Business

NZ dollar sets new records against Aussie, euro

23 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar sets new records against Aussie, euro By Tina MorrisonMarch 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar set new records against the euro and the Australian dollar as investors... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by Pacific Edge

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by Pacific Edge, Kiwi PropertyBy Suze MetherellMarch 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, paced by Property For Industry, Kiwi Property Group and... more

NZ dollar heads for 1.5% weekly gain on cautious Fed

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 1.5% weekly gain after Fed's more cautious outlook on US economyBy Tina MorrisonMarch 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 1.5 percent weekly... more

Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career wage'

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' that would be template for other industriesBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 20 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Powell, chief executive of... more

NZ consumer confidence edges up in March

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ consumer confidence edges up in March, boding well for economic growthBy Tina MorrisonMarch 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence edged up in March with both current and... more

NZ migration hits new record in February year

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ migration hits new record in February yearBy Tina MorrisonMarch 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's migration hit a new record in the year through February, driven by more arrivals and... more

Kiwi FM To Close on March 31

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Mediaworks Kiwi FM To Close on March 31 MediaWorks announced today radio station Kiwi FM will close on March 31.Kiwi FM has been broadcasting since Waitangi Day 2005. It launched as a station playing 100% NZ... more

UPDATE: Pumpkin Patch seeks proposals after approaches

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Pumpkin Patch seeks proposals after approaches to buy, refinance company; shares gain(Adds broker comment in fifth paragraph, updates shares)By Tina MorrisonMarch 20... more

Pumpkin Patch seeks proposals after approaches to buy firm

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch seeks proposals after approaches to buy, refinance company; shares gainBy Tina MorrisonMarch 20 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch, the children's clothing retailer whose shares... more

NZ dollar slides as traders buy back US dollar after Fed

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar slides as traders buy back US dollar after FedBy Tina MorrisonMarch 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar slid along with other major currencies against the US dollar, as... more

Start-up Petromac develops device to guides oil well probes

20 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Petromac develops 'bent stick' device that guides wireline loggers in oil wellsBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 19 (BusinessDesk) - Petromac, a company started last year by Auckland-based... more

News Corp lifts stake in APN to 14.99% from 4.9%

19 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk News Corp lifts stake in APN to 14.99% from 4.9%March 19 (BusinessDesk) - News Corp, the global media group controlled by Rupert Murdoch, has lifted its stake in APN News & Media to... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Skellerup, Meridian

19 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Skellerup, MeridianBy Suze MetherellMarch 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by Skellerup Holdings and paced by Meridian Energy, as... more

UPDATE: NZ, US escalate WTO action against Indonesia

19 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: NZ, US escalate WTO action against Indonesia on import restrictions(Adds comment from MFAT)By Tina MorrisonMarch 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand and the US have escalated a... more

NZ dollar gains as more-cautious Fed weighs on greenback

19 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as more-cautious Fed prompts clean-out of long greenback positionsBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained after the Federal Reserve... more

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News

Crime falls for fifth year in a row

1 Apr 2015 News
Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes crime data released today showing recorded crime has dropped by more than 100,000... more

Tax collection on employee share schemes examined

1 Apr 2015 News
Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the release this week of an Inland Revenue officials’ issues paper that seeks... more

Business

PAYE for NZ firms proposed in biggest tax shake-up since '57

31 Mar 2015 Business News By Pattick Smellie
March 31 (BusinessDesk) - The government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a pay-as-you-go (PAYE) basis, like... more

Mark Powell to depart Warehouse by Feb 2016 after 4 years

30 Mar 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
March 30 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Powell will step down as chief executive of Warehouse Group by February 2016 after 14 years, the last... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV

1 Apr 2015 Property By Suze Metherell
  NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV April 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property... more

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

NZ Kiwi Ferns regroup under new coach

1 Apr 2015 Rugby
  Incoming NZ Kiwi Ferns coach Alan Jackson will be missing several veteran performers, when he leads the national... more

ICC announces Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

31 Mar 2015 Cricket
The team was chosen by a select group of experts who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: The inadequate response to sexual violence

1 Apr 2015 Column By Gordon Campbell
On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in... more

Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election

30 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland... more

Kiwi Success

Diligent names Brian Stafford as CEO, replacing Sodi

1 Apr 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
Diligent names Brian Stafford as new CEO; Sodi to focus on product design and development April 1 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board... more

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more