News

Trailblazing education body a step closer

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015 Trailblazing education body a step closer “Today’s gazetting of the official start date for the Education Council (EDUCANZ) is another step along the path towards the... more

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015Media StatementFunding for more Christchurch youth eventsChristchurch youth councils will be creating fun and exciting events this winter as a result of a funding boost from... more

Minister to host forum for ethnic communities

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister to host forum for ethnic communitiesEthnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga will hold an evening community forum for residents of central Auckland tomorrow."The forums... more

Reduced ACC car levy rates just a click away

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Reduced ACC car levy rates just a click awayACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say car owners can now visit the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)... more

$1 million to connect Kiwis with science

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $1 million to connect Kiwis with scienceScience and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the successful applicants for the $1 million Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable... more

Parental leave payments to increase from 1 July

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015 Media Statement Parental leave payments to increase from 1 JulyPaid parental leave payments will increase from 1 July 2015, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister... more

New Zealand to open Embassy in Iraq

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015 New Zealand to open Embassy in Iraq Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will be opening an Embassy in Baghdad, which will be headed by career diplomat... more

Minister to attend defence talks in Singapore

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015 Minister to attend defence talks in SingaporeDefence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves today for Singapore to join his counterparts at the 14th annual Shangri-La Dialogue. “The... more

Gordon Campbell on the FIFA scandal , and similar dirty deal

28 May 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the FIFA scandal , and similar dirty dealingFace it, it has been a very, very bad week for anyone who thinks that a) FIFA is a damn fine organisation run by guys who... more

Final steps to improve accounting and audit laws

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015 Final steps to improve accounting and audit lawsCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says new law changes will enable the accounting and audit industry... more

Wikileaks releases US diplomatic cables from 1978

28 May 2015 News
Wikileaks WikiLeaks releases more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1978By Julian AssangeToday WikiLeaks has released more than half a million US State Department cables from 1978. The cables cover... more

Organised Crime Bill passes second reading

27 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Organised Crime Bill passes second readingA Bill that cracks down on organised crime and corruption has passed its second reading in Parliament today.Justice Minister Amy Adams says the... more

Collaborative whanau approach to help women

27 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Collaborative whanau approach to help womenConsultation on a report highlighting the importance of whanau and the community in preventing violence has been completed with positive... more

Visit by Chinese Party Secretary Hu Chunhua

27 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 27 May 2015 Visit by Chinese Party Secretary Hu ChunhuaForeign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed a visit to New Zealand by Mr Hu Chunhua, Politburo Member of CPC Central Committee... more

Front-line focus delivering results

27 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 27 May 2015Front-line focus delivering results The latest public sector staff capping report shows the Government’s commitment to providing better front-line services and keeping... more

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News

Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on

26 May 2015 News
Horizons Regional Council Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on A Rangitikei River stone monument commemorating a significant... more

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels,... more

Business

NZ trade surplus narrows in April as dairy exports fall

26 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ trade surplus narrows as expected in April as whole milk powder exports decline May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ consumer confidence slips in May

22 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
May 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence slipped in May as sentiment about current and future conditions eased. The... more

Living

NZ Surfer Daniel Kereopa in New Documentary

23 May 2015 Lifestyle
The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a documentary that went live online this... more

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

Property

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch... more

Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth

20 May 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth, cost clamp down May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust,... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance... more

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in... more

Sport

England wins by 124 runs at Lord's

26 May 2015 Cricket
DAY FIVE: First Innings: England 389 (Root 98, Stokes 92; Henry 4-93, Boult 4-79) v BLACKCAPS 523 (Williamson 132, Guptill 70) in the... more

Sir Owen Glenn creates Warriors trust

26 May 2015 Rugby League
  Sir Owen Glenn is to transfer his 50% stake in the NZ Warriors rugby league franchise to a trust named the "Sir Owen Glenn... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked.... more

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Kiwi Success

2015 Youth Awards winners announced

26 May 2015 People
Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2015 Youth Awards. Winners will be presented with awards at a... more

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 People
Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology... more

Recruitment

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

NZ's growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

15 May 2015 State of the Market Report By Paul McBeth
  NZ's growing ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification, Joyce says May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's information... more