News

Gisborne Court gets connected to AVL network

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Gisborne Court gets connected to AVL networkJustice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the addition of the Gisborne courthouse to the audio visual link (AVL) network that connects... more

Encouraging start to the year for building consents

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Encouraging start to the year for building consentsBuilding and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed today’s release of building consent figures for January 2015 from Statistics New... more

Movie Creative Joins Ideaschool

27 Feb 2015 News
Eastern Institute of Technology Media ReleaseMOVIE CREATIVE JOINS IDEASCHOOLHaving created movie magic at Weta Workshop for 14 years, newly-appointed EIT lecturer and technician Jonathan Brough is now passing... more

Appointments to Lottery Distribution Committees

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peter DunneMinister of Internal Affairs27 February 2015 Media StatementAppointments to Lottery Distribution CommitteesInternal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced... more

Northland water storage study shows potential

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Northland water storage study shows potential Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the commissioning of a new report to examine the potential of water storage and... more

Govt backs data forum’s recommendations

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Govt backs data forum’s recommendationsThe Government is backing the recommendations of the NZ Data Futures Forum to make better use of public data and uphold privacy standards, Finance... more

New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide prevention

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide preventionHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource released today is designed to help DHBs, in partnership with their communities, prevent... more

Voluntary compliance a win-win at the border

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Voluntary compliance a win-win at the border Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says promoting voluntary compliance at the border is helping Customs track ahead of Treasury’s forecast revenue... more

Walk The Talk says Ngati Manu

27 Feb 2015 News
Ngati Manu MEDIA RELEASE26 February 2015Walk The Talk says Ngati ManuThis Friday will mark the significant agreement between Ngati Manu and Far North Holdings Ltd in a Mana Whenua acknowledgement for the... more

Celebrating children and foster carers

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Celebrating children and foster carersSunday 1 March 2015 marks both Children’s Day and the beginning of Fostercare Awareness Week 2015. Social Development Minister Anne Tolley encourages... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of... more

More medicines for rare disorders to be funded

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government More medicines for rare disorders to be funded Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says people with rare disorders will benefit from Pharmac’s new funding approach for rare disorders... more

Community of the Year award winner announced

26 Feb 2015 News
Mitre 10 Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd For immediate release 26 February 2015 Community of the Year award winner announced Paihia has been rewarded for its emphasis on community by being named the winner of... more

NZGB to assign, alter and discontinue geographic names

26 Feb 2015 News
Land Information NZ Media StatementThursday, 25 February, 2015NZGB to assign, alter and discontinue geographic namesThe New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa today announced... more

PM disappointed with MPs' pay rise decision

26 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government PM disappointed with MPs' pay rise decisionPrime Minister John Key has expressed his disappointment at the Remuneration Authority’s decision to increase MP remuneration.“I wrote to the... more

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News

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

25 Feb 2015 News
PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea ... more

Bill to fight child exploitation passes second reading

25 Feb 2015 News
  A Bill to better protect children from sexual exploitation passed its second reading in Parliament last night.   The... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Xero

25 Feb 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record, led by Xero after it raised $147 million from two... more

Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet

25 Feb 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet, wider margins By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 ... more

Living

A little drive goes a long way

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin businesses have given their full support to the Otago Polytechnic Education Open 2015. The event will be taking place at... more

Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Surfbreak Protection Society Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand Celebrations are to be held in New Brighton... more

Property

Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply

25 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply, RBNZ's Wheeler says Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's government... more

NZ house sales rise 2.6% in January, median price dips from December

11 Feb 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property sales rose in January from the same month last... more

Migration

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield ... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand... more

Sport

2015 NZL Sailing Team Announced

25 Feb 2015 Sailing
Yachting New Zealand has named 15 campaigns in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team. All are chasing the ultimate goal of Olympic glory in... more

All Blacks Tours to South Africa on sale now

25 Feb 2015 Rugby
The All Blacks are set to return to South Africa this July to take on the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. This will be the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: Are NZ troops the least of IS’s problems?

25 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on whether New Zealand troops are the least of Islamic State’s problems   Given that it has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on drip-fed info about the Iraq deployment

24 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the drip-feeding of information about the Iraq deployment   There are two ways of framing the story of our... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the ... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in ... more