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Ruapehu returns Mayor Cameron with strong mandate

Ruapehu returns Mayor Cameron with strong mandate- - These results are based on the declared progress results.

Ruapehu has voted to return Mayor Don Cameron to office with a strong mandate for his third three year term.

New trapping guide for community and expert trappers alike

The Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage has launched a new comprehensive trapping guide for community trappers to help them protect our native birds, plants and other wildlife, at Zealandia in Wellington today.

Better protections for students in halls of residence - Hipkins

The Government is moving swiftly to change the law to improve the welfare and pastoral care of students living in university halls of residence and other tertiary hostels.

Record number of new mayors and young members revealed

Voters in the 2019 local elections have elected the largest number of new mayors in 30 years, with 26 candidates set to don mayoral chains for the first time later this month.

Govt boost to stamp out terrorist and violent extremist content online

New Zealand’s ability to find, stop and stamp out terrorist and violent extremist content online has today received a significant boost.

Wellingtonians reject Twyford's dodgy transport deal - Bishop

The Transport Minister must swallow his pride and sit down with Wellington’s new mayor to hammer out a Let’s Get Wellington Moving deal that people actually want, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

Action needed on dodgy tourist tax websites - McClay

The Government’s clumsy implementation of its tourist tax has resulted in unofficial foreign websites popping up that could be misleading visitors and causing them to shell out even more than they need to because its own app is too difficult to use, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay

Government piles pressure onto new councils - National

Increasing regulation from Central Government is set to cause a headache for newly elected local and regional councils, and increase costs on ratepayers, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says.

'Nervous wait for two Coastal North candidates'

The saying ‘a day is a long time in politics’ has proved true for two former Northland Regional Councillors - one the previous council’s chair - after a reversal of Election Day fortunes.

National’s solution so Nash can pay back the cash - Bayly

National has come up with a solution so taxpayers can keep their own money after Revenue Minister Stuart Nash tried to short change them, National’s Revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly says.