Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as Summerset lifts unit sales

12 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by Summerset; Meridian, MRP gainBy Suze MetherellJan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by Summerset Group Holdings after it lifted annual... more

NZ dollar gains as US wage fall risks Fed rate track

12 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as US wage fall risks Fed rate trackBy Paul McBethJan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose as lower US wages caused investors to question how quickly the... more

I Measure U to launch Kickstarter campaign for running app

12 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk I Measure U to launch a Kickstarter campaign for consumer running appBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - I Measure U, a developer of body-movement measuring technology, is soon to... more

RESEND: NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may advance this week

12 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may advance this week amid dearth of local data(Fixes typo in 3rd graph)By Tina MorrisonJan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may advance this... more

Trade Me takes 15% stake in HarMoney for $7.7 million

12 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trade Me takes 15% stake in HarMoney for $7.7 millionBy Suze MetherellJan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me Group, New Zealand's biggest online auction site, has paid $7.7 million for a 15... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may advance in light data week

12 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may advance this week amid dearth of local dataBy Tina MorrisonJan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may advance this week with little local data to... more

Summerset lifts annual sales 14%, 4Q new sales at record

12 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Summerset lifts annual sales 14%, 4Q new sales rise to recordBy Suze MetherellJan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Summerset Group Holdings, the retirement village operator, lifted sales of annual... more

NZ dollar flip flops as investors mull US jobs data

12 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar flip flops as investors mull US jobs data, Fed interest rate hikesBy Tina MorrisonJan. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was volatile over the weekend as investors... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global rally; Trade Me gains

9 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global rally; Trade Me, Kiwi Property advanceBy Suze MetherellJan. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, paced by Trade Me Group and Kiwi Property... more

Fonterra gains Chinese approvals for Beingmate deal

9 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra gets Chinese antitrust, foreign investment approval for Beingmate dealBy Paul McBethJan. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, has... more

NZ dollar heads for 1.7% weekly gain as oil prices slow slid

9 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 1.7% weekly gain as oil prices slow slide; US payrolls loomBy Paul McBethJan. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.7 percent weekly gain as the... more

NZ dairy farmers anticipate irrigation restrictions

9 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dairy farmers anticipate irrigation restrictions on South Island's east coastBy Jonathan UnderhillJan. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy farmers on the South Island's east coast are... more

NZ wool prices fall on high seasonal supply, strong currency

9 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ wool prices fall on high seasonal supply, strong currencyBy Tina MorrisonJan. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand crossbred wool, which accounts for the majority of the country's... more

NZ residential building consents rise to 7-year high in Nov

9 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ residential building consents rise to 7-year high in NovemberBy Tina MorrisonJan. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents rose to a seven-year high in November,... more

A2 calls special meeting to rewrite constitution

9 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk A2 calls special meeting to rewrite constitution ahead of ASX dual listingBy Suze MetherellJan. 9 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have... more

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News

EQC Anniversary a milestone for New Zealand

28 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government EQC Anniversary a milestone for New Zealand   The 70th anniversary since the Earthquake and War Damage ... more

Labour's Little promises to back NZ small business

28 Jan 2015 Politics By Paul McBeth
  Labour's Little promises to back NZ small business in drive to lower unemployment Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Labour Party... more

Business

NZ govt to spend $650M on school upgrades, repairs in 2015

28 Jan 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government expects to spend $650 million this year upgrading and maintaining its $8.32 ... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 charts new record high, led by Spark

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close as holidays in Auckland and Australia kept... more

Living

Te Papa marks 175th anniversary of signing of Treaty

28 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Te Papa Te Papa marks 175th anniversary of signing of Treaty of Waitangi   Te Papa’s programme to mark the 175th ... more

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

26 Jan 2015 Arts
Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay... more

Property

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Sabin case, and pressures on Greece and coyotes

28 Jan 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Brain fades are one thing, but the brain freeze that seems to have beset the Prime Minister over the Mike Sabin affair is... more

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more