Minister announces increase to rates rebate scheme

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta has today announced an increase to the Rates Rebate Scheme which will help ensure many low-income... Read More

Freshwater quality is top Kiwi concern

New data released by Stats NZ shows that freshwater quality is New Zealanders' top environmental concern. "Stats NZ New Zealand General Social... Read More

Infrastructure focus for Thames Coromandel Council

The Thames Coromandel District Council’s significant capital works programme will continue in the coming financial year, with $43 million earmarked... Read More

Road transport forum urge for drug driving tests

The number of deaths caused by drugged drivers – 71 last year and 88 the year before - means there must be better testing to get these people off... Read More

Local elections on the way, are you enrolled?

The local elections are on their way and people are being asked to check they’re enrolled and ready to vote. “From this Saturday we’ll... Read More

Tinetti refuting Bridges’ household claims

Tauranga Labour list MP Jan Tinetti is refuting claims that NZ households are worse off under the Labour-led government. National is saying that Kiwi... Read More

BOP list MP votes yes on End of Life Choice Bill

Bay of Plenty Labour List MP Angie Warren-Clark has confirmed how she will vote on the second reading of David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill. Angie... Read More

Jacinda Ardern not giving up on KiwiBuild

  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's not giving up the focus on building more affordable homes, while accepting KiwiBuild hasn't... Read More

Police announce firearms collection events

A list of collection events for the firearms amnesty and buy-back period is now available on the police website. Around 192 events – including... Read More

KiwiRail to get more than 100 new locomotives

Investment in rail infrastructure in the Wellbeing Budget will make trains more reliable and cut down on maintenance time and costs, rail ministers are... Read More

Investment in GPS technology will help save lives

Funding has been announced for a satellite-based augmentation system – SBAS – which Government says will help save lives and drive innovation. The... Read More

Gun owners angry over government buyback scheme

Gun owners feel angry, disappointed and ripped-off by the government's buyback plan, a local lobby group says. The government announced its compensation... Read More

Agencies to share information on family violence

  From July 1, family violence agencies and social services practitioners will be able to share information to better respond to family violence.   The... Read More

No smoking in cars with children to be law

  The Government’s plan to prohibit smoking in cars with children is a step closer with the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking... Read More

Parents and schools voices shut out on donations

At midnight tonight submissions will close on the Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill with a lot of parents and schools not having their chance... Read More