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Government bows to pressure from National - Simon Bridges

After sitting on its hands for two years, the Government has finally decided to consider one of National’s key election policies, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

New TVNZ Chair confirmed

Andy Coupe has been confirmed as TVNZ’s new Board Chair.

Nicola Grigg National’s new candidate in Selwyn

Former reporter and political adviser Nicola Grigg will contest Selwyn for National in the 2020 General Election.

Ms Grigg was chosen today by local party delegates at a meeting in West Melton. She is replacing retiring MP Amy Adams, who is standing down after four terms.

Zero Carbon Act is NZ’s welcome step up for poor countries - Oxfam

In response to the passing of the Zero Carbon Bill into law, Oxfam New Zealand Advocacy and Campaigns Director Jo Spratt said:

This weekend on Newshub Nation

On Newshub Nation this weekend:

A damning internal report into an uplift gone wrong - but will it force real change at Oranga Tamariki? We ask Children’s Minister Tracey Martin.

Announcement of new Ambassador to Russia - Peters

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of career diplomat Si’alei van Toor as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Russia.

No wonder PM's comments upset farmers - Dean

It’s no wonder that farmers are angry that the Prime Minister has tried to take the credit for the rural sector’s hard work around improving water quality, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says.

New Police recruits making Auckland safer - Nash

An innovative approach to boosting the number of frontline Police has seen 20 new officers graduate from one of the uncommon training wings in Auckland.

Wellington Council pushes government on climate change

A Greater Wellington Regional Council submission on the Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019 Has urged the government to do more on climate change.

Living Wage NZ: Government introduces delays on living wage

The Living Wage West team met today with the Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni at her electorate office in Glen Eden West Auckland. The team want the Government to deliver on the commitment of candidates at the 2017 election to: