News

Encouraging growth in latest building consent data

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick SmithMinister for Building and Housing 28 November 2014 Media Statement Encouraging growth in latest building consent dataBuilding and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith... more

Martinborough winemaker receives conservation award

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Maggie BarryMinister of Conservation28 November 2014Martinborough winemaker receives conservation awardConservation Minister Maggie Barry has presented Clive Paton of Martinborough... more

Minister to attend the OECD Forum on migration

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Michael WoodhouseMinister of Immigration28 November 2014Minister to attend the OECD Forum on migrationImmigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Paris tomorrow to represent... more

Awards put spotlight on location innovation

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Louise UpstonMinister for Land Information28 November 2014Awards put spotlight on location innovationThe limitless potential of location information, and the innovative people working... more

Nurses urge action on climate change

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Nurses Organisation Nurses urge action on climate changeNurses commenting on a Special Article published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, Health and equity impacts of climate change in... more

Rangi Ruru Wins Nga Kete Debating Tournament

28 Nov 2014 News
Rangi Ruru Girls' School 27 November 2014Rangi Ruru Wins Nga Kete Debating TournamentRangi Ruru Girls’ School has taken home the top prize in the Nga Kete Debating Tournament.The competition celebrates women’s... more

Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little, Mockingjay & drunk texting

28 Nov 2014 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s debut, Mockingjay, and drunk textingby Gordon CampbellJohn Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week - at least among the 50% of the... more

Grant for Museum of Wellington City and Sea announced

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Grant for Museum of Wellington City and Sea announcedThe Museum of Wellington City and Sea will receive a government grant of $1.3 million for its redevelopment project and earthquake... more

Ministers respond to Glenn Inquiry Report

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Ministers respond to Glenn Inquiry ReportJustice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have acknowledged the Glenn Inquiry Report into family violence released... more

New rules for financial markets to take effect

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government New rules for financial markets to take effectCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith welcomes new rules taking effect from 1 December which will promote the growth of New... more

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji.“New Zealand has had an acting High... more

Minister acknowledges work of sector groups

27 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 27 November 2014 Media Statement Minister acknowledges work of sector groupsEducation Minister Hekia Parata has acknowledged the... more

MSD procurement a winner

27 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Anne TolleyMinister for Social Development 27 November 2014 Media Statement MSD procurement a winnerSocial Development Minister Anne Tolley says preferred supplier... more

Proud Pasifika Community Celebrate Student Success

27 Nov 2014 News
Weltec Proud Pasifika Community Celebrate Student Success The pride, hopes and aspirations for the future generation of skilled builders and carpenters was keenly felt at a Pasifika community event held at... more

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

27 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister of JusticeMinister for Courts27 November 2014State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestoneThe $300 million Christchurch Justice precinct has reached a key... more

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News

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

27 Nov 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign ... more

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Business

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

Living

NZ's "Queen of the Blues" MaKuini plays Etta James show at London's legendary 100 Club

27 Nov 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand’s “Queen of the Blues” MaKuini has played a show at London’s legendary 100 Club to an enthusiastic... more

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Property

Property speculators targeted by IRD

27 Nov 2014 Property
Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is... more

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Sport

Black Sox named for Oceania qualifier

27 Nov 2014 Sport
Hard work has been rewarded in the naming of the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team for next month’s ISF Oceania Qualifying ... more

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair

26 Nov 2014 ASB Tennis
NZ Festival of TennisFeaturing some of the biggest names in world tennis, organisers of the ASB Classic are pleased to announce one... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: govt arrogance, Ferguson & Police pursuits

27 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
As anyone who’s ever encountered him around Parliament will verify, Chris Finlayson’s arrogance is matched only by his... more

Gordon Campbell on the inquiry on one case of dirty politics

26 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the... more

Kiwi Success

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more