Business

Auckland Airport confirms earnings guidance of $160-$170 mln

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland Airport confirms earnings guidance of $160-$170 millionBy Fiona RotherhamOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport, the country’s main gateway, has confirmed it’s... more

Elders Primary Wool, Primary Wool buy Christchurch Yarns NZ

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Elders Primary Wool, Primary Wool buy Christchurch Yarns NZ out of receivershipBy Suze MetherellOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - NZ Yarn, a joint venture between Elders Primary Wool and Primary... more

RBNZ risk management to protect system, not individual firms

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ risk management to protect system, not individual entitiesBy Paul McBethOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank's risk management processes aim to protect the integrity of the... more

Pyne Gould sells Epic stake after failing to gain control

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pyne Gould sells Epic stake after failing to gain control of the boardBy Suze MetherellOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Pyne Gould Corp, the asset management firm controlled by managing director... more

NZ dollar drops after tepid inflation opens path lower

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops after tepid inflation opens path lowerBy Paul McBethOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell about half a US cent after tepid local inflation pushed out the... more

Fletcher wins govt contract to build 237 homes in Chch

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fletcher Building wins government contract to build 237 homes in ChristchurchBy Jonathan UnderhillOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building has won a contract to build 237 homes on an... more

Restaurant Brands raises annual profit forecast; shares jump

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Restaurant Brands raises annual profit forecast; shares jump to a recordBy Tina MorrisonOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest fast food operator,... more

NZ 3Q inflation misses expecations; kiwi drops

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ inflation steady at 0.3% in third quarter, slower than expectations; kiwi dropsBy Paul McBethOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand inflation was steady in the third quarter of the year,... more

Wheeler says LVR policy worth 25-50 basis points off OCR

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Wheeler says LVR policy worth 25-50 basis points of OCR rate tightening By Jonathan UnderhillOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank's introduction of limits to low-equity mortgage... more

NZ dollar falls ahead of inflation on prospect of low rates

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar weakens ahead of 3Q inflation on speculation interest rates to stay on holdBy Tina MorrisonOct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar slipped ahead of a report on third... more

Shell and Todd caught drilling without approval

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Shell and Todd caught drilling without approvalBy Pattrick SmellieOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Multi-national oil company Shell's New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Xero

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Xero, Nuplex as volatility abatesBy Suze MetherellOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record close, led by Xero, as... more

NZ dollar gains after Australian inflation higher

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains after Australian inflation higher than expectedBy Paul McBethOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose after Australian inflation was a little higher than... more

NZ Super Fund encouraged to establish derivatives policy

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Super Fund encouraged to bed in changes, set up derivatives policyBy Paul McBethOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which was set up to partially cover the... more

Quattro IPO back on as it halves NZ property portfolio

22 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Quattro IPO back on as it halves NZ property portfolio, cuts capital raise by 28%By Suze MetherellOct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Quattro Income REIT, an Australian asset management company, has... more

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News

Terror in Canada: There were gunmen on roof says Kiwi

24 Oct 2014 News
Ottawa resident says shock turning to anger and hard questions being asked about how gunman got so far. A New Zealander in Ottawa was... more

NZ Government Urged to Do More to Fight Ebola

24 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Save the Children Urges the NZ Government to Do More to Fight Ebola As Ebola continues to tear through West... more

Business

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a... more

Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last... more

Living

My Kitchen Rules contestants: Hear us raw

24 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Fresh from two consecutive MKR People's Choice Challenge wins, Neena and Belinda favour wholesome and earthy flavours and aim to... more

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

24 Oct 2014 Lifestyle
  New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record... more

Property

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

Black Sticks Women in position to win the series

25 Oct 2014 Sport
The Black Sticks Women have won 1-0 against the USA, setting up a series decider in the final test tomorrow at the Trust House... more

Kiwi to play against All Blacks in November Test Series

24 Oct 2014 Rugby
Scotland coach Vern Cotter clears out old guard and makes Grant Gilchrist captain for November Test series No place for Barclay,... more

Columns

At last! Hope for St James Theatre

24 Oct 2014 Opinion By Brian Rudman
After all the delays and stonewalling, the St James finally looks to have a future, even if it’s not clear what it will be Let's... more

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Kiwi Success

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Recruitment

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more