News

Prominent philosopher to speak at University of Auckland

20 Nov 2014 News
University of Auckland Prominent philosopher to speak at University of AucklandProfessor Alain Badiou, one of the world’s most prominent and original living philosophers, will deliver a public lecture at the... more

100% Success for Maori Trades Training Students

20 Nov 2014 News
Weltec 20 NOVEMBER 2014 PRESS RELEASE100% Success for Maori Trades Training Students2014 has ended on a high for 16 Maori students who have completed their pre-trade carpentry qualification by building a new... more

NorthTec Seeks Partnerships With Northland’s Farmers

20 Nov 2014 News
NorthTec Media Release 19 November 2014NorthTec Seeks Partnerships With Northland’s Farmers NorthTec is seeking commercial farmers in Northland who can provide a suitable venue for the delivery of... more

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme

20 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programmeHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of... more

Kids for Learning celebrates 25 years of children’s rights

20 Nov 2014 News
UNICEF Kids for Learning celebrates 25 years of children’s rights Kids for Learning, an art project involving more than 600 local primary school students, launches today in Christchurch city centre, marking... more

NZ performing well, return to surplus a challenge

20 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ performing well, return to surplus a challengeNew Zealand remains on track for solid economic growth, more jobs and rising incomes over the next few years, but falling dairy prices and... more

Path to Nationhood history app launched

19 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Maggie Barry19 NOVEMBER, 2014Path to Nationhood history app launchedArts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has today launched a free app to help people explore New Zealand’s... more

Minister welcomes appointment of John Ombler

19 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister welcomes appointment of John Ombler Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the appointment of John Ombler as Acting Chief Executive of CERA.“Mr... more

Minister visiting the United States and Canada

19 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister visiting the United States and Canada Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee travels today to the United States and Canada for calls at the United Nations in New York, attendance at the... more

Maori Party urges careful consideration of report

19 Nov 2014 News
The Maori Party Maori Party urges careful consideration of Northland District inquiry report The Maori Party is encouraging New Zealanders to make a commitment towards reading stage one of the Paparahi o te... more

Nurse's IT innovation improves arthritis care

19 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Nurse's IT innovation improves arthritis care Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an innovative IT programme is enabling arthritis patients at the Hutt Valley DHB to self-monitor in the... more

International sporting stars to study at SIT in 2015

19 Nov 2014 News
Southern Institute Of Technology After conquering 6 of the 7 peaks of the world Indian twins Tashi and Nungshi Malik are set to take on their next adventure. The Malik twins have each been awarded a New... more

PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

19 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment19 November 2014 Media Statement PM’s Scholarships for Asia announcedScholarships have been awarded to... more

Ruapehu District Council Pools Ready for Summer

19 Nov 2014 News
Ruapehu District Council Council Pools Ready for SummerRuapehu District Council’s (RDC) public swimming pools in Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi are getting ready to open next month for the summer season which... more

Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s victory

19 Nov 2014 News
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s victoryby Gordon CampbellSo Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been... more

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News

Household savings rate positive for five years

26 Nov 2014 News
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years – the first time this has... more

Government Inquiry report released

25 Nov 2014 Politics
Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a ... more

Business

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

26 Nov 2014 Business News
New Zealand Government Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT... more

Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

Living

Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more

Property

More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more

Migration

NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more

Travel

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

26 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says ... more

NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Sport

ASB Classic Full Field welcomes five Top 30 players, and world number one doubles pair

26 Nov 2014 ASB Tennis
NZ Festival of TennisFeaturing some of the biggest names in world tennis, organisers of the ASB Classic are pleased to announce one... more

Lydia Ko gets record LPGA haul - and a US$1.5m payday!

24 Nov 2014 Golf
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the inquiry on one case of dirty politics

26 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the... more

Gordon Campbell on Rick Ellis as Te Papa’s new CEO

24 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism... more

Kiwi Success

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

26 Nov 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the... more

Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Sail Training Trust

25 Nov 2014 Appointments
R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust Dame Anne Salmond appointed Patron of Northland-based Sail Training Trust   Former New... more

Recruitment

Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more