Sport

A walk down memory lane - Newmarket Park BBQ March 15th

2 Mar 2015 Sport
Friends of Football A walk down memory laneFootball fans who fondly remember when Newmarket Park was the sport’s Auckland headquarters are holding a reunion BBQ at the ground next Sunday (March 15).The ground,... more

Mongolian Khan Rules in Group 1 NZ Derby

2 Mar 2015 Equestrian
Strapping three-year-old colt Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor) was victorious for Mr Lang Lin's Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Group after a titanic battle in the Group 1 $750,000 TV3 NZ Derby (2400m) at ... more

All Eyes on Seagate as They Defend Lead Position

2 Mar 2015 Sport
GODZone Adventure Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Monday 2nd March, 2015 For immediate releaseAll Eyes on Seagate as They Defend Lead Position on Third Day at Godzone Three time defending champions Seagate,... more

McCarty Gets First Win, Tillotson Takes Two in the Bs

2 Mar 2015 Cycling
  Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington Velodrome in Hataitai on Sunday March 1. Breaking away at the half distance mark in... more

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next Monday night, as they play the second of three Australian opponents to start the ANZ... more

Papakura and Otara win at Coastal Classic Nines

2 Mar 2015 Rugby League
Auckland Rugby League     2/3/2015 AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUE Papakura and Otara win at inaugural Sportsafe ARL Coastal Classic Nines For immediate release The Papakura Sea Eagles have won their second... more

Paintball Coming of Age after Three Decades of Controversy

2 Mar 2015 Sport
Jon Slack Paintball Coming of Age after Three Decades of Controversy in New Zealand In the middle of March around 200 people will descend upon McLeans Island, Christchurch, for a two day event celebrating 30... more

NSW Swifts (68) defeat Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel (62)

2 Mar 2015 Sport
ANZ Championship Netball NSW Swifts (68) defeated Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel (62)Media ReleaseSunday 1 March 2015Official Result & StatisticsOfficial Result: NSW Swifts (68) defeated Ascot Park Hotel... more

Adventurous New Zealanders wanted for round the world race

2 Mar 2015 Sailing
Clipper-Ventures Adventurous New Zealanders wanted for round the world race The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is on the hunt for adventurous New Zealanders looking to take on the ‘Race of their... more

Hubbard wins Calder Stewart Cycling series opener

1 Mar 2015 Sport
Calder Stewart Cycling Series Hubbard wins Calder Stewart Cycling series opener 1 March 2015Tom Hubbard backed up a sixth place finish in a strong field in the UCI 1.2 REV Classic race yesterday in Cambridge to... more

ANZ Netball Championships :Vixens (64) defeated Mojo Pulse (40)

1 Mar 2015 Netball
Media ReleaseSunday 1 March 2015 Official Result & Statistics Official Result: Melbourne Vixens (64) defeated Mojo Pulse (40) The Melbourne Vixens made a seamless start to their 2015 campaign with a clinical... more

Action On And Off The Water At GODzone Adventure - Day 2

1 Mar 2015 Sport
GODZone Adventure Media Release from 100% PURE Racing Sunday 1st March, 2015 For immediate releaseAction On And Off The Water At GODzone AdventureIt’s been an exciting day of river and coasteering action for... more

Cardrona NZ freeskier Janina Kuzma 3rd Park City Grand Prix

1 Mar 2015 Sport
Snow Sports New Zealand / Media ReleaseJanina Kuzma Third Park City Grand Prix more

STEPHEN FLEMING: Nervy in the end but New Zealand will take the positives

1 Mar 2015 Cricket
Win shows why Brendon McCullum’s men can be considered among the top contenders for the World Cup but there are lessons to learn too ahead of the knock-outs. The end might not have been pretty – a... more

New Zealand Cricket salutes Martin Crowe

1 Mar 2015 Cricket
New Zealand Cricket has saluted Martin Crowe ahead of his induction into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame. Crowe, a former New Zealand captain and widely regarded as the finest batsman the... more

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News

Britain's most hated woman fires up NZ

2 Mar 2015 News
There's no excuse for being overweight, you can judge kids by their names and it's okay to miss their birthday - that's the opinion of... more

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

2 Mar 2015 News
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider ... more

Business

Govt resisting pressure to pump more cash into Solid Energy

2 Mar 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Govt resisting pressure to inject more cash into Solid Energy By Pattrick Smellie March 2... more

KiwiRail 1H earnings fall on lower coal, logs, dairy volumes

2 Mar 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth March 2 (BusinessDesk) - KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, reported a 6 percent drop in... more

Living

NZ wins the cricket - but England wins the battle of the bubbles

2 Mar 2015 Food & Wine
New Zealand may have thrashed England on the cricket pitch, but the two countries went head to head with a strong team of sparkling... more

The forgotten heroes of the Great War: Win a copy with NZNewsUK

2 Mar 2015 Entertainment
A landmark release for Anzac Day 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. Based on real people and events, the... more

Property

Kiwis becoming longer-term renters

2 Mar 2015 Property
Pressure on home-buyers increases the number of long-term renters. Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean... more

Average Auckland house price hits record $764,000

2 Mar 2015 Property
Average asking prices for houses have smashed through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time. New figures from... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

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

Travel

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the... more

Sport

McCarty Gets First Win, Tillotson Takes Two in the Bs

2 Mar 2015 Cycling
  Jason McCarty notched up his first win at the Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 5, held at the Wellington... more

It’s Aussie, Aussie, Aussie for Kia Magic

2 Mar 2015 Netball
Following their opening round away win, the Kia Magic are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd in Tauranga next... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

2 Mar 2015 Opinion
There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on... 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

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more