Business

Wynyard 1H loss widens as sales climb 39%

25 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wynyard 1H loss widens as sales climb 39%, says stock price doesn't reflect valueBy Paul McBethAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Wynyard Group, the intelligence software developer, widened its... more

Genesis Energy ups dividends as free cash flow increases

25 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Genesis Energy ups dividends as free cash flow increasesBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Genesis Energy became the latest electricity company to increase its distributions to... more

NZ dollar slumps to 62 US cts amid volatile trading

25 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slumps to 62 US cents amid volatile trading on global growth concernsBy Tina MorrisonAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar slumped to its lowest level in six years as... more

SkyCity to sell up to $125 mln of bonds to repay bank debt

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SkyCity to sell up to $125 mln of bonds to repay bank debtBy Paul McBethAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - SkyCity Entertainment Group, the country's only listed casino operator, plans to sell as... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks fall in sea of red; Xero plunges

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks fall in sea of red; Xero, Chorus plungeBy Suze MetherellAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares dropped the most in four years in a global sell off after weak... more

NZ dollar drops with stocks afte weak Chinese manufacturing

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops as weak Chinese manufacturing spurs global share-market routBy Paul McBethAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped back below 66 US cents as stocks across... more

FMA expects flood of appeals of FSP deregistration

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA expects flood of appeals of FSP deregistration, as Wewege's firm becomes test caseBy Suze MetherellAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority is expecting a wave of... more

NZ Steel, iron sands mines on notice in Bluescope NZ review

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Steel, iron sands mines on notice as Bluescope reviews steelmaking in NZ By Pattrick SmellieAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Australian steel products group Bluescope is to review its... more

Nib NZ reverses decade of policy-holder decline

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Private health insurer nib NZ reverses decade of policy-holder declineBy Fiona RotherhamAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Nib New Zealand, the local arm of the Australian private health insurer... more

CallPlus $253 mln price tag largely goodwill

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CallPlus $253 mln price tag largely goodwill, M2 accounts show By Paul McBethAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - ASX-listed telecommunications firm M2 Group attributed just a fifth of the A$253... more

Investors driving up risk in Auckland housing, RBNZ says

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Investors driving up risk in Auckland housing but no room to raise interest rates, Spencer saysAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The growing presence of investors in Auckland's property market is... more

NZ, Australian shares drop, Asia to follow

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ, Australian shares drop, Asia to follow as weak Chinese data saps risk appetiteBy Joshua RiddifordAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares suffered their biggest decline in almost... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi's fate in hands of US rate track

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi's fate this week at the mercy of US interest rate views By Tina Morrison Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar's fortunes will probably be... more

Economists gloomy about how far dairy prices will recover

24 Aug 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Economists gloomy about how far dairy prices will recover Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The outlook for dairy prices remains dire in the near term and will force the Reserve Bank to further cut interest rates... more

UPDATE: Chorus shares at six-month low as profit sinks 39%

24 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Chorus at six-month low as profit sinks 39%; earnings to fall in 2016(Updates with briefing, fund manager comment, share price)By Paul McBethAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus shares... more

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News

10 year passports will be delivered early

24 Aug 2015 News
10 year passports will be delivered early Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the Government Administration Select ... more

One month left for councils to get digital enablement plans sorted

19 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 19 August 2015 Local authorities have four more weeks to submit a... more

Business

NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty

28 Aug 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices held steady at... more

NZ dollar bounces from six-year low

25 Aug 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar bounces from six-year low after market volatility takes a breather By Paul McBeth Aug. 25 ... more

Living

It’s Snoopy’s Birthday!

10 Aug 2015 Entertainment
20th Century Fox is celebrating Snoopy’s birthday ahead of the release of the first animated Peanuts movie SNOOPY AND CHARLIE... more

NZ's Sola Rosa Sound System heads to London - interview with Andrew Spraggon

6 Aug 2015 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
Sola Rosa Sound System comes to London on 20 August – NZNewsUK London Editor Charlotte Everett had a chat with frontman Andrew... more

Property

Auckland house price growth stalls in July: Barfoot

5 Aug 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland house price growth stalls in July as properties 'fully priced', Barfoot says Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house... more

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government   Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education   31 July 2015   Site purchased for Pt... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

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

Travel

Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific

25 Aug 2015 Travel & Tourism By Joshua Riddiford
Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific, targets Asian tourists Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand's has had its... more

Partnerships push New Zealand’s profile abroad

25 Aug 2015 NZ Tourism
25 August 2015 Campaigns promoting New Zealand as an outstanding visitor destination reached more than 1.2 billion people globally... more

Sport

All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 announced

30 Aug 2015 Rugby
30 August 2015 The All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been announced with the All Blacks selectors selecting a squad... more

Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close slalom

30 Aug 2015 Sport
Winter Games NZ Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close fought slalom at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 A world class... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign

25 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between... more

Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre

19 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre   For the past few months, you, me, and Rupert Murdoch have been waiting for the... more

Kiwi Success

Former cricketer Simon Doull signs with NZME

19 Aug 2015 Appointments
Former cricketer and established broadcaster Simon Doull signs with NZME 19 August 2015 – New Zealand Media and Entertainment... more

New ECan commissioner appointed

6 Aug 2015 Appointments
Elizabeth Cunningham has been appointed as a commissioner at Environment Canterbury (ECan), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and... more

Recruitment

Eleven straight quarters of job growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continued job growth, with 7,000 more people employed over the last quarter and 69,000 more New ... more

NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% on weaker jobs growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment By Paul McBeth
NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% as jobs growth lags behind growing population Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's jobless rate... more