Business

NZ spending on credit, debit cards slips in April

11 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ spending on credit, debit cards slips in AprilBy Suze MetherellMay 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders spent less on their electronic cards in April, snapping nine consecutive monthly... more

Tax take up, spending down for smaller 9-month deficit

11 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tax take up, spending down for smaller than forecast 9-month deficitBy Jonathan UnderhillMay 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand recorded a smaller-than-expected budget deficit in the first... more

RESEND: NZ dollar rises after US jobs data misses forecasts

11 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: NZ dollar rises after US jobs data misses expectations(Fixes non-farm payrolls figure in third paragraph)By Tina MorrisonMay 11 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained... more

NZ dollar rises after US jobs data misses expectations

11 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises after US jobs data misses expectationsBy Tina MorrisonMay 11 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained after a key US employment report failed to meet expectations,... more

ProTen seeks to raise as much as A$30M to fund future growth

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ProTen seeks to raise as much as A$30M to fund future growthBy Tina MorrisonMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - ProTen, an Australian chicken-farming business whose shares trade on New Zealand's... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Meridian, Genesis up on yield

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Meridian, Genesis gain on yield appetiteBy Suze MetherellMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, paced by Meridian Energy and Contact Energy as... more

NZ dollar heads for 1% weekly drop

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 1% weekly drop as rate cuts weighed, US jobs data loomsBy Paul McBethMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1 percent decline against the... more

English to amend Super Fund bill to maintain independence

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk English to amend Super Fund bill to maintain independenceBy Paul McBethMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - Finance Minister Bill English plans to amend legislation that lets the New Zealand... more

NZ wool prices jump at auction on low supply, weaker dollar

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ wool prices jump at auction on low supply, weaker currencyBy Tina MorrisonMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices rose at auction, with lamb wool touching a fresh four-year high... more

ManaBus.com buys Naked Bus for undisclosed sum

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ManaBus.com buys Naked Bus for undisclosed sum as it looks southBy Suze MetherellMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - ManaBus.com, the recently launched online budget bus company owned by Scottish... more

El Nino events sap NZ growth, inflation, IMF research says

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk El Nino events sap NZ growth, inflation, IMF research saysBy Paul McBethMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - Major El Nino events, which typically create extreme weather conditions, immediately sap New... more

NZF enters voluntary administration as reverse listings fail

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZF enters voluntary administration after second reverse listing failsBy Suze MetherellMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - NZF Group, the former financial services company, has entered voluntary... more

Bath Street rejects $22M demand from Pyne Gould

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bath Street rejects $22M demand from Pyne GouldBy Paul McBethMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - Bath Street Capital, which has been building up its local trustee business, has rejected a $22 million... more

SeaDragon taps Tetra Laval executive as chairman

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk SeaDragon taps Tetra Laval executive as chairman, replacing WilsonMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, named Tetra Laval executive Colin... more

Warehouse 3Q sales rise 5%, says FY profit on track

8 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Warehouse 3Q sales rise 5%, says FY profit on trackBy Tina MorrisonMay 8 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group, New Zealand's largest publicly listed retailer, posted a 5 percent gain in third... more

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News

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels,... more

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

22 May 2015 News
22 May 2015 The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from... more

Business

NZ consumer confidence slips in May

22 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
May 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence slipped in May as sentiment about current and future conditions eased. The... more

Consumer NZ vs Qantas

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Consumer NZ ramps up campaign to get Qantas's Jetstar to drop pre-ticked booking forms May 20... more

Living

NZ Surfer Daniel Kereopa in New Documentary

23 May 2015 Lifestyle
The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a documentary that went live online this... more

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

Property

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch... more

Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth

20 May 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth, cost clamp down May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust,... 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

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance... more

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in... more

Sport

Lord's century for Kane Williamson

23 May 2015 Cricket
DAY THREE First Innings: England 389 (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67, Ali 58; Henry 4-93, Boult 4-79) v BLACKCAPS 523 (Guptill 70,... more

BLACKCAPS tour of England: First Test at Lord's Cricket Ground

22 May 2015 Cricket
First innings at stumps on Day One: England 354-7 in 90 overs (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67, Ali 49*; Henry 3-93 on Test debut) DAY... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked.... more

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

Kiwi Success

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 People
Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology... more

New High Commissioner to Tonga

15 May 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced diplomat Sarah Walsh as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to... more

Recruitment

NZ's growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

15 May 2015 State of the Market Report By Paul McBeth
  NZ's growing ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification, Joyce says May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's information... more

5,500 more doctors and nurses in our hospitals

15 May 2015 Recruitment
  Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the... more