ACT calls for scrapping marine fuel road tax

The ACT Party has called for road taxes to be scrapped from recreational boat-users marine fuel, with Transport spokesperson Simon Court launching a... Read More

Govt announces Rotorua emergency housing update

The Government has announced a suite of changes to emergency housing provision in Rotorua. The Government will directly contract motels in Rotorua to... Read More

Six people charged over Labour Party donations

The Serious Fraud Office has charged six people in relation to donations made to the Labour Party in 2017. The SFO says charges were filed on Wednesday... Read More

Card fee changes welcomed in Tauranga

  Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the introduction of a Retail Payments Systems Bill, which will see a reduction in merchant service... Read More

Govt to introduce new firearms Bills

The Government will make it illegal for high risk people to own firearms by introducing Firearms Prohibition Orders. The aim of the orders is to strengthen... Read More

NSW travel pause to be lifted at midnight

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the current travel pause with New South Wales will lift today – subject to no further significant... Read More

Crown accounts balance better than forecast – Govt

The Government says its financial accounts continue to reflect the resilience of the economy and confidence in their economic recovery plan. The Crown... Read More

Salary freeze: Fears nurses and doctors will leave

Unions are worried that doctors and nurses will move to Australia following the government's freeze on public sector salaries. Under new government... Read More

Finance Minister gives pre-budget speech

Not all money set aside for the Covid Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, and $926 million of savings can used to help the recovery from the... Read More

Greater role for a public forestry service

A greater role for a public forestry service has been outlined by the Forestry Minister, to drive the focus on regional economic development, skills... Read More

Noah‘s art charter reuniting pets and owners

The long paws is over as pets fly from Canada to their owners in New Zealand after up to 12 months apart. A Noah’s ark charter flight from Canada,... Read More

Extra support for people to change registered sex

The Government is increasing support for New Zealanders wanting to change their sex marker on birth certificates, says Minister of Internal Affairs Jan... Read More

Government’s infrastructure programme in danger

The Government’s flagship infrastructure programme, the most expensive in modern history, is in danger of collapse, with Transport Minister Michael... Read More

Govt invests $5.7m in sport for disabled youth

The government is investing $5.7million to create better quality experiences for disabled children and young people. The investment, via Sport New Zealand’s... Read More

Health reforms: Lost voices, accountability feared

Regions and rural communities could lose their voices in major health reforms that remove elected boards from the public health system, critics say.... Read More