Creative and cultural events get funding boost

Creative and cultural events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride are set to get a funding boost. The funding is... Read More

Whanau Ora: BOP woman to meet with PM

  Merepeka Raukawa-Tawa, one of five distinguished wahine to have launched a legal challenge at purported redirection of Whanau Ora funding, is... Read More

Petition launched to prevent fishing ban

  Motiti Island’s fisheries are at risk as local councils now have the power to apply fishing bans wherever they see fit, says National’s... Read More

NZ concludes digital economy trade talks

A new trade agreement concluded today helps New Zealand exporters and consumers take advantage of opportunities from digital trade. Minister for... Read More

Advancing NZ trade agenda focus of Europe meetings

World Trade Organisation reform, agricultural trade and a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom will be the focus of Minister David Parker’s... Read More

NZ and Fiji defence forces head to Australia

The Defence Force is sending more soldiers to help the fight against Australia's deadly bushfires. The NZDF continues to support the Australian... Read More

Doing great things in the name of accessibility

Nominations are now open for the Inaugural Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business. The Access Alliance is calling for... Read More

Vegan activists sticker Tauranga Signs

A vegan activism group has taken responsibility for stickers on stop signs around Tauranga. Stickers are placed on stop signs so it reads ‘STOP... Read More

Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting

With several native whitebait species in decline, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has released proposals to standardise and improve management... Read More

Public housing waiting list hits new high

The waiting list for public housing has hit a new high - reaching nearly 14,500 households. The recently released figure - recorded at the end of November... Read More

Councillor calls mayor‘s leadership authoritarian

An outspoken Rotorua Lakes councillor has labelled the mayor's leadership as "authoritarian". Reynold Macpherson says he believes the... Read More

BOP camp shutdown after threats

  Calls are being made for harsher penalties after a popular Bay of Plenty campground was forced to close after campers were intimidated and threatened... Read More

NZDF sends more support to Australia

The New Zealand Defence Force is sending an Environmental Health Team, a Primary Health Care Team and a Chaplain to Australia, boosting New Zealand support... Read More

Lack of Coromandel rescue helicopter angers locals

A man who has experienced the importance of a rescue helicopter first hand is angry a helicopter is not based in Whitianga this summer. For the last... Read More

National proposes no body, no parole Members’ Bill

A Members’ Bill that would see convicted murderers ineligible for parole if they don’t reveal the location of their victim’s body has... Read More