News

Community to have say on red zone’s future

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Community to have say on red zone’s futureCanterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed today’s announcement of a community participation process to gather ideas... more

Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement

16 Apr 2014 News
Youth Horizons Trust 16 April 2014Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement cap off term 1, 2014The last day of term 1 is worth celebrating for Northland College as success in NCEA levels one and... more

Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progresses

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossMinister of Commerce 16 April 2014 Media Statement Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progressesCommerce Minister Craig Foss today released a consultation... more

Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology Health Minister Tony Ryall says new technology being introduced by St John ambulance, and partially funded by the government, will change the... more

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest have been released for a Food Safety Science and Research Centre. Establishing... more

Genesis to list with third-largest share register

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Bill EnglishMinister of FinanceHon Tony RyallMinister for State Owned Enterprises 16 April 2014 Media Statement Genesis to list... more

NZ to phase out imports of ozone-depleting substances

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ on track to phase out imports of ozone-depleting substancesNew Zealand is on track to phase out bulk imports of ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of this... more

Overseas student loans collection hits $100m

16 Apr 2014 News
Over $100 million of additional taxpayer money has now been collected from overseas-based borrowers in an initiative that will help keep the scheme sustainable for future students and taxpayers, Tertiary... more

Now David really has some explaining to do

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Transport16 April 2014 Media StatementNow David really has some explaining to doTransport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour leader David Cunliffe has got... more

Ecopoint Donates LED Lighting to Maungaraki School

16 Apr 2014 News
ecopoint News Release 16 April 2014Ecopoint Donates LED Lighting to Maungaraki SchoolEcopoint, the Wellington based company that specialises in LED lighting solutions, is proud to announce it has donated LED... more

Accord to address Christchurch housing

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Accord to address Christchurch housingA Christchurch Housing Accord has been agreed between Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Lianne Dalziel to help address housing issues in the... more

Auckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom Block

16 Apr 2014 News
Auckland Grammar School Media releaseAuckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom BlockLaunches biggest fundraising campaign in the school’s historyAuckland, 16 April 2014 – Auckland Grammar School,... more

Minister pleased with successful StudyLink peak season

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister pleased with successful StudyLink peak seasonAssociate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has today congratulated StudyLink staff on a highly successful Student Allowance... more

Prime Minister saddened by death of Owen Woodhouse

15 Apr 2014 News
  Prime Minister, John Key today expressed his condolences to the family of Sir Owen Woodhouse, ONZ KBE DSC. Sir Owen passed away aged 97. “Sir Owen Woodhouse was a man whose life exemplified public... more

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed Australian tour. They'll see the beach, the bush, Uluru and Sydney's Taronga Zoo... more

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News

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

16 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent, Pacific Edge lead gain April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks... more

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis Energy float

16 Apr 2014 Business News
April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead... more

Living

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

NZ's Shapeshifter - still giants of drum and bass, with sell-out London show

14 Apr 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand band Shapeshifter have demonstrated that they are truly giants of the drum and bass scene, with a stellar performance in... 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

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

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

16 Apr 2014 Rugby
The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best... more

Test candidates catch Kearney's eye

16 Apr 2014 Rugby League
With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Gordon Campbell on royalty and its tourism spin-offs

15 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Kiwi dog gear firm takes on the world

25 Mar 2014 People
Maniototo in Central Otago seems an unlikely place to set up an online business, but for dog lover Rose Voice, the isolation has... 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