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Russia-Ukraine war: Petition calling for expulsion of Russian ambassador delivered to Parliament

By Giles Dexter of RNZ A petition has been delivered to Parliament, calling for the Russian ambassador to be expelled, and for New Zealand to sever diplomatic relations.Ambassador Georgii Zuev retains his diplomatic posting,...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 8:51 pm

Labour MP Gaurav Sharma's claims of 'rampant' bullying in Parliament described as 'brave' by opposition and denied by senior ministers

"Employment matters" are being worked through with a Labour backbencher MP who made explosive claims about bullying and gaslighting involving party whips and the Parliamentary Service, it has been revealed. The allegations, published...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 4:23 pm

Would you catch a train between Tauranga and Auckland? Parliament wants to know

Parliament wants to know whether you would catch a train from Tauranga to Auckland or Hamilton, or perhaps between Wellington and the rest of the North Island.Parliament's Transport and Infrastructure select committee has opened...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 4:08 pm

Opinion: Labour MP Dr Gaurav Sharma blows whistle on Parliament bullying, takes aim at officials, party whips

OPINION: Much has been said this week about bullying and the abysmal culture of our political parties which, in my opinion, continue to betray the trust of our voters. Over the past few years and under the outgoing Speaker Trevor...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 4:03 pm

Local elections 2022: Wāhine Māori challenge mayoral seats

By Leah Tebutt of RNZ A number of wāhine Māori have put their hats in the ring to become mayor at this year's local body elections.Georgina Beyer is believed to be the first and only Māori woman ever elected as...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 1:44 pm

Police 'monitoring' Brian Tamaki-led Freedom and Rights Coalition upcoming Parliament protest, Wellington street march

Police will be monitoring a protest led by Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki that intends marching through central Wellington before staging a mock trial at Parliament.New details have emerged of the rally set to take place on August...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 1:22 pm

Sam Uffindell stood down: National leaders condemn underwear trophies at Uffindell's student flat

National's leaders are condemning an image showing underwear being used as trophies in the student flat of embattled Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell. Today it was reported that Uffindell's Dunedin flat was one of the filthiest in the...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 1:00 pm

National and Labour 'deadlock'- new poll shows one-point margin

A new poll has Labour and National almost deadlocked, with just one point between them, but for the first time in five years, Labour's pollsters have found Labour and the Greens could not form a Government, even they were helped by...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 12:15 pm

Budget 2022 document dump: Ministers warned from beginning over $350 cost-of-living payment

The Government lifts the lid on the 2022 Budget today, publishing a trove of behind-the-scenes document detailing how it was put together. Herald political reporters have scoured these documents, bringing together the inside story...

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 10:12 am

Sam Uffindell: From boarding school to political scandal

From RNZ Tauranga MP Sam Uffindell was suspended from National's caucus just a week after his maiden speech in Parliament, his undisclosed past having brought the party into disrepute.Below, the events are laid out chronologically....

Source: - Politics | 11 Aug 2022 | 9:34 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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