Business

Bathurst Resources has shares halted

14 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bathurst Resources, hunkering down for coal price recovery, has shares haltedApril 14 (BusinessDesk) - Bathurst Resources, which has cut jobs and delayed the start to its controversial... more

Can Warehouse boss Powell deliver profits from investments

14 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FEATURE – Can Warehouse boss Powell deliver profits from new investmentsBy Tina MorrisonApril 14 (BusinessDesk) Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest publicly listed retailer, expects... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global stocks lower, led by PEB

11 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares join global stocks lower led by Pacific Edge, XeroBy Suze Metherell April 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks joined a global sell-off amid concerns high-growth... more

Solid Energy gearing stuck around 70% unless prices recover

11 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Solid Energy gearing stuck at about 70 percent unless coal prices recoverApril 11 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy continues to forecast far higher levels of debt than sector peers and does... more

NZ food prices fall in March on cheaper cakes and candy

11 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ food prices fall in March on cheaper cakes and candyBy Suze MetherellApril 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices fell in March as cheaper cakes and candy drove a fall in grocery... more

Pacific Edge slumps to 5-month low as growth stocks struggle

11 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pacific Edge shares slump to five-month low as growth stocks remain under pressureBy Suze MetherellApril 11 (BusinessDesk) – Pacific Edge shares slumped to a five-month low, as the local... more

NZTE to attract more regional investment

11 Apr 2014 Business News
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is to establish a new regional investment attraction programme to encourage more international firms to invest in New Zealand’s regional economies, Economic Development... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on broad based rally

10 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on broad based rally, Xero, Telecom, property stocks gainBy Suze MetherellApril 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks rose in a broad-based rally. Xero... more

Abano board hits back at dissident shareholders

10 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Abano board hits back at dissident shareholdersBy Pattrick SmellieApril 10 (BusinessDesk) – Abano Healthcare chairman Trevor Janes has hit back at rebel shareholders calling for his... more

NZ sawmillers to endure more pain as exporter margins shrink

10 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ sawmillers to endure more pain as exporters contend with shrinking margins, cheaper rivalsBy Tina MorrisonApril 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand timber companies, who have closed more... more

NZ screen industry revenue fell in 2013

10 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ screen industry revenue fell in 2013 after drop-off in movie makingBy Suze MetherellApril 10 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand screen industry’s revenue dropped 4 percent in 2013, from... more

Jilted Abano suitors turn guns on chair, NZX, Grant Samuel

10 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Jilted Abano suitors turn guns on chair, NZX, and Grant SamuelBy Pattrick SmellieApril 10 (BusinessDesk) – A rebel shareholder group that attempted an unsuccessful takeover bid for Abano... more

NZ dollar jumps to 3-year high after Fed minutes

10 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar jumps to 3-year high as traders pull back US interest rate bets on dovish Fed minutesBy Tina MorrisonApril 10 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar jumped three quarters of a... more

MARKET CLOSE NZ shares rise on tech relief rally; Xero up

9 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE NZ shares rise on tech relief rally; Xero, Wynyard, SLI liftBy Suze MetherellApril 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks snapped a two-day decline as a rally in the US saw... more

NZX expects modest growth, smaller listings ahead

9 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX expects modest growth, smaller listings aheadApril 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s stock exchange operator, NZX, is expecting to reap moderate growth from recent investments over the... more

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News

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed... more

New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

15 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Marion Crawshaw as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon... more

Business

Tech stocks snap two-day decline on Wall Street relief rally

15 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Tech stocks snap two-day decline on Wall Street relief rally; Xero, Pacific Edge gain April 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand... more

Local body tax idea ‘a bit rich’, says Key

15 Apr 2014 Business News
April 15 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key made it clear he is no fan of a push by the local government lobby to be... more

Living

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

NZ's Shapeshifter - still giants of drum and bass, with sell-out London show

14 Apr 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand band Shapeshifter have demonstrated that they are truly giants of the drum and bass scene, with a stellar performance in... 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

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

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Tourism fund opens for second round

1 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the opening of the second funding round of the Tourism Growth ... more

Sport

Avantidrome the latest jewel in New Zealand’s sporting crown

12 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand’s high performance athletes have the benefit of another world-class sports facility, with the Royal opening of the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on royalty and its tourism spin-offs

15 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while... more

Gordon Campbell: failure to create a Labour/Greens alliance

10 Apr 2014 Column By Gordon Campbell
David Cunliffe won his current job by indicating he would be a Labour leader proud of his party’s left wing traditions. Since... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Kiwi dog gear firm takes on the world

25 Mar 2014 People
Maniototo in Central Otago seems an unlikely place to set up an online business, but for dog lover Rose Voice, the isolation has... 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