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GJ Thompson affair trumps the secret letter 2019-08-07 01:15:00The Prime Minister’s decision to go to ground in response to questions over the GJ Thompson affair is a disgraceful failure of transparency, say

Government right to protect free speech from foreign 2019-08-07 01:04:00The Government deserves praise for taking proactive and public steps against the Chinese Consulate’s attempt to interfere with speech at univers

Vote Health funding falls short – again 2019-08-06 23:42:00A post-Budget analysis of Vote Health funding has confirmed that health spending as a proportion of the economy continues to fall well short of what i

Orr’s OCR “needs friends” comment is a call 2019-08-06 23:29:00Today’s surprise 50-basis points cut and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr’s comment that monetary policy “needs friends” force

Mayoral Candidate "a dog whistler" 2019-08-06 22:48:00The New Zealand Maori Council has called for Western Bay of Plenty Mayoral Candidate, Margaret Murray-Benge to “pull her head in” after pr

Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki Calls for Feedback 2019-08-06 22:37:00The next phase of the national Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki is a hui on Monday, 19th August at the Novotel Hotel, Hamilton, to confirm the

E tū urges NZTA to lift funding for 2019-08-06 22:03:00E tū has written to Mark Ratcliffe, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Transport Agency, urging the Agency to improve funding for VTNZ so its

Research shows victims’ voices can’t be ignored 2019-08-06 20:17:00Victim Support says research released today shows it’s time to take action and put victims at the heart of the justice system.

Caution urged on planned abortion protest restrictions 2019-08-06 20:12:00Responding to the planned ban on protest within 150m of abortion clinics, Free Speech Coalition spokesperson Rachel Poulain says:

Have your say on sea lions plan 2019-08-06 19:14:007 August 2019 Fisheries New Zealand wants feedback on its proposals to manage the Auckland Island squid fishery to protect the local sea lion populati

Medicinal cannabis advocates need to have their say 2019-08-06 18:33:00With public consultation closing tonight, the country’s largest licensed medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, is urging Kiwis to hav

Late Term Abortions Will Increase With Abortion Reform 2019-08-06 17:58:00Family First NZ says that proposed abortion law reform will lead to more late term abortions, and radical abortion groups have no problem with abortio

nzherald.co.nz - Politics

Immigration Minister knocked back over visa extension for 2019-08-06 18:00:04By RNZ The Immigration Minister originally wanted to extend permanent residency to a greater number of family members following the mosque shootings

Mike Hosking: Winston Peters again pulls the wool 2019-08-06 17:39:25COMMENT: I will tell you this for nothing: there is more where this came from. Winston Peters is 100 per cent right, and I suspect the arch-villain a

Abortion reform: Andrew Little says no deal as 2019-08-06 17:00:47By Jo Moir for RNZ The Justice Minister says he's not going to do a deal with New Zealand First to help secure votes for his abortion law reforms.Y

Sexual harassment claims: Labour president Nigel Haworth says 2019-08-06 16:17:01Labour Party president Nigel Haworth says the party has done nothing wrong despite reviewing its processes after complaints about bullying and sexual

Barry Soper: Jacinda Ardern talks a lot but 2019-08-06 14:00:00COMMENT: Getting an answer out of Jacinda Ardern over the latest sex scandal to hit the Labour Party is like getting blood out of a stone.The Prime Mi

Film star Julian Dennison joins Ihumātao gathering 2019-08-06 01:37:08Teen film star Julian Dennison has joined hundreds gathered outside the Beehive to show solidarity with protesters at Ihumātao. The gathering of

Chief Ombudsman to investigate Julie Anne Genter's secret 2019-08-06 01:06:52The Chief Ombudsman has launched an investigation into Julie Anne Genter's refusal to release the letter she penned over a $6.4b Wellington transport

Grant Robertson says the 11-year low unemployment rate 2019-08-06 01:04:08Finance Minister Grant Robertson could barely contain his joy in the House today, following news New Zealand's unemployment rate had fallen to an 11-

NZ First blindsides Andrew Little with talk of 2019-08-05 22:47:30New Zealand First has blindsided Justice Minister Andrew Little by suggesting it may call for a referendum on abortion law reform. The Government this

Parliament pays tribute to Sir Brian Lochore 2019-08-05 22:15:28The late Sir Brian Lochore has been praised in Parliament not only for being a rugby legend, but also for being a conservation pioneer and a kind, hum

Sir Anand Satyanand on why he's leaving the 2019-08-05 21:59:37Sir Anand Satyanand has resigned from his role as chairman of the inquiry into abuse in state care, paying tribute to survivors who shared their stori

Summer camp victim: Labour Party leadership is 'useless' 2019-08-05 20:59:41The most serious allegation of rape against a parliamentary staffer working for the Labour Party has not been laid by a complainant to Labour or the p

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Synthetic drug dealers face full force of new 2019-08-07 01:54:22The Police will have stronger powers of search and seizure to crackdown on synthetic drug dealers under legislation passed today in Parliament.

