Business

Trilogy turns to 1H profit as Ecoya posts positive earnings

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Trilogy turns to a 1H profit as Ecoya posts positive earnings; shares jumpBy Tina MorrisonNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Trilogy International, the skincare and scented candle company, turned... more

Gentrack chairman says long-term game to win investors over

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Gentrack chairman says its a long-term game to win back investor confidenceBy Fiona RotherhamNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Gentrack Group chairman John Clifford said the software company’s... more

NZ posts trade deficit in October on falling dairy exports

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ posts trade deficit in October as dairy exports to China fallBy Suze MetherellNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's posted its largest monthly trade deficit for October in six years,... more

Energy Mad narrows 1H loss; shifts focus to LED bulbs

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Energy Mad narrows first-half loss; shifts focus to LED bulbsBy Suze MetherellNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Energy Mad, the energy efficient lightbulb marketer, narrowed its first-half loss... more

Gentrack profit falls 49%, beating downgraded guidance

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Gentrack profit falls 49%, beating downgraded guidanceBy Fiona RotherhamNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Gentrack Group, which develops utilities and airports software, reported a 49 percent drop... more

Tower annual profit drops 32% from 2013 asset sales

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tower annual profit drops 32% from 2013 asset sales, flags share buybackBy Paul McBethNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, which sold its health, life, and investment units to focus on general... more

NZ dollar touches fresh 4-month high vs. A$

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar touches fresh 4-month high vs. A$, breaks through key support levelBy Tina MorrisonNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh four-month high against the... more

MRP faced scaling up risk on several carbon credit contracts

27 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MRP faced scaling up risk on several carbon credit contracts, court hearsBy Fiona RotherhamNov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - A contractual dispute over carbon credits that MightyRiverPower is... more

MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares rise paced by Pacific Edge; Orion up

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares rise, paced by Pacific Edge; Orion up 10% on debutBy Suze MetherellNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, paced by Pacific Edge after it announced a... more

NZ dollar to stay under pressure until December MPS

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar to stay under pressure until December MPSBy Paul McBethNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed in local trading, and will likely remain under pressure... more

UPDATE: MFAT chief John Allen leaves for NZ Racing Board

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: MFAT chief John Allen leaves for NZ Racing Board(Updates with NZ Racing board, comment from Allen throughout)By Tina MorrisonNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The chief executive of the... more

CORRECT: NZTE's annual report shows big company woes weigh

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: NZTE's annual report shows big company woes weigh on growth(Removes comma in 2nd graph clarifying growth lag)By Fiona RotherhamNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Trade and... more

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT Chief Executive John Allen for his service. “Mr Allen was the first... more

CORRECT: Retail electricity margins unsustainably high

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk CORRECT: Retail electricity margins unsustainably high, broker says(Fixes MRP trading price in 10th graph)By Pattrick SmellieNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity companies' margins on... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast, shares rise

26 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast, shares riseBy Suze MetherellNov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand,... more

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News

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

27 Nov 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign ... more

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Business

China's tannery crackdown, Russian sanctions dent lambskin

28 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   China's crackdown on polluting tanneries, Russia sanctions drive record slump in lambskin prices By ... more

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Living

Chase & Status to Join Netsky at Lake Hawea Hotel

28 Nov 2014 Entertainment
Rhythm Group Rhythm Group Entertainment is excited to announce that Chase an... more

Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires Announce NZ Sideshow

28 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
Bluesfest Bluesfest Touring are thrilled to confirm yet another series of fantastic New Zealand sideshows, adding to the array of... more

Property

NZ house building consents bounce back in October

28 Nov 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house building consents rose at their fastest monthly pace in more than two... more

Property speculators targeted by IRD

27 Nov 2014 Property
Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is... more

Migration

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

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Travel

More Customs officers in time for Christmas

28 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates the twenty seven new Customs officers who are graduating in Auckland today, in time to ... more

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

Sport

ARL launches NCEA match official initiative

28 Nov 2014 Rugby League
Auckland Rugby League The Auckland Rugby League has today announced a new initiative which will see students able to gain NCEA... more

Black Sox named for Oceania qualifier

27 Nov 2014 Sport
Hard work has been rewarded in the naming of the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team for next month’s ISF Oceania Qualifying ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little, Mockingjay & drunk texting

28 Nov 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s debut, Mockingjay, and drunk texting by Gordon ... more

Gordon Campbell: govt arrogance, Ferguson & Police pursuits

27 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
As anyone who’s ever encountered him around Parliament will verify, Chris Finlayson’s arrogance is matched only by his... more

Kiwi Success

UK Police return soldier's lost medals to family in New Zealand

28 Nov 2014 People
Police in Southport have reunited war medals belonging to a local soldier with his surviving family 12,000 miles away in New Zealand.... more

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Recruitment

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

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more