Politics

This category covers news and updates on domestic political developments, government policies, elections, and the actions of political parties within New Zealand.

‘We can’t forget those people’: Public sector job cuts not just impacting Wellington

‘We can’t forget those people’: Public sector job cuts not just impacting Wellington

Public servants in the regions say cuts are not just affecting workers in the capital, as they reassess job prospects…
Anti-gang laws face heavy criticism at select committee

Anti-gang laws face heavy criticism at select committee

While police are “broadly in favour”, the government’s proposed anti-gang laws are facing pushback from lawyers, rights groups and former…
Government reveals first changes to Resource Management Act

Government reveals first changes to Resource Management Act

Farming, mining and other industrial regulations are being scrapped or amended under the government’s first changes to the Resource Management…
Selwyn residents fighting for homes after being told they need to leave them by 2039

Selwyn residents fighting for homes after being told they need to leave them by 2039

Residents of a small Selwyn community say they will keep fighting to save their homes after being told they must…
Three strikes ‘political posturing’ with ‘grossly unfair results’ – opposition parties

Three strikes ‘political posturing’ with ‘grossly unfair results’ – opposition parties

The opposition has laid into the government’s plan to reintroduce a “three strikes” regime, saying it is inequitable and there…
High Court reserves decision on Waitangi Tribunal summons to Minister for Children Karen Chhour

High Court reserves decision on Waitangi Tribunal summons to Minister for Children Karen Chhour

A judicial review into a Waitangi Tribunal summons issued to the Minister for Children has concluded at the High Court…
Job cuts: Proposal for 79 roles to go at airports, ports

Job cuts: Proposal for 79 roles to go at airports, ports

Seventy-nine New Zealand Customs jobs are proposed to go at airports and ports around the country. According to the Public…
New Zealand Passport system upgrades lead to longer processing times

New Zealand Passport system upgrades lead to longer processing times

New Zealanders are being warned to apply for new passports at least two months before they need them. Current advice…
Government announces lending changes | RNZ News

Government announces lending changes | RNZ News

The government has announced it will reform financial services in a bid to make it easier to get home loans…
Government agrees to raise concerns about forcible deportation of Afghans with Pakistan

Government agrees to raise concerns about forcible deportation of Afghans with Pakistan

The government has promised to raise concerns about the forcible deportation of Afghans with Pakistan. World Vision wrote to ministers…
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