News

Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Nick Smith, Peter Dunne17 APRIL, 2014Inaugural Game Animal Council appointedConservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11... more

New law holds partners complicit in welfare fraud to account

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Chester BorrowsAssociate Minister for Social Development 17 April 2014 Media Statement New law will hold partners complicit in welfare fraud to accountAssociate Social... more

Waitangi National Trust Board Amendment Bill

17 Apr 2014 News
Maori Affairs Committee Waitangi National Trust Board Amendment BillThe Maori Affairs Committee is inviting public submissions on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 14 May 2014. The... more

Drive safely over Easter

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Michael WoodhouseAssociate Minister of Transport 17 April 2014 Media Statement Drive safely over EasterAssociate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging road... more

Swept Away by the Sea

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Defence Force Media release17 April 2014 Swept Away by the SeaBlair Milligan, 18, is one of the newest graduates from the Royal New Zealand Navy, celebrating the completion of the naval... more

Funding for World War One Centenary

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peter DunneMinister of Internal Affairs17 April 2014Funding for World War One CentenaryInternal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne (Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board) has today... more

Tax conference to address simplification

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Todd McClayMinister of Revenue17 April 2014Tax conference to address simplificationRevenue Minister Todd McClay has announced that simplification and modernisation will be the focus... more

Te Tau Ihu Treaty settlement legislation passed

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonMinister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations17 April 2014Te Tau Ihu Treaty settlement legislation passedThe House sat for extended hours this morning to pass four... more

The Co-operative Bank joins Government scheme

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick SmithMinister of Housing17 April 2014The Co-operative Bank joins Government schemeHousing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed The Co-operative Bank into the Government’s... more

Same old same old economic policy from Labour

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Same old same old economic policy from LabourLabour’s so called ‘Manufacturing Policy’ once again reheats the same old tired economic policies that would take New Zealand back to the dark... more

Feedback wanted on full rest home audit reports

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Feedback wanted on full rest home audit reportsAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging the public to share their views on full rest home audit reports being published.“This... more

$2 million for new classrooms at Tai Tapu school

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government $2 million for new classrooms at Tai Tapu schoolAssociate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced nearly $2 million funding for new classrooms at Tai Tapu School in rural... more

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on drone strikes and Judith Collins‘ last standby Gordon CampbellReportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is... more

Defence Force supports Poppy Day

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Defence Force supports Poppy DayDefence Minister Jonathan Coleman joined Defence Force personnel including the Vice Chief of Defence Force Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, to collect... more

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 15,000 fewer people dependent on benefitsSocial Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit figures showing a five year low confirm New Zealand welfare numbers are back to... more

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News

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent rises

16 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain on global rally; Diligent, Pacific Edge lead gain April 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks... more

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis Energy float

16 Apr 2014 Business News
April 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead... more

Living

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

NZ's Shapeshifter - still giants of drum and bass, with sell-out London show

14 Apr 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
New Zealand band Shapeshifter have demonstrated that they are truly giants of the drum and bass scene, with a stellar performance in... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

16 Apr 2014 Rugby
The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best... more

Test candidates catch Kearney's eye

16 Apr 2014 Rugby League
With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Gordon Campbell on royalty and its tourism spin-offs

15 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Kiwi dog gear firm takes on the world

25 Mar 2014 People
Maniototo in Central Otago seems an unlikely place to set up an online business, but for dog lover Rose Voice, the isolation has... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more