News

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
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015NZ designates another group as a terrorist entityNew Zealand has designated another terrorist group, Egypt-based Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, under the Terrorism Suppression Act... 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

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 New guidance on home construction Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch new guidance on... 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
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facilityThe Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four... 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

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked. There’s actually a plan for the national economy? Who... 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

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News

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

Foss to attend trans-Tasman transport meeting

20 May 2015 News
20 May 2015 Foss to attend trans-Tasman transport meeting Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss will represent the New Zealand... more

Business

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

TruScreen to raise up to $4 mln to fund Chinese expansion

20 May 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
May 20 (BusinessDesk) - NZAX-listed TruScreen will seek to raise up to $4 million to ramp up manufacturing of its single use sensors... 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

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

New Tasman Housing Accord agreed between Government and Council

15 May 2015 Property
A Tasman Housing Accord aimed at improving the supply and affordability of housing in the district has been signed today by Building... 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

International Cricket: From the Black Cap Coach's desk: England tour week 2

21 May 2015 Cricket
It’s finally here. We are on the day of the first Test at Lord’s, and there is huge excitement and anticipation in the... more

New Zealand’s best dart players target Auckland

19 May 2015 Sport
New Zealand’s best players target Auckland for SKYCITY Super League Darts For those readers with friend or family in Auckland,... more

Columns

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

Gordon Campbell on Indonesia’s latest round of executions

29 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
To no-one’s real surprise, Indonesia has carried out its second wave of executions this year. Given the varied nationalities... 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