Business

One-fifth of national water infrastructure needs renewal

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk LGNZ values water infrastructure at $35 billion, 20% up for renewalBy Suze MetherellOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - A quarter of New Zealand's $35.7 billion of water, wastewater and stormwater... more

Smelter's future back in focus for Meridian

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Smelter's future back in focus for MeridianBy Pattrick SmellieOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Meridian Energy will watch first for closure by fossil fuel-fired power stations before making any... more

Chorus plan to add director after lifting fee cap

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Chorus plan to add director to boost capability in changing landscapeBy Paul McBethOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the regulated telecommunications network operator, wants to add another... more

Dorchester gets past 90% ownership threshold for Turners

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Dorchester gets past 90% ownership threshold for TurnersBy Suze MetherellOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Dorchester Pacific, the finance company, has reached the 90 percent threshold in its... more

NZ business confidence gains in post-election bounce

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ business confidence shows first gain in eight months in post-election bounceBy Tina MorrisonOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence advanced for the first time in... more

Sealord signs quota pooling deal with iwi

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sealord signs quota pooling deal with iwiBy Paul McBethOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Sealord has signed a quota pooling deal with three separate iwi collectives which will see New Zealand's... more

Pumpkin Patch accounts tagged over reliance on banker

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Pumpkin Patch accounts tagged over reliance on bankerBy Suze MetherellOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Pumpkin Patch's 2014 annual accounts were tagged by auditor PwC over the unprofitable... more

NZX posts slower Q3 revenue growth as election weighed

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZX posts slower Q3 revenue growth as election weighedBy Tina MorrisonOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - NZX, the New Zealand stock exchange operator, said third quarter revenue growth almost... more

Sanford expands executive team

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Sanford expands executive teamBy Paul McBethOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Sanford, the country's biggest listed fishing group, has expanded its management team to kick off structural changes... more

Heartland's stronger asset quality earns Fitch upgrade

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Heartland's stronger asset quality, earnings earn Fitch upgradeBy Paul McBethOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Heartland Bank, which trades on the NZX as Heartland New Zealand, had its credit... more

NZ dollar rises as greenback falls on weaker durable goods

29 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar rises as greenback falls on weaker durable goods dataBy Tina MorrisonOct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained after weaker than expected US durable goods data... more

Infratil executive Lib Petagna sells 3 million shares

28 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Infratil executive Lib Petagna sells 3 million shares, ACC beefs up stakeBy Paul McBethOct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Lib Petagna, the chief investment officer of HRL Morrison & Co which... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to new record on yield hunt

28 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to new record on yield hunt; MRP, Spark, Sky TV gainBy Suze MetherellOct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares edged up to a new record, paced by... more

NZ dollar holds gains as traders await central bank meetings

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains in the local trading session as traders remain cautious ahead of the Reserve Bank and US Federal Reserve policy meetings on Thursday. The... more

Opus flags $5.5M bill after missing out on project

28 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Opus International flags $5.5 million bill after missing out on projectBy Suze MetherellOct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Opus International Consultants, the listed engineering firm, flagged the... more

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News

First steps taken towards flag referendum

29 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister Hon Bill EnglishDeputy Prime Minister 29 October 2014 Cabinet has agreed on the... more

NZ to join global crackdown on tax evasion

29 Oct 2014 News
Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced New Zealand’s timetable for participation in a global automatic exchange of... more

Business

NZ dollar holds gains as traders await central bank meetings

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held gains in the local trading session as traders remain cautious... more

Orion Health seeks up to $150mln, eschews forecasts

28 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, which develops software systems for patient health management, wants... more

Living

Duo wins MKR NZ by just one point

29 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Neena and Belinda have won the first season of My Kitchen Rules New Zealand. The "Modern Day Hippies" beat Aaron and Heather in... more

MKRNZ - The WeedEaters are cleaning up

28 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Modern Day Hippies Neena and Belinda breezed through the semi finals last night on My Kitchen Rules New Zealand and no one could be... more

Property

Goodman Property sells three Christchurch sites for $18.9M

28 Oct 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust, the biggest listed property investor by market value, sold two... more

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

NZ Rugby League: Matagi to debut against Samoa

29 Oct 2014 Rugby League
Vodafone Warriors prop Suaia Matagi is poised to play his first test for the NZ Kiwis against his old team-mates, Toa Samoa, at... more

Cancer Society named official charity for Cricket World Cup

28 Oct 2014 Cricket
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Cancer Society named official charity in New Zealand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 The Cancer Society has... more

Columns

The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political

28 Oct 2014 Opinion
Article - Adam Parsons The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political by Adam Parsons22 October 2014more

Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes

28 Oct 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the TPP finishing line, and Amazon’s woes by Gordon Campbell If the Trans Pa... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to France appointed

28 Oct 2014 Appointments
Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next... more

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Recruitment

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more