NZ medical staff & measles vaccines going to Samoa

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced that at the request of the Samoan Government, New Zealand will be providing further support to Samoa as... Read More

NZ space economy worth $1.69 billion

A new report has found New Zealand’s space sector contributed $1.69 billion to the economy in the last financial year and employs 12,000 people,... Read More

Bowel Screening hits halfway point

The roll out of the National Bowel Screening Programme has reached the halfway mark, with 10 out of 20 District Health Boards now part of the programme.... Read More

BOP MP‘s bill passes with unanimous support

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller’s Members’ Bill giving clarity around dividend rules has passed its final reading in Parliament with unanimous... Read More

Final euthanasia bill reading begins in Parliament

The third and final reading of the End of Life Choice Bill has begun in Parliament. The member's bill, in the name of ACT leader David Seymour,... Read More

Resource management reform options released

A panel undertaking a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act is asking for feedback to inform its final report. In July the Government... Read More

Council calls for change in legislation

  Whakatane District Council is seeking a meeting with Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta to discuss what it says are flaws in the local electoral... Read More

New rose created for ex Hamilton Mayor

A week is a long time in politics. Three years seems like an eternity. But that’s about to change. Three years ago, after retiring from two terms... Read More

Govt may limit firearm access for high-risk people

The government is floating the idea of firearms prohibition orders, to give police powers to keep people deemed to be high-risk away from firearms. This... Read More

Nats to support climate change Zero Carbon Bill

National will support the Zero Carbon Bill, the Government's flagship climate change law. National's votes are not needed for the bill to pass... Read More

Kiwis getting higher pay

Working New Zealanders are getting more in their back pockets under the coalition government’s economic plan. Statistics New Zealand data shows... Read More

Methane satellite mission control in New Zealand

Mission Control for an international space mission to help tackle climate change will be based in New Zealand. The Government is putting $26 million... Read More

RMA fishing ruling a “troubling” move

The decision to allow regional councils to manage fishing restrictions under the Resource Management Act sets a dangerous precedent, says National’s... Read More

Insolvency law reform announced

Changes to insolvency law announced by the government today will include requirements to honour up to 50 per cent of the value of gift cards or vouchers... Read More

Climate change gets research boost

Should we plan for drought or deluge and how is CO2 released from the ocean’s floor? Several climate change projects were given a boost in the... Read More