A hoax website was created by the Greenpeace activists as a measure of protest against deep sea oil drilling.
An identical website of Energy Minister Simon Bridges official government page was created which when opened cover the screen with a black cloud swirling across leaving it completely black except for a message against oil drilling. The cloud represented an oil spill spreading across the sea.
Barry Eichengreen, the U. S. economics professor says Australia and New Zealand could consider a common currency to address concern over their exchange rates as overvalued.
He said, "Monetary union between Australia and New Zealand is an interesting possibility to contemplate."
The Government has established that New Zealand emitters with obligations under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) will only be able to use internationally traded Kyoto Protocol emission units to meet their ETS obligations only till May 2015.
Today the Government awarded 10 new oil and gas exploration permits as a result of this year's "block offer".
Statoil, Norwegian oil giant and Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Australia's largest independent oil company, are joining the hunt for oil and gas in New Zealand.
The New Zealand government's plan to upgrade the country's predominantly slow Internet service is facing some difficulty after accountants established the fact that the main contractor has come across some financial problems.
However, Prime Minister John Key said that the schedule for the ultra-fast broadband rollout will not be changed, despite a report saying Chorus is not delivering on its contracts.
It has happened for the first time that PSA-V, the kiwifruit vine-killing disease, has been found in a kiwifruit orchard in Kumeu.
In order to control the situation, authorities concerned have quarantined the radius of 10 km around the infected orchard, which is near Auckland. Chief executive Barry O'Neil has affirmed that it is quite upsetting to know about the incident that has taken place.
This seems something good for the little kiwis. According to a new report, New Zealand government has decided to spend more money on the health of kids. The New Zealand government's health select committee wants 90% of the pregnant women must visit to their doctors in order to have healthy baby.
According to New Zealand Post, a new motorbike plan is not more than a dark horse for it as it is not likely to act as a saver of jobs in the segment.
The proposal says that more motorbikes should be brought in use so that postal deliveries are made easily. Since, it was declared the previous week by the state-run enterprise that the number of deliveries would be cut by 50% for urban areas.
Vodafone NZ submits application for clearance to acquire management rights to 700 MHz radio spectrum
The Commerce Commission has revealed that Vodafone New Zealand Limited has submitted an application for potentially acquiring blocks of the new mobile 700 MHz radio spectrum which the Government will be auctioning this month.
The auction - which is scheduled to commence on October 29 - will comprise nine blocks of `5 MHz paired spectrum' in the 700 MHz band.
Last Wednesday, around 15,000 litres of oil got mixed in the clean tap water system of central North Island town of Raetihi. The incident took place when the pipe got disconnected from a storage tank at the Turoa ski field.
The incident led to the shutting off water supply. It is been a week now and the local population have been storing the water for their daily from a water tanker parked outside the main street.
Claiming a world first for the creation of a webpage built in mid-air, two New Zealand designers - Chris Hirst and Leo Zhao - have revealed that they created a webpage during their 8,000-foot skydiving exploit.
After gaining the essential approvals, Air New Zealand, the national carrier, plans to increase its stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to 25.9%. The rise in stake could happen after strengthening its presence in the Australian market.
The Auditor-General is called by the opposition parties to inspect that how Solid Energy has landed in such an enormous mess.
An after-tax loss of more than $335 million dollars for the 12 months ending June has been reported by the state-owned mining company.
The state-owned coal miner is in debt of $381 million and is discussing with its bankers to make an effort in securing a deal to decrease it.
According to a new research by a top health insurance company, men and women need to insure themselves differently.
A survey was done by the Southern Cross for top five surgical claims for both men and women having age group from 20 to 70 years and above.
After taking a leap at start of the day, the New Zealand dollar held its gains. This happened when the Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler, announced that interest rates would be increased by him more aggressively if mortgage lending limits don't control rise in prices of houses.
Controversial Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is launching a new advertising campaign with New Zealand Internet service provider (ISP) Orcon. The campaign is essentially aimed at supporting cheaper, faster and unlimited broadband in the country.
Vodafone New Zealand recently reported that its full-year profit had plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million; marking the lowest annual profit for the company in the last 11 years.
At an annual conference in Auckland this afternoon, new trawling technology, which is billed as `the future of sustainable fishing', has been unveiled to the New Zealand seafood industry.
The system uses a large and flexible PVC tube instead of a traditional mesh trawling net. This system has been in development of this country for almost 10 years now.
As per new reports, maximum numbers of voters are against the new home loan restrictions which are imposed on them.
According to the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll, about 57% of the people said that they are not in the favor of the policy, 38% of the people support the policy and the rest 5% said that they have no issues with the loan restrictions.
The New Zealand Dollar was relieved a little after a hiked forecast by Fonterra Cooperative Group. Fonterra group is the largest kiwi exporter.
The New Zealand currency was trading at 83.33 US cents, which was at 83.11 US cents earlier. After the announcement, weighted index also dipped from 77.86 to 77.61.