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Proposed Northern Arterial Extension attracts 45 submissions

Forty-five submissions have been received on the proposed Northern Arterial Extension (NAE), including Cranford Street upgrade (CSU), and Cranford stormwater area (CSA).

Customs ruins drug syndicate's Christmas

The second largest methamphetamine border seizure in New Zealand’s history means a very large quantity of harmful drugs will not make it to New Zealand streets these holidays, says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner.

New appointment to the Maori Land Court

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is pleased to announce the permanent appointment of lawyer Michael Doogan to the Māori Land Court.

Mr Doogan was temporarily appointed to the court last year to help meet the workload of the Māori Land Court and the Waitangi Tribunal.

Taxpayers not suckers when it comes to casino lemon - Little

The Government should not be asking New Zealanders to stump up extra cash to bail out John Key and Steven Joyce’s dodgy SkyCity convention centre deal, Labour Leader Andrew Little says.

Four candidates for Mararoa Waimea by-election

Four candidates have been nominated for the extraordinary vacancy in the Mararoa Waimea ward.

Chief Archivist to investigate Prime Minister - Greens

Chief Archivist to investigate Prime Minister - Greens

The Green Party welcomes the decision by the Chief Archivist to investigate their complaint into the Prime Minister’s practice of deleting official text messages.

Removing barriers for disabled people in 2014

The release of the Annual Report on implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy highlights several significant achievements and gains for the disability community in 2014, says Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner.

Achievements in the Report include:

Nominations close for Wairoa District Council by-election

Nominations closed today at noon for the Wairoa District Council councillor by-election. A by-election is being held on 17 February 2015, following the recent resignation of a Wairoa District Council councillor.

Those nominated are:

Huge experience on transition advisory board - Brownlee

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an Advisory Board on Transition with a wealth of experience and knowledge about the recovery needs of greater Christchurch.

Hawke's Bay coastal hazards under scrutiny

Work has begun on a strategy to assess coastal hazards and risk management options along the Hawke’s Bay coast between Tangoio and Clifton through to the year 2120.