Business

Joyce to focus on R&D spending, skilled workers, exports

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Joyce says lifting R&D spend, skilled workers, exports are key focus this termBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says his top... more

Dotcom loses bid to keep assets from Hollywood studios

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dotcom loses bid to keep assets from Hollywood studiosBy Paul McBethOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has lost his bid to keep the value and nature of his unfrozen... more

NZ consumer confidence slips to 12-month low in October

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ consumer confidence slips to 12-month low in OctoberBy Paul McBethOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence fell to a 12-month low in October as households felt less... more

UPDATE: NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline on weak CPI

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as weak inflation damps forecasts for rate hikes(Adds additional forecasts in second paragraph)By Tina MorrisonOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New... more

UPDATED: Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV sees 6%-plus returns

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATED: Aquila Capital, MyFarm mortgage JV sees 6%-plus interest for investors(Adds comment on returns, product structure from executive director Andrew Watters)Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) -... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline on weak inflation

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as weak inflation damps forecasts for rate hikesBy Tina MorrisonOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may decline this week on the... more

Quattro RE puts NZ property portfolio float on hold

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Quattro RE puts A$431 million NZ property portfolio float plans on holdBy Suze MetherellOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Quattro RE, an Australian asset management company, has paused its plans... more

NZ services sector still buoyant in September

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ services sector still buoyant in September, pointing to above-average growthBy Paul McBethOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand service sector activity expanded at a slightly quicker... more

Downer buys Tenix utilities business for A$300 mln

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Downer buys Tenix utilities business for A$300 mlnBy Paul McBethOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Downer EDI, the infrastructure, mining and rail building firm, has bought trans-Tasman utilities... more

Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV seeks $100M to fund farmers

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV seeks $100M for trust offering second mortgages to farmersOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Germany's Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are... more

Steel & Tube to defend $1.75 mln lease contract claim

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Steel & Tube to defend $1.75 mln lease contract claimBy Paul McBethOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Steel & Tube Holdings, the steel products manufacturer, says it is defending a $1.75... more

Summerset says 1st homes in New Plymouth village ready soon

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Summerset says first homes in New Plymouth village slated for completion next monthBy Tina MorrisonOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Summerset Group Holdings, New Zealand's third-largest listed... more

NZ dollar rises against yen as global sentiment improves

20 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises against yen as global sentiment improvesBy Tina MorrisonOct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against the Japanese yen as improved US economic data... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as yield hunters return

17 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as yield hunters return; Genesis, Vector gainBy Suze MetherellOct. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, paced by Genesis Energy and Vector as... more

NZ dollar heads for 1.5% weekly gain

17 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 1.5% weekly gain as Fed keeps market guessingBy Paul McBethOct. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.5 percent weekly gain against the... more

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News

First steps taken towards flag referendum

29 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister Hon Bill EnglishDeputy Prime Minister 29 October 2014 Cabinet has agreed on the... more

NZ to join global crackdown on tax evasion

29 Oct 2014 News
Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced New Zealand’s timetable for participation in a global automatic exchange of... more

Business

NZ dollar holds gains as traders await central bank meetings

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains in the local trading session as traders remain cautious... more

Orion Health seeks up to $150mln, eschews forecasts

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, which develops software systems for patient health management, wants... more

Living

Duo wins MKR NZ by just one point

29 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Neena and Belinda have won the first season of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand. The "Modern Day Hippies" beat Aaron and Heather in... more

MKRNZ - The WeedEaters are cleaning up

28 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Modern Day Hippies Neena and Belinda breezed through the semi finals last night on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand and no one could be... more

Property

Goodman Property sells three Christchurch sites for $18.9M

28 Oct 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, the biggest listed property investor by market value, sold two... more

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

NZ Rugby League: Matagi to debut against Samoa

29 Oct 2014 Rugby League
Vodafone Warriors prop Suaia Matagi is poised to play his first test for the NZ Kiwis against his old team-mates, Toa Samoa, at... more

Cancer Society named official charity for Cricket World Cup

28 Oct 2014 Cricket
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Cancer Society named official charity in New Zealand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 The Cancer Society has... more

Columns

The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political

28 Oct 2014 Opinion
Article - Adam Parsons The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political by Adam Parsons22 October 2014more

Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes

28 Oct 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes by Gordon Campbell If the Trans Pa... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to France appointed

28 Oct 2014 Appointments
Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next... more

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Recruitment

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more