Business

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ says kiwi strength 'unjustified'

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls after RBNZ says kiwi's strength 'unjustified', stoking intervention talkBy Tina MorrisonJuly 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar shed almost one cent against the US... more

RBNZ hikes OCR to 3.5%, ‘period of assessment’ now needed

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBNZ hikes OCR to 3.5%, says ‘period of assessment’ now needed; dollar tumblesBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 24 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash... more

NZ dollar little changed as investors await Reserve Bank

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed as investors await Reserve Bank interest rate decisionBy Tina MorrisonJuly 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is little changed as investors are reluctant... more

Xero sees 80% revenue growth this year, Intuit 'spooked'

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Xero sees 80% revenue growth this year, Intuit 'spooked', says DruryBy Pattrick SmellieJul. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Cloud accounting software firm Xero updated shareholders at the annual... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by blue-chip stocks

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares gain on blue-chip appeal as ikeGPS debut fizzlesBy Suze MetherellJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares gained, led by blue-chip stocks such as Sky Network... more

NZ dollar extends drop vs. A$ after Australian CPI

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar extends drop vs. A$ after Australian inflation accelerates; RBNZ loomsBy Paul McBethJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its decline against its trans-Tasman... more

English says NZ dollar 'unsustainably high'

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk English says NZ dollar 'unsustainably high', out of line with commodity pricesBy Tina MorrisonJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - Finance Minister Bill English said the New Zealand dollar, which hit... more

UPDATE: IkeGPS shares drop 14% in debut on tech-flooded NZX

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: IkeGPS shares drop 14% in debut on tech-flooded bourseBy Suze MetherellJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of IkeGPS Group, which makes portable measuring devices, slid about 14... more

Griffin's to ramp up exports under new ownership, CEO says

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Griffin's to ramp up exports under new ownership, incoming CEO Taylor saysBy Paul McBethJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - Griffin's Foods, the maker of Gingernuts and Eta brand snacks, plans to... more

IkeGPS shares first trade at $1, shedding 9.1% vs. IPO price

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk IkeGPS shares first trade at $1, shedding 9.1% from IPO priceBy Suze MetherellJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of IkeGPS Group fell 9.1 percent in their NZX debut after the portable... more

Postie Plus brand gets 2nd chance with well-funded Pepkor

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Postie Plus brand gets second chance as well-funded Pepkor buys stores, sheds debtBy Suze MetherellJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after... more

Fonterra to lay off up to 110 staff at Waikato packing plant

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra to lay off up to 110 staff at Waikato packing facilityBy Paul McBethJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, may lay off a third... more

Limited Edition UE Boom Rocks Awesome New All Blacks Skin

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Logitech Limited Edition UE Boom Rocks Awesome New All Blacks SkinUltimate Ears Signs Licensed Product Deal with New Zealand Rugby on Special ALL BLACKS UE BOOMNew Zealand, 22nd July 2014 — Today Ultimate Ears... more

NZ dollar drops near six week low vs. Aussie

23 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops near six week low vs. Aussie after RBA's Stevens stays mum on currencyBy Tina MorrisonJuly 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched its lowest in almost six... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks mixed; A2 gains on China licence

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks mixed; A2 Milk gains on China licence, Diligent dropsBy Suze MetherellJuly 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares were mixed, with the NZX 50 Index edging higher... more

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News

Puhoi - Warkworth "holiday highway" gets the big tick

25 Jul 2014 News By Suze Metherell
July 25 (BusinessDesk) - A board of inquiry has given the go-ahead on the $760 million Puhoi-to-Warkworth highway. Dubbed the... more

Applications for Waitangi Day Fund opened

25 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Applications for Waitangi Day Fund opened   Applications for the 2015 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund are... more

Business

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more

NZ dollar slides to 6-week low on intervention talk

24 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar slides to 6-week low as RBNZ's Wheeler invokes intervention criteria By Paul McBeth July 24 ... more

Living

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Anti-mining campaign doco debuts at NZ Film Festival

22 Jul 2014 Entertainment
Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s... more

Sport

2014 Commonwealth Games: Judo medal for Manuel

25 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Darcina Manuel, formerly of Gisborne and now living in Perth, provided... more

NZ Bronze medal for team pursuiters

25 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Bronze for team pursuiters Published Friday 25 July 2014

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Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more