Business

Power companies gain as investors bet on National Party win

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Power companies gain as investors bet on National Party winBy Suze MetherellSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Investors in listed power companies appear to be betting the National Party will... more

NZF flags reverse listing with unidentified business

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZF flags reverse listing with unidentified businessBy Suze MetherellSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - NZF Group, the financial services company, has entered into a non-binding agreement with an... more

NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q, led by services sector

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ economy grows 0.7% in 2Q as surging services make up for weak primary sectorBy Paul McBethSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew just ahead of expectations in the second... more

NZ dollar falls to 7-month low as Fed raises 2015 rate view

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls to 7-month low after Fed raises forecast for 2015 ratesBy Tina MorrisonSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped to a seven-month low after the Federal... more

Ex-OPI Finance auditor cuts $6.25 mln deal with receiver

18 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ex-OPI Finance auditor cuts $6.25 mln deal with receiverSept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - The auditor of failed lender OPI Pacific Finance has cut a $6.25 million deal with the firm's receiver... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as Spark drops ahead of Fed

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as Spark drops ahead of Fed meetingBy Suze MetherellSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Spark New Zealand, as offshore investors sold... more

NZ dollar pares gain in lead up to Fed review

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar pares gain in lead up to Fed review, annual current account deficit narrowsBy Paul McBethSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar pared gains as investors refrained from... more

Tait Communications buys Brazilian partner

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tait Communications buys Brazilian partnerSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Tait Communications, the Christchurch-based radio communications firm, has bought its long-time Brazilian partner SGM... more

Poll shows Nats extending lead, Labour/Greens fading

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Roy Morgan poll shows Nats extending lead, Labour/Greens fadingBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The last Roy Morgan opinion poll before the general election on Saturday shows... more

Duco Promotions taps Martin Snedden for new top job

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Duco Promotions taps Martin Snedden for new top jobBy Suze MetherellSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Duco Promotions has appointed former head of New Zealand's Rugby World Cup 2011 Martin... more

Nutricia needs 18 months to recover from botulism scare: CEO

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Danone Nutricia needs 18 months to recover from botulism scare, CEO Tap saysBy Fiona RotherhamSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Danone Nutricia chief executive Corine Tap said it would take the... more

Ryman expands board as veteran director Clements departs

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ryman expands board as veteran director Clements departsBy Paul McBethSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Ryman Healthcare, the country's biggest listed retirement village operator, is expanding... more

GCSB's 'Cortex' sought tie-up with ISP

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk GCSB's 'Cortex' sought tie-up with ISPBy Paul McBethSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The Government Communications Security Bureau may expand its 'Project Cortex' to sharing malware-disrupting... more

NZ balance of payments deficit hits cyclical low point

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ balance of payments deficit hits cyclical low pointBy Pattrick SmellieSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The annual deficit in New Zealand’s dealings with the rest of the world fell, in line... more

RESEND: Restaurant Brands 2Q sales rise 5.8%

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: Restaurant Brands 2Q sales rise 5.8%, boosted by KFC promotions, Carl's Jr expansionBy Tina MorrisonSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest... more

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News

Gareth Morgan: Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Gareth Morgan: Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus... more

Daily Election Update #12: NZ First to hold balance of power

19 Sep 2014 News
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Business

NZ consumer confidence edges up in September from 10-month low

19 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in September from a 10-month low, as households adjust to a more... more

Goodman to spend $33.4M on developments, sells Carter Holt Harvey plant in Christchurch

19 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, which is selling assets to fund development, will spend $33.4 million on four ... more

Living

Pop superstar Lady Gaga using Shuttlerock's kiwi software

15 Sep 2014 Environment By Fiona Rotherham
Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand visual marketing software company Shuttlerock has added Lady Gaga to its client list. While... more

German, Kiwi films big winners at Uni Shorts 2014

15 Sep 2014 Entertainment
AUCKLAND: German filmmakers dominated the awards at the third annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival held over the... more

Property

Auckland house sales drop in August as winter, election weigh

3 Sep 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the... more

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

Migration

NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow

19 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ net migration at annual record in August on big inflow, fewer departures Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s... more

Reserve Bank says migration impact on housing 'muted' so far

11 Sep 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand's decade-high net migration inflow is having on... more

Travel

Longer Wellington runway worth 2-5 flights daily by 2060

11 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Plans for a $350 million runway extension for Wellington International Airport would provide the capital... more

NZ guest nights rise in July

10 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
NZ guest nights rise in July on school holidays, record short term visitors   Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest... more

Sport

Prince Harry to be Honorary President of England Rugby 2015

19 Sep 2014 Rugby
Prince Harry Announced as Honorary President of England Rugby 2015 on One Year to Go to Rugby World Cup 2015 With One Year to Go to... more

Silver Ferns Squad & Constellation Cup Team Announced

19 Sep 2014 Netball
Netball New Zealand National Selectors have chosen 19 players in the Silver Ferns Squad for the 2014/2015 international Netball... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began This election campaign is getting no less... more

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Election on a fork 'n' knife-edge

19 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Election on a fork 'n' knife-edge   more

Kiwi Success

Prestigious Awards in Psychology

10 Sep 2014 People
The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand, offers awards... more

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Recruitment

Paramedics in NZ jump at opportunity of London career

11 Sep 2014 Recruitment
Paramedics in New Zealand jump at opportunity of a clinical career in London Paramedics hoping for a chance to work for the... more

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more