News

HomeStart package for 90,000 first home buyers

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Nick Smith1 APRIL, 2015HomeStart package for 90,000 first home buyersA Government support package for first home buyers that comes into effect today will help 90,000 lower and middle... more

Surge in New Zealand’s broadband speeds

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 1 April 2015 Surge in New Zealand’s broadband speedsLatest international figures on broadband speeds have reported New Zealand’s average connection speeds have increased by almost 60 per... more

Nominations open for Sign Language Board

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Nominations open for Sign Language BoardMinister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner today encouraged nominations to the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Board to help NZSL users reach... more

Fractured Britain: The Election Campaign of 2015

1 Apr 2015 News
Opinion - Binoy Kampmark Fractured Britain: The Election Campaign of 2015By Binoy KampmarkThe main British parties could be in more than spot of bother. Parliament has been dissolved, and what promises to be... more

No Degradation of Aquifer Water Quality – Iwi Logic Prevails

1 Apr 2015 News
Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc No Degradation of Aquifer Water Quality – Iwi Logic Prevails The Environment Court has agreed with the Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated mandated iwi authority and has ruled that the... more

BPCIF calls for the eviction of the Iranian regime

1 Apr 2015 News
British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom BPCIF calls for the eviction of the Iranian regime from the regionThe British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom (BPCIF) supports the Prime Minister's... more

Nowruz celebration in the House of Commons

1 Apr 2015 News
British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom Nowruz celebration in the House of Commons While the nuclear talks with Iran resume in Lausanne, members of both Houses of Parliament urge the UK government to... more

Fire huge setback to dune restoration

1 Apr 2015 News
Landcare Research Fire huge setback to dune restorationThe ecologist behind a dune restoration project extensively damaged by a suspicious fire holds hope some of the native plants will regenerate. The blaze... more

130 new rheumatic fever drop-in clinics opening

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health1 April 2015 Media Statement 130 new rheumatic fever drop-in clinics openingHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says 75 new free drop-in... more

Early Bird Discount for AFS Student Exchange

1 Apr 2015 News
AFS New Zealand Media Release Early Bird Discount for Students Keen to do an AFS Student Exchange Wellington April 1st 2015 – Not for profit student exchange AFS is offering students a discount on exchanges... more

$7.8m for new sustainable farming projects

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government $7.8m for new sustainable farming projects 29 new projects have been approved for $7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary... more

Forestry projects identify practical solutions

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Forestry projects identify practical solutions New Zealand’s forestry sector will benefit from five new projects in the latest round of the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Associate... more

Changes to provide more support for families

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Changes to provide more support for familiesAdditional support for families through an extension to Paid Parental Leave and an increase to the minimum wage comes into effect today,... more

Countdown to NZ hosting FIFA U-20 World Cup

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 1 April 2015 Countdown to NZ hosting FIFA U-20 World CupFollowing a hugely successful ICC Cricket World Cup, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the countdown is now on... more

Crime falls for fifth year in a row

1 Apr 2015 News
Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes crime data released today showing recorded crime has dropped by more than 100,000 offences over the last five years. The 2014 recorded crime rate dropped by 4.2 per... more

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News

Crime falls for fifth year in a row

1 Apr 2015 News
Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes crime data released today showing recorded crime has dropped by more than 100,000... more

Tax collection on employee share schemes examined

1 Apr 2015 News
Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the release this week of an Inland Revenue officials’ issues paper that seeks... more

Business

PAYE for NZ firms proposed in biggest tax shake-up since '57

31 Mar 2015 Business News By Pattick Smellie
March 31 (BusinessDesk) - The government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a pay-as-you-go (PAYE) basis, like... more

Mark Powell to depart Warehouse by Feb 2016 after 4 years

30 Mar 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
March 30 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Powell will step down as chief executive of Warehouse Group by February 2016 after 14 years, the last... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

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

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... 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

NZ Kiwi Ferns regroup under new coach

1 Apr 2015 Rugby
  Incoming NZ Kiwi Ferns coach Alan Jackson will be missing several veteran performers, when he leads the national... more

ICC announces Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

31 Mar 2015 Cricket
The team was chosen by a select group of experts who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: The inadequate response to sexual violence

1 Apr 2015 Column By Gordon Campbell
On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in... more

Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election

30 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland... more

Kiwi Success

Diligent names Brian Stafford as CEO, replacing Sodi

1 Apr 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
Diligent names Brian Stafford as new CEO; Sodi to focus on product design and development April 1 (BusinessDesk) - Diligent Board... more

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... 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