News

Positive Ageing Strategy report released

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 April 2015 Positive Ageing Strategy report releasedThe value of older people to New Zealand has been spelled out in a new report released today by Senior Citizens Minister Maggie... more

Advancing New Zealand's bilateral and trade relationship with Poland

21 Apr 2015 News
A parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has been advancing the bilateral and trade relationship with Poland during the past week. In Warsaw, the delegation met with the Speakers of... more

Three NZ-China research projects announced

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 20 April 2015 Three NZ-China research projects announced Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today opened the fourth New Zealand/China Joint Commission Meeting on Science and... more

Consultation sought on tobacco control protocol

21 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government 20 April 2015 Consultation sought on tobacco control protocolPublic feedback is being sought on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international agreement aimed at getting rid of... more

Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan

20 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan   The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan... more

New code to put victims first

20 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government New code to put victims first Justice Minister Amy Adams says a new draft Victims Code of Rights will help to ensure victims are better informed and put them at the heart of the justice... more

Maori Affairs Minister Urged to Stop Holmes Farm Sale

20 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand First Party Maori Affairs Minister Urged to Stop Holmes Farm SaleNew Zealand First wants the Minister for Maori Development to seek an injunction against the Maori Education Trust to block the sale... more

First for South Island

20 Apr 2015 News
alexanders First for South Island9 children and 2 adults are the lucky first pupils starting a programme today (Monday 20th April) that is heralded as a breakthrough for South Islanders with learning... more

The Icehouse And Supporters Create Scholarships

20 Apr 2015 News
The Icehouse The Icehouse And Supporters Create Scholarships to Help More Kiwi Businesses GrowThe Icehouse, a business growth hub, has created a scholarship fund to support owner-managers of privately owned... more

Intense Programme of Hapu Activity Ahead

20 Apr 2015 News
Tuhoronuku.com Intense Programme of Hapu Activity Ahead as Ngapuhi Settlement Gains Momentum Ngapuhi hapu are involved in an intense period of activity over the coming weeks in preparation for the start of the... more

Jewelled geckos returned to New Zealand

20 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government   The jewelled geckos being prepared for return at Cologne Zoo. Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner s... more

Minister to promote NZ’s renewable advantage

20 Apr 2015 Environment
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges will be promoting New Zealand’s world-leading renewable energy expertise at an international conference in Melbourne this week. Along with Australia, New... more

Bennett to honour New Zealand’s sacrifice in France

20 Apr 2015 News
State Services Minister Paula Bennett leaves today to represent the Government at World War One commemorations being held at sites significant to New Zealand on the Western Front in France. “Our two ... more

Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

18 Apr 2015 News
New Zealand Government Climate Change Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidiesClimate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today led a coalition of governments calling for the phase-out of subsidies... more

UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G

18 Apr 2015 News
The Peter Tatchell Foundation UK petition to Debenhams urges: Drop D&G44,000 people want action over “synthetic” IVF children insultLondon, UK - 15 April 2015A 44,000-strong petition was delivered today to... more

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News

ANZAC 2015 in pictures

25 Apr 2015 News
NZ News UK attended several ANZAC ceremonies in Auckland today. These photos were taken at the Northcote Community where the... more

ANZAC 2015: Anzac Messages, NZ Prime Minster and Governor-General

24 Apr 2015 News
Anzac Day 'We will remember them'   Anzac Day 2015 – Message from the Governor-General of New Zealand On 25 April every... more

Business

Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants

23 Apr 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants in three years April 23 (BusinessDesk) - Core Builders Composites,... more

Alex Swney pleads guilty to $2.5M fraud charge

21 Apr 2015 Business News
  Alex Swney pleads guilty to fraud charge over $2.5 mln of payments April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Alex Swney, former chief... more

Living

A Kiwi's guide to ANZAC in Europe - our list of events across the UK, Ireland and beyond

24 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
Tomorrow marks the 100th ANZAC Day, and if you are a Kiwi or Aussie far from home there are plenty of events on to enable you both to... more

London is getting its first NZ wine shop - NZ Cellar crowdfunding closes 121% funded

23 Apr 2015 Food & Wine
The New Zealand Cellar’s crowdfunding campaign has ended and they are delighted to report that the project raised... more

Property

New process for red zone Crown offers

21 Apr 2015 Property
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to... more

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

14 Apr 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn't meeting... more

Migration

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

Travel

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Sport

Price and Wesko Nail the Dressage at Kentucky

25 Apr 2015 Equestrian
Kiwi eventer Tim Price and Wesko have delivered their best-ever dressage score to sit at the front of the field this morning at the... more

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres

25 Apr 2015 Sailing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Burling and Tuke still lead, one more day of fleet racing At the end of day three at ISAF Sailing ... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale and Gallipoli

24 Apr 2015 Column
  Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale, and the real hero of Gallipoli Don’t know about you, but when hi-jinks and... more

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

14 Apr 2015 Opinion
Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been ... more

Kiwi Success

Fonterra reshuffles management team

24 Apr 2015 Appointments By Fiona Rotherham
  Fonterra reshuffles management team to speed up value-add strategy April 24 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the... more

TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced

23 Apr 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of Sussan... more

Recruitment

Apprenticeship scheme launched

18 Apr 2015 Recruitment
The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in ... more

Chinese rail workers must be paid minimum wage

17 Apr 2015 Recruitment
KiwiRail must immediately stop further Chinese engineers from working here until they can guarantee they are being paid the New... more