Business

NZ new vehicle sales jump 8.1% to 31-year high in February

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ new vehicle sales jump 8.1% to 31-year high in FebruaryBy Tina MorrisonMarch 4 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand new vehicle sales rose 8.1 percent in February to the highest level for 31... more

NZX appoints First NZ Capital as NXT market maker

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX appoints First NZ Capital as NXT market makerBy Suze MetherellMarch 4 (BusinessDesk) - NZX, the stock market operator, named First NZ Capital as the first brokerage to agree to be a... more

NZX share trading climbs in February

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX share trading climbs in February, equity market tops $100blnBy Paul McBethMarch 4 (BusinessDesk) - The volume and value of cash trading on New Zealand's share market rose in February,... more

NZ dollar benefits from commodity currency gains

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar benefits from commodity currency gains after RBA decision, Canadian GDPBy Tina MorrisonMarch 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose along with other commodity currencies... more

Dairy product prices rise with butter and cheddar

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dairy product prices rise with butter and cheddarMarch 4 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, as gains in the price of butter and cheddar... more

Bankrupt Bryers needs to get back on his feet, lawyer says

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Bankrupt Bryers needs to get back on his feet, lawyer in discharge hearing saysBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Bryers, bankrupted in 2009 owing $230 million, is running... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Warehouse

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Warehouse; Diligent falls on downgradeBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a fresh record pushed higher by Warehouse... more

NZ dollar falls vs. A$ after RBA keeps rates on hold

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls vs. Australian dollar after RBA keeps rates on holdBy Paul McBethMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell against its trans-Tasman counterpart after the... more

RBA holds cash rate at 2.25%, open to further easing

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk RBA holds cash rate at 2.25%, says further easing 'may be appropriate'March 3 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of Australia held its cash rate unchanged, having cut the benchmark to a... more

James Pascoe lifts Warehouse stake to 16.4%

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk James Pascoe lifts Warehouse stake to 16.4%, buying Woolworths' sharesBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - James Pascoe, the retail group owned by David and Anne Norman, has lifted... more

Credit Suisse downgrades Diligent to 'neutral'

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Credit Suisse downgrades Diligent to 'neutral' ahead of new product spendingBy Suze MetherellMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board Member Services's plans to spend up ahead of its new... more

Weak global demand weighs on NZ sheep, cattle prices

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Weak global demand weighs on New Zealand sheep, cattle pricesBy Tina MorrisonMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Weakening demand in China and Europe, combined with the impact of a nine-month port... more

Carter Holt appeals failed strike-out bid over leaky schools

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Carter Holt appeals failed strike-out bid in leaky schools suitBy Paul McBethMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey, the building products supplier owned by billionaire Graeme Hart,... more

Blue Chip's Bryers accused of muddying Talos role

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Blue Chip's Bryers accused of muddying Talos roleBy Fiona RotherhamMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers was accused of contriving to present himself as a consultant... more

Ex-Solid Energy JV partner, GTL, seeks briquette plant sale

3 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Former Solid Energy JV partner, GTL, seeks to sell briquette plantBy Jonathan UnderhillMarch 3 (BusinessDesk) - GTL Energy (New Zealand), Solid Energy's former partner in an experimental... more

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News

Scot finds love in New Zealand thanks to poster - UK-Kiwi love story

4 Mar 2015 News
They had a sleepover - but was it because of a hangover? Picton's star-crossed lovers, Kiwi William Scott Chalmers and Scottish... more

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes The gambling sector and the public are being consulted on... more

Business

NZ dollar little changed after Australian GDP data

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar little changed as Australian GDP shows healthy household consumption By Paul McBeth March 4 ... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop on weakening yield demand By Suze Metherell March... more

Living

Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The Maple Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ New Zealand Tour New Zealand are lucky to play host to ... more

National Release of Award-Winning Film, Pulp

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Nga Taonga Sound and Vision   Florian Habicht (left) and Jarvis Cocker promoting Pulp: A Film... more

Property

Auckland houses prices fall in Feb as volume, listings rise

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland houses prices fall in February as volume, listings pick up By Suze Metherell March 4 ... more

NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr, driven by Canterbury March 4 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

Golden Shears set to start in Masterton

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Shearing Sports New Zealand Golden Shears set to start in Masterton Hundreds of competitors are descending on Masterton for the 55th ... more

NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades!

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Karapoti Classic NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades! Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more