Kawasaki Rider Scott Proves He’s One Tough Cookie

6 Oct 2014 Sport
Bikesport NZ Kawasaki Rider Scott Proves He’s One Tough CookieOCTOBER 6, 2014: The phrase “when the going gets tough; the tough get going” could have been created especially with Oparau youngster James Scott... more

Christchurch are the 2014 Lion Foundation Netball Champs

4 Oct 2014 Sport
Lion Foundation Netball Champs Christchurch are the 2014 Lion Foundation Netball Champs3 October 2014A cohesive Christchurch side have held off a spirited challenge from North Harbour to claim the Lion... more

Falcons fly high at NZRL Youth Nationals

3 Oct 2014 Sport
New Zealand Rugby League MEDIA RELEASEOctober 3, 2014 NZRL Falcons fly high at NZRL Youth NationalsAkarana Falcons have swept both titles on offer in thrilling finishes at the "Got A Trade?" NZRL National... more

Coming to terms with the light and fluky breeze

3 Oct 2014 Sport
Emirates Team New Zealand October 2 2014It was very light and very tricky for the first day of the seventh round of Extreme Sailing Series at Nice.With Peter Burling back on the helm for the first time since... more

Aaron Cruden misconduct meeting

3 Oct 2014 Rugby
New Zealand Rugby has concluded a misconduct process with All Blacks first five-eighth Aaron Cruden after he failed to make the All Blacks’ assembly time, on Sunday 21 September.New Zealand Rugby General... more

Heavy Hitters Add Wow Factor: Final Day of Junior Nationals

3 Oct 2014 Sport
Snow Sports New Zealand   Carlos Garcia Knight - Image: Wanaka TV Media Release Heavy Hitters Add the Wow Factor on Final Day of Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals... more

The Lion Foundation Netball Champs - Day Four

3 Oct 2014 Netball
North Harbour and Christchurch will square off in the grand final of the Lion Foundation Netball Champs at The Trusts Arena in Henderson tomorrow. It will be the first time the two sides have met at this... more

Kiwi Motorsport Great Signed

2 Oct 2014 Sport
Team Kiwi Racing PRESS RELEASE1ST October 2014Team Kiwi Racing (TKR) Sign Kiwi Motorsport GreatTeam Kiwi Racing (TKR) Owner, David John, has today confirmed that Kiwi motorsport great, Craig Baird, will head... more

New opportunities for elite athletes

2 Oct 2014 Sport
With the Waikato region fast becoming a major centre for high performance sport, the University of Waikato has signed Memorandums of Understanding with BikeNZ and Triathlon NZ. The partnerships provide a... more

Emirates Team New Zealand Update - Practice Day at Nice

2 Oct 2014 Sailing
It’s back to work for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. The holiday’s over. They took a week off after their win at the 49er world championships in Spain and now they’re at Nice, France, for... more

The Lion Foundation Netball Champs Day Three

2 Oct 2014 Netball
Lion Foundation Netball Champs The Lion Foundation Netball Champs - Day Three1 October 2014 The Lion Foundation Netball Champs, 2014 takes place from Monday 29th September to Friday 3rd October at The Trusts... more

Judd returns to chase epay Silver Fern Rally Title

1 Oct 2014 Sport
epay Silver Fern Rally Media ReleaseImmediate releaseJudd returns to chase epay Silver Fern Rally TitleCantabrian Jeff Judd has made a late decision to try and regain the Historic Challenge title of the epay... more

Historic 1972 BRM Formula One car to race in New Zealand

1 Oct 2014 Motor Sport
NZFMR Historic 1972 BRM Formula One car to race in New Zealand An historic Formula One racing car with a strong connection to a New Zealander is heading to New Zealand. Kiwi F1 driver of the 1970s, Howden Ganley... more

Rugby Star Dominic Bird steps up as new ambassador

1 Oct 2014 Rugby
INTERNATIONAL NZ RUGBY PLAYER DOMINIC BIRD ANNOUNCED AS FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT K AMBASSADOR The tallest New Zealand International rugby player on record, lock Dominic Bird, credits the... more

NZ’s Whibley Wraps up USA Title Early

30 Sep 2014 Motor Sport
Bikesport NZ SEPTEMBER 30, 2014: Pahiatua’s Paul Whibley is champion again in the United States. The 35-year-old former Manawatu forestry worker, affectionately dubbed “The Axeman” on the... more

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Indigenous Experts arrive in Auckland

24 Nov 2014 News
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga (NPM), New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence, is this week (25th – 28th November) holding... more

New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

24 Nov 2014 Politics
New Zealand Labour PartyLabour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and... more


Extreme commute: From New Zealand to rural Iceland

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Every year, several dozen butchers make an epic commute - from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland - for just two months' work.... more

A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market

18 Nov 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   A2 Milk to seek ASX listing, push into US market, renew sales into China By Fiona Rotherham Nov. 18 ... more


Hawaiian Voyagers Return to Reaffirm their Link with Maori

17 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
WAITANGI, New Zealand – When intrepid Hokulea crewmembers first sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) 29 years ago using the ... more

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team in Round the Bridges

14 Nov 2014 Lifestyle
A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship team is set to compete in this Sunday’s Round the Bridges. The team of... more


More homes coming on board for Christchurch tenants

18 Nov 2014 Property
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing... more

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

17 Nov 2014 Property
Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and... more


NZ net migration rises to record in Oct as more kiwis return

24 Nov 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
  NZ net migration rises to fresh record in Oct as more kiwis return, Indian students arrive Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

Australians & New Zealanders should be free to live & work in UK

3 Nov 2014 Migration
Australians and New Zealanders should be granted special status to live and work in the United Kingdom without restriction, a new... more


NZ guest nights jump to a record in September on rise in international travelers

12 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose 1.1 percent to a record for a September month, driven by a rebound in ... more

Travel to NZ made easier for Indian business visitors

7 Nov 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse say Indian nationals travelling to New Zealand... more


Lydia Ko gets record LPGA haul - and a US$1.5m payday!

24 Nov 2014 Golf
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko was an instant millionaire even before she went into a three-way playoff Sunday in the... more

Valerie Adams named World Athlete of the Year

23 Nov 2014 Sport
New Zealand shot put star Valerie Adams has been named the World Athlete of the Year in Monaco this morning. Adams is the first Kiwi... more


Gordon Campbell on Rick Ellis as Te Papa’s new CEO

24 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism... more

Gordon Campbell on the SAS role against Islamic State, and Podemos

20 Nov 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Could this news report serve to explain – in a nutshell – why Prime Minister John Key has not ruled out the SAS... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to the Philippines announced

18 Nov 2014 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Strachan as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the... more

New High Commissioner to Malaysia

18 Nov 2014 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat John Subritzky as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Malaysia, to... more


Smiths City starts CEO search after Hellings signals exit

12 Nov 2014 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   Smiths City starts search for new CEO after Hellings signals exit By Paul McBeth Nov. 12 (BusinessDesk)... more

More than 600 take up 3K to Christchurch jobs

28 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Government’s 3K to Christchurch scheme is a winner with 633 unemployed people... more