Waihi teen livin’ the local government dream

Waihi 17-year-old Joshua Mason never wanted to be a fireman or astronaut when he grew up. Instead, he always dreamed of being a politician. It’s a career choice that is met with bemusement by many. “I definitely get some funny looks when...... Read More

National announces spokesperson for Drug Reform

National Leader Simon Bridges has appointed Paula Bennett to the new position of Spokesperson for Drug Reform as the Government pushes ahead with its agenda of drug decriminalisation, to signal National’s commitment to holding them to account. Mr...... Read More

$11m boost for low emission transport

Low emission transport will receive a record boost totalling more than $11 million, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today. “Today I’m announcing the largest round of new funding from the Government’s Low Emission...... Read More

Climate change not so cool

With temperatures high around the country, Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter has launched the Ministry of Health’s new Heat Health Plan Guidelines. “Climate change is a big threat to our society, and we need to plan for anticipated...... Read More

NZ company gets licensed for high THC cannabis

An East Coast cannabis company has been given the go ahead to grow strains of the plant with high levels of cannabinoids. Hikurangi Cannabis was one of the first in the country to get a license for medicinal cannabis cultivation last year. Now, its...... Read More

Govt’s Small Business Council missing in action

Small business owners are still waiting for the Government’s Small Business Council to do something for a sector struggling with rising costs and prescriptive labour law changes, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “It...... Read More

CPTPP meeting agrees on guidelines

The first Commission meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has reached agreement on guidelines to expand the trade agreement. Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker welcomed the agreement on accession...... Read More