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 Sport
NZ GT3 Endurance Team Bathurst 12 Hour 2015 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... 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

Skoda Elite & U19 Track National Championships

17 Dec 2014 Sport
BikeNZ Skoda Elite & U19 Track National Championships - Avantidrome, Home of Cycling - Cambridge 29th January - 1st February 2015The Skoda Elite & U19 Track National Championships is the pinnacle event... more

Classic On Song for World Cup Riders

17 Dec 2014 Equestrian
Equestrian Sports New Zealand CHRISTMAS CLASSIC WC PREVIEW Classic ON Song for World Cup Riders Maurice Beatson will be on a mission to put a halt to the female domination of the Ultra.Mox FEI World Cup series... more

O’Donnell in for Mondiale Aces return home

17 Dec 2014 Sport
Auckland Cricket Media ReleaseWednesday, 17 December 2014Young batsman Robbie O’Donnell will join the Mondiale Auckland Aces for their first home Plunket Shield clash of the season starting tomorrow.The... more

Strong response to school’s sports tournament in Hawke’s Bay

17 Dec 2014 Sport
Hastings District Council December 17, 2014 Strong response to new school’s sports tournament in Hawke’s Bay The Hawke’s Bay school’s sports calendar has received a major boost with the... more

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News

Submissions on future of science system

18 Dec 2014 News
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's... more

Accreditation Rebuilds Confidence in Christchurch

18 Dec 2014 Canterbury Earthquake
Christchurch City’s reinstatement by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) as a Building Consent Authority (BCA) is a... more

Business

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

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rose on oil relief; Air NZ gains

18 Dec 2014 Business News
By Suze Metherell Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by OceanaGold Corp and Air New Zealand following a global... more

Living

The Bicentenary of Beginnings for the Nation

18 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
The history of 200 years ago, including Christmas Day 1814, is being remembered as the first steps towards nationhood for Aotearoa... more

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran top NZ charts

18 Dec 2014 Entertainment
The Official New Zealand End of Year Charts have been released by Recorded Music NZ today (18 Dec.) with the international... 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
Article - BusinessDesk   Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze ... more

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

19 Dec 2014 Migration
Article - BusinessDesk   Britannia takes down TV ads, working with FMA over UK pension ads By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 ... 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

Dan Carter leaves All Black's to play for Paris club

18 Dec 2014 Rugby
Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when the All Blacks great moves to France after next... 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 ... 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

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

NZ dollar heads for 0.9% fall as US jobs report looms

5 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Paul McBeth Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.9 percent weekly decline against the greenback as... more