Mike Hosking: Latest figures prove Donald Trump can't win trade war
COMMENT: They have finally put a number on the Trump trade war: $1500 a house.Every house in America is paying $1500 to be at war with China.The trouble with that, is once that figure floats about a bit and sinks into the psyche,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 4:22 am

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Government opposes better protection for builders - Bayly

The Government is blocking a law change that would better protect builders and construction firms from losing money on Government projects, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 2:41 am

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Government releases first national voluntary emissions offset guidelines

Minister for Climate Change James Shaw has today released New Zealand’s first national guidance for local businesses to voluntarily offset their emissions.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 2:32 am

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MP Maggie Barry apologises for aggressive behaviour during euthanasia debate
North Shore National MP Maggie Barry has issued an apology to Parliament and to Assistant Speaker Ruth Dyson for an aggressive outburst against her during debate on the End of Life choice Bill last week.Dyson received the apology...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 2:29 am

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Jacinda Ardern acknowledges risk to NZ's reputation from sex assault scandal
By Craig McCulloch of RNZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the Labour sexual assault scandal risks hurting New Zealand's reputation on the world stage as she heads abroad.And she's defending her decision to leave...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 2:22 am

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Former Defence Force chiefs face questions at Operation Burnham probe
Former Defence Force chief Tim Keating has told an inquiry the military missed chances to earlier admit civilians may have been killed in an SAS-led raid in Afghanistan. His predecessor, meanwhile, has faced questions about how...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 2:20 am

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PM wants to hear from ‘business’ - but only those she controls - NZTU

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is questioning why, for the second time, Jacinda Ardern has appointed a Crown-owned company Chief Executive to Chair her "Business Advisory Council", following her announcement that Mercury CEO Fraser Whineray is set to replace Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Lu

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 1:53 am

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Fraser Whineray to chair PM’s Business Advisory Council

Mercury chief executive Fraser Whineray has been named as the new chair of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council (BAC).

He replaces outgoing Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon.

The Prime Minister established the Council last year to:

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 1:22 am

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Trade, tourism on Jacinda Ardern's agenda for Japan trip
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will discuss trade and tourism opportunities with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Japan this week, while also taking in an All Blacks game at the Rugby World Cup.Ardern, who left for Japan last...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 1:00 am

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Good call to keep Karel Sroubek locked up - Mitchell

The Parole Board’s decision to keep drug smuggler Karel Sroubek behind bars was the right one, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 18 Sep 2019 | 12:57 am

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National would legalise cannabis if public voted in favour - Bridges
If the public votes in favour of legalising cannabis in a referendum, a National-led government would change the law accordingly, National Party leader Simon Bridges says.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:11 am

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National calls for inquiry head to step down
National wants the head of an inquiry into Wally Haumaha's appointment as deputy police commissioner to step down or be sacked.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 3:09 am

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Sri Lankan visa scam revealed, but no review of past applications
Hundreds of students from Sri Lanka could be here illegally, while officials do what they can to investigate claims of fraud in the student visa scheme.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 12:00 am

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Govt departments urged to find solution on synthetic cannabis
Government agencies have been asked to urgently find ways to reduce the harm caused by synthetic cannabis.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 30 Jul 2018 | 11:21 pm

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Government seeks public input on well-being indicators
The government wants public input on a set of well-being indicators it intends to incorporate into all future Budgets.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 30 Jul 2018 | 10:08 pm

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PM reveals new twists in tape-gate scandal
Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed disgraced MP Todd Barclay offered to play him the tape recording that led to his downfall.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Politics | 24 Jun 2017 | 10:37 pm

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PM Bill English tries to put a bad week behind him by promising tax cuts
A fourth-term National Government will further cut taxes and raise incomes, Prime Minister Bill English has said in a speech to lift party faithful after a horror week.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Politics | 24 Jun 2017 | 9:53 pm

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Politicians sidestep campaign spending limits with billboards on public land
Major political parties have found a way around electoral campaign rules by calling hundreds of public meetings across the country.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Politics | 24 Jun 2017 | 7:25 pm

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Oscar Kightley: Why Bill English is as nimble as a Team New Zealand yacht
OPINION: Some National Party supporters may have worried when former leader John Key stepped down as leader.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Politics | 24 Jun 2017 | 1:30 pm

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Stacey Kirk: Self-inflicted body-blows is National's biggest threat in an election-year
OPINION: MPs like to claim their party alone gets "the issues real New Zealanders care about".

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Politics | 24 Jun 2017 | 1:00 pm

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