NZ First leader Winston Peters is ahead of National and Labour in Northland, according to the first by-election opinion poll.March 5, 2015, 6:23 pm
Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner, met with Christchurch employers today to discuss how best to get more disabled people into work, as part of the early stages of an employment pilot scheme for disabled people and people with health conditions.March 5, 2015, 5:57 pm
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand's intelligence gathering is legal and he's happy to talk to Pacific Island leaders if they have any concerns.March 5, 2015, 5:26 pm
Yet again the Reserve Bank has been forced to clean up National’s housing mess with the Government clearly incapable of solving the home affordability crisis, says Grant Robertson.March 5, 2015, 4:58 pm
Revelations that New Zealand is spying on its Pacific neighbours aren't worrying Samoa's prime minister - he says his country has nothing to hide.March 5, 2015, 4:40 pm
Upper Hutt City Council has just received a favourable decision from the Environment Court relating to land at 166 Alexander Road in Trentham.March 5, 2015, 4:31 pm
Student protestors are disappointed they couldn't confront the Prime Minister today.March 5, 2015, 3:44 pm
Prime Minister John Key has cancelled a press conference to respond to spying claims because of a student protest at Auckland University.March 5, 2015, 3:21 pm
The Major Cycle Routes network being built by Christchurch City Council will return up to $8 for every dollar invested, or $1.2 billion over 40 years.March 5, 2015, 3:08 pm
Justice Minister Amy Adams has today launched the expansion of the National Home Safety Service to better protect up to 1000 victims of family violence each year.March 5, 2015, 3:01 pm
A large crowd of students have surrounded John Key’s lecture at the University of Auckland Business School to protest his presence on campus.March 5, 2015, 3:00 pm
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s positive new report ‘The state of air quality in New Zealand’, in response to the Government’s ‘2014 Air Domain Report’.March 5, 2015, 2:48 pm
Further details have been released about the cost of last year's inquiry into the actions of former Cabinet Minister Judith Collins.March 5, 2015, 2:32 pm
A major issue has been ignored in a government report issued today showing that schools have become significantly more inclusive towards children with special educational needs.March 5, 2015, 2:11 pm
Although New Zealand's air quality is generally good, regulations should be reviewed and more extensive measurements taken, a new report says.March 5, 2015, 2:10 pm
Environment Canterbury today confirmed its stance relating to farmers facing particular challenges in their use of water for stock during the current dry period.March 5, 2015, 2:09 pm
City centre workers and visitors will soon have a new green space to sit and enjoy lunch.March 5, 2015, 1:55 pm
New Zealand First supports the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association’s call for targeted exemptions for full time medical students from the seven year limit on access to student loans.March 5, 2015, 1:45 pm
Hawke’s Bay people are being encouraged to come along and help clean up the beach at this weekend’s Big Awatoto Beach Clean-up.March 5, 2015, 1:45 pm
Green MP Gareth Hughes will contest the male co-leadership position at the party's annual conference in May.March 5, 2015, 1:39 pm
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