News

Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Nikki Kaye23 APRIL, 2014Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council establishedFood Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council is being set up to... more

School pay continues improvement

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government School pay continues improvementThe latest Novopay complaints reports confirm the system is settling back into a more consistent and steady state after the busy start-of-year... more

NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand is supporting the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy... more

Memorandum to restore Waiapu catchment signed

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Memorandum to restore Waiapu catchment signed Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Jo Goodhew today announced a collaborative partnership to restore the Waiapu... more

Ngati Porou Accord strengthens Crown relationship

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Ngati Porou Accord strengthens Crown relationshipThe Crown has signed an Accord with Ngati Porou in Gisborne, formalising the government’s ongoing commitment to the iwi, Minister for... more

New Defence trucks delivered to units

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Defence 23 April 2014 Media Statement New Defence trucks delivered to unitsDefence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the first batch of new... more

Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect Police Minister Anne Tolley says that Police reported significantly fewer serious assaults and public disorder offences after changes to... more

New Appointment to Whitireia and WelTec Council

23 Apr 2014 News
WelTech and Whitireia New Appointment to Whitireia and WelTec Council23 April 2014Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Antony Royal to the institutions’... more

New East Coast study lays out economic opportunities

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government New East Coast study lays out economic opportunitiesTransport Minister Gerry Brownlee and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released a study of the East Coast region’s... more

East Coast Iwi concerned over future of country’s oldest wharenui

23 Apr 2014 News
An East Coast iwi says they are concerned the Crown has not made good on its promise to return their wharenui – the oldest meeting house in the country. “The Government promised to return our... more

Maori Party Celebrates the Courage of the Hikoi

22 Apr 2014 News
The Maori Party MEDIA STATEMENT22 April 2014Maori Party Celebrates the Courage of the HikoiThe Maori Party pays tribute to the thousands of New Zealanders, who ten years ago today, began the march to... more

EU/NZ renewable energy mission to the Pacific

22 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a renewable energy mission to four Pacific states “New Zealand and the European... more

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

22 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery 22 April 2014 Media Statement Performing Arts Precinct designation partially liftedChristchurch City Council’s... more

Easter road toll a reminder to take care on roads

22 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Easter road toll a reminder to take care on roads Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging motorists to take care over the rest of the extended break. The official Easter... more

Lessons From My Right Wing Father Father | Jodie Bruning

21 Apr 2014 News
Opinion - Guest Opinion Guest Opinion Lessons From My Right Wing FatherBy Jodie BruningIt’s an election year and I am pondering my past and my present.You see, I vote Green, I have for years, yet all my... more

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News

East Coast Iwi concerned over future of country’s oldest wharenui

23 Apr 2014 News
An East Coast iwi says they are concerned the Crown has not made good on its promise to return their wharenui – the oldest... more

EU/NZ renewable energy mission to the Pacific

22 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a... more

Business

Equity crowd funding carries risks, high failure rate

23 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Equity crowd funding, latest step in much-hyped social capital, carries risks, high failure rate By... more

NZ dollar edges up as RBNZ rate review eyed

22 Apr 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  NZ dollar edges up as local trading resumes, RBNZ rate review eyed April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up... more

Living

NZ film wins mention at Sunset film festival

22 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Film and Stage Producer/Director Craig Hutchison, is pleased to be representing New Zealand at the Sunset Film Festival in Los ... more

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

17 Apr 2014 Entertainment
The winner of the fourth annual Taite Music Prize 2013 is Lorde for her album ‘Pure Heroine’ released on Universal Music... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer... more

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more

Sport

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more