News

Foss welcomes first crowd-funding licence

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Craig Foss31 JULY, 2014Foss welcomes first crowd-funding licenceCommerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed New Zealand’s first equity crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending licences.“The... more

New Appointment to Pacific Business Trust

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaMinister of Pacific Island Affairs 31 July 2014 Media StatementNew Appointment to Pacific Business TrustPacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam... more

Proposed changes restrict sunbeds, manage infectious disease

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Jo GoodhewAssociate Minister of Health 31 July 2014 Media Statement Proposed changes to restrict sunbeds and manage infectious diseasesAssociate Health Minister Jo... more

Call for innovative health IT ideas

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Tony RyallMinister of Health 31 July 2014 Media Statement Call for innovative health IT ideas Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging health professionals to take... more

Home Building Won’t Be Cheaper with Levy Change

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Andrew Williams MPSpokesman for Local Government31 July 2014 Home Building Won’t Be Cheaper with Levy ChangeClaims that home building costs will drop with changes to developers’... more

More oil extravagance from National exposed

31 Jul 2014 News
Green Party More oil extravagance from National exposed The National Government spent $850,000 to help host a two-day petroleum conference at Sky City last year, it has been revealed. This follows revelations... more

Poll July 14-27: Nat 46% Lab 30% Gr 12% NZ1 5%

31 Jul 2014 News
Roy Morgan Research National (46%) lead over Labour/ Greens (42%) cut significantly as Key rules out deal with Conservative Party but says National would consider a deal with NZ First (5%) Electors were asked:... more

ACC cover to extend to child victims of sexual grooming

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government ACC cover to extend to child victims of sexual groomingACC Minister Judith Collins today announced an addition to the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill that would... more

GC Star Supports Beyer

31 Jul 2014 News
Mana Movement GC Star Supports BeyerThursday 31 July 2014Star of reality TV series The GC, Alby Waititi, has thrown his support behind Mana’s Te Tai Tonga candidate Georgina Beyer.In a short video clip, Waititi... more

Bill to improve the coronial system introduced

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Bill to improve the coronial system introduced Courts Minister Chester Borrows today introduced a Coroners Amendment Bill to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the coronial... more

Summer Research Scholarships open for student applications

31 Jul 2014 News
University of Waikato 31 July 2014Summer Research Scholarships open for student applicationsWhat do the recovery strategies of elite netballers and the co-digestion of sewage sludge have in common?They’re two... more

Kaikoura Marine Management Bill passes third reading

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick SmithMinister of Conservation 31 July 2014 Media Statement Kaikoura Marine Management Bill passes third reading Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed... more

Canterbury student launches clothing label website

31 Jul 2014 News
University of Canterbury Canterbury university student launches clothing label websiteJuly 31, 2014A University of Canterbury international business and law student has launched a New Zealand clothing label... more

Report on Education Regulations released

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 31 July 2014 Media Statement Report on Education Regulations releasedA report looking at how improved legislation and regulation could... more

Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill passes third reading

31 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries 31 July 2014 Media Statement Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passes third readingA bill... more

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News

Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

Business

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze Metherell July 31 ... more

Living

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more

2014 GLASGOW: GOLD FOR BOYLE AND PASCOE

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle bounced back from last night’s disappointment to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more