Sam ready to work for Tauranga

Tauranga’s new MP Sam Uffindell has had a cracking start to his new role, arriving in Wellington on Monday, fresh from his win in the city’s... Read More

Tourism fund: Matariki projects in latest round

Two local projects, one in Waihi and the other in Rotorua, are part of the latest Tourism Infrastructure Fund. Minister of Tourism Stuart Nash and Associate... Read More

Schooling up on WBOP Council elections

Prospective candidates are offered the most possible information ahead of Western Bay of Plenty District Council elections. The council says it’s... Read More

Goodfellow to retire as National Party President

Peter Goodfellow today announced he will not seek re-election as President of the National Party at its Annual Conference. He will remain as a director... Read More

Three waters: If not four entities, then what?

With opponents of the government's three waters reforms saying they're dangerous, wasteful and unpopular, what's their alternative? Nearly... Read More

Targeted second Covid-19 booster step closer

A law change passed this week aims to streamline the process for allowing Covid-19 boosters to be given without requiring a prescription. Health Minister... Read More

On air show for first Matariki public holiday

The inaugural Matariki public holiday will be marked by a pre-dawn hautapu ceremony at Te Papa Tongarewa. Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson... Read More

Govt considers widening access to free flu shots

The government is considering widening free access to the flu vaccine as the health system struggles with winter illnesses including staff shortages. Health... Read More

Plasterboard taskforce to address product shortage

The Government is setting up a Ministerial taskforce to address plasterboard shortages in New Zealand. The taskforce will have key construction, building... Read More

Ardern on Tauranga by-election, Covid-19 & the flu

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is downplaying the suggestion the Tauranga by-election was a drubbing for the Labour Party, saying it is hard to read... Read More

Priyancha Radhakrishnan visits Tauranga groups

Minister of the Community and Voluntary Sector Priyancha Radhakrishnan met with members of Socialink in Tauranga this week. Radhakrishnan who was promoted... Read More

Luxon welcomes Tauranga by-election result

National Party leader Christopher Luxon is welcoming Tauranga's by-election result. “I thank the people of Tauranga for their unequivocal... Read More

National‘s Sam Uffindell wins Tauranga by-election

National Party candidate Sam Uffindell has won the Tauranga electorate by-election and will be Tauranga's new MP. Preliminary results on Saturday... Read More

Tauranga by-election: Uffindell leading

Update, 7.15pm: National Party candidate Sam Uffindell is leading in the Tauranga by-election with 52.5 per cent of the vote counted so far. Preliminary... Read More

Tauranga election day: only six hours left to vote

Tauranga City residents have this afternoon left to vote for who they’d like to see become their next Member of Parliament, taking their issues,... Read More