Cracking down on drugged drivers

A Bill to bolster Police's ability to tackle drug driving has been lodged as a Members Bill by National MP for Wairarapa Alastair Scott.  “Too many fatal crashes involving drugs have highlighted the need to crack down on those who get... Read More

Prime Minister announces she's pregnant

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, have today announced that they are expecting their first child in June.  “We're both really happy. We wanted a family but weren't sure it would happen for us, which... Read More

Local MPs push to continue road upgrades

Local National Party MPs are petitioning the government to carry on with extensive roading projects promised by National before the 2017 election. Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller and Coromandel MP Scott Simpson have launched a campaign to ensure the Katikati... Read More

Former Deputy PM Jim Anderton dies

Former Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has died at Cashmere View Hospital in Christchurch. In a statement, Jim's wife Carole says the former politician passed away peacefully overnight. Responding to the news, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern... Read More

Catching up with Clayton

New Zealand First Tauranga-based list MP Clayton Mitchell is looking forward to being part of the government in his second parliamentary term. Despite New Zealand First receiving a lower party vote in 2017, and losing three seats in the process, Clayton... Read More

At home with Todd Muller

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is enjoying being back in parliament and is looking forward to tackling some key issues next year. The second-term MP chatted to SunLive at his Pyes Pa home, reflecting on a busy election year. “It was quite different... Read More

Merry Christmas from Simon Bridges

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges wants to wish all his constituents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. “I hope Christmas Day is all you hope for, and you have a great time with friends and family,” he says. “I hope you also have a wonderful... Read More

Simon reflects on a busy year

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is back home for the summer, and has a little more time on his hands now he's in opposition for the first time. The former cabinet minister now has to get used to three years of challenging government, rather than being... Read More

Te Urewera settlement report published

The Waitangi Tribunal has published its Te Urewera report into the claims of the Urewera region. Although the report had previously been released in pre-publication parts on the Tribunal's website, this is the first hard-copy publication of the... Read More

New legal defence for weed possession

Legislation being introduced by the government today will provide a legal defence for possession and use of illicit cannabis for those who are terminally ill. It will also make medicinal cannabis more readily available to those suffering or dying in... Read More



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’Summer Pohutukawa Blossom’, part of an iPhoneOgraphy photo-series. Photo: Bill Gibson-Patmore.

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