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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 >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: NZ jobless rate ticks up as workforce expands

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 12:14 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s unemployment rate ticked up to 6.4 percent in the June quarter from 6.2 percent in the first three months of the year, as more people re-joined the work force and went on the hunt for jobs. More >>

2013 470 World Champs: Aleh and Powrie Take the Early Lead

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 2:49 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Sailing away with a 2nd and two wins Aleh and Powrie top the leader-board with two points (the wins count for zero) while the French pair of Camille Lecointre and Mathilde Geron, who recently took out the 2013 470 European Championship title, lying 2nd ... More >>

Canterbury Support Strong for Holder

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 2:45 pm | Holder Brothers Racing

Fresh off the back of success at the NZ Elite Motorsport Academy, Mt Maunganui rally driver David Holder is set for another strong performance in his Stella Pumps & Stadium Finance backed Fiesta at this weekend’s Rally of Canterbury, also doubling as the ... More >>

Maxwell completes Sydney Motorsport Park double

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 1:16 pm | QBE Australian Superbike Championship

Team Suzuki rider Wayne Maxwell capped off a perfect weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park with victory in todays fifth round of the QBE Australian Superbike Championship. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Investors calm nerves over Fonterra scare

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 12:07 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug 6 (BusinessDesk) – Investors have shaken off their initial nervousness about the impact of Fonterra Cooperative Group’s food contamination scare, with gains in the share price of the dairy exporter’s Shareholders’ Fund and a recovery ... More >>

Well-deserved third place for Paddon and Kennard in WRC2

Monday, 5 August 2013, 3:21 pm | Hayden Paddon Rallysport Global Ltd

New Zealand’s top rally drivers Hayden Paddon and John Kennard finished on the podium at this weekend’s World Rally Championship event in Finland with a well-deserved third place in the intensely competitive WRC2 category. More >>

Paget New British Open Champ

Monday, 5 August 2013, 2:52 pm | ESNZ High Performance

Jonathan Paget is flying high after winning the British Open Championship at Gatcombe Park in the UK this morning. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Dairy companies slide after Fonterra scare

Monday, 5 August 2013, 12:14 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug 5 (BusinessDesk) – Listed dairy stocks tumbled in early trading today after Fonterra Cooperative Group said it discovered a bacteria contamination in batches of its whey protein. More >>

Paddon pleased with 4th equal after day 1 at Rally Finland

Friday, 2 August 2013, 4:15 pm | Hayden Paddon Rallysport Global Ltd

New Zealanders Hayden Paddon and John Kennard hold fourth equal place after the first day of Rally Finland among a 20-strong field in the new WRC2 category. More >>

Tua Announces New Trainer

Friday, 2 August 2013, 3:34 pm | Duco Events

David Tua has entrusted his preparation for his do-or-die shot against Alexander Ustinov to the highly respected Australian corner-man DaveHedgcock. More >>

MONEY TALKS: Farmers good, investors bad

Friday, 2 August 2013, 3:02 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 2 (BusinessDesk) – If you read the Fonterra tea-leaves, there are two kinds of people in this world – farmers and everybody else. More >>

Registrations Now Open For Popular Ocean Swim Series

Friday, 2 August 2013, 12:59 pm | NZ Ocean Swim Series

Registrations have opened today for the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series with organisers keen to remind prospective entrants to register early. The opening swim of the series is the iconic State Harbour Crossing on Sunday 17 November. Last season, ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Hubbard’s statutory management racks up $17M

Friday, 2 August 2013, 12:08 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 2 (BusinessDesk) – The three statutory managers of deceased Timaru businessman Allan Hubbard have racked up about $17 million overseeing the management of the frozen funds in three years. More >>

UC student Angela Smit manages dual challenge

Friday, 2 August 2013, 12:08 pm | University of Canterbury

Few University of Canterbury (UC) students fit their studies around an international sporting career. Top New Zealand middle distance athlete Angela Smit is one. More >>

