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West Papua activists call on Prime Minister for action

West Papua solidarity activists met yesterday and resolved to call on the Prime Minister to step up to help resolve the escalating crisis in West Papua.

Source: - Politics | 25 Aug 2019 | 2:38 pm

Minister must patch holes in Govt’s cyber security - National

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister must take responsibility and act decisively in the wake of the unacceptable data breach at her ministry, National’s Arts Culture and Heritage spokesperson Nicky Wagner says.

Source: - Politics | 25 Aug 2019 | 1:24 pm

10-year transport budget blown on Twyford’s trains - Bishop

Documents released by Treasury reveal why vital new roads across the country are being scrapped or stalled - because Labour’s trains have swallowed up the transport budget for the next ten years, National’s Transport spokesman Chris Bishop says.

Source: - Politics | 25 Aug 2019 | 11:33 am

Ministry for Culture and Heritage reports serious digital privacy security breach

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a major government security breach is "very disappointing" after private details of hundreds of young New Zealanders, including passports, birth certificates and drivers' licence details, were exposed...

Source: - Politics | 25 Aug 2019 | 10:44 am

Four weeks and still no leadership on Ihumatao - Bridges

It’s been a month since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stuck her oar in Ihumātao and we still haven’t seen any leadership, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

Source: - Politics | 25 Aug 2019 | 8:01 am

Catholic Church calls for Ihumātao solution, urges Jacinda Ardern to visit

The Catholic Church is joining other organisations in calling on Jacinda Ardern to visit Ihumātao.Demonstrators continue to occupy the south Auckland housing development site.The Justice and Peace Commission of the Catholic...

Source: - Politics | 24 Aug 2019 | 11:54 pm

More mental health nurses sign up for voluntary bonding

A record number of mental health nurses have applied for a scheme to help reduce shortages in hospitals, in our communities, and in our regions, Health Minister David Clark says.

Source: - Politics | 24 Aug 2019 | 11:22 am

Investment package to boost Glacier Country tourism

The West Coast’s Glacier Country will receive a significant investment to boost the area’s spectacular visitor attractions, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

Source: - Politics | 24 Aug 2019 | 11:09 am

Jacinda Ardern dons hijab as she fronts Islamic Women's Council national conference

The March 15 mosque attacks are at the forefront of the Islamic Women's Council national conference.This morning's session at the Zayed College for Girls in Auckland's Mangere, opened with a reflection on the tough year for the...

Source: - Politics | 24 Aug 2019 | 10:30 am

Star light, star bright, who'll be our night mayor in Auckland tonight?

The New Zealand Initiative reckons Auckland needs a night mayor. In the interests of civic duty the Weekend Herald nominates some potential candidates. John Tamihere The advantage of being a big city? Plenty of room for big...

Source: - Politics | 24 Aug 2019 | 5:00 am

Another child homicide - New Conservative

The death of another innocent baby reported last night is an indictment on this government’s ability to provide fundamental protection to the sanctity of human life.

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 10:40 pm

Partnership key to new rail service - Hamilton City Council

Better connections for a growing city and a great example of a partnership approach is how Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Richard Briggs has welcomed today’s funding decision for Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail infrastructure.

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:20 pm

Central Govt funding gives boost to passenger rail infrastructure in Waikato

Central Government funding for the Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail will give a big boost to rail-related infrastructure in the Waikato district.

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:08 pm

Whanganui District Council policy 'aims to reduce alcohol-related harm'

Whanganui District Council’s Local Alcohol Policy comes into force on Monday, 2 September 2019 after the provisional policy was adopted by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority on Wednesday, 3 July 2019.

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 5:04 pm

There have been many books about MPs over the years, how can Collins stand out?

National MP Judith Collins will be far from the only politician to write, or have written, a book about her life but she will become one of the few who have done so not as a party leader. She is also one of the few to write her...

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 4:54 pm

Jacinda Ardern's response to hīkoi: Visit to Ihumātao 'a matter of timing'

By RNZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will go to Ihumātao - but not until the stand-off between iwi and Fletchers is over.Hundreds of people marched for six hours in the pouring rain yesterday to Ardern's Mt Albert...

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 4:51 pm

Jacinda Ardern speaks to Stuart Nash about his behaviour after Air NZ outburst

Jacinda Ardern has spoken to Napier MP Stuart Nash, after he swore at an Air New Zealand staff member. The Prime Minister told Hawke's Bay Today she had spoken to Nash on Thursday. "I spoke to Minister Nash yesterday to reiterate...

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 3:54 pm

Hundreds turn out for Parliament's lone climate change protester's 100th consecutive day

Nearly 300 people turned out to join Ollie Langridge on his 100th and final consecutive day protesting outside Parliament this afternoon. He's been lobbying MPs to declare a climate emergency – a call that has thus far been unanswered....

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 3:25 pm

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter wanted to investigate banning petrol car imports by 2035

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter ordered an investigation into a total ban on petrol car imports by 2035 among a range of options to reduce emissions in the national transport fleet.An array of documents, including...

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 11:59 am

Businessman seeks to keep name secret in Auckland Council tech goods bribery case

A businessman accused of bribing a public official to secure a $150,000 Chinese tech goods deal is fighting to keep his name secret.The now 56-year-old has pleaded not guilty to one charge laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)...

Source: - Politics | 23 Aug 2019 | 9:40 am

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