News

NZ to phase out imports of ozone-depleting substances

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ on track to phase out imports of ozone-depleting substancesNew Zealand is on track to phase out bulk imports of ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of this... more

Overseas student loans collection hits $100m

16 Apr 2014 News
Over $100 million of additional taxpayer money has now been collected from overseas-based borrowers in an initiative that will help keep the scheme sustainable for future students and taxpayers, Tertiary... more

Now David really has some explaining to do

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Transport16 April 2014 Media StatementNow David really has some explaining to doTransport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour leader David Cunliffe has got... more

Ecopoint Donates LED Lighting to Maungaraki School

16 Apr 2014 News
ecopoint News Release 16 April 2014Ecopoint Donates LED Lighting to Maungaraki SchoolEcopoint, the Wellington based company that specialises in LED lighting solutions, is proud to announce it has donated LED... more

Accord to address Christchurch housing

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Accord to address Christchurch housingA Christchurch Housing Accord has been agreed between Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Lianne Dalziel to help address housing issues in the... more

Auckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom Block

16 Apr 2014 News
Auckland Grammar School Media releaseAuckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom BlockLaunches biggest fundraising campaign in the school’s historyAuckland, 16 April 2014 – Auckland Grammar School,... more

Minister pleased with successful StudyLink peak season

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister pleased with successful StudyLink peak seasonAssociate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has today congratulated StudyLink staff on a highly successful Student Allowance... more

Prime Minister saddened by death of Owen Woodhouse

15 Apr 2014 News
  Prime Minister, John Key today expressed his condolences to the family of Sir Owen Woodhouse, ONZ KBE DSC. Sir Owen passed away aged 97. “Sir Owen Woodhouse was a man whose life exemplified public... more

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed Australian tour. They'll see the beach, the bush, Uluru and Sydney's Taronga Zoo... more

Industry Training & Apprenticeships Bill passes 3rd reading

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment 15 April 2014 Media Statement Industry Training & Apprenticeships Amendment Bill passes third... more

Voting on Te Mana O Ngati Rangitihi Mandate Extended

15 Apr 2014 News
Te Mana o Ngati Rangitihi Trust MEDIA STATEMENT 15 April 2014 Voting on Te Mana O Ngati Rangitihi Mandate Extended Te Mana o Ngati Rangitihi (Te Mana) is encouraging all iwi descendants to make their voice... more

More trouble with Labour’s transport policy

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Transport 15 April 2014 Media Statement More trouble with Labour’s transport policyTransport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Ministry of Transport analysis of... more

Rollout of faster broadband to remote East Cape schools

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rollout of faster broadband to remote East Cape schools completeAll twelve rural schools in remote locations around Gisborne and Wairoa now have faster broadband, as a result of the... more

New campaign to put the spotlight on measles

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government New campaign to put the spotlight on measlesAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the launch of a new campaign which encourages people to check if they have been immunised... more

Communicating Learning: Parent Engagement Forum

15 Apr 2014 News
Learning Auckland Communicating Learning: Parent Engagement ForumEngage parents to improve learner outcomesEvidence shows that parents and whanau can have a huge impact on children’s learning. To support... more

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News

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit ... more

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

17 Apr 2014 Entertainment
The winner of the fourth annual Taite Music Prize 2013 is Lorde for her album ‘Pure Heroine’ released on Universal Music... more

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round... more

Columns

Mind-set, meaning and moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 Opinion
Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their... more

Kiwi Success

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more