Business

Augusta Capital increases FY earnings by 5%

21 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Augusta increases FY earnings 5% as funds management offsets rental declineBy Paul McBethMay 21 (BusinessDesk) - Augusta Capital, the listed property investor and fund manager, increased... more

Intueri sees annual earnings at bottom end of guidance

21 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Intueri sees annual earnings at bottom end of guidanceBy Paul McBethMay 21 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, New Zealand's largest private training college, expects annual... more

Zespri doubles FY profit on deferred revenues, sales jump

21 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Zespri doubles FY profit on deferred Gold license revenue, sales climb 16%By Paul McBethMay 21 (BusinessDesk) - Zespri International, which controls exports of New Zealand kiwifruit, more... more

NZ dollar drops to 2-month low on outlook for rate cuts

21 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops to 2-month low on outlook for interest rate cutsBy Tina MorrisonMay 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to a two-month low as expectations of interest rate... more

Jade Software narrows FY loss on Master Terminal unit growth

21 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Jade Software narrows FY loss as Master Terminal unit growth beats expectationsBy Paul McBethMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, the Christchurch-based software developer, narrowed its... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed, Fonterra falls on GDT

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed, Fonterra falls on GDT, Chorus rises By Suze MetherellMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares were mixed, Fonterra Shareholders Fund fell after dairy... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed, Fonterra falls on GDT

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed, Fonterra falls on GDT, Chorus rises By Suze MetherellMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares were mixed, Fonterra Shareholders Fund fell after dairy... more

NZ dollar falls on optimism for US economy; Fed minutes loom

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls on growing optimism over US economy; FOMC minutes loomBy Paul McBethMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as investor optimism about the strength of the US... more

Colin McKenzie steps down as Cavalier CEO ahead of FY loss

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Colin McKenzie steps down as Cavalier CEO ahead of writedowns that will lead to FY lossBy Jonathan UnderhillMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - Colin McKenzie has stepped down as managing director... more

APN's NZME sees future in paywalls, growth in digital sales

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk APN's NZME sees future in paywalls, growth in share of digital salesMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - APN News & Media has touted a single newsroom concept for its NZME unit in New Zealand,... more

Vodafone NZ's annual revenue dips as competition mounts

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vodafone NZ's annual revenue dips as competition mountsBy Paul McBethMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - Global telecommunications firm Vodafone Group has reported a dip in its New Zealand revenue... more

Poll shows local government has a reputation problem

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Poll shows local government has a reputation problemBy Pattrick SmellieMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - Polling of some 3,000 members of the public and businesses scores local government poorly on... more

LGFA extends bond terms as councils shift to 30-year plans

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk LGFA extends bond terms as councils shift to 30-year plansBy Suze MetherellMay 20 (BusinessDesk) - The Local Government Funding Agency, New Zealand councils' lender, now boasts the... more

Consumer NZ vs Qantas

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Consumer NZ ramps up campaign to get Qantas's Jetstar to drop pre-ticked booking forms May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Consumer NZ is calling on the public to lobby Qantas Airways's Jetstar... more

TruScreen to raise up to $4 mln to fund Chinese expansion

20 May 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
May 20 (BusinessDesk) - NZAX-listed TruScreen will seek to raise up to $4 million to ramp up manufacturing of its single use sensors as it targets China with its cervical cancer screen system having recently... more

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News

Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on

26 May 2015 News
Horizons Regional Council Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on A Rangitikei River stone monument commemorating a significant... more

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels,... more

Business

NZ trade surplus narrows in April as dairy exports fall

26 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ trade surplus narrows as expected in April as whole milk powder exports decline May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ consumer confidence slips in May

22 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
May 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence slipped in May as sentiment about current and future conditions eased. The... more

Living

NZ Surfer Daniel Kereopa in New Documentary

23 May 2015 Lifestyle
The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a documentary that went live online this... more

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

Property

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch... more

Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth

20 May 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth, cost clamp down May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust,... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance... more

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in... more

Sport

England wins by 124 runs at Lord's

26 May 2015 Cricket
DAY FIVE: First Innings: England 389 (Root 98, Stokes 92; Henry 4-93, Boult 4-79) v BLACKCAPS 523 (Williamson 132, Guptill 70) in the... more

Sir Owen Glenn creates Warriors trust

26 May 2015 Rugby League
  Sir Owen Glenn is to transfer his 50% stake in the NZ Warriors rugby league franchise to a trust named the "Sir Owen Glenn... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked.... more

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Kiwi Success

2015 Youth Awards winners announced

26 May 2015 People
Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2015 Youth Awards. Winners will be presented with awards at a... more

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 People
Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology... more

Recruitment

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

NZ's growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

15 May 2015 State of the Market Report By Paul McBeth
  NZ's growing ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification, Joyce says May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's information... more