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Councils' Future A Decision For All Wellingtonians

Councils' Future A Decision For All Wellingtonians

Any decision to amalgamate or reorganise local government within the Wellington region must be made by all Wellingtonians, not dreamed up and imposed by the Wellington City Council, Rimutaka MP Chris Hipkins and Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson say.

Kiwi Party Hails Taupo 1080 Decision

Kiwi Party Leader Larry Baldock has hailed the Taupo District Council's decision to abolish all aerial 1080 operations within its boundaries as a big positive step to New Zealand eliminating a wasteful and ecologically damaging poison regime.

Maori TV Bid A Golden Opportunity For Maori

Maori TV Bid A Golden Opportunity For Maori

The MTS bid for Rugby World Cup broadcast rights is a golden opportunity for Maori and the nation, which MTS and Te Puni Kokiri are right to seize, says Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples.

Rebiya Kadeer Visit To New Zealand

Rebiya Kadeer Visit To New Zealand

Who: Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer When: 12 to 15 October 2009 Human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer will visit New Zealand from October 12 to 15 and will be hosted by Green Party MP Keith Locke.

Greens Reveal Govt Wants To Mine In Fiordland

Greens Reveal Govt Wants To Mine In Fiordland

Government papers obtained by the Green Party show that the Government is considering allowing oil exploration in Fiordland National Park, as well as mining for gold, coal and other minerals in Kahurangi and Paparoa National Parks as part of its 'stock-take' of our highest quality conservation la

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Green Party Leader, Metiria Turei

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Green Party Leader, Metiria Turei

The interview has been transcribed below. The full length video interviews and panel discussions from this morning's Q+A can be seen on tvnz.co.nz at, http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news METIRIA TUREI interviewed by GUYON ESPINER GUYON Thank you Metiria for joining us, we appreciate that.

Hipkins: Government Lines Its Own Pockets At Taxpayers' Expense

Hipkins: Government Lines Its Own Pockets At Taxpayers' Expense

Government Ministers are hiding how much they are spending on staff while expecting average New Zealanders to tighten their belts, Labour Internal Affairs spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Cosgrove: John Key Silent On His Police Cost-Cutting Plan

Cosgrove: John Key Silent On His Police Cost-Cutting Plan

John Key's government has been silent on its plan to cut police costs for more than two months, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

New Zealand's Health Sector Supporting Pacific Neighbours

New Zealand's Health Sector Supporting Pacific Neighbours

Tsunami victims are being treated in NZ, a medical team is helping in Samoa, and more help is on the way, says Tony Ryall Minister of Health.

New Zealand's response to the disaster in the Pacific is being coordinated nationally by NZAID.

Goodbye Nanny State; Hello Green Economy

Goodbye Nanny State; Hello Green Economy

The Government's environmental agenda is about rolling back Nanny State regulations and achieving better environmental outcomes through financial incentives, says Environment & Climate Change Minister Nick Smith.