News

Budget 2015: Driving primary sector export growth

24 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 24 May 2015 Budget 2015: Driving primary sector export growth The Government will invest $7.5 million over two years in developing key skills and systems to help boost exports across the... more

Samoan Language Week vital to preserve culture

24 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaMinister for Pacific Peoples24 May 2015 Media Statement Samoan Language Week vital to preserve cultureNew Zealanders will celebrate the Samoan language... more

Summit strengthens transport, trade and tourism links

24 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Summit strengthens transport, trade and tourism linksNew Zealand’s global connections will be strengthened by its Presidency of the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Germany this... more

Border Processing Bill passes third reading

24 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 23 May 2015 Media StatementBorder Processing Bill passes third readingPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed law changes to help... more

Minister welcomes Senate approval of important trade bill

24 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Trade Minister welcomes Senate approval of important trade legislationTrade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the approval of legislation by the United States Senate that would grant Trade... more

Rural Broadband extension secured

23 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Rural Broadband extension securedThe passing of the Telecommunications (Development Levy) Amendment Levy Bill underscores the Government’s commitment to extending enhanced connectivity to... more

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels, Songhua and Yongding, have been found and boarded by local authorities in Cabo... 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

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News

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels,... 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... 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

NZ Surfer Daniel Kereopa in New Documentary

23 May 2015 Lifestyle
The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a documentary that went live online this... more

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

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

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance... more

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

Sport

Lord's century for Kane Williamson

23 May 2015 Cricket
DAY THREE First Innings: England 389 (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67, Ali 58; Henry 4-93, Boult 4-79) v BLACKCAPS 523 (Guptill 70,... more

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

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

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 People
Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology... more

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

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