News

NZSE celebrates a decade of transforming lives

16 Dec 2014 News
NZSE MEDIA RELEASE November 2014 NZSE celebrates a decade of transforming livesAuckland, New Zealand – Celebrating its 10 year anniversary this December, New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) has been... more

More Far North schools to roll out digital classrooms

16 Dec 2014 News
Rotary Club of Kerikeri NEWS RELEASE RO044 16 December 2014More Far North schools to roll out digital classroomsRevolutionary teaching system gains traction A $130,000 Rotary grant has enabled a Far North... more

AUT University congratulates Graduates

16 Dec 2014 News
AUT University AUT University congratulates GraduatesAUT University is proud to congratulate the 3830 students who will receive their qualifications at one of seven ceremonies over the next three days. At the... more

Minister visiting Fiji to renew Defence ties

16 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister visiting Fiji to renew Defence ties Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will visit Fiji today in an initial move towards rebuilding defence co-operation and engagement between New... more

More seats on Mercury Bay’s Summer Shuttle

16 Dec 2014 News
Joint Press Release 15 December 2014More seats on Mercury Bay’s Summer ShuttleThere’ll be more seats on this year’s Summer Shuttle bus service to get keen holidaymakers to their favourite Mercury Bay beach... more

Gordon Campbell on the Sydney siege, and DHB budget cuts

16 Dec 2014 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Sydney siege, and DHB budget cutsby Gordon CampbellWhenever the authorities bring a siege situation to an end, there will be criticism if – as has happened in... more

Tribunal report confirms iwi ownership of Lake Waikaremoana

16 Dec 2014 News
The Maori Party Tribunal report confirms iwi ownership of Lake Waikaremoana and paves the way for redressThe Maori Party welcomes the long-awaited Waitangi Tribunal report on Lake Waikaremoana released... more

Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition

15 Dec 2014 News
CPIT Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition When she had to choose between nursing and medicine, Hannah Farrow followed family tradition and opted for the challenges of emergency nursing. Named ... more

Kiwis speak from Sydney hostage scene

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealanders caught up in the area where a hostage drama is unfolding in central Sydney have spoken about their experiences. Up to 13 hostages are being held in an armed siege in a cafe in Sydney wher... more

Southern Student Attracted to Hawke’s Bay Lifestyle

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Media ReleaseSouthern Student Attracted to Hawke’s Bay LifestyleFrom Southland, Melissa Whitefield is so taken with her life in Hawke’s Bay that she aims to settle here once she finishes... more

Part V of Te Urewera Report Released

15 Dec 2014 News
Waitangi Tribunal Part V of Te Urewera Report Released On 15 December 2014, the Waitangi Tribunal released in pre-publication form the fifth part of its report on Te Urewera claims. This part deals with Treaty... more

Minister welcomes new anti-doping rules

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister welcomes new anti-doping rulesSport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new sports anti-doping rules designed to be tougher on real cheats which come into effect in... more

Oamaru becomes South Island’s first fully-fibred town

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Oamaru becomes South Island’s first fully-fibred town More than 6200 households, schools, businesses and health facilities in Oamaru can now connect to Ultra-fast Broadband,... more

Keep food poisoning at bay this summer

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Keep food poisoning at bay this summerAs summer weather approaches and we look to pull the barbeque out of the shed, Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew reminds New Zealanders to remember... more

313 kids benefit from Extraordinary Care fund

15 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government 313 kids benefit from Extraordinary Care fundMore than 300 children and young people have benefited from the first round of the Extraordinary Care Fund, Social Development Minister Anne... more

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News

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) is a... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rose on oil relief; Air NZ gains

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by OceanaGold Corp and Air New Zealand following a global... more

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in Arvida

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - All Black Dan Carter said he increased his shareholdings in the retirement village... more

Living

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa... more

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

18 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2014 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

New Zealand passports highly sought after by criminal networks

18 Dec 2010 Migration
Illegal migrant's scam exposes flaw in passport system. Holes in the security of New Zealand passports have been exposed after an... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Dan Carter leaves All Black's to play for Paris club

18 Dec 2014 Rugby
Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when the All Blacks great moves to France after next... more

Double record bid for King Country shearer

18 Dec 2014 Sport
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more