Prime Minister John Key is now denying he admitted to playing politics and delaying the release of official information.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says government agencies remain prepared to deal with any potential Ebola cases in New Zealand.
"While the risk to New Zealand remains low, we are taking every precaution to deal with the threat of Ebola," says Dr Coleman.
The New Zealand Peace Foundation last week wrote to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, expressing concern at New Zealand’s involvement in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), the world’s largest marine warfare exercise held biennially in Hawai’i.
Students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs.
News that Aucklanders overtook Wellingtonians as the biggest train users is further evidence the Government needs to start work on the Auckland City Rail Link now, the Green Party said today.
Submissions received on stage one of the Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan are now available for viewing - either online (proposeddistrictplan.ccc.govt.nz) or at any Council service centre or library.
Labour is calling for an eleventh hour reprieve to employment law changes which could see thousands of Kiwi workers not covered by collective agreements lose their smoko breaks, its spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says.
The Government has announced that a series of job fairs will be held in capital cities across Australia to encourage more Kiwis to return home and Australians to settle here to help fill emerging skills gaps and support thriving New Zealand-based businesses.
Analysis released by the Green Party shows multiple international news organisations were reporting on United States President Barack Obama’s attendance at an ISIS war coalition meeting at Andrews Air Force Base up to twelve hours before the meeting started.
Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira.
West Papua Action Auckland, the EPMU Print and Media Council and the NZ Media Freedom Network call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to speak out in support of the two French TV journalists whose trial has just begun in Jayapura West Papua.
Dunedin residents overwhelmingly consider their city to be a great place to live, according to the latest Quality of Life Survey.
Minister for ACC Nikki Kaye today welcomed the release of the Accident Compensation Corporation’s Annual Report, which shows its financial performance is improving.
ACC has achieved a surplus of $2.1billion - $300 million ahead of budget.
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who passed away at age 98 today, was and is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, progressive leader of all time in Australia.
Hon TE URUROA FLAVELL, Leader-Māori Party:
Tuesday 21 October 2014; 2.30pm
The Māori Party stands, along with our colleagues in the House, to acknowledge the passing of Gough Whitlam.
Competition in consenting activities should be considered, along with other options, in the coming review of the Resource Management Act, says BusinessNZ.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that Shane Jones will serve as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius and the Seychelles in addition to his role as Pacific Economic Development Ambassador.
John Key and his Government will be held to its promise to make child poverty a priority, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says.
"In its priority-setting speech today the Government stated child poverty would be a major focus for it this term.
Today’s speech from the Throne confirms the Government’s focus on children, youth and their families in the areas of health, education, youth employment, poverty alleviation and WhÄnau Ora; now the challenge is to ensure every child in New Zealand does well in all these areas says UNICEF N
The New Zealand Labour Party expresses deep sadness at the death of former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, aged 98.
"Today a great totara has fallen across the Tasman," Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says.
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