News

First year Auckland Housing Accord target exceeded

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government First year Auckland Housing Accord target exceededHousing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown have today welcomed the release of the first year report of the Auckland... more

Patient survey participants ‘performing a valuable service’

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Patient survey participants ‘performing a valuable service’Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says patients who take part in a new survey about their stay in hospital are performing an... more

Record number of bachelors degrees in 2013

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 26 November 2014 Media Statement Record number of bachelors degrees in 2013An annual report on the... more

New cancer fund boosts local services

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health26 November 2014 Media Statement New cancer fund boosts local servicesHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says new initiatives under the... more

Australian Guild Competition opens to NZ pharmacy students

26 Nov 2014 News
Pharmacy Guild MEDIA RELEASE 26 November 2014 Australian Guild’s National Student Business Plan Competition opens to New Zealand pharmacy students For the first time the Australian Guild’s National Student... more

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has happened since 1989-94, Finance Minister Bill English says. The latest... more

Iwi members appointed to Whanau Ora group

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Iwi members appointed to Whanau Ora groupSix iwi representatives have been appointed to the Whanau Ora Partnership Group Finance Minister Bill English and Minister for Whanau Ora Te... more

New online tool for small business

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government New online tool for small business Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed the release of a new online tool to help small and medium-sized businesses understand the cost of... more

Progress reports released on tax avoidance

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Progress reports released on tax avoidanceRevenue Minister Todd McClay today released two reports from officials relating to tax avoidance by large multinational companies.The reports... more

Coding Kids Making the World a Better Place

25 Nov 2014 News
Orion Health Coding Kids Making the World a Better Place From reducing driveway accidents to helping the blind and making your supermarket shopping easier – coding secondary school students across New Zealand... more

Whanau Ora Diploma creates whanau history

25 Nov 2014 News
Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust Whanau Ora Diploma creates whanau history Five Waipareira kaimahi are the first students in the country to graduate with a Diploma in Whanau Ora.At Whanau Centre in Henderson,... more

$8.6 million extra for school funding transition

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 25 November 2014 Media Statement $8.6 million extra for school funding transitionEducation Minister Hekia Parata says $8.6 million has... more

Minister outlines ‘export double’ vision for primary sector

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister outlines ‘export double’ vision for primary sector Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has outlined his goal for the primary sector to double the value of exports by 2025... more

Talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelDefence Minister Gerry Brownlee and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held bilateral talks in Washington today.Mr Brownlee is in Washington... more

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 Politics
Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a former Director of the Serious Fraud Office, Adam Feeley. “I would like to... more

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News

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 Politics
Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a ... more

Business

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

Living

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more

Property

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Sport

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair

26 Nov 2014 ASB Tennis
NZ Festival of TennisFeaturing some of the biggest names in world tennis, organisers of the ASB Classic are pleased to announce one... more

Lydia Ko gets record LPGA haul - and a US$1.5m payday!

24 Nov 2014 Golf
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the inquiry on one case of dirty politics

26 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the... more

Gordon Campbell on Rick Ellis as Te Papa’s new CEO

24 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism... more

Kiwi Success

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more