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Final election results announced for Waikato Regional Council

18 October 2019 - 7:26pm

All votes have now been counted and Fred Lichtwark has been confirmed as one of the two councillors elected to the Waikato general constituency.

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NPDC final election results released

18 October 2019 - 4:53pm

The final results are in for the NPDC elections with David Bublitz elected as a councillor following the counting of special votes.

The preliminary count revealed a too-close-to-call result with Anneka Carlson, Phil Quinney and David Bubblitz all within a few votes of each other.

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This weekend on Newshub Nation

18 October 2019 - 4:38pm

This weekend on Newshub Nation:

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman tells us what's wrong with Andrew Little's foreign fighter law.

We cross live to the New Zealand First Conference.

And we ask incoming Wellington mayor Andy Foster how he will win over a divided city.

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Action on measles is too little, too late - Reti

18 October 2019 - 3:04pm

The Government’s decision to extend the measles vaccine to all babies in Auckland over the age of six months is too little, too late, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

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Armed police patrols will cause American-style shootings - PAPA

18 October 2019 - 1:12pm

The Police Commissioner's announcement that squadcars of officers with automatic rifles will patrol New Zealand's streets is dangerous and unnecessary, according to the criminal justice community organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa.

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Broadcasting Minister must rule out Mediaworks bailout - NZTU

18 October 2019 - 1:10pm

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi to rule out any taxpayer-funded purchase or bailout for Mediaworks’s channel Three.

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Bill to refresh superannuation system passes first reading - Sepuloni

18 October 2019 - 12:26pm

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the first reading of the New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension Legislation Amendment Bill.

"Every New Zealander has a stake in New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension," says Carmel Sepuloni.

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Government announces next steps in fight against measles - Genter

18 October 2019 - 11:57am

Babies in Auckland aged six months and over can receive a free vaccination and children will all have access to vaccines, Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter announced today at Papatoetoe High School.

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New Porirua City Mayor looks forward to working for all residents

18 October 2019 - 11:18am

New Porirua City Mayor looks forward to working for all residents

Anita Baker has been confirmed as Porirua City’s new Mayor in final results released last night.

Joining her on the new Council are:

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Paula Southgate is officially the new Mayor of Hamilton

18 October 2019 - 10:57am

Paula Southgate is officially the new Mayor of Hamilton, with 13,452 votes, ahead of incumbent Andrew King who received 10,315.

The final results, which include special votes, show no change to the provisionally elected councillors:

East Ward

Mark Bunting

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Even fewer police officers than Stuart Nash claims - National

18 October 2019 - 10:49am

Police Minister Stuart Nash is over inflating how many sworn Police Officers are on the force and he’s misleading New Zealanders, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says.

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Portugal bad example for drug advocates in NZ - McCoskrie

18 October 2019 - 10:37am

Portugal has been painted by pro-cannabis legalisation groups as a model to follow. Yet just last month, the mayor of Porto contradicted his previous pro-harm reduction position and endorsed reintroducing criminal penalties for drug use in public spaces.

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Horizons Regional Council announced

18 October 2019 - 10:36am

Horizons Regional Council officially welcomes six returning and six new councillors following the final declaration of results for local body elections.

Horizons electoral officer Craig Grant says that all votes have now been counted and a council has been formed.

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This Labour-led Government is failing Maori - National

17 October 2019 - 5:19pm

The blowout in the number of Māori benefit recipients to 56,500 is concerning and shows this Labour-led Government is failing Māori, National’s Māori Development spokesperson Jo Hayes says.

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Final HDC election results announced

17 October 2019 - 4:33pm

The final result of the Hastings District Council election has been announced, with Sandra Hazlehurst re-elected Hastings mayor.

All existing councillors who ran in the election were returned except for Jacoby Poulain in the Flaxmere ward who was replaced by Peleti Oli.

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Hurunui District Council: Quake prone buildings update

17 October 2019 - 4:07pm

The Hurunui District Council has been identifying its earthquake-prone buildings and deciding how each building’s vulnerability will be managed.

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Police Minister has let down New Zealanders

17 October 2019 - 3:48pm

Police Minister Stuart Nash changing his tune on adding 1800 new police officers is a broken promise and another example of this Government letting New Zealanders down, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says.

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500 new te reo Maori champions in our classrooms

17 October 2019 - 3:08pm

The Government is making progress on its goal to integrate te reo Māori into education by 2025, with over 500 teachers and support staff already graduating from Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

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Final results of Kapiti Coast District Council election confirmed

17 October 2019 - 2:38pm

Kāpiti Coast District Council 2019 local body election results have been declared today, following preliminary results released after voting closed on 12 October.

Final counting of votes, including special votes, has confirmed the elected members announced on 12 October.

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More Kiwis doing it tough under this Government - Upston

17 October 2019 - 1:55pm

The huge increase in hardship grants paid out in the last quarter shows this Labour-led Government’s policies are making life harder for Kiwis, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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