News

Chinese New Year

5 Feb 2016 News
Nelson Media Agency Chinese New Year There’s a major cultural connection in Nelson this year as the Chinese New Year celebration coincides with the annual International Kai Festival at Founders’ Park and the... more

Whitehead report released

5 Feb 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 5 February 2016 Whitehead report releasedForeign Minister Murray McCully has released the Whitehead Report, into diplomatic immunity issues... more

Waitangi Weekend Weather

4 Feb 2016 News
MetService MetService News Release04 February 2016Waitangi Weekend WeatherJust as New Zealand is divided into North and South Island, so too is the weather story for Waitangi weekend. As plans are made for the... more

Cruise ship tourism in a league of its own

4 Feb 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettAssociate Minister of Tourism4 February 2016Cruise ship tourism in a league of its ownThe decision by P&O Cruises to base a ship out of New Zealand is an endorsement... more

Travel Responsibly This Waitangi Weekend

4 Feb 2016 News
New Zealand Government Travel Responsibly This Waitangi WeekendHon Craig FossAssociate Minister of TransportAssociate Transport Minister Craig Foss is urging all motorists to consider the road toll and its... more

Exciting Manuka honey scheme launche

4 Feb 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Te Ururoa FlavellMinister for Maori DevelopmentHon Hekia ParataMinister of EducationHon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries 4 February 2016 Exciting Manuka honey... more

Lyttelton Port development connecting NZ traders to the world

4 Feb 2016 News
4 February 2016 The redevelopment of the Lyttelton Port in Canterbury will play a significant role in the future economic growth and prosperity of the South Island by boosting jobs and trade, Deputy Prime... more

Paddling Cape to Cape for a Cause

4 Feb 2016 News
Pete Ralph Paddling Cape to Cape for a CausePete Ralph is a twenty-five year old on a mission.A mission that will see him spend three week on stand up paddle board, paddling from the South Cape to the top of... more

Trans-Pacific Partnership signed in Auckland

4 Feb 2016 News
4 February 2016   Trade Minister Todd McClay today signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership on behalf of New Zealand, at a ceremony in Auckland. “Today 12 Asia-Pacific countries have come together to set... more

Action plan to help grow Northland

4 Feb 2016 News
New Zealand Government Action plan to help grow NorthlandEconomic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have today announced a detailed action plan to invigorate... more

TPP signing highlights divisions in NZ

4 Feb 2016 News
4 February 2016 TPP signing highlights divisions in NZ   The stage-managed signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement at a casino in Auckland today highlights the divisions National’s handling... more

Pacific employment at all-time high

4 Feb 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-IigaMinister for Pacific Peoples 3 February 2016Pacific employment at all-time highPacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed new figures which show... more

Thousands expected to march against signing the TPPA

4 Feb 2016 News
It's Our Future Media Release4 February 2016Thousands expected to march in Auckland against signing the TPPADespite disruption to Auckland’s buses, It’s Our Future, organisers of the march down Queen St are... more

Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

3 Feb 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister of Racing3 February 2016 Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund has... more

School Network Upgrade Project completed

3 Feb 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeAssociate Minister of Education 3 February 2016 School Network Upgrade Project completedAssociate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that all state and... more

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News

Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon

5 Feb 2016 News
05 February 2016 Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon The new Museum of Waitangi, opened today by the... more

ETS Review modelling documents released

5 Feb 2016 Environment
5 February 2016 ETS Review modelling documents released Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage... more

Business

NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi, reduced China demand

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi dollar, reduced demand from China By Tina Morrison Feb. 5 ... more

NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security   Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Directors of... more

Living

Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live?

5 Feb 2016 Lifestyle
  4 February 2016What it is to be a Kiwi may depend of where you live – Auckland or elsewhere in New Zealand – with... more

2015: The Year of the Blockbuster

21 Jan 2016 Entertainment
Motion Pictures Distributors' Association   January 21, 2016 2015: The Year of the Blockbuster For the second year in a row the ... more

Property

Auckland house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January

4 Feb 2016 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland's house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January, Barfoot says Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland residential... more

Auckland house prices little changed in December

6 Jan 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland house prices little changed in December as sales volumes, listings drop Jan. 6 (BusinessDesk)... more

Migration

More than 27,000 new Kiwis in 2015

5 Feb 2016 Migration
  This Waitangi Day, New Zealand will roll out the welcome mat to 24 new citizens at Government House, and acknowledge over... more

NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November

21 Dec 2015 Migration
Article - Businesswire   NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November year for travel By Jonathan Underhill Dec. ... more

Travel

More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week

22 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 22 January 2016 More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week Customs ... more

Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln for Canberra flights

21 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln over 10 years for Canberra flights Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington City Council is... more

Sport

Global Racing Teams Attracted to Godzone’s Fifth Chapter

5 Feb 2016 Multisport
70 teams from 11 nations will come together in Kaiteriteri, Tasman this April for the fifth chapter of New Zealand’s premier ... more

Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad

22 Jan 2016 Cricket
Auckland Cricket Friday, 22 January 2016 Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad for Ford Trophy Qualifying Final The Mondiale Auckland... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s fantasy politics and Iran's election

22 Jan 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
We seem to be living in an era of virtual government, where governments promote only an illusion of policy kapow! rather than the... more

Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision

24 Dec 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision Inevitably – and with justification –... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of GCSB Acting Director

5 Feb 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher Finlayson5 February 2016 GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director... more

Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture

22 Jan 2016 Flying Kiwi*
Warren and Mahoney Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture Architectural graduate Antonia Lapwood has been awarded the... more

Recruitment

Addressing skills shortages in dairy farming

11 Dec 2015 Recruitment
    11 December 2015 Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Social... more

Alignment of NZ and Australian qualifications frameworks

4 Dec 2015 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 4 December 2015 Tertiary Education,... more