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Friends of the gambling industry attack Hamilton Mayor 2019-07-02 00:24:003 months ago Hamilton City Council voted to oppose Sky City’s attempt to add 60 more pokies into its Hamilton Casino, and following that also vo

Treaty Minister served with trespass notice 2019-07-02 00:15:00Minister of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Hon. Andrew Little was served with a trespass notice on Friday (28 July 2019) issued by Ngai Tamahaua - a

Have your say on farm debt mediation scheme 2019-07-01 23:41:00The Primary Production Committee is now seeking public submissions on the Farm Debt Mediation Bill (No 2). The bill aims to give parties with farm deb

Caritas announces 2019 winners of SINGout4JUSTICE 2019-07-01 22:10:00Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand. This

Kiwi taxpayers should not prop up corrupt socialists 2019-07-01 21:35:00Responding to the Foreign Affairs Minister’s announcement of $1.5 million in humanitarian funding for Venezuela, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Un

Update on Primary Principals’ Bargaining 2019-07-01 20:56:00NZEI Te Riu Roa recommended the offer to principals. We are meeting the President of the NZEI later this week.

First Tongan Warrant Officer for Royal New Zealand 2019-07-01 20:28:00Warrant Officer Seaman Combat Specialist Mark Latu is the Royal New Zealand Navy’s first Tongan Warrant Officer The Royal New Zealand Navy&rsquo

Western Sahara and Ravensdown’s CEO 2019-07-01 20:24:00Western Sahara Campaign-NZ note with some surprise that Ravensdown’s Greg Campbell has been named the 2019 Primary Industries Chief Executive of

Privatisation Plan would cause soaring water rate bills 2019-07-01 20:22:00John Tamihere’s plan to sell off half of Watercare to investors will force up water rates substantially and burden lower income families with hi

Banks Crying ‘Wolf’ Over Higher Capital Requirements 2019-07-01 19:13:00Social Credit is accusing the Australian owned banks of crying ‘wolf’ over the Reserve Bank's proposals for banks to hold higher capital

Taxpayers cut out of Lord of the Rings 2019-07-01 18:45:00The Government has failed to consider the interests of taxpayers in negotiating New Zealand as the filming location for a new Lord of the Rings series

Kaimangatanga – Māori perspectives on plant-based kai 2019-07-01 18:37:00Gathering together many different perspectives on kaupapa Māori veganism or plant-based kai and ethics is just a starting point for University of

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Barry Soper: Not a lot done over Google's 2019-07-03 13:00:00COMMENT: There's been a lot of muscle flexing but not a lot else when it comes to Google clearly breaching the suppression order of the man accused

Let them tax beds: Productivity Commission calls for 2019-07-03 13:00:00Local councils bursting at the seams from tourism need to be allowed to put levies on hotel rooms, the Productivity Commission says.The recommendation

Auckland politician Duncan Macdonald censured after alleged threat 2019-07-03 03:16:17An Auckland politician has been censured after he falsely accused a business owner of criminal activity and allegedly directed threats at a member of

School camps saved: Minister says schools can charge 2019-07-02 23:34:01School camps have been saved - but parents will still have to pay for them.Education Minister Chris Hipkins says new guidelines will allow schools to

NZ pulls out of world's biggest radio telescope 2019-07-02 23:25:28The Government has withdrawn from playing a part in the world's biggest radio telescope because it says the benefits no longer outweigh the costs.New

Local Focus: No more jokes about Hamilton if 2019-07-02 22:20:00Twenty-six-year-old Louise Hutt is running for mayor of Hamilton because she wants to see the council stop providing material for jokes on 7 Days."We

Jacinda Ardern is keen on declaring a climate-change 2019-07-02 21:42:25Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government is keen to declare a climate-change emergency but work needs to be done to get more MPs onboard. "I

Cabinet minister Andrew Little issued with 'trespass notice' 2019-07-02 21:29:35By Craig McCulloch for RNZ Police are investigating after an aggrieved hapū member cut off a Crown limousine carrying Andrew Little, blocked th

Foreign Minister Winston Peters concerned that Japan has 2019-07-02 19:47:09Foreign Minister Winston Peters says Japan's decision to return to commercial whaling after a 30-year hiatus is concerning. Although welcoming his co

Justice Minister Andrew Little will discuss Google's suppression 2019-07-02 17:36:51Justice Minister Andrew Little plans to discuss Google's apparent disregard of New Zealand's suppression rules with justice ministers from other cou

Mike Hosking: Plunging confidence a massive issue for 2019-07-02 14:33:59COMMENT: The Government's greatest fear (well I assume it's their greatest fear, and if it isn't it should be) is unfolding before their eyes. Bus

