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20 September 2017 12:20 AM Scoop Business » NZ 2Q current account gap narrower than expected

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand reported a narrower-than-expected current account deficit in the second quarter as the services balance slid, while the annual deficit continued to widen. The deficit was $618 million in the three months to June 30 versus a revised first-quarter surplus of $221 million, Statistics New Zealand said. The annual deficit

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

19 September 2017 8:47 PM 'Mind-boggling destruction' as hurricane hits

Maria, a rare Category 5 storm at the top end of the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, churned in the eastern Caribbean about 110 miles (175 km) southeast of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, US forecasters said. It was carrying maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 km per hour), the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, describing Maria 1

19 September 2017 6:10 PM Rescue attempt after car goes into water at Westhaven

if anyone you know is thinking of voting National in Saturday’s election, there’s still time for an intervention. You owe it to your friends and relations to intercede. Because there’s plenty of evidence on National’s mediocre-to-awful track record over its nine years in power. We can’t afford another three years of drift. More>> Using Dairy NZ numbers

18 September 2017 5:27 AM MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 mixed at the start of election week

New Zealand shares were little changed at the start of election week. New Zealand Refining and Air New Zealand dropped following a pipeline leak, while A2 Milk Co rose. The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 3.95 points, or 0.05 percent, to 7,758.71. Within the index, 17 stocks fell, 15 rose and 18 were unchanged. Turnover was $131 million. "People are a little more cautious 1

17 September 2017 10:48 PM Big-name All Blacks to miss Pumas Test

Playmaker Beauden Barrett is one of six senior All Blacks who will sit out their next Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Buenos Aires. The All Blacks are resting six key players from the squad to face Argentina in their next Rugby Championship Test. First five-eighth Beauden Barrett won't travel to Buenos Aires for the September 30 Test, along

17 September 2017 10:48 PM All Blacks name squad for Argentina and South Africa Rugby Championship Tests

The All Blacks are resting six key players from the squad to face Argentina in their next Rugby Championship Test. First five-eighth Beauden Barrett won't travel to Buenos Aires for the September 30 Test, along with centre Ryan Crotty, locks Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick and loose forwards Liam Squire and Sam Cane. They will join the squad in Cape Town for the final 2

17 September 2017 7:33 AM NZ First members must put up or shut up on Peters rumours

"If these people including former candidates have proof of their serious allegations they should release it too the public. Otherwise they should shut up and let Winston Peters be judged on his very public record of failure as a minister and as a source of instability in every government he has joined." "We don't need to hear any rumours to know what will happen 3

17 September 2017 6:59 AM All Blacks seek improvement even after record win

Scrum-half Smith feels they were bit ‘sluggish’ in second half Auckland: The All Blacks gave themselves a pass mark but said there was still a lot to work on as they reflected on Sunday on their record 57-0 demolition of South Africa. The eight-try victory in Auckland, a marriage of a scintillating attack and ruthless defence, kept the unbeaten New Zealanders 5

17 September 2017 3:06 AM Record win not good enough, say All Blacks

The All Blacks gave themselves a pass mark but said there was still a lot to work on as they reflected on Sunday on their record 57-0 demolition of South Africa. The eight-try victory in Auckland, a marriage of a scintillating attack and ruthless defence, kept the unbeaten New Zealanders in line to retain the Rugby Championship with only two matches 1