Sport

Marathon Entries On The Up

20 Apr 2014 Sport
Christchurch Airport Marathon Marathon Entries On The UpOrganisers of the Christchurch Airport Marathon say their event is poised to return to pre-earthquake participation levels.Scheduled for Sunday 1st June,... more

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for more years as a dominant force. A sabbatical would once have seemed an alien... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round action at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open at the North Shore Events Centre in a rain... more

Top Seeds Progress, Kiwis In The Frame At Skycity Nz Badmint

17 Apr 2014 Sport
SKYCITY 16 April 2014Top Seeds Progress, Kiwis In The Frame At Skycity Nz Badminton Open The headline acts are having few issues at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open, with the top ranked players safely negotiating... more

Top Seeds Largely Untroubled At Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
SKYCITY 16 April 2014Top Seeds Largely Untroubled At Skycity NZ Badminton Open The Wednesday evening session at the SKYCITY NZ Badminton Open was highlighted again by the progress of the leading international... more

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

16 Apr 2014 Rugby
The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best secondary school rugby teams in Japan’s Sanix World Rugby Youth ... more

Fifa U-20 World Cup NZ 2015 Kick Off Times Announced

16 Apr 2014 Football
An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. With 52 matches spread across the nation, the public will be able to enjoy a... more

Test candidates catch Kearney's eye

16 Apr 2014 Rugby League
With only three weeks until the Anzac Test in Sydney, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney is encouraged by the performances of players in contention for team spots. "For me, there were a few that stood out," he... more

Netball New Zealand Announces new Board Chair

16 Apr 2014 Netball
Netball New Zealand (NNZ) Board member John Bongard has been appointed the new NNZ Board Chair effective immediately, with outgoing Board Chair Raewyn Lovett stepping down after contributing an outstanding nine... more

Waikato Siblings Show Desire to Top Badminton Rankings

16 Apr 2014 Sport
SKYCITY Badminton NZ Open 15 April 2014 From the SKYCITY Badminton NZ Open, for further information visit www.nzbadmintonopen.com Waikato Siblings Show Stomach for Heights And a Desire to Climb to the Top of... more

Steve Tew wins prestigious C.K. Doig Leadership Award

15 Apr 2014 Sport
Outstanding achievement across the sport and recreation sector has been recognised at the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, held in Christchurch tonight. New Zealand Rugby CEO, Steve Tew received... more

ActivePost Waka Ama championships return to Christchurch

14 Apr 2014 Sport
Joint Press Release 14th April 2014ActivePost Waka Ama championships return to ChristchurchHuge interest in South Island for New Zealand Post-backed 2014 National Long Distance Waka Ama ChampionshipsThis... more

Avantidrome the latest jewel in New Zealand’s sporting crown

12 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand’s high performance athletes have the benefit of another world-class sports facility, with the Royal opening of the Avantidrome in Cambridge today. The Avantidrome is an international-standard ... more

Auckland ranks as one of world’s ultimate sports cities

11 Apr 2014 Sport
ATEED Auckland ranks as one of world’s ultimate sports cities § Third – Ultimate Sports City in the world § First – medium-sized Ultimate Sports City (1.3 – 3 million) § ... more

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News

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit ... more

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

The Taite Music Prize: IMNZ announces this years winner

17 Apr 2014 Entertainment
The winner of the fourth annual Taite Music Prize 2013 is Lorde for her album ‘Pure Heroine’ released on Universal Music... more

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

Property

NZ house values rise at slowest annual pace in 6 months in March, QV says

7 Apr 2014 Property
April 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in March as lower... more

Auckland landlords lead in capital gains

28 Mar 2014 Property
Three-bedroom houses in Glen Innes giving an annual capital gain of 18.9%, followed by New Windsor. Auckland landlords are making... more

Migration

New working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Croatia launched

28 Mar 2014 Migration
Citizens of Croatia aged between 18 and 30 will soon be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa, giving them the... more

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 Opinion
Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their... more

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Kiwi Success

BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

17 Apr 2014 Appointments
April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australia’s third-biggest mortgage lender, named the... more

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Recruitment

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

15 Apr 2014 Recruitment
  The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its ... more

NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr

31 Mar 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ employment confidence lifts in 1st-qtr, current job opportunities seen less negative March 31 ... more