Living

Celebrate 6th annual Sauvignon Blanc Day on April 24 with NZ's famous grape

8 Apr 2015 Food & Wine
Image courtesy of Villa Maria.  There's no doubt about it, Sauvignon Blanc is special. It is the variety that awoke the world to New Zealand wine and continues to dazzle wine critics across the world.... more

Carter & Jefferies 'Randolph's Going Home' 7" Re-Issued

8 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Flying Nun Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies - Randolph's Going Home 7" Re- IssuedFlying Nun Records are pleased to announce the re-issue of Shayne Carter and Peter Jefferies' 1986 collaborative 7” -... more

Final races find NZ Optimist Champions

8 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Worser Bay Boating Club Tuesday 7 April 2015 Final races find NZ Optimist Champions In a dramatic last day in the Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships, overnight leader Sam Bacon of Worser Bay got... more

Fagan scores top ranking: “That’s the one.”

8 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand MEDIA RELEASEOn behalf of Shearing Sports New ZealandApril 8, 2015Fagan scores top ranking: “That’s the one.”Shearing legend David Fagan will go into his swansong at this week’s New... more

Roller Derby kicks off home season

8 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Richter City Roller Derby Roller Derby kicks off home season Richter City Roller Derby league will host their 2015 home season opener on Saturday 18 April in their second year at Wellington’s roller sports hub... more

Whittaker Tops Demon D1NZ Easter Showdown

7 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
D1NZ National Drifting Championship DEMON ENERGY D1NZ NATIONAL DRIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES D1NZ Round 5, Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Christchurch: Easter Weekend, April 4th & 5th 2015 Media Information -... more

Waka Ama Championships a tightly contested affair

7 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Waka Ama NZ 2015 ActivePost National Long Distance Waka Ama Championships a tightly contested affairRecord turnout at New Zealand Post-backed Waka Ama Championships shows promise for the future of the... more

Birch Closes in on Another National Title

7 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Bikesport NZ Birch Closes in on Another National TitleCAPTION: Taupo's Brad Groombridge (Suzuki RM-Z450), perhaps a fly in the ointment for some of the regular enduro competitors at the weekend. Photo by Andy... more

Kiwis take on Rhinos in historic clash

7 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
New Zealand Rugby League MEDIA RELEASEMonday, April 6, 2015MEDIA RELEASE - Kiwis take on Rhinos in historic clashNZ Kiwis have confirmed a warm-up game for their three-test series against England in... more

Luna Rossa Challenge Withdraws From The 35th America’s Cup

5 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Team Luna Rossa Media ReleaseApril 3rd (NZT)TEAM LUNA ROSSA CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES ITS WITHDRAWAL FROM THE 35TH AMERICA’S CUPThe result of the vote proposed by the Event Authority with the agreement of the... more

Double Gold for NZL Sailing Team 2015 Princess Sofia Regatta

5 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Yachting New Zealand Double Gold for the NZL Sailing Team 2015 Princess Sofia RegattaThe NZL Sailing Team has secured two gold medals at 2015 Princess Sofia Regatta with victory, and successful title defences,... more

Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals 2015 - First Day

4 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Worser Bay Boating Club Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals 2015 - First Day The 2015 Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships got off to a flawless start with four races in c... more

NZL Sailing Team poised for the podium in Palma

4 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Yachting New Zealand NZL Sailing Team poised for the podium in Palma at 2015 Princess Sofia RegattaThe NZL Sailing Team crews of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are poised for victory... more

Footballing greats gather to promote U-20 World Cup

4 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Friends of Football Footballing greats gather to promote U-20 World CupSome of New Zealand football’s biggest names are working together to remind fans that the FIFA U-20 World Cup is little more than 50 days... more

Emirates Team New Zealand Press Release

4 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
Emirates Team New Zealand Emirates Team New Zealand Press ReleaseEmirates Team New Zealand are deeply saddened by the news of the withdrawal from the America’s Cup of Luna Rossa, one of the most established,... 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