Sport

Final countdown for the fleet

28 Feb 2015 Sport
Volvo Ocean Race Final countdown for the fleetWind conditions and tides could mean a thrilling last dash to the line for the fleet racing into Auckland tonight.At 13:30 today, Mapfre, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing... more

SKYCITY Mystics Welcome Vitasport Drink Partner

27 Feb 2015 Sport
Northern Mystics For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 27 2015SKYCITY MYSTICS WELCOME VITASPORT DRINK PARTNERNew Zealand food manufacturer Hansells Food Group today announced a three-year partnership between its... more

2015 ANZ Championship Coaches & Captains Survey Results

27 Feb 2015 Sport
Netball New Zealand Media ReleaseFriday 27 February 20152015 ANZ Championship Coaches & Captains Survey ResultsThe NSW Swifts have been tipped to be crowned Australian Conference champions while the... more

Castrol BMW Race Driver Series - round 5

27 Feb 2015 Sport
Castrol BMW Race Driver Series Thousandths separate BMW racers at weekend festivalPress release: Castrol BMW Race Driver Series - round 5, 21-22 February.For immediate release: Friday 27 February 2015.A mere... more

New-Look Mojo Pulse Ready for 2015 ANZ Champs

27 Feb 2015 Sport
Netball Central Zone New-Look Mojo Pulse Ready for 2015 ANZ Championship CampaignMedia Release27 February 2015The Mojo Pulse embark on their 2015 ANZ Championship campaign with a new-look squad and high hopes... more

Christy Prior, Janina Kuzma Through to Finals at Park City

26 Feb 2015 Sport
Snow Sports New Zealand / Media ReleaseChristy Prior and Janina Kuzma Through to Finals at Park City Grand PrixUtah, USA (25 February 2015) – Snowboarder Christy Prior (Kaukapakapa) and freeskier Janina Kuzma... more

2015 NZL Sailing Team Announced

25 Feb 2015 Sailing
Yachting New Zealand has named 15 campaigns in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team. All are chasing the ultimate goal of Olympic glory in 2016, but selection comes first and 2015 is crucial in terms of demonstrating form... more

All Blacks Tours to South Africa on sale now

25 Feb 2015 Rugby
The All Blacks are set to return to South Africa this July to take on the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. This will be the last time these two teams will go head-to-head before the possibility of... more

Super Rugby: Owen Franks suspended for two weeks

24 Feb 2015 Rugby
The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Robert Stelzner SC has accepted a guilty plea from Owen Franks of the Crusaders for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking, after he was cited following a Super Rugby match... more

12-year-old makes final four at Clearwater

24 Feb 2015 Golf
New Zealand Golf Media release February 23, 2015 12-year-old makes final four at Clearwater for 2015 ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open Twelve-year-old Bohyun Park, from the Gulf Harbour Country Club,... more

Vancouver to join next World Rugby Sevens Series cycle from 2015-16

24 Feb 2015 Rugby
Vancouver to join next World Rugby Sevens Series cycle from 2015-16 Vancouver joins Series from 2015-16 cycle Inclusion reflects unprecedented rugby growth in North America Rugby sevens experiencing record-growth... more

Positive behaviour of the majority tainted by pitch invader

23 Feb 2015 Cricket
New Zealand Police Positive behaviour of the majority tainted by a pitch invader in the last ICC Cricket World Cup match at Hagley Park Canterbury Police once again praise the positive behaviour of the majority... more

Best Ever BMW Polo Open in Clevedon raises $20,000

23 Feb 2015 Equestrian
BMW NZ Polo Open FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBest Ever BMW Polo Open in Clevedon raises $20,000 Monday February 23, 2015 The BMW Polo Open was the best yet, raising $20,000 for the Auckland Helicopter Trust. In an ... more

Auckland Cup Week Tipped for Racing Success

23 Feb 2015 Equestrian
Auckland Racing Club Media Release 23 February 2015 Auckland Cup Week Tipped for Racing Success This year’s Auckland Cup Week at Ellerslie Races looks set to be bigger and better then ever. Auckland Racing... more

Iamishwara Catches Group 1 Glory

23 Feb 2015 Equestrian
NZ Bloodstock Iamishwara Catches Group 1 Glory  Achieving victory at Group 1 status on Saturday was Iamishwara (NZ) (Keeninsky) in the $200,000 Group 1 Haunui Farm Group One WFA Classic (1600m) at... more

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News

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

25 Feb 2015 News
PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea ... 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... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Xero

25 Feb 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record, led by Xero after it raised $147 million from two... more

Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet

25 Feb 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet, wider margins By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 ... more

Living

A little drive goes a long way

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin businesses have given their full support to the Otago Polytechnic Education Open 2015. The event will be taking place at... more

Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Surfbreak Protection Society Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand Celebrations are to be held in New Brighton... more

Property

Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply

25 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply, RBNZ's Wheeler says Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's government... more

NZ house sales rise 2.6% in January, median price dips from December

11 Feb 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property sales rose in January from the same month last... more

Migration

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

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield ... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand... more

Sport

2015 NZL Sailing Team Announced

25 Feb 2015 Sailing
Yachting New Zealand has named 15 campaigns in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team. All are chasing the ultimate goal of Olympic glory in... more

All Blacks Tours to South Africa on sale now

25 Feb 2015 Rugby
The All Blacks are set to return to South Africa this July to take on the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. This will be the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: Are NZ troops the least of IS’s problems?

25 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on whether New Zealand troops are the least of Islamic State’s problems   Given that it has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on drip-fed info about the Iraq deployment

24 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the drip-feeding of information about the Iraq deployment   There are two ways of framing the story of our... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the ... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in ... more