News

Talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck HagelDefence Minister Gerry Brownlee and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held bilateral talks in Washington today.Mr Brownlee is in Washington... more

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 Politics
Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a former Director of the Serious Fraud Office, Adam Feeley. “I would like to... more

Mayor's Treaty Interpretation "Dangerous" - Democracy Action

25 Nov 2014 News
Democracy Action Mayor's Treaty Interpretation "Dangerous" - Democracy ActionResponding to the Fairfax article that New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd wants the law to be changed to make... more

PM welcomes Inspector-General’s report

25 Nov 2014 News
Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report of Cheryl Gwyn, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, into issues around the release of information by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service... more

Failings within Corrections acknowledged

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Failings within Corrections acknowledgedCorrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today acknowledged the release of the Department of Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer’s Review of the... more

ED wait times – best winter result to date

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government ED wait times – best winter result to dateHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest National Health Target results show that over the busy winter months people were treated more... more

Govt resumes sexual violence Trial Proceedings work

25 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Govt resumes sexual violence Trial Proceedings workJustice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence... more

Indigenous Experts arrive in Auckland

24 Nov 2014 News
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM), New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence, is this week (25th – 28th November) holding its 6th Biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference in ... more

Government Inquiry into Smith / Traynor escape established

24 Nov 2014 News
State Services Minister Paula Bennett has today released the draft Terms of Reference for theGovernment Inquiry into matters concerning the escape of Phillip John Smith / Traynor. The draft Terms of Reference focus... more

PHARMAC to change how it makes funding decisions

24 Nov 2014 News
PHARMAC Media releasePHARMAC to change how it makes funding decisions24 November 2014PHARMAC will change the way it makes funding decisions from late next year.Its nine Decision Criteria will be replaced... more

DHBs roll out new national maternity IT system

24 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government 4 November 2014 DHBs roll out new national maternity IT system Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the rollout of a new national IT system aimed at improving the quality of... more

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

24 Nov 2014 Politics
New Zealand Labour PartyLabour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. “Labour has many new... more

Highway closure - Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat - Waitemata

24 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Highway closure - Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat - WaitemataEmergency services are in attendance at the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Green Rd in Dairy Flat where a truck has... more

Draft foreign fighters legislation released

23 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Draft foreign fighters legislation releasedPrime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.The... more

State Services Commissioner ‘unfit for the job’ says Little

23 Nov 2014 News
TVNZ State Services Commissioner ‘unfit for the job’ says LittleThe new Labour leader Andrew Little has called for the State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie to be stood down after his handling of the Roger... more

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News

Nurses urge action on climate change

28 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Nurses Organisation Nurses urge action on climate change Nurses commenting on a Special Article published today in the... more

Awards put spotlight on location innovation

28 Nov 2014 News
The limitless potential of location information, and the innovative people working at its forefront, took centre stage last night at... more

Business

Lambskin prices slump

28 Nov 2014 Business News
By Tina Morrison Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Global lambskin prices have collapsed from the first quarter's record highs, as a Chinese... more

China's tannery crackdown, Russian sanctions dent lambskin

28 Nov 2010 Business News
By Tina Morrison Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Global lambskin prices have collapsed from the first quarter's record highs, as a Chinese... more

Living

Chase & Status to Join Netsky at Lake Hawea Hotel

28 Nov 2014 Entertainment
Rhythm Group Rhythm Group Entertainment is excited to announce that Chase an... more

Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires Announce NZ Sideshow

28 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
Bluesfest Bluesfest Touring are thrilled to confirm yet another series of fantastic New Zealand sideshows, adding to the array of... more

Property

Encouraging growth in latest building consent data

28 Nov 2014 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the latest release of figures from Statistics New Zealand which shows the... more

NZ house building consents bounce back in October

28 Nov 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house building consents rose at their fastest monthly pace in more than two... more

Migration

Minister to attend the OECD Forum on migration

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Paris tomorrow to represent the New Zealand Government at the Organisation for... more

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

28 Nov 2014 Migration
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji. “New ... more

Travel

More Customs officers in time for Christmas

28 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates the twenty seven new Customs officers who are graduating in Auckland today, in time to ... more

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

Sport

ARL launches NCEA match official initiative

28 Nov 2014 Rugby League
Auckland Rugby League The Auckland Rugby League has today announced a new initiative which will see students able to gain NCEA... more

Black Sox named for Oceania qualifier

27 Nov 2014 Sport
Hard work has been rewarded in the naming of the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team for next month’s ISF Oceania Qualifying ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little, Mockingjay & drunk texting

28 Nov 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s debut, Mockingjay, and drunk texting by Gordon ... more

Gordon Campbell: govt arrogance, Ferguson & Police pursuits

27 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
As anyone who’s ever encountered him around Parliament will verify, Chris Finlayson’s arrogance is matched only by his... more

Kiwi Success

UK Police return soldier's lost medals to family in New Zealand

28 Nov 2014 People
Police in Southport have reunited war medals belonging to a local soldier with his surviving family 12,000 miles away in New Zealand.... more

Scientist wins major American geological award

28 Nov 2014 People
University of Canterbury’s Associate Professor Mark Quigley is the first scientist outside North America to win the Geological... more

Recruitment

Lincoln IT day installs interest in pupils

28 Nov 2014 Recruitment
The robots might not match the Terminator but it was hoped the students controlling them might one day use the catchphrase... more

Joyce to attend Sydney job fair

28 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce will travel to Sydney on Sunday morning to attend the New Zealand job fair. The Sydney... more