Sport

ASB’s Best Ball Boys in the World go global thanks to Venus

8 Jan 2015 ASB Tennis
ASB Classic ASB’s Best Ball Boys in the World go global thanks to Venus Williams A video featuring ASB’s best ball boys in the world: ball dogs, has gone viral after a tweet was shared by tennis... more

Incredible rider line-up confirmed

8 Jan 2015 Motor Sport
Thirty-one motorcycle racers from nine disciplines who collectively lay claim to over 250 national championships will converge on Taree Motorcycle Track on Saturday 17 January for the third annual Motul Pirelli... more

Eketahuna Ground Shaping up Well Ahead of Super Rugby Clash

8 Jan 2015 Rugby
The ground work is almost done, the seating has been arranged and supporters’ flags are flying high ahead of this month’s pre-season Super Rugby clash between the Hurricanes and Crusaders in ... more

BLACKCAPS ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 squad announced

8 Jan 2015 Cricket
The BLACKCAPS have today announced their squad of 15 players for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in New Zealand over February and March. BLACKCAPS Coach Mike Hesson announced the squad at Hagley Oval at 5pm... more

The ASB Classic has gone to the dogs

8 Jan 2015 ASB Tennis
ASB Classic Media Release7 January 2015The ASB Classic has gone to the dogs ASB is celebrating its love of tennis by finding the best ball boys in the world for the ASB Classic international tennis tournament.... more

Gold Medal Sweep for Adam Hall Ahead of First IPC World Cups

7 Jan 2015 Sport
Gold Medal Sweep for Adam Hall Ahead of First IPC World Cups of the Season Winter Park, U.S.A (6 January 2015) – NZ Paralympian Adam Hall has made an encouraging start to 2015 collecting four gold medals... more

Hard to Go Past The Ladies for WC Series Final

7 Jan 2015 Sport
Equestrian Sports New Zealand Hard to Go Past The Ladies for WC Series FinalThe Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup New Zealand series final is gearing up to be a battle royale between two of the nation’s top riders.Katie... more

David Nyika partners with Sportsfuel

7 Jan 2015 Sport
Sportsfuel Supplements FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHALBERG SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE AND COMMONWEALTH GOLD MEDALIST DAVID NYIKA PARTNERS WITH SPORTSFUEL IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIOHamilton,... more

Waka Ama riding a wave of popularity

7 Jan 2015 Sport
BlacklandPR Waka Ama riding a wave of popularity Waka Ama continues to ride a wave of popularity with a record number of paddlers signing up to compete at the 26thActivePost National Waka Ama Sprint... more

Hart Enjoys the Best of Both Worlds

7 Jan 2015 Motor Sport
Bikesport NZ Hart Enjoys the Best of Both Worlds JANUARY 7, 2015: There are those who would day you haven't really lived until you've tried super moto racing. Bay of Plenty's Duncan Hart is certainly one man who... more

Raval and Carl Cachopa rejoin Mondiale Aces

7 Jan 2015 Cricket
The Mondiale Auckland Aces have included batsmen Jeet Raval and Carl Cachopa in their 13 to take on the Central Stags in the Ford Trophy tomorrow. With the departure of Martin Guptill to the Blackcaps the... more

BLK extends partnership with Rugby powerhouse Manu Samoa

7 Jan 2015 Rugby
International sporting apparel brand BLK has today announced a continuation of its six year partnership with the Samoan Rugby Union. The partnership extension will see BLK provide the Samoan national rugby... more

Shearing record smashed by hot five in King Country woolshed

7 Jan 2015 Sport
The World five-stand strongwool lambshearing record for eight hours was smashed in the heat of a King Country woolshed today. Pio Pio contractor Mark Barrowcliffe’s gang peeled-off 2910 lambs, beating the... more

Gerry Harvey's NZ Thoroughbred unit extends losses

6 Jan 2015 Equestrian
By Jonathan Underhill Jan. 6 (BusinessDesk) - NZ Thoroughbred Holdings, Australian retailing billionaire Gerry Harvey's local bloodstock business, posted a wider full-year loss as the owner of Westbury Stud... more

App may be of interest to the Black Caps

5 Jan 2015 Cricket
A University of Canterbury cricket researcher has designed an app that may be of interest to the Black Caps. Carl Petersen, a lecturer in sports science who has written strength and conditioning papers that... more

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News

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

25 Jan 2015 News
Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and families as she has been a senior and much respected member of the... more

Dramatic photos: Fox Glacier's retreat causes valley to rise by a metre

26 Jan 2015 Environment
A series of photographs taken over 10 years has revealed the dramatic changes to one of New Zealand's most famous glaciers. The Massey... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 charts new record high, led by Spark

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a new record close as holidays in Auckland and Australia kept... more

NZ services sector activity ends 2014 on up note

26 Jan 2015 Business News
By Paul McBeth Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in December, led by wholesale trade and... more

Living

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

26 Jan 2015 Arts
Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay... more

Wellington SPCA Open Day

26 Jan 2015 Lifestyle
Wellington SPCA will be holding its second annual Open Day on Waitangi Day, February 6th, at its Newtown Animal Care, Education and... more

Property

Housing warning: It's an Ireland repeat

23 Jan 2015 Property
NZ expert sees factors behind Irish house crash happening here. Precisely the same factors that plunged Ireland into its housing... more

A building block for your future

21 Jan 2015 Property
A rare big block of Bay of Plenty development land in Ohauti, about 10 minutes' drive south of the Tauranga CBD, is to be auctioned... more

Migration

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Overstayer numbers at record low

22 Dec 2014 Migration
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. A... more

Travel

Fifteen New Zealand spots to visit in 2015

23 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Need some inspiration for the year ahead? Here are some brilliant things to do around the country. 1. Crankworx The world's... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence... more

Sport

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

26 Jan 2015 Equestrian
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today. The New Zealand Equine... more

Christy Prior Claims X Games Bronze Medal

26 Jan 2015 Sport
Aspen, USA, 25 January 2015 – Cardrona NZ snowboarder Christy Prior has this morning claimed New Zealand’s second medal... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Saudi Arabia and Islamic State

23 Jan 2015 Column
So the US has been holding talks in London this week with its 21 coalition allies, on how best to co-ordinate the military response... more

Gordon Campbell on the Greek election, and EU turmoil

22 Jan 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the election in Greece, and EU turmoil The election in Greece on Sunday –... more

Kiwi Success

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

16 Jan 2015 People
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese ... more

Graham Shaw, Peter Huljich join Pushpay board

13 Jan 2015 Appointments
By Suze Metherell Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Graham Shaw and Peter Huljich have joined Pushpay Holdings' board as part of the... more

Recruitment

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a... more