The Surgeon takes gold, good signs ahead

30 Jun 2014 Sport
Twenty athletes from across the North Island descended on Hamilton looking for crucial ranking points to help their chances ahead of the National Championships later this year. Following a week-long training... more

Emirates Team NZ: Erratic breeze taunts crews at St Petersburg

28 Jun 2014 Sailing
Emirates Team New Zealand update - Erratic breeze taunts crews at St PetersburgDay 2 of racing in St Petersburg for the Extreme Sailing Series was about as tough as they come for any race committee or sailing ... more

West Indies v BLACKCAPS

28 Jun 2014 Cricket
  A strong West Indies first innings is put on hold as rain ruins most of day two. WEST INDIES more

Cricket: NZ Black Caps all out for 293 - Windes make life tough on day one

27 Jun 2014 Cricket
Day one: BLACKCAPS 293 (James Neesham 78, Mark Craig 46*, Ross Taylor 45, Kane Williamson 43) lead West Indies 32-0 by 261 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Mid-innings wobbles again hit the BLACKCAPS as... more

ARL Premiership previews – June 28

27 Jun 2014 Sport
Auckland Rugby League 27/6/2014AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUEARL Premiership previews – June 28For Immediate ReleaseAppliance Shed Fox Memorial PremiershipThird meets fourth in the biggest Appliance Shed Fox Memorial... more

Roller Derby home season opens with a shakeup

27 Jun 2014 Sport
Richter City Roller Derby Roller Derby home season opens with a shakeupWellington’s Richter City Roller Derby league will host its home opener featuring all new team line-ups in a new venue on Saturday 12 July.... more

NZ's sporting culture to be showcased at World Masters Games 2017

27 Jun 2014 Sport
Athletes from around the world can now start planning their travel and training schedules for World Masters Games 2017. Today 28 sports and 45 disciplines have been confirmed into the sporting programme. Eight... more

Robyn Broughton to Return to Haier Pulse in 2015

26 Jun 2014 Sport
Haier Pulse Robyn Broughton will return for a fourth season at the helm of the Haier Pulse in 2015, having agreed terms for a contract renewal. She has coached the team to their best-ever results in the ANZ... more

Notting Hill Football BBQ

25 Jun 2014 Football
The Wellington Phoenix Football Club (which plays in the Australian A-League) is host for a series of matches against Newcastle United, West Ham United and Sydney FC late in July. The FA has sanctioned the matches... more

Walking Stars in Auckland CBD Night-Time Half Marathon

25 Jun 2014 Sport
Walking Stars Thousands Become Walking Stars in Auckland CBD Night-Time Half MarathonFundraising walk set to exceed targets and benefit cancer causesThe unique and dynamic cancer charities fundraiser Walking... more

Emirates Team New Zealand update

25 Jun 2014 Sailing
Emirates Team New Zealand chairman Dr Keith Turner says the team has now reached the point where it has the confidence to mount a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. The team has secured sufficient... more

All Blacks: McCaw played with broken rib

24 Jun 2014 Rugby
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw played the recent third test against England in Hamilton with a broken rib, coach Steve Hansen has revealed. Speaking to Martin Devlin on Radio Sport this morning, Hansen said... more

Wellington helps kick off Commonwealth Ceilidh

24 Jun 2014 Commonwealth Games
More than 150 Wellington people were among the first in the world to celebrate the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games at a global Scottish dance event. The Commonwealth Ceilidh relay travelled 29,370kms in 24... more

Join the fun with the Frocks on Bikes Bastille Day Ride

24 Jun 2014 Sport
Frocks on Bikes Auckland Frocks are back!That's right ladies, we are re-freshed, re-juvenated and re-inspired to help you facilitate and advocate for more cycle-friendly neighbourhoods. Our soft little... more

Football: Kiwi referee gets support after controversial offside goal ruling

23 Jun 2014 Football
New Zealand officials did a good job controlling their first football World Cup match, says a friend of the referee - and a controversial call only reflects the human element of sport.Peter O'Leary made his debut... more

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Better government digital services on way as plan approved

31 Jul 2014 News
All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working... more

Labour announces unemployment policy

30 Jul 2014 Politics
Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce ... more


NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ exporters should market more premium products to boost China sales, Boyd says By Tina Morrison July ... more

PledgeMe, Snowball Effect gain equity crowd-funding licences

31 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   FMA approves equity crowdfunding licence to PledgeMe and Snowball Effect By Suze Metherell July 31 ... more


Kiwi Beer and Cider to Star at Edinburgh Festival

31 Jul 2014 Food & Wine
Iconic Kiwi beer and cider brands, Monteith’s and Old Mout, will take centre stage at the 2014 Edinburgh International... more

Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more


NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more


UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more


NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more



31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
With four days of competition remaining, New Zealand has already equalled its medal haul from four years ago in Delhi, after another... more

2014 Commonwealth Games: ADAMS FIRST TO 600 - OF COURSE!

31 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter... more


Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more


3K to Christchurch working for Jobseekers

31 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says 157 people across the country have so far taken up the Government’s 3K to ... more

200 more training places for graduate nurses

30 Jul 2014 Recruitment
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the government will fund up to 200 additional training places for nurse graduates next... more