King Missile IV add South Island dates toinaugural NZ tour

11 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Powertool Records King Missile IV add South Island dates to their inaugural NZ tourWe at Powertool Records were ridiculously excited when we announced that more

Hobbit trilogy audience survey ‘most ambitious ever’

11 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Victoria University of Wellington 11 December 2014Hobbit trilogy audience survey ‘most ambitious ever’The release of a worldwide survey on the Hobbit trilogy, designed to understand what fantasy means to people... more

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (USA) to Tour NZ Next March

11 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The Maple Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (USA) to Tour New Zealand Next March “He’s the longest-running rock artist who’s never made a weak record.” – Rolling StoneNew Zealand are lucky to play host to... more

Large crowd launch Parekura Horomia book at the Beehive

11 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Huia Publishers Large crowd launch Parekura Horomia book at the BeehiveOver 200 people attended a stirring parliamentary launch for the biography 'Parekura Horomia - Kia Ora Chief' by Wira Gardiner.Flanked by... more

Priceless old NZ films discovered in a Californian garage

11 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
University of Canterbury Canterbury historian says priceless old NZ films discovered in a Californian garageDecember 11, 2014A University of Canterbury historian says three priceless films shot in New Zealand... more

Feel Fab for a Great Cause Sign up Now!

10 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
FabFeb MEDIA RELEASE DECEMBER 2014 Feel Fab for a Great Cause Sign up Now!After all the Christmas and New Year treats, it’s fair to say most people will be looking for a healthier approach.... more

Supermodel’s new music video Fly By Night

10 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Supermodel 10 December 2014 - Media release for immediate releaseWATCH Supermodel’s new music video Fly By NightThousands of children have joined Wellington band Supe... more

Gearing up for the release of The Hobbit

10 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The Roxy Cinema Gearing up for the release of The HobbitWellington will play host to a special celebration on December 10 (NZT), with a midnight screening of the film to an audience of international fans. Weta... more

Randell included as Mondiale Aces return to Plunket Shield

10 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland Cricket Randell included as Mondiale Aces return to Plunket ShieldYoung 19 year old pace bowler Brett Randell has been named in the Mondiale Auckland Aces Plunket Shield squad to play the Wellington... more

Art, Sun, and Artisan Food for the 2015 Raglan Arts Weekend

9 Dec 2014 Arts
The Raglan Arts Weekend looks forward to welcoming art-lovers and foodies for Anniversary Weekend, January 24-25th 2015. Raglan is ready to rock its sixth successful Arts Weekend – an event drawing summer... more

Coastguard boating safety initiative rolls out

8 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Coastguard’s latest boating safety initiative the ‘Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade’ campaign which has seen a van laden with brand new lifejackets visiting boat ramps around the Northern Region has... more

Te Papa And Auckland Museum Welcome Return of Te Pahi Medal

8 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Joint Media Statement   8 December 2014 TE PAPA AND AUCKLAND MUSEUM WELCOME THE RETURN OF THE TE PAHI MEDAL A ceremony to mark the return t... more

New albums from End of the Alphabet: Yan Jun and FANZ

8 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
End of the Alphabet Records are proud to announce their 5th and 6th releases since the label started in September this year: "Live at the Pyramid Club" by FANZ and "Microfeedback Lausanne" by Yan Jun. After a... more

History of local gem

8 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of one of the world’s most sought after grasses is unfurled in a new book that has been published by Canterbury University Press (CUP) this month. Akaroa Cocksfoot: King of grasses, written by... more

One week, two of New Zealand arts’ greats for Ficino School

8 Dec 2014 Arts
Ficino School students last week enjoyed time with two of New Zealand’s outstanding arts figures: sharing poetry with Cilla McQueen, New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2009-2011 and discussing artwork with... more

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A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’... more


NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue role By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more


New access system for Te Urewera

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te... more

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone,... more


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


Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Migration
By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements feature... more


Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism 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


Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little... more


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


Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more

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