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Corruption Perceptions Index 'biased' and 'flawed' - expert

A University of Waikato researcher has called Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, released this week, a biased survey based on flawed methodology that reinforces global stereotypes.

Beehive artwork: Taxpayers' Union submits design proposal

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has formally submitted its design proposal for a 3.5-metre artwork in the Beehive entrance, pictured below.

The Union will save taxpayers money by refusing the $15,000 commission fee should its submission be chosen.

New Zealand least corrupt country in the world

New Zealand has regained its position as the least corrupt country in the world for the second time under this Coalition Government, says Justice Minister Andrew Little.

New Zealand least corrupt country in the world - Andrew Little

New Zealand has regained its position as the least corrupt country in the world for the second time under this Coalition Government, says Justice Minister Andrew Little.

Ratana Pa goes high-tech with UFB - Jones

Iwi, hapu and visitors to Rātana Pā near Whanganui now have access to ultra-fast broadband following its connection, completed in time for annual Rātana celebrations, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.

Welfare figures show urgent need for benefit level increase - AAAP

The latest figures by the Ministry on Social Development show that benefit sanctions are increasing and a record number of families are requiring hardship grants to cover basic expenses such as rent and food, due to low benefit levels that are below the poverty line.

Govt’s strong financial management acknowledged - Robertson

The Government’s strong financial management and plan to future proof the economy with new infrastructure investment has gained further recognition from an international ratings agency.

No war with Iraq or Iran - Global Peace and Justice

Support for the Auckland protest has come from the Green Party, First union, Unite Union, Love Music Hate Racism, Radio Inqilaab, Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa, Anti-Bases Campaign and Socialist Aotearoa.

Green Party welcome Labour signing up to advertising transparency on Facebook

"We welcome Labour joining us in voluntarily opting into new transparency rules for advertising on Facebook", Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

PR: Labour commits to Facebook transparency rules and costing of policies for election

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern announced she is re-committing to a relentlessly positive election campaign in 2020 that will see the Party voluntarily sign up to Facebook’s new advertising transparency rules and have its major election policy costings independently verified.