News

Agreement in principle signed with Ngati Tuwharetoa

6 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Agreement in principle signed with Ngati TuwharetoaThe 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
New Zealand Government New immunisation videos for older children Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children.“These new immunisation videos produced by the... more

Improving cat welfare may reduce environmental impact

6 Mar 2015 News
Victoria University of Wellington MEDIA RELEASE6 March 2015___________________________________________________________Improving cat welfare may reduce environmental impactScientists are looking to cat owners... 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

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry... more

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

6 Mar 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the legal fudging of the GCSB revelations, Tikrit and Jake Xerxes FussellAs many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on... 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

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News

Scot finds love in New Zealand thanks to poster - UK-Kiwi love story

4 Mar 2015 News
They had a sleepover - but was it because of a hangover? Picton's star-crossed lovers, Kiwi William Scott Chalmers and Scottish... more

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

4 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes The gambling sector and the public are being consulted on... more

Business

NZ dollar little changed after Australian GDP data

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar little changed as Australian GDP shows healthy household consumption By Paul McBeth March 4 ... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop

4 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; Meridian, MRP, DNZ drop on weakening yield demand By Suze Metherell March... more

Living

Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The Maple Supports Announced for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ New Zealand Tour New Zealand are lucky to play host to ... more

National Release of Award-Winning Film, Pulp

4 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Nga Taonga Sound and Vision   Florian Habicht (left) and Jarvis Cocker promoting Pulp: A Film... more

Property

Auckland houses prices fall in Feb as volume, listings rise

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland houses prices fall in February as volume, listings pick up By Suze Metherell March 4 ... more

NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr

4 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ residential building activity rises 4.3% in 4th-qtr, driven by Canterbury March 4 (BusinessDesk) -... 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

Golden Shears set to start in Masterton

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Shearing Sports New Zealand Golden Shears set to start in Masterton Hundreds of competitors are descending on Masterton for the 55th ... more

NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades!

4 Mar 2015 Sport
Karapoti Classic NZ’s Original Mtn Bike Race Celebrates Three Decades! Thirty years ago mountain biking was a new fringe... more

Columns

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

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... 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