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Chief Ombudsman continues to monitor treatment of detainees

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says all New Zealanders have the right to be treated fairly during the COVID-19 emergency including those under lock and key.

Managed departure plan for stranded foreign nationals enables safe, orderly exit

The Government has announced a plan to enable the safe, orderly exit of tens of thousands of stranded foreign nationals from New Zealand during the current COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters has said.

'Departure plan for stranded foreign nationals enables safe, orderly exit'

The Government has announced a plan to enable the safe, orderly exit of tens of thousands of stranded foreign nationals from New Zealand during the current COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters has said.

Key agencies in Covid-19 response disconnected - Simon Bridges

Today’s meeting of the Epidemic Response Committee has shown how disconnected the three key agencies, Health, Customs and Police, are in enforcing the self-isolation of New Zealanders and shows why a quarantine is needed immediately, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

Catch up with the latest research from the Parliamentary Library

The New Zealand Parliamentary Library publishes research papers on a wide range of topics, and has recently updated two papers to include new developments. Research papers are written for members of Parliament but can be used by anyone.

Read library research papers 2018- present

Susan Thomas the new Chief High Court Judge - David Parker

Justice Susan Thomas has been appointed Chief High Court Judge, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.

She replaces Justice Geoffrey Venning who has resigned from the position.

Govt called on to pay the country's next rates bill - Social Credit

The government needs to step up and pay the next rates instalment to councils on behalf of property owners and businesses as part of its economic support package.

Business Finance Guarantee applications open

Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Finance Guarantee applications open - Grant Robertson

Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAAP celebrates end to sanctions on sole parents

Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) welcomes the end to sanctions on sole parents by the Government, one which deducted up to $27 dollars a week per child where the father was not named on the birth certificate.