15 indicators to help monitor obesity

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a set of indicators will be published annually to help monitor the progress being made to reduce childhood obesity in New Zealand.  “Obesity is a serious issue threatening the health of young New Zealanders,which... Read More

Poroporoaki – Piriniha ‘Prince’ Ferris

  Tangi moke ana mātou te Paati Maori ki te ngarohanga o to tatou Papa e Prince Ferris.  The Maori Party joins with Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Ruataupare to mourn the loss today of Piriniha ‘Prince' Ferris.  “News of... Read More

Health pay equity now law

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill to implement a historic pay equity settlement for 55,000 of the health sector's lowest paid workers passed into law today with unanimous support from across the House. The Care and Support Worker... Read More

Todd opposes End of Life Bill

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller today confirmed his opposition to David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill that has been drawn from the Members' Ballot. “This debate is going to open up profound ethical issues and there will be a broad... Read More

Motel bill blow-out

Minister Amy Adams admitted at select committee that National has now spent $22m on putting homeless families in motels as it fails to deliver the emergency housing places it promised, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “In just seven... Read More

Police go begging to pay wages

Cash-strapped police have been so desperate to get money to pay wages for their staff they had to go cap in hand to get money from the State Sector slush fund, says New Zealand First Police Spokesperson Ron Mark. “Official information NZ First... Read More

Too few Kiwis will see matches live

New Zealand First welcomes the British and Irish Lions and their supporters to our country but is disappointed so few New Zealanders will be able to see them play live, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.  “All... Read More

Minister welcomes report on native birds

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report on saving New Zealand's native birds and her endorsement of Predator Free 2050.   “Dr Jan Wright identifies a broad... Read More

NZ welcomes Australian Governor-General

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the Australian Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, will make a State visit to New Zealand next week.  Sir Peter will be accompanied by his wife, Lady Cosgrove, while here from Wednesday, May 31, to Saturday,... Read More

He Tohu exhibition officially opened

A new permanent exhibition of three nation-building constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa / New Zealand was officially opened at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa today. The He Tohu exhibition, which opens to the... Read More



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