New meth contamination testing standards

New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say. “The... Read More

Bushmaster magazine 'tip of iceberg'

A lost and found Police M4 Bushmaster rifle magazine, shows how the Police Association is wrong to target legal firearms owners while wanting to arm “all” police. “While the M4 Bushmaster magazine has been thankfully recovered, if this... Read More

PM accused of misleading house

Bill English's attempt to restore his damaged credibility over the Todd Barclay affair has backfired after his claim to have "reported" Mr Barclay's actions to Police has proven not to be true, says Labour MP for Wellington Central Grant... Read More

Passchendaele tie

Wellington's Neakiry Kivi and Tauranga's Amanda Yang are the two year 13 students to jointly take out this year's Battle of Passchendaele Multi-media Competition, says Minister for Veterans Affairs David Bennett. Neakiry, from Samuel... Read More

Dunne speaks on Pike River

Like most New Zealanders, I was shocked that November weekend in 2010 when the reality struck that 29 men had perished in the Pike River Mine. My initial reaction was like that of so many people – that everything possible should be done to retrieve... Read More

National slowly killing rail

KiwiRail's new Chinese-built locomotives are proving to be duds, says New Zealand First. “These new locomotives have to be limited to 80 kilometres an hour, they're unsuitable on New Zealand's rough tracks,” says New Zealand... Read More

Disability Rights Commissioner appointed

Disability advocate and former paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission's next Disability Rights Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. The position of Disabilities Rights Commissioner... Read More

Tap turned ‘on’ for Gisborne water

A trial project to recharge the Makauri aquifer near Gisborne and deliver an economic boost to the region has been officially started by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today. “This aquifer is crucial to the local economy but water availability... Read More

Bill English needs to come clean

Bill English needs to explain why he failed to be upfront with the public over the actions of Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay, following revelations that he knew about the secretly recorded conversations in the MP's electorate office, says Labour... Read More

Budget stuff up short changes DHBs

Jonathan Coleman must come clean and answer questions about what actual funding DHBs received in Budget 2017, says Labour Health Spokesperson David Clark.  “Sources have revealed that Jonathan Coleman has stuffed up the funding allocations... Read More



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