Business

NZ dollar's drop stokes talk of intervention

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar's sharp decline raises speculation of Reserve Bank interventionBy Tina MorrisonAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped sharply in mid morning trade on Monday,... more

Meridian to sell metering business Arc Innovations to Vector

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Meridian to sell metering business Arc Innovations to VectorBy Suze MetherellAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Meridian Energy, the government-controlled energy company, will sell its metering... more

Metlifecare boosts earnings 37%, at top end of guidance

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Metlifecare boosts earnings 37%, at top end of guidance, appoints Kim Ellis as chairBy Suze MetherellAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Metlifecare, the retirement village operator which counts the... more

Heartland meets guidance with rebound in FY profit

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Heartland meets guidance with rebound in FY profit, sees lift in 2015By Jonathan UnderhillAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand, the bank formed from the merger of Canterbury and... more

New Taiwan-NZ venture fund closes first tranche with US$75M

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk New Taiwan-NZ venture fund closes first tranche with US$75 million in kittyBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The government-backed New Zealand Venture Investment Fund has closed... more

Intueri triples 1H profit as earnings helped by acquisitions

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Intueri triples first-half profit as earnings boosted by acquisitionsBy Tina MorrisonAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, New Zealand's largest private training company, more... more

Chorus full-year profit drops 14% as sales, connections slip

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus full-year profit drops 14% as sales, fixed-line connections slipBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator facing regulated price... more

NZ dollar weakens as Fed's Yellen less dovish than expected

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar weakens as Fed's Yellen less dovish than expected at Jackson HoleBy Tina MorrisonAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar weakened on US dollar strength after Federal... more

NZ Refining pushing hard to shave $4M off likely annual loss

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Refining pushing hard to shave $4M off likely annual loss By Pattrick SmellieAug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - A combination of cost cutting, more efficient processing and one-off market... more

Renaissance gets to $700k target early

25 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Crowd-funding craft brewer Renaissance gets to $700k target earlyBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Blenheim boutique beer brewer, Renaissance, has wooed small investors to fill... more

Cavalier's annual profit falls 13%

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Cavalier's annual profit falls 13 percent, signals "modest increase" in 2015 earningsBy Suze MetherellAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Cavalier Corp, the listed carpet maker, posted a 13 percent... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Sky TV gains on earnings

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Sky TV gains on earnings, Tower leads on capital gainBy Suze MetherellAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose for the fourth consecutive day as... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly drop before Jackson Hole

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 0.9% weekly drop ahead of Jackson Hole symposiumBy Paul McBethAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline as investors... more

UPDATE: Tower's minimum solvency reduced as claims progress

22 Aug 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Tower's minimum solvency reduced as Canterbury claims progress Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Tower's minimum solvency margin has been reduced by $30 million as the Reserve Bank relaxes the amount the insurer needs... more

Seeka more than doubles 1H profit on Opac sale gains

22 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Seeka more than doubles 1H profit on Opac sale gains; kiwifruit industry still challengingBy Suze MetherellAug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the fruit grower and... more

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News

NZ PM John Key Holds Emergency Press Conference In Wellington

30 Aug 2014 News By Jeremy Wilkinson
August 30 National’s senior Minister Judith Collins has resigned from Cabinet because of serious allegations she tried to... more

New Zealand’s biggest problems are Economic Issues

29 Aug 2014 News
Roy Morgan Research New Zealand’s biggest problems are Economic Issues (41%) while the World’s most important problems... more

Business

Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P, Fitch affirms rating

29 Aug 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P over Beingmate deal, Fitch affirms rating Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative... more

Christchurch property investor wins policy appeal in Supreme Court

27 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Christchurch property investor Ridgecrest wins IAG policy appeal in Supreme Court By Jonathan ... more

Living

Two NZ composers in Danish international live concert

29 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
Aarhus Festival Death Lines - a Memento Mori Collection Performances from five cities around the world –... more

Entries open The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

26 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand invites Hobbit fans to enter The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest for a chance to win a ... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Jetstar loses ground in NZ as Qantas plunges to A$2.84B loss

28 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the discount unit of Australian airline Qantas Airways, lost ground in New Zealand, while claiming... more

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Sport

Rugby: Ranfurly Shield returns to Napier

30 Aug 2014 Rugby By Campbell Burnes
Counties Manukau 21Hawke's Bay 27 The Ranfurly Shield returns to Napier for the second time in as many seasons. Counties Manukau... more

A Mixed Day for the Kiwis at World Champs

29 Aug 2014 Equestrian
Equestrian Sports New Zealand A Mixed Day for the Kiwis at World Champs New Zealand eventer Tim Price sits in fourth place at the end... more

Columns

Relax, nothing is under control... the Holistic Helper's guide to dealing with the unexpected

29 Aug 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
As regular readers of this column already know, I am a bit of a fan when it comes to change. Evaluating your life, deciding how you... more

Gordon Campbell on leaders debate and Judith Collins

29 Aug 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on last night’s debate, and the Collins accusation Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more