News

Labour-Greens combined spending promises pass $28bn

18 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand National Party Hon Steven JoyceNational Party Associate Finance spokesman18 August 2014Labour-Greens combined spending promises pass $28bnLess than five weeks out from the election, the... more

Academics play key role in ‘Game Changer’ political survey

18 Aug 2014 News
University of Auckland University academics play key role in ‘Game Changer’ political surveyTwo University of Auckland academics have played a key role in establishing Vote Compass, an interactive on-line tool... more

Online voting debate gathering steam

18 Aug 2014 News
InternetNZ Online voting debate gathering steamInternetNZ is pleased to see the debate about online voting gathering steam and is happy with the progress noted in the Online Voting Working Party’s report in... more

In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action

18 Aug 2014 News
At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving... more

New Zealanders fed up with dirty politics

18 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Independent Coalition New Zealanders fed up with dirty politicsAll over New Zealand, people are saying they are they are "fed up" with dirty politics. New Zealanders want better from politicians. ... more

Auckland's Transport Election Debate

18 Aug 2014 News
The Campaign for Better Transport, in association with TransportBlog and Generation Zero, is counting down to Auckland's Transport Election Debate, on the 27th August. The meeting will be a chance for the... more

ONE News Launches Vote Compass

18 Aug 2014 News
Vote Compass is the most sophisticated survey of voter attitudes that has ever been undertaken in New Zealand. Explore the issues and policies, and consider where YOU stand in this election. ONE News is hosting... more

Rotorua’s Gravity Park to host Crankworx

18 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rotorua’s Gravity Park to host CrankworxAssociate Minister of Tourism Todd McClay has welcomed the announcement that the world's biggest mountain bike event, Crankworx, is coming to... more

Greens launch billion dollar plan to reduce child poverty

17 Aug 2014 News
Green Party Greens launch billion dollar plan to reduce child poverty The Green Party today launched a billion dollar package to significantly reduce child poverty in New Zealand.The details of the plan were... more

2014 Election: Green Party Election Campaign Launch 2014

17 Aug 2014 Politics
Speech - Green Party Metiria Turei address at the Green Party Election Campaign Launch 2014 Aroha mai, Aroha atu.When love is given, love is returned. Green Party Co-leader Metiria TureiAddress at the Green... more

Canterbury student to launch young voters’ app next week

17 Aug 2014 News
University of Canterbury Canterbury student to launch young voters’ app next week for the elections August 17, 2014A University of Canterbury commerce and law student, who produced a website to help young... more

Key must name National Party staffer

17 Aug 2014 News
New Zealand Labour Party Key must name National Party staffer John Key must reveal the name of the National Party ‘staff member’ that National has admitted accessed the Labour Party’s database in in 2011... more

Electoral Commission Censors Musician and Undermines Freedom of Speech

16 Aug 2014 Politics By Darren Watson
The Electoral Commission has told Darren Watson, a musician, to stop selling or promoting his satirical song "Planet Key" or he may face prosecution. The song and music video satirises John Key and members of... more

PM’s Denial at Odds with National Party Statement

16 Aug 2014 News
Moira Coatsworth Prime Minister’s Denial at Odds with National Party StatementLabour’s New Zealand Council has today released an email from the General Manager of the National Party that directly contradicts... more

Winston Peters: When Spin Runs Thin

16 Aug 2014 News
Rt Hon Winston Peters What a week in politics. And what a hash #teamkey has made of things. The book ‘Dirty Politics’ by Nicky Hager is not so much a book but an anthology of communications within ... more

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News

Teachers support $359m initiative

22 Aug 2014 News
Education Minister Hekia Parata has today welcomed an agreement with the union representing around 18,000 secondary school teachers... more

New military pilot training aircraft arrive in NZ

22 Aug 2014 News
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the arrival of the first two new Air Force T-6C pilot training aircraft is an important... more

Business

UPDATE: Tower's minimum solvency reduced as claims progress

22 Aug 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Tower's minimum solvency reduced as Canterbury claims progress Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Tower's minimum solvency margin has been ... more

Airways sees 27% gain in 2015 profit, misses 2014 target

20 Aug 2014 Business News
By Tina Morrison Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Airways Corp. of New Zealand expects to boost profit 27 percent this year, after missing... more

Living

INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album Charts

22 Aug 2014 Entertainment
Mediaworks MEDIA RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 22 August, 2014 INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album ... more

The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop

22 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop for Cure Kids Red Nose Day Appeal It’s been 10 years since The... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Air NZ Dreamliner to be put on show

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
An Air New Zealand Dreamliner is to be put on show at a famous air show next week. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be exhibited to... more

Sport

Draw has put All Blacks on edge - McCaw

22 Aug 2014 Rugby
Richie McCaw has compared the build-up to tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup test to the one which came following the All Blacks' thrashing at... more

Haier Pulse Secures Silver Fern Jodi Brown

22 Aug 2014 Netball
The Haier Pulse has added Silver Fern Jodi Brown to the roster for the 2015 ANZ Championship, following her return from an extended ... more

Columns

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

19 Aug 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in... more

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

19 Aug 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy by Gordon Campbell When future historians seek to identify... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more