News

New social housing development welcomed

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government New social housing development welcomed The opening of 19 new homes in Auckland today has been welcomed by Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett as an example of New Zealand’s growing... more

History in the making at Mangungu Mission

29 Jan 2015 News
Heritage New Zealand History in the making at Mangungu MissionHistory will be made on February 4, 2015 when New Zealand’s Governor-General – Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae – visits Mangungu Mission, the... more

Customs’ busiest Christmas for 175 years

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs29 January 2015Customs’ busiest Christmas for 175 yearsCustoms Minister Nicky Wagner says passenger numbers at New Zealand airports increased by five... more

Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony

29 Jan 2015 News
  Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony for first time For the first time in the history of the Presbyterian Church, its ministers, led by the Church’s Maori Synod, will conduct the... more

Pike families’ proposals for Great Walk and Park extension

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick SmithMinister for the Environment29 January 2015Pike families’ proposals for Great Walk and Park extension welcomedProposals by the Pike River Families Group Committee for the... more

$5m to expand Food Innovation Network

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister of Science & Innovation29 January 2015$5m to expand Food Innovation NetworkScience and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that Callaghan... more

Two new PGP programmes approved

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries29 January 2015Two new PGP programmes approvedPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed approval for two exciting new programmes to... more

More children receiving B4 School Checks

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health29 January 2015More children receiving B4 School ChecksHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says more children than ever are benefiting from the free... more

New Zealand resumes defence ties with Fiji

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government New Zealand resumes defence ties with Fiji New Zealand Defence Force co-operation with Fiji’s military forces will formally resume this weekend, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced... more

Upwards NCEA trend continues

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Upwards NCEA trend continues Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the release of provisional results showing NCEA Level 2 achievement rates are continuing to rise. “I... more

Safer journeys a step closer in Taranaki

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Safer journeys a step closer in TaranakiWork is set to ramp up on the long-awaited Normanby Overbridge Realignment project, which will vastly improve the safety of State Highway 3 between... more

Appointment of Judge of the High Court

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Appointment of Judge of the High Court Christchurch Barrister and Solicitor Gerald Hope Nation has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, AttorneyGeneral Christopher Finlayson... more

UC investigating if drones can be used to help fight fires

29 Jan 2015 News
University of Canterbury University of Canterbury investigating if drones can be used to help fight firesKelvin Barnsdale launching a University of Canterbury UAV.... more

Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus

29 Jan 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpusby Gordon CampbellIf anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters... more

$2.77m to support newly qualified midwives

28 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government $2.77m to support newly qualified midwivesHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says more support is being provided for newly qualified midwives.“It is important that new mothers and babies... more

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News

Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony

29 Jan 2015 News
  Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony for first time For the first time in the history of the Presbyterian... more

Upwards NCEA trend continues

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Upwards NCEA trend continues Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the release of provisional results ... more

Business

NZ dollar drops after RBNZ abandons bias to raise rates

29 Jan 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped, touching a four-year low, after the Reserve Bank abandoned its bias for ... more

NZ govt to spend $650M on school upgrades, repairs in 2015

28 Jan 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government expects to spend $650 million this year upgrading and maintaining its $8.32 ... more

Living

Te Papa marks 175th anniversary of signing of Treaty

28 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Te Papa Te Papa marks 175th anniversary of signing of Treaty of Waitangi   Te Papa’s programme to mark the 175th ... more

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

26 Jan 2015 Arts
Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay... more

Property

Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland prices

29 Jan 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland house price rises By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29 ... more

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Sabin case, and pressures on Greece and coyotes

28 Jan 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Brain fades are one thing, but the brain freeze that seems to have beset the Prime Minister over the Mike Sabin affair is... more

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Kiwi Success

Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO

29 Jan 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO as it targets North American market By Tina Morrison Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the... more

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more