Government to phase out live exports by sea

The Government has announced the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years. “At the heart of our... Read More

New Zealand residence visa decision due

The government says it will make an announcement soon on when it will restart the process for skilled migrants to become residents. Expressions of... Read More

NZ leaders react to news of Prince Philip‘s death

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today expressed New Zealand’s sorrow at the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.   “Our... Read More

Drug-testing law to be made permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent. Research by Victoria University, on behalf of the... Read More

Group to advise govt on post-vaccination future

The government has set up a public health advisory group up to provide advice and on any crucial Covid-19 decisions, including the ongoing vaccine rollout... Read More

Govt calls for feedback on insulation requirements

Feedback is being sought from New Zealanders on whether the Building Code should be updated to require more insulation in new homes and buildings. The... Read More

Trans-Tasman bubble announcement due today

The government will today announce when the country will begin a long anticipated trans-Tasman bubble with Australia. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern... Read More

MP diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer

Labour’s Kiritapu Allan has been diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. The conservation and emergency management minister announced her diagnosis... Read More

Help on the way for NZ‘s timber shortage

The opening of a new wood processing plant in Rotorua in a few weeks will help alleviate New Zealand’s timber shortage, says Red Stag group CEO,... Read More

NZ taxpayers paid Australian‘s extra MIQ bill

Taxpayers have footed the bill for an Australian woman’s extra time in managed isolation, after she refused to get a Covid-19 test. Australian... Read More

New future of NZ tourism addressed by taskforce

A report that looks to the future of New Zealand tourism beyond COVID-19 recommends a government-led supply management system be created.   The... Read More

Youth orgs to get $500K for Covid-19 response

A community youth organisation in Rotorua will receive more than half a million dollars to deliver a service aimed at empowering and re-engaging young... Read More

Future-proofing NZ‘s arts, culture and heritage

The first funding round of the Cultural Sector Innovation Fund has opened, with the goal of supporting innovative arts, culture and heritage projects... Read More

Government housing package backs first home buyers

The government has announced a housing package that will increase the supply of houses, remove incentives for speculators and hopefully deliver a more... Read More

BOP woman shocked at Waikato Hospital wait time

A Bay of Plenty woman who waited 16 hours with her elderly father to get treatment at Waikato Hospital says she was shocked to learn how overwhelmed... Read More