Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares slip from record led by Spark

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares slip from record led by Spark; Air NZ extends gainBy Suze MetherellAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell from a record, led by Spark New Zealand, as... more

NZ dollar holds gains as Aust capex beats expectations

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar holds gains as Aust capex beats expectations, Fonterra buoys sentimentBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains today after Australian capital... more

Hellaby sinks into the red on footwear writedown

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Hellaby sinks into the red on footwear writedown, sweetens dividendBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, sank into the red in the... more

Plan to succeed and kick failure into touch

28 Aug 2014 Business News
The Mud Plan to succeed and kick failure into touch(Published at In a City Business - www.themud.co.nz)By Michelle Hill, Partner at BDO Rotorua27 August 2014Fai... more

Investor reaction to Green housing policies

28 Aug 2014 Business News
NZ Property Investors' Federation Investor reaction to Green housing policiesThe Green Party released its housing policy yesterday. The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has analysed this... more

NZX names new market "NXT" as it awaits FMA go-ahead

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX names new market "NXT" as it awaits FMA go-aheadBy Suze MetherellAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - NZX, the stock market operator, has revealed its new market with lighter disclosure... more

BCS Group leads TIN-100 manufacturing burst in 2014

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk BCS Group leads TIN-100 manufacturing burst in 2014By Pattrick SmellieAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Baggage handling software and systems manufacturer BCS Group is the stand-out performer in... more

Airports Association wants regulator to probe Air NZ charges

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Airports Association wants Commerce Commission to inspect Air NZ's regional faresBy Suze MetherellAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Airports Association has called on the Commerce... more

Airwork annual profit climbs 52 percent, beating forecast

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Airwork annual profit climbs 52 percent, beating forecastBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Airwork Holdings, the aviation services firm which listed last December, boosted annual... more

A2 Milk to use Australian cash for global expansion

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk A2 Milk, hit by strong kiwi, to use Australian cash for global expansionBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have... more

Westland cuts forecast payout on falling global dairy prices

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Westland cuts forecast payout on falling global dairy prices, strong kiwiBy Paul McBethAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Westland Milk Products, the Hokitika-based dairy cooperative, has overtaken... more

NZ dollar buoyed by Fonterra plans to expand capacity

28 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar buoyed by Fonterra plans to expand capacity, form Chinese partnershipBy Tina MorrisonAug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose after Fonterra Cooperative Group... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise to record, led by Pacific Edge

27 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise to record as investors hunt yield, led by Pacific EdgeBy Suze MetherellAug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record as Pacific Edge won a... more

TeamTalk posts full-year loss on Farmside charge

27 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TeamTalk posts full-year loss on Farmside charge that threatened covenantsBy Jonathan UnderhillAug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - TeamTalk, the listed telecommunications company, posted a full-year... more

Ebos takes 25% stake in Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse

27 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ebos takes 25% stake in pharmacy retailer, flags further acquisitionsBy Suze MetherellAug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Ebos Group, which trebled its annual profit after acquiring pharmaceutical... more

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News

The Worm turns down for John Key

1 Sep 2014 Politics
Roy Morgan Research The Worm turns down for John Key The Roy Morgan Reactor is back! John Key struggled to coax The Worm above the... more

Minister launches Tongan Language Week

1 Sep 2014 News
Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today launched Tongan Language Week at the Tongan Methodist Church in Otahuhu,... more

Business

NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high in 2nd quarter

1 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high as cheaper imports offset falling exports Sept. 1... more

Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P, Fitch affirms rating

29 Aug 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P over Beingmate deal, Fitch affirms rating Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative... more

Living

‘Best trumpet player in the galaxy’ returns

1 Sep 2014 Lifestyle
NZ Symphony Orchestra 1 September 2014 - NZSO Media Release for immediate release The ‘best trumpet player in the ... more

Two NZ composers in Danish international live concert

29 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
Aarhus Festival Death Lines - a Memento Mori Collection Performances from five cities around the world –... more

Property

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

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Jetstar loses ground in NZ as Qantas plunges to A$2.84B loss

28 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the discount unit of Australian airline Qantas Airways, lost ground in New Zealand, while claiming... more

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Sport

Golden campaign for New Zealand rowers

1 Sep 2014 World Rowing Championships
The New Zealand Rowing Team has wrapped up a successful campaign in Amsterdam at the 2014 edition of the World Rowing... more

Disappointing Day in Edmonton for New Zealanders

1 Sep 2014 Multisport
Following on from the disappointment of the elite men’s race for the New Zealanders at the ITU World Triathlon Championship in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy

1 Sep 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent... more

Relax, nothing is under control... the Holistic Helper's guide to dealing with the unexpected

29 Aug 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
As regular readers of this column already know, I am a bit of a fan when it comes to change. Evaluating your life, deciding how you... more

Kiwi Success

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

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

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

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more