Living

Festival of Hockey Expands in 2015

15 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Hawke's Bay Festival of Hockey MEDIA RELEASE15 January 2015 – EMBARGOED until noonFestival of Hockey Expands in 2015The 2015 Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey will see 80 games of hockey played over 13 days with... more

Waitangi Day 100 Celebrates NZ’s Favourite Tracks of 2014

15 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
MTV NZ MTV Hits: Waitangi Day 100 Celebrates New Zealand’s Favourite Tracks of 2014 Voted by You!VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE TRACKS AND CELEBRATE THIS WAITANGI DAY AS MTV VJ KRIT PRESENTS AN AD FREE MUSIC... more

Silver Ferns Team Named for Oceania Netball Series

15 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Netball New Zealand Silver Ferns Team Named for Oceania Netball Series15 January 2015Following a full squad camp in Auckland this week, the National Selectors are pleased to confirm the Silver Ferns team of 12... more

Black-singlet swansong for shearing great David Fagan?

15 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand Black-singlet swansong for shearing great David Fagan?Shearing great David Fagan is likely to end one of the longest New Zealand representative sports careers when he dons the black... more

First Avatar sequel put back a year, says James Cameron

14 Jan 2015 Entertainment By Pattrick Smellie
Jan. 14 (BusinessDesk) - The first of the three sequels to the blockbuster movie, Avatar, has been set back a year because of delays in completing the scripts, the films' director, James Cameron, told a media... more

Award-Winning BIRDMAN Flies Into Cinemas

14 Jan 2015 Entertainment
Golden Globe-winning movie BIRDMAN opens in New Zealand cinemas tomorrow. Lead actor Michael Keaton won best actor and the film won best screenplay at the Golden Globes presented yesterday. In BIRDMAN, Alejandro... more

Jakob to Support Royal Blood Sideshow

14 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Laneway Festival The Rock, Frontier Touring And Laneway Festival Announce Jakob to Support Royal Blood SideshowIn just over two weeks time, rock’n’roll’s youngest and loudest powerhouse Royal Blood will hit New... more

Pride Parade’s VIP Glam Stand is Back

14 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Auckland Pride Festival Pride Parade’s VIP Glam Stand is Back for Your Viewing PleasureAuckland Pride Festival Inc. in association with GABA, is proud to once again bring you the coveted, VIP experience of the... more

Kids Learn Key Life Lessons from Beach Cricket – Nigel Latta

14 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Hyundai New Zealand Kids Learn Key Life Lessons from Beach Cricket – Nigel LattaBy Fleur Revell13 January 2015Some of the greatest lessons we can teach our kids can be done over a game of beach cricket... more

Jurassic 5 Announce Second Auckland Bluesfest Sideshow

14 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Bluesfest For immediate release: 9am Wednesday 14 November 2015 JURASSIC 5 ANNOUNCE SECOND AUCKLAND BLUESFEST SIDESHOW!Bluesfest Touring is pleased to confirm that hip-hop royalty JURASSIC 5’s Friday 10th... more

Sol3 Mio Sell Out Three More Shows

14 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Noise PR Sol3 Mio Sell Out Three More Shows Sol3 Mio’s whirlwind success in 2014 has continued unabated into the New Year, with the opera singing trio selling out three more dates on their upcoming... more

Coast to Coast festival for Christchurch eastern suburb

13 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Speight's Coast to Coast Coast to Coast to provide massive boast for Christchurch eastern suburb 13 January 2015 Next month’s Speight’s Coast to Coast will provide a massive boast for the... more

Shonen Knife ‘Step into Overdrive’ New Zealand Tour

13 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Under The Radar 95bFM & UNDER THE RADAR PRESENTSHONEN KNIFE ‘STEP INTO OVERDRIVE’ NEW ZEALAND TOURWorld famous Japanese all-girl rock band Shonen Knife (meaning "Boy Knife" in Japanese) released their... more

Young Italian Opera Company on a Mission to Find Talent

13 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Earthwire Productions   For immediate release YOUNG ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY ON A MISSION TO FIND TALENT Italian opera talent Mattia Campetti and Michelle Buscemi are performing two concerts in Auckland in... more

King Missile tour - support act announcements

12 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Powertool Records King Missile tour firing on all cylinders with support act announcementsWhen King Missile tour New Zealand for the first time ever this February, they'll be bringing with them a show jammed to... more

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News

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

25 Jan 2015 News
Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and families as she has been a senior and much respected member of the... more

Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

26 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 charts new record high, led by Spark

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close as holidays in Auckland and Australia kept... more

NZ services sector activity ends 2014 on up note

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in December, led by wholesale trade and... more

Living

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

26 Jan 2015 Arts
Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay... more

Wellington SPCA Open Day

26 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Wellington SPCA will be holding its second annual Open Day on Waitangi Day, February 6th, at its Newtown Animal Care, Education and... more

Property

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Gordon Campbell on the Greek election, and EU turmoil

22 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the election in Greece, and EU turmoil The election in Greece on Sunday –... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more