News

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

Govt to undertake Northland growth study

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Economic DevelopmentHon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary Industries 10 April 2014 Media Statement Govt to undertake Northland growth st... more

Nga Punawai o Te Tokotoru legislation passed

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher FinlaysonMinister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations10 April 2014Nga Punawai o Te Tokotoru legislation passedThe House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the... more

Further NZ aid flight to Solomons

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign AffairsHon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Defence10 April 2014Further NZ aid flight to SolomonsForeign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Defence... more

250,000 warmer and drier Kiwi homes

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Simon BridgesMinister of Energy and Resources10 April 2014250,000 warmer and drier Kiwi homesTwo hundred and fifty thousand New Zealand homes have now been insulated under two... more

Appointments to the Copyright Tribunal

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Appointments to the Copyright Tribunal Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced the appointment of Sarah-Jane Weir to the Copyright Tribunal for a term of three years.“The breadth of... more

Member of Accident Compensation Appeal Authority appointed

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Member of Accident Compensation Appeal Authority appointedAssociate Justice Minister Chester Borrows today announced the appointment of David Plunkett as a member of the Accident... more

Maungaharuru-Tangitu Hapu Claims Settlement bill passed

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Maungaharuru-Tangitu Hapu Claims Settlement legislation passed The House sat extended hours this morning to pass the third reading of the Maungaharuru-Tangitu Hapu Claims Settlement Bill,... more

Minister opens refurbished Community Corrections site

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Minister opens refurbished Community Corrections site Corrections Minister Anne Tolley has officially opened the Lower Hutt Community Corrections site, which has been refurbished at a... more

First new Pomare home opened

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government First new Pomare home openedHousing Minister Dr Nick Smith today opened the first new home in the 150-house Pomare mixed housing redevelopment in Lower Hutt, Wellington.“This first new... more

Waitangi Trust Board Amendment Bill passes first reading

10 Apr 2014 News
The Waitangi National Trust Board Amendment Bill, which will modernise the governance structure of the Waitangi National Trust Board, passed its first reading in the House today. The board was set up in 1932 by ... more

McCully in Fiji for talks on election support

10 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairscid:image001.jpg@01CF5496.E6DCC79010 April 2014 McCully in Fiji for talks on election supportForeign Minister Murray McCully is in Fiji... more

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News

East Coast Iwi concerned over future of country’s oldest wharenui

23 Apr 2014 News
An East Coast iwi says they are concerned the Crown has not made good on its promise to return their wharenui – the oldest... more

EU/NZ renewable energy mission to the Pacific

22 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a... more

Business

Equity crowd funding carries risks, high failure rate

23 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Equity crowd funding, latest step in much-hyped social capital, carries risks, high failure rate By... more

NZ dollar edges up as RBNZ rate review eyed

22 Apr 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  NZ dollar edges up as local trading resumes, RBNZ rate review eyed April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up... more

Living

NZ film wins mention at Sunset film festival

22 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Film and Stage Producer/Director Craig Hutchison, is pleased to be representing New Zealand at the Sunset Film Festival in Los ... more

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

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

NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer... more

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

Travel

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more

Sport

NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

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

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