News

Government not introducing minimum pricing on alcohol

24 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Judith CollinsMinister of Justice 24 April 2014 Media Statement Government not introducing minimum pricing on alcoholJustice Minister Judith Collins has received the... more

Update on new Chinese infant formula rules

24 Apr 2014 News
  Chinese officials have provided further advice on the introduction of new regulations affecting New Zealand infant formula exports to China, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety... more

Gallipoli ballot special passes allocated

24 Apr 2014 News
  One hundred special passes from the Gallipoli ballot will be allocated to children of Gallipoli veterans and youth representatives, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced. The... more

Korero Mai Ki Ahau - Anzac Day, Shane Jones

24 Apr 2014 News
Radio Waatea 603 AM Korero Mai Ki AhauBroadcast on Waatea 603AMSaturday 12.00 - 12.30pmSunday 12.00 - 12.30pmBoth shows repeated 5.00pm – 6.00pmOn SundaySaturday 26 April 2014 |Parekura Kupe... more

NZDF provides assistance in Southern Westland

24 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZDF provides assistance in Southern WestlandDefence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the NZDF is providing assistance to the community of Whataroa in Southern Westland in the wake of the... more

What really happened in Ukraine

24 Apr 2014 News
Article - Charles Drace What really happened in Ukraineby Charles DraceApril 22, 2014I went to Ukraine for dental treatment last year and saved enough on the treatment to pay for several weeks visiting both... more

NZ and EU support renewable energy in Tuvalu

24 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs24 April 2014NZ and EU support renewable energy in TuvaluForeign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will continue... more

Commemorating Anzac Day

24 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Defence24 April 2014Commemorating Anzac DayDefence Minister Jonathan Coleman says Anzac Day will be especially poignant this year with the start of WWI... more

Minister travels to UAE, Kuwait, North Africa and France

24 Apr 2014 News
Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, North Africa and France to undertake a range of activities and bilateral calls. “The focus of my bilateral meetings in the... more

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

24 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZCID report a useful guide for recovery workCanterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says feedback provided to the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development... more

New visa to build Turkey-New Zealand ties

24 Apr 2014 News
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced a new three year multiple-entry visa to make it easier for Turkish business people and diplomats to visit New Zealand. Mr Woodhouse made the announcement... more

Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established

24 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council establishedFood Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council is being set up to provide independent advice to... more

Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Nikki Kaye23 APRIL, 2014Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council establishedFood Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council is being set up to... more

School pay continues improvement

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government School pay continues improvementThe latest Novopay complaints reports confirm the system is settling back into a more consistent and steady state after the busy start-of-year... more

NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific

23 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand is supporting the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy... more

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News

Gallipoli ballot special passes allocated

24 Apr 2014 News
  One hundred special passes from the Gallipoli ballot will be allocated to children of Gallipoli veterans and youth... more

Update on new Chinese infant formula rules

24 Apr 2014 News
  Chinese officials have provided further advice on the introduction of new regulations affecting New Zealand infant formula ... more

Business

Brownlee takes hard-hitting rebuild report on the chin

24 Apr 2014 Business News
April 24 (BusinessDesk) – An in-depth survey of senior leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates growing impatience and... more

Southern Cross Forest receiver to close mill, exit Australia

24 Apr 2014 Business News
  Southern Cross Forest receiver to close sawmill, wind up Australian business April 24 (BusinessDesk) - The receiver for... more

Living

99th ANZAC Day to be commemorated in London

24 Apr 2014 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett via NZ High Commission
Each year on 25 April, Australians and New Zealanders gather to remember the servicemen and women who have served their nation in... more

Kiwi director Joel Kefali's new video for tUnE-yArDs

24 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Watch New Video for tUnE-yArDs’ ‘Water Fountain’ Nikki Nack - the new... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer... more

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more

Sport

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more