National‘s business pandemic plan

National Party leader Judith Collins is releasing the party's Covid-19 'Back in Business' plan. Collins told Morning Report the party... Read More

Housing density plan: Mayors caught off guard

Mayors of some of the country's largest cities have been caught off guard by the government's housing density announcement. National and the... Read More

Covid response framework being finalised

If you are not vaccinated, there will be everyday things you will miss out on, the prime minister says. A new Covid-19 response framework is being... Read More

Euthanasia advocate explains new law

A dedicated 0800 number is being set up to assist euthanasia patients. The End of Life Choice Act 2019 is due to come into force on Sunday, November... Read More

New Zealand increases climate aid contribution

The Government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda... Read More

LGNZ allay fears over Three Waters agreement

Former Tauranga Mayor and president of Local Government New Zealand, Stuart Crosby, has moved to allay fears over a Heads of Agreement entered with the... Read More

Economy bouncing back says finance minister

The end of year audited Crown accounts released today show the Government’s health-led approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has protected New Zealand’s... Read More

Assisted-dying law takes effect next month

The End of Life Choice Act will take effect next month, making assisted dying legal in New Zealand. Health Minister Andrew Little says the health system... Read More

Twenty five years of MMP in New Zealand

A blast from the past is being used to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first MMP election in New Zealand. After looking through the archives,... Read More

Covid information: questions raised over slowness

The slowness with which locations of interest have been announced following a weak positive case in Katikati is frustrating local MPs.   “It... Read More

Demand for Government to be upfront about breach

The National and ACT parties are calling for the Government to be upfront about the enforcement of Covid rules following the announcement on Friday that... Read More

Pressure on as Northland locks down

The Government is bracing for a torrid few weeks ahead as Covid cases rise, after Northland was plunged into a level 3 lockdown overnight and experts... Read More

National vaccination drive on October 16

A large scale Covid-19 vaccination drive is being planned for October 16, and known as 'Super Saturday'. With more than half the eligible population... Read More

Mexico new partner on inclusive trade initiatives

New Zealand, Chile and Canada welcomed Mexico as the newest member of the Inclusive Trade Action Group and signatory of the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement... Read More

More home ownership chances for first home buyers

  A new fund has been established to help people get into their own homes.   Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) Fund has already helped 53... Read More