Pay equity deal for Oranga Tamariki social workers

Oranga Tamariki social workers have reached agreement on a pay equity settlement worth $114.6 million over five years. Minister for Children Tracey Martin says cabinet had agreed to fund the settlement reached in principle between Oranga Tamariki and...... Read More

Campaigner ’elated’ with refugee quota boost

The man who led a campaign for New Zealand to double the quota of refugees it accepts says he's delighted the total will be boosted. The previous government lifted the quota from 750 a year to 1000 and yesterday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced...... Read More

Housing NZ to right meth testing wrong

A report by Housing NZ into its response to methamphetamine contamination shows the organisation accepts its approach was wrong and had far reaching consequences for hundreds of people. “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered...... Read More

Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020

New Zealand will lift the refugee quota from 1000 to 1500 within this political term, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “I’m proud that the Coalition Government has today agreed to make such a significant and historic increase...... Read More

Making history for women’s pay in New Zealand

On the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women’s suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women’s pay. The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it...... Read More

Are We There Yet? An Evening with Jan Tinetti

Former principal of Merivale School and current Labour List MP based in Tauranga, Jan Tinetti will be speaking in Tauranga on Wednesday this week as part of the Suffrage 125 celebrations. Jan will take part in a discussion moderated by community advocate...... Read More

Labour MP enlisting youth MP

Labour List MP Jan Tinetti is looking for a Youth MP to work with her as part of the 2019 Youth Parliament. She says the role is fit for a ‘talented local person’ who would enjoy the experience of being in Parliament and taking on the role...... Read More

Have a word with MP Simon Bridges

If you have wanted to chat with your local MP, now is your chance. On the third Monday of every month Hon Simon Bridges, MP for Tauranga or his team will be meeting constituents to discuss any issues they have. “Often people have legitimate...... Read More

Two charges dropped in Labour camp assault case

A 20-year-old man accused of sexual assaults at a Labour Party summer camp has had two charges against him withdrawn.  The man was arrested in June and appeared in the Auckland District Court where he originally pleaded not guilty...... Read More

Search on for Coromandel Youth MP

The search is on for an energetic, passionate young person to become the voice of Coromandel’s youth in the 2019 Youth Parliament in Wellington. Can you see a future for yourself as an MP? Or are you curious about how parliament works? Coromandel...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Who or what is to blame for all the crashes on the roads of late?

Drivers in general
The roads
A combination of the roads and drivers