Sport

Kiwis start strongly at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

27 Jan 2015 Sport
Yachting New Zealand Yachting New ZealandMEDIA RELEASE27 JAN 2015 Kiwis start strongly at ISAF Sailing World Cup MiamiISAF Sailing World Cup Miami is underway and New Zealand holds the early lead in the... more

Whibley Gets Straight Back to Business

27 Jan 2015 Sport
Bikesport NZ Whibley Gets Straight Back to BusinessJANUARY 27, 2015: Pahiatua's Paul Whibley officially retired from fulltime international competition at the end of last year, but that doesn't mean it's time... more

Racing Safety Fund open for applications

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced that the next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund will open on 2 February 2015. “The fund supports important projects around the country... more

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine Health Association has signed the Deed of the Government Industry Agreement... more

Records fall at Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Wellington Velodrome Records fall at Burkes Cycles Speed League Summer Series Round 1 Three records fell in perfect conditions at the Wellington Velodrome at the first round of the Burkes Cycles Speed League... more

Chance to Impress for Netball Central Zone’s Youngsters

26 Jan 2015 Netball
Netball Central Chance to Impress for Netball Central Zone’s Talented Youngsters 26 January 2015 The journey to being a New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) player continued this weekend at a Talent... more

7th BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge

26 Jan 2015 Sport
BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge 23 January 20157th BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge Shaping up to Be Best EverThe BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge is now very much established on... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal at X Games 2015 with bronze in the women’s slopestyle. The result comes... more

Girls Rule in Grand Prix at Gisborne

25 Jan 2015 Sport
Equestrian Sports New Zealand Girls Rule in Grand Prix at GisborneKatie Laurie and Bridget Hansen turned the Country TV Horse Grand Prix class into a four horse race at the Larsen Sawmilling Gisborne... more

Olympic Show Jumping Magic In Matakana

25 Jan 2015 Equestrian
This 31st January two local riders will be bringing show jumping magic to Matakana. Olympic riders Katie Laurie (nee McVean) and Daniel Meech will be among other Grand Prix superstar riders vying for the top... more

Mutch bounces back from health scare to win Taihape title

25 Jan 2015 Sport
A few days in hospital before Christmas and a few lingering questions about the health proved no bar to Taranaki farmer and 2012 World champion Gavin Mutch when he won a top-class Open final at the Taihape A... more

X Games Freeski Halfpipe Wrap - Wells Bros 9th and 15th

25 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA (23 January 2015) – The men’s freeski superpipe elimination rounds took place at X Games in Aspen, USA today with Cardrona NZ Park & Pipe Team members Byron Wells and Jossi Wells on... more

Carl Murphy Wins X Games Silver Medal

24 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA (23 January 2015) – New Zealand has claimed its first medal at X Games 2015 with Carl Murphy fighting hard for silver in the men’s adaptive snowboard cross in Aspen, USA today. Riders... more

Sir Ian Botham to take part in Legends of Cricket

24 Jan 2015 Cricket
One of the true legends of cricket, Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham, will be part of an all-star cricket match with a difference in Hawke’s Bay next month. The Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match, to be... more

Cheating Allegation Charge against Americas Cup Winner

24 Jan 2015 Sailing
Luna Rossa’s Simeon Tienpont (ex Oracle Team USA race crew) has had an allegation of cheating laid against him via the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) by Kiwi yachtsman Matt Mitchell, who himself... more

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News

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

25 Jan 2015 News
Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and families as she has been a senior and much respected member of the... more

Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

26 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 charts new record high, led by Spark

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close as holidays in Auckland and Australia kept... more

NZ services sector activity ends 2014 on up note

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in December, led by wholesale trade and... more

Living

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

26 Jan 2015 Arts
Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay... more

Wellington SPCA Open Day

26 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Wellington SPCA will be holding its second annual Open Day on Waitangi Day, February 6th, at its Newtown Animal Care, Education and... more

Property

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... more

Migration

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

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Gordon Campbell on the Greek election, and EU turmoil

22 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the election in Greece, and EU turmoil The election in Greece on Sunday –... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more