Politics

Oceania Exhibition to open in London

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Pacific Peoples Carmel Sepuloni will represent New Zealand at the opening of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on Tuesday September 25. “Oceania marks 250 years...... Read More

New strategy to promote New Zealand Sign Language

Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni has launched a new New Zealand Sign Language strategy on the inaugural International Day of Sign Languages. “Today is the United Nation’s day for celebrating Sign Languages internationally...... Read More

Synthetic drug detector dogs ahead of the game

Corrections’ detector dogs are the first in New Zealand to be trained in sniffing out synthetic cannabis and other new psychoactive substances, playing a crucial role in keeping prisons safe, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. Five detector...... Read More

NZ keeps triple A credit rating

The credit agency Moody's has today maintained the government's credit rating and expressed confidence about the future of the economy. The rating remains at triple A, with the outlook described as stable. Moody's analyst Matthew Circosta...... Read More

Parts of employment bill still under discussion, PM says

Labour and New Zealand First are working on some changes to the government's employment law legislation, the Prime Minister says. The Employment Relations Amendment Bill which is before Parliament scraps the 90-day trial period for businesses with...... Read More

Fair Pay Agreements too risky to rush - NZI

The New Zealand Initiative is warning the government to take heed of Treasury’s warnings about rushing Fair Pay Agreements. This week, Treasury released its advice about the upcoming Cabinet Paper proposing Fair Pay Agreements. Treasury warns...... Read More

Minister opposes WADA decision

New Zealand's Minister for Sport and Recreation has announced his disappointment with the World Anti-Doping Agency decision overnight to reinstate RUSADA, the Russian anti-doping agency, as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. New Zealand...... Read More

Learning and disability action plan released

Children and young people who need extra support are at the heart of a new draft Action Plan released today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin. “We know that for too long, too many children have been missing out on the support that...... Read More