Living

god bows to math – BRIGHTER FUTURES

23 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Muzai Records Media ReleaseFor Immediate Releasegod bows to math – BRIGHTER FUTURESReleased March 27th 2015 (NZ)There are some that believe modern society is on a downward slope – the advent of technology... more

Christchurch 'Diva' Tickets In Demand

23 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
With only two shows in Christchurch, tickets to Legendary Divas were always going to be in demand but performer Ali Harper never anticipated one show selling out five weeks before opening on March... more

An invitation to a special book launch - Aldershot in the great war by Murray Rowlands

23 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Grainger plc have the pleasure in inviting you to an evening on thursday 5th March at 7PM to mark the publication of ‘ALDERSHOT IN THE GREAT WAR’ by Murray Rowlands. This book is the first description... more

Kiwi kids go under the microscope

23 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
The only national survey to comprehensively chart children’s views of their own lives is taking place across New Zealand from March 16. This year, media will be able to hear the views of Kiwi kids on... more

Three Medals for Kiwis at Oceania Champs

22 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Three podium results and vital ITU ranking points highlighted the New Zealanders efforts at the Oceania Triathlon Championships in Devonport, Tasmania yesterday. Simone Ackermann led the way with silver for the... more

Canterbury Police proud of crowd’s behaviour

22 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
New Zealand Police Canterbury Police proud of crowd’s behaviour at today's ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match held at Hagley OvalCanterbury Police would like to thank the fans who attended today’s ICC Cricket... more

West Coast Fever inaugural Challenge Trophy holders

21 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
ANZ Championship Netball West Coast Fever inaugural Challenge Trophy holdersWest Coast Fever will be the first team in the ANZ Championship to hold the new Challenge Trophy after being named the inaugural... more

Crowd out to enjoy the cricket at Wellington match

21 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
New Zealand Police Crowd out to enjoy the cricket at Wellington matchWellington Police are praising crowd behaviour as a good natured crowd turned out to enjoy the sunshine and some great cricket from New... more

Herbert retains Southern Shears woolhandling title

21 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand Herbert retains Southern Shears woolhandling titleTe Awamutu woolhandler Keryn Herbert retained her Southern Shears Open title as the first-day of the shear’s 50th anniversary... more

King Country shearers smashes World merino record

21 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand King Country shearers smashes World merino record in AustraliaKing Country shearer Stacey Te Huia has tonight smashed a World shearing record – in Australia.The 36-year-old... more

Te Huia zeroes in on shearing record in Australia

21 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand Kiwi gun Te Huia zeroes in on shearing record in Australia.Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia is all-but assured of a new World merino shearing record in Australia, needing just 89 hour... more

Auckland Welsh Choir performs for St David's Day

20 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Auckland Welsh Choir Media Release February 2015AUCKLAND WELSH CHOIR PERFORMANCE TO SUPPORT NZ BREAST CANCER FOUNDATIONAuckland Welsh Choir will return to St Joseph’s Church in Takapuna for its annual... more

NZ shearer surges ahead in merino record bid

20 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand MEDIA RELEASEFrom Doug Laing, media officer, Shearing Sports New ZealandFebruary 20, 2015NZ shearer surges ahead in merino record bidNew Zealand shearer Stacey Te Huia has surged... more

Te Huia stays on pace in merino record bid

20 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Shearing Sports New Zealand Te Huia stays on pace in merino record bidNew Zealand shearer Stacey Te Huia is keeping just on morning-pace in his World merino shearing record bid in Australia. Going to morning... more

Downhill event to attract young off-road cyclists

20 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Sport Wellington Downhill event to attract young off-road cyclists 20 February 2015for immediate release February is National Bike Wise Month, and while many children are learning to be safe, and signal on the... more

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News

Britain's most hated woman fires up NZ

2 Mar 2015 News
There's no excuse for being overweight, you can judge kids by their names and it's okay to miss their birthday - that's the opinion of... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider ... more

Business

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Govt resisting pressure to inject more cash into Solid Energy By Pattrick Smellie March 2... more

KiwiRail 1H earnings fall on lower coal, logs, dairy volumes

2 Mar 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth March 2 (BusinessDesk) - KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, reported a 6 percent drop in... more

Living

NZ wins the cricket - but England wins the battle of the bubbles

2 Mar 2015 Food & Wine
New Zealand may have thrashed England on the cricket pitch, but the two countries went head to head with a strong team of sparkling... more

The forgotten heroes of the Great War: Win a copy with NZNewsUK

2 Mar 2015 Entertainment
A landmark release for Anzac Day 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Based on real people and events, the... more

Property

Kiwis becoming longer-term renters

2 Mar 2015 Property
Pressure on home-buyers increases the number of long-term renters. Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean... more

Average Auckland house price hits record $764,000

2 Mar 2015 Property
Average asking prices for houses have smashed through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time. New figures from... 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

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

McCarty Gets First Win, Tillotson Takes Two in the Bs

2 Mar 2015 Cycling
  Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington... more

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more