News

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

24 Nov 2014 Politics
New Zealand Labour PartyLabour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. “Labour has many new... more

Highway closure - Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat - Waitemata

24 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Highway closure - Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat - WaitemataEmergency services are in attendance at the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Green Rd in Dairy Flat where a truck has... more

Draft foreign fighters legislation released

23 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Draft foreign fighters legislation releasedPrime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.The... more

State Services Commissioner ‘unfit for the job’ says Little

23 Nov 2014 News
TVNZ State Services Commissioner ‘unfit for the job’ says LittleThe new Labour leader Andrew Little has called for the State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie to be stood down after his handling of the Roger... more

Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

23 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health23 November 2014 Media Statement Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been... more

Minister to undertake Perth engagements

22 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister to undertake Perth engagements Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce travels to Perth today for a short series of engagements.This weekend sees Perth hosting the first of... more

Patrick Gower interviews Laila Harre

22 Nov 2014 News
The Nation Patrick Gower interviews Laila Harre Headlines: Laila Harre to quit as Internet Party leader by Christmas when the party has completed its review, but would love to return to parliament Says party... more

Lisa Owen interviews Labour leader Andrew Little

22 Nov 2014 News
The Nation Lisa Owen interviews Labour leader Andrew LittleHeadlines:Andrew Little says the shape of his front-bench for the 2017 election may not be clear until the end of next yearIndicates next week’s... more

Establishment of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

21 Nov 2014 News By John Key
New Zealand Government 20 NOVEMBER, 2014 Joint Statement between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership At the invitation of... more

Orion to remain in Gulf to support ongoing operations

21 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Orion to remain in Gulf to support ongoing operations Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft will remain in the Gulf region for another 12... more

NZ and China confirm research agreements

21 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ and China confirm research agreementsScience and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the confirmation of three research collaborations with China.“China is an important and... more

Border wait reducing from 24-hours to minutes

21 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Border wait reducing from 24-hours to minutes Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says from early next year traders will be able to register directly with the Joint Border Management System... more

Study Abroad website updated to include more NZ providers

21 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Qualifications Authority Study Abroad website updated to include more New Zealand providersThe New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is pleased to announce that the Chinese Ministry of... more

Academic not surprised owners docking worker wages

21 Nov 2014 News
University of Canterbury Canterbury academic not surprised petrol business owners docking workers wagesNovember 21, 2014A University of Canterbury business and economics associate professor says she is not... more

Conference to put lens on Asia-Pacific political journalism

21 Nov 2014 News
Pacific Media Centre Pacific Media Centre: www.pmc.aut.ac.nzConference to put lens on political journalism in Asia-Pacific21 November 2014Renowned investigative journalists, film makers, academics and media... more

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News

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 Politics
Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a ... more

Business

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

Living

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more

Property

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Sport

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair

26 Nov 2014 ASB Tennis
NZ Festival of TennisFeaturing some of the biggest names in world tennis, organisers of the ASB Classic are pleased to announce one... more

Lydia Ko gets record LPGA haul - and a US$1.5m payday!

24 Nov 2014 Golf
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the inquiry on one case of dirty politics

26 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the... more

Gordon Campbell on Rick Ellis as Te Papa’s new CEO

24 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism... more

Kiwi Success

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more