News

$3.5 million funding boost for colonoscopies

9 Apr 2014 Health
Health Minister Tony Ryall says up to $3.5 million is being allocated for extra colonoscopies - the latest announcement in the government’s drive to improve diagnostic services in New Zealand. “This... more

Minister welcomes investment by Crown Irrigation company

9 Apr 2014 News
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the first investment by Crown Irrigation Investment Ltd, with draft terms agreed for $6.5 million towards the Central Plains Water scheme in Canterbury... more

Deloitte report a vote of confidence in tax system

9 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Deloitte report a vote of confidence in New Zealand’s tax systemRevenue Minister Todd McClay has described Deloitte’s 2014 Asia Pacific Tax Complexity Survey Report as ‘a vote of... more

$2.48m to improve broadband for the Chatham Islands

9 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Steven JoyceMinister for Economic Development9 April 2014$2.48m to improve broadband for the Chatham IslandsWork to deliver a significant improvement in broadband services for Chatham... more

The facts about public service numbers

9 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of State Services 9 April 2014 Media Statement The facts about public service numbersState Services Minister Jonathan Coleman says there are... more

Decision to merge Phillipstown and Woolston Schools

9 Apr 2014 Education
The Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced her decision on the proposed merger of Phillipstown School and Woolston School. "After a period of continued consultation and fresh consideration of the merger... more

Gordon Campbell on Narendra Modi, and the elections in India

9 Apr 2014 News By Gordon Campbell
On the upside, the gigantic election process that began yesterday in India is the largest exercise in democracy on the planet. Reportedly, a staggering five million people are employed, directly or indirectly,... more

No surprise in the latest climate change report, Canterbury geography graduate says

8 Apr 2014 Environment
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should provide pause for thought on future decision making, University of Canterbury geography postgraduate Dr Simon Allen says. The report... more

Further assistance following Solomons floods

8 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Further assistance following Solomons floods Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will provide a further $1.2 million to help Solomon Islands following... more

$170,000 to expand elder abuse services

8 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Jo GoodhewMinister for Senior Citizens $170,000 to expand elder abuse servicesSenior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced an additional $170,000 for two new specialist... more

NZ-China drug enforcement cooperation strengthened

8 Apr 2014 News
Police Minister Anne Tolley and Customs Minister Maurice Williamson have announced that New Zealand’s drug enforcement relationship with China is being strengthened to help identify organised criminals in ... more

NZ supports upgrade of Gordon’s Market

8 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCullyMinister of Foreign Affairs8 April 2014NZ supports upgrade of Gordon’s MarketForeign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will contribute up to $7... more

Children’s beliefs affect maths performance

8 Apr 2014 News
University of Canterbury Children’s beliefs affect maths performance, Canterbury researcher says April 8, 2014 A general perception that New Zealand school children are not doing as well as they should in maths... more

Crown accounts confirm no room for spend up

8 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government Crown accounts confirm no room for spend up Another month of revenue running below forecast has again pushed up the deficit and reinforces the need for restraint in government spending,... more

Prince William, Kate, Prince George whisked away to mystery location

7 Apr 2014 News
Prince William and Duchess Catherine are relaxing with their eight-month-old son Prince George at an undisclosed location following their first day of official Royal duties in New Zealand.The Royals were greeted by... more

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News

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit ... more

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

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

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... 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

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

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 Opinion
Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their... more

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Kiwi Success

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

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... 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