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CEAC – Government - Stop NZTA Being Anti-rail. New! 2020-04-06 17:26:00CEAC again reviewed the NZTA National Land Transport Programme “2021–24 NLTP development” plan and CEAC is shocked that NZTA has ass

Message From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth To The New! 2020-04-06 17:11:00As people across New Zealand and the Commonwealth are experiencing unprecedented changes to their lives, concerns for family and friends, and financia

Time To Recognise Good Lockdown Neighbours New! 2020-04-06 16:57:00As New Zealanders lockdown in their bubbles, Neighbourhood Support New Zealand is launching the Good Neighbour Awards, recognising those who are helpi

KidsCan Launches Urgent Appeal To Fund 3,000 Food New! 2020-04-06 16:51:00Thousands of children and their families living in poverty in towns and rural communities across New Zealand will soon be receiving emergency food rel

First Working For Families Payments For The New New! 2020-04-06 16:22:00Today (Tuesday 07 April) Inland Revenue’s Working for Families customers receive their first payment for the new tax year and for some the amoun

Expand The Bubbles Before They Pop New! 2020-04-06 14:10:00New Conservative calls on the government to allow expansion of relationship bubbles, the start up of more businesses and an ease up on travel restrict

IR Easter Shutdown For System Changes, COVID-19 Support 2020-04-06 00:26:00Inland Revenue (IR) will turn off its computer systems for seven days from this Thursday to implement the latest round of planned transformation chang

Government Must Pull Breaks On Electoral Amendment Bill 2020-04-06 00:04:00The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is urging the Government to halt its non-essential legislative agenda, including the Electoral (Registration of Sent

SkyCity Redundancies: Union Leader Loses Job 2020-04-05 23:58:00SkyCity has broken the law by sacking hundreds of workers as of today with no consultation or discussion. Salaried managers at SkyCity were told on Fr

Conservation Board Welcomes Seabed Mining Case Victory 2020-04-05 23:11:00The Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board (TWCB) has welcomed its latest victory in a long-running court battle to prevent seabed mining off the Taran

COVID-19: Important Governance Matters To Consider 2020-04-05 22:16:003 April 2020: The Auditor-General has written to the chief executives of a range of public agencies about important governance matters to consider dur

Scare-mongering Over Pests Defies Basic Science 2020-04-05 22:12:00Cries that coronavirus lockdown was interfering with “essential pest control” were scare-mongering not unlike supermarket panic buying say

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern 'quietly confident; cautiously New! 2020-04-06 23:14:02Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is "quietly confident and cautiously optimistic" about New Zealand's efforts to stamp out Covid-19.This is a sentimen

Covid 19 coronavirus: Police record nearly 300 lockdown New! 2020-04-06 21:45:18Nearly 300 people have been caught breaking the rules since lockdown began - most of whom have been sent home with a warning.However, police told the

Covid 19 coronavirus: Mad Butcher left fuming at New! 2020-04-06 20:01:19Butchers have been left fuming at the Prime Minister saying they could always take phone and online orders with contactless delivery.That was never ma

John Stringer v Colin Craig: Former Conservative Party New! 2020-04-06 20:00:00Fallout from the Conservative Party's "implosion" five years ago has continued with yet another High Court ruling on a defamation case involving fo

Covid 19 coronavirus: Watch live - 54 new New! 2020-04-06 19:36:31More people have recovered from coronavirus in the last 24 hours than tested positive and an upbeat health boss Ashley Bloomfield says New Zealand can

Covid 19 coronavirus: Government announces $17m fighting fund New! 2020-04-06 17:10:54The Government is putting $17 million towards helping Pacific communities during the Covid-19 crisis.The money will support Pacific health and disabil

Covid 19 coronavirus: Expert professor says no blanket New! 2020-04-06 16:22:13An expert epidemiologist says every day without a blanket quarantine at the border exposes New Zealand to potential coronavirus cases and the risk of

Barry Soper on Covid 19 coronavirus: Self-isolation rules New! 2020-04-06 13:00:00COMMENT: The rules for self-isolation for those who are coming back into the country pose a significant problem - and if it's not dealt with soon it

Covid 19 coronavirus: PM signals mandatory quarantine at New! 2020-04-06 13:00:00Increasingly tighter borders* March 16: All overseas arrivals must self-isolate except from Pacific; 6000 foreigners enter NZ before borders close* Ma

Covid 19 coronavirus: What you need to know 2020-04-06 03:00:00There is hope that a "levelling off" has begun with New Zealand's coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that the level

Covid 19 coronavirus: Kiwis in Peru to be 2020-04-06 00:03:00Eighty-three New Zealanders in Peru are being offered a chance to fly home on a Government chartered flight.Following the spread of the Covid-19 virus

