Global commodity prices for the country's exports have fallen for the sixth successive month. The commodity price index declined by 3.3% in August, from the previous month.
Lyttelton Port's board is unanimous in recommending shareholders accept a $3.95 per share takeover offer from the major shareholder, Christchurch City Council.
The Supreme Court has granted the Fire Service an appeal over a long-running legal row with the Insurance Brokers Association, over levies payable to the service.
New Zealand's largest privately-owned transport company has begun installing Eroad's management system across its entire fleet of more than 1600 trucks.
Datacom's annual net profit jumped 43 percent reflecting a profit from selling an Asian call centre. The IT business posted a $51.4m for the year ended March.
APN News & Media may float its New Zealand assets and list them on the local stock exchange. The company's assets include the New Zealand Herald, and Newstalk ZB and ZM.
International ratings agency Standard & Poor's has cut Fonterra's credit rating from A+ to A in light of a planned joint venture with a Chinese baby food manufacturer.
Railroad and ferry operator KiwiRail says the year ended June was challenging, partly because the Aratere was out of action. It set up a contingency fund only one year ago.
Kiwibank's mortgage book grew by well over $1.26 billion in the year ended June but growth tapered off through the year, the government-owned bank says.
KiwiRail has reported an increased loss. The state-owned rail operator lost $248 million in the year to the end of June - $73 million more than the previous year. (AUDIO)
New Zealand Post has reported a lower full year profit. The postal operator made a net profit of $107 million in the year to the end of June, a decrease of 12 percent.
The New Zealand dollar fell about half a cent today from its overnight high following stronger than expected economic news out of the United States.
Business confidence has waned for the sixth successive month, though it remains upbeat.
The trend in building consents is continuing to pick up driven by earthquake-damaged Christchurch and strong population growth in Auckland.
TVNZ earned $18.1 million in the year to June, a 25 percent increase in its net profit after tax compared with the previous year. The company says this result met its target.
Nervousness about the high New Zealand dollar and difficulty in finding staff are contributing to a decline in business confidence.
Delegat Group has reported an annual profit of $42 million as an increase in the volume of sales was largely offset by the negative impacts of the high New Zealand currency. (AUDIO)
Qantas is promising a return to underlying profit in the current six months after its record loss but says even this is subject to factors beyond its control. (AUDIO)