New Year border exception for seasonal workers

From January next year, up to 2000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to travel to New Zealand to address labour shortages in... Read More

Prime Minister to attend APEC Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will attend the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and associated events virtually today and tomorrow. “In... Read More

Airbnb controls ‘big brother territory’ says Nash

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says regulation of Airbnbs and similar offerings to quell their effects on the housing market could be “big brother... Read More

Govt secures in-principal COVID vaccine deal

The government has reached an in-principle agreement to purchase doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for the entire population. The agreement with Janssen... Read More

Additional testing to strengthen border

New testing measures are being put in place to increase the safety of border workers and further strengthen New Zealand’s barriers against COVID-19,... Read More

Calls for firearm register amid shooting incidents

The Police Association wants the government to hurry up its firearms register in order to stem the flow of guns to criminal groups. A 24-year-old man... Read More

Govt plans market study into fair grocery prices

The Government has today launched a market study to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair price for groceries. “Supermarkets are an integral... Read More

National unveils shadow government

National’s new caucus line-up reflects the party’s wealth of talent and experience across a range of portfolios, but most importantly in... Read More

$100K support for flood affected Napier community

The government will contribute $100,000 towards a Mayoral Relief Fund to support those most affected by the recent severe weather in Napier. “I... Read More

New vaping laws take effect today

New vaping laws in New Zealand will come into effect today. Health Minister Andrew Little says the laws are intended to discourage young people from... Read More

NZ PM congratulates US President-elect Joe Biden

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory in the US Presidential election. “The... Read More

More pay equity measures come into force

Employees in female-dominated occupations now have a clearer pathway to pay equity, with changes to New Zealand’s Equal Pay Act coming into force... Read More

Special votes: National loses two seats

The National Party has lost another two MPs on the final election result - with Labour and the Māori Party picking up an extra seat each. The Electoral... Read More

Cabinet gets shake-up with new COVID portfolio

If it was a COVID election, this could be called a COVID Cabinet, with the pandemic having a big hand in the shape of the new ministerial line-up. Prime... Read More

Grant Robertson takes on deputy PM role

Finance and Infrastructure Minister Grant Robertson has been announced as the new deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. The announcement comes this... Read More