Business

Snakk mulls employee shares in remuneration packages

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Snakk mulls employee shares in remuneration packagesBy Fiona RotherhamSept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - NZAX-listed Snakk Media is considering offering employees shares in the company as part of... more

Dairy product prices rise from two-year low

17 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices rise from two-year lowSep. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, inching higher from the lowest level since July 2012,... more

Pyne Gould looks to oust EPIC directors, boost its stake

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pyne Gould looks to oust EPIC directors, boost its stake to 49%By Suze MetherellSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Pyne Could Corp, the asset management firm controlled by George Kerr, is seeking... more

NZ dollar holds gains as dairy auction looms

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds gains as dairy auction loomsBy Paul McBethSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains in local trading after weak US industrial production sapped demand... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by Summerset

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as prospect of new rivals weigh on retirement villagesBy Suze MetherellSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by Summerset Group Holdings, as... more

Beef + Lamb NZ Outlines Priorities Ahead of Election

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Beef And Lamb NZ 16 SEPTEMBER 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBeef + Lamb New Zealand Outlines Priorities Ahead of General ElectionBeef + Lamb New Zealand has outlined what it sees as the policy priorities for the... more

UPDATE: Warehouse rated a 'sell' as investors eye 2015

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Warehouse rated a 'sell' as investors await proof 2015 will show return on investments(Adds chairman comment from 10th graph)By Tina MorrisonSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse... more

Rapper Eminem sues National Party over copyright breach

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Rapper Eminem sues National Party over copyright breachBy Suze MetherellSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright... more

Seniors would sell 9.4% Heartland stake when escrow lifts

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Seniors Money would sell 9.4% Heartland stake when escrow liftsBy Jonathan UnderhillSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Seniors Money International, which sold its 'home equity release' mortgage... more

Berry company OOB wins ice-cream contracts in China

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Berry company OOB wins ice-cream contracts in ChinaBy Fiona RotherhamSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Berry company OOB has sealed two deals with Shanghai-based companies to sell its organic... more

Warehouse rated a 'sell' as investors eye 2015

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Warehouse rated a 'sell' as investors await proof 2015 will show return on investmentsBy Tina MorrisonSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group faces a year of reckoning as investors... more

BERL strongly affirms robustness of its CGT calculations

16 Sep 2014 Business News
BERL 15 September 2014 Note to media – for immediate release BERL strongly affirms robustness of its CGT calculations... more

Andrew Ferrier appointed as new chair of Orion Health

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Andrew Ferrier appointed as new chair of Orion HealthBy Fiona RotherhamSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Former Fonterra boss Andrew Ferrier has been appointed as the new chairman of Orion... more

VnC Cocktails founder Shane McKillen quits Veritas board

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk VnC Cocktails founder Shane McKillen quits Veritas boardBy Suze MetherellSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Shane McKillen, founder of failed pre-mixed drinks company VnC Cocktails, has resigned... more

Warehouse taps NZ Post's Mark Yeoman as CFO

16 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Warehouse taps NZ Post's Mark Yeoman as chief financial officerBy Jonathan UnderhillSept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group, the biggest retailer on the NZX 50 Index, has appointed New... 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
iPredict IPREDICT LTD 2014 NEW ZEALAND ELECTION DAILY UPDATE #12 www.ipredict.co.nz more

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