News

Royal tour heads to Christchurch

14 Apr 2014 News
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken a break from their more serious duties in Christchurch to play a spot of cricket.Prince William picked up some bowling tips from Sir Richard Hadlee after delivering his... more

Spreading the word on alternative tree species

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Jo GoodhewAssociate Minister for Primary Industries 14 April 2014 Media Statement Spreading the word on alternative tree speciesAssociate Primary Industries Minister Jo... more

$9.9m in funding for new sustainable farming projects

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries 14 April 2014 Media Statement $9.9m in funding for new sustainable farming projectsPrimary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has... more

NZ health and engineering support to Solomons

14 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will send health personnel and a Bailey bridge to Solomon Islands to assist with the response to flooding. “The main hospital in Honiara is... more

Patient safety campaign to focus on surgery

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Patient safety campaign to focus on surgeryAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has launched the next phase of the national patient safety campaign Open for better care, which focuses on... more

Changes make it easier to recover debt

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Chester BorrowsMinister for Courts14 April 2014Changes make it easier to recover debtCourts Minister Chester Borrows says changes which come into effect today will improve the process... more

Changes make it easier to recover debt

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Changes make it easier to recover debt Courts Minister Chester Borrows says changes which come into effect today will improve the process for people recovering debt owed following a civil... more

Trends revealed from Census 2013 online option

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Trends revealed from Census 2013 online optionSeveral trends have emerged following analysis of the 2013 Census online option, Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson says.Close to two... more

Trust gets mandate to go to battle with the Crown

14 Apr 2014 News
ORA Communications Trust gets mandate to go to battle with the CrownMore than 1000 iwi members from an East Coast tribe have given the green light for Te Aitanga A Mahaki Trust to go to battle for them with the... more

IPCC report shows need for global agreement on emissions

13 Apr 2014 Environment
Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser says the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasises the need for a truly global agreement in 2015 to ensure efforts to cut... more

Major makeover for social housing

13 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Major makeover for social housingFrom tomorrow selected community groups will be able to offer income related rents for people needing social housing and people will be able to test their... more

Interest sought for new social bonds pilot

13 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Interest sought for new social bonds pilotA new and innovative alternative to the way social services are delivered has come a step closer, Minister of Finance Bill English and Health... more

Labour late and lazy on Kauri dieback funding

13 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Labour late and lazy on Kauri dieback fundingConservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has dismissed today's pledge by Labour leader David Cunliffe for additional funding for work to protect... more

High Court Decision a Big Loss for Te Reo Maori

12 Apr 2014 News
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori High Court Decision a Big Loss for Te Reo MaoriTe Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori (the Maori Language Commission) is disappointed with the recent High Court decision that counsel at the... more

Protest condemns Gergiev over Ukraine & gay rights

11 Apr 2014 News
The Peter Tatchell Foundation Protest condemns Gergiev over Ukraine & gay rights Maestro faces the music for supporting Putin regimeHuffington Post UK - London - 10 April 2014READ & COMMENT: more

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News

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 ... 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... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

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

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... 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

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

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round... more

Columns

Mind-set, meaning and 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

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 Opinion
Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their... more

Kiwi Success

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

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... 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