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Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson kicked out of Parliament for 'right-wing fascist' comment

Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson has been kicked out of the Debating Chamber for refusing to apologise after National MP Maureen Pugh objected to his use of the words "a right-wing fascist". But Jackson says the reason...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 7:06 pm

'50 Shades of Beige': Labour's Grant Robertson gives National's leader Chris Luxon his induction roasting

National's new leader Chris Luxon had a few good lines up his sleeve for his first speech in Parliament's free-for-all general debate today – but it was preceded by Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson's traditional roasting of new...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 6:02 pm

Contact tracing report into Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 'Stretched with no more than 75 cases a day'

Contact-tracing during the first two months of the Delta outbreak was only above par when daily case numbers dropped after the first two weeks, and before they rose again in mid-October. Fewer than half of the close-plus contacts...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:52 pm

Louisa Wall and Simon O'Connor call on Government to boycott games

Pressure is mounting on the Government to join a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics next year led by the United States. Even one of Labour's own MPs, Louisa Wall, who has a history of dissenting with her party, has...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 5:29 pm

NZ faces dangerous 'grey zone' of more sabotage, foreign interference, major Defence paper warns

New Zealand's armed forces face an increasingly dangerous world and will need to get more assertive and sophisticated.That's what the first Defence Assessment in seven years has warned, and it pulled no punches in its opening line."New...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 4:00 pm

Chris Luxon v Jacinda Ardern round two: PM, National leader lock horns over Auckland border

National Party leader Chris Luxon has locked horns with the Prime Minister for the second time in Parliament, asking her about advice from director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield on opening the border around Auckland. Jacinda...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 2:35 pm

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Christopher Luxon and iwi checkpoints

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it was a "very intense environment" as she faced off with new Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon for the first time at Parliament yesterday."I think a big difference yesterday was not only being...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 2:15 pm

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Northland Iwi leader takes umbrage, says checkpoint workers are protectors, not 'thugs'

By Tamati Tiananga of Maori Television Rueben Taipari of Tai Tokerau Borders, who is at the centre of manning the iwi-led checkpoints, has taken umbrage at Act leader David Seymour describing checkpoint workers as "thugs."But...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 1:34 pm

National leader Chris Luxon backs violence prevention strategy, net migration 50K

New National leader Chris Luxon said he and his caucus will "fundamentally" back the Government's new family and sexual violence strategy.The plan, launched by Family and Sexual Violence Prevention Minister Marama Davidson on Tuesday...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 12:07 pm

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: 'Why would we take unnecessary risk?' - Sir Brian Roche on vaccine passes

WATCH: The head of an independent expert advisory group is advising caution around dampening the use of vaccine passes to narrow the divide between the vaccinated and the unvaccianted under the traffic light system.Sir...

Source: - Politics | 8 Dec 2021 | 11:15 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:07 pm

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