Business

UPDATE: Trade Me annual profit flat

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Trade Me annual profit flat as increased expenses curb revenue growth (Adds analyst estimates, chief executive comment, and updates shares)By Tina MorrisonAug. 20 (BusinessDesk)... more

Labour takes 5 point hit in Roy Morgan poll

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Labour takes 5 point hit in Roy Morgan poll after Chinese buyers gambitBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party has taken a 5 point hit, dropping to 27 percent support... more

NZ consumer confidence falls for fourth month to 3-year low

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ consumer confidence declines for fourth month to 3-year lowBy Tina MorrisonAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence fell for a fourth month to its lowest level in three... more

UPDATE: A2 Milk eyes infant formula for sales growth

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: A2 Milk eyes infant formula for sales growth after ASX listing costs result in loss(Recasts, adds CEO comment, share price)By Fiona RotherhamAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co... more

Jetstar NZ profitable for first time, Qantas back in black

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Jetstar NZ profitable for the first time, as Qantas back in the blackBy Suze MetherellAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the discount unit of Australia's Qantas Airways, achieved its first... more

WhosOnLocation plans capital raise as US plans accelerate

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk WhosOnLocation plans capital raise as US plans accelerateBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington-based cloud services firm WhosOnLocation is in discussions with several... more

Tolling to play growing role in infrastructure cost control

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tolling to play growing role in infrastructure cost control: EnglishBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Charging users for some types of public infrastructure will increasingly... more

AMP's NZ unit lifts 1st-half profit 9% on claims management

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk AMP's NZ unit lifts first-half profit 9% on better insurance claims managementBy Paul McBethAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - AMP Financial Services New Zealand, the local operation of the... more

Port of Tauranga FY profit up 1% as exports stall

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Port of Tauranga full-year profit edges up 1% as growth in export volumes stalls By Jonathan UnderhillAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Port of Tauranga's annual profit growth slowed to 1 percent... more

Skellerup lifts annual profit 6%, beating guidance

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Skellerup lifts annual profit 6%, beating guidance; shares riseBy Suze MetherellAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Skellerup Holdings, the industrial rubber goods firm, lifted annual profit 6... more

APN first half profit drops 67%, paywall to start this year

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk APN first half profit drops 67%, paywall to start this year for NZ Herald By Paul McBethAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - APN News & Media, the Australasian publisher and radio station... more

New fisheries factory to boost Chatham Islands economy

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Aotearoa Fisheries New fisheries factory to boost Chatham Islands economyWork is progressing well on the construction of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd’s brand new facility on the Chatham Islands.New fisheries factory... more

A2 Milk turns to annual loss on increased costs

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk A2 Milk turns to annual loss on increased costs; no action on takeover bidBy Fiona RotherhamAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk, the specialty milk marketing company, turned to an annual... more

Genesis Energy confirms end to Solid Energy coal contract

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Genesis Energy confirms end to Solid Energy coal contractBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Genesis Energy confirmed it will terminate its coal supply contract with state-owned... more

Accounting and earn-out adjustments help Intueri first-half

20 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Accounting and earn-out adjustments help Intueri first-half profit more than tripleBy Paul McBethAug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, the private training college that's... more

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News

10 year passports will be delivered early

24 Aug 2015 News
10 year passports will be delivered early Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the Government Administration Select ... more

One month left for councils to get digital enablement plans sorted

19 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 19 August 2015 Local authorities have four more weeks to submit a... more

Business

NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty

28 Aug 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices held steady at... more

NZ dollar bounces from six-year low

25 Aug 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar bounces from six-year low after market volatility takes a breather By Paul McBeth Aug. 25 ... more

Living

It’s Snoopy’s Birthday!

10 Aug 2015 Entertainment
20th Century Fox is celebrating Snoopy’s birthday ahead of the release of the first animated Peanuts movie SNOOPY AND CHARLIE... more

NZ's Sola Rosa Sound System heads to London - interview with Andrew Spraggon

6 Aug 2015 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
Sola Rosa Sound System comes to London on 20 August – NZNewsUK London Editor Charlotte Everett had a chat with frontman Andrew... more

Property

Auckland house price growth stalls in July: Barfoot

5 Aug 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland house price growth stalls in July as properties 'fully priced', Barfoot says Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house... more

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government   Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education   31 July 2015   Site purchased for Pt... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

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

Travel

Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific

25 Aug 2015 Travel & Tourism By Joshua Riddiford
Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific, targets Asian tourists Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand's has had its... more

Partnerships push New Zealand’s profile abroad

25 Aug 2015 NZ Tourism
25 August 2015 Campaigns promoting New Zealand as an outstanding visitor destination reached more than 1.2 billion people globally... more

Sport

All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 announced

30 Aug 2015 Rugby
30 August 2015 The All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been announced with the All Blacks selectors selecting a squad... more

Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close slalom

30 Aug 2015 Sport
Winter Games NZ Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close fought slalom at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 A world class... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign

25 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between... more

Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre

19 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre   For the past few months, you, me, and Rupert Murdoch have been waiting for the... more

Kiwi Success

Former cricketer Simon Doull signs with NZME

19 Aug 2015 Appointments
Former cricketer and established broadcaster Simon Doull signs with NZME 19 August 2015 – New Zealand Media and Entertainment... more

New ECan commissioner appointed

6 Aug 2015 Appointments
Elizabeth Cunningham has been appointed as a commissioner at Environment Canterbury (ECan), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and... more

Recruitment

Eleven straight quarters of job growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continued job growth, with 7,000 more people employed over the last quarter and 69,000 more New ... more

NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% on weaker jobs growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment By Paul McBeth
NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% as jobs growth lags behind growing population Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's jobless rate... more