Government to act on fuel market recommendations

  Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says the government will act after a report confirms consumers are paying more than what would... Read More

More cancer medicines for more people

Five new cancer medicines have now been funded this year, meaning thousands or people have more treatment options PHARMAC has today announced that it... Read More

Politicians size up 14 gram cannabis proposal

Cannabis law that could see New Zealanders legally buy 14 grams of the drug has MPs in a spin. National deputy leader Paula Bennett was told to "chill... Read More

New chums make charitable trust

Two new trustees have been voted in to join four re-elected trustees on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for the next three years.   But there... Read More

Govt to invest $3.5m to reduce repeated 1080 use

The Provincial Growth Fund has allocated $3.5 million to develop innovative predator control approaches which will reduce the need for repeated 1080... Read More

Opotiki council has all-woman leadership team

As well as being New Zealand's only Māori mayor, Lyn Riesterer is leading Opotiki Council's first all-woman leadership team. Opotiki District... Read More

Closer Government ties promised

The Government is seeking better central government agency alignment and partnerships with local government to address local issues to achieve better... Read More

Landlords: Rental law changes will hamper eviction

Landlords say they feel under siege with the government planning to make it tougher for them to boot out troublesome tenants. Renters argue they should... Read More

NZ medical staff & measles vaccines going to Samoa

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced that at the request of the Samoan Government, New Zealand will be providing further support to Samoa as... Read More

BOP MP‘s bill passes with unanimous support

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller’s Members’ Bill giving clarity around dividend rules has passed its final reading in Parliament with unanimous... Read More

Calls for stricter porn filters to protect kids

Children are watching pornography to understand sex and that'a huge concern, Chief Censor David Shanks says. Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin... Read More

St John welcome paramedic registration

New Zealand paramedics will now be registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). A move that is being welcomed by St John. The... Read More

Govt extends five-year limits on licences

  The government is giving a two year extension to those with learner and restricted drivers licences that are due to expire soon.   Under... Read More

More progress on cancer medicines, says Labour

PHARMAC’s decision to fund a new leukaemia treatment means three new cancer medicines have now been funded so far this year, Health Minister David... Read More

Irony and pleasure at new forest service site

    In 1987, a young Shane Jones accompanied two senior Labour government ministers to Rotorua to sell off the New Zealand Forestry Service. Today,... Read More