News

NZ welcomes US, Cuba announcement

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 18 December 2014 Media Statement NZ welcomes US, Cuba announcementForeign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed this morning’s... more

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister of Science & Innovation18 December 2014Submissions on future of science systemScience and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of... more

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs workingHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices of... more

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori: $2.4m for Maori language

18 Dec 2014 News
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori 18 December 2014Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori announces $2.4 million in Maori language fundingTe Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori is pleased to announce that it will soon distribute... more

Economy grows solidly in September year

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Bill EnglishMinister of Finance18 December 2014Economy grows solidly in September yearNew Zealand’s economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world, confirming that... more

Tax assistance agreement to begin next year

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Todd McClayMinister of Revenue18 December 2014Tax assistance agreement to begin next yearFrom next year a significant new measure for countering tax evasion will become available to... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick SmithMinister for Building and Housing18 December 2014Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in ChristchurchChristchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New... more

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killingsby Gordon CampbellThe slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight... more

$23.5 million redevelopment of Southern Cross school

17 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeAssociate Minister of Education17 December 2014 Media Statement $23.5 million redevelopment of Southern Cross schoolAssociate Education Minister Nikki Kaye... more

Recyclable cushion entrepreneurs take sustainability award

17 Dec 2014 News
BCC 17 December 2014Recyclable cushion-making entrepreneurs take out national sustainability awardRecyclable cushion making company, Jesh Designs, have won the Global Future Charitable Trust Award for... more

India research projects win Asia NZ Foundation funding

17 Dec 2014 News
Asia New Zealand Foundation India research projects win Asia New Zealand Foundation funding17 December 2014Two New Zealand academics will undertake fieldwork in India next year after being awarded funding by... more

New strategy to tackle kauri dieback

17 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Maggie BarryMinister of Conservation 17 December 2014 Media Statement New strategy to tackle kauri diebackA new joint... more

Over $700,000 allocated to racecourse safety

17 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister of Racing17 December 2014Over $700,000 allocated to racecourse safetyRacing Minister Nathan Guy has announced that 25 projects to improve safety at racecourses... more

New gestational diabetes guidelines published

17 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health17 December 2014New gestational diabetes guidelines publishedHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says all pregnant women will be routinely screened... more

Full audits of all rest homes available to public

17 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaAssociate Minister of Health17 December 2014Full audits of all rest homes available to publicAssociate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that full... more

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News

Kiwis speak from Sydney hostage scene

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealanders caught up in the area where a hostage drama is unfolding in central Sydney have spoken about their experiences. more

Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition

15 Dec 2014 News
CPIT Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition When she had to choose between nursing and medicine, Hannah Farrow... more

Business

Port of Napier FY profit rises 14% to record on more cargo

15 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Port of Napier FY profit rises 14% to record as more cargo crosses wharves By Jonathan Underhill Dec.... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares drop in global sell-off; Xero falls

15 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell in a global sell-off, paced by Xero, Westpac Banking Corp and... more

Living

"Erebus: Into the Unknown" - documentary about aviation disaster to hit UK cinemas

15 Dec 2014 Press Release
“There’s nothing worse than the fear of the unknown. And the known wasn’t particularly good... more

Jay-Jay, Mike And Dom’s Christmas Carols for Charity

15 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
After a four year hiatus, The Edge’s Jay-Jay, Mike and Dom have again released three original Christmas songs to raise money... more

Property

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

Trade Me to buy rental property website Viewing Tracker

9 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Trade Me, the online auction site, has agreed to buy rental property website Viewing Tracker... more

Migration

Minister to attend the OECD Forum on migration

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Paris tomorrow to represent the New Zealand Government at the Organisation for... more

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji. “New ... more

Travel

Drug bust sends a strong message

9 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated the Customs Service for their role in the interception of a shipment of liquid ... more

NZ named best tourist destination

9 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key says the Government’s investment in tourism is paying off with New Zealand voted... more

Sport

Tough new anti-doping laws to come into force

15 Dec 2014 Sport
Tough new anti-doping rules come into force on January 1, 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face... more

Burkes Cycles Spring Series Winners

15 Dec 2014 Sport
Wellington Velodrome Perry, Johnson, Jackson And Tate Named Burkes Cycles Spring Series Winners Burkes Cycles Speed League Spring... more

Columns

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

Gordon Campbell: hurdles to an extradition treaty with China

9 Dec 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the hurdles to any extradition treaty with China So China’s President Xi... more

Kiwi Success

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

Giesen Wines in limelight with The Hobbit

5 Dec 2014 People
Giesen Wines   5 December- New Zealand’s Giesen Wines were tasted by the stars at the World Premier in London of The... more

Recruitment

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more

Lincoln IT day installs interest in pupils

28 Nov 2014 Recruitment
The robots might not match the Terminator but it was hoped the students controlling them might one day use the catchphrase... more