Politics

Death of Jamal Khashoggi – Winston Peters

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister Trade and Export Growth David Parker say the New Zealand government continues to condemn in the strongest possible terms the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives. The death of...... Read More

Govt needs to consider laws that ’cool down rent prices’

An Auckland advocacy group wants the government to change housing laws as growing numbers seek hardship assistance from Work and Income. During the three months to September 2018, more than $100 million was granted to almost 350,000 people. Much of...... Read More

National goes to Diwali despite criticism

The National Party has turned out in full force at Auckland's Diwali festival today, despite leaked comments that drew ire from the Indian community. Rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross released a recording of a private phone call with National Party leader...... Read More

Petition launched to overturn fuel taxes

A petition to repeal the government’s new fuel taxes and relieve financial pressure at the pumps has been launched by the National Party. National Leader Simon Bridges says the average New Zealand household is now paying $200 a year more in petrol...... Read More

Jami-Lee Ross admits to affair with another MP

Rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross has admitted to having an affair with another MP in an interview with Newstalk ZB. Mr Ross admitted having relationships with some of the women who came forward alleging harrassment, including one who was an MP. He named the...... Read More

No ceiling on recycling opportunity

Auckland-based business Asona is getting $185,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund to help develop a recycling system for acoustic ceiling panels, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. “The Government is committed to reducing...... Read More

MSD reviews how it investigates benefit fraud

The Ministry of Social Development is reviewing how it investigates the most serious allegations of benefit fraud. The Privacy Commissioner and beneficiary advocates have raised concerns about the way investigators gather information, saying some of...... Read More

Texts between Jami-Lee Ross and Greg Hamilton revealed

The National Party has released texts between outgoing MP Jami-Lee Ross and general secretary Greg Hamilton. He promised to release those during his bombshell media conference on Tuesday, but forgot to release them alongside yesterday's recording...... Read More