News

Report forecasts ‘unprecedented’ construction activity

29 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Nick Smith29 JULY, 2015Report forecasts ‘unprecedented’ construction activityThe total value of building and construction activity in New Zealand is forecast to top $200 billion over the... more

Focus on individual housing need drives results

29 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettMinister for Social Housing 29 July 2015 Focus on individual housing need drives resultsImproving the focus on supporting vulnerable New Zealanders’ individual needs... more

Launch of new family violence work programme

29 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister of JusticeHon Anne TolleyMinister for Social Development 29 July 2015Launch of new family violence work programmeJustice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development... more

Clinicians asked to showcase IT ideas

29 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government 29 July 2015Clinicians asked to showcase IT ideas Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging clinicians to submit their innovative ideas to improve health services. “Each year the... more

Independent Review of Tony Robinson Case

29 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaMinister of Corrections 29 July 2015Independent Review of Tony Robinson CaseCorrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that an independent review... more

Multi-million dollar classrooms opened at Ngaio School

29 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeAssociate Minister of Education29 July 2015 Multi-million dollar classrooms opened at Ngaio School, WellingtonAssociate Education Minister Nikki Kaye visited Ngaio... more

Maths Mania Amps up in Kiwi Schools

29 Jul 2015 News
NZPA Maths Mania Amps up in Kiwi Schools Ahead of this Year’s Biggest Maths CompAustralian Mathematics Competition, Thursday 30 July 2015 Inspired by New Zealand’s positive result at the recent International ... more

New Deputy Chief Censor appointed

29 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government New Deputy Chief Censor appointedInternal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of Jared Mullen as the Deputy Chief Censor of Film and Literature for a three-year... more

Getting Dunedin’s International Students Job Ready

28 Jul 2015 News
Dunedin City Council Getting Dunedin’s International Students Job ReadyDunedin (Tuesday, 28 July 2015) A new Job Ready Programme is being launched to link up Dunedin’s international students with local... more

New initiative to improve overseas driver safety

28 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettAssociate Minister of TourismHon Craig FossAssociate Minister of Transport 28 July 2015 New initiative to improve overseas driver safetyA new online training module... more

Gordon Campbell on the PM’s TPP concessions on medicines

28 Jul 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the PM’s concessions about medicines and the TPPSo, on the eve of the last round of talks meant to finalise the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, Prime Minister... more

Meeting with US Secretary of State

28 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign AffairsMeeting with US Secretary of StateForeign Minister Murray McCully met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington today to discuss... more

TPPA a low trust model

28 Jul 2015 News
Hone Harawira MEDIA RELEASETPPA a low trust model“I’m glad we took the TPPA to the Tribunal” says MANA leader Hone Harawira and former MP for Tai Tokerau, in regards to the claim before the Waitangi Tribunal... more

Electricity market more competitive than ever

28 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Simon BridgesMinister of Energy and Resources28 July 2015 Electricity market more competitive than everIncreased competition in the electricity market is continuing to benefit... more

Government drive to lift regulatory quality

28 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Regulatory Reform 28 July 2015 Media Statement Government drive to lift regulatory qualityGreater use of exposure drafts of new laws, stronger expectations... more

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News

Small businesses urged to value and protect IP

24 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government   Hon Craig Foss Minister for Small Business 24 July 2015 Small businesses urged to value and protect... more

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

23 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Labour Party 23 July 2015MEDIA STATEMENT Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty The Labour Party... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend fall on OCR disappointment; Meridian, Genesis drop By Suze ... more

New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses

24 Jul 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   New health and safety rules relaxed for small businesses By Pattrick Smellie July 24 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Living

Film NZ scrapped after screen production grant review

23 Jul 2015 Entertainment
Article - BusinessDesk <3>Film NZ scrapped after review of govt's screen production grant By Suze Metherell July 23... more

Awards to recognise the stars of NZ recreation

21 Jul 2015 Lifestyle
Nominations are open for the annual New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, recognising innovative and inspiring... more

Property

'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as China slows

16 Jul 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   'Whipsaw' risk for Auckland house prices as Chinese economy slows By Pattrick Smellie July 16 ... more

Auckland house prices up a record 26% in June year: REINZ

13 Jul 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland house prices up 26% in June year, buyers looking further afield: REINZ By Tina Morrison July 13 ... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

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

Travel

SmartGates to more than double

23 Jul 2015 Travel & Tourism
Over $6 million from the Future Investment Fund will go towards expanding and modernising SmartGate at our borders to help manage ... more

Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership

15 Jul 2015 NZ Tourism
Minister welcomes Tourism Industry Association partnership A new partnership between the Department of Conservation and New ... more

Sport

All Blacks team named for Test against South Africa

24 Jul 2015 Rugby
James Broadhurst and Lima Sopoaga to make Test debuts                  ... more

Impressive opening for new-look Silver Ferns

24 Jul 2015 Netball
The versatility of the Silver Ferns line-up shone through when they completed an impressive 91-31 win over the Fiji Pearls in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the dogged reluctance to condemn Serco

23 Jul 2015 Opinion
The refusal by Minister Sam Lotu-Liga to hold Serco accountable for the company’s failings in prison management is bad... more

Gordon Campbell on Key talking up our - and China's - economy

21 Jul 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on John Key trying to talk up our - and China’s – ailing economy It wasn’t exactly... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

24 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government   Hon Christopher Finlayson Attorney-General 24 July 2015 Appointment of Queen’s Counsel Three... more

Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire at Callaghan Innovation

22 Jul 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire on Callaghan Innovation board July 22 (BusinessDesk) - Al Monro has been appointed to the... more

Recruitment

Economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ

16 Jul 2015 Press Releases
Declan Clancy says economic turmoil unlikely to see Greek workers fleeing to NZ One World Resourcing’s Declan Clancy is not... more

2/3s of workers would quit for more flexible work: survey

10 Jul 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - Around two-thirds of workers would consider leaving their current job if offered a comparable one with... more