Politics

Green Party: ’Yes we cannabis!’

The Green Party has erected a new billboard reinforcing their support for full cannabis legalisation, reports Newshub. Greens MP Julie Anne Genter posted a photo of herself to Twitter, standing in front of the new hoarding. "Yes we cannabis!"...... Read More

Last chance to enrol to vote

Voters who aren’t already enrolled need to hurry and enrol by the end of tomorrow, Friday 22 September, to be able to vote in the 2017 General Election. “Election day is almost here and this is your last chance to enrol,” says Alicia...... Read More

Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

The government and industry continue to work to maintain the fuel supply into Auckland, with offers of support from New Zealand Defence Force having been accepted by industry, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. “The HMNZS Endeavour...... Read More

Labour cracks down on loan sharks

Labour plans to protect low income people from hungry loan sharks says Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson Michael Wood. “People on low incomes must be protected from these unscrupulous operators who are preying on our most vulnerable,"...... Read More

Kiwis benefit from Pharmac’s model, says Coleman

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new data shows that Pharmac is delivering more subsidised medicines, benefiting around 3.6 million Kiwis. “Pharmac’s model for increasing New Zealander’s access to subsidised medicines and treatments...... Read More

GP letter ’more evidence of failure’ - Labour

A letter of complaint by medical practitioners to the Ministry of Health and Capital and Coast District Health Board underlines how badly patients are being let down by mental health services in Wellington, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern. "The...... Read More

Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

The Government is actively supporting industry efforts to address the disruption arising from the Marsden Point fuel pipeline outage, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. “The Government is continuing to identify and implement a...... Read More

Ardern still all at sea on water tax - Joyce

Only four days out from the election, and Labour’s leader still has no idea how much her planned water tax would cost New Zealand households, businesses and farms – and who would pay it, says National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce. Challenged...... Read More

Pharmacy warfarin service benefits thousands

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a growing number of Kiwis are being supported to manage their blood thinning medication through a pharmacist-led scheme. “This Government has made providing care in the community and closer to home a priority,”...... Read More

Election lead-up takes Peters south

Winston Peters copped flak for avoiding a recent televised multi-party leaders’ debate, but will front in Ashburton. The New Zealand First leader will address a public meeting this week, as part of an assault on Labour’s water tax proposal. Irrigation...... Read More