Barry Soper: Māori statistics are a damning indictment 2019-07-02 14:00:00COMMENT: It's 15 years ago that Don Brash made his famous (or infamous depending on where you sit) speech advocating one rule for all and ending wha

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More support proposed for parents of multiples - 2019-07-02 02:17:04A new Member’s Bill from National would make the system fairer for parents who have quadruplets and quintuplets, MP for Rangitata Andrew Falloon

EDS delighted at the appointment of the Sea 2019-07-02 01:54:01The Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries today announced the establishment of the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari Ministerial Advisory Committee. The

New Ministerial Committee established to progress Hauraki Gulf 2019-07-02 00:43:20A new Ministerial Advisory Committee has been appointed to help shape the Government’s response to the conservation and fisheries related propos

Skills and training funding for Wairarapa rangatahi - 2019-07-02 00:30:42The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $948,000 in getting rangatahi work ready in the Wairarapa, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane J

Government lacks economic plan - McClay 2019-07-02 00:21:55The Government’s lack of an economic plan is driving down business confidence and two newly released ‘strategies’ offer no solutions

More logs on trains in Wairarapa - Jones 2019-07-01 22:00:38Moving another 100,000 tonnes of logs by rail from the Wairarapa to CentrePort benefits the region and means 6,000 fewer truck trips annually, Forestr

Primary principals protest Ministry of Education - Kaye 2019-07-01 20:26:44Principals have today protested the Government’s pay offer outside Ministry of Education offices and have signalled further disruption by intend

Tamihere’s Watercare privatisation plan would cause soaring water 2019-07-01 20:22:17John Tamihere’s plan to sell off half of Watercare to investors will force up water rates substantially and burden lower income families with hi

Female forestry training programme receives PGF boost - 2019-07-01 20:13:17The Government is supporting a primarily female training programme in Northland that will help address labour shortages in the male-dominated forestry

New Zealand leadership needed to protect whales - 2019-07-01 20:07:17The Green Party is deeply concerned by Japan’s resumption of commercial whaling, Green Party Animal Welfare Spokesperson Gareth Hughes said toda

KiwiSaver tax rates addressed in law change - 2019-07-01 19:58:16Inland Revenue will gain greater powers to alert savings providers if a KiwiSaver investor is on the wrong tax rate, under new legislation introduced

NZ contributes further humanitarian funding to the Venezuela 2019-07-01 19:54:20Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced today that New Zealand is making a further $1.5 million humanitarian contribution to assist Venezuel

Stuff.co.nz - Politics

The Little guy takes on Google 2019-07-03 13:00:00OPINION: There is a public appetite for challenging tech giants.

Tuia 250: Celebration or commemoration for anniversary of 2019-07-03 13:00:00OPINION: Paul Goldsmith and Kelvin Davis debate if we should celebrate first Māori and Europeans encounters.

Justice Minister Andrew Little puts Kmart shoppers before 2019-07-03 13:00:00OPINION: Justice Minister Andrew Little has ignored human rights warnings, instead focusing on Kmart shopping.

Who do you want on your local council? 2019-07-03 12:00:00OPINION: It's time to start thinking about who you want as your mayor and local councillors over the next three years.

Andrew Little's well justified rage at Google over 2019-07-03 01:51:00OPINION: Andrew Little is right to be furious with NZ being treated like a customer, not a sovereign nation.

Government announces 70,000 trees to be planted around 2019-07-03 01:01:26The Waimea Inlet is under threat from excess silt from land clearance and pollution from sewage, industrial waste and agricultural runoff, says Forest

Finance Minister Grant Robertson pleads for 'mature debate' 2019-07-02 23:45:11Finance minister urges banks and regulator "to listen to each other" amid threats over increased capital plan.

Thames-Coromandel council taken to court over 'dumb and 2019-07-02 21:22:43A failure to sign a national climate change declaration sees 'at risk' council served with legal action.

Half of local government representatives should be women: 2019-07-02 20:20:56Diversity brings many benefits to decision making, Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter tells Nelson crowd.

New suicide prevention programme Every Life Matters attracts 2019-07-02 18:00:00An attitude change is needed for people to realise suicide can happen to "normal people in abnormal situations", prevention worker says.

Google makes no changes after emailing out name 2019-07-02 17:26:10Google is making no changes after breaking NZ laws on the Grace Millane case.

Do New Zealand's climate change plans live up 2019-07-02 17:22:19The flaws in NZ's climate change legislation, and what they mean for the Pacific.

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