Politics

Freedom camping bylaw adopted in Taupo District

A freedom camping bylaw is set to come into effect across the Taupo District next month. The law, which will launch on December 1, bans campers from Ferry Road and limits areas where non-self contained campers are allowed to stay. Anyone...... Read More

Creating a better world for all Kiwi kids

KidsCan hopes New Zealanders will use Universal Children’s Day to pause and put themselves in the small shoes of Kiwi kids living in hardship.   Since 1954, Universal Children’s Day has been celebrated on 20 November each year. The...... Read More

Maori ward vote for district

The Western Bay council is to vote this week on whether it will introduce Maori ward seats to the district. The decision on whether to establish Maori wards for the 2019 local government elections will be made on Tuesday November 21 at council beginning...... Read More

Hundreds of Ngāpuhi turn out for hui with Little

Hundreds of Ngāpuhi people turned out for a hui in Waitangi at the invitation of the new Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Andrew Little. Mr Little and the Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta met on Friday with leading figures in the iwi's...... Read More

NZ to become climate change leader

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has told a major United Nations climate change conference New Zealand intends to become a leader in the global fight against climate change. James delivered the New Zealand National Statement around 11.45pm on...... Read More

Anti-racism campaign wins top award

New Zealand’s first nationwide anti-racism campaign, Give Nothing to Racism, has won top honours at the Asia-Pacific Communications Awards The campaign took out the supreme award for the best communications campaign by an NGO, association or institution....... Read More

Trade Minister accepts open letter against TPPA-11

Trade Minister David Parker today accepted an open letter calling for full and transparent public consultation before committing to the TPPA-11. The open letter, prepared by campaign groups ActionStation and It’s Our Future, was signed by more...... Read More

Wellington Council adopts Te Reo policy

Wellington City Council’s proposed Te Reo Maori policy will honour Billie Tait-Jones, the organisation’s Cultural Advisor, who passed away earlier this month. "The proposed policy, Te Tauihu - Te Kaupapa Here Reo Maori o te Kaunihera...... Read More

’Sharrows’ point to safer roundabout cycling

A new type of road marking designed to improve the safety of cyclists is coming to a New Plymouth roundabout. Sharrows, or ‘share arrows’, will be painted next week at the recently-upgraded roundabout at the Mill/Frankley/Standish/Dawson/Downe...... Read More

Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days

Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, says Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford. These were the words he shared as he opened the Committee of the Whole debate for the final stages of the Healthy Homes Guarantee...... Read More