News

Minister marks end of successful development

2 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Simon BridgesMinister of Energy and ResourcesMinister marks end of successful developmentEnergy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today congratulates OMV on their successful... more

Extra support for social service providers

2 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Anne TolleyMinister for Social Development Extra support for social service providersSocial Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that a further $4.3 million in funding for... more

Newborn hearing screening strengthened

2 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of HealthNewborn hearing screening strengthenedHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says newborn babies across New Zealand are now benefitting from an... more

University of Waikato launches new partnerships

2 Jul 2015 News
Waikato University University of Waikato launches new partnership with Tokoroa and PutaruruThe University of Waikato has launched a new initiative in partnership with the secondary schools and communities of... more

Algebra advocate wins prestigious maths award

2 Jul 2015 News
Massey University Algebra advocate wins prestigious maths awardResearching ways to introduce primary school learners to the “big ideas” of mathematics through algebra has earned a Massey University maths... more

Minister opens first Urban Cycleways-funded project

2 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Simon BridgesMinister of TransportMinister opens first Urban Cycleways-funded projectThe first cycleway to be funded by the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme has been opened by... more

NZ-Canada double tax agreement now in force

2 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Todd McClayMinister of RevenueNZ-Canada double tax agreement now in forceRevenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed a new double tax agreement between New Zealand and Canada, which is... more

NEXT Foundation Announces Two New Investments in Education

2 Jul 2015 News
The NEXT Foundation NEXT Foundation Announces Two New Investments in EducationNEXT Foundation today announced a further two investments in education from the many excellent submissions to its 2014 application... more

Science Challenge focuses on natural disasters

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister of Science and Innovation 1 July 2015 Media StatementScience Challenge focuses on natural disastersScience and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has... more

Students staying engaged at Maungakiekie schools

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand National Party Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaMP for MaungakiekieMedia Release1 July 2015 Students staying engaged at local schoolsMP for Maungakiekie Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says there has been a... more

Changes give certainty to community housing sector

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettMinister for Social Housing Hon Todd McClayMinister for Revenue1 July 2015Changes give certainty to community housing sectorTax provisions to ensure community housing... more

ESC now mandatory for many new vehicles

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossAssociate Minister of Transport 1 July 2015 ESC now mandatory for many new vehiclesMandatory electronic stability control (ESC) for a range of new vehicles will help... more

$8.8m in erosion grants awarded

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries1 July 2015 $8.8m in erosion grants awarded Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced $8.8 million in funding grants over four... more

Sign Language grants to make a difference

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister for Disability Issues 1 July 2015 Sign Language grants to make a differenceDisability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the first 14 grants for... more

$438m motor vehicle levy cuts from today

1 Jul 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeMinister for ACC 1 July 2015 $438m motor vehicle levy cuts from todayNew Zealanders will have an extra $438 million a year in their pockets through ACC motor vehicle... more

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News

Regeneration the focus of Christchurch governance

2 Jul 2015 Canterbury Earthquake
The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes... more

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

2 Jul 2015 News
Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World... more

Business

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

2 Jul 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been... more

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as bidders named

24 Jun 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by A2 as potential bidder unmasked; dividends appeal By Jonathan ... more

Living

Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday

24 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
The Remarkables June 24 2015 The Remarkables ski area to kick off 2015 season this Saturday The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown... more

SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced

23 Jun 2015 Lifestyle
SOUNZ For immediate release SMCO-SOUNZ Composer Workshop selected works announced SOUNZ and Auckland based St Matthews Chamber... more

Property

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

24 Jun 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2015 Extending Canterbury accommodation... more

Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M

24 Jun 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Arvida to buy three Auckland facilities for $62M, raising new capital By Paul McBeth June 24 ... more

Migration

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

More visas online through Immigration ONLINE

16 Jun 2015 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes the roll out of online Work and Visitor visas as fantastic news for Immigration New ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60%

24 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ sees annual earnings rising by as much as 60% By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ's earnings

19 Jun 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ's earnings of Jetstar's regional routes challenge June 19 (BusinessDesk) - Analysts are... more

Sport

Wimbledon 2015: NZ Tennis players progress

2 Jul 2015 Sport
Kiwi Artem Sitak braves soaring temperatures and a lengthy battle to make it into the second round of doubles at Wimbledon.Kiwi Davis... more

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

2 Jul 2015 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) National Selectors have picked a 12-strong Silver Ferns team featuring a mix of youth and experience to... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Tiwai Point, and saying “No” in Greece

2 Jul 2015 Opinion
Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good... more

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

24 Jun 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more The government’s more

Kiwi Success

New Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board appointments

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment New EPA board appointments Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... more

New Chair and Commissioners for Maori Language Commission

2 Jul 2015 Appointments
New Chair and Commissioners appointed to the Maori Language Commission The Maori Development Minister is pleased to announce that... more

Recruitment

Carpentry apprentices go head to head

23 Jun 2015 Recruitment
Apprentice of the Year Competition Carpentry apprentices go head to head in national competition Entries for the Registered Master ... more

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