Business

NZX milk powder futures point to further declines at GDT

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX milk powder futures point to further declines at GDT auctionBy Tina MorrisonJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - The price for New Zealand's key dairy export, whole milk powder, is set to decline... more

Kiwibank blocked from closing money remitter's accounts

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Kiwibank blocks from closing money remitter's accountsBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwibank has been blocked from closing E-Trans International Finance's bank accounts after the... more

2 Cheap Cars to challenge Japanese new car dealerships in NZ

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk 2 Cheap Cars to challenge Japanese new car dealerships in NZ with parallel importsBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - 2 Cheap Cars, which has built a nationwide chain of auto... more

Nuplex keeps buyback programme suspended until August

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Nuplex keeps buyback programme suspended until August earnings announcementBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals maker, won't resume a share... more

DNZ sells Albany office block for $15.2 mln, above valuation

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk DNZ sells Albany office block for $15.2 mln, above valuationBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - DNZ Property Fund, which is more than halfway through an asset sale programme, has sold... more

Z Energy argues purchase of Caltex won't drive up pump price

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Z Energy argues purchase of Caltex won't drive up pump prices or reduce competitionBy Jonathan UnderhillJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Z Energy, the listed service station chain, said its... more

NZ primary sector bosses mull growth plans at Stanford

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ primary sector businesses mull plans for growth at StanfordBy Tina MorrisonJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s largest primary sector businesses, including meat companies Silver Fern... more

TruScreen raises $1.6 mln in share purchase plan

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TruScreen raises $1.6 mln in oversubscribed share purchase planBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - TruScreen, the NZAX-listed cervical cancer test developer, raised $1.56 million in an... more

Brierley brings investment vehicle, Mercantile, to NZX

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Brierley brings latest investment vehicle, Mercantile, to the NZXBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Veteran corporate raider Ron Brierley is bringing his latest investment vehicle,... more

Tiwai Smelter termination deadline pushed out

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Tiwai Smelter termination deadline pushed out for another monthBy Paul McBethJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - Meridian Energy and Rio Tinto-controlled New Zealand Aluminium Smelters have extended... more

NZ dollar touches fresh lows as economy weakens

1 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar touches fresh lows as weakening economy stokes calls for interest rate cutsBy Tina MorrisonJuly 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar touched its lowest level in more than... more

RESEND: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Kathmandu soars

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RESEND: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Kathmandu soars on Briscoe takeover; MRP, Contact advance(Fixes garble)By Suze MetherellJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Kathmandu up on takeover talk

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Kathmandu soars on Briscoe takeoverBy Suze MetherellJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by Kathmandu Holdings after Briscoe Group flagged... more

TeamTalk shares slide 6.3% on profit warning, debt extension

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk TeamTalk shares slide 6.3% after profit warning on swap revaluationBy Paul McBethJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - TeamTalk shares dropped 6.3 percent after the telecommunications company warned... more

NZ dollar falls as weak data fuels rate cut expectations

30 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls as weak data fuels rate cut expectations, Greek impasse weighsBy Paul McBethJune 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as downbeat business confidence and soft... more

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News

Regeneration the focus of Christchurch governance

2 Jul 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes... more

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

2 Jul 2015 News
Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World... more

Business

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Wimbledon 2015: NZ Tennis players progress

2 Jul 2015 Sport
Kiwi Artem Sitak braves soaring temperatures and a lengthy battle to make it into the second round of doubles at Wimbledon.Kiwi Davis... more

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

2 Jul 2015 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) National Selectors have picked a 12-strong Silver Ferns team featuring a mix of youth and experience to... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

2 Jul 2015 Opinion
Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good... more

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Kiwi Success

New Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board appointments

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment New EPA board appointments Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... more

New Chair and Commissioners for Maori Language Commission

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Chair and Commissioners appointed to the Maori Language Commission The Maori Development Minister is pleased to announce that... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more