News

Minister outlines ‘export double’ vision for primary sector

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister outlines ‘export double’ vision for primary sector Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has outlined his goal for the primary sector to double the value of exports by 2025... more

Talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelDefence Minister Gerry Brownlee and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held bilateral talks in Washington today.Mr Brownlee is in Washington... more

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Government Inquiry report released Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a former Director of the... more

Mayor's Treaty Interpretation "Dangerous" - Democracy Action

25 Nov 2014 News
Democracy Action Mayor's Treaty Interpretation "Dangerous" - Democracy ActionResponding to the Fairfax article that New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd wants the law to be changed to make... more

PM welcomes Inspector-General’s report

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government PM welcomes Inspector-General’s reportPrime Minister John Key today welcomed the report of Cheryl Gwyn, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, into issues around the release of... more

Failings within Corrections acknowledged

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Failings within Corrections acknowledgedCorrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today acknowledged the release of the Department of Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer’s Review of the... more

ED wait times – best winter result to date

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government ED wait times – best winter result to dateHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest National Health Target results show that over the busy winter months people were treated more... more

Govt resumes sexual violence Trial Proceedings work

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Govt resumes sexual violence Trial Proceedings workJustice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence... more

Indigenous Experts arrive in Auckland

24 Nov 2014 News
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM), New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence, is this week (25th – 28th November) holding its 6th Biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference in ... more

Government Inquiry into Smith / Traynor escape established

24 Nov 2014 News
State Services Minister Paula Bennett has today released the draft Terms of Reference for theGovernment Inquiry into matters concerning the escape of Phillip John Smith / Traynor. The draft Terms of Reference focus... more

PHARMAC to change how it makes funding decisions

24 Nov 2014 News
PHARMAC Media releasePHARMAC to change how it makes funding decisions24 November 2014PHARMAC will change the way it makes funding decisions from late next year.Its nine Decision Criteria will be replaced... more

DHBs roll out new national maternity IT system

24 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government 4 November 2014 DHBs roll out new national maternity IT system Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the rollout of a new national IT system aimed at improving the quality of... more

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

24 Nov 2014 Politics
New Zealand Labour PartyLabour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. “Labour has many new... more

Highway closure - Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat - Waitemata

24 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Highway closure - Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat - WaitemataEmergency services are in attendance at the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Green Rd in Dairy Flat where a truck has... more

Draft foreign fighters legislation released

23 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Draft foreign fighters legislation releasedPrime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.The... more

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News

Indigenous Experts arrive in Auckland

24 Nov 2014 News
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM), New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence, is this week (25th – 28th November) holding... more

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

24 Nov 2014 Politics
New Zealand Labour PartyLabour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and... more

Business

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market, renew sales into China By Fiona Rotherham Nov. 18 ... more

Living

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more

Property

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Travel to NZ made easier for Indian business visitors

7 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse say Indian nationals travelling to New Zealand... more

Sport

Lydia Ko gets record LPGA haul - and a US$1.5m payday!

24 Nov 2014 Golf
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the... more

Valerie Adams named World Athlete of the Year

23 Nov 2014 Sport
New Zealand shot put star Valerie Adams has been named the World Athlete of the Year in Monaco this morning. Adams is the first Kiwi... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Rick Ellis as Te Papa’s new CEO

24 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism... more

Gordon Campbell on the SAS role against Islamic State, and Podemos

20 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Could this news report serve to explain – in a nutshell – why Prime Minister John Key has not ruled out the SAS... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to the Philippines announced

18 Nov 2014 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Strachan as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the... more

New High Commissioner to Malaysia

18 Nov 2014 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat John Subritzky as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Malaysia, to... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more