News

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

Lifehack Weekends head to the regions

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Lifehack Weekends head to the regions Lifehack Weekends are back and young people from across the country are getting together to create technology-based solutions to mental health... more

$5m investment in Maori-led science & innovation

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government $5m investment in Maori-led science & innovationUp to $5 million over two years will be invested in developing the science and innovation potential of Maori people, resources,... more

Labour’s latest dead end street

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Transport15 April 2014Labour’s latest dead end streetTransport Minister Gerry Brownlee says today’s Labour policy announcements of cutting revenue currently... more

New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

15 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Marion Crawshaw as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. “New Zealand’s close relationship with Solomon Islands has... more

McClay opens Business to Government Workshop

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government McClay opens Business to Government WorkshopRevenue Minister Todd McClay has opened the Business to Government Collaboration Workshop in Wellington today, citing it as a great opportunity... more

Successful crime-fighting pilot to be expanded

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Successful crime-fighting pilot to be expanded A successful Justice sector frontline pilot, which saw a dramatic drop in total crime in the Hutt Valley, will benefit three other areas,... more

Royal tour heads to Christchurch

14 Apr 2014 News
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken a break from their more serious duties in Christchurch to play a spot of cricket.Prince William picked up some bowling tips from Sir Richard Hadlee after delivering his... more

Spreading the word on alternative tree species

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Jo GoodhewAssociate Minister for Primary Industries 14 April 2014 Media Statement Spreading the word on alternative tree speciesAssociate Primary Industries Minister Jo... more

$9.9m in funding for new sustainable farming projects

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries 14 April 2014 Media Statement $9.9m in funding for new sustainable farming projectsPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has... more

NZ health and engineering support to Solomons

14 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will send health personnel and a Bailey bridge to Solomon Islands to assist with the response to flooding. “The main hospital in Honiara is... more

Patient safety campaign to focus on surgery

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Patient safety campaign to focus on surgeryAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has launched the next phase of the national patient safety campaign Open for better care, which focuses on... 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

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

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... 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