NZ welcomes UN resolution on Middle East Peace Process

26 Dec 2016 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 regarding the Middle East Peace Process. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favour and an abstention from the... more

Lotto NZ and their players thanked for support and generosity

12 Dec 2016 Environment
11 Nov 2016 Internal Affairs Minister, Peter Dunne, has warmly thanked Lotto players for their generosity in helping to raise over $2.7 million for the special Lotto draw that the Minister initiated with Lotto NZ... more

McCully to New York for UNSC meetings

12 Dec 2016 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to New York tomorrow for UN Security Council meetings. “This will be my final visit to New York during our two years on the United Nations Security Council,” Mr... more

Prime Minister Bill English: Improving lives will remain National’s focus

12 Dec 2016 Politics
Improving lives will remain National’s focus Better incomes for households, safer communities and smarter government to support the most vulnerable will remain the Government’s focus, new Prime... more

Who is NZ's likely new prime minister?

8 Dec 2016 Politics By Brent Edwards
Analysis - It has been a long, hard road for Bill English to the prime ministership expected for him on Monday. First elected to Parliament in 1990, Mr English was quickly identified as one of the National Party's... more

Syria’s War Spurred by Contest for Gas Delivery to Europe

6 Dec 2016 News
Opinion - Project Censored 8. Syria’s War Spurred by Contest for Gas Delivery to Europe, Not Muslim SectarianismOctober 4, 2016 At least four years into the crisis in Syria, “most people have no idea how this... more

PM to resign: 'It feels like the right time to go'

5 Dec 2016 Politics By Benedict Collins
 8:47 pm 5 Dec 2016 Prime Minister John Key has suddenly resigne... more

Pharmac increases access to new treatments

5 Dec 2016 Health
Jonathan Coleman 5 December, 2016 Pharmac increases access to new treatments Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes Pharmac’s major funding package with Roche for nine medicines which will benefit ... more

Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

5 Dec 2016 Ministerial Speeches
Rt Hon. John Key 5 December, 2016 Just a few days ago I marked the anniversary of my eighth year as Prime Minister and my tenth as leader of the National Party. Such an occasion seems a fitting time to not only... more

NZ Music Icon Ray Columbus Passes Away

3 Dec 2016 Arts
60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland today after a four year battle with ill health. Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ... more

Adams wishes Netsafe well for new Harmful Digital Communications role

21 Nov 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy Adams Minister of Justice 21 November 2016 Justice Minister Amy Adams has wished Netsafe well as it begins its role as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications... more

Payments begin for current clients

21 Nov 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Anne TolleyMinister for Social Development 21 November 2016 Payments begin for current clientsSocial Development Minister Anne Tolley says that current Work and Income clients who... more

It's secondary school but not as you know it!

21 Nov 2016 News
Rangitikei College MEDIA RELEASE | 21 November 2016It’s secondary school, but not as you know it!Equipping students for the ‘tests of life’ not a life of testsThe... more

Temporary fishery closures around Kaikoura

21 Nov 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries21 November 2016 Temporary fishery closures around KaikouraPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced a temporary closure of... more

Whakatu Arterial Link underway

21 Nov 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Simon BridgesMinister of Transport21 November 2016Whakatu Arterial Link underwayTransport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of construction on the Whakatu Arterial Link, a... more

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New Zealand Budget 2017

25 May 2017 Politics
25 May 2017 Speech:  Hon Steven Joyce - Minister of FinanceMr Speaker I move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be... more

Christchurch Cathedral Working Group report released

29 May 2017 Canterbury Earthquake
26 May 2017 Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing the Cathedral Working Group... more


Rocket launch a huge step for New Zealand’s space industry

25 May 2017 Business News
25 May 2017 Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has congratulated the team at Rocket Lab on the successful launch of... more

Increased investor confidence welcomed

29 May 2017 Business News
29 May 2017 Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the Financial Markets Authority annual survey results... more


Spirit of “Mateship” prominent at London ANZAC commemorations

25 Apr 2017 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
All photos copyright Peter Livingstone Photography. Lead image: HRH The Duke of York (far right), with the Hon Alexander Downer (far... more

3rd Position, Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

21 Nov 2016 Lifestyle


New Zealand Housing Affordability Measure released

10 May 2017 Property
10 May 2017 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) new Housing Affordability Measure will allow the market... more

NZ house prices gain 11% in October

14 Nov 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 14 November 2016 10:28 AM NZ house prices gain 11% in October, driven by sales of higher value homes By... more


Suspension of decision making authority

25 Apr 2017 Migration
24 April 2017Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is taking steps to improve Immigration New Zealand’s decision making... more

Recognised Seasonal Employers employ more Kiwis

8 Feb 2017 Migration
7 Feb 2017 Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal... more


International visitors projected to spend $15 billion

12 May 2017 Travel & Tourism
12 May 2017 New Zealand’s tourism sector is forecast to grow significantly over the next seven years, with international... more

Tourism spending continues rise in 2017

10 May 2017 Travel & Tourism
27 April 2017 Tourism spending by both international and domestic visitors continues to grow strongly in 2017, Acting Tourism Minister... more


Canada win has Black Ferns Sevens on track

29 May 2017 Rugby
LYNN MCCONNELL     29 MAY 2017     WORLD RUGBY New Zealand's Black Ferns beat home team Canada... more

Pressure on Lions from the outset

29 May 2017 Rugby
29 MAY 2017 Former British & Irish Lions and Ireland lock Paul O'Connell believes the 2017 tour kicking off in Whangarei on... more


Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade

11 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade First published on Werewolf more

Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome

10 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome more

Kiwi Success

Law Commissioner appointed

29 May 2017 Appointments
29 May 2017 Former Secretary for Justice Belinda Clark has been appointed as Law Commissioner, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced... more

Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank

8 Feb 2017 Appointments
7 Feb 2017 Finance Minister Steven Joyce will appoint current Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer as the Acting Governor of... more


New employment resource for young people

1 Mar 2017 Recruitment
28 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have... more

Record number of people in employment

1 Feb 2017 Recruitment
1 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the record number of New Zealanders now in... more