From the Farm: Sloppy paperwork

Friday, 2 August 2013, 8:18 am | BusinessDesk

Aug 2 (BusinessDesk) - The Ministry for Primary Industries has done what is normal these days for major issues handled by officials and dumped an electronic copy of more than 12 months of meeting notes, reports, aide memoirs, cables and emails, on ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Briscoe shares climb on another record profit

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 12:21 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in retail chain Briscoe Group climbed 4.4 percent after the company flagged yet another record profit as sales in the second three months of the year kept charging away. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Fonterra fattens farmers' pockets in forecast

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 12:10 pm | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group has lifted its forecast payout to farmers for this season by 50 cents, saying the lack of supply from China and Europe during their spring and a weaker kiwi dollar have kept dairy prices high. More >>

Cricket World Cup Draw Offers Tourism Potential

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 1:52 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand has welcomed today’s Cricket World Cup 2015 venue announcement and can now begin planning for the influx of cricket fans and international media. More >>

Cricket World Cup great boost for Christchurch tourism

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 1:27 pm | Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism

News that Christchurch has been named a host city for the opening match in the next Cricket World Cup is being welcomed by the city’s tourism leaders. More >>

Great News for Cricket Fans

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 1:25 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 30 July 2013) – Hosting three Cricket World Cup matches here in 2015 is a wonderful coup for Dunedin, Mayor Dave Cull says. More >>

World’s top cricket event coming to Christchurch

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 1:20 pm | Joint Press Release

World-class cricket is coming to Christchurch, after a successful joint bid by the Christchurch City Council and Canterbury Cricket to host ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 matches. More >>

Auckland to host Cricket World Cup semi-final

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 1:05 pm | Auckland - Office of the Mayor

Auckland Mayor Len Brown announced today that Auckland will host a semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, one of four day-night matches to be held at Eden Park. More >> Now Live

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 12:56 pm | Coliseum Sports Media

Today (30/03/13) is now live, 20 days out from the 2013/2014 Barclays English Premier League (BEPL) kick off between Liverpool and Stoke City (18/08/2013 NZST). More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Building consents still trending higher

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 12:18 pm | BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Home building consents are still trending higher even growth in the second quarter was almost entirely driven by a surging result for the month of April. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Skellerup in $7.3 mln fight over rubber rings

Monday, 29 July 2013, 12:27 pm | BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Listed rubber goods maker Skellerup Holdings has found itself in a $7.3 million scrap with PVC pipe maker Marley New Zealand over the quality of its rubber rings. More >>

Haier Pulse Join Wellington's ANZAC Celebrations

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:42 pm | Haier Pulse

Wellington is set to establish its position as the venue for all future ANZAC Weekend sporting celebrations, as the city announces another major trans-Tasman event. Earlier this year, St Kilda Saints met the Sydney Swans in an historic ANZAC match, a first ... More >>

Easiyo Tactix 2013 Awards

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:27 pm | EasiYo Tactix

England import Jade Clarke was crowned the EasiYo Tactix 2013 Player of the Year at the franchise’s annual awards function which celebrated achievements both on and off the court. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: SkyCity gains approval for Adelaide expansion

Friday, 26 July 2013, 12:31 pm | BusinessDesk

July 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand gambling giant SkyCity Entertainment is poised for expansion across the Tasman after the South Australia state government passed a law extending the Auckland company’s exclusive casino licence. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: RBNZ’s Wheeler eyes housing, construction

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 12:15 pm | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) – Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler is increasingly putting the country’s hot property market and growing construction sector under the microscope as he looks for signs they may feed into general inflation. More >>

From the Farm: Dairy becomes a tiny bit more investable

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 2:08 pm | BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) - What a debut Synlait Milk enjoyed yesterday. Market participants were surprised that it jumped by a quarter in its first day on the NZX. The shares have pushed higher again today, probably driven by retail investors and some offshore ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: FMA launches lawsuit over Diligent trading

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 12:16 pm | BusinessDesk

July 24 (BusinessDesk) – The Financial Markets Authority has launched a law suit against Diligent Board Member Services founder Brian Henry alleging he manipulated the market in 2010, which he says were mistakes he brought to the attention of the ... More >>

