News

Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passes final reading

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passes final readingPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the unanimous support for the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill during its third and... more

The Scottish National Party and the British Elections

5 May 2015 News
Article - Binoy Kampmark The Sturgeon Factor: The Scottish National Party and the British Elections“I’m just facing up to reality. A minority government can’t govern without support from other parties. Either... more

More powers for Human Rights Commission

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 5 May 2015 More powers for Human Rights Commission A bill to give the Human Rights Commission greater flexibility in dealing with emerging human rights issues passed its second... more

Minister welcomes reports on Whanau Ora

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister welcomes reports on Whanau OraMinister for Whanau Ora Hon Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the Office of Auditor General’s report on Phase One (2010-2014) of Whanau Ora tabled in... more

Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime (PFIPC), Auckland Tuesday 5 May 2015.Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Greetings, greetings, greetings to all and every... more

NZ human rights report submitted to UN

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government NZ human rights report submitted to UNJustice Minister Amy Adams has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on civil and political rights in New Zealand.Along with... more

Speaker reinforces NZ's commitment to the Fiji Parliament

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Speaker reinforces New Zealand's commitment to the Fiji ParliamentThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon David Carter, will lead a delegation from the New Zealand Parliament... more

Stronger bonds formed with tragedy-struck Chinese province

5 May 2015 News
Lincoln University Stronger bonds formed with tragedy-struck Chinese provinceEducation officials from a Chinese province which has suffered tragedy on a massive scale were visiting Lincoln University last... more

Budget 2015: $32m for workplace compliance

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Budget 2015: $32m for workplace complianceInvesting $32 million of new operating expenditure in employment relations services over the next four years will help strengthen compliance with... more

Budget 2015: $32m for workplace compliance

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Budget 2015: $32m for workplace complianceInvesting $32 million of new operating expenditure in employment relations services over the next four years will help strengthen compliance with... more

Lincoln group establishes exciting options

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education Lincoln group establishes exciting options for their education communityThe New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) is thrilled to formally welcome a new... more

ENZ - Kea partnership targets alumni

5 May 2015 News
Wright Communications ENZ - Kea partnership targets alumni International education agency Education New Zealand has announced a new partnership with Kea, a global community of more than 600,000 expatriate New... more

Property report shows rugby field-sized results

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 5 May 2015 Property report shows rugby field-sized resultsCoordination between agencies has seen the Crown continue to reduce its property footprint and pay less for office space, State... more

Crowdfunding campaign launched to help students study

5 May 2015 News
NZPA Crowdfunding campaign launched to help students study and pass examsAs most parents know students are under a great deal of pressure these days to learn and do well in school, and often the pressure of... more

Defence White Paper public consultation begins

5 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 5 May 2015 Defence White Paper public consultation beginsDefence Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomes the beginning of the public consultation process for the 2015 Defence White Paper,... more

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News

New Zealand Prime Minister welcomes Royal baby

3 May 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key has congratulated Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their second... more

Waikato-Tainui Commemorates 20 Years of Raupatu Settlement

30 Apr 2015 News
  2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Waikato-Tainui settling its Treaty of Waitangi Raupatu claim and the iwi is encouraging... more

Business

Dotcom et al get three-month reprieve on extradition hearing

1 May 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
May 1 (BusinessDesk) - Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his fellow Megaupload co-accused have won a three-month reprieve on... more

Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted

1 May 2015 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
  Migration curbs, tweaked inflation target not warranted, says English May 1 (BusinessDesk) - The government is not... more

Living

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

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

Property

NZ building consents rise in March, snapping declines

30 Apr 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents rose in March, snapping three months of declines, with increased intentions... more

More foundation options for Canterbury homeowners

29 Apr 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the update to the technical guidance,Repairing and rebuilding houses... 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

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Netball: Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel defeat Mojo Pulse

3 May 2015 Netball
ANZ Championship Netball Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel (50) defeated Mojo Pulse (49) A youthful Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel... more

ANZ Championship: Official Result & Statistics

2 May 2015 Netball
Official Result: Mission Queensland Firebirds (56) defeated West Coast Fever (48) The Mission Queensland Firebirds have inflicted... more

Columns

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

Gordon Campbell on Indonesia’s latest round of executions

29 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
To no-one’s real surprise, Indonesia has carried out its second wave of executions this year. Given the varied nationalities... more

Kiwi Success

Simon Allen appointed chair of New Zealand Refining

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Paul McBeth
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Simon Allen has been elected chairman of New Zealand Refining Co, which operates the Marsden Point... more

Former Transpower head Patrick Strange joins NZX board

30 Apr 2015 Appointments By Suze Metherell
April 30 (BusinessDesk) - Former Transpower chief executive Patrick Strange has joined the board of the stock market operator,... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more