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Most Aucklanders support Efeso Collins' free public transport proposal - poll

Most Aucklanders in a new poll support Mayoral candidate Efeso Collins' free public transport proposal for Tamaki Makaurau.A survey of 772 Aucklanders conducted by Collins and research firm Talbot Mills showed 73 per cent support...

Source: - Politics | 4 Jul 2022 | 3:36 pm

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 'excellent' to be in Australia - 501s, business and Pacific on the agenda

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has arrived in Melbourne for a packed five-day schedule after her trip to Europe, saying it was "excellent" to get her business mission under way at last.Ardern was welcomed with a ceremony by Wurundjeri...

Source: - Politics | 4 Jul 2022 | 2:54 pm

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Health Minister Andrew Little now infected

Health Minister Andrew Little now has first-hand experience of the pandemic after being infected with Covid-19.Little confirmed his positive test result today. Working from my bedroom for the next week. Being double vaccinated...

Source: - Politics | 4 Jul 2022 | 6:38 am

Build busway alongside Northwestern Motorway before light rail, says Auckland mayoral candidate Viv Beck

Auckland mayoral candidate Viv Beck wants to scrap the Government's $14.6 billion light rail project for now and replace it with practical, cheaper and quicker solutions across the city.If elected mayor on October 8, Beck would...

Source: - Politics | 3 Jul 2022 | 2:38 pm

Decoding Parliament's money talk

By Phil Smith RNZ OPINION: MPs go on about money endlessly, despite all our mothers' chiding that focusing on cash is in poor taste. It's not that they're gauche nouveau riche pillocks, it's because a Parliament is each nation's...

Source: - Politics | 3 Jul 2022 | 2:00 pm

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's bizarre handshaking moment with Boris Johnson goes viral

It's a vigorous five second-long handshake between two international leaders that has gone viral, with some even fearing New Zealand's prime minister may have suffered a workplace injury. As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted...

Source: - Politics | 3 Jul 2022 | 12:38 pm

Foreign worker shortage at hotels, restaurants: New Immigration Minister says visa processing ramping up

New Immigration Minister Michael Wood has accepted some concerns hospitality sectors raised over foreign worker shortages.But he said companies should also consider how to make low-wage jobs with insecure working conditions more...

Source: - Politics | 3 Jul 2022 | 12:36 pm

Mike Williams: Goodbye to health bureaucracy

Last week saw the end of District Health Boards and their replacement by Health NewZealand and the Māori Health Authority.This is the most significant reform of the New Zealand health system since the 20 DHBs were established...

Source: - Politics | 3 Jul 2022 | 11:55 am

Jacinda Ardern meets Prince William in London, hints at visit by European leaders

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met Prince William at Kensington Palace in London.New Zealand prime ministers typically meet a member of the Royal Family when they are in London. Ardern has good relations with William, which...

Source: - Politics | 3 Jul 2022 | 6:04 am

Covid 19: Five out of 24 Labour ministers have escaped Covid-19. Here's how they did it.

It is probably a point of pride for Covid-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall – the expert in infectious diseases – to be able to outlast and outwit a very infectious disease. Thus far, she has succeeded - Verrall is among just...

Source: - Politics | 2 Jul 2022 | 6:09 pm

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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