Living

Viva Prix de Fashion winner in a class of their own

1 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Ellerslie Hearts Racing Viva Prix de Fashion winner in a class of their ownNew Zealand’s biggest and most glamorous week of thoroughbred racing got off to a fashionable start today at TV3 Derby Day, with the... more

Tom Alexander wins at Hampton Downs

1 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Veritas Communications Ltd Tom Alexander Closer to Toyota Finance 86 Championship Title with Win in First Race at Hampton DownsHe’s closing in on the title, but Bombay’s Tom Alexander still has plenty to do to... more

Team Seagate Charging through Godzone Course on Day Two

1 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
100 Percent Pure Racing Team Seagate Charging through Godzone Course on Day TwoReigning GODZone and World Adventure Racing Champions Team Seagate are leaving nothing to chanc... more

Avanti Racing Team Wins Rev Classic Uci 1.2 in Cambridge

1 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
REV Cycle Festival Avanti Racing Team Wins Rev Classic Uci 1.2 Race in CambridgeTeam Avanti Racing showcased its skills against a quality field of local and international riders at the REV Cycle Race... more

Fagan dominates last shearing test

1 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand Fagan dominates last shearing testMEDIA RELEASE (with photo, others available on request)On behalf of Shearing Sports New ZealandFebruary 28, 2015New Zealand shearing legend David... more

Highest number of entries in race history

27 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Motatapu OffRoad Sporting Event Media release from Motatapu Off-Road Sporting EventFebruary 27 2015Iconic Motatapu Off-Road Sporting Event smashes records with highest number of entries in race historyThe... more

Cricket, food and entertainment combine at Cultures Day

27 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Hastings District Council Cricket, food and entertainment combine at International Cultures Day World Cup cricket and culture will combine in Cornwall Park, Hastings on International Cultures Day.The first of... more

Shearing legend David Fagan’s last test for NZ

27 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand MEDIA RELEASE (with photo)On behalf of Shearing Sports New ZealandFebruary 27, 2015Shearing legend David Fagan’s last test for New Zealand on SaturdayShearing legend David Fagan is... more

Hertz Teeing Off For NZ Golf

27 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Hertz Hertz Teeing Off For NZ Golf Auckland, New Zealand – 27 February, 2015 – After a successful first year as the official car rental supplier for New Zealand Golf (NZ Golf), Hertz, has extended its... more

Jessie J - Live in Concert

27 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
iHeartRadio NZ IHEARTRADIO NZ PRESENTS JESSIE J – LIVE IN CONCERTThe hottest ticket in town thanks to 2degreesiHeartRadio NZ is thrilled to announce Grammy award-nominated, pop and R&B superstar Jessie J... more

Lady Penelope, Parker And Brains Pictures Are Revealed

27 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Adele Feletto Publicity Creator Sylvia Anderson to Feature in Special Thunderbirds Are Go Episode And Lady Penelope, Parker And Brains Pictures Are RevealedITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pic... more

Thousands take to the streets for capitals biggest fun run

26 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Sport Wellington Thousands take to the streets for capitals biggest fun runThe weather behaved for the 14,022 participants that gathered at Frank Kitts Park on Sunday morning to await the sound of the Cigna... more

Top Level Eventing Returns to Mcleans Island This Weekend

26 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Eventing Canterbury Top Level Eventing Returns to Mcleans Island This WeekendTop level eventing returns to the NZ National Equestrian Centre at McLeans Island this Sunday with the first Eventing Canterbury One... more

Young basketball ace on a high

26 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Lincoln University Young basketball ace on a highA young basketball player is following in the footsteps of some of the country’s top athletes as he embarks on his first year of a sports scholarship programme... more

Early Success for Pathway to Pulse Programme

26 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Netball Central Early Success for Pathway to Pulse ProgrammeMedia Release26 February 2015Netball Central Zone’s Pathway to Pulse programme has produced some good results in its first year, with three out the... more

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News

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

25 Feb 2015 News
PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea ... more

Bill to fight child exploitation passes second reading

25 Feb 2015 News
  A Bill to better protect children from sexual exploitation passed its second reading in Parliament last night.   The... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Xero

25 Feb 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record, led by Xero after it raised $147 million from two... more

Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet

25 Feb 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet, wider margins By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 ... more

Living

A little drive goes a long way

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin businesses have given their full support to the Otago Polytechnic Education Open 2015. The event will be taking place at... more

Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Surfbreak Protection Society Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand Celebrations are to be held in New Brighton... more

Property

Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply

25 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply, RBNZ's Wheeler says Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's government... more

NZ house sales rise 2.6% in January, median price dips from December

11 Feb 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property sales rose in January from the same month last... more

Migration

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

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield ... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand... more

Sport

2015 NZL Sailing Team Announced

25 Feb 2015 Sailing
Yachting New Zealand has named 15 campaigns in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team. All are chasing the ultimate goal of Olympic glory in... more

All Blacks Tours to South Africa on sale now

25 Feb 2015 Rugby
The All Blacks are set to return to South Africa this July to take on the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. This will be the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: Are NZ troops the least of IS’s problems?

25 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on whether New Zealand troops are the least of Islamic State’s problems   Given that it has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on drip-fed info about the Iraq deployment

24 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the drip-feeding of information about the Iraq deployment   There are two ways of framing the story of our... 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

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the ... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in ... more