News

Crowdfunding campaign launched to help students study

5 May 2015 News
NZPA Crowdfunding campaign launched to help students study and pass examsAs most parents know students are under a great deal of pressure these days to learn and do well in school, and often the pressure of... more

Defence White Paper public consultation begins

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 5 May 2015 Defence White Paper public consultation beginsDefence Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomes the beginning of the public consultation process for the 2015 Defence White Paper,... more

Gordon Campbell on why Miliband will be the next British PM

5 May 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on why Ed Miliband will be the next British PM The Britain that goes to the polls on Thursday looks awfully familiar to anyone from New Zealand. In Britain too, a smooth... more

New leadership roles support better cancer care

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government New leadership roles support better cancer care Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says two new sector-based cancer leadership roles will ensure patients receive even better support and... more

Trade Minister travels to Mexico for World Economic Forum

4 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Trade Minister travels to Mexico for World Economic ForumTrade Minister Tim Groser will today depart for Mexico to attend the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Latin American meeting from... more

Govt to improve pecuniary penalties regime

4 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Govt to improve pecuniary penalties regimeChanges to the provisions governing the use of pecuniary penalties will improve the effectiveness of the legal system, says Justice Minister Amy... more

Work to improve West Coast link underway

4 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 4 May 2015 Work to improve West Coast link underwayWork is being done to improve a section of road vital for linking the South Island’s West Coast with Christchurch, says Transport... more

"I Am Rawshark" - Ben Rachinger's Sequel To "Dirty Politcs"

4 May 2015 News
Opinion - Alastair Thompson "I Am Rawshark" - Ben Rachinger's Sequel To "Dirty Politcs" - The Hack... more

Privacy Week to promote information security

3 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Privacy Week to promote information securityJustice Minister Amy Adams says Privacy Week 2015 is a reminder to people about the importance of keeping personal information secure.Privacy... more

Sign Language Week a chance to celebrate

3 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Sign Language Week a chance to celebrateDisability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner encourages people from all walks of life to celebrate, communicate and connect with New Zealand’s Deaf... more

Road Safety Week to focus on kids

3 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossAssociate Minister of Transport 3 May 2015 Media StatementRoad Safety Week to focus on kidsAssociate Transport Minister Craig Foss says Road Safety Week 2015 will... more

Budget 2015: PM announces funding for Northland cycle trail

3 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Budget 2015: PM announces funding for Northland cycle trailPrime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced a further $3 million will be invested in 2015/16 to help fund the... more

Wellington company Stansborough commissioned for Royal Gift

3 May 2015 News
Stansborough Wellington company Stansborough commissioned for Royal GiftStansborough joins New Zealand in congratulating the Royal Family including Prince William, and Catherine on the wonderful news of the... more

UC students start their 21-day International Challenge

3 May 2015 News
University of Canterbury Canterbury students start their 21-day International Challenge tomorrowMay 3, 2015Thirty students tomorrow start their 21-day International Challenge tomorrow, working with New Zealand... more

Most schools signed up to Managed Network

2 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Most schools signed up to Managed NetworkEducation Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye are delighted that most schools in New Zealand have now signed up to... 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