Business

Pacific Edge revises annual loss to include NZX penalty

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pacific Edge revises annual loss to include NZX penaltyBy Tina MorrisonJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - Pacific Edge, which commercialised a non-invasive test for bladder cancer, revised its... more

NZ dollar touches fresh five-year low on US rate outlook

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar touches fresh five-year low as greenback strengthens on rate-hike optimismBy Tina MorrisonJune 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh five-year low as the... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed; A2 gains on takeover talk

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares mixed; A2 extends gain on takeover talkJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares were mixed, with A2 Milk Co leading gainers on expectations the milk marketer... more

Too little data to pinpoint cause of NZ beehive deaths

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ apiarists unsure if vanishing bees signal 'colony collapse'By Suze Metherell in TaupoJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - The sudden and devastating demise of honey bee hives, known overseas as... more

NZ dollar extends decline as RBNZ papers fuel rate-cut talk

23 Jun 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
  NZ dollar extends decline as RBNZ documents fuel rate-cut talk, greenback in ascendancy June 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its decline in local trading as investors continue to rally... more

No complaints over NZAX fee hike, FMA says

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk No complaints over NZAX fee hike, FMA saysBy Paul McBethJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority hasn't received any complaints over NZX's plans to hike fees for firms on... more

Kiwi medical device maker Aranz gets traction on US roadshow

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi medical device maker Aranz gets traction on US roadshowBy Fiona RotherhamJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - Aranz Medical, the Christchurch-based medical device company, says a telehealth... more

RAM investor Hamish McIntosh must repay $454,000 'profit'

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RAM investor Hamish McIntosh ordered to repay $454,000 'profit'By Paul McBethJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - Former Ross Asset Management investor Hamish McIntosh, who lost name suppression in a... more

NZ farmer confidence slumps to decade-low on dairy woes

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ farmer confidence slumps to decade-low on dairy woesBy Tina MorrisonJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand farmer confidence slumped to the lowest level in a decade in the second quarter... more

Almost half of NZ investors haven't heard of market watchdog

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Almost half of NZ investors haven't heard of market watchdog, FMA survey findsBy Paul McBethJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand investors are relatively upbeat about the state of the... more

Nuplex to halt share buyback in lead-up to board meetings

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Nuplex to halt share buyback in lead-up to board meetingsBy Paul McBethJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals maker, has decided to suspend its share buyback... more

SBS Bank boosts annual profit 24%

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SBS Bank boosts annual profit 24% as property investment drives lending growthBy Paul McBethJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - SBS Bank, New Zealand's biggest building society, lifted annual profit... more

NZ dollar touches fresh five-year low on rate outlook

23 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar touches fresh five-year low as traders price in more interest rate cutsBy Tina MorrisonJune 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar hit a fresh five-year low as traders firm... more

TPP dairy deal 'not at a level we would currently like': Key

22 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TPP dairy deal 'not at a level we would currently like', says KeyBy Pattrick SmellieJune 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact does not yet include an acceptable... more

UPDATE: A2 shareholder Freedom Foods in takeover bid

22 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: A2 shareholder Freedom Foods in consortium to take over milk marketer(Updates with Freedom Foods comment, share prices)By Fiona RotherhamJune 22 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co's... more

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News

Regeneration the focus of Christchurch governance

2 Jul 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes... more

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

2 Jul 2015 News
Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World... more

Business

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Wimbledon 2015: NZ Tennis players progress

2 Jul 2015 Sport
Kiwi Artem Sitak braves soaring temperatures and a lengthy battle to make it into the second round of doubles at Wimbledon.Kiwi Davis... more

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

2 Jul 2015 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) National Selectors have picked a 12-strong Silver Ferns team featuring a mix of youth and experience to... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

2 Jul 2015 Opinion
Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good... more

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Kiwi Success

New Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board appointments

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment New EPA board appointments Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... more

New Chair and Commissioners for Maori Language Commission

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Chair and Commissioners appointed to the Maori Language Commission The Maori Development Minister is pleased to announce that... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more