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Submissions closing on Greater Wellington's draft annual plan

Submissions close on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Draft Annual Plan at 4pm on Monday 28 April, so there are just are five days left to make your voice heard.

Memorandum to restore Waiapu catchment signed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Jo Goodhew today announced a collaborative partnership to restore the Waiapu catchment in the Gisborne District.

Board appointed to steer Horowhenua economic development

A board largely made up of local business leaders has been appointed to help steer Horowhenua's Economic Development Strategy.

Another interest rate hike 'will punish mortgage holders'

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei says another interest rate hike on Thursday will cost home owners an extra $25 a month on a $250,000 mortgage, on top of the $25 dollars a month from the previous rates rise, and she urged the Reserve Bank to hold off because inflation is negligible.

Proposal to extend three-strikes policy 'short-sighted'

JustSpeak is calling out the ACT Party’s extension of the three-strikes policy as knee-jerk punitivism, political populism and based on a culture of fear, rather than evidence

Age Concern calls for building accessibility for older people

Age Concern has made a submission strongly opposing the clause within the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill that exempts building owners from providing or improving building accessibility.

The current Building Act 2004 clearly acknowledges the importance of ensuring

Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill

Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill

The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, New Zealand’s first ever Bill crowdsourced by a political party.

Sanil Kumar has to leave NZ tomorrow - Prasad

The Associate Minister of Immigration Nikki Kaye’s decision not to intervene means kidney transplant patient Sanil Kumar must leave New Zealand by tomorrow, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Rajen Prasad.

Time to do the right thing for our veterans - Cunliffe

A Labour government will adopt the Law Commission’s recommendation to ensure all war veterans are eligible for a Veteran’s Pension, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

Earthquake bill 'could unnecessarily sting Waikato'

The Waikato Mayoral Forum is warning local Waikato communities could individually face multi-million dollar expenditure to comply with "excessive" new earthquake legislation being promoted by the Government.