News

Proprietors of Wakatu v Attorney-General

19 Dec 2014 News
NZ Court of Appeal COURT OF APPEAL OF NEW ZEALAND TE KOTI PIRA O AOTEAROA MEDIA RELEASE PROPRIETORS OF WAKATU v ATTORNEY-GENERAL (CA436/2012) [2014] NZCA 628 PRESS SUMMARY This summary is provided to assist... more

Ngapuhi Parties Urged to Get Back to the Table

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand First Party Ngapuhi Parties Urged to Get Back to the TableNew Zealand First backs the call by the Waitangi Tribunal for the dissenting parties within Ngapuhi to sit down and sort their differences... more

Korero Mai Kia Ahau: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December 2014

19 Dec 2014 News
Radio Waatea 603 AM Korero Mai Kia Ahau: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December 2014Broadcast onWaatea 603 AMSaturday 12.00 - 12.30pmSunday 12.00 - 12.30pmBoth shows repeated 5.00pm – 6.00pmOn SundaySaturday... more

Convention Centre resource consent application to be lodged

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Economic Development 19 December 2014 Media Statement Convention Centre resource consent application to be lodgedEconomic Development Minister... more

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossAssociate Minister of Transport 19 December 2014 Media Statement A summer ‘gift’ for your boatieHelping your friends and family stay safe on the water this... more

Five Navy helicopters sold to Peru

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Defence19 December 2014 Media StatementFive Navy helicopters sold to PeruFive Royal New Zealand Navy Seasprite helicopters have been sold to Peru,... more

Decision to transfer ownership of Okaro lake bed to Te Arawa

19 Dec 2014 News
Rotorua Lakes Council News Release Friday 19 December 2014Decision to transfer ownership of Okaro lake bed to Te ArawaExactly 10 years after ownership of 13 of the district’s lake beds was signed over to Te... more

New PGP Investment Advisory Panel members

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries19 December 2014New PGP Investment Advisory Panel membersPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced three new members of the Primary... more

New reports show value of growing Maori agribusiness

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Te Ururoa FlavellMinister for Maori Development19 December 2014New reports show value of growing Maori agribusinessPrimary Industries... more

Forestry opportunities in Maori Agribusiness

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Forestry opportunities in Maori AgribusinessAssociate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the release of a report highlighting the economic opportunities for forestry... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Consultation starts on ACC rates for free under 13s doctors’ visitsHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free... more

A Memorandum of Understanding to improve student safety

19 Dec 2014 News
NZ Teachers Council A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve student safetyThe New Zealand Teachers Council and the New Zealand School Trustees Association are pleased to announce the signing of a... more

Harm reduced as tobacco left at the border

19 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of CustomsHon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaAssociate Minister of Health Harm reduced as tobacco left at the borderThe more than 800kg of tobacco and cigarettes left at... more

Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

18 Dec 2014 Education
Parents, whanau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education. “We’re making great progress with kids starting earlier... more

10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government 10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’ programme Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $100,000 in funding to expand the ‘Youth in Emergency ... more

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News

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) is a... more

Business

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue role By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rose on oil relief; Air NZ gains

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by OceanaGold Corp and Air New Zealand following a global... more

Living

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa... more

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

18 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Article - BusinessDesk   Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze ... more

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Article - BusinessDesk   Britannia takes down TV ads, working with FMA over UK pension ads By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Dan Carter leaves All Black's to play for Paris club

18 Dec 2014 Rugby
Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when the All Blacks great moves to France after next... more

Double record bid for King Country shearer

18 Dec 2014 Sport
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more