Living

Bringing Ciclovía back to the people of Wellington

20 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Ciclovia Bringing Ciclovía back to the people of Wellington"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... 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

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

Preserving a place for breaking NZ music on radio

17 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
NZ On Air 17 December 2014Preserving a place for breaking NZ music on radioNew Zealand music buffs will continue to hear the newest local music on commercial radio stations throughout the country next year,... more

Karapoti Celebrates Three Decades!

17 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Karapoti Classic Karapoti Celebrates Three Decades!Three decades ago mountain biking was a new fringe sport. There were only a couple of bike brands available and any races had been nothing more than a... more

Greg Johnson NORTH - 8 dates across the North Island

16 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Greg Johnson Greg Johnson NORTH - 8 dates across the North IslandGreg Johnson returns in March 2015 for eight North Island late-summer concerts – showcasing favourite songs from his 10 album... more

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News

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’... more

Business

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue role By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more

Living

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... 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,... more

Property

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

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

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

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Migration
By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements feature... 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

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little... more

Columns

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

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... 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

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

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more