NZ concludes digital economy trade talks

A new trade agreement concluded today helps New Zealand exporters and consumers take advantage of opportunities from digital trade. Minister for... Read More

Advancing NZ trade agenda focus of Europe meetings

World Trade Organisation reform, agricultural trade and a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom will be the focus of Minister David Parker’s... Read More

Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting

With several native whitebait species in decline, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has released proposals to standardise and improve management... Read More

BOP camp shutdown after threats

  Calls are being made for harsher penalties after a popular Bay of Plenty campground was forced to close after campers were intimidated and threatened... Read More

Govt to research festival drug checks

A new research project will examine the effectiveness of drug checking programmes at music festivals to find out whether it helps keep people safe and... Read More

Paving the way for quality medicinal cannabis

New regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of... Read More

Govt building a platform for the future of rail

The Government has released its long term vision for a sustainable 21st Century rail network that gets cities moving, connects regions and gets more... Read More

Government to act on fuel market recommendations

  Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says the government will act after a report confirms consumers are paying more than what would... Read More

More cancer medicines for more people

Five new cancer medicines have now been funded this year, meaning thousands or people have more treatment options PHARMAC has today announced that it... Read More

Politicians size up 14 gram cannabis proposal

Cannabis law that could see New Zealanders legally buy 14 grams of the drug has MPs in a spin. National deputy leader Paula Bennett was told to "chill... Read More

New chums make charitable trust

Two new trustees have been voted in to join four re-elected trustees on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for the next three years.   But there... Read More

Govt to invest $3.5m to reduce repeated 1080 use

The Provincial Growth Fund has allocated $3.5 million to develop innovative predator control approaches which will reduce the need for repeated 1080... Read More

Opotiki council has all-woman leadership team

As well as being New Zealand's only Māori mayor, Lyn Riesterer is leading Opotiki Council's first all-woman leadership team. Opotiki District... Read More

Closer Government ties promised

The Government is seeking better central government agency alignment and partnerships with local government to address local issues to achieve better... Read More

Landlords: Rental law changes will hamper eviction

Landlords say they feel under siege with the government planning to make it tougher for them to boot out troublesome tenants. Renters argue they should... Read More