News

Countdown to NZ hosting FIFA U-20 World Cup

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 1 April 2015 Countdown to NZ hosting FIFA U-20 World CupFollowing a hugely successful ICC Cricket World Cup, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the countdown is now on... more

Crime falls for fifth year in a row

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Crime falls for fifth year in a row Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes crime data released today showing recorded crime has dropped by more than 100,000 offences over the last... more

Levy cuts signal ACC scheme in good shape

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Levy cuts signal ACC scheme in good shape The levy cuts that take effect today are a further sign of the sound financial management of ACC under this government, says ACC Minister Nikki... more

Independent expert panel to lead major CYF overhaul

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Independent expert panel to lead major CYF overhaulSocial Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that an independent panel has been established to lead a complete overhaul of... more

Gordon Campbell: The inadequate response to sexual violence

1 Apr 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the inadequate response to sexual violence preventionOn combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own... more

Tax collection on employee share schemes examined

1 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Tax collection on employee share schemes examinedRevenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the release this week of an Inland Revenue officials’ issues paper that seeks feedback on... more

Exciting Rangatahi About the Potential of Science

1 Apr 2015 News
Priority one Exciting Rangatahi About the Potential of ScienceMEDIA RELEASE: EMBARGOED UNTIL 9am, Wednesday 1 April 2015. Two Te Reo Maori land and water based science resources are being launched today at a... more

Court of Appeal Judge and Chief High Court Judge appointed

31 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonAttorney-General 31 March 2015 Media Statement Court of Appeal Judge and Chief High Court Judge appointedThe Honourable Justice Helen Winkelmann, Chief High... more

Toothfish import, export restrictions renewed

31 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Toothfish import, export restrictions renewed Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the renewal of the Customs Import and Export Prohibitions (CIPO and CEPO) on toothfish,... more

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference Transcript: 16 March 2015

31 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Monday, 16 March 2015OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTERTRANSCRIPT OF POST-CABINET PRESS CONFERENCE: MONDAY, 16 MARCH 2015 Download Sca... more

Law change to ban cosmetic testing on animals

31 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Law change to ban cosmetic testing on animalsThe Government will introduce a change to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill to ban the use of animals for testing finished cosmetic products... more

Standards and Accreditation Bill reported back

31 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Standards and Accreditation Bill reported backCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the Commerce select committee’s report on the Standards and... more

Far North low-decile schools ditch traditional teaching

31 Mar 2015 News
Rotary Club of Kerikeri NEWS RELEASE RO047 31 March 2015Far North low-decile schools ditch traditional teaching system About seventy students at the low-decile Paihia School unwrapped brand-new Chromebook... more

New steps against kauri dieback

31 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government New steps against kauri dieback Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced the Albany Scenic Reserve in Auckland will be closed until further notice to prevent the spread of kauri... more

Kiwi Students Win Debate on the Role of Law in War

31 Mar 2015 News
NZ Red Cross NEWS RELEASE 31 March 2015 Kiwi Students Win Debate on the Role of Law in War New Zealand students from Victoria University have taken home the top prize at the 13th Red Cross International... more

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News

Royal succession laws come into force

26 Mar 2015 News
Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms... more

McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

24 Mar 2015 News
  Foreign Minister Murray McCully travelled to Baghdad yesterday for talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi... more

Business

PAYE for NZ firms proposed in biggest tax shake-up since '57

31 Mar 2015 Business News By Pattick Smellie
March 31 (BusinessDesk) - The government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a pay-as-you-go (PAYE) basis, like... more

Mark Powell to depart Warehouse by Feb 2016 after 4 years

30 Mar 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
March 30 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Powell will step down as chief executive of Warehouse Group by February 2016 after 14 years, the last... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... more

Revealed: Auckland's cheapest suburbs

9 Mar 2015 Property
Many home buyers face long commute to Auckland jobs as they move to Wellsford, Pokeno and Hamilton. Only six areas of Auckland still... 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

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

ICC announces Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

31 Mar 2015 Cricket
The team was chosen by a select group of experts who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in... more

Black Caps have done us proud

31 Mar 2015 Cricket
Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Black Caps have done New Zealand proud in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Dr... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election

30 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Northland by-election Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland... more

ICC World Cup 2015: STEPHEN FLEMING: YES, NEW ZEALAND CAN!

28 Mar 2015 Opinion
Former New Zealand captain says the team will be focusing on enjoying themselves, knowing they are part of something that will be the... more

Kiwi Success

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more