Simeon Brown pledges to repair 95% of potholes within 24 hours
#LATEST | Prime Minister Chrisopher Luxon insists there is plenty of money in Health New Zealand's budget, but their performance isn't good enough ... Show more
“Frankly it was an appalling implementation,” Luxon said, referring to the actions taken by the previous government following the consolidation of the previous ... Show more
Is Christopher Luxon a political grim reaper? The evidence suggests yes: At least three world leaders have suddenly resigned after coming into close contact with ...
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Is Christopher Luxon a political grim reaper? The evidence suggests yes
Ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm unless it pays a living wage: A successful social movement in the Age of Luxon
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Ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm unless it pays a living wage
Government bill dumped after minister fails to shows up in Parliament: The bill was supposed to have its first reading at Parliament on Wednesday ...
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Government bill dumped after minister fails to shows up in Parliament
#LISTEN | A commissioner has been appointed to replace the health authority's board.
#LATEST | Building and Housing Minister Chris Penk wants to roll back insulation standards that save a new home an estimated 40 percent on heating ... Show more

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Christopher Luxon holds post-Cabinet press conference.#FOCUSLIVE
Ministers cautioned after Supreme Court criticism: The Attorney-General reminded ministers about Cabinet Manual obligations and the risk of contempt of court ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/23/ministers-cautioned-after-shane-jones-supreme-court-criticism/
Ministers cautioned after Supreme Court criticism
The buck stops over there: The health budget blowout is one of the first issues the Government has faced that has arisen entirely under its watch.
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The buck stops over there
Pharmac director quits over government's Treaty directive: The Pharmac Minister's office says Anthony Jordan has resigned.
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Pharmac director quits over government's Treaty directive
Attorney-General warns Govt against rushed lawmaking: Attorney-General Judith Collins cautions her colleagues that "rushing legislation and skipping steps ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/19/collins-warns-govt-about-rushed-lawmaking-after-record-urgency/
Attorney-General warns Govt against rushed lawmaking
Live updates: Prime Minister Christopher Luxon speaks after cabinet meeting: The government is installing Health NZ Te Whatu Ora's board chair Lester Levy as a ...
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Live updates: Prime Minister Christopher Luxon speaks after cabinet ...
Kāinga Ora evictions rise in crackdown on unruly tenants: Chris Bishop expects Kāinga Ora to evict an increasing number of unruly tenants before numbers start to ...
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Kāinga Ora evictions rise in crackdown on unruly tenants
Benefit sanctions increase more than 50%: Almost 15 percent more people are on the benefit but it is getting harder for those not meeting their obligations.
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Benefit sanctions increase more than 50%
New Zealand enquiry reveals 200,000 children and vulnerable adults abused in care
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New Zealand enquiry reveals 200,000 children and vulnerable adults abused ...
Quick Glance: New Zealand Report Reveals 200,000 Abuse Cases
  • A groundbreaking investigation found that some 200,000 children, young people, and vulnerable adults in state and faith-based care in New Zealand suffered abuse over the last 70 years.

  • The report revealed that almost one in three children in care from 1950 to 2019 experienced abuse, including rape, electric shocks, and forced labor.

  • Over 2,300 survivors spoke to the inquiry, highlighting that in most cases, abuse and neglect began from the first day of care.

