Voting place locations released

More than 2800 voting places locations have been reconfirmed for the 2020 General Election and referendums. Voting Services National Manager Graeme... Read More

Labour pledges spend another $200m in regions

Labour has announced a $200 million fund to support economic development plans in the regions, as part of its election manifesto. The Government has... Read More

New tools to make nature more accessible

People planning to head outdoors now have a resource that lets them know how accessible an area is for people with varying levels of mobility. The new... Read More

NZ First aims to cut price of cigarettes to $20

New Zealand First says it would lower tobacco excise so that the average pack of cigarettes is no more than $20. Party leader Winston Peters announced... Read More

National promises $4.5bn in tax cuts

National's promising a short-term package of tax cuts - worth more than $4.5 billion - to kick start the economy. Leader Judith Collins and finance... Read More

Govt achieves 50 percent women on state boards

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today that the government has reached its target of 50 per cent on women on state sector board and committees... Read More

LIVE: Ardern on GDP

The economy has shrunk by a record amount and fell into its first recession in a decade as it was battered by the government's moves to eliminate... Read More

Kiwi conservation receives cash injection

Kiwi conservationists all over Aotearoa are celebrating after the Minister of Conservation announced a multi-million-dollar cash injection into kiwi... Read More

BOP to get $3.4m for Jobs for Nature programme

The Provincial Growth Fund will provide $11.88 million to fund fencing and waterway projects nationwide. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane... Read More

BOP election candidates to discuss social issues

Bay of Plenty election candidates will discuss their views on social issues at a forum on October 1. Candidates from the main parties will answer four... Read More

Travellers in isolation able to vote via phone

Up to 5000 people in managed isolation or quarantine will be able to vote by telephone in the general election and referendums after an amendment to... Read More

Labour pledges to focus on apprenticeships

Labour has announced it won't be extending the fees-free tertiary programme past the first year of study, instead prioritising free apprenticeships... Read More

$19m for Kaimai-Mamaku restoration project

An ambitious restoration project is being planned for the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest. The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has announced a $19 million... Read More

Climate risk reporting first in NZ

New Zealand will be the first country in the world to require the financial sector to report on climate risks, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw... Read More

Māori Party reveals plans to change NZ’s name

The Māori Party has announced a raft of plans to help te reo Māori become further recognised as the indigenous language of Aotearoa. To kick-start... Read More