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End of Life Choice Bill: The Other Side 2019-11-12 23:14:00The option of requesting assisted dying for people with terminal illness as provisioned by the proposed End of Life Choice Bill has all but divided th

Extensions must be across all responses to mosque 2019-11-12 22:39:00The extension of the Royal Commission report to 30 April 2020 means all other government responses to the mosque attack should be equally delayed, acc

Who will pick up Essential Freshwater’s $80b price 2019-11-12 22:13:00Excessively stringent freshwater policies that won’t achieve significantly better water quality outcomes will cost New Zealanders more than $80

Have your say on Supplementary Order Paper 408 2019-11-12 21:20:00The Finance and Expenditure Committee has opened for submissions on Supplementary Order Paper No 408 to the Arms Legislation Bill. Submissions can be

MPs delivered copies of Frédéric Bastiat’s “The Law” 2019-11-12 20:23:00The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has today delivered copies of Frédéric Bastiat’s 1950 classic The Law to every Member of Pa

CPAG Summit puts the spotlight on welfare reform 2019-11-12 20:07:00It’s time for our leaders to harness their power to take action on meaningful and sustained welfare policy changes, so that all children can hav

Billion dollar deficits at DHBs show need for 2019-11-12 19:14:00DHBs need significant reforms to ensure the future health of taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union .

Stronger commitment needed from National on fees-free 2019-11-12 18:34:00Taxpayers deserve a stronger commitment from National to scrap the fees-free policy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Un

Richard Henry’s conservation legacy lives on 2019-11-12 18:07:00Pioneering conservationist Richard Henry’s crucial contribution to saving our endangered native birds is remembered today, 13 November 2019, the

Budget investigation shut down and new inquirer appointed 2019-11-12 18:02:00State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today terminated the investigation into how Budget-sensitive material was accessed at the Treasury and ap

EQC’s important year of reflection 2019-11-12 17:18:00The Earthquake Commission’s Annual Report 2018-19 has been tabled in Parliament today. The Annual Report summarises progress being made on EQC&r

Killers sentence will not bring peace for family 2019-11-12 16:11:00“At the end of the day when you commit a brutal act such as murder a ‘difficult upbringing’ will never explain why someone chose to

nzherald.co.nz - Politics

Upholding Winston Peters' complaints would be 'catastrophic' - 2019-11-13 00:41:09By Yvette McCullough of RNZ The Deputy Prime Minister's case against two top civil servants, two former ministers, and a ministry has wrapped at th

Environment Minister David Parker wants to move firework 2019-11-12 23:46:33A senior Government minister says he would like to see a change to the law which would allow the sale of private fireworks for Matariki celebrations.

Whangārei mayor Sheryl Mai's electric new power play 2019-11-12 23:23:49There's some political chicanery when Whangārei mayor Sheryl Mai talks about her new ratepayer-funded electric vehicle.Refining NZ is on her ele

Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard orders National leader Simon 2019-11-12 23:17:12National leader Simon Bridges was kicked out of Parliament by Speaker Trevor Mallard today for suggesting the Speaker was biased.As happens regularly,

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says tackling period poverty 2019-11-12 22:17:06Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed that tackling period poverty is a "personal priority" for her, as the Government promises to address the

Watch live: Final euthanasia debate kicks off in 2019-11-12 21:42:41WATCH LIVE: Act leader David Seymour has made a plea for politicians to back his controversial euthanasia legislation one more time, raising his mot

The Government reveals new system for arranged marriages 2019-11-12 20:35:00The Government is introducing a new system for foreigners in arranged marriages to make it easier for those in genuine partnerships to apply for partn

Investigation into Budget botch-up 'compromised and terminated' 2019-11-12 19:23:28The investigation into how Budget-sensitive material was accessed at the Treasury has been terminated by State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes and

Many questions, no answers about 'opaque' NZ First 2019-11-12 18:06:51NZ First leader Winston Peters has defended his party's use of loans from the mysterious NZ First Foundation, but refused to shed any light on how it

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter promises action 2019-11-12 16:51:26The Government has committed to action on the issue of period poverty, with Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter promising progress on this issue befo

National looks at more teachers, spot ECE checks, 2019-11-12 14:50:00The National Party is looking to redirect billions of dollars from the Government's fees-free scheme to set up a KiwiSaver-type fund for every young

