News

Canterbury research investigating adolescent girls in sport

25 Feb 2015 News
University of Canterbury Canterbury research investigating adolescent girls’ sport involvementFebruary 25, 2015A University of Canterbury doctoral sports student is investigating what factors make sport... more

New appointments to Marsden Fund Council

25 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government New appointments to Marsden Fund Council Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of three new members to the Marsden Fund Council.Professor Gillian... more

Bill to fight child exploitation passes second reading

25 Feb 2015 News
  A Bill to better protect children from sexual exploitation passed its second reading in Parliament last night.   The Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill increases the penalties... more

Bill to curb unnecessary parole hearings passes

25 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Bill to curb unnecessary parole hearings passesThe Bill reducing the number of unnecessary parole hearings for offenders who still pose a threat to the community passed its third and... more

Polyfest to receive $200,000

25 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Polyfest to receive $200,000 Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today confirmed that the government will give $200,000 over three years to ASB Polyfest to ensure the event’s... more

Gallipoli ballot approaches final stages

25 Feb 2015 News
Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss is urging anyone on the Gallipoli 2015 ballot waitlist to check their inbox for an update from the ballot office. More than 6000 people on the wait list have been... more

Minister presents 2015 civil defence awards

25 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Minister presents 2015 civil defence awardsCivil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has presented awards to a number of people who have made significant contributions to civil defence emergency... more

Passage of Bill brings greater clarity to gambling sector

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Passage of Bill brings greater clarity to gambling sectorThe Gambling Amendment Bill (No.2) passed by Parliament today will ensure that the Gambling Act 2003 works as originally intended,... more

School-whanau relationships report released

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Hekia ParataMinister of Education 24 February 2015 Media Statement School-whanau relationships report releasedEducation Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report by the... more

NZ boosts diplomatic efforts to counter ISIL

24 Feb 2015 News
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today outlined the further diplomatic and humanitarian measures being considered as part of the government’s response to ISIL and the ongoing fighting in Iraq and... more

New Zealand Government approves NZDF training mission to Iraq

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the New Zealand Defence Force will deploy a non-combat training mission to Iraq to build the capacity of the Iraqi security forces to combat ISIL. This... more

PM announces contribution to coalition against ISIL

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government 24 February 2015PM announces contribution to coalition against ISILPrime Minister John Key today announced a Government decision to deploy a military training mission to Iraq as part of... more

Good progress on health targets in Hutt Valley

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health 24 February 2015 Media Statement Good progress on health targets in Hutt ValleyHealth Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest... more

Debt-remission consultation taxpayer friendly

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government Hon Todd McClayMinister of Revenue Debt-remission consultation taxpayer friendlyMinister of Revenue Todd McClay has said that a consultation paper seeking public feedback on tax... more

DHBs improve performance on health targets

24 Feb 2015 News
New Zealand Government DHBs improve performance on health targets Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show DHBs are making good overall progress.“DHBs are... more

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News

Agreement in principle signed with Ngati Tuwharetoa

6 Mar 2015 News
The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngati Tuwharetoa towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims,... more

New immunisation videos for older children

6 Mar 2015 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children. “These new immunisation... more

Business

Fliway offering IPO at $1.20 to $1.40 per share

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway Group, the transport and logistics provider behind the first float on the NZX... more

Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets growth

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Tina Morrison March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group is turning its focus to reducing costs and improving its products and... more

Living

Rush Hour dance fitness coming to Unitec

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
A new initiative by the Unitec Performing and Screen Arts (PASA) dance programme starts next Monday 9 March and runs until the end... more

Newly Digitised Films on the Big Screen

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
For the first time, newly digitised versions of New Zealand features,The Quiet Earth and The End of the Golden Weather, will be ... more

Property

Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans By Pattrick Smellie March 6 (BusinessDesk) - ... more

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ eyes property speculation

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar falls after RBNZ looks for ways to curb residential property investment By Tina ... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Sport

Pyper looks like the bolter at the Golden Shears

6 Mar 2015 Sport
Southland shearer Troy Pyper’s surpassed even his own hopes by rapidly making it into the top of New Zealand shearers in a... more

Irene van Dyk Announced as Netball New Zealand Ambassador

6 Mar 2015 Netball
Legendary former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk has been unveiled today as Netball New Zealand’s (NNZ) official ambassador for the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

6 Mar 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the legal fudging of the GCSB revelations, Tikrit and Jake Xerxes Fussell As many... more

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award

6 Mar 2015 People
University of Auckland Rugby great Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award Pacific leader, lawyer and former All Black... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more