Business

MetService says FY earnings will miss target on MoT delays

26 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MetService expects FY earnings to drop on delays inking new MoT contractBy Tina MorrisonMarch 26 (BusinessDesk) - Meteorological Service of New Zealand, the state-owned weather bureau,... more

Milmeq wins innovation award after doubling export revenue in two years

26 Mar 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
March 26 (BusinessDesk) - Milmeq, which designs, engineers and manufactures systems for primary food processing, has doubled export revenue in the past two years. Its technology success has not gone unnoticed... more

NZ dollar falls vs. euro on German business confidence survey

26 Mar 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
March 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar declined against the euro after a positive survey of German business confidence bolstered investor sentiment about Europe's largest economy. The kiwi fell to... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by Fonterra fund

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by Fonterra fund, on lower dividend guidanceBy Suze MetherellMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by Fonterra Shareholders' Fund, after... more

NZ dollar gains on yield appeal

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains on yield appeal By Jonathan UnderhillMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose as the nation's relatively appealing interest rates drew investors who had... more

Attention for Fonterra's under-performing Aussie units

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra says under-performing Australian units will be 'given attention'By Fiona RotherhamMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - Fixing under-performing businesses in Australia is a key part of... more

Fonterra shareholders disappointed with Fonterra dividends

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra shareholders say they're disappointed with Fonterra dividend given low milk pricesBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - The Fonterra Shareholders’ Council said farmers are... more

Nufarm NZ sales slip on weak dairy prices, drought

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Nufarm NZ sales slip on weak dairy prices, drought conditionsBy Suze MetherellMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - Nufarm, the agricultural chemicals manufacturer, reported a 14 percent drop in its... more

NZ farmer confidence rebounds in first quarter: Rabobank

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ farmer confidence rebounds in first quarter, led by dairy farmer optimismBy Tina MorrisonMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand farmer confidence rebounded in the first quarter of this... more

NZ posts smaller-than-expected trade surplus in February

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ posts smaller-than-expected trade surplus in February, annual deficit at 5-year highBy Tina MorrisonMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand recorded a smaller-than-expected trade surplus... more

Update: Synlait lifts milk forecast while Fonterra reaffirms

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Update: Synlait lifts milk forecast while Fonterra reaffirms its one, trims dividendBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - Synlait Milk has increased its forecast market milk price... more

Fonterra affirms milk payout forecast

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra affirms milk payout forecast, lowers dividend guidance as profit fallsMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, affirmed its milk... more

NZ dollar rises to 2-month high vs. pound

25 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises to 2-month high vs. pound after report shows no British inflationBy Tina MorrisonMarch 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a two-month high against the... more

MARKET CLOSE: Kathmandu leads NZ shares down on weak outlook

24 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall led by Kathmandu on weak outlookBy Suze MetherellMarch 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by Kathmandu Holdings as it posted a first-half loss.... more

Kiwifruit growers give mandate for change

24 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwifruit growers give mandate, total grower control still some way offBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 24 (BusinessDesk) - Interim results show more than 90 percent of New Zealand kiwifruit... more

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News

Royal succession laws come into force

26 Mar 2015 News
Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms... more

McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

24 Mar 2015 News
  Foreign Minister Murray McCully travelled to Baghdad yesterday for talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi... more

Business

NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes

27 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes, signalling prices will fall By Tina ... more

NZ commercial property lending less risky now: RBNZ

26 Mar 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  NZ commercial property lending less risky now due to lower debt funding March 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank said New... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... more

Revealed: Auckland's cheapest suburbs

9 Mar 2015 Property
Many home buyers face long commute to Auckland jobs as they move to Wellsford, Pokeno and Hamilton. Only six areas of Auckland still... 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

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

ICC World Cup 2015: Sunday doesn’t guarantee success but it gives the greatest chance, says McCullum

28 Mar 2015 Cricket
Q. Who won the real battle of big brother against little brother?BRENDON McCULLUM: I think he won, but I definitely had some mad... more

ICC World Cup 2015 Match official appointments for final announced

28 Mar 2015 Cricket
The International Cricket Council today announced the match official appointments for the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015,... more

Columns

ICC World Cup 2015: STEPHEN FLEMING: YES, NEW ZEALAND CAN!

28 Mar 2015 Opinion
Former New Zealand captain says the team will be focusing on enjoying themselves, knowing they are part of something that will be the... more

Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

27 Mar 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia, the Northland by-election, and news priorities Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny... more

Kiwi Success

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more