Government

Russian sanctions regime passes in Parliament

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

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.

Covid update Jan 27: Person who went to Soundsplash tests positive for Omicron

Investigations are under way to determine whether the other Soundsplash cases have Omicron.

Covid Update: Auckland moves to orange traffic light setting on Dec 30

All regions, except for Northland, currently in red will move to orange on December 30.

  • 13 Dec 21

‘Bullshit and hot air’: Why climate campaigners are angry about Emissions Reduction plan

The Government is asking for more feedback on its Emissions Reduction plan & Greenpeace isn’t happy.

Thousands of women injured during childbirth will be covered by ACC under proposed changes

The Government today announced plans for maternity healthcare improvements

Māori voters can only switch electoral rolls once every 5 years. Is it time for a change?

“It restricts Māori ability to have an impact in these elections.”

Every five or six years, Māori voters have the choice to swap between the general electoral…

National wants a referendum on the use of Aotearoa

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

How NZ’s housing crisis is a human rights failure from government

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand’s ongoing housing crisis is a human rights issue

The NZ government will repatriate a woman allegedly linked with ISIS

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

Matariki public holiday dates announced for the next 30 years

The government has announced the dates the new Matariki public holidays for the next 30 years.

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.

Covid vaccine dates announced for everyone (else)

Details of the Covid-19 rollout for the general population have been announced.

This man is facing deportation because of his disability

"The only obstacle in my life is people who discriminate me and see me not capable to do anything.”

The Government will apologise for the Dawn Raids

The Government will formally apologise for targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families.

Sexual assault laws changing to require consent in NSW

The new model means a person must do or say something to affirm consent before sex occurs. In New Zealand, laws governing consent only stipulate when…

How the housing market got so cooked

We all know the housing market’s fucked. But how did it get so bad? Re:’s Cass Marrett went back nearly 40 years to find out.  

For the…

New Zealanders are working longer without a lot to show for it

We work real hard and it doesn’t really pay off, according to the New Zealand Productivity Commission’s report released today.

The report reveals that we work longer…

Dame Cindy Kiro will be New Zealand’s first wahine Māori Governor-General

Of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu and British descent, Dame Cindy’s appointment was announced on Monday May 24. 

The former Children’s Commissioner, who also has links to…

How I fought to get Māori wards on local councils

“When a Māōri ward was finally voted in for our council, tears flowed down my face. I was just so happy.”

Moko Tepania played a vital role…

I don’t understand the Budget so I got an economist to explain it to me - 2021 edition

The Government has announced its 2021 Budget. Re: journalist Cass Marrett asked an economist to break it down for her.

Another year, another Budget. This year is…

Budget 2021: What you need to know

Budget 2021 sees the ‘the biggest lift in a generation’ to benefits, $1 billion for Māori housing, health and education, as well as an overall investment…

People working in the public sector won’t get a pay rise for the next three years

If you’re a teacher, nurse or police officer earning more than $60,000, don’t expect a pay rise in the next three years. 

Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced…

The New Zealand health system is getting a complete overhaul

All 20 district health boards will be combined into a single national health organisation, to be called Health New Zealand, and new public and Māori health…

Rainbow refugees come to NZ to find safety, but say the system is not built for them

New Zealand welcomes refugees who are persecuted in their home country for being part of the rainbow community. But the experience isn’t always a safe haven. 

Halloween…

Covid-19 Live Updates

The key facts you need to know about Covid-19 in Aotearoa.

How the Government plans to unfuck NZ housing

This morning the Government announced what they will do to address the worsening housing crisis.

It’s all about making it less attractive for property investors to buy…

Five laws and regulations that still discriminate against rainbow communities in NZ

Non-consensual surgeries on intersex children are still legal. Trans people still struggle to change the sex on their birth certificate. And blood donation criteria still discriminate…

  • 16 Mar 21

Why did Labour and the Greens vote against a medical cannabis bill?

Last week a National Party bill to make medicinal cannabis more readily available was voted against by Labour, the Greens and the Māori party. Why?

On March…