Business

FMA boss says corporate governance in NZ could be better

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA boss says corporate governance in NZ could be betterBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett says New Zealand company... more

RBNZ sees 44% bounce in whole milk powder in 2015

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ sees 44% bounce in whole milk powder in 2015By Paul McBethDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank expects whole milk powder prices to rise by about 44 percent next year as the... more

Civil servant bosses income falls to 2008 levels in 2014

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Civil servant bosses income falls to 2008 levels in 2014By Suze MetherellDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Senior New Zealand public servants' and chief executives' total collective pay is at the... more

Godfrey Hirst lifts 2014 NZ carpet sales 3.5%

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Godfrey Hirst lifts NZ carpet sales 3.5%, profit slips on year-earlier one-time gainsBy Jonathan UnderhillDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Godfrey Hirst, the biggest carpet maker in Australasia,... more

Investment aimed at increasing chances of Success in Rio

11 Dec 2014 Business News
High Performance Sport New Zealand 11 December, 2014Investment aimed at increasing chances of Success in RioHigh Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) has today confirmed its investment in sports over the next... more

FMA focus on 7 market risks, including insurance mis-selling

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA to focus on 7 key market risks, including insurance mis-sellingBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority has seen an increasing number of complaints... more

CORRECT: GeoOp posts wider 1H loss as it chases growth

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: GeoOp posts wider first-half loss as it chases global growth(Fixes revenue, user figures in 2nd graph, updates share price in 8th graph)By Suze MetherellDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) -... more

NZ food prices fall in November, led by cheaper veges

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ food prices fall in November, led by cheaper spring time vegesBy Suze MetherellDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand food prices fell in November, following no change in October, led by... more

Fonterra will collect milk from non shareholder for 1st time

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra will collect milk from non shareholder suppliers for first time in historyBy Fiona RotherhamDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy... more

UPDATE: RBNZ’s Wheeler keeps rate hikes on table

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: RBNZ’s Wheeler keeps rate hikes on table even with softer outlook; kiwi jumps(Adds comment on currency reaction starting in first paragraph)By Paul McBeth and Tina MorrisonDec. 11... more

Xero reaches 400,000 global customers

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero reaches 400,000 global customersBy Suze MetherellDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm, says it has more than 400,000 customers globally and is... more

GeoOp posts wider first-half loss as it chases global growth

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk GeoOp posts wider first-half loss as it chases global growthBy Suze MetherellDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - GeoOp, the small business app developer, widened its first-half loss as it spent more... more

NZX strengthens oversight of conflicts

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX strengthens oversight of conflictsBy Jonathan UnderhillDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - NZX will establish a new board committee to oversee the way New Zealand’s financial markets operator... more

RBNZ’s Wheeler says future rate hikes to come at 'later stag

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ’s Wheeler says future rate hikes to come at 'later stage', keeps OCR unchangedBy Paul McBethDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate... more

Tame NZ inflation expectations may still be too high: RBNZ

11 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tame NZ inflation expectations may still be too high, RBNZ saysBy Paul McBethDec. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Tame expectations for increases in New Zealand consumer price increases could still... more

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News

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’... more

Business

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue role By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more

Living

New access system for Te Urewera

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te... more

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone,... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Migration
By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements feature... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more