Politics

Upswing in support for ACT Party, Labour continues to dip in latest poll

Jacinda Ardern has "no plans to go anywhere" and wanted to contest the 2023 election as leader.

1 in 6 NZers have experienced homelessness, new study finds

The research also found 27% of New Zealanders struggle to make ends meet at least once a month.

Pour one out: It's Ashley Bloomfield's final week in the job

Today was his 307th media stand up as he nears the end of his role as Director-General of Health.

NZ Government taking 'glacially slow' action on climate change

Climate Change Minister James Shaw said it was clear "we have a lot more to do."

66% of NZ students struggling to buy food, clothing and pay bills

On average, those living in a shared flat spend 56% of their weekly income on rent.

Fight to lower voting age to 16 reaches NZ’s highest court

“Our movement is much bigger than just the courts.”

Monkeypox has officially arrived in NZ, so what is it?

“It is less contagious than Covid-19 and the outbreaks are much smaller,” Krause says.

NZ declares US far-right group Proud Boys a terrorist organisation

Aotearoa has designated the American far-right group the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity.

Would getting rid of money solve the world's problems

The Money Free Party thinks so, but an economist is not sure.

Inflation explained: Why everything gets more expensive

How the Big Mac went from 75 cents to $7.10

How NZ politicians reacted to Roe v Wade ruling

A National MP deleted a “distressing” post.

Empty viewings and cheaper rent: How my flat hunt went in 2022

I want to make one thing clear, the housing market is in no way chill. It’s still very much fucked.

Periods, poverty and debt: Rangatahi grill politicians

Rangatahi asked politicians about poverty, period products and lowering the voting age in NZ.

Sāmoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa to visit NZ

This visit marks 60 years since the Treaty of Friendship between Aotearoa and Samoa was signed. 

Petition to change NZ to Aotearoa presented to Parliament

Te Pāti Māori has presented its petition urging Parliament to change New Zealand's official name.

More supermarket options on the way, NZ Government promises

David Clark said the Government is "urgently pursuing"ways to introduce more competition.

Fight to lower voting age to 16 will head to Supreme Court

A date is yet to be set but Make It 16 will be heading to the Supreme Court.

NZ sends 30 Defence Force staff to train Ukrainian soldiers

New Zealand has been specifically asked to help with this training.

Hori’s Pledge: campaign to correct the country’s name to Aotearoa

It's a pushback against Don Brash's Hobson's Pledge.

Living in NZ is expensive, what will the Budget do? Economist explains

Will the Budget really make a difference to the cost of living? We asked an economist.

Budget 2022: Here's what you need to know

The 2022 budget has allocated $128.4 billion towards areas such as health, climate and transport.

In pictures: Aucklanders gather to support Palestine

“For the event I co-organised, I wanted to celebrate our culture,”

‘It’s human rights’: Aucklanders rally for abortion rights in the US

It comes as the United States may be set to overturn Roe v Wade.

Te Pāti Māori won't run in Tauranga by-election due to racism

"By standing, we would be consciously sending our people into an unsafe environment."

House prices drop 2.2% across NZ - finally

The average value in NZ's largest city now sits at $1,492.807

Stopping sexual and family violence: Here's the government's plan

The government is spending $114.5m over four years to help prevent family and sexual violence.

It's now illegal to decline a tenant for having a disability assist dog

Former Green Party MP Mojo Mathers introduced this bill to Parliament when she was still an MP.

Green Party drops male co-leader rule, adds Māori requirement

The party says it is committed to leadership opportunities for non-binary and intersex people.

Winston Peters' Parliament trespass notice withdrawn by Speaker

He was among five people who had their Parliamentary trespass notices withdrawn.

NZ gang laws politically driven and have no impact, expert says

An expert says laws are often introduced for political reasons rather than that of policy making.