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Shelly Bay shows the dangerous side of kindness - ACT

"Last year ACT warned that rewarding protestors at Ihumātao with taxpayer money would promote further squatting. We just didn’t think it would happen as quickly as it is in Shelly Bay" says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand - Ardern

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health.

Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand - Jacinda Ardern

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health.

ACT's gang gun solution 'deserves' Govt support

"News today that Canterbury Police have been ordered to carry firearms for the second time in a fortnight amid fears of armed gang retaliation is further evidence of why ACT’s approach to tackling gangs and their firearms deserves greater attention," says ACT Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Ni

NZ celebrates global nuclear weapons ban, 21 and 22 January

Celebrations in Aotearoa New Zealand to mark the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will begin on Thursday 21 January with ICAN Aotearoa New Zealand’s Wellington and online event, and continue on Friday 22 January.

Feedback sought on proposed bylaw changes - Taupo District Council

Feedback is being sought from the community on a range of Taupō District Council draft bylaws.

Voting begins soon for vacant Whangarei Urban seat - council

Voting will begin shortly (subs: Tues 26 Jan) for the Whangārei Urban seat left vacant by the resignation of former Northland Regional Councillor John Bain late last year.

Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities - Kiri Allan

Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced.

Border exception for some returning international tertiary students - Chris Hipkins

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began.

Council must release engineering safety report on Hemo Gorge monument lean - NZTU

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Rotorua Lakes District Council to urgently release the engineering report on the public safety and structural integrity of the visible foundation-misalignment and lean of the City’s Hemo Gorge monument to government waste.