Business

Alex van Heeren loses long-running case

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Alex van Heeren loses long-running case, US$25 million interim payment orderedBy Fiona RotherhamApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - High-flying businessman Alex van Heeren has been ordered by the... more

NZ dollar could stay above Aussie dollar parity: UBS

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar could stay above Aussie dollar parity for 'at least a year', UBS saysBy Tina MorrisonApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar could achieve parity with the Australian... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; ANZ, Spark drop, FSF rebounds

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; ANZ, Spark drop, FSF rebounds from record lowBy Suze MetherellApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Australia and New Zealand Banking... more

NZ dollar pares gains ahead of US inflation

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar pares gains ahead of US inflation after run of weak dataBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar pared its gains against the greenback ahead of US... more

Hancock NZ chief McCallum upbeat on outlook for timber

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Hancock NZ upbeat on outlook for timber as local units post mixed resultsBy Tina MorrisonApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - Hancock Forest Management (NZ), the local division of the world's... more

Bluelab to spend growth grant taking new product to market

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bluelab to spend growth grant taking new product to marketBy Fiona RotherhamApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - Bluelab Corp, which makes electronic metering and control devices to aid plant... more

LIC and Lely enter R&D partnership in farm sensor technology

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk LIC and Lely enter R&D partnership in farm sensor technologyBy Suze MetherellApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - Livestock Improvement Corp, a farmer cooperative that sells bull semen and... more

NZ TWI surges above RBNZ forecast, may prompt jawboning

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar surges above RBNZ forecast on TWI basis, may prompt 'jawboning'By Tina MorrisonApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar trade-weighted index has soared above the... more

John Williamson flags Hellaby resignation

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk John Williamson flags Hellaby resignationBy Suze MetherellApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - John Williamson, managing director of Hellaby Holdings, will step down at the diversified investors'... more

NZ dollar touches record vs. euro amid concerns about Greece

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar touches fresh high vs. euro amid concerns about Greek exit By Tina MorrisonApril 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh record high against the euro amid... more

NZ Health Ministry well advanced on first social impact bond

17 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Ministry of Health well on the way to delivering NZ's first social impact bondBy Fiona RotherhamApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - The Ministry of Health is well down the track to pilot the... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Kathmandu, Fletcher gain

16 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Kathmandu, Fletcher follow ASX higherBy Suze MetherellApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by Kathmandu Holdings and Fletcher Building as... more

Tourism NZ, Air NZ will push Houston link in joint campaign

16 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tourism NZ, Air NZ will push new Houston destination in joint US marketing campaignBy Fiona RotherhamApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism New Zealand said a joint venture promotional... more

RESEND: Timely Fonterra bond sale draws oversubscriptions

16 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: Timely Fonterra sale of 6-year bonds draws oversubscriptions(Amends sixth paragraph to show Harbour Asset didn't buy bonds)April 16 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group... more

Tower, with ample capital, confirms $34 mln buyback

16 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tower, with ample capital to meet RBNZ rules, announces $34M buybackApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer, said its capital holdings are well in excess of the... more

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News

New Zealand Prime Minister welcomes Royal baby

3 May 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key has congratulated Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their second... more

Waikato-Tainui Commemorates 20 Years of Raupatu Settlement

30 Apr 2015 News
  2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Waikato-Tainui settling its Treaty of Waitangi Raupatu claim and the iwi is encouraging... more

Business

Dotcom et al get three-month reprieve on extradition hearing

1 May 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
May 1 (BusinessDesk) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his fellow Megaupload co-accused have won a three-month reprieve on... more

Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted

1 May 2015 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
  Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted, says English May 1 (BusinessDesk) - The government is not... more

Living

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

Property

NZ building consents rise in March, snapping declines

30 Apr 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents rose in March, snapping three months of declines, with increased intentions... more

More foundation options for Canterbury homeowners

29 Apr 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the update to the technical guidance,Repairing and rebuilding houses... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Netball: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel defeat Mojo Pulse

3 May 2015 Netball
ANZ Championship Netball Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel (50) defeated Mojo Pulse (49) A youthful Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel... more

ANZ Championship: Official Result & Statistics

2 May 2015 Netball
Official Result: Mission Queensland Firebirds (56) defeated West Coast Fever (48) The Mission Queensland Firebirds have inflicted... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Gordon Campbell on Indonesia’s latest round of executions

29 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
To no-one’s real surprise, Indonesia has carried out its second wave of executions this year. Given the varied nationalities... more

Kiwi Success

Simon Allen appointed chair of New Zealand Refining

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Simon Allen has been elected chairman of New Zealand Refining Co, which operates the Marsden Point... more

Former Transpower head Patrick Strange joins NZX board

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Suze Metherell
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Former Transpower chief executive Patrick Strange has joined the board of the stock market operator,... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more