A tax amendment being snuck in under the radar allows changes to tax issues to be driven through by the Government without Parliamentary scrutiny, says Labour’s Revenue spokesman Stuart Nash.
The Invercargill City Council has agreed to a further extension of time until 1 November 2016 for the release of decisions on submissions about the Proposed District Plan.
The draft Productivity Commission review of urban planning rules demonstrates that the current system has strengths but is also unresponsive and risk-averse, Finance Minister Bill English says.
At a recent hui-a-iwi held at Te Pakira marae, a majority vote saw three candidates chosen to be the Te Arawa representatives in the Rotorua Lakes Council elections.
"The only question the Government must answer is are they prepared to put kids first or paedophiles first." McVicar
The Sensible Sentencing Trust says it would be cheaper to house high-risk offenders behind the wire than to supervise them 24/7.
In Parliament today Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee returned to the House to correct misleading and false statements he made about New Zealand First, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters
Membership of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee must be changed, New Zealand First said today.
New Zealanders will be pleased at the Speaker’s ruling today ticking off the Prime Minister for acting improperly in the House on Wednesday, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.
The Council is seeking community input on how we should manage our suburban road space through a survey on suburban parking that opens today.
The survey explores different ways of addressing parking demand in our growing suburban areas.
This morning, Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace presented two oral submissions to the Select Committee on the Local Government Act 2002 Local Amendment Bill (No 2).
Both submissions raised serious concerns with the proposed Bill that will affect local government across the country.
MÄori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say the Party will cautiously support the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill to select committee when it has its first reading in Parliament today.
The Minister of Corrections is refusing to take seriously the message from our community that it is Not Okay to place a high-risk child sex offender near our children’s school, Labour’s MP for Mangere Su’a William Sio says.
The Government has released its response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry, Using Land for Housing, confirming it is already implementing most of the recommendations, Finance Minister Bill English says.
The latest incident of a dangerous criminal escaping from electronic monitoring by cutting off his bracelet proves the government doesn’t care about the safety of New Zealanders, says New Zealand First.
The Government has refused to apologise for taking the credit for funding Olympic Games captioning when the National Foundation for the Deaf was responsible, says Labour’s spokesperson on Disability Issues Poto Williams.
A proposal to set up a new service company for the Ruataniwha Scheme opens for public consultation today.
Neglecting prisoners’ spiritual needs proves that the government can’t manage its own Corrections targets, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First says authorities must clamp down on drones after one was encountered mid-air by an Air New Zealand plane landing at Queenstown Airport yesterday carrying 153 passengers.
The Government should scrap the TPPA legislation and withdraw from the agreement, Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader and Finance Spokesperson, Chris Leitch told the select committee hearing submissions on the TPPA Amendment bill.
Social Service Providers Aotearoa welcomes the certainty provided by the Minister’s announcement today of the role of the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children and the timeline to establish it.