Migration

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade, according to estimates from Statistics New Zealand. The country's population was... more

Mai Chen: Leaders best take notice of changing NZ

6 Aug 2014 Migration
Race-based policies appeal to a shrinking demographic and binding referendums could easily backfire Why is race always an election issue? At the Act Party conference over the weekend, leader Jamie Whyte said that... more

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline for extending your Tier 1 (General) visa is 5 April 2015. This may sound like a... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped four places in Mercer's global 2014 Cost of Living survey - designed to help... more

Nationwide provider for settlement information services

4 Jul 2014 Migration
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced that from 1 July Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) will be the provider of face-to- face settlement information services for new migrants across the country. INZ... more

NZ annual migration jumps to highest in more than a decade in May

23 Jun 2014 Migration By Tina Morrison
June 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's annual migration rose to its highest in more than a decade last month, keeping the net inflow at a pace both the Reserve Bank and the Treasury say will drive up demand in... more

Too little, too late for many Christchurch migrants

21 May 2014 Migration
Plans by the Government to spend around $1.5 million a year for the next four years to employ more labour inspectors and immigration officials in the Christchurch rebuild comes too late for exploited migrant... more

Kiwis moving to Australia at record low in April

21 May 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
  Kiwis moving to Australia at record low, pushing NZ’s net migration near to all-time high May 21 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwis leaving for Australia fell to a record low last month, boosting New ... more

Six innovative tourism projects get funding

21 May 2014 Migration
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the Government’s Tourism Growth Partnership is investing in six projects to grow the tourism sector in New Zealand. “The Tourism Growth... more

Migration rises to 11-year high as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

26 Apr 2014 Migration
New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer kiwis left for Australia. The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since... more

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer kiwis left for Australia. The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net... more

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new migrants for the first time in a decade. In February alone, Statistics New Zealand... more

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the opportunity to live and work in NZ for up to a year. Up to 100 young people from... more

High Commissioner to India announced

25 Mar 2014 Migration
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat . Mr Morton will be based in New Delhi and cross-accredited to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. “As members of the Commonwealth New Zealand and... more

New business visa to attract talent and create jobs

24 Mar 2014 Migration
A new business visa will encourage migrants to set up high-quality businesses and create new jobs, according to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse. “Starting today, the new Entrepreneur Work Visa will... more

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News

Teachers support $359m initiative

22 Aug 2014 News
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today welcomed an agreement with the union representing around 18,000 secondary school teachers... more

New military pilot training aircraft arrive in NZ

22 Aug 2014 News
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the arrival of the first two new Air Force T-6C pilot training aircraft is an important... more

Business

UPDATE: Tower's minimum solvency reduced as claims progress

22 Aug 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Tower's minimum solvency reduced as Canterbury claims progress Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Tower's minimum solvency margin has been ... more

Airways sees 27% gain in 2015 profit, misses 2014 target

20 Aug 2014 Business News
By Tina Morrison Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Airways Corp. of New Zealand expects to boost profit 27 percent this year, after missing... more

Living

INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album Charts

22 Aug 2014 Entertainment
Mediaworks MEDIA RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 22 August, 2014 INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album ... more

The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop

22 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop for Cure Kids Red Nose Day Appeal It’s been 10 years since The... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Air NZ Dreamliner to be put on show

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
An Air New Zealand Dreamliner is to be put on show at a famous air show next week. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be exhibited to... more

Sport

Draw has put All Blacks on edge - McCaw

22 Aug 2014 Rugby
Richie McCaw has compared the build-up to tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup test to the one which came following the All Blacks' thrashing at... more

Haier Pulse Secures Silver Fern Jodi Brown

22 Aug 2014 Netball
The Haier Pulse has added Silver Fern Jodi Brown to the roster for the 2015 ANZ Championship, following her return from an extended ... more

Columns

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

19 Aug 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in... more

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

19 Aug 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy by Gordon Campbell When future historians seek to identify... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more