Temporary accommodation village for Kaikōura

Kaikōura residents with quake damaged homes have another temporary accommodation option. Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa announced a seven unit housing recovery temporary accommodation village for the town today. “Since...... Read More

$14.9 million in tourism funding announced

The Government is investing $14.9 million in tourism infrastructure and cycle trails around the country, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. $14.2 million has been awarded to various local councils for 30 visitor-related infrastructure projects...... Read More

Navy budget blowout: ’Our sailors aren’t safe’

The government says a second blowout to the cost of upgrading two of the navy's frigates could damage New Zealand's reputation. The price of the project was originally estimated at $374 million but in the nine years since the project was signed...... Read More

Huge step down slippery slope - Muller

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has cast his vote in opposition to David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Member’s Bill. “Unfortunately this evening I was voting with the minority. The Bill passed its first reading 76 -44” says...... Read More

Govt reveals $5bn families package

Families with children are expected to be the main benefactors of the Government’s new mini-budget. The Labour-led Government released its Budget Policy Statement today. Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the agenda aims to build...... Read More

More houses promised in the next 10 years

The Government’s KiwiBuild initiative will deliver 100,000 affordable houses over the next 10 years, giving hope to first-home buyers and addressing New Zealand’s housing crisis, Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says. Treasury...... Read More

Ministry to review NCEA next year

Overassessment of students and teacher workload will be addressed as part of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) review starting early next year. The review’s Terms of Reference were released today. Education Minister...... Read More

Politicians wrangle over highway

NZTA’s announcement to proceed with the Katikati bypass and associated safety improvements on SH2, has sparked words between Tauranga MP Simon Bridges and Transport Minister Phil Twyford. Simon started it by labelling the long-awaited SH2 upgrade...... Read More

Child, Youth and Family blind to Moko warning signs

Three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri was subjected to a prolonged and painful death by the very people who were meant to care for him. A coroner has concluded that Oranga Tamariki's predecessor Child Youth and Family, a DHB and three community organisations...... Read More

$9.5 million boost for teacher supply

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced an immediate $9.5 million teacher supply package to support more teachers into classrooms in 2018. “Principals have been telling the Government for many months they are desperately trying to plug...... Read More