News

Harm reduced as tobacco left at the border

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of CustomsHon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaAssociate Minister of Health Harm reduced as tobacco left at the borderThe more than 800kg of tobacco and cigarettes left at... more

Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

18 Dec 2014 Education
Parents, whanau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education. “We’re making great progress with kids starting earlier... more

10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government 10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’ programme Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $100,000 in funding to expand the ‘Youth in Emergency ... more

Appointment of Christchurch Coroner

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government 18 December 2014Appointment of Christchurch Coroner Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, today announced the appointment of Christchurch lawyer Anna Tutton as a Coroner. Ms Tutton... more

James Street School strides toward gold

18 Dec 2014 News
Toi Te Ora MEDIA RELEASE – James Street School strides toward goldWhakatane’s James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health... more

New labelling standard for infant formula

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government HON JO GOODHEWMinister for Food Safety 18 December 2014 Media StatementNew labelling standard for infant formulaFood Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard... more

Govt confirms $38.7 billion investment in land transport

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government HON SIMON BRIDGESMinister of Transport Embargoed until 2.15pm18 December 2014 Media StatementGovt confirms $38.7 billion investment in land transportTransport Minister Simon... more

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's first Draft National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), which sets out the... 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

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

$23.5 million redevelopment of Southern Cross school

17 Dec 2014 News
Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirmed today that $23.5 million of funding has been approved towards the second stage of redevelopment of Southern Cross Campus. Southern Cross is a decile 1, co-ed... 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

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News

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) is a... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rose on oil relief; Air NZ gains

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by OceanaGold Corp and Air New Zealand following a global... more

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in Arvida

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - All Black Dan Carter said he increased his shareholdings in the retirement village... more

Living

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa... more

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

18 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

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

Migration

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2014 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2010 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Dan Carter leaves All Black's to play for Paris club

18 Dec 2014 Rugby
Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when the All Blacks great moves to France after next... more

Double record bid for King Country shearer

18 Dec 2014 Sport
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

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

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

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

Recruitment

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more

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