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Corruption report finds some positive developments for NZ

Global anti-corruption group Transparency International today released a report on OECD Anti-Bribery Convention enforcement and called for New Zealand to implement draft legislation to ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

Maori Party expresses concern at TVNZ announcement

The Māori Party has responded to today’s shock announcement that with the exception of Te Karere, TVNZ intends to outsource production of all its Māori and Pacific programmes from next year.

Chch Council identifies preferred option for flood protection

The Council has identified its preferred option to protect against regular flooding in the Flockton area.

'Level out rates increases' by raising the UAGC

The big increases in property valuations reported today would have far less impact on rates increases and decreases if Auckland Council raised the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC), the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.

Porritt Stadium track renewal sees rubber hit the road

The ageing rubberized running track at Hamilton’s Porritt Stadium is set to hit the road.

More parents resolving their differences out of court

The Government’s family justice reforms are proving highly successful, with almost 75 percent of parenting disputes referred to mediation being completely resolved without the need to go to court.

IGIS Advisory Panel members appointed

Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointments of Chris Hodson QC as the chair of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s Advisory Panel and Angela Foulkes ONZM as a member of the Panel.

Selwyn 2031 helps plan for the future

Selwyn has a new framework for the future with the adoption of Selwyn 2031 by the Council this week.

Selwyn Mayor Kelvin Coe says that the strategy will provide a long term view of how Selwyn will develop in the future which will help the Council to plan and deliver services.

Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord signed

A Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord has been signed between Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Vanessa van Uden to provide an additional 1300 homes over the next three years.

Govt loses affordable housing race - Williams

Nick Smith is dreaming if he thinks he can deliver affordable housing to Cantabrians on his current figures, says Labour’s Associate Housing spokesperson Poto Williams.