Property Council strongly supports the reorganisation of local government in the Wellington region to decrease inefficiencies, improve governance and get the region moving forward.
Mayor Len Brown is delighted that long-running negotiations to reach a collective agreement between the Ports of Auckland and the NZ Maritime Union have concluded.
Ruapehu District Council’s (RDC) ‘pink sticker’ campaign has been successful in generating discussion and awareness around the issues concerning illegal commercial signage.
Emergency Management Southland has taken a fresh approach with its volunteers, appointing local woman Delia Riley as volunteer co-ordinator.
New Zealand First welcomes the Supreme Court ruling out this morning that reverses a previous decision allowing receivers to claw back payments from subcontractors and tradesmen, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Commerce Fletcher Tabuteau.
Almost 131,000 students applying for student loans and allowances have benefitted already this year from improvements to StudyLink, Associate Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew says.
MÄori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell is pleased to announce the appointment of a Ministerial Advisory Group to progress the introduction of new MÄori land legislation this year.
The Bill will replace Te Ture Whenua MÄori Act 1993.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will meet today with his recently appointed Australian counterpart the Hon Kevin Andrews, in Melbourne.
Waikato District Council will include consolidation with Watercare as a fourth option to be analysed in the
sub-regional joint water study which is currently underway.
Two new reports on nutrients that can support algal growth in the Waikato and Waipa rivers indicate some potentially positive developments for protecting and restoring water quality in the region.
Energy Minister Simon Bridges says a new Bill passed last night will help safeguard the security of New Zealand’s oil supplies.
Small clubs and businesses are being strangled under new gambling laws, says New Zealand First.
"Additional costs and requirements are going to hit smaller businesses, local RSAs and sports clubs hardest," says New Zealand First Internal Affairs Spokesperson Clayton Mitchell.
The Green Party welcomes a report by the Local Government and Environment Select Committee calling for the Government to review a pesticide that has been partially banned overseas and may be responsible for bee deaths.
A Bill to amend the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 will be introduced tomorrow to address transitional issues over the timing of existing consents, such as for the Maui platform.
Fallout from the abortive attempt to get taxpayers to underwrite the SkyCity Convention Centre will see New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters ask the Financial Markets Authority to examine the trading of SkyCity shares.
Deputy Solicitor-General Una Jagose has been appointed Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau from 28 February, Minister Responsible for the GCSB, Christopher Finlayson, announced today.
The Government must ensure the public that changes to the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 will not weaken environmental protections and make it easier for mining applications to be approved, the Green Party said today.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming more success stories from the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP), with several programmes making big steps forward.
Ebel (Abel) Kremer has been elected new Mararoa-Waimea Ward Councillor.
Preliminary by-election results released today show Mr Kremer (814 votes) beat Jan Ludemann (626) by 188 votes. Shirley Mouat was third with 406 votes and John Hardcastle fourth with 122 votes.
Responding to answers in Parliament by Associate Minister of Health, Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, that the Government is seeking advice on raising tobacco taxes further, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:
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