Elwin Leads Yamaha 1-2 At TT Nationals

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 3:58 pm | Bikesport NZ

Taihape teenager Sarah Elwin was virtually untouchable as she scampered to her first national motorcycling title at the weekend. The 18-year-old, a year 13 pupil at Taihape Area School, took her Yamaha YZ125 to four wins and a runner-up finish in her five ... More >>

Faith confirmed to defend SX

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 1:34 pm | Carlton Dry Honda Racing

Australian Supercross Champion Gavin Faith has confirmed he will return to Australia to defend his Lites title with the Carlton Dry Honda Racing team. Faith dominated the series in 2012 winning three of the four rounds, to take the title ahead of Ryan ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Investors lap up Synlait Milk as shares surge

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 12:05 pm | BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – Investors rallied behind the Synlait Milk float today, with the shares jumping 19 percent to $2.62 when they joined the NZX today. More >>

Export 33 Banked Slalom - Serious Cash Prize

Monday, 22 July 2013, 3:34 pm | Treble Cone

The South Island’s largest skiable area Treble Cone (Wanaka, NZ) is introducing the Export 33 Banked Slalom snowboard event in 2013 which is scheduled to be held on Saturday 17th of August 2013. More >>

NZ U17 Age Group Championships Start Today

Monday, 22 July 2013, 2:56 pm | Netball New Zealand

Thirty-three teams from all around New Zealand start their quest for the Anna Rowberry Cup today as the NZ Age Group Championships U17 Tournament begins in Hastings. More >>

Kiwis Win Silver At World Triathlon Championships

Monday, 22 July 2013, 2:53 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

New Zealand has sensationally won silver at the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg overnight, Andrea Hewitt, Tony Dodds, Kate McIlroy and Ryan Sissons bringing the New Zealanders their first medal in this format of racing in a superb overall ... More >>

Winning Start For Bray In America

Monday, 22 July 2013, 2:51 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Globetrotting Kiwi karter Daniel Bray has had a winning start at his latest overseas event, the 26-year-old from Auckland claiming first day honours in the premier S1 Pro Stock Moto class at SuperKarts USA's big SummerNationals meeting in Colorado. More >>

Five Former Winners Head Catlins rally Seedings

Monday, 22 July 2013, 12:49 pm | Catlins Coast Rally

Five former winners head the seedings for the Catlins Coast Rally this Saturday. Defending champion Rhys Gardner of Balclutha is the top seed in his Mitsubishi EVO 7. Gardner charged home to victory over the final stages last year to take a popular ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Wellington checks the cupboards after quake

Monday, 22 July 2013, 12:11 pm | BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) – Wellington authorities and corporates are checking the damage caused by a swarm of earthquakes over the past 24 hours, which forced parts of the capital to close. More >>

MONEY TALKS: Plugging into the stock exchange

Friday, 19 July 2013, 6:01 pm | BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – Today’s entry of intelligence software developer Wynyard Group to the local stock exchange was a wake-up call for the tech community. More >>

Bray Back On Skusa Pro Tour Trail this Weekend

Friday, 19 July 2013, 3:46 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Globetrotting Kiwi karter Daniel Bray is back on the SuperKarts USA Pro Tour trail in the United States this weekend, joining over 100 pro-level karters at the double-header (Rnds 3 & 4) SummerNationals meeting at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway in Colorado. More >>

NZ's Prepare For World Team Championships In Hamburg

Friday, 19 July 2013, 3:07 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

Hamburg this weekend plays host to the latest round of the ITU World Triathlon Series and then hosts the ITU Elite Mixed Relay World Championships, with the athletes backing up on consecutive days to chase individual points and a team’s title for their ... More >>

U19 and U23 NZ Age Group Championships results Day Four

Friday, 19 July 2013, 2:27 pm | Netball New Zealand

Waikato Bay of Plenty 1 took out the inaugural NZU23 netball championship title with a thrilling 47-46 win over the South Zone team in Wellington on Thursday. In an encouraging sign, it was evident that the future game is in safe hands, the young and classy ... More >>

