New Year border exception for seasonal workers

From January next year, up to 2000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to travel to New Zealand to address labour shortages in... Read More

Mount man’s views on non-self-contained van ban

  It has been a week now since Stuart Nash detailed his aim of attracting ‘high net worth’ tourists to New Zealand. As part of his... Read More

New advice for DNA use in criminal investigations

The Law Commission is recommending changes to the law governing the way DNA is used in criminal investigations. The report, called The Use of DNA in... Read More

Prime Minister to attend APEC Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will attend the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and associated events virtually today and tomorrow. “In... Read More

Govt investing $30 million into BOP schools

  More than $30 million is being invested for three new schools and expansions in the Bay of Plenty.   This is part of the Government’s... Read More

Community-led employment hub opens in Tauranga

New opportunities for the region’s youth and job seekers is now a reality with the official opening of Ara Rau – Pathways to Work. Ara Rau,... Read More

Additional testing to strengthen border

New testing measures are being put in place to increase the safety of border workers and further strengthen New Zealand’s barriers against COVID-19,... Read More

Jump in apprentice and trainee numbers

The number of New Zealanders taking up apprenticeships has increased nearly 50 per cent, and the number of female apprentices has more than doubled.... Read More

Nash to ban non self-contained tourist vans

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says he will ban hiring vans that are not self-contained to tourists, as he urges a focus on attracting high-spending visitors. The... Read More

Coromandel rescue helicopter return welcomed

News of the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter returning to Whitianga during January is being welcomed. Last summer, the rescue chopper was absent from the... Read More

Govt plans market study into fair grocery prices

The Government has today launched a market study to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair price for groceries. “Supermarkets are an integral... Read More

Margin narrowed on cannabis referendum result

The NZ Drug Foundation say that there is a clear mandate for change following the release of the final cannabis referendum results showing the margin... Read More

Govt launches $70m fund to reduce coal and gas use

The government has announced a $70 million fund that will help businesses switch from fossils fuels to cleaner energy for process heat.   The... Read More

New vaping laws receive mixed reactions

  Mixed reactions are coming out following the new vaping laws, which come into effect today.   The Smokefree Environments and Regulated... Read More

National unveils shadow government

National’s new caucus line-up reflects the party’s wealth of talent and experience across a range of portfolios, but most importantly in... Read More