News

Further restrictions to dangerous laser pointers welcomed

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Further restrictions to dangerous laser pointers welcomedAssociate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed a bill which will make possession of a high-power laser pointer in public,... more

Communities can benefit from ‘localism’

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government 23 July 2014 For immediate release Local government sector discusses how communities can benefit from ‘localism’ Three highly regarded speakers teamed up to present their views of... more

Strengthening capacity and capability to improve governance

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government 23 July 2014 For immediate release Strengthening capacity and capability to improve governance Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) ran an in-depth master class session on governance as... more

Cricket World Cup lead shares wisdom on hosting major events

24 Jul 2014 News
Cricket World Cup lead shares wisdom on hosting major events in small town New Zealand Following the successful completion of the Rugby World Cup 2011, Therese Walsh was appointed Head of New Zealand, ICC... more

First rebuilt homes completed by offenders

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Anne TolleyMinister of CorrectionsHon Dr Nick SmithMinister of Housing 24 July 2014 Media Statement First rebuilt homes completed by offenders more

Asian markets driving growth for NZ food & beverage exports

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Economic DevelopmentHon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries 24 July 2014 Media Statement Asian markets driving growth for NZ food ... more

More kids in Southland and Otago are achieving

24 Jul 2014 News
Clutha-Southland National candidate Todd Barclay says the Public Achievement Information for 2013 shows New Zealand children are doing better across the whole education system. “These results show that... more

Statement from Hon Gerry Brownlee

24 Jul 2014 News
Earlier today, running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only. Running late... more

Flavell mistaken

24 Jul 2014 News
Conservative Party PRESS RELEASE23 July 2014Flavell MistakenIn response to Mr Flavell’s tirade this afternoon Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig advises "Mr Flavell is simply mistaken in his comments." "I... more

Safer skies as a result of Members Bill

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Dr Cam Calder MPNational MPMedia Statement24 July 2014Safer skies as a result of Members BillNational MP Dr Cam Calder’s bill to reduce the risks posed by hand-held lasers has passed its... more

MANA launches te reo Maori policy

24 Jul 2014 News
Mana Party toku reo, toku oho oho, toku reo, toku mapihi maureaMANA launches te reo Maori policyAnnette Sykes, MANA candidate for WaiarikiTe Hamua Nikora, MANA candidate for Ikaroa Rawhiti24 July 2014“MANA is... more

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work

24 Jul 2014 News
University of Otago Thursday 24 July 2014NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work: Otago researchSchoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any... more

Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonMinister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations24 July 2014Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill passedThe House sat under extended hours today... more

Extraordinary Care Fund open for applications

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettMinister for Social Development 24 July 2014 Media Statement Extraordinary Care Fund open for applicationsExtraordinary Care Fund grants to help children being... more

Credit union rules to change

24 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossMinister of Commerce24 July 2014Credit union rules to changeCommerce Minister Craig Foss says changes are underway to give credit unions improved legal status and promote... more

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News

Internet Party vs National and John Key

29 Jul 2014 Politics
Internet Party Harré: It’s Game on in Helensville Internet Party Leader Laila Harré will stand in John... more

Ten scholarships on offer worth $40,000 each

29 Jul 2014 Education
Students wanting to apply for a scholarship worth up to $40,000 at the University of Waikato have only a month left to do so. As... more

Business

Border system reaches further milestone

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the Joint Border Management System reaching another milestone. More than 50 per cent ... more

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more

Living

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

2014 Commonweath Games: Two gold medals highlight big day

29 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014 New Zealand had another memorable day at the Commonwealth Games, with gold medals to weightlifter Richie... more

2014 Glasgow Day 4: A deluge of medals

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
New Zealand really got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games toda... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more