News

Malaysian ruler challenged to explain his wealth in London

7 Jan 2015 News
Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud ridiculed for failing to follow up on legal threats against Money Logging by Lukas Straumann – British lawfirm criticized for misleading the public on Taib’s wealth ... more

Airways' stringent standards attract Saudi Arabian students

6 Jan 2015 News
A group of 28 Saudi Arabian students have arrived in New Zealand this week to prepare for Airways’ air traffic controller programme. The students, from Saudi Arabia’s civil air services provider ... more

Little damage after 'significant' quake

6 Jan 2015 News
Despite large parts of the South Island being jolted awake by a shallow magnitude 6.0 quake, it appears the area has come away relatively unscathed. The quake, which struck just before 7am on Tuesday, was centred... more

New Zealand takes UN Security Council seat

5 Jan 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. “New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place... more

Kim Dotcom: I'm a pariah in New Zealand

5 Jan 2015 Politics
Embattled internet tycoon Kim Dotcom says he is now considered a pariah and may quit New Zealand. In an exclusive interview with the Herald on Sunday the Mega founder, who is facing internet piracy... more

Holiday road toll for 2014/15

5 Jan 2015 News
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is encouraging anyone travelling on the roads this summer to make safety a priority. The provisional holiday road toll for 2014/15 is 17. “Any death or serious... more

Governor-General of New Zealand - New Year Message 2015

1 Jan 2015 News
Kia ora koutou. Nga mihi o te tau hou. New Year Greetings to you all. Last year I was fortunate to visit two isolated, tranquil landscapes – at Wairau Bar and Rangihoua, places which may not be familiar ... more

Road toll shows need for vigilance

1 Jan 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Craig FossAssociate Minister of Transport 1 January 2015 Media Statement Road toll shows need for vigilanceThe provisional road toll for 2014 is 297, Associate Transport... more

Attorney-General mourns passing of Sir Ivor Richardson

31 Dec 2014 News
Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC has paid tribute to former President of the Court of Appeal, Rt Hon Sir Ivor Richardson, who has died at the age of 84. "It is hard to think of anyone who has made a ... more

New Year’s Honours recognise service to Pacific Community

31 Dec 2014 News
Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga welcomes the New Year’s Honours awarded to people who have served the Pacific community. “My congratulations go to this year's worthy recipients,”... more

Ethnic honours recipients congratulated

31 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Ethnic honours recipients congratulatedEthnic Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga congratulates the recipients of New Year’s Honours who have served their ethnic communities."These... more

Minister congratulates NY honours recipients

31 Dec 2014 News
Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated the New Zealanders who have received New Year Honours for their services to education. Ms Parata says committed and passionate people are working in education... more

New Zealand's 11 most bizarre stories of 2014

31 Dec 2014 News
NZNewsUK would like to say Happy New Year to all our readers.  Heres a look back at some of New Zealand's most bizzare stories of 2014. Streakers were in the news again this year, and two chose the chilly... more

Kiwi jihadist mistakenly broadcasts his location

31 Dec 2014 News
A Kiwi jihadist who claims to be fighting in Syria with the Islamic State has been mistakenly broadcasting his exact location after forgetting to turn off a tracking function on his phone. Mohammad Daniel, also... more

Wellington shortlists three bidders for commuter rail

29 Dec 2014 News By Tina Morrison
  Wellington selects 3 potential bidders for multi-million-dollar rail contract Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Greater Wellington Regional Council has for the first time short listed three potential bidders to... more

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News

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

25 Jan 2015 News
Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and families as she has been a senior and much respected member of the... more

Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

26 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 charts new record high, led by Spark

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close as holidays in Auckland and Australia kept... more

NZ services sector activity ends 2014 on up note

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in December, led by wholesale trade and... more

Living

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

26 Jan 2015 Arts
Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay... more

Wellington SPCA Open Day

26 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Wellington SPCA will be holding its second annual Open Day on Waitangi Day, February 6th, at its Newtown Animal Care, Education and... more

Property

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Gordon Campbell on the Greek election, and EU turmoil

22 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the election in Greece, and EU turmoil The election in Greece on Sunday –... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more