News

NZ encouraged to follow Northland lead

6 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government NZ encouraged to follow Northland lead Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says Northland is leading the charge in capitalising on its abundant energy resources and hopes the rest... more

Agreement in principle signed with Ngati Tuwharetoa

6 Mar 2015 News
The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngati Tuwharetoa towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced ... more

New immunisation videos for older children

6 Mar 2015 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children. “These new immunisation videos produced by the Ministry of Health give students and their parents the... more

Improving cat welfare may reduce environmental impact

6 Mar 2015 News
Scientists are looking to cat owners for solutions to reduce the environmental impact of their pets on native wildlife. A team of researchers, led by Dr Wayne Linklater from the Centre for Biodiversity and... more

Moody’s reaffirms NZ’s top Aaa credit rating

6 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Moody’s reaffirms NZ’s top Aaa credit ratingLeading credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed New Zealand’s Aaa sovereign credit rating with a stable outlook, noting... more

Public feedback on Victoria Square design

6 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Public feedback on Victoria Square designAssociate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the public will get a chance to have its say on the future of Victoria Square,... more

Trial to help more disabled people into work

6 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 5 March 2015 Trial to help more disabled people into workMinister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner, met with Christchurch employers to discuss how best to get more disabled... more

Positive report on special education schooling

5 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hekia Parata5 MARCH, 2015Positive report on special education schoolingEducation Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a new ERO report showing schools have become significantly more... more

$3.6 million to extend Home Safety Service nationwide

5 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government $3.6 million to extend Home Safety Service nationwide Justice Minister Amy Adams has today launched the expansion of the National Home Safety Service to better protect up to 1000 victims... more

Big Awatoto Beach Clean-Up this Saturday

5 Mar 2015 News
Hawke's Bay Regional Council Media Release5 March 2015Big Awatoto Beach Clean-Up this SaturdayHawke’s Bay people are being encouraged to come along and help clean up the beach at this weekend’s Big Awatoto... more

Major Events Fund supports ‘The Pioneer’

5 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Major Events Fund supports ‘The Pioneer’ Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) will invest up to $1.2 million over three... more

Nominations for 2015 Youth Awards open today

5 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 5 March 2015 Media Statement Nominations for 2015 Youth Awards open todayNominations are now open for the 2015 Youth Awards, which celebrate young people who’ve achieved... more

Forestry leases returned to Maori owners

5 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 5 March 2015Forestry leases returned to Maori ownersAssociate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew joined Maori owners and the community in Northland today to celebrate the surrender of... more

Are New Zealand women on equal job footing with men?

5 Mar 2015 News
University of Canterbury Are New Zealand women on equal job footing with men?March 5, 2015Today many consider that women in New Zealand and in other industrialised countries are competing on equal footing with... more

South Island road safety work fast-tracked

5 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government South Island road safety work fast-trackedAssociate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced the Visiting Drivers Signature Project (VDSP) will be extended and planned safety... more

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News

Agreement in principle signed with Ngati Tuwharetoa

6 Mar 2015 News
The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngati Tuwharetoa towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims,... more

New immunisation videos for older children

6 Mar 2015 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children. “These new immunisation... more

Business

Fliway offering IPO at $1.20 to $1.40 per share

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway Group, the transport and logistics provider behind the first float on the NZX... more

Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets growth

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Tina Morrison March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group is turning its focus to reducing costs and improving its products and... more

Living

Rush Hour dance fitness coming to Unitec

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
A new initiative by the Unitec Performing and Screen Arts (PASA) dance programme starts next Monday 9 March and runs until the end... more

Newly Digitised Films on the Big Screen

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
For the first time, newly digitised versions of New Zealand features,The Quiet Earth and The End of the Golden Weather, will be ... more

Property

Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans By Pattrick Smellie March 6 (BusinessDesk) - ... more

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ eyes property speculation

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar falls after RBNZ looks for ways to curb residential property investment By Tina ... 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

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

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

Sport

Pyper looks like the bolter at the Golden Shears

6 Mar 2015 Sport
Southland shearer Troy Pyper’s surpassed even his own hopes by rapidly making it into the top of New Zealand shearers in a... more

Irene van Dyk Announced as Netball New Zealand Ambassador

6 Mar 2015 Netball
Legendary former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk has been unveiled today as Netball New Zealand’s (NNZ) official ambassador for the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

6 Mar 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the legal fudging of the GCSB revelations, Tikrit and Jake Xerxes Fussell As many... more

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award

6 Mar 2015 People
University of Auckland Rugby great Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award Pacific leader, lawyer and former All Black... 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