Business

PM Key sees more TPP traction after US mid-terms

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk PM Key sees more TPP traction after US mid-termsBy Paul McBethSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key expects the US federal government to start throwing its weight... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 at record as investors hunt yield

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 at record as investors hunt yield; Meridian Energy gainsBy Suze MetherellSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks rose, pushing the NZX 50 Index to a record close,... more

NZ dollar seen weakening on central bank displeasure

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar seen weakening on central bank displeasure as election loomsBy Jonathan UnderhillSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed from New York on Friday and... more

Nats reshuffle the fiscal deck for 2017 tax cuts

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Nats reshuffle the fiscal deck for 2017 tax cutsBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The National Party has reshuffled its existing future spending and debt reduction commitments... more

Police ordered to return clone technology to Dotcom

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Police ordered to return clone technology to Kim Dotcom and co-accused By Suze MetherellSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal has ordered the New Zealand Police and the Crown to... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as RBNZ remains on hold

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as RBNZ remains on holdBy Tina MorrisonSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar will probably continue its downward momentum this week as the... more

NZ manufacturing growth stalls in June quarter

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ manufacturing growth stalls in June quarter as meat, dairy slipBy Paul McBethSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand manufacturing sales volumes shrank in the second three months of the... more

APN NZ fleshes out senior team as carve-out looms

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk APN NZ fleshes out senior team as carve-out loomsBy Paul McBethSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - APN New Zealand, the local unit of the Australasian publisher of the New Zealand Herald newspaper,... more

Heartland takes 10% stake in HarMoney for undisclosed sum

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Heartland takes 10% stake in HarMoney, offers funding line through platformBy Suze MetherellSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand has taken a 10 percent stake in peer-to-peer... more

Diligent censured over late reporting

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Diligent censured over late reportingBy Paul McBethSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board Member Services, which was beset with administrative mis-steps last year, has been censured for... more

Gentrack disclosure is warning to other listed companies

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Gentrack disclosure is warning to other listed companies, FMA's Everett saysBy Suze MetherellSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Rob Everett, head of the Financial Markets Authority, is warning... more

Appeal Court dashes Chorus's bid to overturn price ruling

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Appeal Court dashes Chorus's bid to overturn price rulingBy Paul McBethSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The Court of Appeal has dismissed Chorus's bid to overturn a decision upholding proposed... more

Sky TV loses rights to PGA golf series

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sky TV loses rights to PGA golf seriesBy Tina MorrisonSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, New Zealand's dominant pay-TV company, failed to renew the broadcast rights to US... more

NZ dollar gains after US jobs report misses expectations

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar advances after US employment report misses expectationsBy Tina MorrisonSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced after a US employment report printed weaker than... more

RBNZ to leave rates unchanged in pre-election MPS

8 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ to leave rates unchanged in pre-election MPS as inflation stays tameBy Jonathan UnderhillSept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will probably keep its key interest... more

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News

Gareth Morgan: Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Gareth Morgan: Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus... more

Daily Election Update #12: NZ First to hold balance of power

19 Sep 2014 News
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Business

NZ consumer confidence edges up in September from 10-month low

19 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in September from a 10-month low, as households adjust to a more... more

Goodman to spend $33.4M on developments, sells Carter Holt Harvey plant in Christchurch

19 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, which is selling assets to fund development, will spend $33.4 million on four ... more

Living

Pop superstar Lady Gaga using Shuttlerock's kiwi software

15 Sep 2014 Environment By Fiona Rotherham
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. While... more

German, Kiwi films big winners at Uni Shorts 2014

15 Sep 2014 Entertainment
AUCKLAND: German filmmakers dominated the awards at the third annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival held over the... more

Property

Auckland house sales drop in August as winter, election weigh

3 Sep 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the... more

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

Migration

NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow

19 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow, fewer departures Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s... more

Reserve Bank says migration impact on housing 'muted' so far

11 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand's decade-high net migration inflow is having on... more

Travel

Longer Wellington runway worth 2-5 flights daily by 2060

11 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital... more

NZ guest nights rise in July

10 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
NZ guest nights rise in July on school holidays, record short term visitors   Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest... more

Sport

Prince Harry to be Honorary President of England Rugby 2015

19 Sep 2014 Rugby
Prince Harry Announced as Honorary President of England Rugby 2015 on One Year to Go to Rugby World Cup 2015 With One Year to Go to... more

Silver Ferns Squad & Constellation Cup Team Announced

19 Sep 2014 Netball
Netball New Zealand National Selectors have chosen 19 players in the Silver Ferns Squad for the 2014/2015 international Netball... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began This election campaign is getting no less... more

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Election on a fork 'n' knife-edge

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Election on a fork 'n' knife-edge   more

Kiwi Success

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

10 Sep 2014 People
The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards... more

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

Recruitment

Paramedics in NZ jump at opportunity of London career

11 Sep 2014 Recruitment
Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Paramedics hoping for a chance to work for the... more

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