Business

Reserve Bank sees OCR on hold ‘for some time’, could go ‘up

29 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Reserve Bank sees OCR on hold ‘for some time’, could go ‘up or down’ based on dataBy Jonathan UnderhillJan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand dropped its explicit... more

NZ dollar little changed after Fed as traders await RBNZ

29 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed after Fed as traders await RBNZ decisionBy Tina MorrisonJan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed after the Federal Reserve reiterated... more

NZ Super Fund returns 13.89% in 2014, warns that may wane

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ Super Fund returns 13.89% in 2014, warns returns likely to waneBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, the sovereign wealth fund set up to help... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Heartland gains on profit lift

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as Heartland gains on profit upgradeBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record, led by Heartland New Zealand after the... more

NZ dollar drops vs. Australian dollar after inflation data

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops vs. Australian dollar after inflation data; Fed, RBNZ loomBy Jonathan UnderhillJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped against the Australian dollar after... more

Spark director Maury Leyland to resign next month

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Spark director Maury Leyland to resign next month as Fonterra duties mountBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand director Maury Leyland will resign from the... more

NZ govt to spend $650M on school upgrades, repairs in 2015

28 Jan 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government expects to spend $650 million this year upgrading and maintaining its $8.32 billion school property portfolio, and anticipates repair costs for leaky... more

UPDATE: FMA, NZX sign MOU for market oversight

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: FMA, NZX sign MOU for market oversight, public statements(Updates with FMA, NZX comments)By Fiona RotherhamJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority and NZX, the... more

FMA, NZX sign MOU for market oversight, public statements

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA, NZX sign MOU for market oversight, public statementsBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority and NZX, the two regulators of New Zealand’s capital... more

NZ to begin selldown of state housing, expand subsidies: Key

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ to begin selldown of state housing, expand rent subsidies, Key saysBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government plans to increase the number of income-related rent... more

Cisco NZ sales creep up in 2014

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Cisco NZ sales creep up in 2014, sees gains on growing IT relianceBy Paul McBethJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Cisco Systems New Zealand, the local unit of the global internet network group,... more

UPDATE: Heartland shares jump to record on earnings upgrade

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Heartland shares jump to record as asset growth drives first-half earnings(Updates with share price gain, investor comment)Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand shares... more

FMA eyes VMob disclosures on share placement, global deal

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA looks into VMob disclosures on share placement and global dealBy Fiona RotherhamJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority is looking into disclosures this week by... more

Heartland raises 2015 profit forecast on asset growth

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Heartland raises 2015 profit forecast on asset growthBy Tina MorrisonJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland New Zealand, the bank formed from the merger of Marac Finance with Southern Cross... more

NZ dollar rises after weak US data ahead of Fed

28 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises after weak US data ahead of Fed interest rate decisionBy Tina MorrisonJan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose after weaker US data raised concerns the Federal... more

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News

Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony

29 Jan 2015 News
  Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony for first time For the first time in the history of the Presbyterian... more

Upwards NCEA trend continues

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Upwards NCEA trend continues Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the release of provisional results ... more

Business

NZ dollar drops after RBNZ abandons bias to raise rates

29 Jan 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped, touching a four-year low, after the Reserve Bank abandoned its bias for ... more

NZ venison, lamb ventures win $41 mln of funding under PGP

29 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ venison, lamb ventures targeting wealthy consumers win $41 mln of funding By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29... more

Living

Signing - Next amazing Exhibition at Academy Galleries

28 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Academy Galleries Signing The New Zealand Academy of Fine Art’ latest exhibition is commemorating 175 years since the signing... more

‘Sunday’ Selected for Byron Bay International Film Festival

28 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Sunday The Film Kiwi Romance ‘Sunday’ Selected for Byron Bay International Film Festival 2015 New Zealand film... more

Property

Americans the biggest buyers of NZ land since 2010: Linz

29 Jan 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Americans the biggest buyers of New Zealand land since 2010, Linz data shows By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29... more

Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland prices

29 Jan 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland house price rises By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29 ... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Mannering caps landmark year at NZRL Awards

29 Jan 2015 Rugby League
NZRL Mannering caps landmark year at NZRL Awards NZ skipper Simon Mannering has captured NZ rugby league’s top honour for... more

Mojo Pulse 2015 Pre-season Games Announced

29 Jan 2015 Netball
Netball Central Zone Mojo Pulse 2015 Pre-season Games Announced 29 January 2015 With only 30 days till the start of the 2015 ANZ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus

29 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus by Gordon Campbell If anyone was in doubt about the... more

Gordon Campbell on the Sabin case, and pressures on Greece and coyotes

28 Jan 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Brain fades are one thing, but the brain freeze that seems to have beset the Prime Minister over the Mike Sabin affair is... more

Kiwi Success

Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO

29 Jan 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO as it targets North American market By Tina Morrison Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the... more

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more