National: EV scheme “takes from the poor”

The government is being accused by National of acting like a "reverse Robin Hood" with its latest electric vehicle rebate scheme. From July... Read More

Visa extensions for 10,000 workers

About 10,000 foreign workers on temporary visas are being allowed to stay in the country for another six months to help ease labour shortages while... Read More

Fears review may affect $24m foreign enrolments

Primary and intermediate schools fear a government review is threatening foreign enrolments worth more than $20 million a year in fees. Sector leaders... Read More

Accreditation needed under new work visa rules

Employers with migrant staff are facing what the immigration ministry says is the biggest change to work visas in a generation. The Accredited Employer... Read More

Nick Smith to retire from Parliament

After 30 years, National MP Nick Smith is leaving Parliament after details of an inquiry into a verbal altercation at his Wellington office was leaked... Read More

New fund for regional ecomonic growth

The government has taken the next step to boost regional economic recovery with the establishment of the new fund to replace the Provincial Growth Fund. Economic... Read More

Youth ahead to Court of Appeal to lower voting age

A youth-led campaign to lower the voting age to 16 will take its case to the Court of Appeal in an effort to push through the change before next year’s... Read More

LIVE: PM to announce new Governor-General

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to make an announcement about the Governor-General in her post-cabinet briefing to media. She is expected... Read More

Benefit increases welcomed but some need more

The government is being accused of dismissing major funding issues for some community organisations that support people experiencing hardship. Social... Read More

Government announce $344M for Scott Base revamp

The Government has announced a major redevelopment of Scott Base in Antarctica which will create hundreds of jobs in today’s Budget. Minister... Read More

National slam “treading water” Budget

The National Party state that yesterday’s Budget lacks the plan and ambition needed to grow the economy and reduce the debt burden on future generations. The... Read More

Budget 2021 LIVE: Benefits set to increase

The Government aims to lift up to 33,000 children out of poverty with changes to benefit levels announced in the Budget today. All benefit rates will... Read More

Live: Budget 2021 Minister to reveal spending plan

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is announcing the government's 2021 Budget at 2pm. It is expected it will deliver more money into the pockets of... Read More

Budget set to deliver more money to NZ‘s poorest

Today is Budget Day and all signs are it will deliver more money into the pockets of New Zealand's poorest and those hit hardest by Covid-19. There... Read More

More sick leave on the way for employees

Sick leave entitlement is set to increase from five days to 10. Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced the passing of an amendment... Read More