Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

16 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent, Pacific Edge lead gain April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks joined a global rally as US company earnings growth lifted sentiment for equity ... more

NZ dollar falls to nine-day low after CPI misses estimates

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls to nine-day low after slower than expected inflationBy Paul McBethApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped to a nine-day low after slower than expected... more

Delegat’s founder Delegat to step back from daily operation

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Delegat’s founder Jim Delegat to step back from daily operationsBy Suze MetherellApril 16 (BusinessDesk) – Jim Delegat, founder of Delegat’s Group, is stepping down from running the... more

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis Energy float

16 Apr 2014 Business News
April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead of tomorrow’s listing after the final partial privatisation in the... more

Diligent shares jump as 1st-qtr figures show better growth

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Diligent shares jump as first-quarter figures show growth slowing less than fearedBy Suze MetherellApril 16 (BusinessDesk) – Diligent Board Member Services stock rose as much as 12... more

NZ govt, Christchurch council target 700 new housing units

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ govt, Christchurch council target 700 new units, more affordable housing supply in accordBy Paul McBethApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government and Christchurch City... more

Imperial Tobacco NZ lifts Australian sales

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Imperial Tobacco’s NZ arm lifts export sales to Australia; Philip Morris NZ boosts revenueBy Suze MetherellApril 15 (BusinessDesk) – Imperial Tobacco New Zealand, the nation’s second... more

NZ consumer prices rise 0.3% in 1Q, missing estimates

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ consumer prices rise 0.3% in first quarter on tobacco tax hike, more expensive housingBy Paul McBethApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer prices rose less than expected in the... more

Bathurst raises A$7.93M in placement to help fund Escarpment

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bathurst raises A$7.93 million in discounted placement to help fund Escarpment mineApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Bathurst Resources raised A$7.39 million in a discounted placement to... more

Chorus lifts broadband connections 1.1% in first quarter

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus lifts broadband connections 1.1% in first quarterApril 16 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, the network operator spun out of Telecom in 2011, increased its broadband connections by 1.1... more

BlueScope Steel gets antitrust clearance to buy PacSteel

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BlueScope Steel gets antitrust clearance to buy Fletcher’s Pacific SteelApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - BlueScope Steel, Australia’s largest steelmaker and owner of the New Zealand Steel mill,... more

Turners & Growers to buy Apollo Apples for up to $44.1 mln

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Turners & Growers to buy Apollo Apples for up to $44.1 mlnApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Turners & Growers, the fruit marketer controlled by Germany’s BayWa, has agreed to buy Hawke’s... more

Coats chair Clasper to head GPG board

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Coats chair Clasper to head GPG boardApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Clasper, the chair of Coats, has been appointed chairman of the UK threadmaker’s parent Guinness Peat Group as the... more

NZ dollar weakens ahead of Chinese data which may be weaker

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar weakens ahead of Chinese data which may show slowing economic growthBy Tina MorrisonApril 16 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar weakened ahead of the release of Chinese... more

Diligent’s pace of growth slows in 1Q, client retention dips

16 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Diligent’s pace of growth slows in 1Q, client retention dips on M&A activityApril 16 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board Member Services, the governance app developer which was forced to... more

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News

Gallipoli ballot special passes allocated

24 Apr 2014 News
  One hundred special passes from the Gallipoli ballot will be allocated to children of Gallipoli veterans and youth... more

Update on new Chinese infant formula rules

24 Apr 2014 News
  Chinese officials have provided further advice on the introduction of new regulations affecting New Zealand infant formula ... more

Business

Brownlee takes hard-hitting rebuild report on the chin

24 Apr 2014 Business News
April 24 (BusinessDesk) – An in-depth survey of senior leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates growing impatience and... more

Southern Cross Forest receiver to close mill, exit Australia

24 Apr 2014 Business News
  Southern Cross Forest receiver to close sawmill, wind up Australian business April 24 (BusinessDesk) - The receiver for... more

Living

99th ANZAC Day to be commemorated in London

24 Apr 2014 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett via NZ High Commission
Each year on 25 April, Australians and New Zealanders gather to remember the servicemen and women who have served their nation in... more

Kiwi director Joel Kefali's new video for tUnE-yArDs

24 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Watch New Video for tUnE-yArDs’ ‘Water Fountain’ Nikki Nack - the new... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer... more

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more

Sport

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more