News

Summer Research Scholarships open for student applications

31 Jul 2014 News
University of Waikato 31 July 2014Summer Research Scholarships open for student applicationsWhat do the recovery strategies of elite netballers and the co-digestion of sewage sludge have in common?They’re two... more

Kaikoura Marine Management Bill passes third reading

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick SmithMinister of Conservation 31 July 2014 Media Statement Kaikoura Marine Management Bill passes third reading Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed... more

Canterbury student launches clothing label website

31 Jul 2014 News
University of Canterbury Canterbury university student launches clothing label websiteJuly 31, 2014A University of Canterbury international business and law student has launched a New Zealand clothing label... more

Report on Education Regulations released

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 31 July 2014 Media Statement Report on Education Regulations releasedA report looking at how improved legislation and regulation could... more

Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill passes third reading

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries 31 July 2014 Media Statement Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passes third readingA bill... more

Manuka honey labelling guide a positive step for NZ

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeMinister for Food Safety31 July 2014Manuka honey labelling guide a positive step for NZThe Interim Labelling Guide for Manuka Honey released today by the Ministry for... more

Match-fixing Bill passes first reading

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Match-fixing Bill passes first readingSport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the first reading of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill.Th Bill is designed to... more

Schools would see positive impact from minimum wage increase

31 Jul 2014 News
NZEI Schools would see positive impact from minimum wage increase31 July 2014Labour’s promise to raise the minimum wage by $2 an hour to $16.25 if it wins the election would have a noticeable impact for... more

Minister welcomes parental engagement report

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education31 July 2014Minister welcomes parental engagement reportA report recommending ways to encourage more parents to get involved in their children’s... more

Changes to East Coast erosion grant scheme

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Jo GoodhewAssociate Minister for Primary Industries31 July 2014Changes to East Coast erosion grant schemeAssociate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has announced changes to the... more

More scholarships for nurse graduates

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Tony RyallMinister of Health31 July 2014More scholarships for nurse graduatesThe government is investing an extra $1.5 million to give 25 graduate nurses scholarships to work in... more

Supported bail to help change young offenders

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Chester BorrowsAssociate Minister for Social Development31 July 2014Supported bail to help change young offendersAssociate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has welcomed the... more

Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peter DunneMinister of Internal Affairs31 July 2014Better government digital services on the way as plan approvedAll government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and... more

Labour shows true colours on screen industry

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Labour shows true colours on screen industry Labour has shown its true colours by promising to undermine the progress of New Zealand’s screen sector and reintroduce uncertainty into... more

New Zealand Herald Claims False

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand First Party New Zealand Herald Claims FalseClaims by New Zealand Herald journalist Adam Bennett with respect to former MP Ron Mark’s possible nomination for New Zealand First in the seat of... more

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News

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

MOU signed to improve agency cooperation

30 Jul 2014 News
Police Minister Anne Tolley and Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the... more

Business

Border system reaches further milestone

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the Joint Border Management System reaching another milestone. More than 50 per cent ... more

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more

Living

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

2014 GLASGOW: GOLD FOR BOYLE AND PASCOE

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle bounced back from last night’s disappointment to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal... more

2014 GLASGOW: GREAT DAY FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze brought cheers from their New Zealand supporters when they won gold and silver in the men’s mountain... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more