Business

NZ dollar rises to 13-month vs. Euro, TWI at fresh record

11 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises to 13-month vs. Euro, TWI at fresh recordBy Tina MorrisonJuly 11 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched a 13-month high against the euro overnight as traders... more

Fonterra to build third Chinese farm hub with NYSE-listed Abbott

11 Jul 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
July 11 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, plans to build a third farm hub in China in a US$300 million joint venture with New York Stock Exchange-listed Abbott... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; investors await earnings

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; investors await August earnings seasonBy Paul McBethJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, following stocks across Asia higher, as investors await... more

NZ dollar hits three-month high vs. Aussie on weak jobs data

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar hits three-month high vs. Aussie on weak jobs dataBy Suze MetherellJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar climbed to a three-month high against its Australian... more

Kiwi Income seven-year bonds oversubscribed

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi Income seven-year bonds oversubscribedBy Paul McBethJul. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Income Property Trust, the country's second-biggest listed property investor by market value, has... more

Pumpkin Patch slides to record low as rag-trade woes extend

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch slides to record low as rag-trade woes extendBy Suze MetherellJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - Shares in Pumpkin Patch, the third worst performer on the NZX's All Ordinaries Index... more

Reversible effects of seabed mining bid ignored, says appeal

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Reversible effects of seabed mining bid ignored, says appealBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - Would-be seabed ironsands miner TransTasman Resources says the rejection of its... more

Millennium spends $14.25 million on final stake in Quantum

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Millennium spends $14.25 million on final stake in QuantumBy Suze MetherellJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, which operates 22 hotels across the... more

AMP Capital to sell 18 NZ properties worth more than $1B

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk AMP Capital to sell 18 NZ properties worth more than $1B to Canadian institutional investorBy Tina MorrisonJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - AMP Capital Investors has agreed to sell 18 New Zealand... more

NZ dollar may decline in 3Q, prompting importers to hedge

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar may decline in third quarter, prompting importers to hedge ahead of ChristmasBy Tina MorrisonJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may weaken in the third quarter,... more

Tasman Mill still not making money for Norway’s Norske Skog

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tasman Mill still not making money for Norway’s Norske SkogBy Pam GrahamJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) –Norway’s Norske Skog is making a loss on lower revenue from its New Zealand newsprint... more

MRP board appoints digital marketing guru Andy Lark to board

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MRP board appoints top digital marketing guru Andy Lark to boardBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - State-controlled electricity generator and retailer MightyRiverPower has... more

Skyline Enterprises keeps FY dividend unchanged

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Skyline Enterprises keeps FY dividend unchanged on flat earningsBy Paul McBethJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - Skyline Enterprises, the Queenstown-based tourism company whose shares trade on the... more

NZ manufacturing activity rises in June from 18-month low

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ manufacturing activity rises in June from 18-month low By Tina Morrison July 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand manufacturing activity rose in June from an 18-month low in May, led... more

NZ dollar touches fresh three-year high

10 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar touches fresh three-year high as Fed minutes fail to signal interest rate risesBy Tina MorrisonJuly 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh three-year high... more

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News

WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced

28 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Christopher Finlayson 28 JULY, 2014 WW100 First World War Centenary Programme announced New Zealand’s... more

Youth Crime Action Plan on track as youth crime falls

28 Jul 2014 News
Efforts to tackle youth offending are building momentum as communities and government agencies embrace the Youth Crime Action Plan... more

Business

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more

NZ dollar slides to 6-week low on intervention talk

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar slides to 6-week low as RBNZ's Wheeler invokes intervention criteria By Paul McBeth July 24 ... more

Living

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s... more

Sport

2014 Glasgow Day 4: A deluge of medals

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
New Zealand really got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games toda... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: Medal-laden weekend but NZ pipped on population medal table

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Statistics New Zealand New Zealand's athletes scooped 18 medals across the weekend competition in Glasgow, but one solitary silver... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more