Disney film Moana released in Maori

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the first screening of the block buster movie, Moana in te reo Māori.  The animated film has been re-voiced in the Māori language and will be released in cinemas around Aotearoa. “This... Read More

National releases updated policy costing

The National Party has today released an updated summary of its 2017 election campaign announcements and their impact on future budgeted expenditure. "The policy announcements we have made since 12 August up until yesterday have a total effect on the... Read More

Transport system for a growing NZ

National is committed to building the infrastructure and transport system New Zealand needs to ensure our ongoing economic prosperity is secured, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “In Auckland, the commercial capital of... Read More

Labour still hiding its real plan

The Labour Party needs to be much more upfront with New Zealanders than it is being in its so-called 100 day plan, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. "What's most noticeable about this piece of paper is the things Labour has failed... Read More

Minister welcomes Maori Language Week

Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has issued a challenge for the 42nd Maori Language Week which starts today. “Use Maori Language Week to make a change in your life that lasts well beyond the week,” Mr Flavell says. “No... Read More

Understanding of 'unanimous'

The Speaker, David Carter, has a strange understanding of the word ‘unanimous agreement', given two political parties, NZ First and United Future, have called for the public release of Sir Maarten Wevers' report, which led to Martin... Read More

ACT welcomes ridesharing recogntion

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes the passage of legislation to ensure international ridesharing facilitators can operate in New Zealand. “Too often, red tape prevents consumers from enjoying the benefits of new technology, and suppresses further... Read More

Peters challenges station sale

The government's farmer Landcorp favoured a Chinese bidder ahead of a local Southland farmer to buy Jericho Station for the sake of an extra $200,000, says New Zealand First leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Winston Peters. “The... Read More

Auckland transport option suppressed

A newly-revealed un-redacted report into options for Auckland freight movement shows the Government has been actively trying to suppress more efficient and cost-effective options to construct a third rail line, says Labour's Transport spokesperson... Read More

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



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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