Business & Markets

Emirates NZ pilot recruitment roadshow soon

Emirates will be holding roadshows to recruit experienced and technically proficient commercial pilots in New Zealand to fly its growing network of international routes. The roadshow offers a great opportunity for interested pilots to learn more about...... Read More

Old L&P bottling plant up for grabs

A former plant used for bottling L&P has been put up for sale. The property, in the Thames Valley town of Paeroa, was first used to bottle the iconic fizzy drink as far back as 1926.  The Station Road site underwent various expansion projects over...... Read More

Consumer confidence eases

New Zealand consumer confidence eased in April, weighed by a slowdown in the property market and growing expectations that interest rates will rise. The ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence index decreased to 121.7 from 125.2 in March, still above the...... Read More

NZ shares rally

New Zealand shares joined a rally across Asia on Friday as stock markets took their lead from Wall Street. It was a day when local firms posted better-than-expected earnings. Dual-listed stocks ANZ Banking Group and Trade Me led the local bourse higher. The...... Read More

Eight-year wait for Pacific trade deal over

Australia has finally wrapped negotiations with New Zealand and 12 Pacific Island countries to reach an historic trade and development deal, but two of the region's major players have opted out. Negotiations for the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic...... Read More

Substantial opportunities for women in tech jobs

New technologies are providing substantial opportunities for a growing number of young girls seeking tech jobs. That's the claim of NZTech government relations director Andrea Hancox, who says research shows tech firms with a balance of men...... Read More

Combined action helps get farmers through

The call is out around the central North Island for more grazing and supplementary feed as Federated Farmers and allied agencies help flood-hit farmers get back on their feet. Since the Rangitaiki River burst the stopbank at Edgecumbe on April 6, and...... Read More

Fonterra tankers get a facelift

If you're planning on taking a road trip around New Zealand’s rural roads, see if you can spot six children who have joined Fonterra’s tanker fleet family. Some 38 of Fonterra’s tanker and truck units are getting a head-to-toe...... Read More

Wild weather causes vegetable shortage

The country’s recent battering by cyclones and storms has left more than just flooding damage and felled trees. A number of vegetable crops have been destroyed, causing a nationwide shortage of vegetables, which in some cases has led to price...... Read More

NZ dollar on the rise

The New Zealand dollar rose to a two-week high on a trade-weighted basis on expectations Tuesday night's dairy auction will be the third in a row to produce rising prices. The consumers prices index on Thursday will also likely show inflation is...... Read More