Sport

Waikato cycling talent ready to impress

6 Mar 2014 Cycling
U Leisure Waikato talent ready to impress at the Avantidrome's first official event. Te Awamutu’s outdoor velodrome has been a massive stepping stone for developing local riders in the 23 strong Waikato... more

NZ Institute of Sport hosts international Rugby match v Westmont College (US)

5 Mar 2014 Rugby
NZIS is hosting the Westmont College RFC (USA) men’s team as part of their New Zealand tour 2014 tour. There will be an official welcome at the NZIS (Westpac Stadium Campus) on Thursday, 13th March, at... more

Paralympic debut could prove inspirational

5 Mar 2014 Sport
New Zealand's adaptive snowboard cross gold medal hopeful Carl Murphy is confident he can shrug off the anguish of an untimely injury and the personal pain of a seriously ill father to strike gold at the Sochi... more

Auckland Motorcycle Club: Fast and Furious at Round Four

5 Mar 2014 Sport
Auckland Motorcycle Club 4 March, 2014.Fast and Furious at Round FourFine weather greeted competitors at Round Four of the Auckland Motorcycle Club Summer Serieson Saturday at Hampton Downs. Three rounds of... more

Partnership recognised with award nomination

4 Mar 2014 Sport
(Tuesday March 4) A partnership that spans more than 10 programmes and events has seen Sport Southland and BNZ recognised at a national level for their ommercial partnership. Sport Southland and BNZ are... more

Cricket: O'Donnell comes into Auckland Aces 12 for Nelson

4 Mar 2014 Cricket
The Auckland Aces will welcome back New Zealand Under 19 captain Robbie O'Donnell for their trip to Nelson to take on the Central Stags in the second round of the Ford Trophy tomorrow. O'Donnell comes into the... more

Paralympic sport: Aiming to bowl the world over

4 Mar 2014 Sport
  Palmerston North athlete Greig ‘the surgeon’ Jackson has just received his golden ticket to compete at this years’ World Boccia Championships to be held in Beijing this... more

Mahindra back North Island Endurance Series

3 Mar 2014 Sport
North Island Endurance Series Mahindra back North Island Endurance SeriesThe new North Island Endurance Series has today confirmed global automotive manufacturer Mahindra as the title sponsor for the inaugural... more

Countdown’s on for best value winter fun at top ski areas

3 Mar 2014 Sport
NZSki Media Release from NZSki March 3 2014Countdown’s on for best value winter fun at New Zealand’s top ski areasWith a blast of cold weather and fresh snow on the mountains, Mother Nature’s friendly reminder... more

Welch returns to Shears stage and women’s win

2 Mar 2014 Sport
World record holding shearing mum Emily Welch returned to the stage of her most important competition moment to win last night’s invitation women’s shearing event at the Golden Shears in... more

St David’s Day triumph for Welsh at Golden Shears

2 Mar 2014 Sport
  They’d be calling it the St David’s Day Massacre after two Welsh shearers annihilated the more favoured New Zealanders to win Wales’ first two titles at the famed Golden Shears... more

Golden Shears, all results

2 Mar 2014 Sport
Results from the 54th Golden Shears International Shearing and Woolhandling Championships at Masterton on February 27-March 1, 2014: International: Transtasman Shearing Test (12 sheep): Australia 260.81pts... more

Rowland Smith retains Golden Shears title and heads for World Champs

2 Mar 2014 Sport
  Hawke’s Bay shearer Rowland Smith is setting his sights on becoming a World champion after successfully defending the Golden Shears Open shearing title in Masterton tonight. The 27-year-old, the TAB... more

Dimi Papadatos wins NZ Open

2 Mar 2014 Golf
 

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Henare homes in on World title bid

28 Feb 2014 Sport
Reigning World champion woolhandler Joel Henare has become a hot-favourite to defend his title in Ireland in May after qualifying for first place in a New Zealand team selection trial at the Golden Shears in... more

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News

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

17 Apr 2014 News
New Zealand Government 15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit ... more

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

16 Apr 2014 News
  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest... more

Business

Air NZ says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle in Oz

17 Apr 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand says claims withdrawn as other airlines settle over cargo cartel, seeks costs April 17 ... more

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

17 Apr 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
  Genesis Energy soars on debut, leading fellow energy companies higher April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the partially... more

Living

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

3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S

15 Apr 2014 Lifestyle
New Zealand movie ‘3 Mile Limit’ has won Best Feature Film at both the North Hollywood and Charleston International Film... more

Property

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

Migration

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

New Zealand immigration hits ten year high

28 Mar 2014 Migration
New statistics have shown net migration to New Zealand to be at a 10 year high, with China becoming the largest source of new... more

Travel

Chinese company to build $200M hotel on Auckland waterfront

16 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
  Company linked to one of China’s richest women to spend $200 mln on Auckland hotel April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Fu... more

SmartGate opens to arriving UK & US travellers

3 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today announced SmartGate is now open to United Kingdom and American travellers on arrival. The... more

Sport

Dan Carter: All Blacks's goal is back-to-back World Cups

17 Apr 2014 Rugby By Oliver Brown
New Zealand No 10 is loving his sabbatical, including a trip to the Masters, however his only motive is to return fit and fresh for... more

Seeds March to Quarters at Skycity NZ Badminton Open

17 Apr 2014 Sport
TOP SEEDS CONTINUE MARCH TO QUARTER FINALS AT SKYCITY NZ BADMINTON OPEN Top seeds dominated in this morning’s 3rd round... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: drone strikes & Judith Collins‘ last stand

17 Apr 2014 Opinion
Reportedly, US drone operators refer to their kills as "bug splat” - mainly because when the carnage is viewed on their... more

Gordon Campbell on the life & ACC work of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 Apr 2014 Opinion
With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the... more

Kiwi Success

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

Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious award

26 Mar 2014 People
NZ Alpine Club Kiwi alpinist is finalist for prestigious mountaineering award New Zealand Alpine Club President John Cocks has today... more

Recruitment

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