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Air NZ leads sharemarket higher.

New Zealand shares rose today, led by Air New Zealand and Spark New Zealand, while Sky Network Television fell to its lowest level in almost eight years after its merger with Vodafone was disallowed by the Commerce Commission.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cadbury backlash a win for Kiwi chocolate brand.

Consumer backlash at Cadbury's decision to shut its Dunedin factory could be a boon for the company's competitors.

- Stuff - NZ

Dame Trelise Cooper stops selling on ground in US, opens new store in Wellington.

One of New Zealand's most influential fashion designers, Dame Trelise Cooper, has pulled out of the American market.

- Stuff - NZ

Tuataras and The Question of Living Fossils.

New Zealand's tuataras prove the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" like few other animals on the planet . While paleontologists have long differed over the animal's "living fossil" status, new research suggests the tuatara lineage got its groove some 240 million years ago and never lost it. Sphenodon punctatus, ...

- Discover - US

Crabs, miracle water, stink bugs ... weird and potentially devastating intercepts at NZ border.

Live crabs, stink bugs and ''miracle water'' are some of the most bizarre and potentially devastating things intercepted at New Zealand's border this summer. Faced with record numbers of international visitors, Ministry for Primary...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Qantas reports slide in first-half earnings, Jetstar fares better.

Australia's biggest airline Qantas Airways reported a slide in first-half profit but its Jetstar Group, which includes New Zealand domestic and regional as well as Australia outbound flights among others, did better. The Jetstar...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

What's clipped Air New Zealand's wings as profit drops 24 per cent.

Air New Zealand is sticking to the script of airline economics.As sure as a carrier has a good year, one not so good will surely some time follow.And for the national carrier, that year has come. It's six-month result to December...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Air NZ identifies headwinds in that could push its profit down 28 per cent for the full year.

Air New Zealand says continued strong growth in inbound tourism and scaled back capacity from competitors on some routes will help as it faces a drop in profit of up to 28 per cent for for the full year.The airline has set guidance...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

New Government target to see 90 per cent of rivers and lakes 'swimmable' by 2040.

The Government has announced a new target to have 90 per cent of New Zealand's lakes and rivers reach swimmable water quality standards by 2040.

- Stuff - NZ

Ownership of Christchurch bus interchange unsettles Minto.

Ultimate ownership of Christchurch's $53 million central city bus interchange is still up in the air, fuelling fears it may be sold to investors.

- Stuff - NZ

Shareholder group says English right to act in time of 'spiralling' executive pay.

The New Zealand Shareholders Association has backed Bill English's stance against Adrian Orr's salary hike, saying shareholders need to confront "spiralling" executive pay.

- Stuff - NZ

Auckland Council rates plan could push up visitor accommodation prices

Auckland commercial accommodation providers are crying foul over a new targeted council rate that would push up room prices. 

- Stuff - NZ

Wellington City Council to build 750 homes to avoid Auckland-style housing crisis

About 750 units of social and affordable homes will be built in Wellington to avoid an Auckland-style housing crisis.

- Stuff - NZ

The Warehouse to cut an estimated 130 head office jobs

The Warehouse is expecting to cut 130 positions at its head office in Auckland, but a union says it could have been worse.

- Stuff - NZ

Ido Drent: We're building a home

Kiwi actor Ido Drent, best known for his role on Shortland Street, shares his journey as he and his wife Mandy build a new house in Auckland and wrangle a toddler and newborn baby.

- Stuff - NZ

Women's Theatre Festival a month-long celebration of women's voices

This month at Circa is all about hearing the voices of New Zealand's talented women in theatre.

- Stuff - NZ

TV Review: Te Radar's Chequered Past - a 'gateway drug to New Zealand history'

If you're worried New Zealand may have lost touch with the mythologies of its hard-case, pioneering roots then check out Te Radar's Chequered Past .

- Stuff - NZ

Sunday Theatre drama currently being filmed about 1983 Melbourne Cup winner

A Kiwi movie called Kiwi about a horse named Kiwi - go figure - is currently being filmed in and around Auckland.

- Stuff - NZ

Over 50 overseas cyclists to join 270 Kiwi’s

Riders from Ireland, Canada, Australia, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, China, Brazil and Singapore will join 270 Kiwi’s on this year’s fourth Tour of New Zealand that begins simultaneously in Northland and Southland on Saturday the ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

2017 New Zealander of the Year announcement

Filmmaker, actor, artist and champion of New Zealand culture, Taika Waititi has been named 2017 New Zealander of the Year.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Futurist Jason Silva Brings 'Awestruck' To NZ This June

In June 2017 Think Inc., in association with AUT, Loop and National Geographic Channel, are excited to bring to New Zealand, for the first time, futurist and explorer of the metaphysics of imagination, Jason Silva .

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Nominations now open for 2nd annual MATARIKI AWARDS

Nominations are now open for Māori Television’s second annual MATARIKI AWARDS 2017 to be broadcast live from the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Friday 21 July 2017 at 8.30pm.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Planetarium Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski announced Special Guest

The Alliance Franaise French Film Festival is delighted to announce director Rebecca Zlotowski will travel to New Zealand to present her stunning feature film Planetarium at selected screenings in Auckland and Wellington.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

New Zealander of the Year honours for academic and graduate

New Zealander of the Year honours for academic and graduate Young New Zealander and Innovator of the Year both from the University of Auckland.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

New Zealand Festival congratulates former Executive Director

New Zealand’s largest international arts festival, the New Zealand Festival, congratulates its former Executive Director Sue Paterson ONZM on winning the Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year Award, announced at a ceremony in Auckland last night.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Church funded abuser's three-year fight not to be extradited to NZ

A Catholic order's leader dropped to his knees and begged a brother to face child sex abuse charges in New Zealand yet still paid to take the extradition battle as far as Australia's highest court.

