News

Waitangi Tribunal legal action aims to stop Statoil

22 May 2015 News
Taikaha Communications Waitangi Tribunal legal action aims to stop StatoilA new Waitangi Tribunal claim is alleging breaches of Te Tiriti o Waitangi due to the New Zealand Government’s failure to actively seek... more

Pacific peoples benefit from Budget 2015

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 Pacific peoples benefit from Budget 2015 Pacific peoples will benefit from Budget 2015 through our government’s focus on supporting families and reducing hardship, Pacific... more

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

22 May 2015 News
22 May 2015 The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch... more

Minister welcomes $74 million for tax compliance

22 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 22 May 2015 Minister welcomes $74 million for tax complianceBudget 2015 continues the Government’s investment in ensuring fairness in the tax system by pursuing those attempting to avoid... more

Children in Hardship Bill passes first reading

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government 21 May 2015Children in Hardship Bill passes first reading A Bill that supports the government’s $790 million Budget 2015 package to assist children in beneficiary and lower-income... more

$12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network The new Te Ture Whenua Maori Network, which will help Maori land owners improve the productivity of their land, will be supported by $12.8... more

$2.1m for rangatahi Maori suicide prevention

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $2.1m for rangatahi Maori suicide preventionThe Budget provides $2.1 million of new operating funding for rangatahi Maori suicide prevention, Maori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa ... more

$35.3m invested to improve Maori housing

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $35.3m invested to improve Maori housingBudget 2015 provides operating funding of $35.3 million over the next four years to improve housing outcomes for whanau Maori, Maori Development... more

$49.8m boost for Whanau Ora navigators

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $49.8m boost for Whanau Ora navigatorsNew operating funding of $49.8 million over the next four years will further support Whanau Ora navigators to work with whanau, aiga and families,... more

Fact Sheet 5: Child hardship package as a whole

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 5 – Child hardship package as a wholeSummary• The exact impact of the child hardship package on any given family will depend on individual circumstances, including the types... more

Fact Sheet 4 – Increasing Childcare Assistance

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 4 – Increasing Childcare Assistance SummaryFrom 4 April 2016:• Low-income families will be eligible for a higher rate of Childcare Assistance for pre-school and out-of-school... more

Fact Sheet 3 – Changes to Working for Families

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 3 – Changes to Working for FamiliesSummaryFrom 1 April 2016• Low- to middle-income working families not on a benefit will get up to $12.50 a week more from Working for... more

Fact sheet 2: Increasing benefit rates for families with children

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 2 – Increasing benefit rates for families with children SummaryFrom 1 April 2016:• Benefit rates for families with children will increase by $25 a week.• Beneficiaries... more

Fact Sheet 1: Extending work obligations for parents on a benefit

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government Fact Sheet 1 – Extending work obligations for parents on a benefitSummaryFrom 1 April 2016:• Most sole parents, and partners of beneficiaries, will have to look for part-time work... more

$52m to replace wharf at Chatham Islands

21 May 2015 News
New Zealand Government $52m to replace wharf at Chatham IslandsA critical lifeline for one of New Zealand’s most remote communities is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015,... more

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News

Minister to attend defence talks in Singapore

28 May 2015 News
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves today for Singapore to join his counterparts at the 14th annual Shangri-La... more

Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on

26 May 2015 News
Horizons Regional Council Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on A Rangitikei River stone monument commemorating a significant... more

Business

Reserve Bank unlikely to cut OCR next month: Westpac

28 May 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Reserve Bank unlikely to cut OCR next month, line-ball on cut this year, Westpac says By Anna Lu May 28... more

Fonterra cuts this season's milk price by 10c, forecasts $5.

28 May 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Fonterra cuts this season's milk price by 10c, forecasts $5.25/kgMS for 2015 May 28 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative... more

Living

NZ Surfer Daniel Kereopa in New Documentary

23 May 2015 Lifestyle
The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a documentary that went live online this... more

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

Property

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch... more

Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth

20 May 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth, cost clamp down May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust,... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight

27 May 2015 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
  UPDATE: Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight as passengers applaud (Corrects flight number to 421, adds passenger... more

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance... more

Sport

Grant Apologises for Unacceptable Behaviour

28 May 2015 Netball
Following a disciplinary hearing staged yesterday afternoon by the Trans Tasman Netball League (TTNL), operators of the ANZ... more

Kiwis Prepare to ‘Sprint’ Around Hyde Park

28 May 2015 Sport
London is the next stop on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit and a host of New Zealanders will line up on the sprint course at... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the FIFA scandal , and similar dirty deal

28 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Face it, it has been a very, very bad week for anyone who thinks that a) FIFA is a damn fine organisation run by guys who... more

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked.... more

Kiwi Success

2015 Youth Awards winners announced

26 May 2015 People
Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2015 Youth Awards. Winners will be presented with awards at a... more

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 People
Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology... more

Recruitment

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ's growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

15 May 2015 State of the Market Report By Paul McBeth
  NZ's growing ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification, Joyce says May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's information... more