Record, excessive profits in the banking industry and the high level of foreign ownership of the banking sector is causing long-term damage to the economy, the Green Party said today.
The cost to New Zealanders of National’s asset sales has today hit $1 billion, according to figures released by the partially privatised power companies.
The news that beautiful Awaroa beach will stay in New Zealand ownership and be open to all for generations shows how fiercely Kiwis want their country to remain in their hands, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.
Education, re-training and entrepreneurship must be key priorities if Pacific Islanders are to be winners in the changing nature of work Labour’s latest Future of Work paper has found.
Sub-contractors may be the biggest victims of the collapse of one of the biggest home construction companies, says Labour’s Building and Construction spokesperson Phil Twyford.
Pressure is building on the Government to rewrite its Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill as almost everyone who has submitted on the Bill has called for minimum standards to be set that keep people warm, dry and safe in their homes, the Green Party said today.
The announcement that the National Beekeepers’ Association has voted in favour of unification is great news for the industry, says New Zealand First.
A strategic plan for Frankton, which will guide its development over the next two decades, was adopted yesterday by Hamilton City Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee.
Like many couples, Aucklanders Gordon and Cathy Duncan came up with a bright idea a few years back while travelling overseas.
Offering $300,000 to help fund Buller people into work is a sop from the government to obscure the fact they have no regional development plan, says New Zealand First.
ACC Minister Nikki Kaye says she’s pleased with the positive uptake of the enhanced support for hearing loss that ACC introduced just over twelve months ago.
Good progress has been achieved under the Housing Accords between the Government and the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty councils, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today after meeting with both councils.
Around 35 Taumarunui residents have attended a provincial priorities meeting hosted by MP for Rangitikei Ian McKelvie and Barbara Kuriger MP for Taranaki-King Country whose electorates cover the Ruapehu district.
A high impact sculpture portraying a potted history of New Zealand along with an electronic gaming component is being installed on the 4 Plinths on Wellington’s Waterfront between Te Papa and Circa Theatre. It is expected to be completed and ready for viewing on Tuesday 23 February.
Mayoral candidate David Hay has today questioned the legality of Auckland Council’s decision to hold a controversial planning meeting in secret. He wants the reports presented by council officers to that meeting to be made public.
The simple fact that an extraordinary meeting of Auckland Council’s governing body has had to be called for this Wednesday to discuss its handling of a late zoning change submission to the Unitary Plan Hearings Panel is revealing in itself, says Michael Barnett, Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO
Tens of thousands of people visited the Auckland Lantern Festival in its new location of Auckland Domain this weekend.
There is no 'good' time for an oil spill to happen. But for the little blue penguins of Mount Maunganui this is breeding season, and the timing of the Rena oil spill in the Bay of Plenty could not have been much worse.
Two well-known hospitality brands have teamed up in what might be termed ‘a meeting of minds’ to launch a cuisine ethos that benefits both diners and planet, in a re-opening Christchurch restaurant.