News

Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Monday, 23 February 2015

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Monday, 23 February 2015Download PDF of original Hansard Transcript Scanned - as released by PM's OfficeNOTE: The following document has be... more

Discussion paper released on Customs’ Act

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 4 March 2015 Media Statement Discussion paper released on Customs’ ActCustoms Minister Nicky Wagner today released a discussion paper... more

Scot finds love in New Zealand thanks to poster - UK-Kiwi love story

4 Mar 2015 News
They had a sleepover - but was it because of a hangover? Picton's star-crossed lovers, Kiwi William Scott Chalmers and Scottish backpacker Sarah Milne, broke their silence today after their big date involving... more

Victoria Avenue School, Remuera to Celebrate 4th Gala

4 Mar 2015 News
Victoria Avenue School Victoria Avenue School, Remuera to Celebrate 4th Gala.22 March, 201510am-3pmVictoria Avenue School in Remuera is set to celebrate their 4th biennial school gala, on 22 March 2015. ... more

‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge launched

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government ‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge launched Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $14.6... more

Project supports Pacific safety improvements

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Project supports Pacific safety improvementsThe presentation of vital data on shipping hazards to Vanuatu, Tonga and the Cook Islands is an important first step toward significantly... more

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes The gambling sector and the public are being consulted on proposed changes to gambling fees, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.... more

Minister applauds national kapa haka festival

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister applauds national kapa haka festivalEducation Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in... more

Capital E Digital Studios programme impressive workshops

3 Mar 2015 News
Capital E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESTARTS Capital E Digital Studios programme impressive workshops Capital E Digital Studio’s don’t disappoint these April school holidays with two programmes, for juniors... more

GP practice staff get healthy alongside patients

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government GP practice staff get healthy alongside patients Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says general practice staff are getting behind a programme which has them joining their patients to live... more

Think twice before buying wildlife products

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerAssociate Minister of Conservation3 March 2015 Think twice before buying wildlife productsAssociate Minister of Conservation Nicky Wagner is reminding all travellers... more

$905k to grow tomorrow’s business leaders

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeMinister for Youth 3 March 2015 Media Statement $905k to grow tomorrow’s business leadersYoung people across New Zealand will receive a boost to develop their... more

Superheroes STEAM ahead

3 Mar 2015 News
STEAM ahead EMPOWERING AUCKLAND GIRLS TO BECOME SUPERHEROES THROUGH SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (MARCH 3, 2015)Superheroes STEAM ahead , a career event for girls and mums, took place... more

Changes proposed to telecommunications facilities standards

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy Adams Minister for CommunicationsHon Dr Nick SmithMinister for the Environment Changes proposed to telecommunications facilities standardsPublic feedback is being sought on... more

Bumper tuatara season on Little Barrier Island

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 3 March 2015 Bumper tuatara season on Little Barrier IslandConservation Minister Maggie Barry is pleased to announce a bumper crop of tuatara eggs on Te Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier... more

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News

Scot finds love in New Zealand thanks to poster - UK-Kiwi love story

4 Mar 2015 News
They had a sleepover - but was it because of a hangover? Picton's star-crossed lovers, Kiwi William Scott Chalmers and Scottish... more

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes The gambling sector and the public are being consulted on... more

Business

NZ dollar little changed after Australian GDP data

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar little changed as Australian GDP shows healthy household consumption By Paul McBeth March 4 ... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop on weakening yield demand By Suze Metherell March... more

Living

Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The Maple Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ New Zealand Tour New Zealand are lucky to play host to ... more

National Release of Award-Winning Film, Pulp

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Nga Taonga Sound and Vision   Florian Habicht (left) and Jarvis Cocker promoting Pulp: A Film... more

Property

Auckland houses prices fall in Feb as volume, listings rise

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland houses prices fall in February as volume, listings pick up By Suze Metherell March 4 ... more

NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr, driven by Canterbury March 4 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

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

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

Golden Shears set to start in Masterton

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Shearing Sports New Zealand Golden Shears set to start in Masterton Hundreds of competitors are descending on Masterton for the 55th ... more

NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades!

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Karapoti Classic NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades! Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... 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

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more