News

NZ Condemns latest violence in Ukraine

26 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 26 January 2015 Media Statement NZ Condemns latest violence in UkraineForeign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing... more

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

25 Jan 2015 News
Released via Ali Jones PR Ltd Media Release 25 January 2015 Continuity and Family: Key in Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and... more

Minister welcomes beginning of school year

25 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 25 January 2015 Media Statement Minister welcomes beginning of school yearEducation Minister Hekia Parata has wished Kiwi kids well as... more

McCully to AU Summit and Jordan

25 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 25 January 2015 Media Statement McCully to AU Summit and JordanForeign Minister Murray McCully is travelling to Addis Ababa,... more

Tertiary Institute Success Set Students up for Success

24 Jan 2015 News
Weltec School Qualifications Achieved at Tertiary Institute Set Students up for SuccessDenno Veratau at WelTec18 year old Denno Veratau is pursuing his life goal to be... more

PM extends condolences following death of Saudi King

24 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister 23 January 2015 Media Statement PM extends condolences following death of Saudi KingPrime Minister John Key has extended his condolences to the... more

Airport Extension Threatens Wellington Waves

23 Jan 2015 Environment
This press release clarifies statements in our press release of January 8th regarding swell focusing The Wellington Boardriders Club (WBC ) and the Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) are both concerned about... more

Plan Ahead for Special Licences

23 Jan 2015 News
Queenstown Lakes District Council If you’re holding an event at Easter that will need a special licence, make sure to plan ahead and apply as soon as possible because applications must be lodged before... more

Mental health issues facing Chinese in NZ

23 Jan 2015 News
Chinese people with mental health problems do not seek help from mental health services because of shame and stigma and the fear of losing face, a University of Canterbury research study has found. Health... more

2015 school infrastructure spend $650 million

23 Jan 2015 News
Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says 2015 will see major school property developments as the Government invests around $650 million in maintaining, modernising and replacing buildings and ... more

Deficit $1.5b in five months to November

23 Jan 2015 News
Lower than expected operating expenses and higher than forecast customs and excise duties contributed to an operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit $121 million better than forecast for the... more

Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

23 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey University scientists who took the pictures - at the same time each year during... more

Community brings fairy prions to Mana Island

22 Jan 2015 Environment
New Zealand Government   Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner with one of the fairy prion chicks introduced to Mana Island today. Hon Nicky Wagner more

The Treaty has to take centre stage

22 Jan 2015 News
The Morgan Foundation The Treaty has to take centre stageIs the Treaty of Waitangi done and dusted when the last iwi claim is settled? – not according to Gareth Morgan. Today at Ratana Pa Gareth explained that... more

City & Guilds accredited Environmental courses

22 Jan 2015 News
Environmental Education Environmental Education provides first City & Guilds accredited Environmental courses in the southern hemisphere Environmental Education (NZ) Ltd. is the first education provider in... more

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News

Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

23 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey... more

Airport Extension Threatens Wellington Waves

23 Jan 2015 Environment
This press release clarifies statements in our press release of January 8th regarding swell focusing The Wellington Boardriders ... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to a record; MRP, Meridian gain

23 Jan 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose in a global rally, paced by Genesis Energy, Meridian Energy and ... more

NZ govt operating deficit smaller than expected

23 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand's government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five... more

Living

Japanese film season opens with Bread of Happiness

23 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
As summer holidays give way to normal daily work and school routines, the monthly Japanese film screenings return to Massey... more

Registrations Open for Disability Surf Day at Sumner Beach

23 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Registrations are now open for a surf day at Sumner Beach, Christchurch onSunday 22 February for physically disabled people hosted... more

Property

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Sean Maitland set to join London Irish

23 Jan 2015 Rugby
A COMBINATION of financial and positional considerations are understood to have been behind Sean Maitland’s decision to opt for... more

Veteran Racer Kenny Smith Rolls Back Years, Odd On For Title

23 Jan 2015 Motor Sport
When it comes to fast single seater racing cars, you might think of Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Scott Dixon in the USA. You... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Gordon Campbell on the Greek election, and EU turmoil

22 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the election in Greece, and EU turmoil The election in Greece on Sunday –... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more