Business

Threat of refinery strike averted by further talks

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Threat of refinery strike averted by further facilitated talksBy Fiona RotherhamSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Threatened strike action at New Zealand Refining, the country's only oil... more

Minister welcomes NZX growth market approval

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) approval of new rules for NZX’s growth market. Mr Foss granted an exemption in July to allow the new growth market to... more

FMA approves NZX's new growth stocks NXT market

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk FMA approves NZX's new growth stocks NXT market By Suze MetherellSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority has approved the NZX's new NXT market for high growth or... more

UPDATE: Fonterra to launch Equity Partners' Fund this year

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk UPDATE: Fonterra to launch Equity Partners' Fund this year(includes Fonterra CEO quotes)By Fiona RotherhamSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group wants to establish an Equity... more

Kiwi below 78 US cents as RBNZ figures show intervention

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwi below 78 US cents as RBNZ figures show interventionBy Paul McBethSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell below 78 US cents for the first time in more than a year after... more

Fonterra considers equity fund as part of Farms Source launch

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fonterra considers equity fund as part of Farms Source launchBy Fiona RotherhamSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group may establish an Equity Partners' Fund that would... more

Nats sign confidence and supply deals with ACT and Dunne

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk National signs confidence and supply agreements with United Future and ACTBy Suze MetherellSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The National party has signed two confidence and supply agreements... more

NZ dollar seen little changed in 4th quarter, survey says

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar seen little changed in 4th quarter, BusinessDesk survey saysBy Tina MorrisonSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is likely to be little changed from its current... more

Fulton Hogan lifts annual earnings 43%

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Fulton Hogan lifts annual earnings 43%, looks to grow water, rail, airport unitsBy Paul McBethSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fulton Hogan, the privately held construction firm, lifted annual... more

Turners board backs takeover bid

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Turners board backs takeover bid, valued at bottom of adviser's rangeBy Paul McBethSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The independent directors of Turners Group NZ, formerly Turners Auctions, are... more

Rural Equities sells assets to fund dairy conversion

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Rural Equities divests carbon credits, halves Tandou stake to fund dairy conversionBy Suze MetherellSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Rural Equities, the farming group majority-owned by the... more

NZ dollar declines on upbeat US growth, RBNZ FX stats loom

29 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar declines as greenback advances on better growth, amid intervention talkBy Tina MorrisonSept. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to a fresh one-year low as the... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop from record, Meridian falls on

26 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop from record, Meridian falls on dividendBy Suze MetherellSept. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, as the NZX 50 Index dropped from a record in a... more

NZ dollar heads for 2.8% slide vs greenback

26 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar heads for 2.8% slide vs greenback as Wheeler talks down kiwi, dairy payout cutBy Paul McBethSept. 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 2.8 percent slide... more

Pumpkin Patch turns to a loss in 2014, turnaround to come

26 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch turns to a loss in 2014, says benefits of changes will come in 2016By Tina MorrisonSept. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch, the second-worst performing stock on the NZX All... more

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News

Body found in London park believed to be missing Kiwi

30 Sep 2014 News
London police believe a body found in a southwest London park is that of missing New Zealand man Malcolm McKinlay. Mr McKinlay, who... more

Uncovering the secrets of NZ's discovery

30 Sep 2014 News
Two scientific papers have shed new light on how Polynesian explorers may have arrived in New Zealand, but the authors have... more

Business

NZ dollar drops after weak Australian retail sales

1 Oct 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  NZ dollar drops as weak Australian retail sales sap demand for trans-Tasman currencies Oct. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand... more

NZ dollar heads for 11% slump in Sept quarter

30 Sep 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for an 11 percent slump in the September quarter as... more

Living

Hip Hop-eration chosen for world's leading documentary fest

2 Oct 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Documentary Feature Hip Hop-eration In Competition at the World's Leading International Documentary Festival Director... more

Three first places at the national Young Designer Awards

1 Oct 2014 Arts
ACG Strathallan   By Kennedy Anderson from ACG Strathallan, winner of Photography section, Young... more

Property

UPDATE: Asking prices for NZ properties plateau nationwide

2 Oct 2014 Property By Fiona Rotherham
UPDATE: Asking prices for NZ properties plateau nationwide, Trade Me survey says (Recasts with added Jeffries comment from 3rd... more

NZ building consents flatline in August

30 Sep 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents held steady in August from a month earlier, underpinned... more

Migration

UK Government: Indefinite Leave to Remain made simple

30 Sep 2014 Migration
There are thousands of expats living in the UK who are aiming for permanent residency status and, eventually, a British passport. But... more

Migration boom rolls on as fewer kiwis depart

30 Sep 2014 Migration
New Zealand's annual net migration rose to a record in August, exceeding Treasury's forecasts, and spurred by more migrant arrivals... more

Travel

Travel tidbits and deals of the week

30 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism
Some of the best travel deals going - both in New Zealand and abroad. Bookmark this page and check back each week for all the latest ... more

Air NZ's Luxon defends domestic regional air fares

30 Sep 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Paul McBeth Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has defended its pricing on domestic... more

Sport

New opportunities for elite athletes

2 Oct 2014 Sport
With the Waikato region fast becoming a major centre for high performance sport, the University of Waikato has signed Memorandums... more

Emirates Team New Zealand Update - Practice Day at Nice

2 Oct 2014 Sailing
It’s back to work for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. The holiday’s over. They took a week off after their win at the 49er... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the last rites for the TPP

1 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the... more

Time to debate proportional representation

30 Sep 2014 Opinion
Article - Sridhar Ekambaram   Time to debate proportional representation By Sridhar Ekambaram30 September 2014 With the... more

Kiwi Success

Auckland Uni Press Book Wins Prestigious History Award

2 Oct 2014 People
Congratulations to Professor Peter Holland who has won the 2014 Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) Ian Wards... more

UCOL Chief Executive Appointment

1 Oct 2014 Appointments
UCOL Chief Executive Appointment Leeza Boyce has been appointed as UCOL’s new Chief Executive to succeed Paul McElroy upon ... more

Recruitment

NZ's top pay packet revealed: $4.1m

30 Sep 2014 Recruitment
With a total pay package worth $4.1 million, ANZ New Zealand's David Hisco is the top-paid boss in the Business Herald's executive pay... more

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

30 Sep 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more