News

KiwiSaver $1,000 kick-start payment to cease

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government People enrolling in KiwiSaver from 2pm today will no longer receive a $1,000 kick-start payment, Finance Minister Bill English says. The change does not affect existing KiwiSaver... more

Books in good shape as surplus nears

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Books in good shape as surplus nearsThe Crown’s books are in good shape and on track to surplus as the Government maintains its careful and responsible management of public spending,... more

Share offer funds support education, UFB, rail

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Share offer funds support education, UFB, railProceeds from the Government’s share offer programme provide a further $939 million of new capital investment in Budget 2015 without the need... more

Budget 2015: At a Glance

21 May 2015 News
21 May 2015 Budget 2015 delivers careful management of public spending, hand in hand with investment in public services. (All figures for four years to 2018/19 unless otherwise stated). Looking ahead to the... more

Supporting children in hardship focus of Budget

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 Supporting children in hardship focus of BudgetThe National-led Government’s seventh Budget continues to support New Zealanders while responsibly managing the growing economy... more

Better Philippines air connections set to fly

20 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Better Philippines air connections set to flyTransport Minister, Simon Bridges, says the first air service between the Philippines and New Zealand will provide a valuable connection for... more

Minister to attend APEC trade meeting in the Philippines

20 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister to attend APEC trade meeting in the PhilippinesTrade Minister Tim Groser will depart tonight for Boracay, Philippines to represent the New Zealand Government at the annual... more

Lessons for improved local government

20 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Lessons for improved local governmentThe first ever survey of how ratepayers view the performance of their local government is being welcomed by Local Government Minister Paula... more

Bill to update Radio NZ charter passes second reading

20 May 2015 News
A Bill to provide greater clarity and freedom to the way Radio New Zealand operates passed its second reading in Parliament today. Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says the Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill will... more

Extra support for drought affected North Canterbury

20 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Extra support for drought affected North CanterburyPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has met with drought-affected farmers in Cheviot, North Canterbury today and says they’re still... more

Foss to attend trans-Tasman transport meeting

20 May 2015 News
20 May 2015 Foss to attend trans-Tasman transport meeting Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss will represent the New Zealand Government at the third Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting in Sydney... more

$400k for more TV caption and audio services

20 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $400k for more TV caption and audio servicesThe Government is welcoming NZ on Air’s decision to allocate a further $400,000 for increased TV caption and audio services.NZ On Air will... more

Questions For Oral Answer May 20

20 May 2015 News
ParliamentToday.co.nz QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in his Budget speech last year, “we are in surplus”? 2. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister:... more

Science leader to join Ministry

19 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Science leader to join MinistryEnvironment Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the appointment of Dr David Wratt QSO as Departmental Science Advisor to the Ministry for the... more

Minister to represent government at Nikkei Forum

19 May 2015 News
19 May 2015 Minister to represent government at Nikkei Forum and PALM Summit in Japan Civil Defence, Youth and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will travel to Japan tomorrow, to represent the government... more

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News

Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on

26 May 2015 News
Horizons Regional Council Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on A Rangitikei River stone monument commemorating a significant... more

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels,... more

Business

NZ trade surplus narrows in April as dairy exports fall

26 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ trade surplus narrows as expected in April as whole milk powder exports decline May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ consumer confidence slips in May

22 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
May 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence slipped in May as sentiment about current and future conditions eased. The... more

Living

NZ Surfer Daniel Kereopa in New Documentary

23 May 2015 Lifestyle
The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a documentary that went live online this... more

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

Property

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch... more

Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth

20 May 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth, cost clamp down May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust,... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance... more

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in... more

Sport

England wins by 124 runs at Lord's

26 May 2015 Cricket
DAY FIVE: First Innings: England 389 (Root 98, Stokes 92; Henry 4-93, Boult 4-79) v BLACKCAPS 523 (Williamson 132, Guptill 70) in the... more

Sir Owen Glenn creates Warriors trust

26 May 2015 Rugby League
  Sir Owen Glenn is to transfer his 50% stake in the NZ Warriors rugby league franchise to a trust named the "Sir Owen Glenn... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked.... more

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Kiwi Success

2015 Youth Awards winners announced

26 May 2015 People
Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2015 Youth Awards. Winners will be presented with awards at a... more

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 People
Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology... more

Recruitment

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ's growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

15 May 2015 State of the Market Report By Paul McBeth
  NZ's growing ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification, Joyce says May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's information... more