News

Minister to attend Climate Change Talks

6 Dec 2014 News
Climate Change Minister Tim Groser will tomorrow travel to Lima, Peru to take part in a key meeting on climate change which will pave the way for a binding climate change agreement in Paris at the end of next... more

NZ’s first Pasifika Senior Partnership School Opening 2015

6 Dec 2014 News
Oceania Media NZ’s first Pasifika Senior Partnership School opening 4th February 2015Pacific Advance Senior School (PASS), New Zealand’s first Pasifika Partnership School based in Otahuhu, will open its doors... more

Chch debt worse that feared

5 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch's mayor has admitted the city's debt crisis is worse than previously thought. City Councillors have decided a partial sell-down of the city's assets is the only way forward, as they stare down the... more

McClay to visit United States

5 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Todd McClayMinister of RevenueAssociate Minister TradeAssociate Minister Foreign Affairs5 December 2014McClay to visit United StatesAssociate Trade Minister Todd McClay will address... more

Dunne to attend inaugural D5 conference in London

5 Dec 2014 News
Dunne to attend inaugural D5 conference and We Protect Summit in London Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne will represent New Zealand at the inaugural meeting of the D5 Digital Leaders’ Summit in London... more

Timeline set for ECAN review

5 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Timeline set for ECAN reviewThe Government will finalise an options document on the future of Environment Canterbury (ECAN) for public discussion in the new year, Environment Minister Dr... more

Minister unveils Hawke’s Bay sculpture

5 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Maggie BarryMinister for Arts, Culture and Heritage5 December 2014 Media Statement Minister unveils Hawke’s Bay sculptureArts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today... more

Maori King's son convicted

5 Dec 2014 News
The son of the Maori King now has a conviction against his name after the Crown was successful in its High Court appeal. Korotangi Te Hokinga Mai Douglas Paki, 19, was originally discharged without conviction on... more

Short films to raise rheumatic fever awareness

5 Dec 2014 Health
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga say a collection of short films will help raise awareness about rheumatic fever. “Rheumatic fever is a serious disease... more

Support for veterans changing

5 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Support for veterans changingVeterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says support for New Zealand veterans is about to change for the better.“Now, perhaps more than ever, the contribution... more

Boost for New Zealand Cycle Trail

5 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister and Minister of Tourism5 December 2014Boost for New Zealand Cycle TrailPrime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced the Government is... more

Women volunteers contributing to communities

5 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government 5 December 2014 Media Statement Women volunteers contributing to communitiesMinister for Women Louise Upston today recognises women around the country for the hours they contribute... more

Minister makes first visit to home of the Navy

5 Dec 2014 News
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is today making his first visit to the home of the Royal New Zealand Navy and welcoming the Navy’s newest recruits into New Zealand’s armed forces. Mr Brownlee will be... more

Record result for new radio licences

4 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Record result for new radio licencesAn auction of new radio spectrum licences has fetched almost $17.4 million says Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams. Yesterday was the... more

KiwiSaver tax credits’ Bill has first reading

4 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government KiwiSaver tax credits’ Bill has first readingBuilding and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Revenue Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the next important step in the Government’s... more

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News

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’... more

Business

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue role By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more

Living

New access system for Te Urewera

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te... more

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone,... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Migration
By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements feature... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more