Minister delays signing Pare Hauraki settlement

The Minister for Treaty Settlements says he will hold off on signing the controversial Pare Hauraki settlement while further consultation takes place. The decision follows a hikoi at Parliament earlier this month where about 600 people demanded the...... Read More

Abortion views in NZ yet ’to be put to the test’

The Justice Minister says he'd be surprised if New Zealand didn't follow Ireland's lead in abortion law reform. In Ireland, 66 percent of the electorate voted to change the country's strict abortion laws, with thousands of Irish citizens...... Read More

’Big bold’ ideas to change NCEA - Education Minister

The Education Minister has released an outline of what he calls "big, bold" ideas to change NCEA. The ideas are part of a consultation document released by Chris Hipkins today. Proposals being considered include giving students different...... Read More

Views sought on ’no new mines’ policy

Public input will be sought on proposals to enact the Government’s policy of no new mines on conservation land, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today. Last November, in her Speech from the Throne, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced...... Read More

Free Doctors’ visits prompts tears of joy

She happily got “quite emotional” while flicking through the health provisions of the government’s budget in the lockup before Grant Robertson delivered it to Parliament. “They were going to give under 14-year-olds free access...... Read More

Minister launches new children’s media hub

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Clare Curran has launched New Zealand’s first media hub for children – HEIHEI - which creates a safe place for children to access both local and international stories. “Tamariki are this...... Read More

Action needed to protect Maui dolphins

Today the International Whaling Commission has called on the New Zealand government to remove dangerous fishing nets from Māui dolphin habitat. The Commission has recommended this country give “highest priority” to protecting these critically-endangered...... Read More

Roadshows outline help for small business

Small Business Minister Stuart Nash will next week launch the 2018 series of small business roadshows. The roadshows give business owners the opportunity to learn more about assistance available from the Government. Taking Care of Business is a series...... Read More