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Funny response posted on Facebook about New Zealand's election pens

Single-use ballot pens caused a stir online in the lead-up to the election, as New Zealanders were over whether they were essential in times of pandemic or a waste of taxpayer's money.Now, a Facebook post has gone viral, offering...

Source: - Politics | 23 Oct 2020 | 8:57 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: Close contact of marine engineer tests positive; 8 new cases at the border

There are nine new cases of Covid-19 today - one in the "marine engineer cluster" and eight in managed isolation.Seven of the cases in managed isolation are among the fishing crew in Christchurch, the other person arrived from Iran.The...

Source: - Politics | 23 Oct 2020 | 1:45 pm

How many Christchurch voters gave their tick to the controversial Advance New Zealand party?

Advance New Zealand gained notoriety in the lead-up to the election for pedaling misinformation and conspiracies about the pandemic.Only days before the election the party's Facebook page was shut down for breaching the social media...

Source: - Politics | 23 Oct 2020 | 1:33 pm

Mike Hosking: Marking the week - a look at all the news and current events

OPINION: Time to mark the week; the little piece of news and current events that's as effective as Caleb Clarke with a ball in his hand and an Australian in front of him. The election: 7/10 We got a result, and aren't sitting...

Source: - Politics | 23 Oct 2020 | 12:18 pm

New DoC hut cost blows out to more than $3 million due to Covid-19, building challenges

By Tess Brunton of RNZ The estimated construction cost for a new hut along the Milford Track in Fiordland has nearly doubled to more than $3 million since work started on the initial design.The 40-bed Mintaro Hut will replace...

Source: - Politics | 23 Oct 2020 | 11:16 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: Donald Trump tests negative for virus pre-debate

The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus ahead of Thursday night's (US time) second and final presidential debate.Mark Meadows says Trump was tested onboard Air Force One...

Source: - Politics | 23 Oct 2020 | 9:01 am

Local Focus: MP Anna Lorck ends husband Damon Harvey's political ambition

Anna Lorck's success in being elected Tukituki MP means her husband Damon Harvey, a Hastings district councillor, will no longer repeat his bid to be Hastings Mayor."Last year – not winning - was actually meant to be," he said."That...

Source: - Politics | 23 Oct 2020 | 3:48 am

'A really good start': Auckland Council job cuts help to save $78 million

By Jean Bell of RNZ Auckland councillors are starting to face the reality of a painful emergency budget after the first of many anticipated job cuts were confirmed today.According to a report written by council management,...

Source: - Politics | 22 Oct 2020 | 7:55 pm

Covid-19 coronavirus: Ashley Bloomfield warning summer holidays could be at risk unless Kiwis take precautions

Health chief Ashley Bloomfield is warning the summer holidays could be at risk if Kiwis are not diligent with Covid-19 precautions.The director general of health says New Zealanders should act like we're in a "level one plus" and...

Source: - Politics | 22 Oct 2020 | 4:45 pm

Labour's art auction fundraiser returns despite questions being raised about its transparency

Donations disclosed in the last weeks of the campaign reveals Labour went ahead with its usual art auction fundraiser, despite questions about how it was disclosing the donations. They also reveal that New Zealand First leader Winston...

Source: - Politics | 22 Oct 2020 | 4:33 pm

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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