Former shearing champ Avery returns as Open hope in Te Kuiti

28 Mar 2014 Sport
Former World shearing champion Paul Avery has grabbed a slim chance of representing his country again by qualifying for the quarterfinals of the New Zealand Open shearing championship in Te Kuiti. But it was a... more

Schoolboy Puna wins another shears title

28 Mar 2014 Sport
Manawatu high school student Connor Puha celebrated another successful day away from the classroom by winning the national Novice shearing final in Te Kuiti. The first title decided at the three-day ... more

Forceful approach pays off for BNT V8 SuperTourers racer

28 Mar 2014 Motor Sport
Racing driver Dominic Storey believes a bit of aggression will help him achieve his goal of racing V8 Supercars in Australia. The 24-year-old from Remuera in Auckland is in his second season in New ... more

Haier Pulse’s Biggest Challenge Comes from Within

28 Mar 2014 Netball
Haier Pulse Haier Pulse’s Biggest Challenge Comes from Within, says Agbeze 28 March 2014 Haier Pulse’s England star Ama Agbeze is looking forward to this Monday’s game against the New South... more

Reid Is Challenged After He Crosses Finish Line in Gisborne

28 Mar 2014 Sport
Triathlon New Zealand 27 March 2014 Reid Is Challenged After He Crosses the Finish Line in Gisborne Tayler Reid received a truly special welcome as he crossed the line to win back to back National School... more

Medical update on Piri Weepu

27 Mar 2014 Rugby
Auckland Blues halfback Piri Weepu is out of Investec Super Rugby for at least four weeks after expert diagnosis this week determined he had recently suffered a minor stroke.The 30-year-old had a scan on Monday... more

Superbike ace to miss championship final

27 Mar 2014 Sport
Motorcycling New Zealand aMedia release from Motorcycling New Zealand Thursday 27 MarchSuperbike ace to miss championship finalSuperbike star Dennis Charlett is upset that his main championship... more

Aussie McFadden joins Kiwis camp

27 Mar 2014 Rugby League
NZ Warriors assistant coach Andrew McFadden will fill that same role for the NZ Kiwis at the Anzac Test against Australia in Sydney on May 2. Embodying the Anzac spirit, Aussie-born McFadden will have Kiwis... more

Fagan despairs as big shearing champs loom

27 Mar 2014 Sport
Shearing Sports New Zealand March 26, 2014 Fagan despairs as big shearing champs loom Multiple World, Golden Shears and national shearing champion David Fagan is giving-up hope on one of his dreams - that he... more

Nightingale flies high with Dragons

26 Mar 2014 Rugby League
St George Illawarra wing Jason Nightingale has ridden his team’s surprise unbeaten run to produce one of this week’s best Kiwi performances in the NRL. The Dragons finished two spots off the bottom... more

Former World Number One Players Confirm

26 Mar 2014 Sport
The SKYCITY New Zealand Badminton Open has scored a coup with two former world number one ranked players and a former world number three all confirming entry for the April 15 – 19 tournament at the North... more

Jonah Lomu to Attend Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon

26 Mar 2014 Sport
Lomu joins ambassadors Alison Shanks and Maddie Dillon Jonah Lomu will be at the North Shore Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon to support Kiwi kids giving it a TRY. Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Ambassador and rugby... more

New Zealand Rugby announces $2.9 million profit for 2013

25 Mar 2014 Rugby
•    Second successive annual profit•    Cash reserves improve to $63.7 million•    All 14 ITM Cup Unions report 2013 profitNew Zealand Rugby today... more

All Blacks' longest serving supporter back for more

25 Mar 2014 Rugby
Steinlager, the All Blacks longest serving sponsor, has renewed its partnership with the team through to 2019.The sponsorship agreement also secures naming rights to the three Test match Steinlager Series in 2014,... more

Exotic Lotus models make CRC Speedshow debut

25 Mar 2014 Motor Sport
CRC Speedshow CRC SpeedshowMedia release25 March 2014Exotic Lotus models make CRC Speedshow debutFresh from making its official debut in New Zealand with its first-ever dedicated dealership in Auckland,... more

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East Coast Iwi concerned over future of country’s oldest wharenui

23 Apr 2014 News
An East Coast iwi says they are concerned the Crown has not made good on its promise to return their wharenui – the oldest... more

EU/NZ renewable energy mission to the Pacific

22 Apr 2014 News
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a... more


Equity crowd funding carries risks, high failure rate

23 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Equity crowd funding, latest step in much-hyped social capital, carries risks, high failure rate By... more

NZ dollar edges up as RBNZ rate review eyed

22 Apr 2014 Business News By Paul McBeth
  NZ dollar edges up as local trading resumes, RBNZ rate review eyed April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up... more


NZ film wins mention at Sunset film festival

22 Apr 2014 Entertainment
Film and Stage Producer/Director Craig Hutchison, is pleased to be representing New Zealand at the Sunset Film Festival in Los ... more

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


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


NZ migration rises to 11-year high in March as fewer kiwis leave for Australia

23 Apr 2014 Migration By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to an 11-year high in March, the second-highest gain on record, as fewer... more

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


Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return... more


NZ Canoe Sprint Team Heads to Milan for World Cup

22 Apr 2014 Sport
The New Zealand Open team departs today to commence their World Cup campaign in Europe. Their first assault will be on the ICF Canoe... more

Top Results for Kiwi youth sailors in Britain

22 Apr 2014 Sport
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in... more


Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

23 Apr 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and... more

Mind-set, meaning & moderation in optimal health

20 Apr 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to Wellness: Part Two   To misquote Aristotle ‘We are what we repeatedly do, wellness then is... more

Kiwi Success

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

23 Apr 2014 Appointments
Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The... more

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


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