Business

NZ dollar gains in 'volatile night' on global forex markets

17 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as Russian rate hike, upbeat European data sap greenbackBy Paul McBethDec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained in volatile markets after Russian policymakers... more

Dairy product prices rise from five-year low

17 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices rise from five-year lowDec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, propelled by a jump in the anhydrous milk fat and... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, paced by OceanaGold, Fletcher

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall with oil; OceanaGold, Fletcher slip; Air NZ gainsBy Suze MetherellDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares joined in a global sell off, led by OceanaGold... more

NZ dollar little changed ahead of Fonterra milk auction

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed ahead of Fonterra milk auctionBy Paul McBethDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed ahead of the next GlobalDairyTrade auction, the... more

Buller loses bid to claw back interest from Brightwater

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Buller loses bid to claw back interest on $4 mln from Brightwater over escarpment plansBy Suze MetherellDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Buller Coal, the would-be Denniston Plateau coal miner... more

Economy can grow faster than thought before inflation bites

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Economy can grow faster than thought before inflation bites, says TreasuryBy Pattrick SmellieDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Economic growth is expected to average a historically high annual... more

NZ govt shunts out return to surplus to 2016

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ govt shunts out return to surplus to 2016 as tax take misses expectationsBy Paul McBethDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government has pushed out its targeted return to surplus... more

NZ dairy herd rises to record 6.7M as sheep flock falls

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dairy herd rises to record 6.7M as sheep flock falls to 29.6M Dec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's dairy herd rose to a record 6.7 million at June 30, while the sheep flock fell... more

Comvita shareholders exercise 5.6M of 6.9M rights on offer

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Comvita shareholders exercise 5.6M of 6.9M rights on offerDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Comvita said shareholders exercised 5.6 million of the 6.9 million of rights under its 1 for 5 offer,... more

Vodafone NZ appoints expat Mark Aue as new CFO

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vodafone NZ appoints expat Mark Aue as new CFO after de la Feunte returns to SpainBy Paul McBethDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Vodafone New Zealand, the country's biggest mobile phone operator,... more

Goodman sells Enterprise Park in Wiri for $53.2 million

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Goodman sells Enterprise Park in Wiri for $53.2 millionBy Suze MetherellDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, New Zealand's largest listed property investor by market value,... more

MRP to quit Chilean, German geothermal investments

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MRP to quit Chilean, German geothermal investmentsDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - MightyRiverPower, the first of the state-owned power companies to be partially privatised last year, will quit... more

NZ dollar falls vs. yen in face of oil's decline

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls vs. yen as investors seek haven in face of oil's declineBy Jonathan UnderhillDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against the yen, which gained against... more

Tower talks down impact of Supreme Court valuation ruling

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tower talks down impact of Supreme Court valuation rulingBy Paul McBethDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the insurer which sold its health, life, and investment units to focus on general... more

Failed airline entrepreneur Ewan Wilson targets regions

15 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Failed airline entrepreneur, Ewan Wilson, targets regional routesBy Pattrick SmellieDec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Ewan Wilson, the founder of failed mid-1990s Kiwi Travel International... more

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News

Kiwis speak from Sydney hostage scene

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealanders caught up in the area where a hostage drama is unfolding in central Sydney have spoken about their experiences. more

Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition

15 Dec 2014 News
CPIT Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition When she had to choose between nursing and medicine, Hannah Farrow... more

Business

Port of Napier FY profit rises 14% to record on more cargo

15 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Port of Napier FY profit rises 14% to record as more cargo crosses wharves By Jonathan Underhill Dec.... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop in global sell-off; Xero falls

15 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell in a global sell-off, paced by Xero, Westpac Banking Corp and... more

Living

"Erebus: Into the Unknown" - documentary about aviation disaster to hit UK cinemas

15 Dec 2014 Press Release
“There’s nothing worse than the fear of the unknown. And the known wasn’t particularly good... more

Jay-Jay, Mike And Dom’s Christmas Carols for Charity

15 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
After a four year hiatus, The Edge’s Jay-Jay, Mike and Dom have again released three original Christmas songs to raise money... more

Property

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Trade Me to buy rental property website Viewing Tracker

9 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me, the online auction site, has agreed to buy rental property website Viewing Tracker... more

Migration

Minister to attend the OECD Forum on migration

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Paris tomorrow to represent the New Zealand Government at the Organisation for... more

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji. “New ... more

Travel

Drug bust sends a strong message

9 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated the Customs Service for their role in the interception of a shipment of liquid ... more

NZ named best tourist destination

9 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key says the Government’s investment in tourism is paying off with New Zealand voted... more

Sport

Tough new anti-doping laws to come into force

15 Dec 2014 Sport
Tough new anti-doping rules come into force on January 1, 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face... more

Burkes Cycles Spring Series Winners

15 Dec 2014 Sport
Wellington Velodrome Perry, Johnson, Jackson And Tate Named Burkes Cycles Spring Series Winners Burkes Cycles Speed League Spring... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Gordon Campbell: hurdles to an extradition treaty with China

9 Dec 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the hurdles to any extradition treaty with China So China’s President Xi... more

Kiwi Success

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Giesen Wines in limelight with The Hobbit

5 Dec 2014 People
Giesen Wines   5 December- New Zealand’s Giesen Wines were tasted by the stars at the World Premier in London of The... more

Recruitment

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more

Lincoln IT day installs interest in pupils

28 Nov 2014 Recruitment
The robots might not match the Terminator but it was hoped the students controlling them might one day use the catchphrase... more