Nats sorry for mass database sign-up

The National Party has been forced to apologise to potentially thousands of people after accidentally signing them up to the party database. People who signed up to join two petitions - against scrapping flights to Kāpiti Airport and one to save the...... Read More

Green-Nats question time deal sets govt up for rough ride

The government is set to get a tougher ride during parliamentary question time after the Greens handed most of their question allocation to National. Political parties are each given a certain amount of time for questions and speeches. Greens co-leader...... Read More

Most Aucklanders against Cup village wharf extension - poll

A poll suggests 70 percent of Aucklanders do not support a wharf extension for the America's Cup village on the city's waterfront. A new proposal released by the government on Wednesday includes a 45-metre wharf exension of Halsey Street Wharf...... Read More

NZ govt considers further measures against Russia

The Prime Minister isn't ruling out further measures against Russia over the UK nerve agent attack, including the expulsion of diplomats, after the government halted all efforts to restart trade talks. Asked if New Zealand might follow Britain...... Read More

Reducing the ratepayer’s burden

Tauranga City Council is proposing a restructuring for how it collects the rates, so the impact of the big increases planned over the next three years don’t all land on the lower end residential ratepayer as they do now. The rates increases for...... Read More

Justice Minister introduces bill to repeal law

An archaic law that has prevented people being charged for causing someone's death if they died more than 'one year and a day' after the criminal act looks set to be repealed, pending Cabinet approval.  Justice Minister Andrew Little...... Read More

Political challenge on SH2

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is awaiting a response from Transport Minister Phil Twyford, after formally inviting him to experience for himself the stretch of road between Omokoroa and Tauranga.  The request has been made by a formal invitation,...... Read More

Māori Trust develops retail heart in Rotorua

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta congratulates Pukeroa-Oruawhata Group in Rotorua for the opening of Kmart on their property today. “Today marks a major milestone in the third stage of the Trade Central development in the heart of the...... Read More

$5.8m tree growing boost for Minginui

A Bay of Plenty native plant nursery is to receive a $5.8 million boost from the Government Provincial Growth Fund to expand production. Ngati Whare’s plant nursery in Minginui will expand from employing nine people at present to 90, and plant...... Read More