News

Flag process is structured correctly, English says

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Flag process is structured correctly, English saysThe process for considering the New Zealand flag is structured in the best way to give the fairest outcome, Deputy Prime Minister Bill... more

Minister expresses condolences at passing of Erima Henare

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Maggie BarryMinister for Arts, Culture and Heritage7 May 2015 Media Statement Minister expresses condolences at passing of Erima Henare Kua hinga te totara o Te Wao-nui-a-Tane,Ka... more

PM acknowledges passing of Erima Henare

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government PM acknowledges passing of Erima HenarePrime Minister John Key has acknowledged the sudden passing of Ngati Hine leader Erima Henare.Mr Henare was the son of the late Sir James Henare and... more

Minister pays tribute to Erima Henare

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister pays tribute to Erima HenareErima, e te pou o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori. Ko koe tera e kawe nei to tatou reo ki tona taumata i a koe e tu ana ki runga i nga marae o te motu,... more

The Passing of Erima Henare

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand First Party The Passing of Erima HenareE te rangatira, te autaia o to iwi e hoki i runga i to waka ki Paerau. Te nui o nga mahi whai hua i oti i a koe e kore e taea te whakarapopoto. No reira e... more

Climate change consultation opens

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Climate change consultation opens Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today called for public submissions on New Zealand‘s post 2020 climate change target.In December countries... more

Green Party mourns Erima Henare

7 May 2015 News
Green Party 7 May 2015Green Party mourns Erima HenareKua hinga he rangatira miharo rawa atu o Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, o Te Ao Maori, o Aotearoa hoki. Kua hinga he pou o te whakaoratanga o te Reo Maori. E rere haere... more

Four more Centres of Research Excellence Funded

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Four more Centres of Research Excellence FundedFour more Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) have been selected by the Tertiary Education Commission at the end of the second round of... more

Erima Henare passes away

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Labour Party Erima Henare passes away“Takitaki ana nga whetu o te kahui o Matariki”Aue e te motu kua hinga te rata tumaru, te waha kii o Te Tai Tokerau a Erima Henare.Kua mimiti te puna o Taumarere,... more

Ambassador brings new focus to threatened species

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government May 2015Ambassador brings new focus to threatened speciesNew Zealand’s vulnerable native species will now have another strong voice for their protection with the announcement of the... more

NZ First Submission: New Zealand Flag Referendums Bill

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand First Party NZ First Submission: New Zealand Flag Referendums Bill7th May, 2015Submission: New Zealand Flag Referendums BillJustice and Electoral Select CommitteeRt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader... more

Officials should worry about water in their own back yard

7 May 2015 News
Green Party 7 May 2015Olympic officials should worry about the water in their own backyard Concerns over water quality at the Rio de Janeiro’s Olympics Games next year should prompt concerns here in New... more

Multinational tax avoidance targeted

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 7 May 2015 Multinational tax avoidance targeted Minister of Revenue, Todd McClay today welcomed the release of an officials’ issues paper that seeks feedback on suggestions for... more

$23.6m for new South Auckland mental health unit

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 7 May 2015$23.6m for new South Auckland mental health unitHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has approved a new specialist mental health facility for Counties-Manukau... more

NZ First Submission: New Zealand Flag Referendums Bill

7 May 2015 News
New Zealand First Party NZ First Submission: New Zealand Flag Referendums Bill 6th May, 2015Submission: New Zealand Flag Referendums BillJustice and Electoral Select CommitteeRt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader... more

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News

New Zealand Prime Minister welcomes Royal baby

3 May 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key has congratulated Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their second... more

Waikato-Tainui Commemorates 20 Years of Raupatu Settlement

30 Apr 2015 News
  2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Waikato-Tainui settling its Treaty of Waitangi Raupatu claim and the iwi is encouraging... more

Business

Dotcom et al get three-month reprieve on extradition hearing

1 May 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
May 1 (BusinessDesk) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his fellow Megaupload co-accused have won a three-month reprieve on... more

Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted

1 May 2015 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
  Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted, says English May 1 (BusinessDesk) - The government is not... more

Living

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

Property

NZ building consents rise in March, snapping declines

30 Apr 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents rose in March, snapping three months of declines, with increased intentions... more

More foundation options for Canterbury homeowners

29 Apr 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the update to the technical guidance,Repairing and rebuilding houses... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Netball: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel defeat Mojo Pulse

3 May 2015 Netball
ANZ Championship Netball Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel (50) defeated Mojo Pulse (49) A youthful Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel... more

ANZ Championship: Official Result & Statistics

2 May 2015 Netball
Official Result: Mission Queensland Firebirds (56) defeated West Coast Fever (48) The Mission Queensland Firebirds have inflicted... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Gordon Campbell on Indonesia’s latest round of executions

29 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
To no-one’s real surprise, Indonesia has carried out its second wave of executions this year. Given the varied nationalities... more

Kiwi Success

Simon Allen appointed chair of New Zealand Refining

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Simon Allen has been elected chairman of New Zealand Refining Co, which operates the Marsden Point... more

Former Transpower head Patrick Strange joins NZX board

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Suze Metherell
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Former Transpower chief executive Patrick Strange has joined the board of the stock market operator,... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more