News

Prime Minister saddened by death of Owen Woodhouse

15 Apr 2014 News
  Prime Minister, John Key today expressed his condolences to the family of Sir Owen Woodhouse, ONZ KBE DSC. Sir Owen passed away aged 97. “Sir Owen Woodhouse was a man whose life exemplified public... more

Australia readies for royal visit

15 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Kate can expect big crowds and even bigger interest in their son, eight-month-old George, during a jam-packed Australian tour. They'll see the beach, the bush, Uluru and Sydney's Taronga Zoo... more

Industry Training & Apprenticeships Bill passes 3rd reading

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment 15 April 2014 Media Statement Industry Training & Apprenticeships Amendment Bill passes third... more

Voting on Te Mana O Ngati Rangitihi Mandate Extended

15 Apr 2014 News
Te Mana o Ngati Rangitihi Trust MEDIA STATEMENT 15 April 2014 Voting on Te Mana O Ngati Rangitihi Mandate Extended Te Mana o Ngati Rangitihi (Te Mana) is encouraging all iwi descendants to make their voice... more

More trouble with Labour’s transport policy

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Transport 15 April 2014 Media Statement More trouble with Labour’s transport policyTransport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Ministry of Transport analysis of... more

Rollout of faster broadband to remote East Cape schools

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rollout of faster broadband to remote East Cape schools completeAll twelve rural schools in remote locations around Gisborne and Wairoa now have faster broadband, as a result of the... more

New campaign to put the spotlight on measles

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government New campaign to put the spotlight on measlesAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the launch of a new campaign which encourages people to check if they have been immunised... more

Communicating Learning: Parent Engagement Forum

15 Apr 2014 News
Learning Auckland Communicating Learning: Parent Engagement ForumEngage parents to improve learner outcomesEvidence shows that parents and whanau can have a huge impact on children’s learning. To support... more

Lifehack Weekends head to the regions

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Lifehack Weekends head to the regions Lifehack Weekends are back and young people from across the country are getting together to create technology-based solutions to mental health... more

$5m investment in Maori-led science & innovation

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government $5m investment in Maori-led science & innovationUp to $5 million over two years will be invested in developing the science and innovation potential of Maori people, resources,... more

Labour’s latest dead end street

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Gerry BrownleeMinister of Transport15 April 2014Labour’s latest dead end streetTransport Minister Gerry Brownlee says today’s Labour policy announcements of cutting revenue currently... more

New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

15 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Marion Crawshaw as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. “New Zealand’s close relationship with Solomon Islands has... more

McClay opens Business to Government Workshop

15 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government McClay opens Business to Government WorkshopRevenue Minister Todd McClay has opened the Business to Government Collaboration Workshop in Wellington today, citing it as a great opportunity... more

Successful crime-fighting pilot to be expanded

14 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Successful crime-fighting pilot to be expanded A successful Justice sector frontline pilot, which saw a dramatic drop in total crime in the Hutt Valley, will benefit three other areas,... more

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

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News

East Coast Iwi concerned over future of country’s oldest wharenui

23 Apr 2014 News
An East Coast iwi says they are concerned the Crown has not made good on its promise to return their wharenui – the oldest... more

EU/NZ renewable energy mission to the Pacific

22 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a... more

Business

Equity crowd funding carries risks, high failure rate

23 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Equity crowd funding, latest step in much-hyped social capital, carries risks, high failure rate By... more

NZ dollar edges up as RBNZ rate review eyed

22 Apr 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  NZ dollar edges up as local trading resumes, RBNZ rate review eyed April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up... more

Living

NZ film wins mention at Sunset film festival

22 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Film and Stage Producer/Director Craig Hutchison, is pleased to be representing New Zealand at the Sunset Film Festival in Los ... more

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

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

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer... more

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

Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more

Sport

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & 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

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

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

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