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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Waikato cases - fears virus will spread 'everywhere in North Island'

The Delta outbreak in Waikato has seeded in marginalised communities, prompting concerns that it could mirror the outbreak in Auckland and spread all over the North Island.Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins warns that it's...

Source: - Politics | 28 Oct 2021 | 6:00 am

Sailing: Kiwi yachting great Sir Russell Coutts accuses Government of 'dictatorship' in social media post

Kiwi sailing great and America's Cup hero Sir Russell Coutts has launched a stinging attack on the Government, accusing it of turning into a "dictatorship".In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the 59-year-old Olympic gold medallist...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 10:29 pm

Rotorua mayor says Three Waters mandate 'not a surprise'

Rotorua's mayor says she is not surprised the Government will plough ahead with Three Waters reforms, but others in the district say the move is an "asset grab" and not democratic.On Wednesday morning Local Government Minister...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 7:00 pm

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Collins backs new vaccine mandates

National leader Judith Collins has further clarified her party's position on vaccine mandates, saying she backs the Government's decision to mandate that employees of certain businesses be vaccinated. National has faced criticism...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 6:48 pm

Three Waters backlash: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says 'little benefit for Aucklanders', Winston Peters calls it 'a blatant power grab'

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the Government's move to force councils to abide by the Three Waters Reforms will "provide little benefit to Aucklanders" and see the city lose control of more than a quarter of its assets.In a statement,...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 2:58 pm

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: 74 cases, Waikato alert level eased, school return plan for November 15

There are 74 Covid cases in the community today, as the Government reveals a tentative plan for primary schoolchildren to return to classes on November 15. Today's cases include 68 in Auckland and six in Waikato, all in Hamilton...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 1:15 pm

Three Waters: Decisions announced by Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta

The Government is set to force through its Three Waters reforms, u-turning on a previous position to make it voluntary for councils to join up to the amalgamation plan. Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta confirmed this morning...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 11:15 am

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: MIQ, schools, and vax mandates on list of sweeping Covid reforms

COVID LATEST:* Landmark MIQ legal battle: Richlister wants to self-isolate after private jet business trip * Police block protesters as hīkoi arrives at Auckland border * Barry Soper: Ardern avoiding the doom and gloom...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 8:10 am

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Barry Soper - Trevor Mallard to blame for PM avoiding Auckland

OPINION: It's not the Prime Minister's fault that she hasn't visited her Mt Albert constituency, or indeed the wider locked up mega city of Auckland - nothing ever is.It's the fault of the Inspector General of Parliament Trevor...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 5:00 am

Chlöe Swarbrick: NZ paying Covid price for structurally unfair political system

As activists, we're used to a scrap. Like those who fought for civil rights, gay rights and the five-day work week before us, we're aware that power doesn't cede anything without a fight. You'll be told it's just the way the world...

Source: - Politics | 27 Oct 2021 | 5:00 am

Stranded Kiwi cruise passengers depart Montevideo for home

Sixteen New Zealanders stranded on a Covid-19 stricken cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay are making their way home, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.

Source: - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 5:44 pm

Camp Taji defence personnel to reunite with their families

New Zealand Defence Force personnel who have been in isolation since returning to New Zealand from Iraq last month, will be reunited with their families starting from today, announced Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Source: - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 12:42 pm

Police and Aviation Security officers patrol the lockdown

Officers from Police and the Aviation Security Service are teaming up to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 lockdown and provide community reassurance about safety and law enforcement.

Source: - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 10:29 am

Government confirms Bayfair underpass to go ahead

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today confirmed an underpass for people walking and cycling will be part of the Baypark to Bayfair Link project in Tauranga, following thorough investigations by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Source: - Politics | 10 Apr 2020 | 4:16 pm

Parents should have support in post-natal recovery - Upston

Mothers deserve support when they give birth and should be allowed to have a nominated partner present for post-natal recovery, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

Source: - Politics | 10 Apr 2020 | 8:02 am

New Conservative leader to contest Waimakariri Electorate

New Conservative Leader Leighton Baker has lived in and around the Waimakariri district since 1992 and is revelling in the opportunity to represent the electorate in Parliament after the 2020 general election.

Source: - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 4:10 pm

'An all-of-govt COVID-19 response requires central-local Urban Growth Partnerships'

An all-of-government COVID-19 response requires central-local Urban Growth Partnerships

Source: - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:56 pm

Acknowledging an extraordinary te reo champion

E tangi ana a Taranaki iwi, e tangi ana te ao Māori, otirā e tangi ana te motu. Mōu katoa ngā roimata e riringi whānui ana, mōu katoa ngā mihi.

Source: - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:50 pm

New RMA climate change proposals increase cost and uncertainty - PEPANZ

Proposals to expand the role of local councils into climate change mitigation under the Resource Management Act would add confusion, complexity and duplication, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) and Straterra.

Source: - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:27 pm

'COLFO urges Minister to temporarily extend licences'

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) is calling for an equal extension to all licencing regimes, following the Government’s announcement today offering motorists a six-month licencing grace period.

Source: - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:07 pm

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