Living

“Beast of Burden” Given Green Light by China Film Animation

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
NZPA Animated Feature “Beast of Burden” Given Green Light by China Film Animation, Huhu Studios & Qi Tai Cultural Development Group (Beijing, April 21, 2015) – China Film Animation of... more

Hart & Huston Share Early CRC Speedshow Top Half Series Lead

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
KartSport Hart & Huston Share Early CRC Speedshow Top Half Series Class LeadJosh Hart and Caleb Huston share an early season lead in the 125cc Rotax Max Light class standings after a points tie at the... more

Orpheus Choir Takes to Stage with Mendelssohn Masterpiece

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Orpheus Choir Orpheus Choir Takes to Stage with Mendelssohn MasterpieceWellington’s Orpheus Choir welcomes its new music director, Brent Stewart, with a spectacular staged performance of Mendelssohn’s... more

Yamaha 1-2 Finish for Season is Guaranteed

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Bikesport NZ Yamaha 1-2 Finish for Season is GuaranteedA Yamaha 1-2 finish to the New Zealand Cross-country Championships is now assured and Pahiatua’s Paul Whibley is determined it will be he who takes the... more

Finalists in the PAK’n SAVE Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Scopevents Ltd 34 Finalists in the PAK’n SAVE Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards Were Announced This Week.Organisers, the Lions Club of Kapiti were very pleased with the total number of nominations received... more

Te Papa: Fifth Building Gallipoli Video

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Te Papa Fifth Building Gallipoli video reveals how large scale figures were madeThe fifth Building Gallipoli video released this evening reveals how the eight large scale figures in Te Papa’s new exhibition... more

Cashmore wraps up a successful 1st foray into US competition

20 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
NZ Snow Sports Will Cashmore wraps up a successful first foray into US competition with a win.California, USA (19 April 2015) - Auckland based ski racer Will Cashmore capped off his debut season of racing in... more

Debut win for Tidemand at International Rally of Whangarei

20 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
International Rally of Whangarei International Rally of WhangareiRound 1, 2015 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship.Round 1, 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship.17 to 19 April... more

NZL Sailing Team prepare for new format ISAF World Cup

20 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Yachting New Zealand NZL Sailing Team prepare for new format ISAF Sailing World Cup RegattaThe NZL Sailing Team is in France preparing for the up-coming ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta which gets underway... more

A $1million Boost for the Arts

20 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Boosted A $1million Boost for the ArtsThe Arts Foundation’s crowdfunding platform, Boosted, has granted more than $1million to New Zealand arts projects in two years. Following the completion of the Isaac... more

Woods Powers Round Cross Country

20 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Annie Studholme Woods Powers Round Cross CountryWHAT: ESNZ Eventing Canterbury 2015 FEI South Island Three Day EventWHEN: Thursday April 16 to Sunday, April 19, 2015-04-18WHERE: South Island National... more

Laurie and Iron Mark Switch Focus to Spruce Meadows

20 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
ESNZ Laurie and Iron Mark Switch Focus to Spruce MeadowsKatie Laurie's World Cup dream ended today, despite a gallant effort from her gutsy chestnut Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark.The Anthony D'Ambrosio designed... more

Young secures podium in final stage battle

20 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Mike Young Motorsport Young secures podium in final stage battleMichael Young, the only driver in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) from New Zealand, managed to secure third overall on his home event... more

Laurie And Mark Fly Kiwi Flag High in Vegas

17 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Black Balloon Laurie And Mark Fly Kiwi Flag High in VegasKatie Laurie and Dunstan Kiwi Iron Mark sit on 15 points heading into the next round of the 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Las Vegas after... more

Tidemand breaks sub-minute barrier

17 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
International Rally of Whangarei Tidemand breaks sub-minute barrier at International Rally of Whangarei shakedown Driving a Skoda Fabia S2000 specification car, former Swedish Rally Champion Pontus Tidemand has... more

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News

Advancing New Zealand's bilateral and trade relationship with Poland

21 Apr 2015 News
A parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has been advancing the bilateral and trade relationship with... more

Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan

20 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan   The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors... more

Business

Alex Swney pleads guilty to $2.5M fraud charge

21 Apr 2015 Business News
  Alex Swney pleads guilty to fraud charge over $2.5 mln of payments April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Alex Swney, former chief... more

Trends Publishing calls foul over Callaghan repayment demand

21 Apr 2015 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
  Callaghan seeks repayment of Trends Publishing grant; chairman calls move 'unjust' April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Callaghan... more

Living

“Beast of Burden” Given Green Light by China Film Animation

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
NZPA Animated Feature “Beast of Burden” Given Green Light by China Film Animation, Huhu Studios & Qi Tai Cultural... more

ANZAC to be commemorated in UK - with massive waiata

13 Apr 2015 ANZAC
Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Britons will gather in London on 25 April 2015 to mark the Centenary of the ANZAC... more

Property

New process for red zone Crown offers

21 Apr 2015 Property
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to... more

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

14 Apr 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn't meeting... 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 NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

World Masters Games Targets 13,000 International Competitors

21 Apr 2015 Sport
World Masters Games 2017 Targets 13,000 International Competitors as It Celebrates Two Years to Go It will be the largest athletics... more

Para-Swimming stars heading to World Championships

18 Apr 2015 Swimming
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is thrilled to announce their team for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow in July. ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

14 Apr 2015 Opinion
Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry

9 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry Good to have a reminder of why trade unions are still essential... more

Kiwi Success

Hawke’s Bay-Trained Therapist Makes It Big in UK

21 Apr 2015 Flying Kiwi*
Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) body and beauty therapy graduate Kate Kerr now runs her own advanced skin therapy clinic in... more

Finzsoft appoints Silverlake's Kwong to its board

21 Apr 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
  Finzsoft appoints Silverlake's Kwong to its board, cementing tie up April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Finzsoft Solutions, the... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more