News

Anzac Day 2015 – Message from the Governor-General and PM

25 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Anzac Day 2015 – Message from the Governor-General of New ZealandOn 25 April every year we gather to remember our nation’s fallen, as well as the brave men and women who have served in... more

Update on 6.2 St Arnaud earthquake

24 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Update on 6.2 St Arnaud earthquakeGeoNet recorded a 6.2 earthquake located 35km south-east of St Arnaud, at a depth of 52km, just after 3.30pm today.“The Ministry of Civil Defence and... more

Ebola ruled out for healthcare worker

24 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Ebola ruled out for healthcare workerHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says the second healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone and required testing to rule out Ebola has... more

$776,000 for new Marlborough recycling facility

24 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government $776,000 for new Marlborough recycling facilityThe Government is to provide $776,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund for a new Marlborough waste sorting facility, Environment Minister Dr... more

Political parties need to embrace ‘super-diversity’

24 Apr 2015 News
Massey University Friday, April 24, 2015Political parties need to embrace ‘super-diversity’How communities and institutions – from the police and community groups to political parties – adapt to Auckland’s... more

Kaipara District Council Commissioners reappointed

24 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 24 April 2015Kaipara District Council Commissioners reappointed Associate Minister of Local Government Hon Louise Upston has today announced the three Commissioners appointed to the... more

Minister welcomes Air NZ announcement

24 Apr 2015 News
Transport Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming Air New Zealand’s news that the Christchurch Engine Centre will be one of the first facilities in the world capable of dealing with new generation aircraft... more

Event recognises International education links

24 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 23 April 2015Event recognises International education linksAssociate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston has tonight highlighted the importance of Chinese... more

PM delivers speech at International Peace Summit

24 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 23 April 2015 PM delivers speech at International Peace SummitPrime Minister John Key addressed the International Peace Summit in Istanbul, where historic bonds and current security... more

Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

23 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomedBuilding and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck today welcomed the release of the first Christchurch... more

Akaroa harbour lands preserved for public

23 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Akaroa harbour lands preserved for publicConservation Minister Maggie Barry is pleased to announce two key remnants of the native landscape of the Banks Peninsula will now be open for... more

Transfer to GPS monitoring on track

23 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Transfer to GPS monitoring on track Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today visited the centre from which offenders and defendants who are subject to electronic sentences and bail... more

NZ schools to welcome more Penguins

23 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 23 April 2015 NZ schools to welcome more Penguins Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced New Zealand has been chosen as the preferred... more

Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola

23 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a second healthcare worker recently returned from the international response to Ebola in... more

Patients take more control of their own health

23 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 23 April 2015 Patients take more control of their own healthHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of patient portals. ... more

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News

ANZAC 2015: Anzac Messages

24 Apr 2015 News
Anzac Day 'We will remember them'   The Anzac Day messages: "One hundred years ago, the newly formed Anzac forces landed at... more

Advancing New Zealand's bilateral and trade relationship with Poland

21 Apr 2015 News
A parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has been advancing the bilateral and trade relationship with... more

Business

Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants

23 Apr 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants in three years April 23 (BusinessDesk) - Core Builders Composites,... more

Alex Swney pleads guilty to $2.5M fraud charge

21 Apr 2015 Business News
  Alex Swney pleads guilty to fraud charge over $2.5 mln of payments April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Alex Swney, former chief... more

Living

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

London is getting its first NZ wine shop - NZ Cellar crowdfunding closes 121% funded

23 Apr 2015 Food & Wine
The New Zealand Cellar’s crowdfunding campaign has ended and they are delighted to report that the project raised... more

Property

New process for red zone Crown offers

21 Apr 2015 Property
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to... more

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

Migration

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

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

Travel

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Price and Wesko Nail the Dressage at Kentucky

25 Apr 2015 Equestrian
Kiwi eventer Tim Price and Wesko have delivered their best-ever dressage score to sit at the front of the field this morning at the... more

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres

25 Apr 2015 Sailing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Burling and Tuke still lead, one more day of fleet racing At the end of day three at ISAF Sailing ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale and Gallipoli

24 Apr 2015 Column
  Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale, and the real hero of Gallipoli Don’t know about you, but when hi-jinks and... more

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

Kiwi Success

Fonterra reshuffles management team

24 Apr 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Fonterra reshuffles management team to speed up value-add strategy April 24 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the... more

TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced

23 Apr 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of Sussan... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more