A section of Main Road in Moncks Bay will be one-laned and traffic diverted from 6pm tonight in preparation for emergency road works.March 30, 2015, 5:50 pm
Four years after ACT’s private members bill to free students from compulsory unionism became law, students may be relieved of another burden, according to David Cunliffe.March 30, 2015, 5:05 pm
Nurses are saying the Health Minister’s target of 6 hours waiting time in emergency departments is causing trouble right through the hospital system.March 30, 2015, 4:07 pm
Northland MP Winston Peters has urged John Key to take a lesson from the by-election and change his attitude towards cooperating with other political parties.March 30, 2015, 3:44 pm
Almost 70 per cent of family disputes referred to mediation involving children are being settled out of court a year on from the Government’s family justice reforms says Justice Minister Amy Adams.March 30, 2015, 3:39 pm
Revenue Minister Todd McClay has thanked the New Zealand ICT sector for their collaboration with Inland Revenue on the modernisation and simplification of New Zealand’s tax system.March 30, 2015, 3:29 pm
Palmerston North City Council's Building Service's inspection team has introduced Saturday shifts for the foreseeable future to help clear a backlog of inspections.March 30, 2015, 3:21 pm
The National Party Government has today revealed that the national environmental report topics for this year will, incredibly, exclude New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Party said today.March 30, 2015, 3:21 pm
Thousands of parents are using a new Births Deaths and Marriages online service to register the birth of their child.March 30, 2015, 2:42 pm
Napier City Council ratepayers who receive their rates notices by post are being encouraged to sign up to receive rates notices by email.March 30, 2015, 2:34 pm
The changed political dynamic in Parliament may affect coming moves regarding the country's intelligence agencies.March 30, 2015, 2:23 pm
The ACT Party says National has two options when it comes to election bribes: get better, or quit.March 30, 2015, 1:57 pm
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that the Social Sector Trials taking place in 16 communities around New Zealand are being extended for a year from 1 July.March 30, 2015, 1:44 pm
John Key has now been forced to admit that he never had the broad political support to gut the Resource Management Act, says Labour’s Environment spokesperson Megan Woods.March 30, 2015, 1:13 pm
The chaos created by National’s scrapping of compulsory student association membership may force the 86-year old Union of Students Association to fold, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe says.March 30, 2015, 12:40 pm
Palmerston North City Council would like to notify residents and visitors to the Victoria Esplanade Playground that excavation work will start tomorrow 31 March.March 30, 2015, 12:24 pm
The first major project of the Waiouru Main Street Upgrade is underway with the start of the street landscaping and public toilet redevelopment on SH1.March 30, 2015, 12:05 pm
Reports that German privacy laws may have contributed to the Germanwings air crash have prompted New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner to reassure the public that the Privacy Act is no impediment to medical practitioners notifying appropriate authorities to a pilot’s health concerns.March 30, 2015, 11:57 am
Paula Bennett is now the clear favourite to succeed John Key as leader of the National Party after Steven Joyce’s prospects plunged to just 13%, only one point ahead of Jonathan Coleman, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealand’s predictions market, iPredict. Mr Key’s medium-term hold on the leadership remains strong however, with only a 27% probability he will step down before the next General Election - although there is now a 77% chance he will be gone by the end of 2017. There is nearly a 50% probability New Zealand will sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2015 but just a 33% chance it will be ratified by the US Congress before mid-2017.March 30, 2015, 11:46 am
Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is delighted with the high number and calibre of people nominated for the new teacher professional body, EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand).March 30, 2015, 11:15 am
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