Living

Real people talk about real impacts of drink driving: video

9 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Waikato Regional Council MEDIA RELEASE 9 April 2014Real people talk about real impacts of drink driving: new videoPeople telling real stories about how drink driving has impacted their lives feature in an... more

New independent kiwi feature film

9 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Multitude 9 April 2014New independent kiwi feature filmA new independent feature film set in Oamaru is using local talent to showcase the region. Lexi is the debut film from writer/director Wayne Turner about a... more

YNZ Statement on the National Sailing Centre

9 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Yachting New Nealand YNZ Statement on the National Sailing CentreYachting New Zealand believes that the establishment of a centralised world class National Sailing Centre will be an asset to Auckland and New... more

Taking The Search Out Of Search And Rescue

8 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Hutchwilco Taking The Search Out Of Search And Rescue7 April 2014Immediate ReleaseSetting up a remote orienteering course with a friend, Jill Clendon stepped forward to place a marker on a small bush.... more

Over 6,000 youth take part in fundraiser for Solomon Islands

8 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Caritas Aotearoa 7 April 2014Over 6,000 youth take part in timely fundraiser for Solomon IslandsA nationwide awareness and fundraising event for Solomon Islands, which was over a year in planning, became all... more

Independent NZ short film The Last Night going to Cannes

6 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand independent short film The Last Night has been selected for the Short Film Corner at the iconic Cannes Film Festival 2014. Filmed in Wellington, The Last Night is a self-funded, independent film... more

Auckland City Mission Calling Runners to Join Its Team

4 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland City Mission 4 April 2014Auckland City Mission Calling Runners to Join Its Team in Auckland Marathon to Help Raise Funds for People in Desperate Need• Registration now open for Mission’s team in... more

Random Films prepares to boost creative industries

4 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Random Films Random Films prepares to boost creative industries Random Films announces plans today for a new film investment initiative dedicated to boosting local Industry by extending much-needed financial... more

Late addition to Autumn Events Weekend

4 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
NZIFF Late addition to Autumn Events WeekendA special screening of independent film, Teatro Amazonas (1999), has been added to the New Zealand International Film Festival's Autumn Events, a weekend of classic... more

NZ tops social progress study

3 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealanders live in the most socially advanced country in the world, a United States survey says. Despite having just the 25th highest gross domestic product per capita in the world, New Zealand is a world... more

Highlands Festival Speed Has Wide Appeal

3 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Highlands Motorsport Park Highlands Festival Speed Has Wide AppealThe Festival of Speed at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell is anything but your average motor race meeting.Inspired by the world famous... more

International Triathlon: Auckland Reaffirms Event Reputation

3 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Triathlon New Zealand 3 April 2014For immediate release from Barfoot & Thompson ITU World Triathlon, Auckland. For further information visit www.triauckland.co.nzAuckland Reaffirms Its Event Reputation... more

Catching the (assistant) coach's eye

3 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand Rugby League April 2, 2014Catching the (assistant) coach's eyeThomas Leuluai’s return to action for the NZ Warriors was the highlight of the Kiwis performances in this week’s NRL round.With regular... more

Jump in registrations for Methven’s Mountain Thunder Race

3 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Mountain Thunder 3 April 2014Jump in registrations for Methven’s Mountain Thunder RaceJust-crowned national bike racing champion Bailie Perriton will be one of the star attractions at the Ride Forever Mountain... more

Film Premiere of "Women Art Revolution' comes to New Zealand

3 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland Women's Centre Film Premiere of "Women Art Revolution' comes to New ZealandApril 3rd 2014The premiere of a wonderful doco on the rise of the feminist art movement in the States, 'Women Art Revolution'... more

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News

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

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

16 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent, Pacific Edge lead gain April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks... more

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis Energy float

16 Apr 2014 Business News
April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead... more

Living

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

NZ's Shapeshifter - still giants of drum and bass, with sell-out London show

14 Apr 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand band Shapeshifter have demonstrated that they are truly giants of the drum and bass scene, with a stellar performance in... 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

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

16 Apr 2014 Rugby
The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best... more

Test candidates catch Kearney's eye

16 Apr 2014 Rugby League
With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Gordon Campbell on royalty and its tourism spin-offs

15 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while... more

Kiwi Success

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

Kiwi dog gear firm takes on the world

25 Mar 2014 People
Maniototo in Central Otago seems an unlikely place to set up an online business, but for dog lover Rose Voice, the isolation has... 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