News

$12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network The new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network, which will help Maori land owners improve the productivity of their land, will be supported by $12.8... more

$2.1m for rangatahi Maori suicide prevention

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $2.1m for rangatahi Maori suicide preventionThe Budget provides $2.1 million of new operating funding for rangatahi Maori suicide prevention, Maori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa ... more

$35.3m invested to improve Maori housing

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $35.3m invested to improve Maori housingBudget 2015 provides operating funding of $35.3 million over the next four years to improve housing outcomes for whanau Maori, Maori Development... more

$49.8m boost for Whanau Ora navigators

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $49.8m boost for Whanau Ora navigatorsNew operating funding of $49.8 million over the next four years will further support Whanau Ora navigators to work with whanau, aiga and families,... more

Fact Sheet 5: Child hardship package as a whole

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 5 – Child hardship package as a wholeSummary• The exact impact of the child hardship package on any given family will depend on individual circumstances, including the types... more

Fact Sheet 4 – Increasing Childcare Assistance

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 4 – Increasing Childcare Assistance SummaryFrom 4 April 2016:• Low-income families will be eligible for a higher rate of Childcare Assistance for pre-school and out-of-school... more

Fact Sheet 3 – Changes to Working for Families

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 3 – Changes to Working for FamiliesSummaryFrom 1 April 2016• Low- to middle-income working families not on a benefit will get up to $12.50 a week more from Working for... more

Fact sheet 2: Increasing benefit rates for families with children

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 2 – Increasing benefit rates for families with children SummaryFrom 1 April 2016:• Benefit rates for families with children will increase by $25 a week.• Beneficiaries... more

Fact Sheet 1: Extending work obligations for parents on a benefit

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 1 – Extending work obligations for parents on a benefitSummaryFrom 1 April 2016:• Most sole parents, and partners of beneficiaries, will have to look for part-time work... more

$52m to replace wharf at Chatham Islands

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $52m to replace wharf at Chatham IslandsA critical lifeline for one of New Zealand’s most remote communities is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015,... more

Forgiving debt to encourage child support payments

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Forgiving debt to encourage child support paymentsBudget 2015 includes changes to tackle child support debt and to encourage parents to pay what they owe for children for whom they are... more

Extra boost to Customs’ border security

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 Extra boost to Customs’ border securityBudget 2015 invests an extra $4.7 million of operating funding over four years to fund extra officers to screen departing international... more

Funding boost for New Zealand security services

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonMinister in Charge of the NZSISMinister Responsible for the GCSB 21 May 2015 Funding boost for New Zealand security servicesThe New Zealand Security Intelligence... more

$11.2m to secure the future of the kiwi

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 $11.2m to secure the future of the kiwiNew Zealand’s most famous bird, the kiwi, will receive $11.2 million of operating funding over the next four years in an effort to... more

More support for disabled young people

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 More support for disabled young peopleDisabled students with high needs will receive more support to transition from school to adult life, Disability Issues Minister Nicky... more

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News

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

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

22 May 2015 News
22 May 2015 The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from... more

Business

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

Consumer NZ vs Qantas

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Consumer NZ ramps up campaign to get Qantas's Jetstar to drop pre-ticked booking forms May 20... 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

Lord's century for Kane Williamson

23 May 2015 Cricket
DAY THREE First Innings: England 389 (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67, Ali 58; Henry 4-93, Boult 4-79) v BLACKCAPS 523 (Guptill 70,... more

BLACKCAPS tour of England: First Test at Lord's Cricket Ground

22 May 2015 Cricket
First innings at stumps on Day One: England 354-7 in 90 overs (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67, Ali 49*; Henry 3-93 on Test debut) DAY... 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

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

New High Commissioner to Tonga

15 May 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced diplomat Sarah Walsh as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to... more

Recruitment

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

5,500 more doctors and nurses in our hospitals

15 May 2015 Recruitment
  Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the... more