By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets)
New Zealand’s ranking in a just-published report as 28th of 34 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in terms of the burden to the economy due to environmental policies highlights the importance of reforming the Resource Management Act, Environment Minister Dr
Yealands Wine Group has been named as New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). The prestigious title was collected by Simon Kelly, European Director of Sales, at the awards evening held in London overnight.
The sun is finally out, the pÅhutukawa trees are ready to bloom and the summer season is about to kick off in Silo Park at Wynyard Quarter.
Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand has upgraded its diplomatic mission in Yangon, Myanmar to a full Embassy.
"Our relationship with Myanmar has been developing quickly in response to the political and economic reforms initiated there in 2011," Mr Key says.
Wynyard Group a market leader in crime fighting software used by government agencies and financial organisations has won a contract with leading narcotics agency, Office of Narcotic Control Board (ONCB), to assist the Royal Thai Government in its work to protect its citizens from transnational cr
Nurses, midwives and health care assistants are welcoming a report about health workforce planning released yesterday. The report, by Health Workforce NZ, outlines the state of the health workforce now and makes some predictions about future health workforce needs.
Fletcher Building Limited advises that Gene Tilbrook has indicated he will retire as a director of the company and as a director of Fletcher Building Industries Limited, with effect from the first quarter of 2015.
Defender Tommy Smith is looking forward to an exciting future with the All Whites after getting into camp with the team ahead of Saturday’s international clash with China in Nanchang.
TVNZ has unveiled a powerhouse programming catalogue for 2015 featuring a choice of quality shows for viewers every night of the week.
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in Auckland, as part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme, is an important example of partnership between Government and community organisations.
The Reserve Bank Governor has admitted he had to keep loan to value mortgage restrictions in place because the Government’s attempts to increase housing has fallen ‘a long way short’, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
The Reserve Bank confirmed today Auckland house prices will continue to soar while the government allows wholesale immigration, says New Zealand First.
Land Information Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the removal of aquatic hornwort from Lake Karapiro, saying it will enhance the health of this nationally significant lake.
Queenstown’s retail offering just got even better with the announcement four new businesses will open in April next year as part of stage two at The Landing development in Frankton.
A canny combination of speed and consistency gave Taranaki racer Brad Still the edge in the 125cc Rotax Max Light class at the opening round of the new-look Bayleys WPKA Goldstar kart series in Wellington over the weekend.
Disgraced former Cabinet Minister Judith Collins must explain why she appears to have tried to hide Official Information Act requests she fulfilled for Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, Labour MP Megan Woods says.
National guest nights for September 2014 were 6.2 percent higher than in September 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the sixth consecutive month of rises.
Dr Tom Morton has won the Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) Clinicians Challenge 2014 with his innovative Emergency Department (ED) at a Glance system developed in Nelson Hospital.
Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury will undertake a soil testing programme at a Darfield subdivision to establish whether properties may be affected by historic land contamination.