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$6.3m upgrade for Mahurangi College Warkworth

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today that work has begun on a $6.3 million property upgrade at Mahurangi College in Warkworth, North Auckland.

"I visited Mahurangi College today to see the work that is now underway.

Consultation recommended on Chch city transport projects

Christchurch City Council will meet on Thursday 16 April 2015 to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to begin consultation on three further Central City transport projects.

National must rule out new diesel for Main Trunk Line - Greens

National must rule out new diesel for Main Trunk Line - Greens

The National Government must rule out KiwiRail’s proposal to replace electric with new diesel trains on the Main Trunk Line, the Green Party said today.

Deed of Settlement signed with Hineuru

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Hineuru at Parliament, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Otago Regional Council 'blindsides ratepayers'

Federated Farmers is calling on the Otago Regional Council to properly inform and explain themselves to their ratepayer farmers who are facing huge increases in rates and consent costs this year.

Defence Force's Hotshots 'given cold shoulder'

The latest victim of the Government’s cost-cutting drive looks set to be an organisation that has provided vital services and support to defence force staff and their families for 67 years, Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff says.

Govt lets down sexual violence victims again - Greens

The Green Party is concerned a widespread inquiry into how the court system treats sexual violence victims is being watered down.

New hatchery to boost mussel industry

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a major milestone for the aquaculture industry today with the opening of the country’s first ever hatchery specially designed for mussels.

Representation Review Team seeks feedback

An independent panel is reviewing the Dunedin City Council’s representation arrangements and wants to know what residents think.

'Gerrymandering' the Iraq deployment - NZ First

The truth is slowly emerging over New Zealand’s involvement in Iraq, after months of the government denying New Zealand First MPs were right about the depth of our involvement.

"Kiwi soldiers are now training in Australia," says Ron Mark, New Zealand First Defence Spokesperson.