News

Supporting the SFO in fighting serious fraud

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Supporting the SFO in fighting serious fraudBudget 2015 will provide an extra $8.1 million of operating funding over the next four years for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), demonstrating... more

Fund to facilitate Auckland housing development

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 Fund to facilitate Auckland housing developmentThe Government has established a $52.2 million capital contingency fund in Budget 2015 to facilitate housing development on... more

$76.1m more for palliative care and hospices

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $76.1m more for palliative care and hospicesAn extra $76.1 million will be invested over four years to provide more hospice and palliative care services for New Zealanders, Health... more

Education investment rises to $10.8b

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 Education investment rises to $10.8bA Budget 2015 investment of $686.7 million will take total spending on early childhood, primary and secondary education in the coming year... more

Extra support to help more people into work

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Extra support to help more people into workBudget 2015 helps more people into work and supports the Government’s Better Public Services target of a 25 per cent reduction in the number of... more

Commitment to improved social housing

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 Commitment to improved social housingPutting tenants first and promoting housing independence is central to the Government’s continued investment in social housing, Social... more

Government continues to back NZ armed forces

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 Government continues to back NZ armed forcesNew operating funding of $264 million over four years for the New Zealand Defence Force continues the Government’s commitment to... more

Govt support for Canterbury rebuild now $16.5b

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Govt support for Canterbury rebuild now $16.5bAn additional $107.8 million operating funding over the next four years is provided in Budget 2015 for the Canterbury rebuild, cementing the... more

Further $113m boost for tertiary education, skills

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 Further $113m boost for tertiary education, skillsBudget 2015 will provide a further $112.3 million of operating funding over four years and $1 million of capital funding to... more

Health investment increases to a record $15.9b

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Health investment increases to a record $15.9bNew Zealand’s health budget will reach a record $15.9 billion in the coming year, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.“It is important that... more

Opportunities through Partnership Schools

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government David SeymourUnder-Secretary to the Minister of Education 21 May 2015 Opportunities through Partnership SchoolsBudget 2015’s funding of two additional Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua... more

$12.1m for NZ Business Number

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 $12.1m for NZ Business NumberThe Budget provides further funding of $12.1 million for the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) initiative, which provides a unique identifier... more

Help for families at heart of responsible Budget

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015 Help for families at heart of responsible Budget A package of measures aimed at reducing hardship among children in New Zealand’s lowest-income households is at the heart of... more

$790m package for children in poorest families

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $790m package for children in poorest familiesBudget 2015 includes a $790 million package to reduce hardship among children in New Zealand’s poorest families, as the next step in the... more

KiwiSaver $1,000 kick-start payment to cease

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government People enrolling in KiwiSaver from 2pm today will no longer receive a $1,000 kick-start payment, Finance Minister Bill English says. The change does not affect existing KiwiSaver... more

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News

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels,... more

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

22 May 2015 News
22 May 2015 The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from... more

Business

NZ consumer confidence slips in May

22 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
May 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence slipped in May as sentiment about current and future conditions eased. The... more

Consumer NZ vs Qantas

20 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Consumer NZ ramps up campaign to get Qantas's Jetstar to drop pre-ticked booking forms May 20... more

Living

NZ Surfer Daniel Kereopa in New Documentary

23 May 2015 Lifestyle
The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a documentary that went live online this... more

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

Property

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch... more

Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth

20 May 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth, cost clamp down May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust,... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

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

Travel

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance... more

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in... more

Sport

Lord's century for Kane Williamson

23 May 2015 Cricket
DAY THREE First Innings: England 389 (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67, Ali 58; Henry 4-93, Boult 4-79) v BLACKCAPS 523 (Guptill 70,... more

BLACKCAPS tour of England: First Test at Lord's Cricket Ground

22 May 2015 Cricket
First innings at stumps on Day One: England 354-7 in 90 overs (Root 98, Stokes 92, Buttler 67, Ali 49*; Henry 3-93 on Test debut) DAY... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked.... more

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Kiwi Success

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 People
Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology... more

New High Commissioner to Tonga

15 May 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced diplomat Sarah Walsh as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to... more

Recruitment

NZ's growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

15 May 2015 State of the Market Report By Paul McBeth
  NZ's growing ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification, Joyce says May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's information... more

5,500 more doctors and nurses in our hospitals

15 May 2015 Recruitment
  Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the... more