MPs visit high-tech businesses

Labour's economic development caucus visited Dunedin yesterday, MPs viewing a range of high-tech and digital businesses and stockpiling ideas to take home with them. "Coming...

Ex-Air NZ boss wins National’s Botany candidacy

Former Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has been chosen as the National Party's candidate for the Botany electorate. Mr Luxon won the candidacy...

National MP Maggie Barry quitting Parliament

National MP Maggie Barry has announced she will not be seeking re-election and will retire from Parliament in 2020. The former TV presenter has had...

Jail for man who assaulted Greens co-leader

James Shaw appeared with a black eye at a climate change strike in Wellington following the attack. Photo:...

Tolley admits telling about Peters’ pension overpayments

Former National Party minister Anne Tolley says she shared confidential details of Winston Peters' pension overpayments with family members and staff. She also says one...

Zero Carbon Bill passes with near-unanimous support

The Zero Carbon bill has passed with the support of almost the whole Parliament, after National leader Simon Bridges confirmed his party's support for...

Legislation a legacy for totemic Donald

Fourteen years ago this week, Green Party co-leader Rod Donald suddenly, shockingly died. The anniversary was not lost on the Green MPs who inherited his...

Human side of politics on display

Contrary to what some might believe, politicians are actually people. While the job usually calls upon them to consider individual proposed law changes on their...

PGF to help Otago teens into forestry careers

Money from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will be used to help Otago teenagers enter careers in forestry, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones...

National floats ‘hard-line’ social welfare policies

National has floated a series of "hard-line" policies on social welfare, including whether to require sole parents to have their child fully immunised in...

Labour warned of waning support from Indian community

Support for Labour in the Indian community could be on shaky ground, with some resigning from their long-time party memberships or vowing not to...

Minister has little confidence in ad watchdog

The Minister of Justice has questioned the ability of a key industry watchdog to regulate election year advertising, due to an adverse decision against...

Govt takes another look at partnership visas after backlash

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has directed his officials to come up with a solution so Indians aren't unfairly excluded from receiving partnership visas. The intervention...

Presents from Santa Shane’s bulging sack

Father Christmas came early this week, in the form of Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and his Santa Sack, otherwise known as the...

Terrorism Suppression Bill passes first reading

Legislation that would strengthen powers to clamp down on foreign fighters returning to New Zealand has passed its first reading. The Terrorism Suppression Bill will...

Euthanasia bill to go to referendum

MPs have narrowly voted to put the decision on legalising assisted dying to a referendum at the next general election. A crucial vote on whether...

‘Dicked around’: Govt slams Nats over terror bill negotiations

The minister in charge of a new anti-terrorism bill says he has been "dicked around" by National, which he says is playing politics on...

Members’ worthwhile Bills left to languish

A few years ago, Parliament reviewed the rules concerning member's Bills, partly in the hope of allowing more MPs a chance of getting their...

Little rejects National changes to counter-terrorism bill

Justice Minister Andrew Little says he's not interested in bargaining with the National Party over new counter-terrorism legislation. The bill would give police the power...

PM’s Justin Lester blunder ’embarrassing’

Defeated Wellington mayor Justin Lester is playing it cool over the Prime Minister wrongly claiming he wasn't a Labour candidate, but one of his...

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