New $730 million fund for iwi builds

The government says a new $730 million fund will help iwi build more than a thousand new houses. The programme - called Whai Kāinga, Whai Oranga -... Read More

Hipkins on border exemption error

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins is rejecting suggestions Auckland's border is too easy to flout, after two women travelled to Northland... Read More

Twenty five years of MMP in New Zealand

A blast from the past is being used to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first MMP election in New Zealand. After looking through the archives,... Read More

Covid information: questions raised over slowness

The slowness with which locations of interest have been announced following a weak positive case in Katikati is frustrating local MPs.   “It... Read More

Groundswell rev up for second nationwide protest

After the success of the Groundswell NZ ute tax protest in July, a second nationwide protest is set for November 21 this year. The format will remain... Read More

Demand for Government to be upfront about breach

The National and ACT parties are calling for the Government to be upfront about the enforcement of Covid rules following the announcement on Friday that... Read More

Pressure on as Northland locks down

The Government is bracing for a torrid few weeks ahead as Covid cases rise, after Northland was plunged into a level 3 lockdown overnight and experts... Read More

Cabinet to discuss alert level options

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Cabinet will be looking to ease lower risk options in Auckland and the cases in the Waikato are not material to that... Read More

Ardern slates Destiny Church over gathering

The protest organised and hosted by Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki yesterday was "a slap in the face" for Aucklanders who were complying... Read More

Government backs down on NCEA arts changes

The Government has backed down on a proposal to merge three art forms into one subject at NCEA-level education.   But some remain unhappy, with... Read More

Government announces new residence visa

Thousands of migrant workers stuck in visa limbo will soon have the chance to apply for fast-tracked residency. The government has confirmed it is setting... Read More

LIVE: Everyone can be a vaccine influencer- Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield have once again spoken about the importance of vaccines for New Zealand. The... Read More

New approach to supporting Kiwis‘ mental wellbeing

The Government is taking a new approach to support people who experience mental distress, Health Minister Andrew Little says.   “Kia Manawanui... Read More

Clean Vehicles Bill passes first reading

The government's plan to reward those who buy EVs and low-emission vehicles and charge those importing gas guzzlers is now a step closer to becoming... Read More

Calls for Govt to change rules around funerals

The Funeral Directors Association this morning announced that it has called on the Government for a further change of heart for funerals and tangihanga... Read More