Sport

Freeskiers Janina Kuzma 2nd, Beau-James Wells 3rd at Rev Tou

19 Dec 2014 Sport
Snow Sports New Zealand Freeskiers Janina Kuzma 2nd, Beau-James Wells 3rd at Rev TourMedia ReleaseCopper Mountain, U.S.A (18 December 2014) – Cardrona NZ freeskiers Janina Kuzma and Beau-James Wells, both of... more

Bathurst 12 Hour 2015

19 Dec 2014 Motor Sport
Christchurch, New Zealand-based motorsport operation GT3 Endurance Ltd is pleased to announce their driver line-up for the 2015 Bathurst 12 hour. In the lead #66 2010 Porsche GT3 Cup are: Scott O’Donnell,... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little easier on the nerves with news of their selection to the New Zealand Junior... more

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in Wellington’s Newtown Park next year, from 9-11 January. Nearly 1200 children aged... more

Calling Nelson cricket fans

19 Dec 2014 Cricket
One lucky Nelson cricket fan could win the chance to head out on to the pitch with the BLACKCAPS this time next month as the Kiwis take on Sri Lanka at the ANZ One Day International at Saxton Oval. New Zealand... more

Trotting club invites Katy Perry to watch her namesake

19 Dec 2014 Equestrian
Alexandra Park would roll out the red carpet for superstar singer Katy Perry if she wants to cheer on an equine version of herself at Auckland’s popular Night Trots this Friday, says Kimberley Algie, Sales... more

Double record bid for King Country shearer

18 Dec 2014 Sport
Te Kuiti shearer Stacey Te Huia has confirmed he will tackle two of the World’s toughest shearing records early in the New Year – four weeks apart and on both sides of the Tasman. Based for most of... more

‘Running of the Wools’ ahead of Rural Games

18 Dec 2014 Sport
A spectacle not seen in Queenstown for decades will be staged again next February as more than 300 merino sheep run through the town centre to herald the start of the inaugural Hilux New Zealand Rural Games over... more

Spark's Lightbox, Coliseum in JV to gain foothold in market

18 Dec 2014 Sport
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Lightbox, Spark New Zealand's online content business, will broadcast premium sports via a joint venture with Coliseum Sports Media New Zealand as it looks to gain a... more

Entertainment factor bigger in NZ’s premier golf tournament

18 Dec 2014 Golf
Tournament-goers at New Zealand’s number one golf event will be treated to even bigger and better entertainment at next year’s BMW New Zealand Open. The 2015 BMW New Zealand Open tournament will be ... more

Trotting club invites Katy Parry to watch her namesake

18 Dec 2014 Equestrian
Alexandra Park would roll out the red carpet for superstar singer Katy Perry if she wants to cheer on an equine version of herself at Auckland’s popular Night Trots this Friday, says Kimberley Algie, Sales... more

More Australian and NZ players in the NBA than ever before

18 Dec 2014 Basketball
Basketball remains one of the most popular sports in Australia and New Zealand and it has also produced several professional basketball players for many major overseas leagues. Due to its growing popularity, The... more

Local Riders Target Glory at South Island Jumping Champs

17 Dec 2014 Sport
Equestrian Sports New Zealand South Island Jumping & Show Hunter ChampionshipsDecember 19-20Gore A&P ShowgroundsLOCAL RIDERS TARGET GLORY AT SOUTH ISLAND JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPSLocal riders are hoping... more

Christchurch to host spectacular Cricket World Cup opening

17 Dec 2014 Cricket
Tourism New Zealand Christchurch to host spectacular Cricket World Cup opening ceremony • 17 December 2014 Christchurch is set to host a unique and spectacular opening event for ICC Cricket World Cup ... more

Another Grand Slam Champion to contend for the ASB Classic

17 Dec 2014 ASB Tennis
ASB Classic   For immediate release Wednesday 17 December Another Grand Slam Champion to contend for the ASB Classic title Organisers of the 2015 ASB Classic are pleased to... more

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News

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’... more

Business

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

Xero's former chief revenue officer moves to Trade Me

19 Dec 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Stuart McLean moves to Trade Me as Xero ditches chief revenue role By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... more

Living

New access system for Te Urewera

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te... more

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone,... more

Property

Affordable housing development agreement signed

18 Dec 2014 Property
The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an... more

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

15 Dec 2014 Property
By Paul McBeth Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing... more

Migration

Immigration rises to a fresh annual record

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

UK pension service Britannia 'pauses' TV ads on FMA warning

19 Dec 2014 Migration
By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements feature... more

Travel

Air New Zealand takes out win on World's Top Ten Airlines

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015. Heading the list is... more

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

18 Dec 2014 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has... more

Sport

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Pakistan schoolchildren killings

18 Dec 2014 Column
by Gordon Campbell The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto... more

Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and Christmas songs

12 Dec 2014 Column
Article - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on income inequality, and yo ho ho Christmas songs by Gordon Campbell As 2014... more

Kiwi Success

DreamCatchers launched in UK

18 Dec 2014 People
In association with Kea, The New Zealand High Commission and The New Zealand Society, Dream Catchers was launched at New Zealand House... more

Inspiring Stories :Young Kiwis Making a Difference

8 Dec 2014 People
Wellington, December 8th – At only 15 years old, Auckland student Hunter Williams is the youngest winner of the Inspiring... more

Recruitment

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

18 Dec 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices... more