Business

Seeka sees annual profit growth of up to 11%

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Seeka sees annual profit growth of up to 11%, planning for beefed-up capacityBy Paul McBethOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the country's biggest kiwifruit grower,... more

Nuplex agrees to sell ANZ units to Champ for A$127.5 mln

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Nuplex agrees to sell ANZ units to Champ-backed company for A$127.5 mlnBy Suze MetherellOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals maker, agreed to sell two of... more

Jimmy Koh, KVB Kunlun fined, censured for NZX rule breaches

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Jimmy Koh, KVB Kunlun fined $65,000, censured for NZX rule breaches over Z, other IPOsBy Jonathan UnderhillOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - KVB Kunlun New Zealand and its manager Chee Joo (Jimmy)... more

Quantum of fees work to follow second MTF judgment

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Second judgment in Motor Trade Finance fees case leaves open further workBy Paul McBethOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The second judgment in the antitrust regulator's case against auto-lender... more

NZ dollar falls on speculation ECB will inject more stimulus

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls amid speculation ECB will inject more stimulusBy Paul McBethOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after reports that the European Central Bank may consider... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend gains; CEN, TPW rise

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend gains; Contact, Trustpower rise, F&P at recordBy Suze MetherellOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares gained for a third day, paced by Contact... more

NZ dollar holds gains as Chinese data beats estimates

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds gains as Chinese data beats estimates, narrow trading range seenBy Jonathan UnderhillOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held its gains against the greenback... more

Power companies face ban on 'saving' departing customers

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Power companies face ban on 'saving' departing customersBy Pattrick SmellieOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Power companies face a ban on so-called "save" calls, where they ring a customer... more

Cavalier and NZ Wool Services to merge wool scouring units

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Cavalier and NZ Wool Services to merge wool scouring businessesBy Suze MetherellOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International will merge... more

Hellaby expects to complete at least one acquisition in 2015

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Hellaby expects to complete at least one acquisition this yearBy Suze MetherellOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, expects to proceed with at... more

Airwork sees annual profit growth of 48%

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Airwork sees annual profit growth of 48%By Paul McBethOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Airwork Holdings, the aviation service firm which listed on the stock exchange last December, expects to... more

Fletcher Building ups earnings through trebling house builds

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fletcher Building ups earnings through trebling house builds, trialling social housingBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building, New Zealand's biggest company, is... more

Fletcher to triple pace of home building in NZ

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fletcher aims to triple pace of home building in NZ as demand grows, Adamson says By Fiona RotherhamOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building wants to triple the pace of home building in... more

NZ, South Korea free-trade agreement looks imminent

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ, South Korea free-trade agreement looks imminentBy Tina MorrisonOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea appears close to being... more

Fletcher Building sees FY earnings $650M-$690M on 2H rebound

21 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fletcher Building sees FY earnings $650M-$690M on second-half reboundOct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building, the biggest company on the NZX 50 Index, is forecasting a gain in... more

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News

First steps taken towards flag referendum

29 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister Hon Bill EnglishDeputy Prime Minister 29 October 2014 Cabinet has agreed on the... more

NZ to join global crackdown on tax evasion

29 Oct 2014 News
Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced New Zealand’s timetable for participation in a global automatic exchange of... more

Business

NZ dollar holds gains as traders await central bank meetings

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains in the local trading session as traders remain cautious... more

Orion Health seeks up to $150mln, eschews forecasts

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, which develops software systems for patient health management, wants... more

Living

Duo wins MKR NZ by just one point

29 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Neena and Belinda have won the first season of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand. The "Modern Day Hippies" beat Aaron and Heather in... more

MKRNZ - The WeedEaters are cleaning up

28 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Modern Day Hippies Neena and Belinda breezed through the semi finals last night on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand and no one could be... more

Property

Goodman Property sells three Christchurch sites for $18.9M

28 Oct 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, the biggest listed property investor by market value, sold two... more

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

NZ Rugby League: Matagi to debut against Samoa

29 Oct 2014 Rugby League
Vodafone Warriors prop Suaia Matagi is poised to play his first test for the NZ Kiwis against his old team-mates, Toa Samoa, at... more

Cancer Society named official charity for Cricket World Cup

28 Oct 2014 Cricket
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Cancer Society named official charity in New Zealand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 The Cancer Society has... more

Columns

The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political

28 Oct 2014 Opinion
Article - Adam Parsons The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political by Adam Parsons22 October 2014more

Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes

28 Oct 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes by Gordon Campbell If the Trans Pa... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to France appointed

28 Oct 2014 Appointments
Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next... more

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Recruitment

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more