News

Ceremony marks next stage of construction

10 Apr 2015 Education
Education Minister Hekia Parata today participated in a ceremony to mark the next phase of construction at the new Marshland School in northeastern Christchurch The full primary school (Years 1-8) is presently... more

Aotea Conservation Park opened

10 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Aotea Conservation Park opened Conservation Minister Maggie Barry will today open the new Aotea Conservation Park on Great Barrier Island, the first such park in the Auckland region.The... more

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report Released

10 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report ReleasedMinister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser welcomes the release of the latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory report by the Ministry for the... more

Crown accounts turn back to deficit in February

10 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Crown accounts turn back to deficit in FebruaryThe Crown accounts have slipped back to a deficit of $269 million in the eight months to February, making the previous month’s flirtation... more

Minister to attend OECD meetings in Europe

10 Apr 2015 News
Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith will travel to Paris tomorrow for meetings at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). “Meeting experts at the OECD will... more

Strengthening school relationships with China

10 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Strengthening school relationships with China Twenty schools across New Zealand have received NZ$50,000 in total to strengthen their Chinese sister school relationships, Minister for... more

Crown Manager’s final report released

9 Apr 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the publication of the final report of the Crown Manager for Christchurch City Council’s building ... more

Minister opens NZ primary sector Shanghai office

9 Apr 2015 News
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has officially opened the Shanghai office of Primary Collaboration New Zealand (PCNZ) – a coalition of New Zealand food and beverage companies pooling their... more

University and regional council combine for regional benefit

8 Apr 2015 News
University of Waikato University and regional council combine for regional benefitBoosting the Waikato’s economic development and co-operation on freshwater management issues are the initial focus of a revised... more

Social housing comments unfounded

8 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Social housing comments unfoundedComments from the State Housing Action Network that the Government is abdicating its responsibility to social housing tenants are completely incorrect,... more

Declaration gives youth voice in policy-making

8 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Declaration gives youth voice in policy-makingYouth Minister Nikki Kaye was pleased to address the opening of the four-day UN Youth Declaration in Auckland today.“This is a great... more

New trades academy opened in Mangere

8 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government New trades academy opened in MangereEducation Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say a new trades centre at the Southern Cross Campus in Mangere opened... more

Ambassador to the EU named

8 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Ambassador to the EU namedForeign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat David Taylor as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to the European Union. Mr Taylor will also be accredited to... more

Applications open for 2016 Fellowships

8 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Applications open for 2016 Fellowships Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has announced that applications for the 2016 Churchill Fellowships are now open. “Churchill... more

Research project to improve literacy outcomes

8 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Research project to improve literacy outcomesEducation Minister Hekia Parata says some of the country’s youngest students are the focus of literacy research by experts from Massey... more

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News

ANZAC 2015 in pictures

25 Apr 2015 News
NZ News UK attended several ANZAC ceremonies in Auckland today. These photos were taken at the Northcote Community where the... more

ANZAC 2015: Anzac Messages, NZ Prime Minster and Governor-General

24 Apr 2015 News
Anzac Day 'We will remember them'   Anzac Day 2015 – Message from the Governor-General of New Zealand On 25 April every... more

Business

Mercer's CEO Shepherd, CFO Blathwayt quit the manufacturer

24 Apr 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Mercer's CEO Shepherd, CFO Blathwayt quit the manufacturer By Suze Metherell April 24 (BusinessDesk) -... more

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

Living

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

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

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