Living

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

SLAM festival experience hits NZ beaches this summer

16 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
SLAM volleyball festival For Immediate ReleaseSLAM festival experience hits NZ beaches this summerSLAM, it’s a way of lifeAUCKLAND, NZ – SLAM, the definitive volleyball beach party experience that is taking... more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Announces Opening Events

16 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 MEDIA RELEASE TUESDAY 16 DECEMBER 2014 ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Announces Opening Events Christchurch is to host a unique and spectacular opening for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on... more

Midge Ure (UK) four-date NZ tour in April

16 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Kurt Shanks Midge Ure (UK) four-date NZ tour in AprilThe voice of Ultravox, Midge Ure will perform four New Zealand shows in April 2015 – remarkably his first concerts here since electro-... more

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News

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) is a... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rose on oil relief; Air NZ gains

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by OceanaGold Corp and Air New Zealand following a global... more

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in Arvida

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - All Black Dan Carter said he increased his shareholdings in the retirement village... more

Living

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... 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... 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

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2014 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2010 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... 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

Dan Carter leaves All Black's to play for Paris club

18 Dec 2014 Rugby
Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when the All Blacks great moves to France after next... more

Double record bid for King Country shearer

18 Dec 2014 Sport
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New ... 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

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

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more