Business

Results play out like a pub band

Stock market NZX

Our economy is the envy of the world, prompting an economist to label it a "rock star". But have NZ's listed companies lived up to this billing?

Pay it forward

Lani Evans

Lani Evans is an entrepreneur motivated not by profit but generosity. It pays, she says.

Death overshadows results

Trevor Burt

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's annual financial results release yesterday afternoon was overshadowed by the death of a port worker just 24 hours earlier.

Farmers milking technology

Crofoot

Farmers need to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to new technologies targeted at making it easier to do business.

Milk is the go for firm

Neil Cullen

Global domination is the aim for a new Kiwi product.

Kiwibank notches up milestone

Kiwibank strap

State-owned Kiwibank Group has notched up a milestone by posting an after-tax profit of $100 million.

Parcels revenue tops letters

nz post

Posties are knocking half as much as they did in the past, with letter volumes steadily down from a peak 1.1bn in the 1990s.

Consents for new homes hit 20 a day

House construction

New homes are being approved at a rate of 20 a day in Canterbury as rebuild momentum continues.

PGC may return regular dividends

george kerr

Pyne Gould Corporation, run by businessman George Kerr, has made an announcement on dividends that may shock shareholders.

Fire control warning

Farm burnoffs in South Canterbury looking towards the Hunter Hills.

Canterbury farmers warned to keep winter burn-offs from spreading or face big bills in fire control costs.

Mine delay costs Bathurst

Bathurst Resources escarpment mine

Coalminer posts a $188.9 million annual loss after it slashed the value of its Buller project.

ComCom won't probe Sky TV

sky tv

"Competing priorities" mean the Commerce Commission won't ask Sky TV about its price increase.

Ferry woes hit KiwiRail

ferry strap

State-owned rail company launches a wide-ranging review after a year from hell that cost taxpayers $248 million.

Bridgecorp's Roest denied parole

Court

The former CFO is working in the prison canteen and doing a distance learning course that "teaches moral choices".

Lower confidence a 'reality check'

Survey shows businesses are confident that export orders would pick up in the next 12 months.

Business confidence falls for the sixth month in a row, with slumping dairy prices hurting farmers.

Delays frustrate hemp growers

Kina Beach Vineyard.

Seed growers are fed up with continued delays limiting them from growing hemp for the 2014/15 season and developing a vibrant industry.

Agent's conduct 'unsatisfactory'

House, real estate, sold, mortgage, property market

A real estate disciplinary tribunal has released its finding on a controversial Tamahere house deal.

Last hurrah for press gang

The Times to be printed in Auckland

Waikato Times’ Uniman Press

It was the end of an era at the Waikato Times last night, with the paper rolling through the old Te Rapa printing press for the very last time.

KiwiRail loses $248m

KiwiRail's Coastal Pacific

The future is looking less bright for the Capital Connection rail service.

Lyttelton Port 'unsafe'

Brad Fletcher

Union leader questions ability of Lyttelton Port's $1m-a-year chief executive after port's third death.

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