Woods and Webb give NZ‘s COVID-19 isolation update

Minister Megan Woods and Air Commodore Digby Webb are giving an update on the country's COVID-19 isolation and quarantine system. In COVID-19 developments... Read More

David Clark resigns as Health Minister

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted David Clark’s resignation as Health Minister. “David Clark contacted me yesterday to confirm... Read More

Todd Muller announces caucus reshuffle

With the retirement of Paula Bennett, National Party leader Todd Muller is announcing a caucas reshuffle. "Today I am confirming a minor shadow... Read More

July 1 marks progress for workers and families

More jobs and more family time with newborns are the centrepiece of a suite of government initiatives coming into effect today.  “The Coalition... Read More

Government invests $73m in screen sector

Thousands of Kiwi jobs and investment in New Zealand productions will be protected through a screen sector support package announced by the government... Read More

Extension to paid parental leave from today

The Prime Minister says it's a "no brainer" for New Zealand families to have as much time with their young children as possible, as she... Read More

Govt reveals how $3b infrastructure fund spending

The government has announced a $3 billion infrastructure fund that will help create more than 20,000 jobs post COVID-19. Finance Minister Grant... Read More

Muller hits out at NZ border issue

  Bay of Plenty MP and Opposition leader Todd Muller is calling on the Prime Minister to “stop misrepresenting the border issue”.   He... Read More

Rotorua represented on regional skills group

Rotorua will be well represented on a new Regional Skills Leadership Group set up by the government to be "eyes and ears for labour market recovery"... Read More

Prisoner voting bill passes in Parliament

  Prisoners serving a sentence of less than three years will now be able to vote in September's general election.   The prisoner voting... Read More

Candidates confirmed for Rotorua and Waiariki

Six candidates have so far been confirmed to stand in the Rotorua electorate in September's general election with the possibility of two more being... Read More

New campaign to help Kiwis in dairy farming jobs

The Government and dairy sector have joined forces on a new campaign to support COVID-19 affected workers into a farming career. The 2020 GoDairy campaign... Read More

Govt tweaks border rules for ship crews

Crew on international cargo and fishing vessels are being added to the list of people who must spend 14 days in quarantine if they wish to take any... Read More

Hannah Tamaki’s bid for Waiariki

Hannah Tamaki is only 5 foot 3, but sometimes she feels like the “biggest person in the room”. It’s true she has a gravitational pull... Read More

UPDATE: Rotorua hotels used in Covid-19 quarantine

At least two Rotorua hotels are being used to house 232 people under Covid-19 quarantine. Rotorua Now understands the Ibis Hotel on Rangiuru St... Read More