Epsom List MP visits hi-tech Tauranga

List MP for Epsom Paul Goldsmith spent his time in Tauranga visiting some of the hi-tech businesses in the Bay of Plenty. Hosted by BOP MP Todd Muller on Monday, the Opposition Spokesperson for Economic and Regional Development was very impressed with...... Read More

Govt signals interest in prefab housing

Prefab manufacturing of housing will be a "game changer" in New Zealand, Housing Minister Phil Twyford says. Mr Twyford announced today the government will formally invite expressions of interest in off-site construction for KiwiBuild houses...... Read More

Relaxing bail laws: How risky is it?

A researcher who has crunched the numbers on bail believes relaxing the current system will not to lead to increased risk for the public. In April, Justice Minister Andrew Little signalled the bail laws might be changed, as increasing remand numbers...... Read More

PM’s baby named: Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford

Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford made her way down the Auckland Hospital corridor in her mother Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's arms, flanked by her tired but proud-looking father, Clarke Gayford. "Maybe you've all had a calming effect as...... Read More

NZ marks milestone with EU trade negotiations

New Zealand and the European Union have formally launched negotiations for a trade agreement. The EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said today was an important milestone in EU-New Zealand relations. She said the negotiations...... Read More

Jacinda gives birth to a baby girl

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a baby girl this afternoon. Ms Ardern announced the birth on her Instagram feed a short time ago. The baby arrived at 4.45pm, weighing 3.31kg. Ms Ardern said they were "all doing well" and...... Read More

MPs trade blows over four-lane highway

‘Weak’ is the word Phil Twyford has used to described a petition delivered to parliament calling on the Government to commit a continuous four-lane highway stretching from Tauranga to Katikati. “National spent nine years neglecting...... Read More

Muller to be face of ‘responsible drinking’

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has today put his hand up to be a champion for responsible drinking in Parliament, in response to the Ministry of Health report on the impacts of alcohol on our community and a call out from the AM Show for a MP to front...... Read More

Community concerns help shape BOP roads

Community concerns about the priority given to a number of significant roading projects in the Bay of Plenty are being heard across regional and national levels. The roads at the centre of debate include State Highway 2, between Te Puna and Omokoroa,...... Read More

Minister disappointed nurses reject offer

Health Minister Dr David Clark says he's disappointed that nurses have voted against the District Health Boards’ half-billion dollar offer, the largest made to nurses in more than a decade. “Nurses are a vital part of our health workforce...... Read More

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