Prime Minister John Key says his thoughts are with the people of Thailand following the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew last night presented the Supreme Award for the 2016 NZ Food Awards in Auckland, and is congratulating all of the category winners for their achievements.
Jacques Windell has retained the fifth seat on the Taumarunui Ward for Ruapehu District Council (RDC) after the counting of the special votes confirming the election day winners.
Don Cameron has been confirmed as Mayor with 1,637 votes.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed World Standards Day being recognised today.
Union leader Helen Kelly had a heart for average Kiwis getting a fair chance, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has this morning expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Helen Kelly who lost her battle with cancer overnight.
"Helen was a passionate advocate for the rights of New Zealand workers," Mr Woodhouse says.
Nearly 400,000 Aucklanders turned out to cast their vote in the city’s third local elections since amalgamation, arresting the decline in voter turnout and improving the city’s position, to earn the second largest percentage increase of all metropolitan centres.
The official election result issued today has confirmed there will be five new members around the Northland Regional Council table when it meets officially for the first time later this month.
Minister for Women, Louise Upston, tonight announced the 2016 NEXT Woman of the Year award winners in Education, Health and Science, and Sports.
The NEXT Woman of the Year annual awards celebrate outstanding female leaders across six diverse categories.
Indian students being threatened with deportation, along with tens and thousands of Indians will protest at Auckland’s Diwali Festival to demand the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and justice over injustice.
The final vote count for this year’s Local Body election is in, with a total of 65,567 Wellingtonians voting.
Labour has today announced it will provide $180 million of funding for an extra thousand police officers, if they get into power at the next elections.
Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have officially opened the new St Lukes to Great North Road Interchange, another step to improve congestion on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway.
New Zealand First says it is time for the Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith to go back to studying landslides as he is about to be enveloped by one.
Release of final results in the Auckland local body elections expected this afternoon are deferred until 9.00am tomorrow morning Friday 14 October.
Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director General of the Pacific Community (an international development organisation), will speak on the future of the Pacific at the University of Canterbury on 20 October.
The government’s crowing about a $1.8 billion surplus might satisfy some of the country’s big earners, but most Kiwis will be saying, "So what? We’re still struggling," says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Labour will fund an extra 1,000 Police in its first term to tackle the rising rate of crime, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.
"Labour will put more cops on the beat to keep our communities safe.
UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling for additional support to be put in place for mental health in our healthcare system.
Family First NZ says that the Netherlands has confirmed just how slippery the slope is relating to so-called safeguards around assisted suicide.