Business

Intueri buys out 50% stake in Online Courses Australia

17 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Intueri buys out 50% stake in Online Courses AustraliaBy Suze MetherellDec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, New Zealand's largest private training college, will buy the... more

Postie to launch new brands, taps new owner's supply chain

17 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Postie to launch new brands, tapping South African owner's supply chainBy Suze MetherellDec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Postie, the retail chain bought out of administration by South African... more

NZ dollar gains in 'volatile night' on global forex markets

17 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains as Russian rate hike, upbeat European data sap greenbackBy Paul McBethDec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained in volatile markets after Russian policymakers... more

Dairy product prices rise from five-year low

17 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices rise from five-year lowDec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, propelled by a jump in the anhydrous milk fat and... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, paced by OceanaGold, Fletcher

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall with oil; OceanaGold, Fletcher slip; Air NZ gainsBy Suze MetherellDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares joined in a global sell off, led by OceanaGold... more

NZ dollar little changed ahead of Fonterra milk auction

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar little changed ahead of Fonterra milk auctionBy Paul McBethDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed ahead of the next GlobalDairyTrade auction, the... more

Buller loses bid to claw back interest from Brightwater

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Buller loses bid to claw back interest on $4 mln from Brightwater over escarpment plansBy Suze MetherellDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Buller Coal, the would-be Denniston Plateau coal miner... more

Economy can grow faster than thought before inflation bites

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Economy can grow faster than thought before inflation bites, says TreasuryBy Pattrick SmellieDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Economic growth is expected to average a historically high annual... more

NZ govt shunts out return to surplus to 2016

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ govt shunts out return to surplus to 2016 as tax take misses expectationsBy Paul McBethDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government has pushed out its targeted return to surplus... more

NZ dairy herd rises to record 6.7M as sheep flock falls

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dairy herd rises to record 6.7M as sheep flock falls to 29.6M Dec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's dairy herd rose to a record 6.7 million at June 30, while the sheep flock fell... more

Comvita shareholders exercise 5.6M of 6.9M rights on offer

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Comvita shareholders exercise 5.6M of 6.9M rights on offerDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Comvita said shareholders exercised 5.6 million of the 6.9 million of rights under its 1 for 5 offer,... more

Vodafone NZ appoints expat Mark Aue as new CFO

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Vodafone NZ appoints expat Mark Aue as new CFO after de la Feunte returns to SpainBy Paul McBethDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Vodafone New Zealand, the country's biggest mobile phone operator,... more

Goodman sells Enterprise Park in Wiri for $53.2 million

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Goodman sells Enterprise Park in Wiri for $53.2 millionBy Suze MetherellDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, New Zealand's largest listed property investor by market value,... more

MRP to quit Chilean, German geothermal investments

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MRP to quit Chilean, German geothermal investmentsDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - MightyRiverPower, the first of the state-owned power companies to be partially privatised last year, will quit... more

NZ dollar falls vs. yen in face of oil's decline

16 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls vs. yen as investors seek haven in face of oil's declineBy Jonathan UnderhillDec. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against the yen, which gained against... more

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News

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) is a... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rose on oil relief; Air NZ gains

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by OceanaGold Corp and Air New Zealand following a global... more

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in Arvida

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - All Black Dan Carter said he increased his shareholdings in the retirement village... more

Living

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa... more

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

18 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2014 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2010 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Dan Carter leaves All Black's to play for Paris club

18 Dec 2014 Rugby
Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when the All Blacks great moves to France after next... more

Double record bid for King Country shearer

18 Dec 2014 Sport
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more