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NZ GDP grew 1 per cent, beats expectations
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:43
New Zealand's economy grew faster than expected, up 1 per cent in the September quarter, driven by a strong start to the milk season and more oil exploration.


Spark, Vodafone confirm trans-Tasman cable plan
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:48
Spark, Vodafone and Telstra have confirmed they will lay a new subsea communications cable between Raglan and Sydney at a cost of US$70 million ($91 million).


Arvida debuts on NZX at 97c
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:01
Retirement village operator Arvida Group, which includes All Blacks Richie McCaw and Daniel Carter as investors, has listed on the NZX with an opening price of 97 cents.


Kirkcaldies' boss John Milford to head Business Central
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:10
Kirkcaldie & Stains managing director John Milford is ditching life at Wellington's iconic department store to take over the reins at Wellington business lobby group Business Central.


Trends Publishing defends $332K Callaghan grant
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:34
Auckland magazine publisher Trends Publishing has responded to Callaghan Innovation's concerns it may have broken the rules over a research grant.


Business as usual for NZ-Cuba trade
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:19
The end of the United States' trade embargo with Cuba will have little effect on New Zealand, an international trade expert says.


Auckland reverend jailed for tax evasion
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:15
An Auckland reverend who deliberately ignored offers of help from Inland Revenue has been jailed after evading more than $1 million of tax, the department  says.


Horizons Regional Council fines for spray drift
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:59
Horizons Regional Council has fined a contractor and a landowner in Glen Oroua after chemicals they used to spray a maize field drifted over a neighbouring property, damaging plants and vegetables.


Avon pleads guilty to China bribes
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:54
Avon Products' Chinese subsidiary pleaded guilty to bribing local officials and falsifying records, ending a six-year probe with a US$67.7 million ($87.9 million) criminal fine and a promise not to violate the law for three years, lest the parent company be prosecuted.


Foreign 'speculators' shun rouble
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:35
A 20 per cent currency drop in two days sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime for a savvy hedge fund superstar to earn a fortune.


OPEC hawks see merits of waiting
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:31
OPEC members which backed an output cut at the group's meeting last month are coming around to the view of Saudi Arabia that they need to focus on market share, further reducing the chance of any action to defend prices.


Lines company may sell BOP investment
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:09
Marlborough Lines is considering selling its stake in a Bay of Plenty lines company rather than appeal a ruling last year forbidding it from acquiring more shares.


Many South Canterbury farms 'severely dry'
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:58
South Canterbury dry land dairy farmers say they are prepared for a difficult season as rainfall and soil moisture counts suggest the region has dried out.


Robotic milkers not answer to 'fatigue'
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00
Robotic milkers will not solve the dairy industry's labour problems, a retiring academic says.


Dairy prices give lift in confidence
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:41
The slight lift in dairy prices in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction has offered a glimmer of hope for farmers after a dismal month where most of the country's dairy companies downgraded this season's payout forecasts.


Franchisee fed up as assurances fall flat
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:56
Former Pak 'n Save grocery assistant Sani Thomas, 31, fears he has lost $19,500 in an attempt to get ahead with a Mr Green cleaning franchise in Christchurch.


Exit strategy sought as deadline hangs over dam
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:32
The $275 million Ruataniwha dam project is in danger of running out of time, after last week's High Court setback.


Potholes get deeper for customers left in lurch
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:08
Debts are mounting for The Pothole People, with a growing number of workers and customers left in the lurch after the business went bust.


Connor reapplies for takeover approval
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:07
Private hospital firm Connor Healthcare has lodged a second application to the Commerce Commission to gain clearance for its takeover of listed company Acurity.


So much for peak oil...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:02
Energy Minister Simon Bridges was chuffed last week to award oil and gas exploration licences in a cluster off the east coast of Wairarapa in the virtually unexplored Pegasus Basin.


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