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Kapiti Coast candidate commits to community engagement

Asher Wilson-Goldman, candidate for Districtwide Councillor, has released his plan for Kāpiti Coast District Council to genuinely engage with and be connected to our communities.

National says no prison law change needed

The laws around prisoners with extremist views sending letters from jail are fit for purpose as long as Corrections managers and Minister Kelvin Davis are doing their jobs properly, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

Stratford district voters get record choice this election

Twenty one people have put their hands up to stand as a candidate in the Stratford District Council elections this October.

This is a record high number for nominations through Council since the existence of the urban and rural wards in 2007.

Strategy launched to break the cycle of Maori reoffending

Authentic co-design with Māori, incorporating a Te Ao Māori worldview, and greater connectedness with whānau are key elements of Hōkai Rangi, Corrections’ new departmental strategy designed to address the long-term challenge of Māori reoffending and imprisonment.

Phil Goff 'to prioritise clean transport, environment, climate change in next term'

Phil Goff launched his re-election campaign today, with protecting Auckland’s environment and tackling climate change key priorities for his second term.

Mr Goff also emphasised that this is a mayoral election of starkly contrasting values and visions for Auckland’s future.

Minister announces appointments to Te Māngai Pāho Board

Minister for Māori Development, Nanaia Mahuta, today announced the appointment of Paraone Gloyne, and the reappointment of Vanessa Clark to the Te Māngai Pāho Board.

Race to save Māui dolphins to land on Parliament steps

Sunday, 18 August, 2019 - Environmental groups and well known New Zealanders are preparing to deliver a 55,000 strong petition to the steps of Parliament tomorrow, calling on the Government to protect the world’s smallest dolphin.

Powering up community wellbeing

Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta has announced a far-reaching programme to support New Zealand communities realise their ambitions, goals and potential.

Government's gun 'buy-back' is failing miserably - ACT

"The Government needs to come clean about what types of firearms are being handed in as part of its buy-back scheme, because the numbers suggest the taxpayer is buying a large collection of pop guns," according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

More measures to help those facing homelessness

The Government has announced additional measures to prevent and reduce homelessness focused on ensuring at-risk individuals and whānau have access to stable housing and continue to stay housed.