News

Q+A: PM John Key - "NZ more at risk from doing nothing"

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q+A: Prime Minister John Key - New Zealand is more at risk from doing nothing than in sending troops to Iraq.Prime Minister John Key told TV One’s Q+A programme New Zealand is more at risk from doing... more

Phil Goff Interview On TV One’s Q+A : "It doesn’t take guts"

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ “That was an insult. It doesn’t take guts; you've got to use your common sense” – Phil GoffLabour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff told TV One’s Q+A programme that going to Iraq is a high-risk venture that... more

Q + A: Winston Peters Interviewed by Corin Dann

1 Mar 2015 News
TVNZ Q + A 2015 Episode 1 WINSTON PETERS Interviewed by CORIN DANN CORIN Mr Peters joins me now. Good morning to you. WINSTON Good morning. CORIN John Key, on this pr... more

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister of Health Volunteer Awards openNominations open today for the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards – recognising the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s... more

Developing moral fibre, key findings of coaches’ survey

1 Mar 2015 News
University of Canterbury Fostering players, success and developing moral fibre, key findings of coaches’ surveyMarch 1, 2015A university research project has explored the different visions among rugby coaches... more

More choice for hearing impaired welcomed

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government More choice for hearing impaired welcomedMinister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the extension of the CapTel relay service increases choice for hearing impaired or deaf people to... more

More hours for hearing impaired telephone service

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government More hours for hearing impaired telephone serviceHearing impaired people can now access captioned telephone services for an additional two hours a day, Communications Minister Amy Adams... more

Five schools get special recruitment allowance

1 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Five schools get special recruitment allowanceEducation Minister Hekia Parata says schools in Northland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury are the first to gain approval to use a new... more

Australia and NZ sign MoU for criminal history checks

28 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Australia and New Zealand sign MoU for criminal history checksCommunities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet... more

Information-sharing on student loans welcomed

28 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Information-sharing on student loans welcomedTertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have welcomed the announcement of an... more

Trade Minister in China for FTA discussion

28 Feb 2015 News
Trade Minister Tim Groser departs for China tonight to undertake a range of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) related meetings including discussions with his trade counterpart, Minister Gao Hucheng. “Meeting with... more

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and John Key

28 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Hon Tony Abbott and Rt Hon John Key –Auckland, 28 February 2015Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in... more

PMs Key and Abbott meet in Auckland

28 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government PMs Key and Abbott meet in AucklandPrime Minister John Key met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Auckland today for their annual Leaders’ Talks. “Prime Minister Abbott and I... more

Coleman meets Australian counterpart

28 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Coleman meets Australian counterpartHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman today met with his Australian counterpart Sussan Ley, Minister of Health and Minister for Sport.“New Zealand has a... more

Massey launches own publishing press

27 Feb 2015 News
Massey University Friday, February 27, 2015Massey launches own publishing pressMassey University scholars and authors will have the chance to share their specialist knowledge with a much wider readership... more

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News

Britain's most hated woman fires up NZ

2 Mar 2015 News
There's no excuse for being overweight, you can judge kids by their names and it's okay to miss their birthday - that's the opinion of... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider ... more

Business

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Govt resisting pressure to inject more cash into Solid Energy By Pattrick Smellie March 2... more

KiwiRail 1H earnings fall on lower coal, logs, dairy volumes

2 Mar 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth March 2 (BusinessDesk) - KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, reported a 6 percent drop in... more

Living

NZ wins the cricket - but England wins the battle of the bubbles

2 Mar 2015 Food & Wine
New Zealand may have thrashed England on the cricket pitch, but the two countries went head to head with a strong team of sparkling... more

The forgotten heroes of the Great War: Win a copy with NZNewsUK

2 Mar 2015 Entertainment
A landmark release for Anzac Day 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Based on real people and events, the... more

Property

Kiwis becoming longer-term renters

2 Mar 2015 Property
Pressure on home-buyers increases the number of long-term renters. Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean... more

Average Auckland house price hits record $764,000

2 Mar 2015 Property
Average asking prices for houses have smashed through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time. New figures from... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

McCarty Gets First Win, Tillotson Takes Two in the Bs

2 Mar 2015 Cycling
  Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington... more

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more