News

Release of 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Peter Dunne26 AUGUST, 2015Release of 2015-2020 National Drug PolicyThe 2015-2020 National Drug Policy has been launched at Parliament today by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. The... more

Good progress continuing under Housing Accord

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Nick Smith27 AUGUST, 2015Good progress continuing under Housing AccordEleven new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1600 new homes across Auckland were announced today... more

Influenza vaccine programme further extended

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health 27 August 2015 Media Statement Influenza vaccine programme further extendedHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's still not too... more

Ngati Whatua Orakei to seek clarity on overlapping claims

27 Aug 2015 News
Ngati Whatua o Orakei MEDIA STATEMENTOn behalf of Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust27 August 2015Ngati Whatua Orakei to seek clarity on overlapping claims processNgati Whatua Orakei has today filed papers in the... more

Terms of Reference agreed for Auckland

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Bill EnglishMinister of FinanceHon Simon BridgesMinister of Transport27 August 2015 Terms of Reference agreed for AucklandThe Government has today signed a Terms of Reference with... more

Traders benefiting from online registration

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 27 August 2015 Traders benefiting from online registrationCustoms Minister Nicky Wagner says the rapid uptake of an online service helping customs... more

Next Ambassador to Argentina announced

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs27 August 2015 Next Ambassador to Argentina announcedForeign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Raylene Liufalani as New Zealand’s... more

Rheumatic fever rates drop 24 per cent

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health Rheumatic fever rates drop 24 per cent Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says national rheumatic fever rates have dropped significantly.“The... more

Original waiata wins Supreme Award

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education27 August 2015Original waiata wins Supreme AwardA Year 8 student who composed and sung his own waiata has won the Supreme Award for a school... more

First new houses at Fenchurch opened

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Bill English Minister Responsible for Housing New ZealandHon Dr Nick SmithMinister for Building and Housing 27 August 2015 First new houses at Fenchurch openedA milestone in the... more

War on Weeds begins

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Maggie BarryMinister of Conservation27 August 2015 War on Weeds beginsNew Zealanders will be encouraged to roll up their sleeves and join forces to fight against invasive weeds... more

Competing interests balanced in changes to anti-dumping laws

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Paul GoldsmithMinister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs27 August 2015 Media Statement Competing interests balanced in changes to anti-dumping lawsMinister of Commerce and... more

Gordon Campbell on the Children’s Commission report on CYF

27 Aug 2015 News
Article - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Children’s Commission report on CYF Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect" is the kind... more

Govt launches Green Paper to explore digital convergence

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for CommunicationsMinister of Broadcasting 27 August 2015 Govt launches Green Paper to explore digital convergenceCommunications and Broadcasting Minister Amy... more

Views sought on 21st century content regulation

27 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister of JusticeMinister for CommunicationsMinister of Broadcasting 27 August 2015 Media statement Views sought on 21st century content regulationJustice,... more

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News

10 year passports will be delivered early

24 Aug 2015 News
10 year passports will be delivered early Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the Government Administration Select ... more

One month left for councils to get digital enablement plans sorted

19 Aug 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 19 August 2015 Local authorities have four more weeks to submit a... more

Business

NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty

28 Aug 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ wool prices unchanged at auction amid Chinese uncertainty Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices held steady at... more

NZ dollar bounces from six-year low

25 Aug 2015 Business News By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar bounces from six-year low after market volatility takes a breather By Paul McBeth Aug. 25 ... more

Living

It’s Snoopy’s Birthday!

10 Aug 2015 Entertainment
20th Century Fox is celebrating Snoopy’s birthday ahead of the release of the first animated Peanuts movie SNOOPY AND CHARLIE... more

NZ's Sola Rosa Sound System heads to London - interview with Andrew Spraggon

6 Aug 2015 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
Sola Rosa Sound System comes to London on 20 August – NZNewsUK London Editor Charlotte Everett had a chat with frontman Andrew... more

Property

Auckland house price growth stalls in July: Barfoot

5 Aug 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland house price growth stalls in July as properties 'fully priced', Barfoot says Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house... more

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government   Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education   31 July 2015   Site purchased for Pt... more

Migration

NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June

21 Jul 2015 Migration By Paul McBeth
  NZ net migration reaches new annual record in June, swelled by Indian, Chinese students July 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

NZ migration rises to new annual record in May

22 Jun 2015 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ migration rises to new annual record in May, closing in on Treasury's upside scenario June 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand... more

Travel

Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific

25 Aug 2015 Travel & Tourism By Joshua Riddiford
Air NZ to continue alliance with Cathay Pacific, targets Asian tourists Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand's has had its... more

Partnerships push New Zealand’s profile abroad

25 Aug 2015 NZ Tourism
25 August 2015 Campaigns promoting New Zealand as an outstanding visitor destination reached more than 1.2 billion people globally... more

Sport

All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 announced

30 Aug 2015 Rugby
30 August 2015 The All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been announced with the All Blacks selectors selecting a squad... more

Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close slalom

30 Aug 2015 Sport
Winter Games NZ Gold medals for Austria and Slovakia after close fought slalom at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 A world class... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign

25 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between... more

Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre

19 Aug 2015 Opinion
Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre   For the past few months, you, me, and Rupert Murdoch have been waiting for the... more

Kiwi Success

Former cricketer Simon Doull signs with NZME

19 Aug 2015 Appointments
Former cricketer and established broadcaster Simon Doull signs with NZME 19 August 2015 – New Zealand Media and Entertainment... more

New ECan commissioner appointed

6 Aug 2015 Appointments
Elizabeth Cunningham has been appointed as a commissioner at Environment Canterbury (ECan), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and... more

Recruitment

Eleven straight quarters of job growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continued job growth, with 7,000 more people employed over the last quarter and 69,000 more New ... more

NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% on weaker jobs growth

5 Aug 2015 Recruitment By Paul McBeth
NZ unemployment rate rises to 5.9% as jobs growth lags behind growing population Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's jobless rate... more