News

Flavell mistaken

24 Jul 2014 News
Conservative Party PRESS RELEASE23 July 2014Flavell MistakenIn response to Mr Flavell’s tirade this afternoon Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig advises "Mr Flavell is simply mistaken in his comments." "I... more

Safer skies as a result of Members Bill

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Dr Cam Calder MPNational MPMedia Statement24 July 2014Safer skies as a result of Members BillNational MP Dr Cam Calder’s bill to reduce the risks posed by hand-held lasers has passed its... more

MANA launches te reo Maori policy

24 Jul 2014 News
Mana Party toku reo, toku oho oho, toku reo, toku mapihi maureaMANA launches te reo Maori policyAnnette Sykes, MANA candidate for WaiarikiTe Hamua Nikora, MANA candidate for Ikaroa Rawhiti24 July 2014“MANA is... more

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work

24 Jul 2014 News
University of Otago Thursday 24 July 2014NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work: Otago researchSchoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any... more

Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonMinister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations24 July 2014Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill passedThe House sat under extended hours today... more

Extraordinary Care Fund open for applications

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettMinister for Social Development 24 July 2014 Media Statement Extraordinary Care Fund open for applicationsExtraordinary Care Fund grants to help children being... more

Credit union rules to change

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossMinister of Commerce24 July 2014Credit union rules to changeCommerce Minister Craig Foss says changes are underway to give credit unions improved legal status and promote... more

Labour’s ICT policy underwhelming

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications and Information Technology24 July 2014Labour’s ICT policy underwhelmingLabour’s ICT policy to carry out review after review instead of focussing... more

Strong gains in student achievement

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education24 July 2014Strong gains in student achievementEducation Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the... more

Board appointed for new era for Te Urewera

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonMinister for Treaty of Waitangi NegotiationsHon Dr Nick SmithMinister of Conservation24 July 2014Board appointed for new era for Te UreweraThe Crown and Ngai... more

Taxpayer Union “outrageously stupid”

24 Jul 2014 News
Mana Party Hone HarawiraMANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP24 July 2014Taxpayer Union “outrageously stupid”Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says a MANA billboard “appears to have been... more

Platinum permits awarded in South Island

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Simon BridgesMinister of Energy and Resources24 July 2014Platinum permits awarded in South IslandFive exploration permits have been awarded in the South Island to a new international... more

Tuhoe Claims Settlement and Te Urewera bills passed

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonMinister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations24 July 2014Tuhoe Claims Settlement and Te Urewera bills passedThe House sat under extended hours this morning to pass... more

Makeover for Both Sides of the Fence education website

24 Jul 2014 News
Walking Access Commission 24 July 2014Makeover for Both Sides of the Fence education websiteSchool children around New Zealand will enjoy a more colourful, dynamic and fun experience when using the popular Both... more

Green Party launches Solar in Schools policy

24 Jul 2014 News
Green Party 24 July 2014Green Party launches Solar in Schools policyThe Green Party will help schools install solar and save money on their power bills by investing $20 million into solar PV systems in... more

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News

Support for kiwi, not moas, in Rimutaka

18 Jul 2014 News
The Government today announced a $70,000 Community Conservation Partnership Fund grant for the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust to ensure... more

Coleman to meet China’s top military officer

18 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Coleman to meet China’s top military officer Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman will hold talks on Monday... more

Business

Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins to drive profits By Tina Morrison July 22 ... more

Hon. Steven Joyce: Better public services for businesses

21 Jul 2014 Business News
A single unique number for every business and a range of new services that reduce the need for businesses to provide the same ... more

Living

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Anti-mining campaign doco debuts at NZ Film Festival

22 Jul 2014 Entertainment
Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s... more

NZ guest nights at three-year high

10 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights climbed to a three-year high in May as short term stays climbed across all... more

Sport

INSPIRATIONAL ADAMS NAMED FLAGBEARER

23 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion Valerie Adams has been named flag bearer for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team... more

NEW ZEALAND FLAG FLIES IN GLASGOW VILLAGE

23 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
The New Zealand team was officially welcomed to the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier this week. The team enjoyed the official... more

Columns

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Gordon Campbell on the non-apology to Tania Billingsley, PM John Key

22 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more