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Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace a sign of the times

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, and her partner Peter Nunns on the announcement that they are expecting their first child in August this year.

Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward elects new councillor

Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward electors have chosen Kelly Stratford to be their new district councillor, replacing Willow-Jean Prime, who resigned from Far North District Council to become a list MP.

Last chance to vote in East Ward By-Election

Voters in Hamilton City Council’s East Ward have until noon tomorrow, Saturday 17 February, to cast their votes.

Drought recovery focuses on feed - O'Connor

Rain has brought relief to some drought-affected regions but farmers need to carefully review their feed budgets and plans for winter, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Minister attends security meetings in Europe

New Zealand’s contribution to global security efforts, particularly defeating ISIS in Iraq and the security of Afghanistan, was the focus of Defence Minister Ron Mark’s meetings in Rome and Brussels over the past week.

Govt must properly assess five year bright-line test - Joyce

The Government needs to properly assess the impact of the proposed five year bright-line test and the rest of its tax changes on the housing market and the wider economy, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says.

Peters delivers greater Chinese access to NZ assets - Brownlee

The breath-taking voter deceit of Winston Peters has been laid bare over his apparent satisfaction that minor changes to Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses in the Comprehensive and Progress Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) were the key to New Zealand First supporting the deal, Nati

Maori TV pile-drives taxpayers - Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says it’s absurd that taxpayers are now funding the broadcast of WWE episodes.

Rates rise under consideration for Christchurch

The Christchurch City Council is proposing raising rates by an average of 5.5 per cent from July this year, which is below what was forecast for 2018-19 in the previous Long Term Plan 2015-2025.

Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding

West Coast residents hit by flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi can now access help finding temporary accommodation with the Government activating the Temporary Accommodation Service, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa announced today.

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