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Shane Jones calls for change at Waitangi Treaty Grounds trust

Regional economic development minister Shane Jones is calling for a restructure at fraud-hit Waitangi National Trust before he hands over the cash for a new museum. Earlier this week a former financial manager, Wallace Tamamotu...

Source: - Politics | 20 Aug 2018 | 6:00 am

Plea for PM to reach out to Nauru and take on refugees

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is being urged to make her offer to take refugees directly to Nauru rather than Australia. World Vision New Zealand has launched a campaign to resettle 119 children and their families who are detained...

Source: - Politics | 20 Aug 2018 | 6:00 am

Nearly 900 complaints against judges in three years - judicial conduct report

New Zealand's judicial watchdog says there is a "spotlight" on bullying behaviour by judges, as new figures show nearly 900 complaints were made against individual members of the bench during the past three years.The numbers come...

Source: - Politics | 20 Aug 2018 | 5:00 am

Stuart McCutcheon: Free speech debate must be of higher standard

COMMENT: Calls by politicians and other commentators for universities to be censured or financially punished if they do not allow "free speech" events on their campuses betray a profound lack of understanding of the complexity of...

Source: - Politics | 20 Aug 2018 | 5:00 am

Deborah Hill Cone: Let's not descend to Parliament's level

COMMENT: We need to have more edgy conversations.I'm a journalist. I believe in the role of the media. So I'm ashamed to admit this. But since I started studying psychotherapy, I have found it hard to consume as much news as I...

Source: - Politics | 20 Aug 2018 | 5:00 am

Editorial: Embarrassing waka jumping bill doesn't put NZ first

Every supporter of the New Zealand First Party ought to be embarrassed by the "waka jumping" bill. No respectable political party in a democracy needs a law to keep its elected legislators loyal to it.Labour and the Greens ought...

Source: - Politics | 20 Aug 2018 | 5:00 am

The Opportunities Party to contest 2020 election after all

The Opportunities Party founded by Gareth Morgan, close to death little over a month ago, has been resurrected with a new leader. Former deputy leader Geoff Simmons will head the party, aiming to take it into Parliament in the 2020...

Source: - Politics | 20 Aug 2018 | 5:00 am

Pathologists warn: murders may not be detected after national forensic pathology service dismantled

Murders may no longer be detected after the national forensic pathology service is dismantled on October 1, pathologists say.Forensic pathologists have told Justice Minister Andrew Little that a proposed breakup of the service into...

Source: - Politics | 20 Aug 2018 | 12:01 am

'Women need to be consulted' on proposed legislation

A Parliament Select Committee report suggesting that one’s biological sex should be a matter of personal choice (self-ID) is problematic says a group launched today, Speak Up For Women New Zealand (SU4WNZ).

Source: - Politics | 19 Aug 2018 | 8:41 pm

Councils back the Government's waste work programme

Local Government New Zealand are pleased to see a waste work programme announced today by the Associate Minister for the Environment will aim to address waste issues that councils have been calling for support on.

Source: - Politics | 19 Aug 2018 | 1:36 pm

Greens all talk, no action - Scott Simpson

Green Party supporters will be bitterly disappointed at the announcement today of more reviews and no action National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

Source: - Politics | 19 Aug 2018 | 12:10 pm

NZ First welcomes govt waste work programme

New Zealand First welcomes the Coalition Government’s announcement today that it will undertake work to address New Zealand’s long-neglected waste management issues, including investigating the long-standing New Zealand First policy of greater support for end-of-life product stewardship schem

Source: - Politics | 19 Aug 2018 | 11:39 am

Waste work programme to tackle tough problems

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage has announced a programme of work to take action on New Zealand’s long-neglected waste problems.

Source: - Politics | 19 Aug 2018 | 10:30 am

Lincoln University’s autonomy vital to NZ’s future - Amy Adams

Today’s revelations that the Government has been secretly inviting bids for a fire sale of Lincoln University which would see it folded into a larger institution are deeply concerning Selwyn MP Amy Adams says.

Source: - Politics | 18 Aug 2018 | 1:40 pm

Greens ensures water on the agenda for govt review of Overseas Investment Act

The Green Party has ensured that the next set of changes to the Overseas Investment Act will look at water extraction and whether stronger tests should be set for land sales involving water takes, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today.

Source: - Politics | 18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 pm

Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement location

The announcement that Christchurch can once again be a settlement location for refugees represents an important step for New Zealand’s ambitions to increase the refugee quota, and is a milestone for the city’s post-earthquake recovery, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Source: - Politics | 18 Aug 2018 | 12:03 pm

Simon Bridges' sister accused of using science classes to teach creationism

Opposition leader Simon Bridges says he's seen no evidence that his sister has been teaching creationism in place of the New Zealand science curriculum at a private christian school.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 8:02 am

Student visa scam: Company provided info for five years

A finance company implicated in student visa fraud in Sri Lanka has been providing information for Immigration New Zealand applications since 2012.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 6:03 am

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National would legalise cannabis if public voted in favour - Bridges

If the public votes in favour of legalising cannabis in a referendum, a National-led government would change the law accordingly, National Party leader Simon Bridges says.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:11 pm

National calls for inquiry head to step down

National wants the head of an inquiry into Wally Haumaha's appointment as deputy police commissioner to step down or be sacked.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 7:09 pm

Sri Lankan visa scam revealed, but no review of past applications

Hundreds of students from Sri Lanka could be here illegally, while officials do what they can to investigate claims of fraud in the student visa scheme.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:00 pm

Govt departments urged to find solution on synthetic cannabis

Government agencies have been asked to urgently find ways to reduce the harm caused by synthetic cannabis.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 3:21 pm

Government seeks public input on well-being indicators

The government wants public input on a set of well-being indicators it intends to incorporate into all future Budgets.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 2:08 pm

Synthetic cannabis crisis: 'Let's not have a Remuera answer for the backstreet of Ōtara'

A cross-party solution is needed to stem the synthetic cannabis crisis, acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:30 am

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