News

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 News
He Toki ki te Rika Apprenticeship scheme launchedThe He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in Christchurch this evening.With large... more

Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

18 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Climate Change Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidiesClimate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today led a coalition of governments calling for the phase-out of subsidies... more

UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G

18 Apr 2015 News
The Peter Tatchell Foundation UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G44,000 people want action over “synthetic” IVF children insultLondon, UK - 15 April 2015A 44,000-strong petition was delivered today to... more

Inaugural Graduation Ceremony Warmly Received

17 Apr 2015 News
PrintNZ Inaugural Graduation Ceremony Warmly ReceivedA positive audience of over 50 people embraced the presentation of 32 medals at PrintNZ’s debut Apprentice Training Graduation Ceremony in Christchurch’s... more

Disability support services data released

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaAssociate Minister of HealthHon Nicky WagnerMinister for Disability Issues 17 April 2015 Media StatementDisability support services data releasedData... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wageKiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New Zealand... more

Translations boost Enduring Power of Attorney campaign

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Translations boost Enduring Power of Attorney campaignSenior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry has launched a new range of multilingual resources to help New Zealanders protect their future... more

LINZ encourages mapping innovation

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government LINZ encourages mapping innovationLand Information Minister Louise Upston says a new approach to mapping will encourage Kiwis to find innovative uses for information about our land.“Land... more

Project to future-proof our biosecurity system

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Project to future-proof our biosecurity systemPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has launched a new project which will further strengthen and future-proof New Zealand’s biosecurity... more

Melbourne job fair this weekend

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Melbourne job fair this weekendThe final event in the current New Zealand job fair series in Australia will take place in Melbourne this weekend, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment... more

Ministers praise $120m methamphetamine busts

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 17 April 2015 Ministers praise $120m methamphetamine busts Police Minister Michael Woodhouse and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated agencies for the latest successful... more

Minister launches Healthy Families East Cape

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister launches Healthy Families East Cape Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families East Cape at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae in Gisborne. “Healthy Families NZ is... more

Quarterly benefit figures lowest since 2009

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Quarterly benefit figures lowest since 2009Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the latest benefit figures show a further year-on-year decline as the New Zealand economy improves... more

Promoting Peace And Opportunities for New Zealand in Ireland

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Promoting Peace And Opportunities for New Zealand in IrelandContinuing the peace and reconciliation process, opportunities in trade, agriculture, and climate change were all discussed... more

Pora lodges notification of a claim for compensation

17 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 17 April 2015Pora lodges notification of a claim for compensationJustice Minister Amy Adams has received a letter from the lawyers for Teina Pora formally notifying her of a claim for... more

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News

Budget to invest $244 million in schools

14 Apr 2015 Education
Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say next month’s Budget will provide $244 million... more

Prince Harry to visit centres across New Zealand

13 Apr 2015 News
Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key released today further details on Prince Harry’s visit to New Zealand in May. “Prince... more

Business

World Bank says sharp slowdown in China would hurt NZ, Australia

14 Apr 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - A sharp slowdown in China would hurt commodity exporting countries like New Zealand and Australia and... more

Cubic Defence NZ targets corporate, military sales

13 Apr 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Cubic Defence NZ targets corporate along with military and security customers April 10 (BusinessDesk) - High-tech exporter... more

Living

ANZAC to be commemorated in UK - with massive waiata

13 Apr 2015 ANZAC
Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Britons will gather in London on 25 April 2015 to mark the Centenary of the ANZAC... more

Gordon Campbell on the demise of Campbell Live

10 Apr 2015 Entertainment
  The imminent axeing of Campbell Live has been the inevitable outcome of a mindset which considers only (a) declining ratings... more

Property

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

14 Apr 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn't meeting... more

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV

1 Apr 2015 Property By Suze Metherell
  NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV April 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property... 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

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

Black Sticks win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

13 Apr 2015 Sport
The Black Sticks Men have won the 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in thrilling style with a 3-1 shoot-out victory over Australia. The... more

Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race 2015: Kiwi bros part of Oxford victory

13 Apr 2015 Sport
Two New Zealand brothers helped the Oxford University rowers win over their Cambridge counterparts in the annual boat race on London's... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

14 Apr 2015 Opinion
Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry

9 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry Good to have a reminder of why trade unions are still essential... more

Kiwi Success

Smiths City names 'turnaround specialist' Roy Campbell CEO

14 Apr 2015 Appointments
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - Smiths City Group, the Christchurch-based retail chain, named Roy Campbell as chief executive, replacing... more

Appointments to Lotteries Commission

8 Apr 2015 Appointments
  Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Judy Kirk as the Presiding Member (Chair) of the... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more