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MONEY TALKS: Lessons in leadership

Friday, 23 August 2013, 2:44 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Earnings season always holds one particularly awful day for me, and this time round it was Telecom’s annual result. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Air NZ plans to axe 180 jobs

Friday, 23 August 2013, 12:16 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Government-controlled national carrier Air New Zealand plans to dump 180 workers at its Auckland engineering base, saying its new fleet of planes don’t need the same amount of maintenance. More >>

From the Farm: Across the wharves

Friday, 23 August 2013, 8:08 am | BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) - You can tell a lot about an economy by what’s going on at the wharves. Especially when the top three primary sector exports – dairy products, meat and logs – add up to $20 billion a year, or almost half the value of New Zealand’s ... More >>

Paddon all set for WRC Rally Germany

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 4:05 pm | Hayden Paddon Rallysport Global Ltd

Everything’s gone to plan for New Zealand’s top rally driver Hayden Paddon and John Kennard during the build-up to this weekend’s ADAC Rallye Deutschland where they’re competing in the WRC2 championship category. More >>

Masters Games Launch Rolls in the ‘New’

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 3:43 pm | 2014 Southern Trust New Zealand Masters Games

In Dunedin at the official launch tonight of the 2014 Southern Trust New Zealand Masters Games, ‘new’ was the operative word. The 2014 Games will have a new line-up of Games Ambassadors; rugby mentor, Tony Gilbert and synchronized swimmers, Lisa ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Visy fined $3.6 mln in price fixing case

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 12:17 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Australian cardboard box maker Visy Board has been fined $3.6 million in the High Court in Auckland to settle a long-running cartel case with the local antitrust regulator. More >>

Adams Takes Debut Victory At Rally of the North

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 5:29 pm | BB Media

Taranaki driver Nigel Adams has survived treacherous conditions to take a popular and well deserved victory in the Tanoa Paihia Hotel Rally of the North on Saturday. More >>

Cunningham Happy to Make the Finish

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 5:27 pm | BB Media

After a tough season, Clint Cunningham was just happy to make the finish in difficult conditions at Rally of the North, based out of Paihia over the weekend. More >>

Best Season Yet For ASKO Endurance Series

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 5:24 pm | Asko

With a month to go until the 2013 ASKO Endurance Series blasts into life, the Series has a hugely impressive range of entries from across the board and organizers can guarantee the biggest & best season to date. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Fletcher shares jump on upbeat earnings

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 12:06 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Fletcher Building gained 4.1 percent to $8.55 after the country’s biggest listed company beat earnings expectations. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Merdidian IPO will be sold in two tranches

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 12:27 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The government will sell down its holding in Meridian Energy via instalment receipts, allowing investors to pay 60 percent of the offer price in the first tranche with the aim of a listing in early November, Prime Minister ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Z Energy debuts near top of offer price range

Monday, 19 August 2013, 12:15 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Z Energy debuted near the top of its indicative price range at $3.73 when they listed on the stock exchange today. More >>

MONEY TALKS: Earnings season off to mixed start

Monday, 19 August 2013, 10:22 am | BusinessDesk

Aug. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Winter is almost over, and with that comes another earnings season with balance sheets and income statements galore for shareholder to puzzle over. More >>

Equestrian Sports NZ - Rider has suffered fatal injury

Monday, 19 August 2013, 9:12 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Equestrian Sports New Zealand announces with great regret that a New Zealand eventing rider has suffered a fatal injury at the Somerford Park International Horse Trials in Cheshire, UK on Sunday 18 August 2013. More >>

Red-Hot Freeski Talent Shines Through

Friday, 16 August 2013, 5:00 pm | Winter Games NZ

Early fog meant a slight delay to the start of today’s qualification heats for the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Halfpipe at the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ today, but there was no obscuring the talent on show. More >>

Emirates Team New Zealand update - Old rivals square off

Friday, 16 August 2013, 3:48 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

The Louis Vuitton Cup challengers’ series final gets underway in San Francisco on Saturday. Emirates Team New Zealand meets old rival Luna Rossa in a best of 13 match – the team to win seven races first will win the cup. More >>

