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People who like cars aren’t fascists, Minister

Julie Anne Genter’s comments attacking some motorists as being "car fascists" are worrying remarks from a transport minister, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Major investment brings rapid transit to Airport a step closer

Aucklanders are one step closer to getting rapid transit to the airport, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced today.

Ghahraman’s smear tactics truly appalling - ACT

Golriz Ghahraman’s attempts to smear her political opponents as racist are truly appalling, according to ACT President Ruwan Premathilaka.

Inaugural JMA meeting

The first hui of the Joint Management Agreement Forum (JMAF) was held today (Friday 17 May) with representatives of Council and Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou (TRONPnui).

E tū: Waikato Hospital assault tip of iceberg

E tÅ« says the serious assault on a security guard at Waikato Hospital this week is the tip of the iceberg and it’s time to end the use of security contractors who don’t provide adequate training, support and safe staffing.

Pacific representation to the Manukau District Court is welcomed

The Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the appointment of Auckland barrister Faumui Penelope (Lope) Ginnen as a District Court Judge will be welcomed and celebrated by the Pacific Peoples of Aotearoa and the Pacific region.

This weekend on Newshub Nation

On Newshub Nation this weekend:

The number of Maori newborns taken from their mothers by Oranga Tamariki is increasing. We ask Children’s Minister Tracey Martin whether promised changes to the agency will be enough to fix the culture.

Fees-free a flop from the start - Reti

Cabinet documents from May last year show that 12 weeks into the university year the fees-free policy was already failing, says National Party Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti.

Issues paper on GST integrity open for feedback - Nash

Inland Revenue has released an issues paper on how to align an aspect of GST with international best practice and principles. Revenue Minister Stuart Nash is encouraging interested parties to make submissions by 28 June.

Public invited to have their say on access to the outdoors

New Zealanders with an interest in the outdoors are being invited to have their say on legislation that helps them access nature throughout the country.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is reviewing the Walking Access Act 2008 and today began calling for public feedback.