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How to get involved in the Armistice Centenary this weekend

New Zealand commemorates the end of the First World War this weekend. Here are the details of how your listeners can get involved - including attending an event, texting a message of remembrance, to how to watch the live stream of the Armistice Centenary National Ceremony.

New chair and four other appointments to NZQA Board

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced five appointments to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority Board (NZQA).

Human Rights Commission welcomes Supreme Court judgment

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the Supreme Court’s judgment in the landmark case of the Attorney-General v Taylor.

Small Business Council getting down to work

The creation of a small business strategy will take a step forward in coming weeks as the Small Business Council sharpens its focus on the areas that will make the biggest difference to the long term development of the sector.

Key Pacific leaders partner for Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit

"Key Pacific organisations who are leading community change and Pacific innovation have all come on-board for the Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit to be held on November 13," says Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.

Telling Te Tiriti o Waitangi's untold stories - Ardern

Aotearoa’s Treaty Settlement stories need to be told, recognised and remembered, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern says.

Final proposal for Representation Review for 2019 Local Elections

Following the consideration of submissions, Palmerston North City Council resolved on 24 October, to adopt its initial proposal for its Representation Review. That proposal is:

All Councillors to be elected on a city-wide basis with no wards to be established.

Parker would turn RMA into red-tape monster - Collins

Every New Zealander who has sought a resource consent has a tale of being bogged down in red tape, delays and soaring compliance costs and will be asking why David Parker wants to make it worse, National’s Planning (RMA Reform) spokesperson Judith Collins says.

RMA reform to address key concerns for local government

LGNZ supports the Government’s proposal to wind back a number of Resource Management Act changes that excluded public consultation requirements, a move councils strongly opposed when they were introduced in 2017.

Feedback sought on amendments to the Christchurch District Plan

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Dr Megan Woods, is seeking feedback on a proposal aimed at clarifying the planning rules for residential homes in some eastern suburbs.