News

Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

18 Dec 2014 Education
Parents, whanau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education. “We’re making great progress with kids starting earlier... more

10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government 10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’ programme Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $100,000 in funding to expand the ‘Youth in Emergency ... more

Appointment of Christchurch Coroner

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government 18 December 2014Appointment of Christchurch Coroner Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, today announced the appointment of Christchurch lawyer Anna Tutton as a Coroner. Ms Tutton... more

James Street School strides toward gold

18 Dec 2014 News
Toi Te Ora MEDIA RELEASE – James Street School strides toward goldWhakatane’s James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health... more

New labelling standard for infant formula

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government HON JO GOODHEWMinister for Food Safety 18 December 2014 Media StatementNew labelling standard for infant formulaFood Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard... more

Govt confirms $38.7 billion investment in land transport

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government HON SIMON BRIDGESMinister of Transport Embargoed until 2.15pm18 December 2014 Media StatementGovt confirms $38.7 billion investment in land transportTransport Minister Simon... more

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's first Draft National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), which sets out the... more

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori: $2.4m for Maori language

18 Dec 2014 News
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori 18 December 2014Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori announces $2.4 million in Maori language fundingTe Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori is pleased to announce that it will soon distribute... more

Tax assistance agreement to begin next year

18 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Todd McClayMinister of Revenue18 December 2014Tax assistance agreement to begin next yearFrom next year a significant new measure for countering tax evasion will become available to... more

$23.5 million redevelopment of Southern Cross school

17 Dec 2014 News
Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirmed today that $23.5 million of funding has been approved towards the second stage of redevelopment of Southern Cross Campus. Southern Cross is a decile 1, co-ed... more

Recyclable cushion entrepreneurs take sustainability award

17 Dec 2014 News
BCC 17 December 2014Recyclable cushion-making entrepreneurs take out national sustainability awardRecyclable cushion making company, Jesh Designs, have won the Global Future Charitable Trust Award for... more

India research projects win Asia NZ Foundation funding

17 Dec 2014 News
Asia New Zealand Foundation India research projects win Asia New Zealand Foundation funding17 December 2014Two New Zealand academics will undertake fieldwork in India next year after being awarded funding by... more

New strategy to tackle kauri dieback

17 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Maggie BarryMinister of Conservation 17 December 2014 Media Statement New strategy to tackle kauri diebackA new joint... more

Over $700,000 allocated to racecourse safety

17 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister of Racing17 December 2014Over $700,000 allocated to racecourse safetyRacing Minister Nathan Guy has announced that 25 projects to improve safety at racecourses... more

New gestational diabetes guidelines published

17 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health17 December 2014New gestational diabetes guidelines publishedHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says all pregnant women will be routinely screened... more

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News

Huge experience on transition advisory board

22 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Huge experience on transition advisory board   Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has... more

Top BBC executive publicly endorses key Zionist mantra

22 Dec 2014 News
Article - Redress Information Top BBC executive publicly endorses key Zionist mantra   A senior BBC executive has publicly come... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise led by NZOG; Kathmandu slides

22 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by New Zealand Oil and Gas after it bought a cornerstone... more

PGG Wrightson reaffirms 2015 earnings growth

22 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China's Agria Corp, has affirmed... more

Living

Hobbit defies box office predictions

22 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies has topped US$355 million at the international box office after a week on release and a... more

Bringing Ciclovía back to the people of Wellington

20 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
"Let's do this every Sunday!" was the cry from the thousands of participants in this year's inaugural Ciclovía event on the... more

Property

Kiwi Property buys Apex Mega Centre for $64 mln

22 Dec 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Property Group, formerly Kiwi Income Property Trust, has agreed to buy Apex Mega... more

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

Migration

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

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

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

Hart is in the Right Place

22 Dec 2014 Motor Sport
DECEMBER 23, 2014: The motorcycle road-race season is coming together nicely for Bay of Plenty ace Duncan Hart. The 38-year-old ... more

New Zealand Cricket bolsters website capability

22 Dec 2014 Cricket
BLACKCAPS website migrates to Microsoft Azure to manage high fan traffic AUCKLAND, 22 December 2014, New Zealand – Ahead of... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the dumping of bad news at Christmas

22 Dec 2014 Opinion
By Gordon Campbell If the government really did have good tidings of great joy you can bet it wouldn’t be strewing them about... more

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

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

Better work opportunities for disabled people

22 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner welcomed the release of the ‘Disability and the labour market’ report from ... more

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