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Bryce Edwards: Political Roundup – Where is the contest of ideas in the election campaign?

COMMENT: Can we postpone this year's election? Quite frankly, the political parties don't seem ready for it, and aren't about to offer voters the necessary policy choices for the unprecedented times we're in. We've ended up with...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 5:59 pm

Heather du Plessis-Allan: Border poll shows we're becoming a nation of cowards

COMMENT: I am so disappointed by the sentiments in that Herald poll this morning, showing how many of us are scared of relaxing border restrictions. Sixty-eight per cent of Kiwis surveyed say they want the border kept shut as...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 3:32 pm

Local Focus: Tukituki's biggest issue according to the candidates is health, employment and being like Tuscany

The main candidates for the Tukituki seat in next month's general election have differing views on what the biggest issue facing the electorate is.In this Local Focus video National Party MP Lawrence Yule says post-Covid unemployment...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 3:15 pm

Election 2020: Greens co-leader James Shaw jokes about NZ First's Winston Peters

Green Party co-leader James Shaw joked about New Zealand First in his last speech in Parliament this term, but he shook Winston Peters' hand afterwards as the latter left the debating chamber.Shaw followed Peters in the adjournment...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 2:52 pm

Local Focus: Wairarapa candidates address credibility

Trust in Labour's handling of the Covid-19 crisis is swinging voters towards the party, says its candidate Kieran McAnulty. He is running in the Wairarapa electorate, which extends into Central Hawke's Bay including Waipawa and...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 1:33 pm

Covid-19 coronavirus: Make sure you have masks at home for use at level 2 - Chris Hipkins

Households should add masks to their emergency supply kits in the case of further Covid-19 outbreak, Health Minister Chris Hipkins says. The masks do not need to be medical-grade and can be reusable ones that can be bought in stores,...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 12:45 pm

Election 2020: Winston Peters praises PM Jacinda Ardern, criticises 'woke movement'

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has praised Prime Minister for doing "a seriously good job" and rejects that "woke rust" has rubbed off on her.But his kind words stopped there as he unleashed on "coward" journalists, the "woke...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 11:32 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: Travellers would not escape quarantine under National, Judith Collins says

People would not be escaping quarantine and managed isolation if National was in charge, leader Judith Collins says.Collins told Newstalk ZB's Kate Hawkesby this morning she had "zero tolerance" for coronavirus, and that Covid-19...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 10:24 am

Barry Soper: Prime Minister 'disingenuous' over manipulated unemployment figures

COMMENT: "Congratulations and jubilations, I want the world to know I'm happy as can be" - so went the lyrics to the late 1960s Cliff Richard hit song Congratulations.You could almost hear the jukebox booming from the Beehive...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 9:12 am

Unemployment set to spike near 10% - Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance is sounding a warning New Zealand is unlikely to escape global economic fallout from Covid-19, with unemployment numbers expected to swell close to 10 per cent in coming months. Grant Robertson today told...

Source: - Politics | 6 Aug 2020 | 7:10 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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