Business

Wherescape gets capital injection, IPO still on the cards

14 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wherescape gets new venture capital injection, IPO still on the cardsBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Wherescape, the data warehousing company, has had a fresh injection of... more

NZ shellfish farmers to save time, money from new toxin test

14 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk New test for serious algal toxin threat saves time and money for NZ shellfish farmersBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 14 (BusinessDesk) - The most serious algal toxin threat to New Zealand... more

Heartland gets looser capital requirements

14 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Heartland gets looser capital requirements, plans to keep current levelsBy Paul McBethJan. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand, the bank formed from the merger of Marac Finance with... more

NZ banks on stable footing in 2015, Fitch says

14 Jan 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
NZ banks on stable footing in 2015 supported by economic growth, Fitch says Jan. 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's banks are expected to maintain their profit margins as the country's upbeat economic momentum... more

NZ dollar falls to week low as investors shun riskier assets

14 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls to week low as investors shun riskier assets on oil, inflation declinesBy Tina MorrisonJan. 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to a week low as investors... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 rises to record led by Freightways

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 rises to record as Freightways, Mainfreight buoyed by cheap oilBy Suze MetherellJan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The NZX 50 Index rose to a record, led by Freightways and... more

NZ dollar buoyed by upbeat Chinese trade data

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar buoyed by upbeat Chinese trade data By Paul McBeth Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was buoyed by better than expected Chinese trade figures after plunging... more

A boot stamping on a human face forever

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Opinion - InternetNZ A boot stamping on a human face foreverThis is a blog post that has appeared on InternetNZ's website at: https://internetnz.nz/blog/boot-stamping-human-face-forever. UK Prime Minister David... more

Metlifecare to buy Auckland land as part of $150 mln project

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Metlifecare to buy 5 hectares in Auckland as part of $150 mln developmentBy Suze MetherellJan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Metlifecare, the retirement village operator, has entered into a... more

UPDATED: Allied Press takes 80% stake in Post A Note

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATED: Allied Press takes 80% stake in Post A Note(Adds with extra detail from Post A Note CEO in 4th and 5th graphs)By Suze MetherellJan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Press, the... more

NZ agritech exports on a roll but still lagging peers

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk New Zealand's agritech exports on a roll but still underperforming peersBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s agritechnology exports, worth $1.2 billion annually,... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay boardBy Suze MetherellJan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the NZAX-listed mobile... more

Allied Press takes 80% stake in Post A Note

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Allied Press takes 80% stake in Post A NoteBy Suze MetherellJan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Press, the privately held South Island newspaper company, has taken an 80 percent stake in Post... more

NZ dollar declines as traders back yen in commodity sell-off

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar declines as investors favour yen after commodities fall By Tina Morrison Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched a week low against the yen as investors... more

New Zealand's Reserve Bank named central bank of the year

13 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk New Zealand's Reserve Bank named central bank of the yearJan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's efforts to stifle house price inflation by using new policy tools has... more

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News

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

25 Jan 2015 News
Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and families as she has been a senior and much respected member of the... more

Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

26 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 charts new record high, led by Spark

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close as holidays in Auckland and Australia kept... more

NZ services sector activity ends 2014 on up note

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in December, led by wholesale trade and... more

Living

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

26 Jan 2015 Arts
Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay... more

Wellington SPCA Open Day

26 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Wellington SPCA will be holding its second annual Open Day on Waitangi Day, February 6th, at its Newtown Animal Care, Education and... more

Property

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Gordon Campbell on the Greek election, and EU turmoil

22 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the election in Greece, and EU turmoil The election in Greece on Sunday –... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more