Luxon blames govt for making it hard for business

National leader Christopher Luxon is defending his comment about businesses being soft, laying the blame at the government's door. Luxon has just... Read More

Watch: New measures to help tackle gangs

Police will have expanded powers for dealing with gang violence including a new intimidation offence, but stronger search and seize powers will still... Read More

Mountain bike festival gears up with Govt funding

An international mountain bike festival will receive Government funding to secure events in Rotorua and across the South Island. Crankworx will receive... Read More

Healthcare staffing a “difficult situation”

The Health Minister says he has heard the "despairing comments" doctors have made and insists the government is responding to the very difficult... Read More

Muller: Passport delays causing holiday headaches

National’s Internal Affairs spokesperson says a failure to fulfil passport applications is putting Kiwis holidays at risk of disruptions. But... Read More

PM: Return to red not helpful

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a change in Covid-19 traffic light settings would not make a significant difference on surging case numbers. She... Read More

Defence policy review for a post-Covid world

The Government has commissioned a Defence Policy Review to ensure that New Zealand’s Defence policy, strategy, and planned capability investments... Read More

Multimedia bowel screening campaign launched

A national multimedia campaign encouraging people to take part in the Government’s lifesaving bowel screening programme is being launched. Associate... Read More

LIVE: Grocery commissioner to be established in NZ

A new supermarket watchdog to hold the grocery sector accountable will be appointed in New Zealand. The Grocery Commissioner will be based in the... Read More

Applications now open for new work visa

Work visa applications are now open for people offshore. The third and final stage of the new simplified Accredited Employer Work Visa policy opened... Read More

New health system to improve health for all Kiwis

The rollout of the new nationwide health system continues with the launch of the country’s first national public health system to fight disease... Read More

Better and fairer access to legal assistance

Raising eligibility thresholds will provide a helping hand to more than 90,000 New Zealanders currently denied access to legal aid, Justice Minister... Read More

Time ticking on Resident Visa applications

People have less than a month to go until the closure of the 2021 Resident Visa. Immigration New Zealand encourages those who are eligible for the 2021... Read More

Preparing to vote in local body elections

The Electoral Commission is beginning an enrolment drive to make sure people are enrolled for this year’s local body elections. "It’s... Read More

New law to stop supermarket land wards

Legislation that bans major supermarkets from blocking their competitors’ access to land to set up new stores paves the way for greater competition... Read More