Living

Director begins search for Kiwi kids to play the Von Trapps

21 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Lunchbox Theatrical Productions MEDIA RELEASELunchbox Theatrical Productions and David Atkins Enterprises present the Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian and the Really Useful Group production ofTHE SOUND OF MUSIC... more

Pukeiti to host third 'Puffer' fun run for charity

21 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Taranaki Regional Council Pukeiti to host third 'Puffer' fun run for charity21 April 2014The countdown has started for this year’s ‘Pukeiti Puffer’, a charity fun run with a difference that has become firmly... more

Ohukara Wins First International Title in Women’s Final

20 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand Badminton Open Ohukara Wins First International Title in One Sided Women’s FinalThe Women’s Singles final at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open was a one sided affair with Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)... more

MNZ spreading the word on safe Easter boating

20 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Maritime New Zealand MNZ spreading the word on safe Easter boatingMaritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the New Zealand Police are linking up to spread the word on safety to recreational boaties in the Marlborough... more

Students create their own league to find legends

17 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Victoria University of Wellington Students create their own league to find legendsVictoria University of Wellington will play host to an e-sport tournament over the holidays, with students both co-ordinating... more

New Zealand Mint to Produce Disney-Themed Coins

17 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand Mint 17 April 2014New Zealand Mint to Produce Disney-Themed CoinsIn a global first, New Zealand Mint announced a series of gold and silver commemorative coins, featuring some of Disney’s most... more

Skyline’s Zoom Zipline takes off

17 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Skyline Rotorua 17 April, 2014Skyline’s Zoom Zipline takes offSkyline Rotorua’s much anticipated gravity-ride activity, Zoom Zipline, is expected to open to the public this Easter Weekend, with the official... more

New Netball Central Zone Chair Ensures Continuity

17 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Netball Central New Netball Central Zone Chair Ensures Continuity Netball Central Zone and Haier Pulse Chairman Ian Collier is passing on the baton to board member Sue Gordon, but will remain on the board until... more

Sport Wellington wins National Award for AMI Round the Bays

16 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Sport Wellington Sport Wellington wins National Award for AMI Round the Bays www.sportwellington.org.nzCommunication ExcellenceSport Wellington has been recognised at the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation... more

MKTO Announce New Zealand Concert at Pepsi Party House

16 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Pepsi MKTO Announce New Zealand Concert at Pepsi Party HouseInternational pop stars MKTO have announced a free one-off New Zealand concert, at the first party at the Pepsi Party House on the 4th of May in... more

AFL Saints march in with student-designed guernsey

16 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Massey University Wednesday, April 16, 2014Saints march in with student-designed guernseyTwo student designers will be excited more than most when St Kilda AFL players take the field at Westpac Stadium,... more

Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Smokefreerockquest Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014 – call for entrants is onMedia Release:Out of the classroom and onto the stage – it’s the big motivational promise that... more

Rotorua hosts trans-Tasman netball clash over Anzac weekend

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Rotorua District Council Rotorua hosts trans-Tasman netball clash over Anzac weekendJust two days after commemorating Anzac Day to acknowledge New Zealand and Australia’s close alliance on the battlefields, all... more

Highlands Festival of Speed

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Highlands Motorsport Park Highlands Festival of Speed to feature brute force versus sophisticationTwo extremes in motorsport will be in action at Highlands Motorsport Park near Cromwell this Easter in the... more

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film Festivals. The film is produced and directed by Craig Newland in association... more

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News

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit ... more

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

17 Apr 2014 Entertainment
The winner of the fourth annual Taite Music Prize 2013 is Lorde for her album ‘Pure Heroine’ released on Universal Music... more

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round... more

Columns

Mind-set, meaning and moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 Opinion
Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their... more

Kiwi Success

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more