News

Core principle of joint and several liability rule to be ret

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Core principle of joint and several liability rule to be retainedJustice Minister Amy Adams says the core principle of the joint and several liability rule is sound and will remain in... more

Minister welcomes Waitangi Day events

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister welcomes Waitangi Day eventsArts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has today welcomed the confirmation of a series of nationwide events to mark the 175th... more

Minister welcomes Ministry-NZEI agreement

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 10 December 2014 Media Statement Minister welcomes Ministry-NZEI agreementEducation Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed an... more

Graduate nurses finding jobs sooner

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Graduate nurses finding jobs soonerHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says more graduate nurses are obtaining jobs sooner as a result of the nationwide recruitment system.“The national... more

Advisory Group on early learning pathway

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education10 December 2014Advisory Group on early learning pathwayEducation Minister Hekia Parata has appointed an advisory group to help children get the best... more

NZ to ratify Maritime Labour Convention

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government 10 December 2014 NZ to ratify Maritime Labour ConventionNew Zealand will ratify the Maritime Labour Convention to ensure fair treatment of seafarers and protect the reputation of New... more

Below forecast revenue highlights challenge

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Bill EnglishMinister of Finance10 December 2014Below forecast revenue highlights challengeGovernment revenue continues to grow more slowly than forecast in the Budget, again... more

Achievers recognised at PM’s Pacific Youth Awards

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Achievers recognised at PM’s Pacific Youth AwardsFive outstanding young Pacific New Zealanders have taken out this year’s Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, which is an initiative... more

Foreign fighters legislation passes - John Key

10 Dec 2014 News
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister 9 December 2014 Media Statement Foreign fighters legislation passesPrime Minister John Key has welcomed the passing of the Countering Terrorist... more

Work to continue on trialling online voting

9 Dec 2014 News
The Government has agreed to continue work to enable a small number of local authorities to trial online voting, Associate Minister of Local Government Louise Upston said today. “The agreement to continue... more

Aoraki Polytechnic team up with Oceania Dairy for training

9 Dec 2014 News
Aoraki Polytechnic   Aoraki Polytechnic is teaming up with growing local dairy company, Oceania Dairy, to provide training for staff based at its Glenavy dairy operation. The Polytechnic is negotiating with... more

First Revision Programme of Statutes Begins

9 Dec 2014 News
The first revision programme of statutes has been presented to the House of Representatives, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. “This is a banner day for the New Zealand statute... more

New cancer plan to ensure better, faster care

9 Dec 2014 Health
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a national three year Cancer Plan at Wellington Hospital. “From prevention and early detection, to diagnosis and treatment and follow-up care - an... more

Public service trust and satisfaction continues to rise

9 Dec 2014 News
State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed the latest Kiwis Count survey results, showing the levels of trust and satisfaction New Zealanders have in the frontline public services they use continues to... more

Govt awards 15 new oil and gas permits

9 Dec 2014 Energy
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the award of 15 new oil and gas exploration permits as a result of Block Offer 2014. Block Offer 2014 includes six onshore permits across the Taranaki,... more

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News

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’... more

Business

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue role By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more

Living

New access system for Te Urewera

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te... more

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone,... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Migration
By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements feature... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more