News

Debt-remission consultation taxpayer friendly

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Todd McClayMinister of Revenue Debt-remission consultation taxpayer friendlyMinister of Revenue Todd McClay has said that a consultation paper seeking public feedback on tax... more

DHBs improve performance on health targets

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government DHBs improve performance on health targets Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show DHBs are making good overall progress.“DHBs are... more

Chinese New Year celebrations at Parliament

24 Feb 2015 News
The Chinese Year of the Sheep will be celebrated this evening at Parliament at an event hosted by Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. Prime Minister John Key will also join around 200 people at... more

PM welcomes Australian Prime Minister

23 Feb 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key welcomes this week’s first official visit to New Zealand by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. “I am very pleased to be able to welcome Prime Minister Abbott to New... more

New Zealand Considers Role on ISIS

23 Feb 2015 Politics
Amid opposition, the country contemplates joining the coalition in the Middle East. New Zealand’s defense chief, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, is currently in Saudi Arabia for talks on fighting ISIS. New... more

Record number of organ transplants

23 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Record number of organ transplantsHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says the number of organ donors and transplants reached a record high last year.“I want to acknowledge the generosity... more

Benefits increase with living costs

23 Feb 2015 News
Benefit and superannuation payments to more than a million New Zealanders will increase on April 1, says Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. “In 2011 we passed legislation to make sure benefits... more

Minister announces conservation fund open

23 Feb 2015 Environment
Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has today announced the Department of Conservation’s 2015 Community Conservation Partnerships Fund is open for submissions. The fund was established in 2014 to provide... more

Tangata Whenua views considered

23 Feb 2015 News
Hawkes Bay Regional Council Tangata Whenua views considered A recommendation is being put to Wednesday’s Hawke’s Bay Regional Council meeting asking for a working group to be set up to help review how the... more

Otago Polytechnic helps train young leaders

23 Feb 2015 News
Otago Polytechnic Media release – Otago PolytechnicFor immediate release, Monday 23 FebruaryOtago Polytechnic helps train young leadersOtago Polytechnic is hosting a special event, the Otago Secondary Schools... more

Body washed ashore

23 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Body washed ashoreAuckland City Police recovered the body of a woman who was discovered washed ashore at Okahu Bay shortly before 10am today. A member of the public observed the woman... more

Thought for the Day: Greece unshackling?

23 Feb 2015 News
Column - Keith Rankin Thought for the Day: Greece unshackling?Keith Rankin, 23 February 2015Several years ago, Greece was slammed into the debtors' prison by a group of northern European countries led by... more

Anzac centenary commemorations planned

23 Feb 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key has announced a week of Anzac commemoration events in Wellington marking the centenary of the First World War Gallipoli landings. “In the last decade, the number of New Zealanders... more

Huge week of First World War commemorative events

23 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Huge week of First World War commemorative events for WellingtonA spectacular series of commemorative events are planned for Anzac Week in Wellington during April as New Zealanders mark... more

Maori scholarship winners announced

23 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Maori scholarship winners announcedEducation Minister Hekia Parata today announced the five winners of a prestigious tertiary scholarship in honour of the 28th Maori Battalion.The Ngarimu... more

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News

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

25 Feb 2015 News
PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea ... more

Bill to fight child exploitation passes second reading

25 Feb 2015 News
  A Bill to better protect children from sexual exploitation passed its second reading in Parliament last night.   The... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Xero

25 Feb 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record, led by Xero after it raised $147 million from two... more

Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet

25 Feb 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet, wider margins By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 ... more

Living

A little drive goes a long way

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin businesses have given their full support to the Otago Polytechnic Education Open 2015. The event will be taking place at... more

Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Surfbreak Protection Society Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand Celebrations are to be held in New Brighton... more

Property

Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply

25 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply, RBNZ's Wheeler says Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's government... more

NZ house sales rise 2.6% in January, median price dips from December

11 Feb 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property sales rose in January from the same month last... more

Migration

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield ... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand... more

Sport

2015 NZL Sailing Team Announced

25 Feb 2015 Sailing
Yachting New Zealand has named 15 campaigns in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team. All are chasing the ultimate goal of Olympic glory in... more

All Blacks Tours to South Africa on sale now

25 Feb 2015 Rugby
The All Blacks are set to return to South Africa this July to take on the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. This will be the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: Are NZ troops the least of IS’s problems?

25 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on whether New Zealand troops are the least of Islamic State’s problems   Given that it has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on drip-fed info about the Iraq deployment

24 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the drip-feeding of information about the Iraq deployment   There are two ways of framing the story of our... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the ... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in ... more