Election date announced as September 19

The 2020 General Election will be held on Saturday, September 19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Tuesday. “I will be asking New Zealanders... Read More

Calls for accountability for tyre disposal grants

Critics are questioning how accountable government-funded tyre disposal projects have been held, with only mixed results achieved so far. More than... Read More

Old system disabled after fault triggers alarm

A siren that sent some Bay of Plenty residents fleeing for higher ground was due to a "forgotten" system that has now been disabled. The... Read More

Auschwitz Now exhibition opens tonight

An exhibition honouring the survivors of the holocaust through images of current day Auschwitz will open at Bethlehem College this evening.   The... Read More

Creative and cultural events get funding boost

Creative and cultural events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride are set to get a funding boost. The funding is... Read More

Whanau Ora: BOP woman to meet with PM

  Merepeka Raukawa-Tawa, one of five distinguished wahine to have launched a legal challenge at purported redirection of Whanau Ora funding, is... Read More

Petition launched to prevent fishing ban

  Motiti Island’s fisheries are at risk as local councils now have the power to apply fishing bans wherever they see fit, says National’s... Read More

NZ concludes digital economy trade talks

A new trade agreement concluded today helps New Zealand exporters and consumers take advantage of opportunities from digital trade. Minister for... Read More

Advancing NZ trade agenda focus of Europe meetings

World Trade Organisation reform, agricultural trade and a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom will be the focus of Minister David Parker’s... Read More

NZ and Fiji defence forces head to Australia

The Defence Force is sending more soldiers to help the fight against Australia's deadly bushfires. The NZDF continues to support the Australian... Read More

Doing great things in the name of accessibility

Nominations are now open for the Inaugural Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business. The Access Alliance is calling for... Read More

Vegan activists sticker Tauranga Signs

A vegan activism group has taken responsibility for stickers on stop signs around Tauranga. Stickers are placed on stop signs so it reads ‘STOP... Read More

Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting

With several native whitebait species in decline, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has released proposals to standardise and improve management... Read More

Public housing waiting list hits new high

The waiting list for public housing has hit a new high - reaching nearly 14,500 households. The recently released figure - recorded at the end of November... Read More

Councillor calls mayor‘s leadership authoritarian

An outspoken Rotorua Lakes councillor has labelled the mayor's leadership as "authoritarian". Reynold Macpherson says he believes the... Read More