Business

Tributes flow to Auckland businessman Mark Ford

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tributes flow to Auckland businessman Mark Ford who died todayBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Watercare chairman David Clarke has paid tribute to the company’s former chief... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Global growth concerns to crimp kiwi

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline amid concerns about global growthBy Tina MorrisonOct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may decline this week as investors reduce their... more

Xero shares drop below $18.15 as escrow ends

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero shares drop below last year's $18.15 share issue price as escrow endsBy Suze MetherellOct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Xero have fallen below $18.15, the price that the cloud-based... more

New Zealand organic wines gain easier access to Europe

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk New Zealand organic wines gain easier access to EuropeBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's organic wine exports have been given a boost with the European Commission... more

NZ house sales fall for 11th month in September

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ house sales fall for 11th month in SeptemberBy Tina MorrisonOct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell for the 11th month in September as fewer properties were put up for... more

NZ food prices fall in September

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ food prices fall in September on cheaper fruit, veg and cheeseBy Suze MetherellOct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand food prices fell in September, as cheaper cheese and seasonal fruit... more

Sri Lanka lifts temporary ban on some Fonterra products

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sri Lanka lifts temporary ban on some Fonterra productsBy Suze MetherellOct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group says Sri Lankan health officials have lifted a temporary ban on... more

NZ dollar drops to 8-month low vs yen on risk aversion

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops to 8-month low vs yen on risk aversionBy Tina MorrisonOct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar hit an eight-month low against the yen as investors favoured low risk... more

James Hardie dragged back into leaky schools saga

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk James Hardie dragged back into leaky schools sagaBy Paul McBethOct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - James Hardie Industries, the global building materials supplier, has been dragged back into the New... more

Angel investors seek out new investment

13 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Angel investors seek out new investment rather than follow-on moneyBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Angel investors are still investing in New Zealand start-ups, pouring $23.1... more

Novartis adds nine new treatments under Pharmac deal

10 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Novartis adds nine new treatments under Pharmac dealBy Paul McBethOct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Novartis New Zealand, the local unit of the global pharmaceuticals firm, has added nine new... more

Landcorp cuts 2015 earnings forecast on lower dairy prices

10 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Landcorp cuts 2015 earnings forecast on lower dairy pricesBy Tina MorrisonOct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Landcorp Farming, New Zealand's largest corporate farmer, cut its forecast for 2015... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall in global slump

10 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall in global slump; Xero, Pacific Edge drop on nervesBy Suze MetherellOct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell in a region-wide sell off as investors... more

NZ dollar heads for 1.3% weekly gain vs. greenback

10 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 1.3% weekly gain vs. greenback after Fed warningBy Paul McBethOct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.3 percent weekly gain against the... more

IRD taps Accenture as preferred provider for IT re-design

10 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk IRD taps Accenture as preferred provider for digital re-design, ahead of IT overhaulBy Suze MetherellOct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Inland Revenue Department has named... more

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News

Terror in Canada: There were gunmen on roof says Kiwi

24 Oct 2014 News
Ottawa resident says shock turning to anger and hard questions being asked about how gunman got so far. A New Zealander in Ottawa was... more

NZ Government Urged to Do More to Fight Ebola

24 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Save the Children Urges the NZ Government to Do More to Fight Ebola As Ebola continues to tear through West... more

Business

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a... more

Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last... more

Living

My Kitchen Rules contestants: Hear us raw

24 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Fresh from two consecutive MKR People's Choice Challenge wins, Neena and Belinda favour wholesome and earthy flavours and aim to... more

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

24 Oct 2014 Lifestyle
  New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record... more

Property

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

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... 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

Black Sticks Women in position to win the series

25 Oct 2014 Sport
The Black Sticks Women have won 1-0 against the USA, setting up a series decider in the final test tomorrow at the Trust House... more

Kiwi to play against All Blacks in November Test Series

24 Oct 2014 Rugby
Scotland coach Vern Cotter clears out old guard and makes Grant Gilchrist captain for November Test series No place for Barclay,... more

Columns

At last! Hope for St James Theatre

24 Oct 2014 Opinion By Brian Rudman
After all the delays and stonewalling, the St James finally looks to have a future, even if it’s not clear what it will be Let's... more

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Kiwi Success

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

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Recruitment

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

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more