Business

NZ dollar near parity with Aussie, may push through

22 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar near parity with Aussie, may push through on weak Australian inflationBy Tina MorrisonApril 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar traded close to parity with the Australian... more

Former PM Shipley keen to leverage Boao appointment for NZ

22 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Former PM Shipley keen to leverage Boao appointment for NZ IncBy Paul McBeth in ShanghaiApril 22 (BusinessDesk) - Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley wants New Zealand firms to take... more

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

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Spark, MRP, Meridian drop By Suze MetherellApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, paced by Meridian Energy as traders sold the stock ahead of its... more

NZ dollar extends gains vs. Aussie after RBA minutes

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar extends gains vs. Aussie as RBA minutes back up Stevens' dovish view By Jonathan UnderhillApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its gains against its... more

Mitac folds Navman Technology NZ assets into Australian arm

21 Apr 2015 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
  Mitac folds Navman Technology NZ assets into Australian affiliate April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Global ICT industry leader Mitac Technology is winding up its Navman Technology NZ unit and transferring the... more

Unlisted seeks exemption from new financial market rules

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Unlisted seeks ministerial exemption from new financial market rulesBy Tina MorrisonApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - Unlisted, the share trading platform, is petitioning Commerce Minister Craig... more

Appeal Court: Bankrupts' KiwiSaver off limits for creditors

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Court of Appeal: Bankrupts' KiwiSaver off limits for creditorsBy Suze MetherellApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - A bankrupt's KiwiSaver account cannot be accessed by the Official Assignee,... more

Alex Swney pleads guilty to $2.5M fraud charge

21 Apr 2015 Business News
  Alex Swney pleads guilty to fraud charge over $2.5 mln of payments April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Alex Swney, former chief executive of the Auckland city centre business association Heart of the City, has... more

Trends Publishing calls foul over Callaghan repayment demand

21 Apr 2015 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
  Callaghan seeks repayment of Trends Publishing grant; chairman calls move 'unjust' April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Callaghan Innovation has terminated a grant awarded to Trends Publishing International after an... more

NZ petrol prices rise and fall faster these days, says NZIER

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ petrol prices rise and fall faster these days, says NZIERBy Pattrick SmellieApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - Rising global prices for crude oil and a 4 cents per litre increase in petrol... more

NZ dollar back over 99 cents Aussie as RBA talks up rate cut

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar back over 99 cents Aussie as RBA raises rate cut prospectBy Tina MorrisonApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against the Aussie after Reserve Bank of... more

Huhu signs up to first Chinese co-production for 3D movie

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ’s Huhu Studios signs up to Chinese co-production on 3D ‘Beast of Burden’ filmBy Paul McBeth in ShanghaiApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - Huhu Studios, the Auckland-based animation company, has... more

Ron Brierley quits Coats Group board, ending 25-year tenure

21 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Ron Brierley quits Coats Group board, ending 25-year tenureBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 21 (BusinessDesk) - Sir Ron Brierley has resigned from the board of Coats Group, the company that... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall led by Xero; FSF rebounds

20 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall led by Xero; FSF rebounds from lowsBy Suze MetherellApril 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by Xero, in a broad-based, global sell off,... more

NZ dollar gains on expectation RBNZ will discount oil impact

20 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar gains on expectation central bank will look through oil impact on inflationBy Jonathan UnderhillApril 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained on expectation the... more

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News

ANZAC 2015 in pictures

25 Apr 2015 News
NZ News UK attended several ANZAC ceremonies in Auckland today. These photos were taken at the Northcote Community where the... more

ANZAC 2015: Anzac Messages, NZ Prime Minster and Governor-General

24 Apr 2015 News
Anzac Day 'We will remember them'   Anzac Day 2015 – Message from the Governor-General of New Zealand On 25 April every... more

Business

Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants

23 Apr 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants in three years April 23 (BusinessDesk) - Core Builders Composites,... more

Alex Swney pleads guilty to $2.5M fraud charge

21 Apr 2015 Business News
  Alex Swney pleads guilty to fraud charge over $2.5 mln of payments April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Alex Swney, former chief... more

Living

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

London is getting its first NZ wine shop - NZ Cellar crowdfunding closes 121% funded

23 Apr 2015 Food & Wine
The New Zealand Cellar’s crowdfunding campaign has ended and they are delighted to report that the project raised... more

Property

New process for red zone Crown offers

21 Apr 2015 Property
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to... more

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

14 Apr 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn't meeting... more

Migration

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

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

Travel

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Price and Wesko Nail the Dressage at Kentucky

25 Apr 2015 Equestrian
Kiwi eventer Tim Price and Wesko have delivered their best-ever dressage score to sit at the front of the field this morning at the... more

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres

25 Apr 2015 Sailing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Burling and Tuke still lead, one more day of fleet racing At the end of day three at ISAF Sailing ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale and Gallipoli

24 Apr 2015 Column
  Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale, and the real hero of Gallipoli Don’t know about you, but when hi-jinks and... more

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

14 Apr 2015 Opinion
Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been ... more

Kiwi Success

Fonterra reshuffles management team

24 Apr 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Fonterra reshuffles management team to speed up value-add strategy April 24 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the... more

TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced

23 Apr 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of Sussan... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more