News

Fraud reforms continue to save taxpayer money

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fraud reforms continue to save taxpayer money Associate Minister for Social Development Jo Goodhew has welcomed news that since benefit fraud reform initiatives began two years ago, up to... more

$2m for extra safeguards to maternity care

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government $2m for extra safeguards to maternity care Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cases where a woman becomes seriously unwell during maternity care will now be audited by a panel of... more

Iconic Crankworx hot seat uniquely NZ

26 Mar 2015 News
Shine PR Iconic Crankworx hot seat uniquely NZThe coveted Crankworx downhill hot seat, donated by Te Puia|NZMACI, helps ensure the course is uniquely Rotorua, New Zealand. Photo credit: Clint TrahanThe much... more

Significant rise in renewable electricity

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Significant rise in renewable electricity Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says new figures showing renewable energy contributed almost 80 percent of New Zealand’s electricity... more

Royal succession laws come into force

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Royal succession laws come into forceLegislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms that share the... more

$4m investment in motorcyclists’ safety

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government $4m investment in motorcyclists’ safetyACC Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed the $4 million investment in motorcycle safety initiatives in 2015/16 advised by the Motorcycle Safety Advisory... more

Secondary school art gets showcase opportunity

26 Mar 2015 News
Paterson Burn Optometrists Media Release26 March 2015Secondary school art gets showcase opportunitySecondary school art from Waikato / Coromandel and Newmarket in Auckland are being exhibited in readiness for... more

Monarchy Succession Updated

26 Mar 2015 News
Monarchy NZ 25 March 2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonarchy Succession UpdatedChair of Monarchy New Zealand, Dr Sean Palmer, welcomes the enactment of the Royal Succession Act.Today, at a special meeting of the... more

Kiwi philanthropist awards full scholarship to Cambridge

26 Mar 2015 News
Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara Media release24 March 2015Kiwi philanthropist awards full scholarship to 18 year-old to CambridgeA scholarship funded by businessman Sir Douglas Myers for a future New... more

Better credit information for borrowers

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Better credit information for borrowersCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced new consumer credit regulations aimed at giving consumers information they... more

Govt moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Govt moves to strengthen employment standards Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

High number of teachers apply for $10m fund

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government High number of teachers apply for $10m fundEducation Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the more than 200 applications for the first round of the $10 million Teacher-led Innovation... more

Food Safety Law Reform Bill consultation begins

26 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Food Safety Law Reform Bill consultation beginsFood Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the consultation process for the Food Safety Law Reform Bill, which will address the... more

Carpentry students help to manage environmental sustainably

25 Mar 2015 News
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Carpentry students help to manage environmental sustainablyCarpentry students from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic have set up a mock site, to showcase managing building sites in a more... more

Celebrating Maori Export Excellence

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Celebrating Maori Export ExcellenceHon Te Ururoa Flavell presented Miraka with the inaugural Maori Excellence in Export award He kai kei aku ringa tonight at the 2015 New Zealand... more

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News

McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

24 Mar 2015 News
  Foreign Minister Murray McCully travelled to Baghdad yesterday for talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi... more

Trade Minister welcomes signing of NZ-Korea FTA

23 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Trade Minister welcomes signing of NZ-Korea FTA Trade Minister Tim Groser today signed the New Zealand Korea... more

Business

NZ-Korea FTA signed amid spying, lost sovereignty claims

23 Mar 2015 Business News By Pattick Smellie
  NZ-Korea FTA signed amid spying, lost sovereignty claims March 23 (BusinessDesk) - A long-awaited free trade agreement... more

2degrees acquires Snap ISP for complete business offering

23 Mar 2015 Business News By Pattick Smellie
2degrees acquires Snap ISP for complete business offering March 23 (BusinessDesk) - 2Degrees, New Zealand's third-largest mobile... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... more

Revealed: Auckland's cheapest suburbs

9 Mar 2015 Property
Many home buyers face long commute to Auckland jobs as they move to Wellsford, Pokeno and Hamilton. Only six areas of Auckland still... 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

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

ICC World Cup 2015: Semi Final New Zealand beats South Africa by four wickets

24 Mar 2015 Cricket
New Zealand beats South Africa by four wickets. In... more

ICC Cricket World Cup Fever takes hold in New Zealand

24 Mar 2015 Cricket
Ahead of the first semi-final in the land of rugby, all talk is about cover drives and yorkers more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Pacific spying

24 Mar 2015 Column By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on Pacific spying, Obama as Spock and Kendrick Lamar So New Zealand has using the GCSB to spy on its friends ... more

STEPHEN FLEMING: SPIN AND THE FIFTH BOWLER JUST GIVE NEW ZEALAND THE EDGE

23 Mar 2015 Column
Both teams are playing with confidence and one look at the talent on show on either side means it has the potential to be a classic,... more

Kiwi Success

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Recruitment

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more

Woodhouse welcomes skilled migrants

12 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures out today showing an increasing number of skilled migrants coming to ... more