New rules may force more students to attend 2019-11-12 01:37:11A Government takeover of school zoning may lock more students into attending their local schools - although schools that take out-of-zone students hop

Voxy.co.nz - Politics

Reserve Bank predicts further economic slowdown - Goldsmith 2019-11-12 21:14:19The Reserve Bank has lowered its growth forecasts again as economic indicators continue to show New Zealand's economy is underperforming, National Pa

Taxpayers' Union distributes free copies of Liberal text 2019-11-12 19:50:07The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has today delivered copies of Frédéric Bastiat’s 1950 classic The Law to every Member of Pa

Budget investigation shut down and new inquirer appointed 2019-11-12 18:01:32State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today terminated the investigation into how Budget-sensitive material was accessed at the Treasury and ap

Hoiho gets extra support alongside 168 community conservation 2019-11-12 17:31:34The recently crowned Bird of the Year, the hoiho/yellow eyed penguin, is getting a much needed helping hand alongside more than 168 other community co

New safety measures for modified pistols 2019-11-12 17:25:28Controls on assault rifles and semi-automatic firearms are to be broadened to include some types of pistols, under changes to a bill currently making

EQC’s important year of reflection 2019-11-12 17:13:39The Earthquake Commission’s Annual Report 2018-19 has been tabled in Parliament today. The Annual Report summarises progress being made on EQC&r

'New Zealand government must condemn political assassinations' 2019-11-12 14:26:10In a letter today to the New Zealand Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, the Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa is calling on the government to conde

National to focus on quality early childhood education 2019-11-12 14:00:47National is focused on lifting the quality of early childhood education, National’s Early Childhood Education spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

National to reconsider first year Fees Free - 2019-11-12 13:59:40National is exploring options to replace first year Fees Free, supporting a university into the Top 50 international rankings, and we’re looking

Better support for children with complex needs - 2019-11-12 13:58:50National is looking at substantial reform to support children with complex needs so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in life, Nationa

National to lift quality of teaching and learning 2019-11-12 13:58:07A National Government will lift the quality of teaching and learning in New Zealand because we know a good education creates opportunities, National&r

National to invest in quality education for our 2019-11-12 13:56:58National has today released our sixth Discussion Document which will ensure children get a quality education and have the skills to succeed, Leader of

Stuff.co.nz - Politics

Euthanasia bill passes 69-51, sending the final decision New! 2019-11-13 04:35:17Kiwis will vote on whether euthanasia should be legalised, after MPs pass bill 69 votes to 51.

Auckland Council investigating complaint after councillor’s response to 2019-11-13 03:55:15Councillor Josephine Bartley is alleged to have told a woman protesting the removal of trees on Māngere Mountain that she was disgusting.

Earthquake Commission says sorry for Canterbury earthquake claims 2019-11-13 03:46:15EQC admits systemic failures in post-quake functions "we had absolutely no experience in".

MPs vote 69-51 to pass David Seymour's End 2019-11-13 03:39:59Matt Vickers says he could not be prouder of his late wife for her part in advancing the pro-euthanasia cause.

End of Life Choice Bill 'does not go 2019-11-13 03:07:55Disease-ravaged Rachel Rijpma has wanted the right to end her life for years, but still may not be eligible.

Assisted dying would 'erode the trust' between doctor 2019-11-13 03:06:01Prominent surgeon Phil Bagshaw says a doctor's role is to preserve life, not help patients die.

Adrian Orr not letting Grant Robertson off the 2019-11-13 03:04:02Grant Robertson isn't completely off the hook after Aridan Orr's surprising rate decision.

Recap: MPs vote in favour of End of 2019-11-13 02:57:52Euthanasia bill passes in Parliament. Public will now decide in a referendum next year.

Winston Peters accepts National ministers didn’t leak 2019-11-12 23:23:46Winston Peters appears to accept two ex-ministers were not the source of the leak or responsible for it.

March 15 terror attack Royal Commission extended nearly 2019-11-12 23:05:03An inquiry into the deadly mosque shootings will now finish in April, with $3m in extra funding.

Mutant pistols to be included in gun ban 2019-11-12 22:45:04Modified pistols could cause mass casualties, but have slipped through the legal cracks, police minister says

Immigration Minister announces visitor’s visa for culturally arranged 2019-11-12 22:16:04Government forces Immigration New Zealand to reverse a strict visa policy that outraged the Indian community.

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