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Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has 'bit of a sore head' on third day after testing positive

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she has a "bit of a sore head", three days after she tested positive for Covid-19.Ardern was sent to home isolation when her partner Clarke Gayford contracted the virus last week, and on Saturday...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 9:07 pm

Flu: Just 18.1 per cent of Kiwis eligible for free jab but Govt says NZ prepared for possible outbreak

Less than one in five people are eligible for a free flu vaccine but the Government says it's well prepared for any possible outbreak this winter.The Herald has learned 18.1 per cent of people are eligible for a free flu vaccine....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 7:35 pm

NZ On Air slammed as tone-deaf, out of touch after doco project on Chlöe Swarbrick awarded $200k

New Zealand On Air has been labelled out of touch and wasteful for awarding $200,000 of taxpayer money on a documentary about Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick.The Act Party said Swarbrick should reject any role in the publicly-funded documentary....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 6:41 pm

Climate change plan: High-emitting vehicles to be banned, electric vehicle scheme under $4.5 billion plan

Over a third of cars on the road will be electric or hybrid - and high-emitting vehicles will be banned - under a significant plan unveiled by the Government.The $4.5 billion in funding announced today will help reduce global warming...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 6:00 pm

Climate change plan: National Party backs emissions targets, questions plan as 'corporate welfare'

The Government's long-awaited plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions will see over a third of cars on the road be electric or hybrid and high-emitting vehicles banned, but experts have questioned the lack of action around agriculture....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 4:10 pm



Deputy PM Grant Robertson questioned on Cycling NZ, Budget and Emissions Reduction Plan at post-Cabinet press conference

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson says "we must do better, and we must change" , after the recently released report on Cycling NZ following the death of Olivia Podmore. Robertson is stepping in for PM Jacinda Ardern at this...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 3:45 pm

Government to ban new fossil fuel electricity generation

The Government is committing to making it increasingly difficult for businesses to rely on energy generated from fossil fuels. Further to banning new offshore oil and gas exploration in 2018, and committing to a "100 per cent renewable...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 3:00 pm

Budget 2022: From Aspiration to Zoom - the alphabet explained

Previously published in The Spinoff Budget 2022: It's a big week for big spending – prime yourself for Thursday with 26 points of interest. A is for Aspiration, Ambition and All That With Covid-19 no longer absorbing all the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 12:00 pm

US mass shooting: Livestream is now banned in New Zealand, local Muslim community 'shaken'

A recording made during a lethal mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, has been banned in New Zealand.And Cabinet minister Megan Woods says the US shooter's apparent idolisation of the 2019 Christchurch terrorist has retraumatised...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 11:48 am

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 'doing okay' after testing positive

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has moderate Covid-19 symptoms and is "doing okay" at home as a big week in Parliament gets under way. Ardern was sent to home isolation when her partner Clarke Gayford contracted the virus last week,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 16 May 2022 | 8:56 am

Stranded Kiwi cruise passengers depart Montevideo for home

Sixteen New Zealanders stranded on a Covid-19 stricken cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay are making their way home, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 5:44 pm

Camp Taji defence personnel to reunite with their families

New Zealand Defence Force personnel who have been in isolation since returning to New Zealand from Iraq last month, will be reunited with their families starting from today, announced Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 12:42 pm

Police and Aviation Security officers patrol the lockdown

Officers from Police and the Aviation Security Service are teaming up to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 lockdown and provide community reassurance about safety and law enforcement.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 10:29 am

Government confirms Bayfair underpass to go ahead

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today confirmed an underpass for people walking and cycling will be part of the Baypark to Bayfair Link project in Tauranga, following thorough investigations by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 10 Apr 2020 | 4:16 pm

Parents should have support in post-natal recovery - Upston

Mothers deserve support when they give birth and should be allowed to have a nominated partner present for post-natal recovery, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 10 Apr 2020 | 8:02 am

New Conservative leader to contest Waimakariri Electorate

New Conservative Leader Leighton Baker has lived in and around the Waimakariri district since 1992 and is revelling in the opportunity to represent the electorate in Parliament after the 2020 general election.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 4:10 pm

'An all-of-govt COVID-19 response requires central-local Urban Growth Partnerships'

An all-of-government COVID-19 response requires central-local Urban Growth Partnerships

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:56 pm

Acknowledging an extraordinary te reo champion

E tangi ana a Taranaki iwi, e tangi ana te ao Māori, otirā e tangi ana te motu. Mōu katoa ngā roimata e riringi whānui ana, mōu katoa ngā mihi.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:50 pm



New RMA climate change proposals increase cost and uncertainty - PEPANZ

Proposals to expand the role of local councils into climate change mitigation under the Resource Management Act would add confusion, complexity and duplication, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) and Straterra.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:27 pm

'COLFO urges Minister to temporarily extend licences'

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) is calling for an equal extension to all licencing regimes, following the Government’s announcement today offering motorists a six-month licencing grace period.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:07 pm













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