News

Joyce to strengthen links in Latin America

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 April 2015 Joyce to strengthen links in Latin America Strengthening education and trade links will be the focus of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce’s... more

Whanau Ora provides X-factor in new initiatives

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 April 2015 Whanau Ora provides X-factor in new initiatives The Whanau Ora Minister is thrilled to see the South Island’s Whanau Ora commissioning agency support education and... more

Agencies to benefit from new AoG panel

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 April 2015 Agencies to benefit from new AoG panelEconomic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced the five providers appointed to a new All-of-Government (AoG) panel for... more

Field of Remembrance established

21 Apr 2015 News
Education Minister Hekia Parata today helped students at Titahi Bay’s Ngati Toa School establish a Field of Remembrance as part of a nationwide project to highlight the service and sacrifice of young New... more

Climate Change Seminar at the University of Auckland

21 Apr 2015 News
University of Auckland Climate Change Seminar at the University of AucklandPerspectives on climate change as a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge is the subject of a seminar hosted by... more

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerAssociate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery 21 April 2015 Media StatementFree, impartial advice for Cantabrians extendedAssociate Canterbury Earthquake... more

New Principal Appointed at Wairoa College

21 Apr 2015 News
Wairoa College New Principal Appointed at Wairoa CollegeThe Wairoa College Board of Trustees is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Chris Allen to the position of Principal. Board Chairman James Baty said... more

Coleman launches flu immunisation campaign

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 April 2015Coleman launches flu immunisation campaignHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Victoria University of Wellington’s... more

#OSOS2015 - Hippies with tie-died laptops discuss open Govt.

21 Apr 2015 News
Column - New Zealand Open Source Society #OSOS2015 - Hippies with tie-died laptops discuss open GovernmentBy Jimmy GreenKate Beecroft, Bene Anderson, Ben Balter, Cam Findlay, Laura O'Connell Rapira jam on... more

Greens wrong on free GP visits for under 13s

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 April 2015Greens wrong on free GP visits for under 13sHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say the Greens have got it wrong on free under 13s doctor visits.“We... more

Request for Ellis Commission of Inquiry declined

21 Apr 2015 News
  Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. Mr Ellis... more

Positive Ageing Strategy report released

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 April 2015 Positive Ageing Strategy report releasedThe value of older people to New Zealand has been spelled out in a new report released today by Senior Citizens Minister Maggie... more

Advancing New Zealand's bilateral and trade relationship with Poland

21 Apr 2015 News
A parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has been advancing the bilateral and trade relationship with Poland during the past week. In Warsaw, the delegation met with the Speakers of... more

Three NZ-China research projects announced

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 20 April 2015 Three NZ-China research projects announced Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today opened the fourth New Zealand/China Joint Commission Meeting on Science and... more

Consultation sought on tobacco control protocol

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 20 April 2015 Consultation sought on tobacco control protocolPublic feedback is being sought on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international agreement aimed at getting rid of... more

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News

Advancing New Zealand's bilateral and trade relationship with Poland

21 Apr 2015 News
A parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has been advancing the bilateral and trade relationship with... more

Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan

20 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan   The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors... more

Business

Alex Swney pleads guilty to $2.5M fraud charge

21 Apr 2015 Business News
  Alex Swney pleads guilty to fraud charge over $2.5 mln of payments April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Alex Swney, former chief... more

Trends Publishing calls foul over Callaghan repayment demand

21 Apr 2015 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
  Callaghan seeks repayment of Trends Publishing grant; chairman calls move 'unjust' April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Callaghan... more

Living

“Beast of Burden” Given Green Light by China Film Animation

21 Apr 2015 Lifestyle
NZPA Animated Feature “Beast of Burden” Given Green Light by China Film Animation, Huhu Studios & Qi Tai Cultural... more

ANZAC to be commemorated in UK - with massive waiata

13 Apr 2015 ANZAC
Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Britons will gather in London on 25 April 2015 to mark the Centenary of the ANZAC... more

Property

New process for red zone Crown offers

21 Apr 2015 Property
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to... more

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

14 Apr 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn't meeting... 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 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

World Masters Games Targets 13,000 International Competitors

21 Apr 2015 Sport
World Masters Games 2017 Targets 13,000 International Competitors as It Celebrates Two Years to Go It will be the largest athletics... more

Para-Swimming stars heading to World Championships

18 Apr 2015 Swimming
Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is thrilled to announce their team for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow in July. ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

14 Apr 2015 Opinion
Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry

9 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry Good to have a reminder of why trade unions are still essential... more

Kiwi Success

Hawke’s Bay-Trained Therapist Makes It Big in UK

21 Apr 2015 Flying Kiwi*
Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) body and beauty therapy graduate Kate Kerr now runs her own advanced skin therapy clinic in... more

Finzsoft appoints Silverlake's Kwong to its board

21 Apr 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
  Finzsoft appoints Silverlake's Kwong to its board, cementing tie up April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Finzsoft Solutions, the... 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