Business

Goodman's Highbrook Park attracts new $26.8M coolstore

15 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Goodman Property's Highbrook Park attracts new $26.8M coolstoreBy Paul McBethJuly 15 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, the country's second-biggest listed property investor, will... more

NZ dollar gains as US retail sales unexpectedly decline

15 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as US retail sales unexpectedly decline, weighing on greenbackBy Tina MorrisonJuly 15 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as an unexpected decline in US retail... more

NZ banks boost first-quarter profits 8.6%

15 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ banks boost first-quarter profits 8.6%, cost-cutting offsets thinner marginsBy Paul McBethJuly 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand bank profits rose 8.6 percent in the first three months... more

Clumsy no excuse for defamation, CPA counsel says

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Clumsy no excuse for defamation, CPA counsel saysBy Suze MetherellJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Institute for Chartered Accountant's "clumsy" response to the prospect of a new... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on optimism over Greek deal

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on optimism over Greek dealBy Paul McBethJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, snapping four declines, as the prospect of a Greek deal calmed... more

NZ dollar falls as Greek deal stokes greenback demand

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls as Greek deal stokes greenback demandBy Paul McBethJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as the prospect of Greece reaching a deal with its creditors... more

Kirks' to make $19.35M initial return to shareholders

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kirkcaldie and Stains to make $19.35M initial return to shareholdersBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - Kirkcaldie & Stains, the unprofitable Wellington-based department store... more

ECan needs commissioners to finish water reform: officials

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk ECan needs commissioners to complete freshwater reform, officials sayBy Paul McBethJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - The government's proposed mixed governance model for Environment Canterbury... more

Chinese student arrivals expected to hold despite slowdown

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chinese student arrivals expected to hold up despite slowdown, stock slumpBy Tina MorrisonJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - A slowdown in the Chinese economy and a slump in the country's stock... more

NZICA response to competition 'clumsy', not defamatory

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Response to competition 'clumsy', not defamatory, says NZICA's lawyerBy Suze MetherellJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants was an incumbent... more

Methven's new strategy sets $130M revenue target for 2018

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Methven's new strategy sets $130M revenue target for 2018By Fiona RotherhamJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - Methven, the NZX-listed tap and shower manufacturer, has set a target of raising annual... more

Kea Petroleum exit from NZ a step closer

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kea Petroleum exit from NZ a step closerBy Pattrick SmellieJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - Shareholders in cash-strapped London-listed oil and gas explorer, Kea Petroleum, have voted to approve... more

BP New Zealand 2014 profit sinks 70%

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BP New Zealand 2014 profit sinks 70% By Paul McBethJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - BP New Zealand Holdings, the country's biggest petrol station chain by sales, reported a 70 percent slump in... more

NZ dollar declines as Greek deal stokes US rate hike outlook

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar declines as Greek deal boosts optimism US rate hikes are on trackBy Tina MorrisonJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar weakened as an agreement between Greece and its... more

Fonterra's rivals argue against dairy industry deregulation

14 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra's rivals tell DIRA review there is insufficient competition for dairy industry deregulationBy Fiona RotherhamJuly 14 (BusinessDesk) - Competitors of Fonterra Cooperative Group,... more

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News

Small businesses urged to value and protect IP

24 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government   Hon Craig Foss Minister for Small Business 24 July 2015 Small businesses urged to value and protect... more

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

23 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Labour Party 23 July 2015MEDIA STATEMENT Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty The Labour Party... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment; Meridian, Genesis drop By Suze ... more

New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses By Pattrick Smellie July 24 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Living

Film NZ scrapped after screen production grant review

23 Jul 2015 Entertainment
Article - BusinessDesk <3>Film NZ scrapped after review of govt's screen production grant By Suze Metherell July 23... more

Awards to recognise the stars of NZ recreation

21 Jul 2015 Lifestyle
Nominations are open for the annual New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, recognising innovative and inspiring... more

Property

'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as China slows

16 Jul 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as Chinese economy slows By Pattrick Smellie July 16 ... more

Auckland house prices up a record 26% in June year: REINZ

13 Jul 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland house prices up 26% in June year, buyers looking further afield: REINZ By Tina Morrison July 13 ... 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

SmartGates to more than double

23 Jul 2015 Travel & Tourism
Over $6 million from the Future Investment Fund will go towards expanding and modernising SmartGate at our borders to help manage ... more

Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership

15 Jul 2015 NZ Tourism
Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership A new partnership between the Department of Conservation and New ... more

Sport

All Blacks team named for Test against South Africa

24 Jul 2015 Rugby
James Broadhurst and Lima Sopoaga to make Test debuts                  ... more

Impressive opening for new-look Silver Ferns

24 Jul 2015 Netball
The versatility of the Silver Ferns line-up shone through when they completed an impressive 91-31 win over the Fiji Pearls in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the dogged reluctance to condemn Serco

23 Jul 2015 Opinion
The refusal by Minister Sam Lotu-Liga to hold Serco accountable for the company’s failings in prison management is bad... more

Gordon Campbell on Key talking up our - and China's - economy

21 Jul 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on John Key trying to talk up our - and China’s – ailing economy It wasn’t exactly... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

24 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government   Hon Christopher Finlayson Attorney-General 24 July 2015 Appointment of Queen’s Counsel Three... more

Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire at Callaghan Innovation

22 Jul 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire on Callaghan Innovation board July 22 (BusinessDesk) - Al Monro has been appointed to the... more

Recruitment

Economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ

16 Jul 2015 Press Releases
Declan Clancy says economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy is not... more

2/3s of workers would quit for more flexible work: survey

10 Jul 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - Around two-thirds of workers would consider leaving their current job if offered a comparable one with... more