News

Defence Force supports Poppy Day

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Defence Force supports Poppy DayDefence Minister Jonathan Coleman joined Defence Force personnel including the Vice Chief of Defence Force Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, to collect... more

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 figures showing a five year low confirm New Zealand welfare numbers are back to... more

Community to have say on red zone’s future

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Community to have say on red zone’s futureCanterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed today’s announcement of a community participation process to gather ideas... more

Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement

16 Apr 2014 News
Youth Horizons Trust 16 April 2014Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement cap off term 1, 2014The last day of term 1 is worth celebrating for Northland College as success in NCEA levels one and... more

Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progresses

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossMinister of Commerce 16 April 2014 Media Statement Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progressesCommerce Minister Craig Foss today released a consultation... more

Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology Health Minister Tony Ryall says new technology being introduced by St John ambulance, and partially funded by the government, will change the... 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 have been released for a Food Safety Science and Research Centre. Establishing... more

Genesis to list with third-largest share register

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Bill EnglishMinister of FinanceHon Tony RyallMinister for State Owned Enterprises 16 April 2014 Media Statement Genesis to list... more

NZ to phase out imports of ozone-depleting substances

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ on track to phase out imports of ozone-depleting substancesNew Zealand is on track to phase out bulk imports of ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of this... more

Overseas student loans collection hits $100m

16 Apr 2014 News
Over $100 million of additional taxpayer money has now been collected from overseas-based borrowers in an initiative that will help keep the scheme sustainable for future students and taxpayers, Tertiary... more

Now David really has some explaining to do

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Transport16 April 2014 Media StatementNow David really has some explaining to doTransport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour leader David Cunliffe has got... more

Ecopoint Donates LED Lighting to Maungaraki School

16 Apr 2014 News
ecopoint News Release 16 April 2014Ecopoint Donates LED Lighting to Maungaraki SchoolEcopoint, the Wellington based company that specialises in LED lighting solutions, is proud to announce it has donated LED... more

Accord to address Christchurch housing

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Accord to address Christchurch housingA Christchurch Housing Accord has been agreed between Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Lianne Dalziel to help address housing issues in the... more

Auckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom Block

16 Apr 2014 News
Auckland Grammar School Media releaseAuckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom BlockLaunches biggest fundraising campaign in the school’s historyAuckland, 16 April 2014 – Auckland Grammar School,... more

Minister pleased with successful StudyLink peak season

16 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister pleased with successful StudyLink peak seasonAssociate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has today congratulated StudyLink staff on a highly successful Student Allowance... more

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News

East Coast Iwi concerned over future of country’s oldest wharenui

23 Apr 2014 News
An East Coast iwi says they are concerned the Crown has not made good on its promise to return their wharenui – the oldest... more

EU/NZ renewable energy mission to the Pacific

22 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a... more

Business

Equity crowd funding carries risks, high failure rate

23 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Equity crowd funding, latest step in much-hyped social capital, carries risks, high failure rate By... more

NZ dollar edges up as RBNZ rate review eyed

22 Apr 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  NZ dollar edges up as local trading resumes, RBNZ rate review eyed April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up... more

Living

NZ film wins mention at Sunset film festival

22 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Film and Stage Producer/Director Craig Hutchison, is pleased to be representing New Zealand at the Sunset Film Festival in Los ... more

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

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

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer... more

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

Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more

Sport

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

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

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