News

Celebrating Maori Export Excellence

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Celebrating Maori Export ExcellenceHon Te Ururoa Flavell presented Miraka with the inaugural Maori Excellence in Export award He kai kei aku ringa tonight at the 2015 New Zealand... more

More children receiving two cochlear implants

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 25 March 2015More children receiving two cochlear implantsHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says 29 infants and children with profound hearing loss have received two cochlear implants as a... more

N4L reaches 500,000 school users on Managed Network

25 Mar 2015 Education
Schools across New Zealand fast-track digital learning More than half a million students and teachers across New Zealand are now using N4L’s Managed Network to support their learning, with schools... more

Scholarships for Pacific health students

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Scholarships for Pacific health studentsAssociate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says $1.19 million in scholarship funding this year will help 118 Pacific tertiary students studying... more

Public invited to Victoria Square events

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 25 March 2015 Public invited to Victoria Square eventsAssociate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming the opportunity to speak directly with Christchurch... more

Niue students graduate with the Open Polytechnic

25 Mar 2015 News
Open Polytechnic Open PolytechnicMedia Release: immediateDate: March 25 2015Niue students graduate with the Open Polytechnic Seventeen students in Niue recently graduated with the Open Polytechnic Certificate... more

Student to use scholarship to help community archives

25 Mar 2015 News
Open Polytechnic Open PolytechnicMedia Release: immediateDate: March 25 2015Open Polytechnic student to use scholarship to help community archivesElizabeth Charlton, who completed her Diploma in Records and... more

First Vintage From New Grape Varieties

25 Mar 2015 News
NMIT 18 March 2014News Release – for immediate releaseFirst Vintage From New Grape VarietiesNew grape varieties planted on Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)’s Marlborough campus vineyard are... more

Substantial drop in age of court cases

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government Substantial drop in age of court casesNew Zealanders are seeing huge improvements in the time it takes to access justice services with a big reduction in the average age of District Court... more

$500,000 boost for emergency housing providers

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 25 March 2015$500,000 boost for emergency housing providersSocial Housing Minister Paula Bennett today announced details of the Government’s funding boost for emergency housing providers,... more

New Maori Language commissioners appointed

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government New Maori Language commissioners appointedMaori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, has confirmed the appointment of two new board members to Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, the... more

Lining up Language – we are what we speak

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 25 March 2015 Lining up Language – we are what we speakExpressing ourselves through language will be the focus of a gathering of academics, policymakersand speakers of different languages... more

Cyberbullies one step closer to being held to account

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 25 March 2015Cyberbullies one step closer to being held to account A Bill to curb the growing incidence of cyberbullying and its devastating effects passed its second reading in... more

Judicial review over CTV engineer investigation

25 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 24 March 2015Judicial review over CTV engineer investigationThe Government has lodged an application before the High Court to seek a judicial review of the decision by the Institute of... more

Work to improve Chatham Islands’ resilience

24 Mar 2015 News
New Zealand Government 24 March 2015 Work to improve Chatham Islands’ resilienceCivil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says Cyclone Pam highlighted potential improvements that could be made to strengthen the... more

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News

Royal succession laws come into force

26 Mar 2015 News
Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms... more

McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

24 Mar 2015 News
  Foreign Minister Murray McCully travelled to Baghdad yesterday for talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi... more

Business

NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes

27 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ milk powder futures drop as Fonterra lifts GDT volumes, signalling prices will fall By Tina ... more

NZ commercial property lending less risky now: RBNZ

26 Mar 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  NZ commercial property lending less risky now due to lower debt funding March 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank said New... more

Living

2degrees lights up Auckland Harbour Bridge in World First

13 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
Fusing light, music, mobile and one of Auckland’s most recognisable landmarks together – 2degrees launched another Kiwi... more

Third Thursday Set to Groove

9 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
The sounds of legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus is set to raise the beat of Wellington’s waterfront on 19 March, when the... more

Property

NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February

12 Mar 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  NZ house prices rise 3.6% in February, led by a 14% jump in Auckland prices March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential... more

Revealed: Auckland's cheapest suburbs

9 Mar 2015 Property
Many home buyers face long commute to Auckland jobs as they move to Wellsford, Pokeno and Hamilton. Only six areas of Auckland still... more

Migration

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

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

ICC World Cup 2015: Sunday doesn’t guarantee success but it gives the greatest chance, says McCullum

28 Mar 2015 Cricket
Q. Who won the real battle of big brother against little brother?BRENDON McCULLUM: I think he won, but I definitely had some mad... more

ICC World Cup 2015 Match official appointments for final announced

28 Mar 2015 Cricket
The International Cricket Council today announced the match official appointments for the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015,... more

Columns

ICC World Cup 2015: STEPHEN FLEMING: YES, NEW ZEALAND CAN!

28 Mar 2015 Opinion
Former New Zealand captain says the team will be focusing on enjoying themselves, knowing they are part of something that will be the... more

Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

27 Mar 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia, the Northland by-election, and news priorities Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny... more

Kiwi Success

Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO

18 Mar 2015 Appointments
  Tower names Seniors Money's Brett Wilson as CFO, replacing Boggs March 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tower, the listed general insurer,... more

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more