News

2017 Budget to be presented on 25 May

8 Feb 2017 Financial
7 Feb 2017 The Government's 2017 Budget will be delivered on Thursday 25 May, and will be centred on providing opportunities for all Kiwis to get ahead, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. "The 2017 Budget will... more

Ministry of Health to Decide on Cannabis-based Products

8 Feb 2017 Health
8 Feb 2017 Following his decision on 1 December last year to remove the requirement for Ministry of Health approval to prescribe Sativex for Multiple Sclerosis, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has today... more

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

6 Feb 2017 Environment
9 Feb 2017 A hundred years on from its unveiling, conservation efforts are underway to repair and reinstate the white marble statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN onto its original stone base. Unveiled on... more

PM announces parties National can work with

1 Feb 2017 Politics
NZ Prime Minister Bill English has today outlined the parties National will consider working with following this year’s General Election. “Under MMP elections are always close so we will be taking... more

First Encounters 250 commemoration launched

1 Feb 2017 Arts
Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a national commemoration to mark the 250th anniversary of the first encounters between Maori and Europeans. In October 2019, First Encounters 250 will... more

New Zealand General Election date announced: 23 September 2017

1 Feb 2017 Politics
Prime Minister Bill English has announced this year’s General Election will be held on Saturday, 23 September. “As we have done in previous election years I am announcing the election date early as I... more

Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

18 Jan 2017 News
16 JANUARY, 2017New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area.This year... more

Earthquake hit farmers to be offered movable homes

18 Jan 2017 News
18 JANUARY, 2017Twenty temporary housing units at the Rawhiti Domain used to support families through the Christchurch earthquakes are to be offered to farmers with significantly damaged homes from the Kaikoura... more

Andrew Little's pledge on Pike Mine dangerous and contradictory

18 Jan 2017 Pike River Tragedy
18 JANUARY, 2017Labour Leader Andrew Little's idea for a law change to give Solid Energy a legal exemption to any liabilities that might arise out of a re-entry to the mine is hypocritical and unsafe, Environment... more

Resolution 2334 - Preserving the two state solution

13 Jan 2017 News
Opinion - New Zealand Government Murray McCully12 January, 2017Opinion: Resolution 2334 - Preserving the two state solution The spirit of unanimity in which the United Nations Security Council passed resolution... more

Inspiring women recognised in 2017 Honours

31 Dec 2016 News
31 December 2016Some of New Zealand’s most inspiring women have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list released today.Olympian Valerie Adams, Maori educator Georgina Kingi and former... more

New Zealand educators congratulated on NY Honours

31 Dec 2016 Education
31.12.16Education Minister Hekia Parata and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith have congratulated the 17 New Zealanders who have received New Year Honours for services to... more

More NZ support for Syria relief efforts

26 Dec 2016 News
23 December 2016 Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will provide an additional $1 million to help Syrian people affected by the civil war, including those in Aleppo. The money... more

NZ welcomes UN resolution on Middle East Peace Process

26 Dec 2016 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 regarding the Middle East Peace Process. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favour and an abstention from the... more

Lotto NZ and their players thanked for support and generosity

12 Dec 2016 Environment
11 Nov 2016 Internal Affairs Minister, Peter Dunne, has warmly thanked Lotto players for their generosity in helping to raise over $2.7 million for the special Lotto draw that the Minister initiated with Lotto NZ... more

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News

2017 Budget to be presented on 25 May

8 Feb 2017 Financial
7 Feb 2017 The Government's 2017 Budget will be delivered on Thursday 25 May, and will be centred on providing opportunities for all... more

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

6 Feb 2017 Environment
9 Feb 2017 A hundred years on from its unveiling, conservation efforts are underway to repair and reinstate the white marble statue of... more

Business

Finance Minister requests cost-benefit analysis on DTIs

8 Feb 2017 Business News
8 Feb 2017 A full cost-benefit analysis on Debt-to-Income (DTI) limits and public consultation will be conducted by the Reserve Bank... more

Korean FTA delivers new round of tariff cuts

18 Jan 2017 Business News
8 JANUARY, 2017More local businesses looking to expand into Korea will benefit from the latest round of tariff reductions under the... more

Living

3rd Position, Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

21 Nov 2016 Lifestyle
Emirates Team New Zealand EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND CLOSES IN 3rd POSITION THE LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES more

Arts Foundation Award recipients for 2016

14 Nov 2016 Lifestyle
The Arts Foundation Next generation of internationally acclaimed talent among the Arts Foundation Award recipients for 2016Under ... more

Property

NZ house prices gain 11% in October

14 Nov 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 14 November 2016 10:28 AM NZ house prices gain 11% in October, driven by sales of higher value homes By... more

RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector

11 Nov 2016 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 10 November 2016 04:04 PM RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector By Paul ... more

Migration

Recognised Seasonal Employers employ more Kiwis

8 Feb 2017 Migration
7 Feb 2017 Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal... more

Good progress on investment attraction strategy

8 Dec 2016 Migration
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed news that New Zealand is attracting a higher level of quality international... more

Travel

Weirdest things visitors Google before coming

6 Feb 2017 NZ Tourism
8 Feb 2017 Does New Zealand celebrate halloween?  Is Auckland a dangerous town- these are some of the subjects visitors Google... more

New campaign to get more Aussies to Northland

30 Jan 2017 Travel & Tourism
30 January 2017 A new marketing campaign starting this week to attract Australians to Northland is an excellent approach to... more

Sport

Silver Ferns wrap up Quad Series with big win

6 Feb 2017 Netball
6 Feb 2017 The Silver Ferns finished runners-up in the Netball Quad Series after completing a well-crafted 70-39 win over the SPAR... more

Silver Ferns bounce back against England February 3, 2017

3 Feb 2017 Netball
The Silver Ferns completed a dominant outing to post a 61-37 win against the England Roses in their second match of the 2017 Netball... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade

11 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade First published on Werewolf more

Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome

10 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome more

Kiwi Success

Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank

8 Feb 2017 Appointments
7 Feb 2017 Finance Minister Steven Joyce will appoint current Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer as the Acting Governor of... more

Temporary Chairs appointed to Canterbury and South Canterbury DHB

1 Feb 2017 Appointments
30 January 2017 Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today appointed temporary Chairs to the boards of Canterbury and South... more

Recruitment

Record number of people in employment

1 Feb 2017 Recruitment
1 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the record number of New Zealanders now in... more

NZ Government accepts recommendations on pay equity

8 Dec 2016 Recruitment
Hon. Paula Bennett,  Hon. Michael Woodhouse, Hon. Louise Upston 24 November, 2016 The Government will update the Equa... more

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