News

A year of milestones for disability groups

2 Mar 2015 News
Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner today acknowledged the life-changing contribution made by disability groups as she joined the Blind Foundation for their 125th anniversary celebrations at Government... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. Mr Key says the decision was made... more

More ACC support to help address sexual violence

2 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeMinister for ACC 2 March 2015 Media Statement More ACC support to help address sexual violenceACC Minister Nikki Kaye welcomes ACC’s new support package for... more

Name change for Ethnic Affairs

2 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Name change for Ethnic AffairsGreater alignment with New Zealand’s ethnic communities is the focus of a change in the government agency that works to promote the benefit of ethnic... more

Korero mai, korero atu ki Te Matatini

2 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Korero mai, korero atu ki Te Matatini The Maori Development Minister encourages whanau heading to Te Matatini in Christchurch next week to use as much Maori language as they can.The Maori... more

Q+A: PM John Key - "NZ more at risk from doing nothing"

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q+A: Prime Minister John Key - New Zealand is more at risk from doing nothing than in sending troops to Iraq.Prime Minister John Key told TV One’s Q+A programme New Zealand is more at risk from doing... more

Phil Goff Interview On TV One’s Q+A : "It doesn’t take guts"

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ “That was an insult. It doesn’t take guts; you've got to use your common sense” – Phil GoffLabour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff told TV One’s Q+A programme that going to Iraq is a high-risk venture that... more

Q + A: Winston Peters Interviewed by Corin Dann

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q + A 2015 Episode 1 WINSTON PETERS Interviewed by CORIN DANN CORIN Mr Peters joins me now. Good morning to you. WINSTON Good morning. CORIN John Key, on this pr... more

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister of Health Volunteer Awards openNominations open today for the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards – recognising the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s... more

Developing moral fibre, key findings of coaches’ survey

1 Mar 2015 News
University of Canterbury Fostering players, success and developing moral fibre, key findings of coaches’ surveyMarch 1, 2015A university research project has explored the different visions among rugby coaches... more

More choice for hearing impaired welcomed

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government More choice for hearing impaired welcomedMinister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the extension of the CapTel relay service increases choice for hearing impaired or deaf people to... more

More hours for hearing impaired telephone service

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government More hours for hearing impaired telephone serviceHearing impaired people can now access captioned telephone services for an additional two hours a day, Communications Minister Amy Adams... more

Five schools get special recruitment allowance

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Five schools get special recruitment allowanceEducation Minister Hekia Parata says schools in Northland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury are the first to gain approval to use a new... more

Australia and NZ sign MoU for criminal history checks

28 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Australia and New Zealand sign MoU for criminal history checksCommunities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet... more

Information-sharing on student loans welcomed

28 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Information-sharing on student loans welcomedTertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have welcomed the announcement of an... more

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News

Q + A: Winston Peters Interviewed by Corin Dann

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q + A 2015 Episode 1 WINSTON PETERS Interviewed by CORIN DANN CORIN Mr Peters joins me now. Good morning to you.<... more

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

25 Feb 2015 News
PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea ... more

Business

Phillips Fox merges with DLA Piper

2 Mar 2015 Business News
  Phillips Fox merges with DLA Piper to become local unit of Anglo-American law firm March 2 (BusinessDesk) - Phillips Fox has... more

NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr

2 Mar 2015 Business News
  NZ terms of trade fall 1.9% in 4th qtr, on falling prices for dairy exports March 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's terms of... more

Living

Lady Penelope, Parker And Brains Pictures Are Revealed

27 Feb 2015 Entertainment
Creator Sylvia Anderson to Feature in Special Thunderbirds Are Go Episode And Lady Penelope, Parker And Brains Pictures Are... more

A little drive goes a long way

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin businesses have given their full support to the Otago Polytechnic Education Open 2015. The event will be taking place at... more

Property

NZ building consents fall for a second month in January

27 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  NZ building consents fall for a second month in January, housing permits drop Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply

25 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply, RBNZ's Wheeler says Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's government... more

Migration

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

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield ... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand... more

Sport

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next... more

STEPHEN FLEMING: Nervy in the end but New Zealand will take the positives

1 Mar 2015 Cricket
Win shows why Brendon McCullum’s men can be considered among the top contenders for the World Cup but there are lessons to learn... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece, and Mr Spock RIP There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the ... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in ... more