Politics

Property companies face $100K fines for breaking proposed rules

The regulation of property managers is one step closer as new Government regulations are proposed.

Greens call for return of stolen land, revisiting treaty settlement process

The Green Party is calling for ‘Land Back’.

Anti-vaccine-mandate protesters occupy Parliament: a timeline of the last 3 days

They’ve set up an illegal tent city, blocked off streets, and 120 have been arrested.

Te Pāti Māori calls for removal of Queen as head of state

Te Pāti Māori is calling for New Zealand to remove the British royal family as the head of state.

Government provides extra funds for arts industry

The Government is boosting schemes, funds and will be providing grants to the arts industry.

More rapid antigen tests for New Zealand

New Zealanders will have access to more than 55 million rapid antigen tests in the next few months.

New gun law changes come into force today

Police Minister Poto Williams says the reforms reflect that owning a gun is a privilege not a right.

Te Pāti Māori calls on Government to make relief funds available to arts industry

Te Pāti Māori co-Leader Rawiri Waititi says the Government needs to act immediately.

Court dismisses case about lowering the voting age to 16 in NZ

Teenagers under the age of 18 can join the army, work, drive, pay taxes and leave home - so why can’t they vote? 

That’s a question being…

NZers too angry, Human Rights Commission launches Covid campaign to get us to chill

The Human Rights Commission has received hundreds of complaints around Covid-19 and many are about people being on the receiving end of divisive, derogatory and damaging…

What you need to know about Christopher Luxon, the new leader of the National Party

The National Party has voted for Christopher Luxon as its new leader.

Judith Collins loses National leadership: the drama explained in 7 quotes

Simon Bridges has been stripped of his responsibilities after making jokes about how to conceive a baby, Judith Collins has lost the leadership of the National…

All primary and high school students back to class in Auckland and Waikato from Nov 17

Years 9 and 10 can return full-time, and Years 1 to 8 will be part-time.

Brian Tamaki summoned to court for anti-lockdown protest at Auckland Domain

The Saturday protest was attended by about 1000 people during alert level 3 restrictions.

When do we call an attacker a terrorist? We asked three experts

After the Lynn mall terror attack, some Kiwis are confused about language used by media & politician

NZ has around 19,000 homeless young people. Lockdown leaves them vulnerable to abuse and harm

It is estimated that half of New Zealand’s 41,000 homeless are under the age of 25.

Former political candidate Billy Te Kahika arrested in anti-lockdown protest

The protest was staged outside the TVNZ building in Auckland CBD.

New regulation to stop teenagers vaping comes into force today

It aims to protect young people and non-smokers from the potential dangers of vaping.

National wants a referendum on the use of Aotearoa

The National Party want people to vote on whether Aotearoa should be used

Conversion therapy will be banned, with sentence of up to 5 years’ imprisonment

“There are so many people that will have their lives changed because of this.”

The NZ government will repatriate a woman allegedly linked with ISIS

Jacinda Ardern says the decision was “not taken lightly".

Trans-Tasman bubble suspended for 8 weeks

The trans-Tasman bubble just got suspended for another eight weeks.

Restaurants stop service in protest of ongoing staff problems

About 2000 restaurants are switching the lights off and suspending service for two minutes today.

75% of young people in detention facilities have not yet been sentenced

“The talk is crime, crime, crime” - the deep problems with our youth detention centres.

Jacinda Ardern says hate speech laws won’t stop anyone calling Judith Collins a Karen

National’s leader had pondered whether calling someone a 'Karen' would become a crime.

Most NZers believe misinformation is becoming more common

57 percent of people believed they’d come across misinformation in the past six months.

Protection for minority groups and tougher penalties under proposed changes to hate speech laws

Proposals for hate speech laws will impose harsher penalties and more protection for minority groups

Covid is not even halfway through...so don’t expect open borders soon

This week, we were given an update on how the pandemic is tracking in New Zealand.

1 in 3 students facing housing deprivation had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year

 

New research shows high school students facing housing deprivation have double the rates of depression and suicidal thoughts. 

Based on an analysis of the latest Youth2000 survey,…