News

Free GP visits & prescriptions for under 13s

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of HealthHon Nikki KayeMinister for ACC 1 July 2015 Free GP visits & prescriptions for under 13sFrom today all New Zealand children aged... more

West Coast wetlands protected by Nature Heritage Fund

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerAssociate Minister of Conservation1 July 2015West Coast wetlands protected by Nature Heritage Fund A significant wetland on the West Coast home to rare birds and plants... more

Accommodation support rise for studying sole parents

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Anne TolleyMinister for Social Development1 July 2015 Accommodation support rise for studying sole parents Studying sole parents could be up to $165 a week better off from today when... more

NZQA congratulated on 25 years of service

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of EducationNZQA congratulated on 25 years of serviceEducation Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) on 25 years... more

Home Safety Service rolled out nationwide

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister of JusticeHome Safety Service rolled out nationwideUp to 1000 victims of family violence will be better protected with the rollout of the National Home Safety... more

Dawn of a new era for education

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education Dawn of a new era for educationToday marks a new era for teachers as the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand opens its doors, says Education... more

Greece Shows Importance of Gold

1 Jul 2015 News
GoldCore Greece Shows Importance of Gold as Europeans Buy Coins and Bars- Demand for physical gold from Europeans surges- Greek ATMs limit withdrawals to €60 per day- Greeks panic buy food, fuel and medicine-... more

Community Corrections site opens in Taupo

30 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga30 JUNE, 2015Community Corrections site opens in TaupoCorrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today officially opened the refurbished Taupo Community Corrections... more

Goodhew: Inclusive NZ Our Place Conference

30 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Jo Goodhew30 JUNE, 2015Inclusive NZ Our Place ConferenceE aku rangatira, tena koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.Welcome everyone, it is a pleasure to be here. This... more

Clearer labour market process for employers

30 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Anne Tolley, Michael Woodhouse30 JUNE, 2015Clearer labour market process for employersA new streamlined labour market test process in Queenstown will benefit employers trying to fill... more

Better protections for victims of cyberbullying

30 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister of Justice 30 June 2015 Media statement Better protections for victims of cyberbullyingA Bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims passed... more

More support and progress in storm recovery

30 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeMinister of Civil Defence30 June 2015 More support and progress in storm recoveryCivil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says dedicated recovery managers are on the ground... more

Groser’s attack shows criticism of TPPA is hitting home

30 Jun 2015 News
Professor Jane Kelsey 30 June 2015For immediate releaseMinister Groser’s attack shows criticism of TPPA is hitting home ‘When the minister of trade feels it necessary to publicly attack critics of the... more

Movember radio: Richie McCaw Talks tough guys taking action

30 Jun 2015 News
Haystac Movember radio: Richie McCaw Talks tough guys taking action Quick facts:• Movember Foundation launches podcast series – Movember Radio• All Black captain and legend Richie McCaw features as... more

Trade Minister to attend Pacific Alliance Summit in Peru

30 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Tim GroserMinister of Trade30 June 2015 Trade Minister to attend Pacific Alliance Summit in PeruTrade Minister Tim Groser departs today for Peru to attend the Pacific Alliance... more

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News

New on-body cameras for Corrections officers

24 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government New on-body cameras for Corrections officers On-body cameras for frontline Corrections staff are being rolled... more

Lower tobacco duty free limit yields results

24 Jun 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of CustomsHon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaAssociate Minister of Health Lower tobacco... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Wearable tech start-up launches US$200,000 crowdfund bid

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Wearable tech start-up launches US$200,000 crowdfunding campaign By Fiona Rotherham June 23... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Extra sizzle added to New Zealand’s Biggest Cycling Occasion

24 Jun 2015 Cycling
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Extra sizzle added to New Zealand’s Biggest Cycling Occasion With entries opening in just under a... more

Gilmour targeting another strong finish at Rally Gisborne

24 Jun 2015 Motor Sport
Emma Gilmour Gilmour targeting another strong finish at Rally Gisborne 23.6.15 Emma Gilmour intends to start the second half of the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Gordon Campbell on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change

19 Jun 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change   The spread of market mechanisms into every facet of... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of Judges of the High Court

19 Jun 2015 Appointments
Christchurch Queen’s Counsel Nicholas Davidson and Auckland Barrister and Solicitor Rebecca Anne Edwards have been appointed... more

Appointments to the independent Charities Registration Board

16 Jun 2015 Appointments
  Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has announced the appointment of a new member to the independent Charities... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more