Govt investing in workplace literacy programme

New funding of $14.5 million over four years, means the Government will contribute nearly $45 million to the employer-led workplace literacy and numeracy... Read More

Govt: NZers being fleeced at the pump

The draft Commerce Commission report into fuel pricing confirms that New Zealanders are getting fleeced at the pump and that the fuel market is broken,... Read More

Tauranga included in plan to fix “failing cities”

New Zealand cities are failing and poor planning is stopping them from growing, says Phil Twyford. The Urban Development Minister says as a result,... Read More

Licensed premises to stay open for RWC2019

  The Minister of Justice will introduce a bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby... Read More

Government taking action to close gender pay gap

Passing equal pay legislation, delivering record pay settlements for female dominated workforces and requiring public sector agencies to develop plans... Read More

Schools unsure of rights during emergency lockdown

  Principals and early childhood centres are worried they will break the law if they stop parents from collecting their children during emergency... Read More

Contempt of Court Bill passes third reading

A Bill that consolidates and modernises the rules relating to contempt of court has passed its third reading, says Minister of Justice Andrew Little. Contempt... Read More

Drones wanted in fight to protect Māui dolphins

Two fishing companies and WWF want drones, new rules, and support for out-of-work fishers as part of a package to protect Māui dolphins. The government's... Read More

Govt announces $54 million for homeless initiative

The Government has announced additional measures to prevent and reduce homelessness focused on ensuring at-risk individuals and whanau have access to... Read More

53 candidates contesting Western Bay of Plenty

A total of 53 candidates are contesting this year’s Local Body Elections in the Western Bay of Plenty. Nominations closed on Friday ahead of... Read More

Nineteen standing for BOP Regional Council

The final nominations are in for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana with some current councillors expecting to be returned to council unopposed... Read More

Give Eugenie the ammo she needs

After 15 years of lobbying successive governments on advanced recycling fees, there’s a chance to fix it now, and fix it for a long time. So speak... Read More

Deputy mayor eyeing top job

    After six years in the deputy mayor position, Kelvin Clout is ready for to step into the top job. “I’m pleased to confirm... Read More

Politicians‘ comments seem promising about SH2

State Highway 2 from Bethlehem to Katikati has always been a vocal talking point in the Bay of Plenty, but recently there are promising comments from... Read More

Govt investment to help reopen Rotorua Museum

Significant investment from two government funds will help reopen the Rotorua Museum, provide better care for and access to the Museum’s collection... Read More