Politics

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Winston Peters' Parliament trespass notice withdrawn by Speaker

He was among five people who had their Parliamentary trespass notices withdrawn.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

Winston Peters says he’s been trespassed from Parliament for protest visit

Yesterday, former National MP Matt King said he'd been banned after being identified as a protester.

Three Waters: What is it and why this reform is controversial in NZ

The government has made a plan to combine all of NZ’s water infrastructure and make four entities.

NZ has 'virtually no idea' rate of tax paid by wealthiest

Revenue Minister David Parker reveals plans to create the foundation for a "fair" tax system.

Rents in NZ have gone up 7% in just one year

The largest growth in median weekly rent has been in the Taranaki region, growing a whopping 18%.

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.

Greens, student unions launch student wellbeing inquiry

"Poverty isn’t a rite of passage. It’s a political decision," Chlöe Swarbrick says.

NZ to send aircraft, 50 defence force staff to help support Ukraine

The aircraft, a NZDF C130 Hercules, will carry equipment and supplies around Europe.

Two Young Nats resign after female politicians trolled online

This follows an investigation into an internet troll who was harassing female politicians.

New Zealand contributes an extra $5 million to support Ukraine

The money will go towards fuel, rations, communications and military first-aid kits.

New Zealand to resettle 150 refugees a year from Australia

An almost decade-old offer from New Zealand is finally being agreed to by Australia.

Protest-free ‘safe zones’ now legal outside abortion clinics

The proposed law passed its third reading in Parliament on Wednesday evening.

Government announces cheaper fuel and half price public transport for three months

Some New Zealanders will save between $11.50 and $17.23 per tank of fuel.

National overtakes Labour in latest 1News Kantar Public Poll

This is Labour's lowest result since 2017.

Russian sanctions regime passes in Parliament

The new set of rules will give Aotearoa powers to take more action against Russia.

Government to consider extra border exemptions for family of Ukrainians in NZ

Ukranians with a valid visa can come to Aotearoa now, without waiting for the borders to open.

New bill to enable further sanctions on Russia

This is the first time a Bill like this has been before Parliament.

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: In Photos

The country has been bombarded by Russian artillery since Putin's invasion announcement.

Explainer: Historical background leading up to Ukraine invasion

You're probably wondering how we got here.

Property companies face $100K fines for breaking proposed rules

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