With 50 new born babies dying each year in their sleep, New Zealand First is renewing its call for a national roll-out of Mama and Pepi (baby) packs.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has decided for sustainability reasons to close part of the Southern Scallop Fishery (SCA7), which covers the top and northwest coast of the South Island, for the coming season.
The Chief High Court Judge, Justice Geoffrey Venning, yesterday dismissed an appeal by Penny Bright at the High Court at Auckland.
Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston wants to hear from New Zealanders about their thoughts on New Zealand’s dog control laws. This feedback will be considered as part of the Government’s review of dog control laws.
The Finance Minister must be woken from his slumber by Westpac’s report today that says house prices have largely driven household debt to record levels and are rising at a pace faster than other developed economies, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.
The opening of two new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds today is a welcome development for New Zealand’s aquaculture industry, Environment Minister and Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith says.
If you see yourself as a potential leader and are passionate about your community then now’s your chance to give local politics a go and have a say in your community’s future.
Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says a community initiative to encourage positive mental attitudes will help people feel more in control of their situations.
The final part of the Waikato Expressway will start later this year, with Downer NZ Limited being awarded the contract to build the $115 million Longswamp section, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.
Educational achievement will not improve until the Government prioritises feeding, housing and looking after our children properly, the Green Party has said today.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Mongolia this week to attend the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit.
"The ASEM Summit brings together representatives from 53 European and Asian nations to foster closer relations between the two regions," Mr McCully says.
National must explain who is right in the Housing NZ dividend debacle, after Bill English said no decision had been made on a payment for the next two years, in direct contrast to Steven Joyce, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.
Tauranga City Council is supporting six community organisations to deliver a great range of projects through the latest Community Development Match Fund medium grants round.
The Dunedin City Council must take opportunities offered for meaningful urban renewal in South Dunedin and would willingly work with any Government which also saw this as a priority, says Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull.
Hamilton City Council will discuss the potential formation of a Council-controlled organisation to manage water and wastewater at an extraordinary Council meeting this Thursday (July 14).
Steven Joyce’s surprise announcement that Housing NZ will no longer be used as a cash cow has forced the Finance Minister to make one of National’s biggest ever U-turns, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says.
A new programme to rate the performance of councils across the country will see Gisborne District Council assessed by independent experts, given an A, B or C rating and the results shared with the public.
The Government’s backdown on forcing Housing New Zealand (HNZ) to pay a multimillion-dollar dividend shows that the Government can take measures to help end the housing crisis if it really wants to, the Green Party said today.
Punitive charges placed on people wanting to visit their city centre exemplify Auckland Council's loss of focus, says Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino.
After this year’s local government elections, the new Auckland Mayor and elected representatives will face some major decisions on transport, housing, the port’s future, how to fund investment and to make the most of Auckland’s assets.