Living

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

‘Tenuous’ place of languages exposed

8 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
We live in a global village and an increasingly ethnically diverse nation where many languages are spoken – but don’t expect this to be reflected in the way our schools value language... more

Godzone Announces Leading NZ Charity Cure Kids as Recipient

8 Dec 2014 Entertainment
Godzone Adventure Godzone Announces Leading NZ Charity Cure Kids as Recipient GODZone has today announced that leading New Zealand child health research funder, Cure Kids, has been named as the recipient charity... more

NZ Cycle Trail gets $970,000 in funding

5 Dec 2014 Environment
The Government has announced 13 grants totalling $970,000 for upkeep and improvement of the New Zealand Cycle Trail. The grants are the first round from a pool of $8 million over four years announced in this year's... more

Students strut their stuff!

5 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The first EVolocity motor sport event, held in Christchurch on 30 November, proved that electric vehicles are set to become part of our transportation future. EVolocity put a number of high end electric... more

EVolocity Event A Hit With Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts

5 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
EVolocity EVolocity Event A Hit With Electric Vehicle EnthusiastsNew Zealand’s first ever day of electric motorsport took place this past Sunday at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna Christchurch. EVolocity,... more

Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run hits Wellington’s Waterfront

5 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Sport Wellington Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run hits Wellington’s WaterfrontOn Tuesday 16th December, Athletics Wellington will host the Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run, in partnership with Cigna NZ and Sport... more

WESTFEST 2015 2nd line-up announcement

5 Dec 2014 Entertainment
ODR Productions, The Rock & Coup De Main proudly present ‘The Monster Energy Westfest ’15, an annual music festival that every rock, metal & punk fan will be sure not to miss! If the success... more

ZM’s Jay and Flynny Go Their Separate Ways

5 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Schuck PR ZM’s Jay and Flynny Go Their Separate Ways5 December 2014 - One of New Zealand’s longest lasting celebrity couples has announced their split today.After six years on air together, Jay Reeve and Paul... more

2014 Quote of the Year finalists announced!

5 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Public voting for the best New Zealand quote uttered in 2014 opens at 5am on Friday December 5. Please find attached an embargoed media release about Massey University’s annual Quote of the Year... more

"Religion" meets "Society": The sermon of Bishop Marsden

4 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Noel Cheer "Religion" meets "Society": The sermon of Bishop MarsdenTwo hundred years ago, on a visit from Sydney, Bishop Marsden delivered a Christmas Day sermon to the Maori of Northland. The event has become... more

Whangarei runner’s enduring spirit wins out

4 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Attitude Trust December 4, 2014Whangarei runner’s enduring spirit wins outCraig Jessop (47) has endured extreme physical adversity to run the New York Marathon not once, but four times. Last night Craig’s... more

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News

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

Business

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

Living

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

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

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

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

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

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

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