Politics

Finance Minister travels to World Economic Forum

Finance Minister Grant Robertson will accompany the Prime Minister to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF).   He will also visit Belgium and the United Kingdom for economic and business engagements.   “This...... Read More

PM to promote trade and wellbeing

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be promoting free trade agreements with the UK and EU and the Government’s wellbeing agenda to global leaders when she heads to London, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and Brussels next week. The...... Read More

Government accounts show books in good order

The latest Crown financial statements released today show the Government’s books are in good order, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today published the Crown accounts for the five months ended 30 November 2018, showing a surplus...... Read More

Increase in organ donors being compensated

National MP Chris Bishop is welcoming the news that 92 people obtained full compensation for donating live organs last year, under the first full year of the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Act being in force. “It is fantastic that the implementation...... Read More

Lower Hutt mayor calls for ’harmony’ after gang brawl

Police are promising a round the clock presence in the Lower Hutt suburb of Stokes Valley until they establish who was involved in a brawl at a local park yesterday. Locals reported fighting involving patched gang members - believed to be Mongrel Mob...... Read More

Budget shortfall blamed for school redevelopment delay

Parents at Warkworth Primary School have been told that a $13 million redevelopment project at the school has been delayed for six months because of a budget shortfall at the Ministry of Education. The senior school moved from the old school across...... Read More