Living

On Q+A this week...

11 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
TVNZ On Q+A this week...1. No parity parties this week, but analysts say it’s only a matter of time. How far can our ‘rock star’ economy go? Simon Dallow asks Paul Bloxham, HSBC chief economist for Australia... more

Halberg Junior Disability Games Opens in Cambridge

10 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Halberg Disability Sport Foundation Halberg Junior Disability Games Opens in CambridgeNational sports competition for physically disabled young Kiwis kicks offThe 2015 Halberg Junior Disability Games – a... more

Ross Powers to Lead in CIC3* at Kihikihi

10 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Kihikihi International Horse Trial Ross Powers to Lead in CIC3* at KihikihiDriving rain and miserable conditions for the dressage phase of the Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* on the opening day of the Kihikihi... more

The Start of a New Era for V8s in NZ Motorsport

10 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
NZV8 The Start of a New Era for V8s in NZ MotorsportThe excitement of the NZV8 Touring Cars is sure to spill over this weekend at the Pukekohe Park Raceway.Not only will this final round of the season generate... more

Fagan gets past early hurdles in national shearing champs

10 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand Fagan gets past early hurdles in national shearing champs swansonShearing legend David Fagan has made it safely past the first hurdle in his search for a 17th New Zealand... more

TFM Poised for Phillip Island Return with Rebuilt Ferrari

10 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Trass Family Motorsport TFM Poised for Phillip Island Return with Rebuilt Ferrari 458 GT3 Auckland, New Zealand, 10th April 2015 – Trass Family Motorsport, New Zealand’s Ferrari racing team, are poised to... more

Whibley Cherry-Picks to Create the Best

10 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Bikesport NZ Whibley Cherry-Picks to Create the BestAPRIL 10, 2015: He is one of the best off-road bike racers in the world and now Paul Whibley is hoping to create one of the best off-road racing competitions... more

Yumi Zouma and Doprah announce NZ tour

10 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Flying Out Music YUMI ZOUMA + DOPRAH ANNOUNCE NZ TOURYumi Zouma and Doprah are touring New Zealand this May! Yumi Zouma, the mysterious dream dis... more

Emma Gilmour eager to begin 2015 NZRC season

10 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Emma Gilmour Emma Gilmour eager to begin 2015 NZRC season10.4.15 A strong build-up over summer, backed up by two years refining her Suzuki Swift Maxi, has Emma Gilmour eagerly anticipating the International... more

Gordon Campbell on the demise of Campbell Live

10 Apr 2015 Entertainment
  The imminent axeing of Campbell Live has been the inevitable outcome of a mindset which considers only (a) declining ratings which impact on (b) advertising revenue, which are then offset against (c) the... more

New Zealand Triathletes Line up at Gold Coast World Series

9 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Triathlon New Zealand New Zealand Triathletes Line up at Gold Coast World SeriesNew Zealand triathletes don’t have to travel far for the next round of the ITU World Triathlon Series with race three being hosted... more

Lightfoot returns to Pukekohe

9 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Lightfoot Motorsport Lightfoot returns to PukekoheMike ‘Buzz’ Lightfoot heads to the third round of the UDC V8 Ute Series at Pukekohe this weekend looking to continue his march up the series ladder.Currently... more

The Axe Attack now on iHeartRadio

9 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
iHeartRadio NZ The Axe Attack is back and ready to rock with its own iHeartRadio NZ radio station!NZME is thrilled metal DJ and high profile musician, Paul ‘The Axeman’ Martin, is joining the internet radio... more

Armstrong Positive Ahead of Latest WSK Kart Series Round

9 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
KartSport Armstrong Positive Ahead of Latest Wsk Kart Series Round in ItalyKiwi kart ace Marcus Armstrong is positive ahead of his next big kart race meeting in Italy, the third round of the 2015 WSK Super... more

Guptill named Auckland Cricketer of the Year

9 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Auckland Cricket Guptill named Auckland Cricketer of the YearThursday, 9 April 2015Martin Guptill capped a stellar season last night by being named the Auckland Cricketer of the Year.Guptill was at the... more

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News

Budget to invest $244 million in schools

14 Apr 2015 Education
Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say next month’s Budget will provide $244 million... more

Prince Harry to visit centres across New Zealand

13 Apr 2015 News
Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key released today further details on Prince Harry’s visit to New Zealand in May. “Prince... more

Business

World Bank says sharp slowdown in China would hurt NZ, Australia

14 Apr 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - A sharp slowdown in China would hurt commodity exporting countries like New Zealand and Australia and... more

Cubic Defence NZ targets corporate, military sales

13 Apr 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Cubic Defence NZ targets corporate along with military and security customers April 10 (BusinessDesk) - High-tech exporter... more

Living

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

Gordon Campbell on the demise of Campbell Live

10 Apr 2015 Entertainment
  The imminent axeing of Campbell Live has been the inevitable outcome of a mindset which considers only (a) declining ratings... more

Property

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

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV

1 Apr 2015 Property By Suze Metherell
  NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV April 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property... 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

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

Black Sticks win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

13 Apr 2015 Sport
The Black Sticks Men have won the 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in thrilling style with a 3-1 shoot-out victory over Australia. The... more

Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race 2015: Kiwi bros part of Oxford victory

13 Apr 2015 Sport
Two New Zealand brothers helped the Oxford University rowers win over their Cambridge counterparts in the annual boat race on London's... 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

Smiths City names 'turnaround specialist' Roy Campbell CEO

14 Apr 2015 Appointments
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - Smiths City Group, the Christchurch-based retail chain, named Roy Campbell as chief executive, replacing... more

Appointments to Lotteries Commission

8 Apr 2015 Appointments
  Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Judy Kirk as the Presiding Member (Chair) of the... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more