurch governance

2 Jul 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes... more

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

2 Jul 2015 News
Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World... more

Business

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

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

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Wimbledon 2015: NZ Tennis players progress

2 Jul 2015 Sport
Kiwi Artem Sitak braves soaring temperatures and a lengthy battle to make it into the second round of doubles at Wimbledon.Kiwi Davis... more

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

2 Jul 2015 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) National Selectors have picked a 12-strong Silver Ferns team featuring a mix of youth and experience to... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

2 Jul 2015 Opinion
Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good... more

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Kiwi Success

New Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board appointments

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment New EPA board appointments Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... more

New Chair and Commissioners for Maori Language Commission

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Chair and Commissioners appointed to the Maori Language Commission The Maori Development Minister is pleased to announce that... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more