News

McCully Welcomes Orderly Transition in Sri Lanka

11 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 11 January 2015 Media Statement McCully Welcomes Orderly Transition in Sri LankaForeign Minister McCully has welcomed the peaceful... more

Governments must act against impunity

9 Jan 2015 News
Pacific Freedom Forum NEWS RELEASE:Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Thursday 8th January 2015World governments including France must do much more against impunity for those who attack journalists, says the Pacific... more

Arrests in relation to vehicle crime in Bay of Islands

9 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Police "Police arrest several people in relation to vehicle crime in Bay of Islands"Police have arrested a number of people in relation to vehicle crime around the Bay of Islands.Over the last week... more

Last call for Conservation Board nominations

8 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerAssociate Minister of Conservation 8 January 2015 Media Statement Last call for Conservation Board nominationsAssociate Minister of Conservation, Hon Nicky... more

New Zealand condemns Paris shooting

8 Jan 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key has strongly condemned the violent attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris. “This horrific attack has reportedly left 12 people dead and others fighting for... more

New UCOL Trades Scholarship

8 Jan 2015 Education
A new student scholarship in recognition and acknowledgement of outgoing UCOL Chief Executive Paul McElroy’s twenty years contribution in the job has been approved by UCOL Council. UCOL Chair Malcolm ... more

Mrs. Rajavi condemns the criminal attack in Paris

8 Jan 2015 News
National Council of Resistance of Iran FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESecretariat of the National Council of Resistance of IranJanuary 7, 2015 Mrs. Rajavi condemns the criminal attack in Paris and offers her condolences... more

Malaysian ruler challenged to explain his wealth in London

7 Jan 2015 News
Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud ridiculed for failing to follow up on legal threats against Money Logging by Lukas Straumann – British lawfirm criticized for misleading the public on Taib’s wealth ... more

Airways' stringent standards attract Saudi Arabian students

6 Jan 2015 News
A group of 28 Saudi Arabian students have arrived in New Zealand this week to prepare for Airways’ air traffic controller programme. The students, from Saudi Arabia’s civil air services provider ... more

Little damage after 'significant' quake

6 Jan 2015 News
Despite large parts of the South Island being jolted awake by a shallow magnitude 6.0 quake, it appears the area has come away relatively unscathed. The quake, which struck just before 7am on Tuesday, was centred... more

New Zealand takes UN Security Council seat

5 Jan 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. “New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place... more

Kim Dotcom: I'm a pariah in New Zealand

5 Jan 2015 Politics
Embattled internet tycoon Kim Dotcom says he is now considered a pariah and may quit New Zealand. In an exclusive interview with the Herald on Sunday the Mega founder, who is facing internet piracy... more

Holiday road toll for 2014/15

5 Jan 2015 News
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is encouraging anyone travelling on the roads this summer to make safety a priority. The provisional holiday road toll for 2014/15 is 17. “Any death or serious... more

Governor-General of New Zealand - New Year Message 2015

1 Jan 2015 News
Kia ora koutou. Nga mihi o te tau hou. New Year Greetings to you all. Last year I was fortunate to visit two isolated, tranquil landscapes – at Wairau Bar and Rangihoua, places which may not be familiar ... more

Road toll shows need for vigilance

1 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossAssociate Minister of Transport 1 January 2015 Media Statement Road toll shows need for vigilanceThe provisional road toll for 2014 is 297, Associate Transport... more

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News

Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony

29 Jan 2015 News
  Presbyterian Church to lead Waitangi Day dawn ceremony for first time For the first time in the history of the Presbyterian... more

Upwards NCEA trend continues

29 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Upwards NCEA trend continues Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the release of provisional results ... more

Business

NZ dollar drops after RBNZ abandons bias to raise rates

29 Jan 2015 Business News By Jonathan Underhill
Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar dropped, touching a four-year low, after the Reserve Bank abandoned its bias for ... more

NZ venison, lamb ventures win $41 mln of funding under PGP

29 Jan 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ venison, lamb ventures targeting wealthy consumers win $41 mln of funding By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29... more

Living

Signing - Next amazing Exhibition at Academy Galleries

28 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Academy Galleries Signing The New Zealand Academy of Fine Art’ latest exhibition is commemorating 175 years since the signing... more

‘Sunday’ Selected for Byron Bay International Film Festival

28 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Sunday The Film Kiwi Romance ‘Sunday’ Selected for Byron Bay International Film Festival 2015 New Zealand film... more

Property

Americans the biggest buyers of NZ land since 2010: Linz

29 Jan 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Americans the biggest buyers of New Zealand land since 2010, Linz data shows By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29... more

Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland prices

29 Jan 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland house price rises By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 29 ... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Mannering caps landmark year at NZRL Awards

29 Jan 2015 Rugby League
NZRL Mannering caps landmark year at NZRL Awards NZ skipper Simon Mannering has captured NZ rugby league’s top honour for... more

Mojo Pulse 2015 Pre-season Games Announced

29 Jan 2015 Netball
Netball Central Zone Mojo Pulse 2015 Pre-season Games Announced 29 January 2015 With only 30 days till the start of the 2015 ANZ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus

29 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus by Gordon Campbell If anyone was in doubt about the... more

Gordon Campbell on the Sabin case, and pressures on Greece and coyotes

28 Jan 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Brain fades are one thing, but the brain freeze that seems to have beset the Prime Minister over the Mike Sabin affair is... more

Kiwi Success

Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO

29 Jan 2015 Appointments By Tina Morrison
Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO as it targets North American market By Tina Morrison Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Xero, the... more

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more