NZ child poverty needs improvement - Commissioner

Figures in a new report suggest the number of children living in serious poverty is greater than the population of Dunedin. The 2019 Child Poverty Monitor... Read More

Maternity unit closure - birthing plans up in air

Mothers-to-be in Opotiki say it's unfair to close their only birthing centre at short notice. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has closed... Read More

Sir Michael Cullen to lead Bay of Plenty DHB

Health Minister Dr David Clark has appointed Sir Michael Cullen as the new chair of the Bay of Plenty DHB. Dr Clark has today announced four Board appointments... Read More

Government to act on fuel market recommendations

  Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says the government will act after a report confirms consumers are paying more than what would... Read More

National public meeting for gun law changes

A public meeting is being held in Tauranga tonight by some members of the National Political Party. Held at the Tauranga RSA from 7pm, the public has... Read More

More cancer medicines for more people

Five new cancer medicines have now been funded this year, meaning thousands or people have more treatment options PHARMAC has today announced that it... Read More

Politicians size up 14 gram cannabis proposal

Cannabis law that could see New Zealanders legally buy 14 grams of the drug has MPs in a spin. National deputy leader Paula Bennett was told to "chill... Read More

Insurance contracts to be easier and fairer

New Zealand consumers will have greater certainty about their insurance cover when they need to make claims as a result of proposed government changes. “Insurance... Read More

Cancer Control Agency to drive improved care

The new independent Cancer Control Agency has formally opened today, delivering on the government’s plan to improve cancer care in New Zealand.... Read More

Bridges condemns climate protest vandalism

National Party leader Simon Bridges is criticising protesters for vandalising his Tauranga electorate office. Organic molasses meant to resemble oil,... Read More

NEMA replaces Civil Defence emergency management

The new National Emergency Management Agency has become operational from today. All of the existing functions and staff of the Ministry of Civil Defence... Read More

Simon Bridges‘ office defaced

The electorate office of Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has been defaced by a group who state that they want the Government to take action to stop the last... Read More

E-cigarette, vaping law delays worry experts

Academics and the vaping industry say the government urgently needs to bring in e-cigarette regulations. The government says the process is taking longer... Read More

National‘s proposal likened to 18th century ideas

National's proposals have been panned as a leap back to 18th-century ideas of punishment. It has released its latest discussion document - law and... Read More

Safer speed limits proposed for schools

The Government is proposing to reduce speed limits to a maximum of 40 km/h around urban schools and 60 km/h around rural schools. “Our kids should... Read More