Three Waters: Bill passes first reading

The first piece of legislation putting in place the government's three waters reforms has passed its first reading in Parliament. New Zealand's... Read More

Access to Covid-19 boosters for those most at risk

The government is introducing a Bill to amend the Medicines Act, enabling voluntary booster doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to be administered to... Read More

It‘s time to get out and vote

Advance voting in the Tauranga by-election opened on Saturday with most voting booths open today until 4pm. Electoral Commission voting services manager... Read More

By-election: Voting begins today

Voting begins in the Tauranga City By-election today– for residents to vote for their next local Member of Parliament. The candidates are: ONE... Read More

Voting starts in by-election this weekend

  Voting gets underway this weekend in the Tauranga by-election.   Twelve candidates are standing in the by-election, which is being held... Read More

Charities Act changes to benefit NZ communities

Following a comprehensive review of the Charities Act, the Government is moving ahead with changes to modernise the legislation that will increase transparency... Read More

A fresh perspective needed at the top

Katikati resident and first-term Western Bay of Plenty councillor James Denyer has joined the race to become the district’s next mayor in October’s... Read More

Government backs Māori climate action

Farmers, growers and whenua Māori owners have been supported by the Government to ramp up their efforts to reduce agricultural emissions and the impacts... Read More

‘Status quo must go’ says One Party candidate

Tauranga by-election candidate – ONE Party co-leader – Allan Cawood says that the “status quo must go” and “the left and... Read More

Budget 2022 bolsters legal aid

New Zealand’s legal aid scheme will be significantly strengthened with further investment from Budget 2022, Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi announced... Read More

Tauranga candidates live debate enthralls many

  The livestream of the Tauranga candidates’ debate on Tuesday night was a resounding success with SunLive readers tuning in to hear the... Read More

Socialink: Budget not enough to improve poverty

While the Government made some good changes in last week’s Budget, it’s just not enough to make a real difference to child poverty in New... Read More

Government helps protect shops from ram raids

The Government is providing further support to help Police protect small businesses affected by a spike in ram raids, Minister of Police Poto Williams... Read More

Govt invests in sustainable food producer

The development of sustainable, plant-based foods and meat alternatives is getting new Government backing, with investment from a dedicated regional... Read More

Tauranga candidates discuss cost of living

SunLive has asked the 12 Tauranga by-election candidates how the cost of living is affecting Tauranga families and individuals, and whether they are... Read More