More claims of spying by Thompson and Clark

Another group is claiming to have been spied on by the security firm Thompson and Clark. As well as being paid by the government to spy on Greenpeace and at least one earthquake claimant in Christchurch, it can now be revealed it has also been monitoring...... Read More

Jones’ Air NZ comments ’a step too far’ - PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reined in New Zealand First minister Shane Jones after he called for the chairman of Air New Zealand to be sacked. Mr Jones, who is the Regional Economic Development Minister, has put Air New Zealand's board and...... Read More

Obama and Key tee off during fleeting NZ visit

Former president of the United States Barack Obama spent his first day in New Zealand playing golf with Sir John Key at a luxury course in Northland. Mr Obama arrived by private jet at midnight and stayed at Sofitel Hotel on Auckland's waterfront...... Read More

Barack Obama lands in New Zealand

Former United States president Barack Obama has arrived for his first visit to New Zealand. His Gulfstream jet landed at Auckland Airport just after midnight. Media were kept away as those who quickly disembarked were whisked off in a large motorcade...... Read More

PM’s oil and gas comments cause anxiety in Taranaki

The Prime Minister's comments about the future of oil and gas exploration is causing anxiety in Taranaki - the only region in New Zealand where hydrocarbons are commercially exploited. Yesterday, Jacinda Ardern accepted a Greenpeace petition calling...... Read More

Government plans count of homeless

The government is planning to count the number of homeless people in New Zealand. Statistics New Zealand will work with Kate Amore, from Otago University, to get a better understanding of the numbers between each census. In 2016, Dr Amore found one...... Read More

Roadmap to harness $1.5 billion transport tech sec

A new Future Technology Leadership Group will help New Zealand harness some of the $1.5 billion a year estimated value to the economy from Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as well as the social benefits they create, Transport Minister Phil Twyford...... Read More

Nats sorry for mass database sign-up

The National Party has been forced to apologise to potentially thousands of people after accidentally signing them up to the party database. People who signed up to join two petitions - against scrapping flights to Kāpiti Airport and one to save the...... Read More

Green-Nats question time deal sets govt up for rough ride

The government is set to get a tougher ride during parliamentary question time after the Greens handed most of their question allocation to National. Political parties are each given a certain amount of time for questions and speeches. Greens co-leader...... Read More