Politics

Will welfare crackdown impact vulnerable youth?

The government's crackdown on welfare recipients will directly affect young people experiencing homelessness, a youth development advocate says. The Ministry... Read More

State of the nation is fragile says Luxon

Christopher Luxon has delivered his first State of the Nation speech as Prime Minister on Sunday morning, saying while "the state of the nation is fragile",... Read More

Government announces agriculture delegations

The coalition Government has announced ministerial delegations to support key areas across the Primary sector to deliver for New Zealand's food and fiber sector,... Read More

Launch of refurbished Police patrol car

On Thursday, February 15, the New Zealand Police Museum will be showcasing a refurbished and rejuvenated 1988 Mitsubishi V3000 patrol car after many months of... Read More

What's prompted interest rate expectations U-turn?

Bad news for anyone trying to work out what to do with their home loans - the latest tranche of economic data has prompted an about-turn so sharp in interest... Read More

Flawed 111 system risking lives

The government was warned a year ago that the 111 emergency call system is so old, slow and fragmented that it is causing deaths and injuries, police documents... Read More

Budget to be delivered on May 30

The coalition Government will be delivering its first budget on May 30. "Plans to deliver tax relief to hard-working New Zealanders, rebuild business confidence... Read More

Calls for council to stop "wasteful spending"

There was standing room only as some of Whakatāne's more vocal critics of the district council met in the living room of community watchdog Sandy Milne this... Read More

Corruption perception: NZ must be more open

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says New Zealand must be even more open and direct if it is to improve its ranking as one of the least corrupt countries in... Read More

Govt to reform financial services regulations

The Government will reform financial services regulations, ensuring clarity and cutting red tape for both institutions and Kiwis, says Commerce and Consumer... Read More

Focus on student success as new school year starts

As schools start back for 2024, Education Minister Erica Stanford says there will be a relentless focus on ensuring students' are achieving at school. 'It's... Read More

Inflation slows to lowest rate in two years

Inflation has slowed to its lowest level in more than two years, but domestic price pressures remain stubborn and will slow any move to cut interest rates. Stats... Read More