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Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Monday, 23 February 2015

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Monday, 23 February 2015Download PDF of original Hansard Transcript Scanned - as released by PM's OfficeNOTE: The following document has be... more

Discussion paper released on Customs’ Act

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 4 March 2015 Media Statement Discussion paper released on Customs’ ActCustoms Minister Nicky Wagner today released a discussion paper... more

Second year of Accord off to encouraging start

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Second year of Accord off to encouraging startBuilding and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown have today welcomed the release of the latest Auckland Housing Accord... more

Victoria Avenue School, Remuera to Celebrate 4th Gala

4 Mar 2015 News
Victoria Avenue School Victoria Avenue School, Remuera to Celebrate 4th Gala.22 March, 201510am-3pmVictoria Avenue School in Remuera is set to celebrate their 4th biennial school gala, on 22 March 2015. ... more

‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge launched

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government ‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge launched Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $14.6... more

Project supports Pacific safety improvements

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Project supports Pacific safety improvementsThe presentation of vital data on shipping hazards to Vanuatu, Tonga and the Cook Islands is an important first step toward significantly... more

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Consultation on proposed gambling fee changesThe gambling sector and the public are being consulted on proposed changes to gambling fees, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.... more

Minister applauds national kapa haka festival

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister applauds national kapa haka festivalEducation Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in... more

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & WineThe quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a... more

Capital E Digital Studios programme impressive workshops

3 Mar 2015 News
Capital E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESTARTSCapital E Digital Studios programme impressive workshopsCapital E Digital Studio’s don’t disappoint these April school holidays with two programmes, for juniors and seniors,... more

GP practice staff get healthy alongside patients

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government GP practice staff get healthy alongside patients Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says general practice staff are getting behind a programme which has them joining their patients to live... more

Think twice before buying wildlife products

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerAssociate Minister of Conservation3 March 2015 Think twice before buying wildlife productsAssociate Minister of Conservation Nicky Wagner is reminding all travellers... more

$905k to grow tomorrow’s business leaders

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeMinister for Youth 3 March 2015 Media Statement $905k to grow tomorrow’s business leadersYoung people across New Zealand will receive a boost to develop their... more

Superheroes STEAM ahead

3 Mar 2015 News
STEAM ahead EMPOWERING AUCKLAND GIRLS TO BECOME SUPERHEROES THROUGH SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (MARCH 3, 2015)Superheroes STEAM ahead , a career event for girls and mums, took place... more

Changes proposed to telecommunications facilities standards

3 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy Adams Minister for CommunicationsHon Dr Nick SmithMinister for the Environment Changes proposed to telecommunications facilities standardsPublic feedback is being sought on... more

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News

Britain's most hated woman fires up NZ

2 Mar 2015 News
There's no excuse for being overweight, you can judge kids by their names and it's okay to miss their birthday - that's the opinion of... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider ... more

Business

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Govt resisting pressure to inject more cash into Solid Energy By Pattrick Smellie March 2... more

KiwiRail 1H earnings fall on lower coal, logs, dairy volumes

2 Mar 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth March 2 (BusinessDesk) - KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, reported a 6 percent drop in... more

Living

NZ wins the cricket - but England wins the battle of the bubbles

2 Mar 2015 Food & Wine
New Zealand may have thrashed England on the cricket pitch, but the two countries went head to head with a strong team of sparkling... more

The forgotten heroes of the Great War: Win a copy with NZNewsUK

2 Mar 2015 Entertainment
A landmark release for Anzac Day 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Based on real people and events, the... more

Property

Kiwis becoming longer-term renters

2 Mar 2015 Property
Pressure on home-buyers increases the number of long-term renters. Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean... more

Average Auckland house price hits record $764,000

2 Mar 2015 Property
Average asking prices for houses have smashed through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time. New figures from... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

McCarty Gets First Win, Tillotson Takes Two in the Bs

2 Mar 2015 Cycling
  Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington... more

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more