Decriminalisation of drugs by stealth law passes - 2019-08-07 01:48:48From today the Police will be directed not to prosecute all drug users as the Government sneakily introduces the decriminalisation of drugs, National&

Bill to crack down on synthetics passes - 2019-08-07 01:47:07New Zealand First has welcomed the passage of legislation to tackle the escalating issue of synthetic drug use.

Health-based regime for drug abuse and addiction heralds 2019-08-07 01:46:23The Green Party is celebrating significant changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act that will ensure police treat drug addiction like the health issue it is

GJ Thompson affair trumps the secret letter as 2019-08-07 01:15:17The Prime Minister’s decision to go to ground in response to questions over the GJ Thompson affair is a disgraceful failure of transparency, say

Fees-free flop to fund polytech merger - Reti 2019-08-07 00:13:04The Government will rely on the failure of its own fees-free policy to fund the establishment of one mega polytechnic, National’s Spokesperson f

Representation Commission appointments announced 2019-08-07 00:04:52Justice Minister Andrew Little today announced the appointment of the four political nominees for the Representation Commission. Nominations are confi

Chair and Deputy Chair of Electoral Commission appointed 2019-08-07 00:00:08Minister of Justice Andrew Little today announced that former Cabinet Secretary and Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has been appointed as the next C

Ideology on the menu but no beef - 2019-08-06 23:58:08Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter’s assertion that climate change is the foremost public health issue will come as news to the many th

Reserve Bank takes massive bet against economy - 2019-08-06 23:57:48"The Reserve Bank’s decision to cut the Official Cash Rate by two steps is another massive bet against the economy and a condemnation of the Go

Orr's OCR 'needs friends' comment is a call 2019-08-06 23:26:26Today’s surprise 50-basis points cut and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr’s comment that monetary policy "needs friends" forces the Gove

OCR cut brings sobering economic news - Goldsmith 2019-08-06 23:06:25Today’s historic cut to the Official Cash Rate down to just one per cent sounds a dramatic warning that the New Zealand economy is slowing and t

Stuff.co.nz - Politics

Winston Peters pulls rug out from under Andrew 2019-08-06 04:15:07OPINION: Peters pulling the rug out from under both Andrew Little and his own MP Tracey Martin is hardly surprising.

Cards on the table as councillors consider one 2019-08-06 03:13:21Christchurch's council needs to decide whether to agree on the Government's final earthquake deal or fight for a better offer.

Whangārei council centre building '$10m too expensive', councillor, 2019-08-06 03:11:39Just how much does it cost to build a civic centre? Whangarei representatives say it should be less than $38m.

Anti-Tour campaigner, Fat Eddie's owner join battle for 2019-08-06 02:53:05Activist John Minto and the owner of a popular Christchurch bar hope to oust Lianne Dalziel from Christchurch mayoralty.

Sir Anand Satyanand to step down as state 2019-08-06 02:48:15At 75, Sir Anand Satyanand bows out of running Government's biggest inquiry.

NZ First's volunteer cops proposal rejected as risky 2019-08-06 01:29:36Police savage NZ First's proposal to establish a rural voluntary constabulary, calling the move too risky.

Time running out for Canterbury District Health Board 2019-08-06 01:23:24A mental health worker who has been assaulted on the job wants to provide a frontline voice at the board table.

Jacinda Ardern confirms Labour reviewing investigation into bullying, 2019-08-06 01:16:48Labour reviewing an investigation into bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault by a party staffer.

Ombudsman to investigate Julie Anne Genter's refusal to 2019-08-06 00:46:30Ombudsman to investigate Associate Transport Minister's refusal to release letter on transport plans.

Battle lines drawn in race for election clicks 2019-08-06 00:12:54It's worth watching what forces are influencing our democracy. National’s ad campaign might be interested in you in ways you aren't even aware

Lotto investigating after car caught dumping at controversial 2019-08-06 00:01:49Video and photographs show man throwing white material over slopes into cleanfill.

Who are these people we keep electing? 2019-08-05 23:02:38Take a look at the people around our local council chambers.


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