News

Sarawak Chief Minister surprises London with forest pledge

6 May 2015 News
Bruno Manser Fonds Sarawak Chief Minister surprises London with forest pledgeAdenan Satem uses first official overseas visit to reach out to NGOs and call for international support to transform the Sarawak... more

NZTE International Growth Fund changes following evaluation

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government NZTE International Growth Fund changes following evaluation Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced changes designed to strengthen... more

Budget 2015: $98m for more elective surgery

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 6 May 2015Budget 2015: $98m for more elective surgeryAn extra $98 million will be invested in Budget 2015 to provide more New Zealanders with timely elective surgery, and to improve the... more

Next steps in social housing reform announced

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Next steps in social housing reform announced Tauranga and Invercargill have been selected as the first regions for the proposed transfer of Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) houses... more

Strong Job Growth Continues

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 6 May 2015 Strong Job Growth ContinuesThe latest Household Labour Force Survey shows ongoing job growth in the New Zealand economy, while a record labour market participation... more

Minister congratulates top scholars

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 6 May 2015 Minister congratulates top scholarsEducation Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated Joshua Hansen on being awarded this year’s Prime Minister’s Award for Academic... more

Targeted discounts for SuperGold Card holders

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 6 May 2015 Targeted discounts for SuperGold Card holdersSenior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry says the latest SuperGold business recruitment campaign has achieved its aim of... more

Former principal appointed to key role

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 6 May 2015 Former principal appointed to key roleHighly-regarded educationalist and experienced school leader Prue Kelly, the former principal of Wellington High School, has been... more

Better pension portability for Islands

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 6 May 2015 Better pension portability for the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomed the progress of a bill to extend access to New Zealand... more

Full speed ahead for broadband deployment

6 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 6 May 2015 Full speed ahead for broadband deploymentCommunications Minister Amy Adams today announced a 23 per cent increase in the number of end users connecting to Ultra-Fast Broadband... more

Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passes final reading

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passes final readingPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the unanimous support for the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill during its third and... more

The Scottish National Party and the British Elections

5 May 2015 News
Article - Binoy Kampmark The Sturgeon Factor: The Scottish National Party and the British Elections“I’m just facing up to reality. A minority government can’t govern without support from other parties. Either... more

More powers for Human Rights Commission

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 5 May 2015 More powers for Human Rights Commission A bill to give the Human Rights Commission greater flexibility in dealing with emerging human rights issues passed its second... more

Minister welcomes reports on Whanau Ora

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister welcomes reports on Whanau OraMinister for Whanau Ora Hon Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the Office of Auditor General’s report on Phase One (2010-2014) of Whanau Ora tabled in... more

Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime (PFIPC), Auckland Tuesday 5 May 2015.Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Greetings, greetings, greetings to all and every... more

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News

New Zealand Prime Minister welcomes Royal baby

3 May 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key has congratulated Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their second... more

Waikato-Tainui Commemorates 20 Years of Raupatu Settlement

30 Apr 2015 News
  2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Waikato-Tainui settling its Treaty of Waitangi Raupatu claim and the iwi is encouraging... more

Business

Dotcom et al get three-month reprieve on extradition hearing

1 May 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
May 1 (BusinessDesk) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his fellow Megaupload co-accused have won a three-month reprieve on... more

Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted

1 May 2015 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
  Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted, says English May 1 (BusinessDesk) - The government is not... more

Living

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

Property

NZ building consents rise in March, snapping declines

30 Apr 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents rose in March, snapping three months of declines, with increased intentions... more

More foundation options for Canterbury homeowners

29 Apr 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the update to the technical guidance,Repairing and rebuilding houses... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Netball: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel defeat Mojo Pulse

3 May 2015 Netball
ANZ Championship Netball Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel (50) defeated Mojo Pulse (49) A youthful Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel... more

ANZ Championship: Official Result & Statistics

2 May 2015 Netball
Official Result: Mission Queensland Firebirds (56) defeated West Coast Fever (48) The Mission Queensland Firebirds have inflicted... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Gordon Campbell on Indonesia’s latest round of executions

29 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
To no-one’s real surprise, Indonesia has carried out its second wave of executions this year. Given the varied nationalities... more

Kiwi Success

Simon Allen appointed chair of New Zealand Refining

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Simon Allen has been elected chairman of New Zealand Refining Co, which operates the Marsden Point... more

Former Transpower head Patrick Strange joins NZX board

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Suze Metherell
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Former Transpower chief executive Patrick Strange has joined the board of the stock market operator,... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more