News

Minister McCully to the Middle East and Cyprus

29 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 29 May 2015 Minister McCully to the Middle East and Cyprus Foreign Minister Murray McCully departs on an official visit to the Middle East and Cyprus this weekend.Minister McCully... more

Easier, faster way to upgrade RealMe accounts

29 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 29 May 2015 Media StatementEasier, faster way to upgrade RealMe accountsMinister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne says thousands of New... more

Increase in achievement levels hailed

29 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 29 May 2015 Increase in achievement levels hailedA further increase in the proportion of students achieving NCEA has been hailed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.Since provisional... more

More time to submit on loopy rules

29 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 29 May 2015 More time to submit on loopy rulesNew Zealanders frustrated with loopy rules and regulations will have more time to submit to the Rules Reduction Taskforce, Local... more

Minister marks World Smokefree Day

29 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaAssociate Minister of Health29 May 2015 Media Statement Minister marks World Smokefree DayAssociate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is urging smokers... more

Global Connections, a Better Parliament

29 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Office of the Speaker of the House of RepresentativesFor immediate release: 29 May 2015Release of Global Connections, a Better Parliament – the New Zealand Parliament’s Draft... more

Visit by Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister

29 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 29 May 2015 Visit by Slovakian Deputy Prime MinisterForeign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed a visit to New Zealand by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the... more

Closer ties with Greece through new agreement

29 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015 Closer ties with Greece through new agreementAn agreement signed by Transport Minister Simon Bridges at an international conference paves the way for easier and more... more

Attorney-General to New York for UNSC meeting

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson travels to New York today to attend the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Open Briefing on foreign terrorist fighters.“New Zealand, along with... more

New safety regulations for children’s workforce

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government New safety regulations for children’s workforceSocial Development Minister Anne Tolley says that new mandatory safety checking requirements for people who work with children will provide... more

Take care on roads this long weekend

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Take care on roads this long weekendAssociate Transport Minister Craig Foss is reminding all road users to take extra care travelling over Queen’s Birthday weekend.“This week we’ve had our... more

Police ready for U-20 football world cup to begin

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Police Police ready for U-20 football world cup to beginPolice are calling on the New Zealand public to play their part in creating a safe and fun FIFA U-20 World Cup football event in New... more

Trailblazing education body a step closer

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015 Trailblazing education body a step closer “Today’s gazetting of the official start date for the Education Council (EDUCANZ) is another step along the path towards the... more

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 28 May 2015Media StatementFunding for more Christchurch youth eventsChristchurch youth councils will be creating fun and exciting events this winter as a result of a funding boost from... more

Minister to host forum for ethnic communities

28 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister to host forum for ethnic communitiesEthnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga will hold an evening community forum for residents of central Auckland tomorrow."The forums... more

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News

Minister to attend defence talks in Singapore

28 May 2015 News
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves today for Singapore to join his counterparts at the 14th annual Shangri-La... more

Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on

26 May 2015 News
Horizons Regional Council Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on A Rangitikei River stone monument commemorating a significant... more

Business

Reserve Bank unlikely to cut OCR next month: Westpac

28 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Reserve Bank unlikely to cut OCR next month, line-ball on cut this year, Westpac says By Anna Lu May 28... more

Fonterra cuts this season's milk price by 10c, forecasts $5.

28 May 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Fonterra cuts this season's milk price by 10c, forecasts $5.25/kgMS for 2015 May 28 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative... 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

UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight

27 May 2015 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
  UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight as passengers applaud (Corrects flight number to 421, adds passenger... more

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

Sport

Grant Apologises for Unacceptable Behaviour

28 May 2015 Netball
Following a disciplinary hearing staged yesterday afternoon by the Trans Tasman Netball League (TTNL), operators of the ANZ... more

Kiwis Prepare to ‘Sprint’ Around Hyde Park

28 May 2015 Sport
London is the next stop on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit and a host of New Zealanders will line up on the sprint course at... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the FIFA scandal , and similar dirty deal

28 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Face it, it has been a very, very bad week for anyone who thinks that a) FIFA is a damn fine organisation run by guys who... more

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

Kiwi Success

2015 Youth Awards winners announced

26 May 2015 People
Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2015 Youth Awards. Winners will be presented with awards at a... more

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

Recruitment

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

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