Freeskiing World Champ Gus Kenworthy defending title

Friday, 16 August 2013, 2:42 pm | NZSki

2013 Freeskiing World Champion Gus Kenworthy is back to defend his title for the third year running at tomorrow’s (Saturday August 17) 11th annual Parklife Invitational. More >>

Wakeboarder Mike Dowdy Jumps On Board the Polaroid Team

Friday, 16 August 2013, 12:27 pm | Polaroid

Polaroid, the 75-year-old brand synonymous with instant imaging, sharing and fun, adds another world class athlete to its Polaroid Action team to promote the new line of mountable hi-definition sports action cameras. Professional Wakeboarder Mike Dowdy ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Transpower pays $295 mln dividend to govt

Friday, 16 August 2013, 12:12 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) – State-owned national electricity grid operator Transpower has paid out $295 million in dividends to the government this financial year, after more than tripling its annual profit. More >>

Full Moons for Holder at Canterbury Rally

Friday, 16 August 2013, 11:57 am | Holder Brothers Racing

Young Mt Maunganui based rally driver David Holder notched up yet another successful outing at the Stadium Cars Rally of Canterbury. Holder produced a strong drive to bring the teams Stella Pumps & Stadium Finance backed Ford Fiesta home third, in ... More >>

Lester Teams with Mercedes-Benz Amg Brand Ambassador

Friday, 16 August 2013, 11:44 am | Torque Media

Kiwi endurance driver Jono Lester has been named in the PETRONAS Syntium Team’s line up for the 2013 12-hour Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race (MMER) at Sepang International Circuit, paired with Mercedes-Benz AMG Brand Ambassador Bernd Schneider and regular ... More >>

From the Farm: Bad publicity

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 3:10 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - When you type the words “Fonterra scandal whey protein concentrate” into Google News, it brings back 2,270 results. Take out the word “scandal” and it finds 7,250 stories. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Axe drops on 90 jobs at Huntly mine

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 12:13 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) – About 90 jobs will go at state-owned Solid Energy’s Huntly mine, according to media reports. More >>

Expert asks if All Blacks are ruining rugby in New Zealand

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 11:50 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury sociology expert is questioning whether the All Blacks are ruining rugby in New Zealand. ``Many long-term contracted All Blacks appear to play with a focus on the international calendar to the detriment of their super rugby ... More >>

Crews Named For Great Race

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 4:05 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has included world champions in its men’s and women’s crews to contest this year’s Gallagher Great Race on Sunday, 8 September. More >>

Tua Fight Date set

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 3:44 pm | Matheson Sports Media

DAVID Tua’s shot at redemption via the Hydr8 ZERO David vs Goliath blockbuster bout against Belarusian heavyweight Alexander Ustinov has been postponed until Saturday November 16. More >>

Schools Confirmed For NZRL National Tournament

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

St Paul’s College goes into the NZRL’s National Secondary Schools’ Tournament as both the defending champions and the current Auckland champions, but they’re due to face the tournament’s strongest field yet. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Big pick-up in hospo spending bolsters retail

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 12:12 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) – A record quarterly gain in spending at bars, cafes and restaurants underpinned a pick-up in retail sales in the second quarter. More >>

Campbell extends lead with Canterbury win

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 11:47 am | Campbell Rally Sport

Phil Campbell has extended his lead in the FIA two-wheel drive class of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship after a hard fought victory at round four, Rally Canterbury, over the weekend. More >>

Tough weekend shatters Cunningham’s title hopes

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 11:46 am | RCK Contractors Rally Team

A tricky weekend in the forests around Canterbury and a small mistake have ended Clint Cunningham’s chances of becoming the New Zealand Rally Championship rookie title. More >>

May Has Revenge Over Forest Course

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 5:11 pm | Bikesport NZ

AUGUST 13, 2013: It was nearly the perfect comeback for Callan May when he raced the big annual Dead Toad Cross-country race in the Woodhill Forest, near Auckland, at the weekend. More >>

