Turei fighting to make weed legal, appears at Parliament

Former Green Party leader Metiria Turei made a public foray into national politics today, by making a submission to a select committee about privacy. Dunedin-based...

Craig sexually harassed staffer, not bad employer: court

Colin Craig did sexually harass his former press secretary Rachel MacGregor and suggested she was a liar, the High Court has found. But it has...

Jacinda Ardern on rising to the climate change challenge

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called climate change"my generation’s nuclear-free moment". Before heading to the UN Climate Action Summit, Ardern spoke to Newsroom's Sam...

NZ First appoints Jude Patterson acting president

Clutha Southland New Zealand First board member Jude Patterson has been appointed acting president of the party. Mrs Patterson, wife of list MP Mark Patterson,...

National ignoring gun violence victims: Nash

National is ignoring the victims of gun violence by refusing to support the second tranche of the gun law reforms, Police Minister Stuart Nash...

Government unveils new work visa rules

Up to 30,000 businesses across the country will benefit from new changes to the Government's temporary work visa process programme, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway...

Opinion: Green business is good business

Let’s be honest, the average business owner is more focused on profit, than they are on sustainability. But are sustainability...

$28,500 fines plus costs for farm effluent offences – NRC

A farm manager has been fined more than $28,000 for a series of offences relating to inadequate management of a...

Govt announces suicide prevention office

The Government has announced it will set up an office dedicated to reducing suicide rates as it tries to tackle worsening statistics. Prime Minister Jacinda...

‘Cowardly’ Labour slammed over sex assault claims

The 19-year-old who says she was sexually assaulted by a Labour staffer has called the party "cowardly" and released another email to support her...

Porirua Chamber hosts 2019 Mayoral debate tonight

The Porirua Chamber of Commerce is tonight hosting a Mayoral debate for candidates, ahead of the upcoming election. "The Chamber’s mayoral...

Labour Party president Nigel Haworth resigns

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted the resignation of Labour Party president  Nigel Haworth  She confirmed the resignation this afternoon, following a series of claims...

Bennett: PM’s staff knew about assault claims for months

National's deputy leader Paula Bennett has used parliamentary privilege to name a number of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's most senior staff and a Cabinet...

Privilege used to name figures

National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett has used parliamentary privilege to name several of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's most senior staff and a Cabinet...

Clark backs PM over handling of assault claims

Former Prime Minister and Labour leader Helen Clark is backing Jacinda Ardern in her handling of the controversy over sexual assault allegations, saying the...

DairyNZ welcomes immigration changes

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is welcoming today’s announcement that the Government will be streamlining the employer assisted work...

There’s a storm brewing over fresh water

One of the enduring quirks of politics is that people can agree 100% on a fundamental point, but still be diametrically opposed on an...

PM tight-lipped on terms of ex-staffer’s resignation

The Prime Minister spoke at a news conference on Friday and took questions relating to the handling of complaints. Video: Boris Jancic courtesy of...

Labour sex assault case: Complainant insists she told panel

The woman who has accused a former Labour staffer of sexually assaulting her is rubbishing claims that she didn't tell the chair of Labour's...

Sex assault claims: PM keen to shut public talk down

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has "called time" on opposing claims over sexual assault allegations against a Labour Party staffer being contested in public. She told...

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