Covid 19 coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives 2020-04-05 23:36:18New Zealand won't be coming out of alert level 4 lockdown earlier than the full four weeks, despite promising signs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sa

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New Zealanders in Peru to be assisted by 2020-04-05 23:52:02The New Zealand Government has made arrangements to charter a flight for New Zealanders stranded in Peru to depart the country, following agreement wi

Government sneaking new climate changes rules into RMA 2020-04-05 23:38:38The Government is using Parliament’s select committee process to sneak climate change provisions into the Resource Management Act, National&rsqu

Select committee will continue to probe response - 2020-04-05 23:08:05The Epidemic Response Committee will reconvene this week to further examine the health and economic response to Covid-19 being taken by the Government

Select Committee will continue to probe response - 2020-04-05 19:40:37The Epidemic Response Committee will reconvene this week to further examine the health and economic response to Covid-19 being taken by the Government

Govt must cease non-essential legislation immediately - Seymour 2020-04-05 17:18:18"While New Zealanders are distracted by the greatest public health emergency of our lives, the Government is sneaking its political agenda through Pa

Add key roads to new infrastructure spend - 2020-04-05 16:52:48There are three roading projects that should be added to the Government’s infrastructure spend to recover from the economic shock of Covid-19, R

Rushing electoral law change under lockdown wrong - 2020-04-05 14:59:52The Government has its priorities wrong by rushing through controversial law changes to give prisoners the vote while the country is in lockdown, Nati

'NZSTA's facepalm after releasing 219 pages of readable 2020-04-05 14:36:13After three months and multiple delays, the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) has released a significant cache of documents requested un

Hunting banned under new government order 2020-04-03 23:28:54A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until Alert Level 4 is lifted, says The Game Animal Council.

Government chartered flights should bring Kiwis home - 2020-04-03 17:17:39The Government needs to ensure the international flights being chartered for stranded tourists are returning home with New Zealanders who are currentl

Māori Party welcome seabed mining decision and push 2020-04-02 23:34:36During the challenges associated with lockdown, the Māori Party are congratulating Ngāti Ruanui and South Taranaki on the decision of the Co

Govt’s COVID plan, economic strength recognised - Robertson 2020-04-02 18:25:58The Government’s plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 by supporting incomes, jobs and businesses, and position the economy to recover has been b

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Coronavirus: Simon Bridges says he needs to be New! 2020-04-06 23:57:05National leader Simon Bridges says it is essential that he is in Wellington as the leader of the opposition during the coronavirus crisis, defending a

Auckland 'needs venue rethink' if sport suffers after New! 2020-04-06 23:51:23OPINION: If Covid-19 kills off Auckland's big sporting events, arts venues must be the way forward to bring in cash.

'I've made a fool of myself': Health Minister New! 2020-04-06 23:48:00Health Minister "feeling pretty stupid" after blatantly disregarding lockdown rules and driving 20km to the beach.

Simon Bridges, chairing coronavirus select committee, avoids David New! 2020-04-06 22:55:36National leader Simon Bridges avoided asking the Health Minister about his trip to the beach during a hearing.

Coronavirus: more flu vaccine on the way for New! 2020-04-06 22:24:43West Coast medical practices have all but run out of flu vaccine, as they cope with unprecedented demand.

Coronavirus: Tasman District Council may axe planned 2.97 New! 2020-04-06 22:09:33Tasman District Council may drop its planned 2.97 per cent rates revenue hike as many people face anxiety about their bills.

Coronavirus: Rotorua Lakes Council employees safe from redundancy New! 2020-04-06 21:34:10Council staff appear safe from redundancies for the time being, with many employees redeployed into Covid-19 response action.

Coronavirus: NZ opens itself to transit passengers in New! 2020-04-06 21:00:00The Government is opening New Zealand to transiting passengers in a push to get reciprocal arrangements for Kiwis elsewhere.

Government has no desire to own stakes in New! 2020-04-06 20:07:28Convertible loans in the tool kit, but Government's 'preference' is not to own businesses, says minister.

Broke and desperate: Govt accused of hypocrisy over New! 2020-04-06 20:06:10Immigrants say they are facing life on the breadline after losing their jobs and being unable to claim benefits or return home.

Coronavirus: Essential highway maintenance continues as big resealing New! 2020-04-06 19:43:26Road workers are doing essential maintenance to keep roads safe while big resealing jobs are on hold.

Jacinda Ardern should fire David Clark as soon New! 2020-04-06 19:05:35OPINION: Most health minsters would use a month like this to make their career. David Clark has used it to ruin his.


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