News

Government rides rough shod over local democracy

6 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Government rides rough shod over local democracyThe inability of the public to hold to account a hand-picked governance board developing the Wairarapa Water Use Project must sound alarm... more

NZ responds to Solomons flooding

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 4 April 2014 Media Statement NZ responds to Solomons floodingForeign Minister Murray McCully has announced an initial... more

Government responds to tamariki Maori report

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Pita SharplesMinister of Maori Affairs Friday 4 April 2014 Press Release Government responds to select committee tamariki Maori wellbeing inquiryA report by the Maori Affairs... more

Woodhouse to attend veterans’ summit in US

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Michael WoodhouseMinister of Veterans’ Affairs 4 April 2014 Media Statement Woodhouse to attend veterans’ summit in USVeterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse will... more

Resource scarcity under spotlight at Foreign Policy School

4 Apr 2014 News
University of Otago Friday 4 April 2014 Global resource scarcity under spotlight at Foreign Policy SchoolThis year’s University of Otago Foreign Policy School will bring together an impressive line-up of... more

First month of flu vaccination a great success

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Jo GoodhewAssociate Minister of Health 4 April 2014 Media Statement First month of flu vaccination a great successAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the... more

Survey shows need for second phase of RMA reforms

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Resource Management Survey shows need for second phase of RMA reforms The 2012/13 Resource Management Survey shows the Government’s first phase of RMA reforms aimed at improving... more

Minister responds to outrageous claims by Mana Party

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister responds to outrageous claims by Mana PartyThe Minister of Maori Affairs Hon Dr Pita Sharples says he is concerned by the mischievous rumours being promoted by the Mana Party, who... more

New Zealand officially best in the world

4 Apr 2014 News
People around the globe are learning this week what Kiwis know – New Zealand is one of the best countries in the world, says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett. Commenting on the 2014 Social... more

EthnicA calls ethnic Kiwis to leadership

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government EthnicA calls ethnic Kiwis to leadership The 2014 series of EthnicA conferences kicks off in Hamilton tomorrow and Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins is stressing the importance of... more

KickStart Breakfast kicks up a notch

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government KickStart Breakfast kicks up a notch Social Development Minister, Paula Bennett, announced that the KickStart Breakfast programme has served more than 1.5 million breakfasts since... more

Brownlee: APEC Transportation Working Group

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Gerry Brownlee1 APRIL, 2014Speech: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Working GroupIntroductionThank you for that introduction, Arlene.It is my pleasure to extend... more

New marker added to rate DHB safety

4 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government New marker added to rate DHB safetyAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed data on Surgical Site Infections (SSI), which has been added to DHBs quarterly reporting on... more

One of NZ’s Oldest School’s Opens NZ’s Newest Buildings

3 Apr 2014 News
Rangi Ruru Girls' School 3 April 2014One of NZ’s Oldest School’s Opens NZ’s Newest BuildingsTomorrow sees the opening of the first two of several new buildings on the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School campus in... more

Another record year for Maori graduates

3 Apr 2014 Education
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi will celebrate another record number of graduates at its traditional hikoi and capping ceremony in Whakatane on Friday, April 11. More than 2500 diplomas, certificates, bachelor,... more

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News

ACT Speech: Three Strikes For Burglary, Three Years Jail

21 Apr 2014 Politics
DR JAMIE WHYTE, ACT LEADER Last year there were more than 52,000 reported burglaries. According to the Treasury, for every 10... more

Tariana Turia: Labour doesn’t deserve our vote

20 Apr 2014 Politics
Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that Labour doesn’t deserve the Maori vote. ‘I... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

17 Apr 2014 Entertainment
The winner of the fourth annual Taite Music Prize 2013 is Lorde for her album ‘Pure Heroine’ released on Universal Music... more

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

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

Kia Magic claim hard-fought win over Mystics

21 Apr 2014 Netball
Official Result: Kia Magic (56) defeated Northern Mystics (50) Kia Magic were forced to repel a spirited Northern Mystics challenge... more

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Columns

Mind-set, meaning and moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Prime Minister John Key Notes - Rebuild gaining momentum

20 Apr 2014 Column
  Every time I visit Canterbury I am struck by the changes I see and inspired by the resolve of the region's people. Today was... more

Kiwi Success

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

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

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