News

Solway College to Stage Inter-School Dressage Competition

1 Aug 2014 News
Solway College Solway College to Stage Inter-School Dressage CompetitionMedia Release1 August 2014Solway College will be putting horses and riders through their paces this September, with the launch of a new... more

NZ exceeds commitment to Pacific renewable energy

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 1 August 2014 Media Statement NZ exceeds commitment to Pacific renewable energyForeign Minister Murray McCully today updated... more

Te Reo Maori Stronger than Ever!

1 Aug 2014 News
Educa Te Reo Maori Stronger than Ever!Te Wiki o te Reo Maori is a time for all of New Zealand to embrace our indigenous language and attempt to speak selected words, perhaps attend a class, switch our social... more

NZ Independent Coalition racing policy

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Independent Coalition MEDIA RELEASENZ Independent Coalition racing policyNZ Independent Coalition leader Brendan Horan today released the party’s racing policy.While visiting Karaka today meeting... more

New city sculpture for Christchurch

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky Wagner Associate Minister of Conservation 1 August 2014 Media Statementmore

Crown new guardians of TVNZ Archives

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossMinister of Broadcasting 1 August 2014 Media Statement Crown new guardians of TVNZ ArchivesBroadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the transfer of... more

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngaruahine

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonMinister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations 1 August 2014 Media Statement Deed of Settlement signed with NgaruahineThe Crown has signed a deed of... more

Key vs Cunliffe – TV3 Leaders Debate

1 Aug 2014 News
Mediaworks Key vs Cunliffe – TV3 Leaders DebateJohn Campbell will moderate an hour-long debate between Leader of the National Party, John Key, and Leader of the Labour Party, David Cunliffe, on Wednesday 10... more

Health minister opens $7 million Nikau House

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Tony RyallMinister of Health1 August 2014Health minister opens $7 million Nikau HouseHealth Minister Tony Ryall officially opened the $7 million Nikau House development at Elizabeth... more

News of Gaza ceasefire welcomed

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs1 August 2014News of Gaza ceasefire welcomedForeign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Joint Statement by UN Secretary-General... more

Gordon Campbell on the rise of ISIS, and Labour

1 Aug 2014 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the rise of ISIS, and Labourby Gordon CampbellWhile global attention got distracted by the fate of MH17 and the atrocities in Gaza, the world’s other mega ‘bad news’... more

Orchestral experience for over 1000 Waikato school children

1 Aug 2014 News
Joint Press Release 1 August 2014Education concerts deliver an orchestral experience to over 1000 Waikato school childrenSchool is going to be music to the ears of over 1000 school children from across the... more

Orion heads to Gulf of Aden as anti-piracy mission underway

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Orion heads to Gulf of Aden as anti-piracy mission gets underwayDefence Minister Jonathan Coleman says a P3K-2 Orion has today left New Zealand to support international anti-piracy... more

Christchurch City has the Government’s support

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Christchurch City has the Government’s support Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City... more

Over a quarter of all Kiwis protected against flu

1 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Over a quarter of all Kiwis protected against fluAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the news that over 1.2 million doses of flu vaccines have now been distributed to New... more

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News

Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

Business

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze Metherell July 31 ... more

Living

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... 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

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

ADAMS LEADS THE WAY

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
With four days of competition remaining, New Zealand has already equalled its medal haul from four years ago in Delhi, after another... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

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

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

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more