Kiwi arborists back on top

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 4:24 pm | JRPR

In 2011, New Zealand arborists achieved the remarkable feat of winning the men’s, women’s and team world titles in competitive tree climbing. Now, in the 2013 event that has just taken place in Toronto, Canada, they’ve done it again. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: PGG Wrightson takes $321M charge on merger

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 12:18 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Rural services firm PGG Wrightson has written down its value by $321 million, erasing almost all of the company’s goodwill and resulting in an annual loss. More >>

F1’s Turbo Era to Be Marked At 2014 Festival

Monday, 12 August 2013, 3:07 pm | NZ Festival of Motor Racing

Not one, but two iconic Ferrari Formula One cars from the legendary turbocharged era of the 1980s are set to wow the crowds at the 2014 two weekend Ferrari Festival at Hampton Downs. More >>

Corbidge 16th On World Cup Debut

Monday, 12 August 2013, 3:02 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

Sophie Corbidge (Auckland) finished a highly creditable 16th on her ITU World Cup debut at Tiszaujvaros (Hungary) today while Mikayla Nielsen (Waikato) withdrew just 500 metres into the run with a slight recurrence of an ankle injury. More >>

Aleh and Powrie Crowned World Champions

Monday, 12 August 2013, 1:11 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have been crowned 470 Women’s World Champions for the first time, the title coming exactly one year to the day since they won Olympic Gold. Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox have finished 7th in the Men’s Championship. More >>

Poland remain on the podium after second day of racing

Monday, 12 August 2013, 12:54 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (11 August 2013) – The second day of FIS racing at Snow Farm NZ saw a strong field of international athletes battling it out under blue skies in the 5km and 10km freestyle event, the second of three Continental Cup races taking ... More >>

Rally Xtreme Revs Back Into Action

Monday, 12 August 2013, 12:46 pm | Seabright Motor Sport

After a short hiatus the Total Lubricants Rally Xtreme Challenge revs back into life with the support of RCK Contractors, as round 4 of the series heads to picturesque Paihia for the Tanoa Hotels Rally of the North. More >>

West wins tension filled Canterbury Rally

Monday, 12 August 2013, 12:31 pm | NZ Rally Championship

Timaru based Chris West and co-driver Chris Cobham, in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, ended up on the top step of the podium at today’s fourth round of the 2013 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship following a tense wait after ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Meridian profit jumps; Tiwai deal cuts value

Monday, 12 August 2013, 12:24 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy boosted underlying annual profit 53 percent and will pay out a fatter dividend after selling out of its stake in an Australian wind-farm, though it’s had to wear a $476 million hit on the value of its assets ... More >>

Broken Fan Belt Drops Lester Out of Contention At Fuji

Monday, 12 August 2013, 12:06 pm | Jono Lester

Kiwi endurance driver Jono Lester has seen another opportunity for victory in the Super Taikyu Series go awry with a broken fan belt dropping him out of contention in the Fuji 7 Hour race today. More >>

Prestigious Series Reaches Milestone

Monday, 12 August 2013, 10:53 am | Stroke and Stride

The Stroke & Stride Series has announced the dates for their events over the 2013/2014 summer. The golden sands of Mission Bay in the heart of New Zealand's largest city will again be the stage for all the popular afterwork events. More >>

Purvis Named NZU21 Captain For World Youth Netball Champions

Friday, 9 August 2013, 4:05 pm | Netball New Zealand

9 August 2013:  Netball New Zealand is pleased to announce Storm Purvis as Captain of the New Zealand Under 21 team heading to Scotland next week to contest the World Youth Netball Championships (WYC). Purvis will lead the side, with mid-courter Nadia ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Turners & Growers almost triples first half p

Friday, 9 August 2013, 12:22 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Turners & Growers jumped 2.7 percent to $1.90 after the fruit marketer almost tripled first-half profit as its export business reaped bigger sales from North America. More >>

Aleh and Powrie back at the top after day four

Friday, 9 August 2013, 12:12 pm | Yachting New Zealand

The tables have turned after day four at the 2013 470 World Championships on now in La Rochelle, France with NZL Sailing Team’s Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie regaining the lead in the Women’s fleet, while Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox didn’t ... More >>

NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ arrive in San Francisco

Friday, 9 August 2013, 11:49 am | Yachting New Zealand

This week the seven sailors who make up the NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ have arrived in San Francisco to prepare for the 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. More >>

Gilmour Ready For Canterbury Rally Challenge

Friday, 9 August 2013, 11:45 am | Emma Gilmour

Emma Gilmour is expecting her new Suzuki Swift Maxi will be ideally suited to the forestry special stages that comprise this weekend’s Canterbury Rally. More >>

Campbell looks forward to new challenge

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 1:25 pm | Campbell Rally Sport

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell will face a new challenge when round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Canterbury, runs this weekend. More >>

Seven Hour Fuji Race the Next Challenge For Lester

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 1:23 pm | Jono Lester

Kiwi endurance driver Jono Lester is eagerly anticipating the challenge of a seven hour endurance race at Fuji Speedway this weekend, with the Super Taikyu Series shifting up a gear with the longest duration event on its 2013 calendar. More >>

Chop, tide and tangles for the NZL Sailing Team on day 3

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 12:50 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Finals rounds got underway today at the 2013 470 World Championships with the La Rochelle venue testing sailors with more challenging conditions on day three of the six day long regatta. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Govt hands over $30 mln to keep Bluff Smelter

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 12:08 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug 8 (BusinessDesk) – The government has stumped up $30 million as part of a deal to keep the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter open, which will see the smelter’s owners get prices returned to pre-2013 levels and linked to any increase in the metal’s ... More >>

House of Travel Triathlon Festival in Christchurch

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 12:08 pm | House of Travel Triathlon Festival

The House of Travel Triathlon Festival is back for 2013, offering athletes of all ages and abilities across New Zealand an exciting day packed full of events in Canterbury this November. More >>

SuperTourers set to bring star names to first 2013 enduro

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 11:58 am | BNT V8 SuperTourers

The 2013-2014 Summer Season at Hampton Downs will blast off in the best possible way over the weekend of September 28 and 29 with the BNT V8 SuperTourers and their star drivers battling out the first round of their endurance season supported for ... More >>

Tua Vs Ustinov Is On!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 2:29 pm | Duco Events

THE highly anticipated heavyweight clash between David Tua and Alexander Ustinov has not yet been postponed, promoter David Higgins said today.Tua, who is slated to fight the giant Russian in their Hyrd8ZERO David vs Goliath blockbuster at Claudelands’ ... More >>

SI bound NZ Rally Championship tackles jubilee evet

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 2:20 pm | NZ Rally Championship

40 years celebrated at this weekend’s New Zealand Rally Championship event. This Sunday’s 11 August fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) returns the country’s best gravel surface drivers including ... More >>

Yachting NZ - NZL Sailing Team crews well placed

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 2:11 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Day two of the 2013 470 World Championships has drawn to a close with the qualifying rounds complete and both NZL Sailing Team crews are well placed as they carry forward their ranking to the finals rounds which kick off in La Rochelle, France tomorrow. More >>

Five slots remaining for Possum Tarmac Sprint

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 1:19 pm | Possum Tarmac Sprint

Plans are well underway for the 10th anniversary Possum Bourne Memorial Rally sponsored by Vantage Aluminium Joinery, which will run on September 7. More >>

Cunningham looks for clean run in Canterbury

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 1:17 pm | RCK Contractors Rally Team

After a torrid run across the opening three rounds of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Clint Cunningham is looking to turn his fortunes around and kick start his challenge for the rookie title at this weekend’s Stadium ... More >>

Rally veteran to take on Rally of the North

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 1:11 pm | Rally of the North

New Zealand’s most experienced rally driver, Brian Green, will be amongst the entries that will take on Tanoa Paihia Hotel Rally of the North on August 17. Palmerston North’s Green has been a stalwart of rallying in New Zealand since the 1970’s ... More >>

First ever Junior World Heli Challenge announces winners

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 12:43 pm | Junior World Heli Challenge

Finn Bilous (13) from Hawea Flat took out first place in the inaugural Junior World Heli Challenge awards announced last night in Wanaka. Finn shared the honour on the night with his older brother Hank (15) who claimed second place, Australian skier ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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