Acting Foreign Minister Todd McClay today expressed New Zealand’s deep disappointment at the Japanese Government’s decision that it will return to the Southern Ocean to undertake whaling this season.
United Future leader Peter Dunne says the Party should be recognised for its boldness, not derided as bland.
The Minister for Police must make sure everything possible is done to ensure the end of racial bias in our police force, following an admission by the commissioner that Police have been biased against Maori, says Labour’s Police Spokesperson Kelvin Davis.
The tens of thousands of Kiwis who marched in solidarity around the country today sent a loud and clear message to the Government that they want a climate change plan New Zealand can be proud of, the Green Party said today.
On The Nation:
Lisa Owen talks to US Ambassador Mark Gilbert
US ambassador says he "would like" the United States to send a ship to naval celebrations in New Zealand next year, but "we will always stay with our ‘neither confirm nor deny’ [nuclear] policy".
On The Nation:
Lisa Owen interviews Prime Minister John Key
Prime Minister won’t say New Zealand is at war with Islamic State as we don’t have troops fighting them, "but some people could use those terms and would probably be appropriate in doing so".
Prime Minister John Key has welcomed an announcement by the Queen of a new initiative to protect rainforest and native forest throughout the Commonwealth.
The Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope on his appointment as Chief Executive of BusinessNZ.
"Our congratulations go to Kirk Hope for his appointment as BusinessNZ Chief Executive," Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.
"Mr Hope is the right person for the role.
This weekend on The Nation...
Prime Minister John Key on the highs and lows of 2015. Lisa Owen asks him about Australian detainees, poverty, polls and u-turns. And are we at war with Islamic State?
At yesterday’s WCC Environment committee it was agreed that the Wellington City Council develop a regional camping strategy to provide much needed camping options for visitors to Wellington given the popularity of Wellington as a camping destination.
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