Business

Coats sinks into the red in first half on craft writedown

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Coats sinks into the red in first half on writedown on sale of EMEA crafts businessBy Paul McBethAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Coats Group, the company that grew out of diversified investor... more

Contact Energy in trading halt; Origin exit plan imminent

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Contact Energy in trading halt; Origin exit plan imminentBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Contact Energy shares have been placed in a trading halt on the NZX, pending an... more

NZ dollar declines vs. Aussie ahead of RBA decision

4 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar declines vs. Aussie ahead of RBA decisionBy Tina MorrisonAug. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar declined against the Australian dollar ahead of the Reserve Bank of... more

'Precarious' Solid Energy in banks' hands; govt eyes options

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk 'Precarious' Solid Energy in banks' hands; govt considers optionsBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Liquidation of state-owned coal company Solid Energy "cannot be ruled out" but... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 Index rises to record; MRP, Meridian up

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 Index rises to record; MRP, Meridian gain on Tiwai, Trilogy soarsBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, pushing the S&P/NZX 50... more

TPP can't wait for Canada's October election, says Key

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TPP can't wait for Canada's October election, says KeyBy Pattrick SmellieAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations needs to occur before the... more

Blis Tech boss Richardson resigns after nine years in charge

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Blis Tech boss Richardson resigns after nine years in chargeBy Paul McBethAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Blis Technologies chief executive Barry Richardson will leave the probiotic manufacturer... more

NZ dollar little changed as Chinese industrial output slows

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed as Chinese industrial production slows; US manufacturing data loomsBy Paul McBethAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed as Chinese data... more

Trilogy says first-half sales may rise 50%; shares soar

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trilogy forecasts first-half revenue will rise more than 50% to $23 mln; shares soarBy Fiona RotherhamAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Trilogy International, the skincare products and scented... more

FMA head of enforcement Belinda Moffat to leave in September

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA head of enforcement Belinda Moffat to leave in SeptemberBy Paul McBethAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Financial Markets Authority head of enforcement Belinda Moffat will leave next month,... more

Tainui to sell up to 50% of its Hamilton shopping centre

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tainui to sell up to 50% of its Hamilton shopping centre, The BaseBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Tainui Group Holdings (TGH), the investment arm of the Waikato tribe, plans... more

NZ Dollar Outlook: Falling kiwi likely on dairy weakness

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Dollar Outlook: Falling kiwi likely on further dairy industry weaknessBy Tina MorrisonAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is expected to decline this week, weighed down by... more

Fletcher dumps Aussie distribution chief in ANZ merger

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fletcher dumps Aussie distribution chief in ANZ merger, CIO departsBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building has dumped its Australian head of distribution and will... more

UPDATE: Meridian, power company stocks rise on smelter deal

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Meridian, power company stocks up as smelter remains open(Recasts to focus on market reaction)By Pattrick SmellieAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity company shares rose on news... more

Cooks given until close of trade Monday to file accounts

3 Aug 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Cooks Global given until close of trade Monday to file annual reportBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Cooks Global Foods, which is rolling out its Esquires coffee chain beyond... more

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News

Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet Nam

31 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Economic Development 31 July 2015   Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet... more

Carrying Tasers a welcome move

31 Jul 2015 News
Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes today’s announcement by Police Commissioner Mike Bush that all frontline first ... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Meridian, MRP up on Tiwai

31 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Meridian, MRP up ahead of Tiwai Pt decision By Fiona Rotherham July 31 ... more

13 companies gain up to $24.5M in R&D grants

31 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   13 companies gain up to $24.5M in taxpayer-funded R&D grants By Fiona Rotherham July 31... more

Living

A Kapa Haka Tale – the man bringing NZ culture to the Rugby World Cup

3 Aug 2015 Arts By Charlotte Everett
New Zealander Corey Baker is bringing Kiwi culture and kapa haka to Britain’s shores and people –all wrapped up in the... more

Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

31 Jul 2015 Entertainment
New Zealand Government Hon Maggie BarryMinister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 31 July 2015 Appointments to the New Zealand Film... more

Property

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

Opportunities for Maori in Manawatu-Whanganui

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Minister for Maori Development 31 July 2015   Opportunities for Maori in... 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

World Champs Next for Euro Kart Round Winner Armstrong

31 Jul 2015 Motor Sport
KartSport   World Champs Next for Euro Kart Round Winner Armstrong   New Zealand has another World Karting Championship... more

Anchor Milk Reignites 1935 All Blacks Partnership

31 Jul 2015 Rugby
Anchor Milk July 31 2015 Anchor Milk Reignites 1935 All Blacks Partnership   &nb... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tim Groser missing in action on the TPP

31 Jul 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on Tim Groser missing in action on the TPP While rapid change is always possible in... more

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

Kiwi Success

Winston Churchill Fellows honoured

31 Jul 2015 People
New Zealand Government Hon Jo Goodhew Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector 31 July 2015 Winston Churchill Fellows ... more

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

Recruitment

NZ must do more on exploited migrant labour: US State Dept

31 Jul 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell July 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand needs to significantly boost its efforts to protect vulnerable migrant... more

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