News

Freedom Camping Act 2011 and unintended consequences

11 Apr 2014 News
Dickson Regarding the Freedom Camping Act 2011 and unintended consequencesAn open letter to Rt Hon John Key, Minister of Tourism, New Zealand regarding the freedom camping act 2011 and unintended consequences... more

MAC Camp graduates stepping back onto the right path

11 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government MAC Camp graduates stepping back onto the right pathAssociate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has congratulated today’s graduates from the latest Military Style Activity Camp... more

1000th Christchurch state house repair marked

11 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 1000th Christchurch state house repair markedHousing Minister Dr Nick Smith today marked the completion of the 1000th Housing New Zealand repair in Christchurch as part of the... more

Greenhouse gas reports give confidence on Kyoto target

11 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Greenhouse gas reports give confidence on Kyoto target Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser says New Zealand will comfortably meet its Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas reduction... more

Minister to open $190 million Middlemore Hospital facility

11 Apr 2014 Health
Health Minister Tony Ryall will this afternoon open a new $190 million clinical services block at Middlemore Hospital, named after eminent orthopaedic surgeon Dr Harley Gray. “The Harley Gray Building is a... more

Record summer season for Customs

11 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Record summer season for CustomsCustoms Minister Maurice Williamson today congratulated Customs for its successful summer campaign, which achieved major drug seizures and high service... more

Loan Shark Bill passes second reading

11 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Loan Shark Bill passes second readingA Bill that overhauls consumer credit laws to ensure that the interests of consumers are protected has passed its second reading in Parliament today... more

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unviel the offical portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

10 Apr 2014 News
The latest engagement on the Royal Tour is an official reception at Government House. Here are the live links plus a summary of the Royal enagements today... more

New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation

10 Apr 2014 News
Column - Ramzy Baroud New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvationby Ramzy BaroudApril 10, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t hide his frustration anymore as the US-sponsored peace process... more

Veterans’ Support Bill passes second reading

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Michael WoodhouseMinister of Veterans’ Affairs10 April 2014Veterans’ Support Bill passes second readingThe Veterans’ Support Bill, which will improve the way New Zealand supports its... more

Waikato youth biodiversity day a hit

10 Apr 2014 News
University of Waikato 10 April, 2014Waikato youth biodiversity day a hitFrodo the morepork, a hive of bees, a tree-climbing demo and talks from young bio-diversity enthusiasts made for a great day out for 60... more

Kiwi kids bring Anzac history to life In Minecraft

10 Apr 2014 News
Auckland War Memorial Museum has teamed up with Media Design School and their ‘Pick & Shovel’ community to recreate ANZAC history in Minecraft®. Selling over 35 million copies worldwide, ... more

First Bachelor of Youth Development Degrees to be Awarded

10 Apr 2014 News
Wellington Institute of Technology First Bachelor of Youth Development Degrees to be Awarded at Auckland Ceremony - Graduating Pair Fast Tracked to SuccessAn opportunity to learn alongside leading practitioners... more

NZ support to re-establish Fiji Parliament

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government NZ support to re-establish Fiji Parliament Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $1.5 million towards a project aimed at re-establishing and... more

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News

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit ... more

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

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

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... 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

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

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 Opinion
Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their... more

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Kiwi Success

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

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... 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