Pre-departure testing extended to all passengers

The Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands. The change... Read More

US President permanently suspended from Twitter

  Twitter has permanently suspended US President Donald Trump from its platform, citing ‘risk of further incitement of violence’.   The... Read More

Nineteen waterways projects create local jobs

  A package of 19 projects will help clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs, Environment Minister David Parker announced today.   The... Read More

Better care for babies with tongue-tie

Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health. Around 5 per cent to... Read More

Waikeria Prison sixteen surrender

  The stand-off at Waikeria Prison has ended today after the prisoners surrendered.   At approximately midday today, the 16 prisoners were... Read More

Pedal power proves popular

Cycle trails and cycle and walking tourism are more popular than ever, with nearly two million trips on the country’s Great Rides in one year,... Read More

Rotorua businesses making summer unstoppable

Rotorua’s businesses, venues, clubs and organisations are doing their bit to make QR code scanning easy and summer unstoppable, says Labour list... Read More

Visa changes allow migrants to fill labour gap

Many migrant workers currently in New Zealand will be able to stay and work here for longer, following adjustments to visa settings announced by Immigration... Read More

Minimum wage to increase to $20 on April 1

Minimum wage will rise to $20 an hour on April 1, 2021. Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says as New Zealand looks to recover and... Read More

Tongariro visitors asked to respect the maunga

A campaign to help visitors stay safe and nurture the special values of Tongariro National Park, one of the country’s most popular summer visitor... Read More

Govt safeguarding at-risk Māori from COVID-19

The Government, has announced 18 initiatives to support iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities to safeguard at-risk mātauranga Māori, and protect... Read More

It‘s time to vote for 2020 Quote of the Year

Voting for Quote of the Year 2020 is now open. The annual Massey University Quote of the Year competition takes in public entries which are then trimmed... Read More

Champions sought for Te Ahu o te Reo Māori 2021

Registrations are now open for the delivery of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori in 2021, which aims to normalise te reo Māori throughout the education system,... Read More

Security guards promised better pay protection

Thousands of security guards will receive better protection of their pay and conditions, with the government moving to make changes to existing employment... Read More

Antarctic scientists support climate emergency

Antarctic scientists say the Prime Minister’s declaration of a climate emergency in New Zealand is an important signal to industry and communities,... Read More