News

NZ steps up support for international shark conservation

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Maggie BarryMinister of Conservation 6 July 2015 Media Statement New Zealand steps up support for international shark... more

Minister to promote NZ as ITS test-bed

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Simon BridgesMinister of TransportMinister of Energy and Resources 6 July 2015 Media Statement Minister to promote NZ as ITS test-bedTransport Minister Simon Bridges... more

Consultation on next steps for bowel screening programme

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health6 July 2015Consultation on next steps for bowel screening programmeHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government will be consulting with... more

UNESCO appointment announced

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education6 July 2015 Media Statement UNESCO appointment announced Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the appointment of Dr Arapata... more

Progress a tribute to teachers

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 6 July 2015 Progress a tribute to teachersToday’s Better Public Service (BPS) update showing the Government is on track to achieve its goal of... more

Around 64,000 fewer recorded crimes

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister of JusticeAround 64,000 fewer recorded crimesThe crime figures from the Better Public Services results show there were around 64,000 fewer crimes in the past year... more

Business compliance costs dropping

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Economic Development 6 July 2015 Business compliance costs droppingThe Government’s Better Public Services for Business (Result 9) programme continues to... more

Kiwis big users of online services

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peter DunneMinister of Internal Affairs 6 July 2015Kiwis big users of online servicesHundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are using online services, Internal Affairs Minister... more

Report card on Better Public Service targets published

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Bill EnglishDeputy Prime MinisterHon Paula BennettMinister of State Services 6 July 2015 Report card on Better Public Service targets publishedMore young people are... more

Improvements sought for forestry scheme

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Jo GoodhewAssociate Minister for Primary IndustriesImprovements sought for forestry schemeA review to increase uptake for the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative is underway and the... more

Attorney-General extends condolences

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Attorney-General extends condolences following the death of Sir Ronald DavisonAttorney-General Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to former Chief Justice of New Zealand, Sir Ronald... more

Commander of US Pacific Command to visit

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Defence6 July 2015 Commander of US Pacific Command to visit The Commander of United States Pacific Command, Admiral Harry B. Harris, will visit New Zealand... more

Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister Responsible for the Earthquake CommissionHon Steven JoyceAssociate Minister of Finance 6 July 2015 Media Statement more

Schools funded to trial innovative approaches

6 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 6 July 2015 Schools funded to trial innovative approachesEducation Minister Hekia Parata has announced the successful applicants for a new $10... more

PM to attend historic NZ Samoa rugby match

5 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister5 July 2015 PM to attend historic NZ Samoa rugby match Prime Minister John Key will join Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to witness... more

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News

Regeneration the focus of Christchurch governance

2 Jul 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes... more

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

2 Jul 2015 News
Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World... more

Business

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Wimbledon 2015: NZ Tennis players progress

2 Jul 2015 Sport
Kiwi Artem Sitak braves soaring temperatures and a lengthy battle to make it into the second round of doubles at Wimbledon.Kiwi Davis... more

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

2 Jul 2015 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) National Selectors have picked a 12-strong Silver Ferns team featuring a mix of youth and experience to... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

2 Jul 2015 Opinion
Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good... more

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Kiwi Success

New Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board appointments

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment New EPA board appointments Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... more

New Chair and Commissioners for Maori Language Commission

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Chair and Commissioners appointed to the Maori Language Commission The Maori Development Minister is pleased to announce that... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more