News

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vesselsForeign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels, Songhua... more

Social Housing Reform Bill passed into law

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Social Housing Reform Bill passed into lawLaw changes to help grow an innovative social housing sector and house more vulnerable New Zealanders passed into law today.Social Housing... more

NZ designates another group as a terrorist entity

22 May 2015 News
22 May 2015 New Zealand has designated another terrorist group, Egypt-based Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, Prime Minister John Key announced today. “These designations help... more

Terms of Negotiation signed with Ngapuhi

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 Terms of Negotiation signed with NgapuhiThe Crown and the Tuhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority (Tuhoronuku IMA) have signed Terms of Negotiation and are ready to begin... more

Updated Bullying Prevention Guide welcomed

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 Updated Bullying Prevention Guide welcomed Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the update of a successful anti-bullying guide, which incorporates suggestions... more

Attorney-General saddened by death of Sir Thomas Gault

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 Attorney-General expresses sadness at the death of Sir Thomas GaultAttorney-General Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life and career of former Supreme... more

Waitangi Tribunal legal action aims to stop Statoil

22 May 2015 News
Taikaha Communications Waitangi Tribunal legal action aims to stop StatoilA new Waitangi Tribunal claim is alleging breaches of Te Tiriti o Waitangi due to the New Zealand Government’s failure to actively seek... more

Pacific peoples benefit from Budget 2015

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 Pacific peoples benefit from Budget 2015 Pacific peoples will benefit from Budget 2015 through our government’s focus on supporting families and reducing hardship, Pacific... more

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

22 May 2015 News
22 May 2015 The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch... more

Minister welcomes $74 million for tax compliance

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 Minister welcomes $74 million for tax complianceBudget 2015 continues the Government’s investment in ensuring fairness in the tax system by pursuing those attempting to avoid... more

Children in Hardship Bill passes first reading

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015Children in Hardship Bill passes first reading A Bill that supports the government’s $790 million Budget 2015 package to assist children in beneficiary and lower-income... more

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 News
University of Waikato Top biology student off to Denmark OlympiadSixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in... more

$12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network The new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network, which will help Maori land owners improve the productivity of their land, will be supported by $12.8... more

$2.1m for rangatahi Maori suicide prevention

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $2.1m for rangatahi Maori suicide preventionThe Budget provides $2.1 million of new operating funding for rangatahi Maori suicide prevention, Maori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa ... more

$35.3m invested to improve Maori housing

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $35.3m invested to improve Maori housingBudget 2015 provides operating funding of $35.3 million over the next four years to improve housing outcomes for whanau Maori, Maori Development... more

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News

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

22 May 2015 News
22 May 2015 The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from... more

Budget 2015: At a Glance

21 May 2015 News
21 May 2015 Budget 2015 delivers careful management of public spending, hand in hand with investment in public services. (All... more

Business

NZ consumer confidence slips in May

22 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
May 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence slipped in May as sentiment about current and future conditions eased. The... more

Consumer NZ vs Qantas

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Consumer NZ ramps up campaign to get Qantas's Jetstar to drop pre-ticked booking forms May 20... 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

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch... more

Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth

20 May 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth, cost clamp down May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust,... 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

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in... more

Chinese tourists to NZ turning off package tours

19 May 2015 NZ Tourism By Anna Lu
May 19 (BusinessDesk) - China’s tourism market, which is officially expected to be worth over $2.6 billion to New Zealand by... more

Sport

BLACKCAPS tour of England: First Test at Lord's Cricket Ground

22 May 2015 Cricket
First innings at stumps on Day One: England 354-7 in 90 overs (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67, Ali 49*; Henry 3-93 on Test debut) DAY... more

Critical Moments Will Count For Mojo Pulse

22 May 2015 Netball
Assistant Coach Frances Solia is hoping for a repeat result when the Mojo Pulse come up against the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked.... more

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

Kiwi Success

New High Commissioner to Tonga

15 May 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced diplomat Sarah Walsh as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to... more

IkeGPS's CEO Milnes and CTO Toorenburg move to US

15 May 2015 People By Suze Metherell
  IkeGPS's CEO Milnes and CTO Toorenburg move to US to chase growth May 15 (BusinessDesk) - IkeGPS, the remote measurement... more

Recruitment

NZ's growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

15 May 2015 State of the Market Report By Paul McBeth
  NZ's growing ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification, Joyce says May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's information... more

5,500 more doctors and nurses in our hospitals

15 May 2015 Recruitment
  Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the... more