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'APG and medical herbalists call for wider cannabis amnesty'

Auckland Patients Group (APG) is renewing its call for an amnesty for compassionate providers, carers and their patients. The request seeks to include registered herbal practitioners as the demand for medicinal cannabis products increases.

'Maori Party requests recount in two electorates claiming discrimination'

The Māori Party will seek recounts in two electorates - Tamaki Makaurau and Te Tai Haurauru - to highlight the discriminatory and bias nature of the election process towards Māori.

Māori Party President Che Wilson said the party had no dispute with the final numbers.

New fund launched to reduce carbon emissions from coal and gas - Ardern and Woods

The Labour Government is quickly delivering a key election policy that will help business to switch from fossil fuels like coal and gas to clean energy for process heat while accelerating the economic recovery from Covid.

New Zealand announces NZD$170,000 in humanitarian aid to help Central Vietnam

The New Zealand Embassy is pleased to announce humanitarian aid totalling NZD$170,000 to communities in Central Vietnam affected by severe flooding and landslides since early October. These funds include NZD$150,000 for UNICEF and NZD$20,000 for World Vision relief efforts.

Adrian in Wonderland delays "necessary" bank capital increases - David Seymour

"Sometimes two claims contradict each other and can’t both be true," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Support for flood affected Napier community - Minister Kiri Allan

The government will contribute $100,000 towards a Mayoral Relief Fund to support those most affected by the recent severe weather in Napier, the Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan announced today.

New vaping laws take effect today - Andrew Little

New laws intended to discourage young people from vaping while allowing smokers to continue using vaping to give up cigarettes take effect today, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

$84m to support research in science

The Government is investing $84.7 million in innovative research projects including those focussed on health, climate change, astronomy and the impact of Big Data on social equality says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.

$84m to support research in science - Megan Woods

The Government is investing $84.7 million in innovative research projects including those focussed on health, climate change, astronomy and the impact of Big Data on social equality says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.

'Successful prosecution shows need for more marine protected areas and enforcement'

Today’s ruling that Talley’s deep-water fishing division, Amaltal, is guilty of bottom trawling in the Hikurangi Marine Reserve demonstrates the need for increased fisheries enforcement and strong marine protected areas off our coasts, Green MP Eugenie Sage said today.