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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Ron Mark

On The Nation:

Lisa Owen interviews NZ First deputy leader Ron Mark

Denies any division in NZ First over the vote that saw him replace Tracey Martin as deputy leader and then a three-day wait before it was announced.

'Bullying contributes' to Auckland being stripped of ICU training

Complaints of bullying and harassment by supervisors which have contributed to Auckland’s critical care department losing its training accreditation are further evidence of the appalling culture at executive level, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.

Broadband failure sucks up more cash - Curran

Broadband failure sucks up more cash - Curran

The Commerce Committee has blocked an inquiry into the $300 million rural broadband initiative (RBI) despite mounting evidence it’s a massive policy failure and waste of money, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.

On The Nation this weekend

This weekend on The Nation...

More 'greenfields' SHAs 'a bad deal for Aucklanders'

The Government’s newly announced Special Housing Areas in Drury and Glenbrook will condemn thousands of Aucklanders to a life of "transport poverty", the Green Party said today.

Minister encourages submissions on Maori land reform

While the consultation hui on the exposure draft of the Ture Whenua Māori Bill have now been completed, there is still a month to go before submissions close on 7 August.

Waimakariri Committee focuses on planning and farm management

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (6 July) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues.

Fast tracked greenfield housing 'disappointing'

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is disappointed with the latest announcement of greenfield Special Housing Areas, which promote further urban sprawl at a time when Auckland is desperately short of more central housing choices.

Green light for Kaituna River re-diversion

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has brought the Maketū community a step closer to having a healthy estuary this week, by gaining resource consent approval for the Kaituna Re-diversion and Ōngātoro/Maketū Estuary Enhancement Project.

SkyPath 'risky proposition for already-stretched ratepayers'

News that the $33.5m SkyPath for the Auckland Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent should make already-stretched ratepayers very wary, says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer.