Sport

Thayer and Grant Complete Exciting Tactix Roster

15 Aug 2014 Netball
The re-signing of defender Louise Thayer and mid-courter Keshia Grant has finalised the Mainland Tactix roster of 12 players for the 2015 ANZ Championship season. Both Thayer and Grant signed on the dotted line... more

Haka benefits the All Blacks on and off the field

15 Aug 2014 Rugby
Former All Black rugby player Dallas Seymour says using the haka as a form of pre-match expression benefits the All Blacks, on and off the field. The All Blacks will perform the haka against the Wallabies before... more

Tone-Fitzpatrick and Loveday sign with the Northern Mystics

15 Aug 2014 Sport
Netball New Zealand Tone-Fitzpatrick and Loveday sign with the Northern Mystics15 August 2014New Zealand representative netballer Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick will return to the Northern Mystics next year.The... more

After Commonwealth Wins, SKY NEXT Adds Three New Athletes

15 Aug 2014 Sport
Following a golden Commonwealth Games, SKY has added three new athletes to its successful SKY NEXT programme. There are now 18 SKY NEXT athletes who are given guidance and financial support to help them achieve ... more

NZ Championship on the line in ASKO Endurance Series

15 Aug 2014 Motor Sport
South Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club NZ Championship on the line in ASKO Endurance Series With only 6 weeks to go until the 2014 ASKO South Island Endurance Series bursts into life, the Series again has a... more

All Blacks have peaked, says England great

15 Aug 2014 Rugby
The All Blacks will get beaten this year - perhaps even tomorrow night in Sydney - Richie McCaw needs to step aside and the Springboks will win the Rugby Championship. Well that's the view of former England great... more

NZ Government support secures Games

14 Aug 2014 Sport
Winter Games NZ The goverment has confirmed its support for Winter Games NZ until 2017, securing the world class winter sports competition for New Zealand and international athletes in the lead up to the 2018... more

New trail marathon confirms Rotorua’s position on world map

14 Aug 2014 Sport
Tarawera Trail Marathon   Photo caption: A runner at the Tarawera Ultramarathon Fun Run through Te Whakarewarewa Valley earlier this year – the Tarawera Trail Marathon will start at the wor... more

NZRL, Warriors unite to foster youth

14 Aug 2014 Rugby League
New Zealand Rugby League NZRL, Warriors unite to foster youth   New Zealand Rugby League and the Vodafone Warriors are officially joining forces to develop the game’s local talent. The two near ... more

Roller Derby season final goes old school!

14 Aug 2014 Sport
Wellington’s Richter City Roller Derby league’s home season final on Saturday 30 August will see Richter’s original home teams Smash Malice and Brutal Pageant meet in a final showdown for the... more

Race to the Sky motorsport event to return in 2015

13 Aug 2014 Motor Sport
Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell today (August 13 2014) announced New Zealand’s iconic Race to the Sky motorsport hill climb will return next year under new management after an eight year... more

Cultural meaning of rituals in NZ rugby

13 Aug 2014 Rugby
University of Canterbury The All Blacks haka and the cultural meaning of rituals in NZ rugby   August 13, 2014   Rituals in sport go far behind the All Blacks’ haka which will be performed in the ... more

Bringing Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling back to Chch

12 Aug 2014 Cycling
Organisers have plans to bring the Benchmark Homes Festival of Cycling back to Christchurch to inject some international cycling racing action back into the city which they say will have some real benefits for ... more

Search begins for Waikato’s top sportspeople

12 Aug 2014 Sport
Sport Waikato’s hunt for the Waikato’s top sportspeople and officials is on again. Nominations for the 2014 District Sports Awards are now open and Sport Waikato community sport manager Roseanne ... more

BMW race car up for grabs in scholarship quest

12 Aug 2014 Motor Sport
New Zealand’s largest one-make car race category, the BMW Race Driver Series, has added a scholarship path to its growing line-up of entrants for the coming 2014/2015 season. Appealing to aspiring race... more

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News

Maori Battalion’s legacy to be preserved

2 Sep 2014 News
New Zealand Government Hekia Parata 2 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Maori Battalion’s legacy to be preserved The history of the legendary... more

Funding for Northland, Auckland, Waikato freshwater project

2 Sep 2014 News
New Zealand Government Amy Adams 2 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Govt funding for Northland, Auckland, Waikato freshwater project Environment ... more

Business

SFO charges MightyRiverPower engineer with $2 mln fraud

2 Sep 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   SFO charges MightyRiverPower engineer with $2 mln fraud By Paul McBeth Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The ... more

NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high in 2nd quarter

1 Sep 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high as cheaper imports offset falling exports Sept. 1... more

Living

Crowdfunding sought for Lee Tamahori to make second NZ film

2 Sep 2014 Lifestyle
The Patriarch PRESS RELEASE: Crowdfunding sought for Lee Tamahori to return home and make second New Zealand film 2 SEPTEMBER... more

‘Best trumpet player in the galaxy’ returns

1 Sep 2014 Lifestyle
NZ Symphony Orchestra 1 September 2014 - NZSO Media Release for immediate release The ‘best trumpet player in the ... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Jetstar loses ground in NZ as Qantas plunges to A$2.84B loss

28 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar, the discount unit of Australian airline Qantas Airways, lost ground in New Zealand, while claiming... more

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Sport

Vaulting and Showjumping take Centre Stage at WEG

2 Sep 2014 Sport
Equestrian Sports New Zealand Vaulting and Showjumping take Centre Stage at WEG New Zealand representatives in vaulting and... more

Haier Pulse to Begin 2015 With Toughest Trip of All

2 Sep 2014 Netball
The Haier Pulse will once again face the reigning champions in the first round of the ANZ Championship, with a trip to Melbourne to... more

Columns

Martin Doyle cartoon: Wrong arm of the law

2 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle cartoon: Wrong arm of the law   more

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy

1 Sep 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more