Politics

Declaration for Ambition welcomed - Shaw

Minister for Climate Change James Shaw has welcomed the ‘Declaration for Ambition’ on climate change, signed by the High Ambition Coalition group of countries. The Coalition is a group of countries, including New Zealand, who are committed...... Read More

New initiatives to support M.bovis response

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor has unveiled a set of initiatives to support the Mycoplasma bovis response and improve farm biosecurity practices based on feedback from farmers and rural communities. “Farmers have been attending...... Read More

$1.7 million investment for Hawke’s Bay rangatahi

Employment Minister Willie Jackson announced $1.7 million over two years for four He Poutama Rangatahi initiatives in the Hawke’s Bay today. “The programmes will support over 500 rangatahi aged 15 to 24, their communities and Local employers,...... Read More

It’s a girl! Jacinda Ardern gives birth

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a baby girl this afternoon. The Prime Minister's office said Ms Ardern was driven to hospital by her partner Clark Gayford this morning, arriving at 5.50am. New Zealand First leader and deputy Prime...... Read More

MPs trade blows over four-lane highway

‘Weak’ is the word Phil Twyford has used to described a petition delivered to parliament calling on the Government to commit a continuous four-lane highway stretching from Tauranga to Katikati. “National spent nine years neglecting...... Read More

Good news for residents of retirement villages

Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, has announced that from 1 July 2018, eligible retirement village residents will be able to apply to their local council for a rates rebate. “The Rates Rebate (Retirement Village Residents) Amendment...... Read More

Should NZ ditch public holidays? David Seymour thinks so.

Should New Zealand do away with public holidays and just let Kiwis decide when to have a break? That's what ACT Party leader David Seymour is pitching, saying the government should not be telling people when they have to take their holidays. New...... Read More

Baby’s on the way: Jacinda Ardern in hospital to give birth

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has gone into hospital to give birth, her office says. New Zealand First leader and deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is now acting Prime Minister. Ms Ardern has previously said she would take six weeks maternity leave. Her...... Read More

Muller to be face of ‘responsible drinking’

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has today put his hand up to be a champion for responsible drinking in Parliament, in response to the Ministry of Health report on the impacts of alcohol on our community and a call out from the AM Show for a MP to front...... Read More