ACT leader speaking in Mount Maunganui

  ACT Party leader David Seymour will be in Mount Maunganui this week.   The event on Friday will cap off a good week for the party. The... Read More

Political polls showing support for ACT growing

Support for the Labour Party has taken a hit while the ACT Party, and its leader, is growing in popularity, new political polls show. The latest Newshub... Read More

Exemption granted for Wallabies to enter NZ

The Australian rugby team is being granted an economic exemption to enter New Zealand ahead of the Bledisloe Cup on August 7. Travel between Australia... Read More

Cabinet agrees to the managed return of NZ citizen

The Government has agreed to the managed return of a woman, who allegedly has links to Isis, and her two young children from Turkey. Suhayra Aden and... Read More

Ten days sick leave for employees delivered

Legislation doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to ten days comes into effect today, bringing benefits to both businesses and employees,... Read More

Police union considers protest action over pay

Police officers are considering protest action after negotiations over a new pay agreement hit a brick wall. Police Association president Chris Cahill... Read More

Govt buys Rotorua motel for temporary housing

The Government has spent $8.1m to buy a motel in Rotorua for temporary housing. But while the deputy mayor backs the step by officialdom from paying... Read More

China calls NZ meeting about ‘Cold War’ mentality

China's embassy has summoned New Zealand foreign officials to a meeting after the government voiced criticism of Chinese state-funded hacking, raising... Read More

National calling for the return of ARTs

National is calling for the return of Armed Response Teams in New Zealand. A six month trial of teams of police carrying firearms was launched in Counties... Read More

Work continues today to restore power to thousands

Update: 3.45pm Power has now been restored to the remaining properties in Maketu that had a power outage on Saturday due to strong winds. There were... Read More

PM Ardern chairs APEC leaders’ meeting on COVID-19

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has chaired a meeting of leaders representing the 21 APEC economies overnight. “For the first time in... Read More

Visa changes to benefit 57,000

  At least 18,000 foreign workers will be allowed to stay in New Zealand twice as long after changes to essential skill visas.   From Monday,... Read More

Live: Farmers take to the streets in mass protest

A convoy of utes and tractors headed along State Highway 2 in Katikati as people took part in the Groundswell protests. The Katikati protest was lead... Read More

A howl of a protest in Katikati

Farmers, growers, tradies and their dogs are set to converge on Katikati today as part of a national “howl of protest”. Groups in more than... Read More

Councils to consider multi-million dollar funding

More than $160 million has been allocated for the Bay of Plenty as part of the Government’s $2.5 billion water reform package. On Thursday, the... Read More