News

Shortage of nurses from 2017; but no plan in place yet

13 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Nurses Organisation Shortage of nurses from 2017; but no plan in place yetNurses, midwives and health care assistants are welcoming a report about health workforce planning released yesterday. The... more

OECD report highlights importance of RMA reform

13 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government OECD report highlights importance of RMA reformNew Zealand’s ranking in a just-published report as 28th of 34 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in... more

Ngati Kahungunu reo Maori revitalisation efforts recognised

13 Nov 2014 News
Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc 12 November 2014Kahungunu, Kia Eke!Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc. reo Maori revitalisation efforts recognised at the National Maori Language Awards 2014 in RotoruaNgati Kahungunu Iwi Inc. is... more

Minister welcomes ASB Community Trust insulation partnership

13 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister welcomes ASB Community Trust insulation partnershipEnergy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in... more

PM opens NZ Consulate-General in Chengdu

13 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government PM opens NZ Consulate-General in ChengduPrime Minister John Key has opened the New Zealand Consulate-General in the Western Chinese city of Chengdu.“New Zealand is among the first group... more

Minister commends Police efforts to find prisoner

13 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government 13 November 2014Minister commends Police efforts to find prisoner Police Minister Michael Woodhouse today acknowledged the combined efforts of New Zealand and international Police to find... more

Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs)

12 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government John Key12 NOVEMBER, 2014Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs)Briefings to incoming Ministers as published on the websites of the responsible Government Ministries and agencies. Click... more

Minister commends Karapiro clean-up

12 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Louise UpstonMinister for Land Information 12 November 2014 Media Statement Minister commends Karapiro clean-upLand Information Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the removal... more

UC postgraduate to produce health and safety app

12 Nov 2014 News
University of Canterbury Canterbury postgraduate to produce health and safety app for engineering companyNovember 12, 2014A University of Canterbury master of engineering management (MEM) student is producing... more

Innovative eHealth idea wins $10,000

12 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Innovative eHealth idea wins $10,000 Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the winner of a challenge to find innovative IT ideas to improve health services.“The Clinicians’... more

Better air connections with the Philippines

12 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Better air connections with the PhilippinesAir links between New Zealand and the Philippines are set to improve with the signing today of an air services arrangement, says Transport... more

Saving the Cloud Forest

11 Nov 2014 News
Article - Dr Kayt Davies Saving the Cloud Forestby Kayt DaviesNovember 10, 2014The cloud forest is in danger and logging companies are part of the problem but, in this case, the fight’s moved on. Now the... more

Prisioner Traynor’s passport recalled

11 Nov 2014 News
  New Zealand GovernmentInternal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today the Department of Internal Affairs has recalled the passport of prisoner Phillip John Smith, issued in the name of Phillip John... more

Tech incubator awards first repayable grant

11 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Tech incubator awards first repayable grantScience and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the recipient of the first repayable grant through Callaghan Innovation’s expanded... more

Surveillance powers get abused - just look at the US and UK

11 Nov 2014 News
Article - Branko Marcetic Surveillance powers get abused - just look at the US and the UKby Branko MarceticNovember 10, 2014Whenever the government gets ready to pass new laws expanding the powers of our... more

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News

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 Politics
Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a ... more

Business

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

Living

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more

Property

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Sport

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair

26 Nov 2014 ASB Tennis
NZ Festival of TennisFeaturing some of the biggest names in world tennis, organisers of the ASB Classic are pleased to announce one... more

Lydia Ko gets record LPGA haul - and a US$1.5m payday!

24 Nov 2014 Golf
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the inquiry on one case of dirty politics

26 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the... more

Gordon Campbell on Rick Ellis as Te Papa’s new CEO

24 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism... more

Kiwi Success

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more