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Youth Parliamentarians pass motion declaring climate emergency

The 2019 Youth Parliament has declared a climate emergency via a motion in the Parliament.

The motion was put forward by Chlöe Swarbrick’s youth MP Luke Wijohn, after concerted work from all Youth MPs in the Green Party caucus.

Wellington City Council's $20,000 bike light investigation is absurd - NZTU

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has identified an absurd case of mission creep at Wellington City Council: the decision to spend $21,750 on two Consumer NZ investigations into different brands of bike lights.

Used oil recycling programme extended

The Government has renewed the accreditation of a product stewardship scheme which has been preventing environmental harm by reducing the potential for illegal or unsafe discharges of used oil.

Forest mast significantly boosts breeding of rare kakariki/parakeet

New Zealand’s rarest mainland forest bird, the kākāriki karaka/orange-fronted parakeet, is having its best breeding season in decades due to a beech seed bonanza, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage said in Christchurch today.

Nominations open Friday for Invercargill local govt candidates

Nominations for candidates wishing to stand in this year’s local authority elections open this Friday, 19 July 2019.

Coalition govt combatting organised crime and drugs - NZ First

New Zealand First has negotiated for the ring-fencing of at least one third of the allocation from the Proceeds of Crime Fund for initiatives that concentrate on fighting organised crime and drugs.

Wellbeing focus for Proceeds of Crime Fund - Little

The scope of the Proceeds of Crime Fund has been broadened to include initiatives that have a wellbeing focus and address crime-related harm Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced.

One Billion Trees Fund supporting indigenous restoration in Canterbury

Two native planting and restoration projects in Canterbury have received support from the One Billion Trees Fund.

Better driver training must be part of Road to Zero - Greg Murphy

New Zealand driver safety advocate and motor sport legend Greg Murphy says better driver training must be part of Road to Zero.

MTA welcomes Govt's focus on vehicle safety

The Motor Trade Association is welcoming the release of the Government’s new draft road safety strategy.

MTA Chief Executive Craig Pomare says the association is pleased to see vehicle safety has been made a priority in the Road to Zero consultation document, released today.