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

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



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