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More shootings and still no FPOs - Mark Mitchell

Labour continues to move at a glacial pace on their Firearms Prohibition Order Bill, and it won’t be back in Parliament until at least late July, National’s Police spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.

Labour continues to attack small businesses - Chris Baillie

"Michael Wood has launched yet another attack on New Zealand businesses, this time blaming hospitality businesses for chronic workforce shortages caused by his government," says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie.

Better and fairer access to legal assistance - Kiri Allan

Raising eligibility thresholds will provide a helping hand to more than 90,000 New Zealanders currently denied access to legal aid, Justice Minister Kiri Allan says.

"The Government is committed to driving through legislative changes to strengthen our legal aid system.

Use of Cell Buster pepper spray was unlawful - Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ

The High Court has declared regulations from 2009-2017 authorising the use of Cell Buster pepper spray in prison unlawful. It found that Ministers had insufficient information to be satisfied that Cell Buster was consistent with humane treatment, as required by the Corrections Act 2004.

Strengthening NZ-UK people, science and trade connections - Prime Minister

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London overnight, and together took a number of steps to strengthen the already close ties between our two countries, and promote our common interests in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

PM’s Chatham House speech

Director Sir Robin Niblett, distinguished guests.

What an honour it is to be back in London, and to be here at Chatham house. This visit represents much for me.

The reopening of borders and resumption of travel after a difficult few years.

Ihumātao taking an 'Ardernity' - ACT New Zealand

"After capitulating to squatters at Ihumātao, and stopping 480 houses from being built, Labour says it’ll take 6.5 years to figure out what to do with the land," says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

44k dollars for Aussie composed RNZ tune - ACT New Zealand

"Radio New Zealand has spent $43,677 of taxpayers money on Australian music for its new theme song," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Crown appointments to Ihumatao Steering Committee - Willie Jackson

Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson today announced the appointment of Crown representatives, Dr Charlotte Severne and Mr Bernie O’Donnell, to the Steering Committee that will determine the future of the Ihumātao land.

Is the Auckland Council election becoming like the America's Cup - Ted Johnston

Ted Johnston BSc BA, Mayoral candidate for the New Conservative party, states " Are the Auckland Council and AT changing election rules to benefit themselves?"