Sport

Torbay Sailing Club to host sailing at World Masters Games 2

5 Dec 2014 Sailing
The Torbay Sailing Club on Auckland’s North Shore was announced today as the host competition venue for sailing at the World Masters Games 2017. The host Club for sailing was revealed as part of a wider... more

Munro and De Grandhomme back for semi-finals

5 Dec 2014 Sport
Auckland Cricket 5 December 2014Munro and De Grandhomme back for semi-finalsThe Mondiale Auckland Aces will have the considerable talents of their two Colin’s - Munro and de Grandhomme – back for their Georgie... more

Warriner Lines up at Sovereign Tinman

4 Dec 2014 Sport
Triathlon New Zealand Media Release from Triathlon New Zealand, for more information visit www.triathlon.kiwi orwww.sovereigntriseries.kiwi Warriner Lines u... more

ANZ Championship rule amendment to draws and points

4 Dec 2014 Sport
ANZ Championship Netball 4 December 2014ANZ Championship rule amendment to draws and pointsThe ANZ Championship wishes to advise that the TTNL Board has endorsed an amendment to rules in relation to match... more

Former Pulse Captain Gets Assistant Coach Role

4 Dec 2014 Sport
Joint Press Release Former Pulse Captain Gets Assistant Coach Role4 December 2014Netball Central Zone is delighted to announce the appointment of former Pulse and Samoa captain Frances Solia as the new Central... more

Samoan Softballers A Challenge To Black Sox & Australia

4 Dec 2014 Sport
Softball New Zealand Samoan Softballers A Challenge To Black Sox & AustraliaDon’t expect Samoa to be easy beats at the upcoming ISF Oceania Softball Qualifiers December 12-13 at Rosedale Park, Albany in... more

Paralympic swimmer wins national award

4 Dec 2014 Swimming
Attitude Trust Paralympic swimmer wins national award Champion Paralympic swimmer Mary Fisher (21) has won the Attitude ACC Supreme Award at the 2014 Attitude Awards on December 3 – World Disability... more

Heineken Open offers strongest line-up yet, including seven Top 20 players

3 Dec 2014 Sport
Organisers of the Heineken Open have today announced the strongest event line-up, with seven of the Top 20 players in the world set to converge on Auckland this January. Joining the already announced four-time... more

Celebrating New Zealand’s sports volunteers

3 Dec 2014 Sport
New Zealand Government Celebrating New Zealand’s sports volunteersSport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is important to recognise the role of sports volunteers as part of celebrating... more

Decorated Silver Fern Steps into the Triathlon Unknown

3 Dec 2014 Multisport
Laura Langman knows what it takes to achieve in international sport, since 2005 Langman has been an ever-present in the Silver Ferns, controlling the mid court and establishing herself as one of the... more

Nation Holds Its Breath as Trubridge Misses World Record

3 Dec 2014 Sport
New Zealanders nationwide held their breath in anticipation as fellow Kiwi William Trubridge attempted to break his own unassisted free dive world record. The 15-times world record holder’s existing... more

Emirates Team NZ update - Bermuda gets the nod for 2017 America's Cup

3 Dec 2014 Sailing
Emirates Team New Zealand said today that Bermuda, selected as the venue for the 35th America’s Cup match, has the capacity, the experience and the will to run a successful event in 2017. Emirates Team ... more

2014 Fitness Industry Awards Winners Announced

3 Dec 2014 Sport
Exercise Association of New Zealand MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2014 Fitness Industry Awards Winners AnnouncedPDF With Full List Of WinnersAfter seeing the largest, and most competitive field of... more

Christchurch takes top spot at NZ Fitness Industry Awards

3 Dec 2014 Sport
Exercise Association of New Zealand MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Christchurch takes out top spot at the 2014 New Zealand Fitness Industry Awards!Christchurch picked up a whopping SIX awards at the 2014... more

Auckland wins 11 Awards at the Fitness Industry Awards

3 Dec 2014 Sport
Exercise Association of New Zealand 29th November 2013MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Auckland wins 11 Awards at the Fitness Industry Awards!Auckland has won 11 awards at this years NZ Fitness Industry... more

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News

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

19 Dec 2014 News
Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport... more

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

19 Dec 2014 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’... more

Business

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

19 Dec 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as... more

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

Living

New access system for Te Urewera

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te... more

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

19 Dec 2014 Lifestyle
Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone,... 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
Immigration rises to a fresh record, fuelled by returning kiwis, Indian students By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

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

19 Dec 2014 Migration
By Suze Metherell Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Britannia Financial Services, a UK pension transfer agency whose advertisements feature... 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

Top local athletes to compete at Colgate Games in Wellington

19 Dec 2014 Sport
The Colgate Games, New Zealand’s biggest annual children’s track and field athletics event, will be held in... more

Badminton Names Bulk of Junior Team for Oceania Champs

19 Dec 2014 Sport
For a number of New Zealand’s brightest young Badminton prospects Christmas and the New Year holiday period just got a little... 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

Job ads trending down, says ANZ survey

19 Dec 2014 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Total job advertising has taken an end-of-year dip, falling 0.1 per cent in November after seasonal adjustments,... more

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