Politics

More diversity for smarter justice reforms

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced he’s added more diversity and filled the two remaining places on the expert advisory group focussing on the criminal justice reform programmes. “I’m looking forward to launching the...... Read More

Fund supports nationwide events

The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern is encouraging communities to apply for funding to help with hosting local events commemorating the signing of Te Tiriti. Applications for the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund open today. “Waitangi...... Read More

Govt to freeze MP salaries

The Government is freezing MP salaries and allowances for a year while developing a fairer formula for future pay increases. The Remuneration Authority is due to make a decision on MP pay shortly. “Today Cabinet agreed to freeze MP Pay till...... Read More

Concrete solutions to Auckland’s building waste

More than $3 million of funding will help divert 40,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste from landfills in Auckland every year. Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced a Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) grant of $3.1 million...... Read More

Commissioner details allocation of 1800 police

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today confirmed further details around the allocation of the 1800 additional officers, following a $298.8 million increase for Police in Budget 2018. “Our organisation aspires for New Zealand to be the world’s...... Read More

Green party minister bikes to hospital to have baby

The Green party Minister Julie Anne Genter says she has gone into hospital to have her baby induced. The Minister for Women and Associate Minister for both Health and Transport announced her news on social media. She shared a photo of herself cycling...... Read More

Funding for Ngāpuhi hapū hui

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little has announced funding support for Ngāpuhi hapū to consider their Treaty settlement progress. Andrew says that the funding is to enable hapū to hold hui to consider the evolved mandate negotiation...... Read More

Waste work programme to tackle tough problems

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced a programme of work to take action on New Zealand’s long-neglected waste problems. “Since taking on the waste portfolio I have heard loud and clear from New Zealanders that they...... Read More