Robyn Broughton to Return to Haier Pulse in 2014

Friday, 19 July 2013, 12:36 pm | Haier Pulse

Haier Pulse Head Coach Robyn Broughton will be returning to the franchise for the 2014 ANZ Championship, eager to build on her two successful years at the helm. More >>

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team - Day Four

Friday, 19 July 2013, 12:27 pm | Yachting New Zealand

With one day to go New Zealand is assured of a gold medal at the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships now drawing to a close in Cyprus with Isaac McHardie (Hamilton Yacht Club/RAYC) and Micah Wilkinson (Ngaroto Sailing Club/RAYC) ... More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Wynyard debut fizzles

Friday, 19 July 2013, 12:07 pm | BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – Wynyard Group, which develops intelligence software for spy agencies, has had a disappointing debut on the NZX, falling as much as 4.3 percent in its first morning of trading. More >>

Kiwi climber summits K2 with SKINS and Suunto

Friday, 19 July 2013, 11:24 am | Joint Press Release

Kiwi climbing duo Marty Schmidt and his 25-year-old son, have successfully conquered Broad Peak, on the border of Pakistan and China, their last test before tackling the neighbouring K2, the world’s second highest mountain and one of the world’s ... More >>

From the Farm: Feeding Chinese kids

Friday, 19 July 2013, 8:20 am | BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) - It is hard to overstate the importance of China to Fonterra. The Middle Kingdom was the single largest market for the Auckland-based dairy company in its first half, generating $1.28 billion of external revenue, a 47 percent jump ... More >>

Netball Central Zone Appoints Interim CEO

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 3:58 pm | Netball Central Zone

Netball Central Zone has appointed experienced project director Libby Carson to the role of interim Chief Executive as the search gets underway for a permanent replacement for Chris Hooper, who resigned last week for personal reasons. More >>

Halfpipe Snowboarder Bex Sinclair Coming Back Strong

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 2:53 pm | Snow Sports New Zealand

New Zealand Snowboard Team member Bex Sinclair is still focusing on the 2014 Winter Olympics post her December knee Injury. More >>

U19 and U23 NZ Age Group Championships results day 3

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 12:41 pm | Netball New Zealand

Waikato Bay of Plenty 1 and South will meet in the inaugural U23 Age Group Championship final tomorrow after Wednesday’s contrasting semi-finals in Wellington. More >>

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tourism Holdings circles stricken rival

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 12:24 pm | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings is offering to pick up any customers of failed rival Pacific Horizon who might be caught short by the rental campervan operator’s receivership but won’t shell out to buy the company’s assets. More >>

Kiwi multi crew extend lead further at ISAF Youth Worlds

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 12:09 pm | Yachting New Zealand

The Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships on now in Limassol, Cyprus has passed the mid way mark and all five of the 2013 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team remain in the top six places in their fleets. More >>

BUSINESS BREAKDOWN: Clever politics to nix Milford tunnel

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 9:21 am | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Conservation Minister Nick Smith caught Press Gallery journalists off-guard with yesterday’s announcement declining the controversial proposal to drive an 11 kilometre tunnel through the Southern Alps to create a fast ... More >>

BUSINESS BREAKDOWN: Clever politics to nix Milford tunnel

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 9:21 am | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Conservation Minister Nick Smith caught Press Gallery journalists off-guard with yesterday’s announcement declining the controversial proposal to drive an 11 kilometre tunnel through the Southern Alps to create a fast ... More >>

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team Day Two

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 2:00 pm | Yachting New Zealand

The 2013 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team have returned more solid results from day two of the Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships on now in Limassol, Cyprus. More >>

U19 and U23 NZ Age Group Championships - Day 2

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 12:24 pm | Netball New Zealand

The Mainland Zone stamped their intent on the inaugural NZU23 Age Group Championships with two wins on the second day of competition in Wellington on Tuesday. More >>




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