Green MP Golriz Ghahraman opens up about multiple sclerosis diagnosis
Green MP Golriz Ghahraman has opened up about her multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis, saying she feels she has a "responsibility" to start an honest conversation about the autoimmune disease. In a tweet, Ghahraman said today was...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 26 Feb 2020 | 2:47 am

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Housing Minister Megan Woods announces tailored 'place-based' response to Rotorua housing and homelessness issues
The Government will launch a "place-based assessment" of Rotorua's housing problem, in a renewed bid to address its status as a "homeless hotspot".It comes as Housing Minister Megan Woods visited the city on Wednesday, making the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 26 Feb 2020 | 1:00 am

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MPs told to expect a significant increase in Auckland rail's popularity by 2028
Auckland Transport expects the "backbone" of its public transport operation, its rail services, to double in popularity within eight years as the Government pours more funding into rail.Figures, provided to MPs at a Transport select...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 26 Feb 2020 | 12:23 am

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New Zealand supports Fijian communities displaced by climate change

New Zealand will support Fiji to relocate communities displaced by climate change through a $2 million contribution to the Climate Relocation and Displaced Peoples Trust Fund, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today in Suva.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 25 Feb 2020 | 11:35 pm

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ORC to request Ministerial 'call in' of upcoming plan changes

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) voted today to request that Minister for the Environment Hon.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 25 Feb 2020 | 11:28 pm

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Maori Council to establish national taskforce on water

"Let me be clear, Maori have a guardianship, ownership and protection role when it comes to the nations freshwater ways and let me be even clearer - if what has been happening to our freshwater eco-systems and ecology over the last hundred years was working then we would not be a position where w

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 25 Feb 2020 | 11:09 pm

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Will fishing industry donations will influence MPs' decisions?

The huge majority of New Zealanders think fishing industry donations to Members of Parliament at the last election have the potential to "strongly influence" decisions the MPs make, according to a poll conducted by Horizon Research.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 25 Feb 2020 | 10:23 pm

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EMA applauds Provincial Growth Fund in action

The EMA believes the $19.9m from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) which will create 150 jobs in Kawerau is just the spark needed to ignite growth in the Eastern Bay of Plenty town.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 25 Feb 2020 | 8:59 pm

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Remedy to ban on prisoner voting still breaches human rights, Justice Ministry says
The Government rejected Justice Ministry advice to allow all prisoners to vote, even though it would best uphold human rights and fulfill Treaty of Waitangi obligations.Instead Justice Minister Andrew Little opted to withhold voting...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 25 Feb 2020 | 7:12 pm

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'We are still and always will be friends': Hannah Tamaki on former campaign manager Jevan Goulter
Hannah Tamaki says she will "always be friends" with the campaign manager she dumped after he posted a tirade of abuse online.Jevan Goulter has been close friends with Tamaki and her husband Brian for the past nine years but this...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 25 Feb 2020 | 7:04 pm

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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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