Business

NZ dairy farmers strong enough to endure bad season: Spencer

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dairy farmers strong enough to weather one bad season, RBNZ's Spencer saysBy Paul McBethNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's dairy farmers have strong enough balance sheets to cope... more

Treasury advised to revisit work on deposit insurance

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Treasury advised to revisit work on deposit insuranceBy Paul McBethNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - A review of the Treasury's fiscal policy advice has recommended the government's financial... more

BurgerFuel more than doubles 1H earnings on store openings

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BurgerFuel more than doubles 1H earnings on store openingsBy Suze MetherellNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - BurgerFuel Worldwide, the NZAX-listed fast food chain, more than doubled first-half... more

Fonterra affirms 2015 milk price payout of $5.30/kgMS

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra affirms 2015 milk price payout of $5.30/kgMSNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group chairman John Wilson has affirmed the world's biggest dairy exporter plans to pay... more

UPDATE: RBNZ keeps LVR restrictions in place

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: RBNZ keeps LVR restrictions in place as housing risks remain(Adds comments from media conference, economist)By Paul McBethNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank will retain... more

Comvita widens 1H loss; announces plans to raise $24.4M

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Comvita widens 1H loss; announces plans to raise $24.4M in rights offerBy Suze MetherellNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Comvita, which makes health products derived from manuka honey, widened... more

DNZ 1H profit rises 41% on revaluations, reduced costs

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk DNZ first-half profit rises 41% on revaluations, reduced costsBy Jonathan UnderhillNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - DNZ Property Fund, the listed property investor, posted a 41 percent gain in... more

Pyne Gould censured, fined for rule breach over director

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pyne Gould censured, fined, for breaching corporate governance rulesBy Tina MorrisonNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Pyne Gould Corp, which lost one of its New Zealand resident directors in July,... more

Goodman Property 1H profit drops as decline in financial ass

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Goodman Property 1H profit drops as decline in financial assets offsets rising rentsBy Suze MetherellNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, New Zealand's largest listed property... more

Kiwi Income 1st-half earnings rise 12.3% on reduced fees

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi Income boosts first-half earnings on management savings, Sylvia Park rental growthBy Suze MetherellNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Income Property Trust, the country's second-largest... more

RBNZ keeps LVR restrictions in place as housing risks remain

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ keeps LVR restrictions in place as housing risks remain; dairy a concernBy Paul McBethNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank will retain restrictions on low-equity mortgage... more

NZ banks well-placed to weather downturn, RBNZ says

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ banks well-placed to weather downturn, RBNZ saysBy Paul McBethNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's banks are strong enough to withstand a sharp downturn, and would be able to stay... more

NZ dollar soars to 7-year high vs. yen on Abe poll plans

12 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar soars to 7-year high against weak yen on Abe poll plansBy Tina MorrisonNov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar soared to the highest in more than seven years against the... more

Just Water independent directors accept founder's offer

11 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Just Water independent directors accept founder's 15 cents per share takeover offerBy Suze MetherellNov. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Just Waters International's independent directors have... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 at record; led by MRP on yield hunt

11 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 at record; MRP, Spark gain amid hunger for yieldBy Suze MetherellNov. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record, led by MightyRiverPower and Spark New... more

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News

Patrick Gower interviews Laila Harre

22 Nov 2014 News
The Nation Patrick Gower interviews Laila Harre Headlines: Laila Harre to quit as Internet Party leader by Christmas when the party ... more

Establishment of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

21 Nov 2014 News By John Key
New Zealand Government 20 NOVEMBER, 2014 Joint Statement between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China on the... more

Business

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market, renew sales into China By Fiona Rotherham Nov. 18 ... more

Living

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more

Property

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more

Migration

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

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

Travel

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Travel to NZ made easier for Indian business visitors

7 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse say Indian nationals travelling to New Zealand... more

Sport

Valerie Adams named World Athlete of the Year

23 Nov 2014 Sport
New Zealand shot put star Valerie Adams has been named the World Athlete of the Year in Monaco this morning. Adams is the first Kiwi... more

All Blacks vs Wales: Hansen credits All Black desire

23 Nov 2014 Rugby
Steve Hansen highlighted New Zealand's desire to fight to the end after a stunning late show saw the world champions down Wales on... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the SAS role against Islamic State, and Podemos

20 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Could this news report serve to explain – in a nutshell – why Prime Minister John Key has not ruled out the SAS... more

Gordon Campbell on Australia scoring trade points with China

18 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  It hasn’t been a great year for Trade Minister Tim Groser. The Trans Pacific Partnership deal has been deadlocked all... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to the Philippines announced

18 Nov 2014 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Strachan as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the... more

New High Commissioner to Malaysia

18 Nov 2014 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat John Subritzky as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Malaysia, to... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

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