News

Encouraging start to the year for building consents

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Encouraging start to the year for building consentsBuilding and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed today’s release of building consent figures for January 2015 from Statistics New... more

Movie Creative Joins Ideaschool

27 Feb 2015 News
Eastern Institute of Technology Media ReleaseMOVIE CREATIVE JOINS IDEASCHOOLHaving created movie magic at Weta Workshop for 14 years, newly-appointed EIT lecturer and technician Jonathan Brough is now passing... more

Appointments to Lottery Distribution Committees

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Peter DunneMinister of Internal Affairs27 February 2015 Media StatementAppointments to Lottery Distribution CommitteesInternal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced... more

Northland water storage study shows potential

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Northland water storage study shows potential Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the commissioning of a new report to examine the potential of water storage and... more

Govt backs data forum’s recommendations

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Govt backs data forum’s recommendationsThe Government is backing the recommendations of the NZ Data Futures Forum to make better use of public data and uphold privacy standards, Finance... more

New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide prevention

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide preventionHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource released today is designed to help DHBs, in partnership with their communities, prevent... more

Voluntary compliance a win-win at the border

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Voluntary compliance a win-win at the border Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says promoting voluntary compliance at the border is helping Customs track ahead of Treasury’s forecast revenue... more

Walk The Talk says Ngati Manu

27 Feb 2015 News
This Friday will mark the significant agreement between Ngati Manu and Far North Holdings Ltd in a Mana Whenua acknowledgement for the protection of Opua waterways and Taumarere River. The wrongful taking of ... more

Celebrating children and foster carers

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Celebrating children and foster carersSunday 1 March 2015 marks both Children’s Day and the beginning of Fostercare Awareness Week 2015. Social Development Minister Anne Tolley encourages... more

More medicines for rare disorders to be funded

27 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government More medicines for rare disorders to be funded Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says people with rare disorders will benefit from Pharmac’s new funding approach for rare disorders... more

Community of the Year award winner announced

26 Feb 2015 News
Mitre 10 Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd For immediate release 26 February 2015 Community of the Year award winner announced Paihia has been rewarded for its emphasis on community by being named the winner of... more

NZGB to assign, alter and discontinue geographic names

26 Feb 2015 News
Land Information NZ Media StatementThursday, 25 February, 2015NZGB to assign, alter and discontinue geographic namesThe New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa today announced... more

PM disappointed with MPs' pay rise decision

26 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government PM disappointed with MPs' pay rise decisionPrime Minister John Key has expressed his disappointment at the Remuneration Authority’s decision to increase MP remuneration.“I wrote to the... more

Report shows importance of whanau and community

26 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Report shows importance of whanau and communityA research report released today has highlighted the importance of whanau and the community in preventing violence against Maori women and... more

Pragmatic answer to GST for bodies corporate

26 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Pragmatic answer to GST for bodies corporate Bodies corporate will no longer be required to register for GST following the introduction today of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015–16,... more

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News

Agreement in principle signed with Ngati Tuwharetoa

6 Mar 2015 News
The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngati Tuwharetoa towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims,... more

New immunisation videos for older children

6 Mar 2015 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children. “These new immunisation... more

Business

Fliway offering IPO at $1.20 to $1.40 per share

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway Group, the transport and logistics provider behind the first float on the NZX... more

Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets growth

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Tina Morrison March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group is turning its focus to reducing costs and improving its products and... more

Living

Rush Hour dance fitness coming to Unitec

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
A new initiative by the Unitec Performing and Screen Arts (PASA) dance programme starts next Monday 9 March and runs until the end... more

Newly Digitised Films on the Big Screen

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
For the first time, newly digitised versions of New Zealand features,The Quiet Earth and The End of the Golden Weather, will be ... more

Property

Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans By Pattrick Smellie March 6 (BusinessDesk) - ... more

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ eyes property speculation

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar falls after RBNZ looks for ways to curb residential property investment By Tina ... 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

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

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Sport

Pyper looks like the bolter at the Golden Shears

6 Mar 2015 Sport
Southland shearer Troy Pyper’s surpassed even his own hopes by rapidly making it into the top of New Zealand shearers in a... more

Irene van Dyk Announced as Netball New Zealand Ambassador

6 Mar 2015 Netball
Legendary former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk has been unveiled today as Netball New Zealand’s (NNZ) official ambassador for the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

6 Mar 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the legal fudging of the GCSB revelations, Tikrit and Jake Xerxes Fussell As many... more

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Kiwi Success

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

Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award

6 Mar 2015 People
University of Auckland Rugby great Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award Pacific leader, lawyer and former All Black... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more