Business

Credit Suisse downgrades Diligent to 'neutral'

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Credit Suisse downgrades Diligent to 'neutral' ahead of new product spendingBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board Member Services's plans to spend up ahead of its new... more

Weak global demand weighs on NZ sheep, cattle prices

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Weak global demand weighs on New Zealand sheep, cattle pricesBy Tina MorrisonMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Weakening demand in China and Europe, combined with the impact of a nine-month port... more

Carter Holt appeals failed strike-out bid over leaky schools

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Carter Holt appeals failed strike-out bid in leaky schools suitBy Paul McBethMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey, the building products supplier owned by billionaire Graeme Hart,... more

Blue Chip's Bryers accused of muddying Talos role

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Blue Chip's Bryers accused of muddying Talos roleBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers was accused of contriving to present himself as a consultant... more

Ex-Solid Energy JV partner, GTL, seeks briquette plant sale

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Former Solid Energy JV partner, GTL, seeks to sell briquette plantBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - GTL Energy (New Zealand), Solid Energy's former partner in an experimental... more

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 5 months: QV

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 5 months in February, led by AucklandBy Tina MorrisonMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property values rose at the fastest pace... more

Goodman Property to spend $28 mln on three new developments

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Goodman Property to spend $28 mln on three new developmentsBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, New Zealand's largest listed property investor by market... more

Brook Barrington, state sector veteran, named head of MFAT

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Brook Barrington, state sector veteran, named head of MFATMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Brook Barrington has been named chief executive of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,... more

Promapp hires marketing executive to lead push into US

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Promapp hires marketing executive to lead push into US marketMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Promapp Solutions, whose software lets organisations map their business processes, has hired a... more

NZ dollar declines against Aussie ahead of RBA

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar declines against Aussie ahead of RBA interest rate decisionBy Tina MorrisonMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar weakened against the Australian dollar as traders have... more

Bryers questioned over Blue Chip's related party lending

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Mark Bryers questioned over Blue Chip's related party lending and cash flowBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers returns to the witness box today,... more

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Govt resisting pressure to inject more cash into Solid Energy By Pattrick Smellie March 2 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key says it is "not the government's preferred option"... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record; MRP, Meridian climb

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record; MRP, Meridian, Genesis climb By Suze Metherell March 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a fresh record, paced by MightyRiverPower,... more

NZ dollar falls on concerns over China, Australia economies

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls on concerns over Chinese, Australian economiesBy Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after a rate cut by the People's Bank of China and weaker... more

Vista reassesses whether to increase 2014 goodwill value

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vista reassesses whether to increase 2014 goodwill valueBy Paul McBethMarch 2 (BusinessDesk) - Vista Group International, the cinema software and analytics company, is reassessing whether... more

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News

Scot finds love in New Zealand thanks to poster - UK-Kiwi love story

4 Mar 2015 News
They had a sleepover - but was it because of a hangover? Picton's star-crossed lovers, Kiwi William Scott Chalmers and Scottish... more

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes The gambling sector and the public are being consulted on... more

Business

NZ dollar little changed after Australian GDP data

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar little changed as Australian GDP shows healthy household consumption By Paul McBeth March 4 ... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop on weakening yield demand By Suze Metherell March... more

Living

Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The Maple Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ New Zealand Tour New Zealand are lucky to play host to ... more

National Release of Award-Winning Film, Pulp

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Nga Taonga Sound and Vision   Florian Habicht (left) and Jarvis Cocker promoting Pulp: A Film... more

Property

Auckland houses prices fall in Feb as volume, listings rise

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland houses prices fall in February as volume, listings pick up By Suze Metherell March 4 ... more

NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr, driven by Canterbury March 4 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

Golden Shears set to start in Masterton

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Shearing Sports New Zealand Golden Shears set to start in Masterton Hundreds of competitors are descending on Masterton for the 55th ... more

NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades!

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Karapoti Classic NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades! Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more