News

Minister thanks all involved in cyclone response

18 Mar 2015 News
Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has thanked everyone involved in preparing for and responding to the effects of Cyclone Pam in New Zealand. “As well as civil defence groups, council staff, emergency... more

NZ urged to go the extra mile to attract halal tourists

18 Mar 2015 News
University of Waikato Thursday, 19 March 2015New Zealand urged to go the extra mile to attract halal tourists New Zealand hotel and tourism operators are being urged to step up efforts to grab a slice of the US... more

Prisoner learning places to nearly double

18 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 18 March 2015 Prisoner learning places to nearly double A huge increase in prisoner education aims to help prisoners get jobs on release and reduce their risk of... more

$300,000 funding boost to upgrade school technology

18 Mar 2015 News
Development West Coast Media release – 18 March 2014$300,000 funding boost to upgrade school technology infrastructureWest Coast secondary and area schools are to receive nearly $300,000 funding from DWC to... more

Gordon Campbell on the Vanuatu cyclone and media coverage

18 Mar 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Vanuatu cyclone and its media coverageHaving media crews in a disaster zone can help to (a) pinpoint areas of need and (b) provide some re-assurance to the... more

Bill for new MPs pay setting process passed

18 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 17 March 2015Bill for new MPs pay setting process passed Parliament has passed a law which will see MPs pay move in line with changes to public sector salaries, Workplace Relations and... more

Bill for new MPs pay setting process passed

18 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Michael WoodhouseMinister for Workplace Relations and Safety 17 March 2015 Media Statement Bill for new MPs pay setting process passedParliament has tonight passed a law... more

NZ On Air celebrates 25 years

17 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister of Broadcasting 17 March 2015 Media statement NZ On Air celebrates 25 yearsBroadcasting Minister Amy Adams has congratulated NZ On Air on its success in... more

Speech at opening of Te Kooti Rangatahi

17 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Amy Adams14 MARCH, 2015Speech at opening of Te Kooti RangatahiTena koutou nga Iwi o Tauranga moana nei (Greetings/salutations to you all the tribes of this area - Tauranga )Ngai te Rangi... more

Teachers urged to turn students into ‘data detectives’

17 Mar 2015 News
Ministry of Education Media release 17 March 2015Teachers urged to turn students into ‘data detectives’The Ministry of Education and Statistics NZ are encouraging teachers to sign up to CensusAtSchool, an... more

Ngati Hine rebels with another cause

17 Mar 2015 News
Ngati Hine 17 March 2015Ngati Hine rebels with another causeOn the eve of the one hundred and seventy fifth year since the sacking of Russell and the outbreak of war in the North, Ngati Hine is leading another... more

PM to attend Gallipoli Anzac Day commemorations

17 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister 17 March 2015 Media Statement PM to attend Gallipoli Anzac Day commemorations Prime Minister John Key is to lead a New Zealand delegation at the centenary... more

Prince Harry to visit New Zealand

17 Mar 2015 News
Prince Harry to visit New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the news of a planned official visit to New Zealand by Prince Harry, the grandson and fourth-in-line to Queen Elizabeth II. “I am... more

$20,000 schools’ Environmental Curriculum Awards open

17 Mar 2015 News
Northland Regional Council Date: 17 March, 2015$20,000 schools’ Environmental Curriculum Awards openAn annual $20,000 fund which helps fund and recognise Northland schools’ environmental education initiatives... more

Poll shows most UK Jews would vote for Netanyahu

17 Mar 2015 News
Opinion - Redress Information Poll shows most UK Jews would vote for NetanyahuBy Gilad Atzmon - Redress Information <... more

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News

Royal succession laws come into force

26 Mar 2015 News
Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms... more

McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

24 Mar 2015 News
  Foreign Minister Murray McCully travelled to Baghdad yesterday for talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi... more

Business

NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes

27 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes, signalling prices will fall By Tina ... more

NZ commercial property lending less risky now: RBNZ

26 Mar 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  NZ commercial property lending less risky now due to lower debt funding March 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank said New... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... more

Revealed: Auckland's cheapest suburbs

9 Mar 2015 Property
Many home buyers face long commute to Auckland jobs as they move to Wellsford, Pokeno and Hamilton. Only six areas of Auckland still... more

Migration

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

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

ICC World Cup 2015: Sunday doesn’t guarantee success but it gives the greatest chance, says McCullum

28 Mar 2015 Cricket
Q. Who won the real battle of big brother against little brother?BRENDON McCULLUM: I think he won, but I definitely had some mad... more

ICC World Cup 2015 Match official appointments for final announced

28 Mar 2015 Cricket
The International Cricket Council today announced the match official appointments for the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015,... more

Columns

ICC World Cup 2015: STEPHEN FLEMING: YES, NEW ZEALAND CAN!

28 Mar 2015 Opinion
Former New Zealand captain says the team will be focusing on enjoying themselves, knowing they are part of something that will be the... more

Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

27 Mar 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia, the Northland by-election, and news priorities Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny... more

Kiwi Success

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more