Living

Back to Back World Champs Wins for Corey Peters

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
NZ Snow Sports Back to Back World Champs Wins for Corey PetersPanorama, Canada (5 March 2015) – Paralympic silver medallist Corey Peters (New Plymouth) is dominating the men’s sit-ski competition at the IPC... more

Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
University of Auckland Rugby great Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni AwardPacific leader, lawyer and former All Black Bryan (Beegee) Williams is one of six University of Auckland graduates to be... more

World Class 7-Day Mountain Bike Event Launched

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The Pioneer World Class 7-Day Mountain Bike Event Launched in New ZealandThe Pioneer has been officially launched in Christchurch, an audacious seven-day mountain bike stage race for elites and amateurs alike... more

Irene van Dyk Announced as Netball New Zealand Ambassador

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Netball NZ Irene van Dyk Announced as Netball New Zealand Ambassador6 March 2015Legendary former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk has been unveiled today as Netball New Zealand’s (NNZ) official ambassador for the... more

First to win Shears titles in both shearing and wollhandling

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Golden Shears Uni graduate Higgins makes Golden Shears historyA Lincoln University graduate who took up shearing to go and see the World created a piece of shearing sports history when she won the Novice... more

Forward Foundation empowers young women through sport

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Forward Foundation Forward Foundation empowers young women through sporting developmentForward Foundation is set to empower young women and increase leadership and development opportunities through sport with... more

Vidaraid Finishes in Second Place at GODZone

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
GODZone Adventure Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Thursday 5th May, 2015 For immediate releaseVidaraid Finishes in Second Place at GodzoneSpanish and Brazilian team Vidaraid placed second in the GODZone... more

ASB & New Zealand Rugby multi-year sponsorship deal

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
ASB Bank Media ReleaseASB & New Zealand Rugby enter major multi-year sponsorship dealASB rebrands as ABs - for a day – to celebrate All Blacks signingASB has today announced a multi-year partnership with... more

Scots lassie wins at Golden Shears

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand “This is such a dream: - Scots lassie wins at Golden ShearsLanarksire lassie Claire Wilson thought she was just making up the numbers when she entered the novice woolhandling... more

Gemmell takes national HP role

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
New Zealand Rugby League Gemmell takes national HP roleExperienced homegrown coach Brent Gemmell has been appointed as NZ Rugby League high performance general manager, beginning mid-April.Gemmell is probably... more

Huge lift pass savings on offer for earlybirds

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
NZSki Huge lift pass savings on offer for earlybirds at Queenstown’s closest ski areasA winter ski holiday in stunning Queenstown just got more affordable with earlybird lift passes on sale now. For those... more

Action heats up at Golden Shears

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Golden Shears Action heats up at Golden ShearsClose to 150 shearers and woolhandlers have competed on the opening morning of the 55th Golden Shears which started in Masterton today.Taking part in novice and... more

World Championship Win for Corey Peters in Panorama

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Snow Sports New Zealand / Media ReleaseWorld Championship Win for Corey Peters in PanoramaPanorama, Canada (4 March 2015) – New Zealand Paralympian Corey Peters (New Plymouth) has made an outstanding start to... more

Friday’s Cup Night excitement building at Alexandra Park

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Alexandra Park Friday’s Cup Night excitement building at Alexandra ParkFollowing last Friday’s successful Oaks Night, excitement at Alexandra Park is once again building ahead of tomorrow’s action-packed... more

Freestyle Skiing & Snowboard World Cups to draw big names

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Winter Games NZ Sports programme confirmedFIS Freestyle Skiing & Snowboard World Cups to draw big namesAudi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 will feature a packed 10-day programme of world class sporting action... more

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News

Scot finds love in New Zealand thanks to poster - UK-Kiwi love story

4 Mar 2015 News
They had a sleepover - but was it because of a hangover? Picton's star-crossed lovers, Kiwi William Scott Chalmers and Scottish... more

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes The gambling sector and the public are being consulted on... more

Business

NZ dollar little changed after Australian GDP data

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar little changed as Australian GDP shows healthy household consumption By Paul McBeth March 4 ... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop on weakening yield demand By Suze Metherell March... more

Living

Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The Maple Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ New Zealand Tour New Zealand are lucky to play host to ... more

National Release of Award-Winning Film, Pulp

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Nga Taonga Sound and Vision   Florian Habicht (left) and Jarvis Cocker promoting Pulp: A Film... more

Property

Auckland houses prices fall in Feb as volume, listings rise

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland houses prices fall in February as volume, listings pick up By Suze Metherell March 4 ... more

NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr, driven by Canterbury March 4 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

Golden Shears set to start in Masterton

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Shearing Sports New Zealand Golden Shears set to start in Masterton Hundreds of competitors are descending on Masterton for the 55th ... more

NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades!

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Karapoti Classic NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades! Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more