Living

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

Wellington athletes look for strong Nationals performances

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Athletics Wellington Wellington athletes looking for strong performances at Nationals 4 March 2015for immediate release Wellington athletes are set to feature strongly in the Les Mills New Zealand Track... more

Stroke & Stride Race #7 Report

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Stroke and Stride STROKE & STRIDERACE #73 MARCH 2015MISSION BAY – AUCKLAND – NEW ZEALANDRACE REPORTWith the Stroke & Stride being a series of eight events stretched over the whole summer, an athlete is... more

World Champion Adventure Racers Seagate Win Godzone 2015

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
GODZone Adventure Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Wednesday 5th, 2015 For immediate releaseWorld Champion Adventure Racers Seagate Win Godzone 2015Three time defending champions and current AR World... more

Filmmaker Florian Habicht to Headline Dunedin Pecha Kucha

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin Fringe Festival FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday 4 March 2015Filmmaker Florian Habicht to Headline Dunedin Pecha Kucha EventFast paced, informative and creative presentations are back in Dunedin as the... more

Mojo Pulse Prepped to Step Up Against Firebirds

5 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Netball Central Zone Mojo Pulse Prepped to Step Up Against FirebirdsMedia Release5 March 2015Well off the boil first-up, the Mojo Pulse strike another tricky obstacle in an equally desperate Queensland Firebirds... more

The Christchurch Art Show Opening and Awards Night

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Christchurch Art Show The Christchurch Art Show Opening and Awards NightTickets are on sale now for Christchurch's Largest Art Show! If you're staring at a blank wall in your home trying to picture your dream... more

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 songwriting maverick Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks next week, when the brains... 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 about Life, Death & Supermarkets in New York in August 2014. Photo by Dana Distortion.... 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