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New Zealand artist hopes airbrushed tattoos will give sick kids confidence boost

ABC Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
A New Zealand artist is hoping to give sick kids a confidence boost by offering temporary airbrushed tattoos to children at an Auckland hospital.

New Zealand Immigration Boom Makes Its Books Harder to Balance

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
New Zealand's net immigration climbed to 68,110 people in the year through April, as more workers and students arrive and fewer Kiwis move to Australia.
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Motels, debt and a crisis of conscience

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
The causes of homelessness and need for emergency housing are complex, but the common thread is poverty. And no place to turn. At the end of the tether, society decides whether to simply let it happen, or to care and act.

New Zealand kiwi fruit exporter breaks records

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
The total fruit and service payment to growers for New Zealand-grown fruit increased 22 percent on the previous year to NZ$1.143 billion ($769.58 million), with average return per hectare reaching a record NZ$60,758. According to McBride, total sales ...
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Twigg qualifies for Rio but heartbreak for other crews

Radio New Zealand - ‎6 hours ago‎
The New Zealand single sculler Emma Twigg has qualified for the Rio Olympics at the last chance qualifying regatta in Lucerne but there's been heartbreak for four other crews.

New Zealand reaps fibre benefits as copper-choked UK risks digital exclusion - ‎12 hours ago‎
Fibre in New Zealand is providing first-class broadband and mobile coverage throughout the country. The Kiwis' policy has been to replace fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) with FTTP to 75% of the population, with an open access policy for everyone, backed up by ...
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South Aussie cruisers can head straight for New Zealand

The Advertiser - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The 17-night round trip to New Zealand will depart from Outer Harbor on January 8, 2018 as cruise lines scramble to meet growing demand from South Australians who want to sail and return from a port close to home.
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Opinion: John Key's Govt has failed New Zealand on housing

Newshub - ‎2 hours ago‎
The verdict is in: John Key's government has failed the New Zealand public when it comes to controlling the housing market.

Nervous wait for budget services in funding shakeup

Radio New Zealand - ‎5 hours ago‎
"They have to be very careful that they don't damage the goodwill in the New Zealand community that is giving services to all sorts of people.
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NZ needs 26 new hotels

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Government research has found an extra 26 hotels are needed over the next decade to cope with the visitor boom. As reported in the Herald last month, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has in place a programme,"Project Palace," to speed up private ...

What's Happening to Spark New Zealand Ltd's Share Price?

Daily Reckoning - Australian Edition - ‎20 hours ago‎
Spark New Zealand Ltd [ASX:SPK] used to be known as the Telecom Corporation of New Zealand before rebranding as Spark back in 2014.
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Matildas coach signs long term contract, names squad for New Zealand series

The Roar - ‎22 hours ago‎
Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic has named a 20-player squad in preparation for the Rio Games farewell series against New Zealand. He also cemented himself in his role by signing a new four-year contract. Stajcic was initially appointed as interim ...
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Police 'bungled' chance to find man

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
A police search for a man who went missing from a mental health facility and drowned was like a black comedy of errors and missed opportunities, his family says.

New Zealand's longest-married couple celebrate 100 years - ‎21 hours ago‎
Together for 81 years, Jeram and Ganga Ravji of Mt Roskill were named New Zealand's longest-married couple by lobby group Family First earlier this year.
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New Zealand's top 5 favourite broadcasters of all-time - ‎May 23, 2016‎
NZ On Screen Content Director Irene Gardiner selects New Zealand's Top 5 favourite broadcasters of all time. Our long-serving broadcasters have a habit of working their way into viewers' hearts and minds in a surprisingly intense way, so the task of ...

An A to Z of New Zealand food and wine

Herald Sun - ‎May 21, 2016‎
CROSSING the Ditch to New Zealand no longer means a step back in culinary time. Our trans-Tasman neighbour is right up with modern food trends so food lovers will find artisan products, farm-to-fork dining, Asian/fusion/local/seasonal and organic yada ...

Houzz Launches in New Zealand - ‎May 23, 2016‎
NEW ZEALAND, May 24, 2016 - Houzz Inc., the world's leading platform for home renovation and design, has launched a dedicated New Zealand site,, and apps for Kiwi iOS and Android users - specifically tailored for the New Zealand market.
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High level of HIV diagnoses in New Zealand persists in 2015

Medical Xpress - ‎12 hours ago‎
224 people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand in 2015—a similarly high figure to last year—according to data released today by the AIDS Epidemiology Group based at the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago.

Fears for rugby's future in Auckland

Radio New Zealand - ‎6 hours ago‎
Rugby has long been regarded as New Zealand's national game but the sports's leaders fears the sport could become irrelevant in the country's biggest city.

Final Shots: Hulu Acquires New Zealand Drama Series 'Filthy Rich' For U.S. Debut

Decider - ‎3 hours ago‎
Hulu has acquired New Zealand drama series Filthy Rich for a U.S. debut. According to the New Zealand Herald, the 20-episode first season was purchased for an undisclosed sum.