Living

More NZ wildcards announced for Giant Toa Enduro Rotorua

23 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Giant Toa Enduro Rotorua 23 December 2014More NZ wildcards announced for Giant Toa Enduro RotoruaNew Zealand will have an even greater contingent of Kiwi mountain bikers on the world stage in next year’s Giant... more

Cath sends her visitors packing – in the best possible way

23 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Heritage New Zealand December 22MEDIA RELEASECath sends her visitors packing – in the best possible wayCath Ferguson of Kerikeri will be sending her visitors packing this summer – though in the nicest... more

Bringing Ciclovía back to the people of Wellington

20 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
"Let's do this every Sunday!" was the cry from the thousands of participants in this year's inaugural Ciclovía event on the Miramar Peninsula in February 2014. Ciclovía-type events are a growing... more

New access system for Te Urewera

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te Urewera’ says Don Hammond, Chairman of the NZ Game Animal Council. This follows a... more

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Fanzone and Fan Trail and the Volvo Ocean Race ... more

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa New Zealand with two significant events at Rangihoua in the Bay of Islands. On... more

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

18 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international superstars taking the honours. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams broke a... more

Descendant of Samuel Marsden speaks at Selwyn Village event

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
To coincide with the bicentennial celebrations of the introduction of Christianity to New Zealand by the Reverend Samuel Marsden, his great, great, great grandson – also Reverend Samuel Marsden –... more

Auckland Pride Festival 2015 First Programme Announcement

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland Pride Festival Auckland Pride Festival 2015 First Programme Announcement: Bigger is Better!Auckland Pride, New Zealand’s largest festival celebrating the colourful and diverse LGBTIQ community, returns... more

Freddie Gibbs To Perform Two Shows In New Zealand

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The Maple Freddie Gibbs To Perform Two Shows In New Zealand Astral People in association with Robin Fernando presents the uncompromising and fearless Freddie Gibbs. As an uncut distillation of his surrounds,... more

Beachfest action at Tahunanui

17 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
YMCA Nelson Beachfest action at TahunanuiLive youth music gigs at Tahunanui will add to the action for young people this summer, thanks to Raise Up and Nelson YMCA. ‘Beachfest’ will feature a collection of... more

A Devil of a Film Will Go into Production in New Zealand

17 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Film New Zealand A Devil of a Film Will Go into Production in New ZealandLegendary Pictures’ KRAMPUS Scheduled to Commence Principal Photography in March of 2015NEW ZEALAND – December 17, 2014 - Film New... more

Whale & Dolphin Film Project In 'Heaven on Earth' Video Comp

17 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Jeff Wefferson 'HEAVEN ON EARTH' VIDEO COMPETITION: PLEASE VOTE FOR MY WHALE & DOLPHIN FILM PROJECT :) [VOTE BY 21 JAN 2015]NOTE FROM JEFF: My film about the whales and dolphins has been accepted into the... more

Auckland designer adorns tennis star with champagne diamonds

17 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Moet and Chandon 17 December 2014Auckland designer adorns international tennis star with champagne diamondsMoët & Chandon, the exclusive champagne sponsor of the NZ Festival of Tennis, has partnered with... more

Cricket legends to play in Art Deco exhibition match

17 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Hawke's Bay Tourism December 17th 2014Hawke’s Bay announces world cricket legends to play in Art Deco exhibition matchToday Hawke’s Bay Tourism announced their plans to host a “Legends of Cricket Art Deco... more

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News

Huge experience on transition advisory board

22 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Huge experience on transition advisory board   Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has... more

Top BBC executive publicly endorses key Zionist mantra

22 Dec 2014 News
Article - Redress Information Top BBC executive publicly endorses key Zionist mantra   A senior BBC executive has publicly come... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by NZOG; Kathmandu slides

22 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by New Zealand Oil and Gas after it bought a cornerstone... more

PGG Wrightson reaffirms 2015 earnings growth

22 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China's Agria Corp, has affirmed... more

Living

Hobbit defies box office predictions

22 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies has topped US$355 million at the international box office after a week on release and a... more

Bringing Ciclovía back to the people of Wellington

20 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
"Let's do this every Sunday!" was the cry from the thousands of participants in this year's inaugural Ciclovía event on the... more

Property

Kiwi Property buys Apex Mega Centre for $64 mln

22 Dec 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Property Group, formerly Kiwi Income Property Trust, has agreed to buy Apex Mega... more

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

Migration

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Hart is in the Right Place

22 Dec 2014 Motor Sport
DECEMBER 23, 2014: The motorcycle road-race season is coming together nicely for Bay of Plenty ace Duncan Hart. The 38-year-old ... more

New Zealand Cricket bolsters website capability

22 Dec 2014 Cricket
BLACKCAPS website migrates to Microsoft Azure to manage high fan traffic AUCKLAND, 22 December 2014, New Zealand – Ahead of... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the dumping of bad news at Christmas

22 Dec 2014 Opinion
By Gordon Campbell If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldn’t be strewing them about... more

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Better work opportunities for disabled people

22 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner welcomed the release of the ‘Disability and the labour market’ report from ... more

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more