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Abortion views in NZ yet 'to be put to the test'

The Justice Minister says he'd be surprised if New Zealand didn't follow Ireland's lead in abortion law reform.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 27 May 2018 | 6:14 pm

Samoan language week launched

Today’s launch of Samoan Language Week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere highlights the importance of language in sustaining the community’s traditions and cultural identity.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 5:04 pm

Winston Peters: Next talks set for China Free Trade Agreement upgrade

The next round of talks on the upgrade of the Free Trade Agreement with China will take place next month, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has confirmed.Peters returns this evening from a three-day...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 4:36 pm

Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful visit to China

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters has ended a three day visit to China with an agreement for future high level visits between the two countries to maintain and build on the bilateral relationship.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 3:58 pm

Government decision on Mycoplasma bovis response tomorrow

Farmers around the country will learn tomorrow whether officials will keep trying to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis outbreak or move to managing its spread.Cabinet will meet tomorrow morning on the final decision...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 3:55 pm



NCEA - 'clearly some improvements that can be made' - Education Minister

The Education Minister was on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme to discuss a potential overhaul of NCEA which goes out to public consultation today.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 12:53 pm

Talk to us, Waikato's Te Arawa River Iwi Trust tells Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little

A central North Island iwi trust has offered to show government ministers what it has achieved with a $1-million-a-year Treaty settlement payment after Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little voiced concerns there were...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 12:50 pm

Health Minister's Letter of expectations to health bosses 'a missed opportunity'

"The Health Minister has given hospital bosses a clear signal about the Government’s health priorities but has missed an opportunity to focus on one of the main ways to achieve those priorities - the specialist workforce in our public hospitals," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Assoc

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 11:27 am

NCEA reforms: external exams in Year 11 go, 'pathway' courses required at Levels 2 and 3

External exams would be scrapped for the first year of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) under proposals unveiled today.A long-awaited discussion document on reforming NCEA proposes that NCEA Level 1, normally...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 10:49 am

Maori farming excellence celebrated

Associate Agriculture and Associate Forestry Minister Meka Whaitiri congratulates all the winners and finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Awards in further developing Māori agricultural success, return and skills development.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 10:32 am

Terry Sarten: With Hubris Unlimited you're special ... and the rules don't apply

Hello – call for you from Hubris Unlimited. Thank you. I will take this call even though I am in a plane that is about to take off. Hello – are you sure you want to take this call right now? You will have seen the inflight safety...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 10:00 am

Big, bold ideas to change NCEA - do you agree?

Radically changing NCEA Level 1 and better involving families and students in the design of courses students take are among the six big ideas in a NCEA Review discussion document released by Education Minister Chris Hipkins today.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 9:05 am

Clarke Gayford on vicious rumours and raising a baby with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Clarke Gayford has revealed he's been forced to tone down his social media behaviour after being smeared as the subject of a false rumour campaign.The Prime Minister's partner was the subject of a whispering campaign that forced...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 7:29 am

Heather du Plessis-Allan: A National embarrassment

Stupid little girl.Of all the put-downs Parliament's debating chamber has given us, that must be one of the most offensive.It's sparked something of a rebellion in Parliament, that phrase.Speaker Trevor Mallard says he heard...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 27 May 2018 | 5:00 am

Ethnic communities 'deserve to feel safer in New Zealand'

Over 150 Ethnic Community Leaders and Government Ministers have collaborated at the Inaugural Safer Ethnic Communities Ministerial Forum in Auckland today.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 26 May 2018 | 8:32 pm

Ex-National MP Ross Meurant to the Head Hunters - gangs must join society or face becoming 'exploding' underclass of terrorism

Former National Party MP and police detective Ross Meurant told hundreds of Head Hunters members inside the gang's headquarters to mobilise in a bid for political representation.Failure to do so would leave those in gang communities...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 26 May 2018 | 6:32 pm

Public views to be sought on 'no new mines on conservation land'

Public input will be sought on proposals to enact the Government’s policy of no new mines on conservation land, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 26 May 2018 | 1:35 pm

PM reassures Taranaki locals after end of new oil and gas exploration

The prime minister has fronted up in Taranaki to reassure locals of the government's support for the first time since it announced cessation of new offshore oil and gas exploration.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 26 May 2018 | 6:51 am



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Human Rights Commission undergoes shake-up

The Race Relations Commissioner and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner are calling it quits.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 25 May 2018 | 4:49 pm

Peters 'deeply concerned' over MH17 missile confirmation

The Foreign Minister says he's deeply concerned at confirmation the missile that brought down flight MH17 four years ago came from Russian forces.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 25 May 2018 | 4:48 pm

PM 'deeply disappointed' in Twyford over plane call

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is deeply disappointed in Transport Minister Phil Twyford for making a phone call on a plane after the aircraft doors had shut.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 25 May 2018 | 1:24 pm

Solution for M bovis goes down to wire, expected to cost $1b

Wrangling over what to do about the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is going down to the wire but whatever the solution, it is expected to cost about $1 billion

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 25 May 2018 | 11:13 am

Transport Minister stripped of CAA role after phone call on plane

Transport Minister Phil Twyford has been stripped of some of his responsibilities after making a phone call on a plane after the aircraft doors had shut.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 24 May 2018 | 8:11 pm

Tempers flare between National and speaker in Parliament

There have been testy scenes at Parliament this afternoon during Question Time, with National's deputy leader thrown out of the House.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 24 May 2018 | 4:36 pm











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