Minister's condolences at the passing of Sir Ian Athfield

16 Jan 2015 News
Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today paid tribute to the life of renowned architect Sir Ian Athfield KNZM, who has passed away aged 74. “Sir Ian Athfield has played a major part in... more

International push to bring poachers to justice

16 Jan 2015 Environment
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that an international effort is underway to bring those responsible for illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean to justice. “HMNZS WELLINGTON has collected extensive... more

Programme inspires young people to achieve

16 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeMinister for Youth 16 January 2015 Media Statement Programme inspires young people to achieveYouth Minister Nikki Kaye says 100 young people have been selected to take... more

PM John Key to attend World Economic Forum, meeting with David Cameron

16 Jan 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key will travel to the United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Switzerland next week, attending meetings of the World Economic Forum and International Democrat Union. In London, Mr Key... more

Review of first Massive Open Online Course in NZ

16 Jan 2015 News
Emeritus Prof Witten reviews first Massive Open Online Course in New Zealand Will Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) change the face of tertiary education in the future and what can Digital Cities, locally... more

End-of-Year process positive for Novopay

16 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister Responsible for Novopay16 January 2014 Media Statement End-of-Year process positive for NovopayMinister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, is... more

Benefit figures continue strong decline

16 Jan 2015 News
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes today’s release of benefit figures which show year-on-year benefit numbers continue to track downwards. There were 309,145 people on benefit at the end of... more

Criticism of Navy over illegal fishing operation unjustified

15 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister of Defence 15 January 2014 Media Statement Criticism of Navy over illegal fishing operation unjustifiedDefence Minister Gerry Brownlee says... more

Get involved in 48-hour Global Game Jam

15 Jan 2015 News
University of Waikato 15 January 2015Get involved in 48-hour Global Game Jam“Come and take part” is the message from Computer Science senior lecturer Bill Rogers, the organiser of the Hamilton Global Game Jam... more

Gordon Campbell on Ian Fletcher resignation & GCSB's new role

15 Jan 2015 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the Ian Fetcher resignation, and the GCSB’s new role Like most events in security intelligence, the resignation for “family reasons” of GCSB boss Ian Fletcher has... more

Aoraki supports dairy industry across the supply chain

14 Jan 2015 News
Aoraki Polytechnic Aoraki supports dairy industry across the supply chain If you thought farming was only about cows in fields, take a look at how technology plays a major role. Primary Industries –... more

Illegal vessels fail to comply with attempts to board

14 Jan 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says HMNZS WELLINGTON has so far hailed and attempted to board two of the illegal vessels in the Southern Ocean, and that Captains of both vessels refused to allow the New... more

NorthTec Is On Hand At NCEA Results Time

14 Jan 2015 News
NorthTec Media Release 14 January 2015NorthTec Is On Hand At NCEA Results TimeIt’s crunch time for Northland’s teenagers, with NCEA results being released today. Thousands of school students in the... more

New opinion – Information Regarding Treaty Negotiations

14 Jan 2015 News
Office of the Ombudsman New Ombudsman opinion – Information Regarding Treaty NegotiationsThe Chief Ombudsman has released her opinion on a complaint about the withholding of information relating to Whanganui... more

Further illegal fishing vessel discovered

13 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs 13 January 2015 Media Statement Further illegal fishing vessel discoveredForeign Minister Murray McCully says a third illegal... more

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Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

23 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey... more

Airport Extension Threatens Wellington Waves

23 Jan 2015 Environment
This press release clarifies statements in our press release of January 8th regarding swell focusing The Wellington Boardriders ... more


MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to a record; MRP, Meridian gain

23 Jan 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose in a global rally, paced by Genesis Energy, Meridian Energy and ... more

NZ govt operating deficit smaller than expected

23 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand's government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five... more


Japanese film season opens with Bread of Happiness

23 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
As summer holidays give way to normal daily work and school routines, the monthly Japanese film screenings return to Massey... more

Registrations Open for Disability Surf Day at Sumner Beach

23 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Registrations are now open for a surf day at Sumner Beach, Christchurch onSunday 22 February for physically disabled people hosted... more


Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... 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

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more


Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more


Sean Maitland set to join London Irish

23 Jan 2015 Rugby
A COMBINATION of financial and positional considerations are understood to have been behind Sean Maitland’s decision to opt for... more

Veteran Racer Kenny Smith Rolls Back Years, Odd On For Title

23 Jan 2015 Motor Sport
When it comes to fast single seater racing cars, you might think of Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Scott Dixon in the USA. You... more


Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Gordon Campbell on the Greek election, and EU turmoil

22 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the election in Greece, and EU turmoil The election in Greece on Sunday –... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more


Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more