- Stuff - NZ

Programme to help young offenders get licence

A programme is being piloted in South Auckland to help 450 young offenders gain a full driver licence, improving road safety and reducing offending. 'Gaining a driver licence can help young people turn their lives around, get jobs and move away from ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Dunne Speaks: What next for civil defence?

The 6th anniversary this week of Christchurch’s devastating earthquake, and the horrific fires that have been fringing the city in recent days are timely reminders of the vulnerability we have to natural disasters. One extraordinary constant at ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Millions budgeted by Auckland Council for tsunami alert improvements

Aucklanders don't recognise tsunami warning sirens and Auckland Council wants to spend $2.7 million to change that.

- Stuff - NZ

Spark, 2Degrees granted stay on merger decision

Feb. 22 - Spark New Zealand and 2Degrees have been granted a stay on the proposed merger between rival Vodafone New Zealand and pay-TV operator Sky Network Television to consider their legal options.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

NZ dollar holds gains as investors keep watch on the Fed

Feb. 22 - The New Zealand dollar held on to earlier gains as markets await minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting and several more speeches from Fed officials for a steer on where US interest rates may be heading.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Commission declines clearance for Vodafone/Sky merger

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Vodafone disappointed proposed merger declined

Vodafone New Zealand and Vodafone Group Plc were today advised the New Zealand Commerce Commission declined the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand with SKY Network Television Ltd .

- Scoop NZ - NZ

NZ shares down, Fletcher and Sky TV drop on earnings

Feb. 22 - New Zealand shares dropped, dragged lower after Fletcher Building's first half earnings disappointed, with A2 Milk Co and Sky Network Television also falling.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Ports of Auckland holds first-half dividend unchanged

Feb. 22 - Ports of Auckland will pay its owner, Auckland Council, an unchanged first-half dividend even as profit fell and debt rose.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Latipay riding the great China payment wall

A high rising New Zealand company riding the great China payment wall is in line next month for a major international award at a global accelerator awards event in Austin, Texas.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Second largest interim result and maintains strong dividend

Air New Zealand has today announced earnings before taxation for the first six months of the 2017 financial year of $349 million, compared to $457 million in the prior year - the second highest result for an interim period in the airline’s history.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Port of Tauranga aims to handle a million cargo containers

Port of Tauranga says it is on track to break the New Zealand record for transporting more than one million containers in a single year.

- Stuff - NZ

Air New Zealand profit falls in face of unprecedented competition

Air New Zealand has had its second best six-month financial result in its history but has taken a hit from new competitors flying into the country.

- Stuff - NZ

Rejecting Sky/Vodafone merger a 'free hit' for competition watchdog

OPINION: New Zealand's Commerce Commission has often been portrayed as a bit of soft touch when compared to, say, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

- Stuff - NZ

NZ dollar gains after Fed minutes show concern at greenback strength

The New Zealand dollar rose after minutes of the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed concern that a strong greenback could hurt the US economy while some comments appeared to downplay any near-term inflation risks.The kiwi...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Two jailed, six leave jobs in country's largest bribery case

Two men were yesterday jailed for their role in the country's largest bribery case and Auckland Transport revealed six other staff left their jobs after investigations began into the scandal.The episode has triggered warnings from...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Port of Tauranga reports increased first half profit

Port of Tauranga - New Zealand's largest freight gateway - today announced it is on track to become the first port in the country to transport more than 1 million containers in a single year. "Our results show the Port of Tauranga...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Air New Zealand posts 24pc decline in first-half profit as competition mounts

Air New Zealand posted a 24 per cent fall in first-half pretax profit in the face of increasing competition into the domestic market.Pretax earnings fell to $349 million in the six months ended December 31 from $457m in the same...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sky Sport biggest barrier to merger - Commerce Commission

The merger Vodafone NZ and Sky TV were seeking would likely have gone ahead had it not been for Sky's premium sport content, the Commerce Commission said after declining the proposal today.About half of all households in New Zealand...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sky TV shares hammered, down 17 per cent

Sky TV's shares were hammered when trading opened on the New Zealand stock exchange this morning, with investors wiping $293 million off the value of the pay-TV provider after this morning's rejection of its proposed merger with Vodafone....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Peter Thiel company reportedly helped NSA spy program

Peter Thiel is a man who enjoys both the having of cake and the putting of that cake into the largest hole in his face. He's written that "A free press is vital for public debate," yet financed a lawsuit that bankrupted Gawker Media. He's buddy-buddy with "America First" President Donald Trump, but if his friend winds up ...

- Mashable! - US

WTO agreement a victory for NZ exporters

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement saying it is a big win for New Zealand exporters.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Raybon Kan: It's the future - where robots mean business

Can you believe it's been six years? Clearly, Christchurch wasn't rebuilt in a day.I suppose the good people of Christchurch are shaking their heads In six years, somewhere like Dubai,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Freight hub adds 300 jobs

A Waikato inlet freight hub currently under construction will create 300 local jobs when it is complete, Ports of Auckland said as it released its half-year results.

- Stuff - NZ

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