Sport

Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

1 Aug 2014 Sport
New Zealand Government Racing Safety Development Fund open for applicationsThe next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund opens today, Minister for Racing Nathan Guy has announced.“The... more

Haier Pulse’s Selby-Rickit Signs on for 2015

1 Aug 2014 Sport
Haier Pulse Haier Pulse’s Selby-Rickit Signs on for 20151 August 2014Haier Pulse coach Robyn Broughton continues to build her roster for 2015 after securing Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit for a fourth season with... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter Valerie Adams and heavyweight weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev.Both would have been... more

NZ Government: Match-fixing Bill passes first reading

31 Jul 2014 Sport
Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the first reading of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill. Th Bill is designed to protect the integrity of New Zealand Sport by making... more

Games medals boost for Rotorua Bike Fest

31 Jul 2014 Cycling
(Originally published at: http://www.themud.co.nz/#!medals-boost-bike-fest/c11ug) 30 July 2014 The win by two New Zealanders in the mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be a huge boost for... more

Tickets in demand for Silver Ferns v England netball test

31 Jul 2014 Netball
Tickets for Rotorua’s October netball international between New Zealand and England are proving hot items, with extra seats being made available in one seating category that is already nearly sold out. The... more

GLASGOW 2014: AND STILL THE MEDALS KEEP COMING

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
nz hockeyPUBLISHED WEDNESDAY 30 JULY 2014New Zealand had another memorable day at the Commonwealth Games, picking up three gold medals and a silver. That means New Zealand has already won 31 medals, a most... more

Mixed Fortunes as NZ Badminton team start individual competition in Glasgow

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
The New Zealand badminton team commenced their individual competitions at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last night NZT and continue with a busy involvement at the Emirates Arena tonight. Joe Wu was first up for... more

Leota shines in NZ Netballers big win over St Lucia

30 Jul 2014 Sport
Netball NZ Leota shines in NZ Netballers big win over St LuciaMedia Advisory29 July 2014Playing out of position, the shortest member of the New Zealand side Liana Leota was the star turn as the NZ Netball team... more

2014 GLASGOW: GOLD FOR BOYLE AND PASCOE

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle bounced back from last night’s disappointment to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal tonight.And, making the last evening of the swimming even more special,... more

2014 GLASGOW: GREAT DAY FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze brought cheers from their New Zealand supporters when they won gold and silver in the men’s mountain bike cross-country race today.Cooper beat Gaze by three seconds in a great... more

Swimming boss unhappy despite Glasgow success

30 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games By Robert Lowe
Lauren Boyle may have claimed New Zealand's first Commonwealth gold by a woman in the pool for 24 years, but swim boss Luis Villanueva is not a happy man.The 16-strong team landed four medals at Glasgow - a gold... more

2014 Commonweath Games: Two gold medals highlight big day

29 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014 New Zealand had another memorable day at the Commonwealth Games, with gold medals to weightlifter Richie Patterson and shooter Sally Johnston, silvers to swimmer Lauren Boyle, shot putter Tom... more

The Super 15 rugby final – more than just a game, sports exp

29 Jul 2014 Sport
University of Canterbury The Super 15 rugby final – more than just a game, sports expert saysJuly 29, 2014The outcome of this weekend’s Super 15 rugby final is pivotally important, a University of Canterbury... more

2014 Glasgow Day 4: A deluge of medals

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
New Zealand really got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games today, picking up three gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes. CYCLING It was Shane A... more

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News

Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more

Business

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze Metherell July 31 ... more

Living

INTERVIEW: NZ's Thomas Oliver and Louis Baker in the UK

1 Aug 2014 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
Next week welcomes Thomas Oliver’s debut show in London, as well as the return of Louis Baker to UK shores. The... more

Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more

Sport

ADAMS LEADS THE WAY

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
With four days of competition remaining, New Zealand has already equalled its medal haul from four years ago in Delhi, after another... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more

Columns

Work, wellbeing and dharma

31 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The Holistic Helper's Guide to Wellbeing and Work: Part 9 Ironically enough, the idea for this article came just as I was putting the... more

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more