Politics

Move to reform cannabis laws meets supporters

The Drug Foundation is welcoming what it calls Labour and the Greens' fresh approach to tackling the country's drug problems. New Zealand will have a referendum on legalising marijuana for personal use as part of the Greens deal with Labour. Under...... Read More

Pressure on Māori MPs to deliver in new govt

The pressure is on for all Māori MPs in the new government to deliver changes that were promised during their election campaign. Labour's deputy leader Kelvin Davis described Māori representation in the next government as "massive",...... Read More

Greens signal cannabis referendum

The Green Party has signalled a referendum on legalising cannabis for personal use as part of its confidence and supply deal with Labour. Its leader, James Shaw, has said New Zealand would have a referendum and it was time to test public opinion...... Read More

Aussies put uni fees hike for NZers on hold

The Australian Government has been forced to shelve university funding plans that would have doubled or tripled tuition fees for New Zealanders. During the election campaign Jacinda Ardern - now the incoming Prime Minister - had threatened to retaliate...... Read More

Maori Party congratulate new government

The Maori Party have passed on their congratulations to the leaders of Labour and NZ First after they formed a new government for Aotearoa. Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox has praised Winston Peters for "treading carefully"...... Read More

Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

Today caucus has elected the 21 Labour Ministers of the Crown who will serve in the new government’s executive, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern. “Across the board these members have the experience, expertise and drive I want in our team...... Read More

Campaigning group welcomes new government

The community campaigning group ActionStation us welcoming the new government and hopeful about the opportunities it presents for action on several pressing issues.   ActionStation co-founder Marianne Elliott feels the new government can help...... Read More

Todd supports Bill’s leadership

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller today dismissed speculation about the National Party’s future leadership when contacted by SunLive. “To be honest that is wild speculation, it’s what happens when you are perceived to have lost an election. “There’s...... Read More

Labour committed to Tauranga

Labour MPs Jan Tinetti and Angie Warren-Clark say they feel ‘surreal’ after last night’s announcement of a Labour-led government. SunLive caught up with the pair at Tauranga airport, their way to Wellington for today’s Labour...... Read More

Federated Farmers ready for new coalition

Federated Farmers says it is ready to engage and work with the new coalition government. Federation says last nights’ announcement creates a room of opportunism for its’ members, wider primary sector, and all New Zealanders. "We congratulate...... Read More