Political slip of the tongue claims top spot in this year's Quote of the Year
New Zealand has listened and voted, awarding Simon Bridges' slip of the tongue as this year's best quote in Massey University's annual Quote of the Year award.In July, the leader of the Opposition accidentally referred to his deputy...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 13 Dec 2018 | 2:35 am

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Audrey Young: Grant Robertson maintains his credibility as plans for next Budget gather pace
COMMENT BY AUDREY YOUNG The headline forecast in the latest set of Government accounts of a mere $1.7 billion surplus in the current year should be very helpful to Finance Minister Grant Robertson.It should put a sock in some...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 13 Dec 2018 | 1:43 am

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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says 'timing issues' caused lower than expected surplus
The Treasury is expecting the Government's 2019 surplus to be $2 billion less than it had previously been forecast due to "timing issues".It today released its Half Yearly Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU), which showed the surplus...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 13 Dec 2018 | 12:05 am

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New Corrections dogs to sniff out synthetic cannabis
Labour MP Duncan Webb was thoroughly checked - and cleared - for drugs this morning as part of a demonstration from a Corrections dog newly trained in detecting synthetic cannabis."I am slightly nervous," Webb said as he sat in...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 12 Dec 2018 | 11:40 pm

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Ngati Tuwharetoa passes third reading

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Andrew Little, today welcomed Te Ariki Tā Tumu Te Heuheu and members of Ngāti Tūwharetoa to Parliament to witness the Third Reading of their Treaty Settlement legislation, the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Claims Settlement Bill.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 12 Dec 2018 | 11:04 pm

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New Zealand First heralds full and final settlement of Ngati Tuwharetoa claims

New Zealand First has welcomed the passage of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Claims Settlement Bill, which represents the full and final settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of the central North Island iwi Ngāti Tūwharetoa.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 12 Dec 2018 | 10:58 pm

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Fiscal strategy sees households struggling - Adams

New Zealand households are struggling to get ahead, based on the latest fiscal and economic projections, making a mockery of the Coalition’s claims to be a ‘transformational Government’, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 12 Dec 2018 | 10:56 pm

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National to PM - release the text from Karel Sroubek supporter
National Party leader Simon Bridges is calling the Prime Minister "dishonest by omission" and demanding she release the text message she received from Richie Hardcore, a supporter of hers and a friend of controversial Czech drug-smuggler...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 12 Dec 2018 | 10:51 pm

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New Zealand to phase down use of HFCs from 2020

New Zealand will begin phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from 2020 as part of an international effort expected to avoid 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 12 Dec 2018 | 10:45 pm

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NZ to Chair Missile Technology Control Regime

Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Winston Peters announced today that New Zealand will take up the chair of the Missile Technology Control Regime later next year.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 12 Dec 2018 | 10:26 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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