News

A year of milestones for disability groups

2 Mar 2015 News
Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner today acknowledged the life-changing contribution made by disability groups as she joined the Blind Foundation for their 125th anniversary celebrations at Government... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. Mr Key says the decision was made... more

More ACC support to help address sexual violence

2 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeMinister for ACC 2 March 2015 Media Statement More ACC support to help address sexual violenceACC Minister Nikki Kaye welcomes ACC’s new support package for... more

Britain's most hated woman fires up NZ

2 Mar 2015 News
There's no excuse for being overweight, you can judge kids by their names and it's okay to miss their birthday - that's the opinion of loudmouth mum, Katie Hopkins, who says she's just "telling it like it is". The... more

Name change for Ethnic Affairs

2 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Name change for Ethnic Affairs Greater alignment with New Zealand’s ethnic communities is the focus of a change in the government agency that works to promote the benefit of ethnic... more

Korero mai, korero atu ki Te Matatini

2 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Korero mai, korero atu ki Te Matatini The Maori Development Minister encourages whanau heading to Te Matatini in Christchurch next week to use as much Maori language as they can.The Maori... more

Q+A: PM John Key - "NZ more at risk from doing nothing"

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q+A: Prime Minister John Key - New Zealand is more at risk from doing nothing than in sending troops to Iraq.Prime Minister John Key told TV One’s Q+A programme New Zealand is more at risk from doing... more

Phil Goff Interview On TV One’s Q+A : "It doesn’t take guts"

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ “That was an insult. It doesn’t take guts; you've got to use your common sense” – Phil GoffLabour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff told TV One’s Q+A programme that going to Iraq is a high-risk venture that... more

Q + A: Winston Peters Interviewed by Corin Dann

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q + A 2015 Episode 1 WINSTON PETERS Interviewed by CORIN DANN CORIN Mr Peters joins me now. Good morning to you. WINSTON Good morning. CORIN John Key, on this pr... more

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister of Health Volunteer Awards openNominations open today for the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards – recognising the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s... more

Developing moral fibre, key findings of coaches’ survey

1 Mar 2015 News
University of Canterbury Fostering players, success and developing moral fibre, key findings of coaches’ surveyMarch 1, 2015A university research project has explored the different visions among rugby coaches... more

More choice for hearing impaired welcomed

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government More choice for hearing impaired welcomedMinister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the extension of the CapTel relay service increases choice for hearing impaired or deaf people to... more

More hours for hearing impaired telephone service

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government More hours for hearing impaired telephone serviceHearing impaired people can now access captioned telephone services for an additional two hours a day, Communications Minister Amy Adams... more

Five schools get special recruitment allowance

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Five schools get special recruitment allowanceEducation Minister Hekia Parata says schools in Northland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury are the first to gain approval to use a new... more

Australia and NZ sign MoU for criminal history checks

28 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Australia and New Zealand sign MoU for criminal history checksCommunities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet... more

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News

Britain's most hated woman fires up NZ

2 Mar 2015 News
There's no excuse for being overweight, you can judge kids by their names and it's okay to miss their birthday - that's the opinion of... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider ... more

Business

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Govt resisting pressure to inject more cash into Solid Energy By Pattrick Smellie March 2... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record; MRP, Meridian climb

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record; MRP, Meridian, Genesis climb By Suze Metherell March 2 ... more

Living

NZ wins the cricket - but England wins the battle of the bubbles

2 Mar 2015 Food & Wine
New Zealand may have thrashed England on the cricket pitch, but the two countries went head to head with a strong team of sparkling... more

The forgotten heroes of the Great War: Win a copy with NZNewsUK

2 Mar 2015 Entertainment
A landmark release for Anzac Day 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Based on real people and events, the... more

Property

Kiwis becoming longer-term renters

2 Mar 2015 Property
Pressure on home-buyers increases the number of long-term renters. Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean... more

Average Auckland house price hits record $764,000

2 Mar 2015 Property
Average asking prices for houses have smashed through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time. New figures from... 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

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

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

McCarty Gets First Win, Tillotson Takes Two in the Bs

2 Mar 2015 Cycling
  Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington... more

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece, and Mr Spock RIP There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... 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