Business

GPG posts surge in first-half Coats earnings

13 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk GPG still wrangling UK pension liability, Coats 1H earnings more than doublesBy Paul McBethAug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Guinness Peat Group is still grappling with its UK pension liability... more

NZ dollar gains from two-month low

13 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains from two-month low as German investors grow pessimisticBy Paul McBethAug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained from a two-month low as weak German investor... more

Kirkcaldie shareholders to vote on $45.85M building sale

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kirkcaldie shareholders to vote on $45.85M building sale By Paul McBethAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) –Shareholders in upmarket Wellington retailer Kirkcaldie & Stains are to vote on whether... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise, led by Xero; Summerset falls

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise, led by Xero, ANZ; Summerset drops on 1H earningsBy Suze MetherellAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks rose, while lagging behind a global rally, as... more

Ngai Tahu, Tainui agree to buy Go Bus from Next Capital

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ngai Tahu, Tainui agree to buy Go Bus from Next Capital for $170MAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Ngai Tahu Holdings Corp and Tainui Group Holdings, the iwi investment companies, have agreed to... more

NZ dollar falls as Australian business confidence grows

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls vs. greenback as upbeat Australian firms stoke demand for A$By Paul McBethAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell against the greenback as growing confidence... more

Infratil to halve capital spending as Aussie options mature

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Infratil to halve capital spending as Aussie options matureBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil is expecting to spend between $295 million and $365 million next year on... more

Wrightson shares rally as rural, seed & grain drive profit

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wrightson shares rally as rural services, seeds & grain drive profit reboundBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Shares of PGG Wrightson rose to their highs of the past five... more

Lightning Lab start-ups raise $2.2 mln in seed investment

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Lightning Lab start-ups raise $2.2 mln in seed investmentBy Paul McBethAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Five of the nine start-ups to go through Lightning Lab’s digital accelerator programme have... more

Westpac NZ boss Peter Clare resigns after heart surgery

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Westpac NZ boss Peter Clare resigns after major heart surgeryBy Paul McBeth Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Westpac Banking Corp’s New Zealand chief executive Peter Clare has resigned to recover... more

Summerset first-half profit growth slows

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Summerset first-half profit growth slows as focus turns to investment in villages ahead of salesBy Tina MorrisonAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Summerset Group, New Zealand's third-largest... more

Wrightson returns to profit after year-earlier impairment

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wrightson returns to profit after year-earlier impairment; outlook clouded by dairy slumpBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by... more

NZ dollar fails to budge from key level in aimless market

12 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar fails to budge from key 84.60 US cent level in directionless marketBy Tina MorrisonAug. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar continues to hover around its key 200-day... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks mixed as investors wait on earnings

11 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks mixed as investors wait on earnings, NZX gains on 1H liftBy Suze MetherellAug. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand share were mixed as investors waited on earnings... more

NZ dollar little changed, eschews risk aversion

11 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed as yield advantage offsets risk aversionBy Paul McBethAug. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed as the currency's relatively attractive... more

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News

Maori King's son back before court

20 Aug 2014 News
The son of the Maori King will be back before the court next week. Last month, Korotangi Paki, 19, was let off charges of burglary,... more

Shark finning to be banned from 1 October

20 Aug 2014 News
A ban on the finning of all shark species within New Zealand waters will take effect from 1 October this year, Conservation ... more

Business

Airways sees 27% gain in 2015 profit, misses 2014 target

20 Aug 2014 Business News
By Tina Morrison Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Airways Corp. of New Zealand expects to boost profit 27 percent this year, after missing... more

Landcorp cuts FY15 earnings guidance on lower dairy payout

20 Aug 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Landcorp Farming, the state-owned commercial farmer, slashed guidance for 2015 earnings... more

Living

Adventurer wins prestigious University of Waikato award

20 Aug 2014 Entertainment
Adventurer, management consultant and motivational speaker Jamie Fitzgerald will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the... more

Weta Workshop & Roxy Cinema Exclusive WOAP Event

20 Aug 2014 Entertainment
CoCo at The Roxy unwraps the art of food in film Wellington’s iconic The Roxy Cinema is turning into a movie set next week as... more

Property

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

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

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

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Air NZ Dreamliner to be put on show

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
An Air New Zealand Dreamliner is to be put on show at a famous air show next week. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be exhibited to... more

Sport

Four Nations set stage for NZ teams

20 Aug 2014 Rugby League
This year's Rugby League Four Nations will provide the catalyst for five New Zealand representative sides - not just the NZ Kiwis -... more

Commonwealth Games Head of Sport joins World Masters Games

20 Aug 2014 Sport
  From Glasgow to Auckland is the well-travelled route taken by Australian Greg Warnecke, announced today as the General... more

Columns

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

19 Aug 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in... more

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

19 Aug 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy by Gordon Campbell When future historians seek to identify... more

Kiwi Success

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

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more

The Right To Work: Young New Zealanders

18 Aug 2014 Recruitment
Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment... more