News

Crackdown on child exploitation passes unanimously

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Crackdown on child exploitation passes unanimouslyA Bill to better protect children from sexual exploitation passed its final reading in Parliament today with unanimous support.Justice... more

Social Security Amendment Bill passes final reading

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Social Security Amendment Bill passes final reading Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says an amendment bill passed in Parliament today addresses ambiguities and technical errors in... more

Web coding workshop to be hosted at Upper Hutt Central Libra

2 Apr 2015 News
Upper Hutt City Council Media releaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, 1 April 2015 Web coding workshop to be hosted at Upper Hutt Central LibraryA free web coding workshop will be available for students aged 14... more

ISTP impressed with IES

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government ISTP impressed with IESEducation Minister Hekia Parata is returning to New Zealand after attending the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) in Canada.The fifth annual... more

$6.3m upgrade for Mahurangi College Warkworth

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeAssociate Minister of Education 2 April 2015 Media Statement $6.3m upgrade for Mahurangi College WarkworthAssociate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced... more

Celebrating people with autism

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Celebrating people with autismDisability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says World Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity to celebrate people with Autism Spectrum Disorder while... more

Kuia Honoured by EIT

2 Apr 2015 News
EIT Kuia Honoured by EITShortly after receiving the prestigious Tuakiri EIT medal of distinction at EIT Hawke’s Bay’s graduation ceremony last week (Thursday/Friday, 28-29 March), Pauline Tangiora was... more

Deed of Settlement signed with Hineuru

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 2 April 2015 Deed of Settlement signed with HineuruThe Crown has signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Hineuru at Parliament, Minister for... more

New B4SC resources to boost participation

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government New B4SC resources to boost participationHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says new Before School Check resources aim to further increase participation in the free programme.“The B4 School... more

Stay safe this Easter

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Stay safe this EasterNo matter what you get up to over the Easter break, you can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe on the road, water and around trains by following a few simple... more

Maori Committee concerns forwarded to Local Govt Commission

2 Apr 2015 News
Wairoa District Council MEDIA RELEASEWednesday, April 1, 2015Maori Standing Committee concerns forwarded to the Local Government CommissionThe Maori Standing Committee (a sub-committee of the Wairoa District... more

Investigation into assault at Christchurch Men’s Prison

2 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Investigation into assault at Christchurch Men’s Prison ongoingCanterbury Police are investigating an incident which occurred at Christchurch Men’s Prison on Tuesday 31 March 2015 at... more

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

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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