New $40M lakefront a hit for out-of-towners

Out-of-towners are flocking to the new Rotorua lakefront playground, and it’s proving to be a hit. The $40m lakefront redevelopment project,... Read More

Council mayhem, health chaos & political showdowns

As Local Democracy Reporting begins a new chapter under NZ On Air's Public Interest Journalism Fund and the new leadership of David Reid and Conan... Read More

A dozen quirky new laws you may not have heard of

Here's 12 up-and-coming bits of legislation you may have missed thanks to the hustle and bustle of Covid-19 this year. They are yet to complete... Read More

CEOs of health entities set to replace DHBs named

Counties Manukau District Health Board's Fepulea'i Margie Apa has just been named the chief executive of the interim Health New Zealand. Hauraki... Read More

CEO’s grim warning as NZ manages global urea chaos

The Ministry of Transport says New Zealand is well positioned to navigate the global shortage in diesel exhaust additive, caused by the restricted export... Read More

Government‘s $1.34m hemp funding

New Government funding will help a New Zealand hemp fibre company explore untapped opportunities – from soft flooring to food packaging that’s... Read More

Border exceptions announced for some workers

Hundreds of specialist tech workers and some agricultural workers will be allowed to travel to New Zealand under new border exception rules. Software... Read More

Offshore residence applications to resume

Immigration New Zealand is to resume processing all offshore residence applications ahead of the border gradually reopening next year. As a result of... Read More

Bill to allow changes to birth certificates passes

Parliament has passed the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill, which allows people to change their birth certificates to reflect... Read More

LIVE: Govt announces Smokefree 2025 action plan

Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall is announcing the government's Smokefree 2025 Action Plan after public consultation this year. The government... Read More

Govt reveals 25-year plan to tackle violence

A 25-year plan to tackle the amount of violence in New Zealand homes is being unveiled by the government this morning. The country's first National... Read More

National Party leader announces caucus reshuffle

Former leader Judith Collins has taken a tumble in the National Party rankings announced by new leader Christopher Luxon today. The party reshuffle... Read More

Applications open for new 2021 Resident Visa

The first round of applications for New Zealand’s new 2021 Resident visa open today. “This one-off pathway provides certainty for a great... Read More

New leader Luxon calls for “unified” National

Christopher Luxon has been elected Leader of the New Zealand National Party, alongside Nicola Willis as Deputy Leader. The decision was made at Caucus... Read More

Bridges withdraws, backs Luxon as National leader

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has withdrawn from the National leadership contest, backing Christopher Luxon to take over from Judith Collins. Bridges announced... Read More