  • The Prime Minister referred to the report as a 'dark and sorrowful day' in New Zealand's history, promising a formal apology and compensations for the victims.
Some new houses are so energy efficient, they must be cooled in winter, says Building and Construction Minister Chris Penk. Ane Gibson reports. #HeraldPremium
Luxon's corporate career leaves him well prepped for political pomp and ceremony: Christopher Luxon thinks "very deeply" about foreign affairs - here's how he ...
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Luxon's corporate career leaves him well prepped for political pomp and ...
Insulation cost 'relatively small' for standard home: The Building Minister is looking to change insulation standards because of costs, but Certified Builders ...
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Insulation cost 'relatively small' for standard home
Helen Clark and Don Brash warn Government dragging NZ into US-China conflict: Former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former National and Act leader Don Brash said ...
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Helen Clark and Don Brash warn Government dragging NZ into US-China ...
Doctors warn fees will need to rise due to funding 'shortfall': Primary health providers are rejecting Health NZ / Te Whatu Ora's increase of 4 percent to core ...
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Doctors warn fees will need to rise due to funding 'shortfall'
An Ode to .. Chris Penk: Bard Billot on the Government's build-it tsar
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An Ode to .. Chris Penk
Hekia Parata backs boycott of Act’s treaty principles select committee: ‘Let it become an echo chamber,’ says former National minister.
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Hekia Parata backs boycott of Act’s treaty principles select committee
National, Luxon make gains in TPU-Curia poll: A new Taxpayers Union-Curia poll has National and Prime Minister Christopher Luxon gaining ground ...
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National, Luxon make gains in TPU-Curia poll
Interislander: Officials' mistrust of KiwiRail led push to scrap project: Analysis - Documents show officials were actively encouraging the new government to ...
rnz.co.nz/news/political/522335/interislander-officials-mistrust-of-kiwirail-led-push-to-scrap-project
Interislander: Officials' mistrust of KiwiRail led push to scrap project
4000 more job seekers get support in new Government initiative: Government supports 4000 more young job seekers.
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4000 more job seekers get support in new Government initiative
Coalition's climate plan falls short of targets: The government's draft emissions reduction plan - out this week - puts New Zealand's ability to meet its climate ...
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Coalition's climate plan falls short of targets
Seymour to be Acting PM again as Luxon takes leave: It will be the second time Seymour has been Acting PM.
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Seymour to be Acting PM again as Luxon takes leave
'We share your outrage': PM Christopher Luxon to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
All new Roads of National Significance may be tolled: By RNZ Transport Minister Simeon Brown says the seven new roads of significance which are being ...
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All new Roads of National Significance may be tolled
Transport Minister announces four-lane highway from Auckland to Whangārei: Northland leaders are welcoming government plans to speed up the construction of an ...
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Transport Minister announces four-lane highway from Auckland to Whangārei
New Zealand commits further $16m to support Ukraine: Prime Minister Christopher Luxon will meet with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky later this week in ...
rnz.co.nz/news/national/521727/new-zealand-commits-further-16m-to-support-ukraine
New Zealand commits further $16m to support Ukraine
Simon Watts talks about the draft emissions reduction plan.#FOCUSLIVE
Opposition parties slam government's plan to reduce emissions: Labour says the government is off track, while the Greens say they're rolling back progress ...
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Opposition parties slam government's plan to reduce emissions
New Zealand extends support for US strikes against Houthis in Red Sea: The Defence Force deployment, which had been due to end this month, has now been extended ...
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New Zealand extends support for US strikes against Houthis in Red Sea
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has weighed in on United States President Joe Biden's mental state after concerns he's not fit to run for presidency again. 👇
Trade Minister Todd McClay in Italy for G7 meeting: The economy loses $12bn worth of exports a year because of trade barriers, Trade Minister Todd McClay says.
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Trade Minister Todd McClay in Italy for G7 meeting
Water challenges 'simply not sustainable' – minister: Analysis: The most critical question left open is this: who will own the water assets? Jonathan ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/23/water-challenges-simply-not-sustainable-minister/
Water challenges 'simply not sustainable' – minister
Luxon said he had enjoyed the “stimulation” of getting in the room with congressmen and women.
Christopher Luxon fronted media in Ashburton on Friday, where he conceded he had not yet read the final report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in ... Show more
The Secret Diary of .. Luxon's Nato dinner in Washington: Christopher Luxon asks for the salt at the world leader's dinner this week.
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The Secret Diary of .. Luxon's Nato dinner in Washington
Trade weariness on show in McClay's Europe talks: A rare invite to a G7 meeting allowed NZ to press the case for removing non-tariff barriers ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/24/trade-weariness-on-show-in-mcclays-europe-talks/
Trade weariness on show in McClay's Europe talks
Christopher Luxon heads to Washington as pressure mounts on Joe Biden: Analysis - Luxon's first US visit as prime minister coincides with scepticism over Biden's ...
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Christopher Luxon heads to Washington as pressure mounts on Joe Biden
Luxon, Seymour and Hipkins have all released similar statements, condemning the shooting.
No need for blanket approach for speed limits, Transport Minister says: A former top science adviser for the ministry has criticised the proposal but the Simeon ...
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No need for blanket approach for speed limits, Transport Minister says
Watch: Government an 'absolute disgrace' on climate change - Hipkins: The Labour leader says if Luxon was being honest on his overseas trips he would be saying ...
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Watch: Government an 'absolute disgrace' on climate change - Hipkins
Building consent inspections to be virtual by default, government says: The government believes the move will make it cheaper and easier to build.
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Building consent inspections to be virtual by default, government says
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon speaks to the media from the 75th Nato summit in Washington DC. #FOCUSLIVE
PM on defensive after minister admits not reading interim abuse report: Matt Doocey was personally sent the Royal Commission's interim report into abuse last ...
rnz.co.nz/news/political/521445/pm-on-defensive-after-minister-admits-not-reading-interim-abuse-report
PM on defensive after minister admits not reading interim abuse report
Media Minister Paul Goldsmith has opened up about the challenges facing TVNZ, RNZ, NZ on Air and NZ Film Commission. #HeraldPremium 👇
Watch live: Prime Minister Christopher Luxon speaks to media on US trip: The prime minister is speaking to media in the US where he will attend the NATO summit ...
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Watch live: Prime Minister Christopher Luxon speaks to media on US trip
Secret tax memo holds key to early interest-rate cut - Matthew Hooton: THREE KEY FACTS: Matthew Hooton has over 30 years’ experience in political and corporate ...
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Secret tax memo holds key to early interest-rate cut - Matthew Hooton
Minister’s attendance at fundraiser raises eyebrows: Todd McClay dodges a question about the potential conflict of speaking at a pro-hunting fundraiser in ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/09/ministers-attendance-at-fundraiser-raises-eyebrows/
Minister’s attendance at fundraiser raises eyebrows
Claire Trevett: PM Christopher Luxon suffers amid Biden scrutiny in Nato debut: THREE KEY FACTS: Claire Trevett is the NZ Herald’s political editor ...
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Claire Trevett: PM Christopher Luxon suffers amid Biden scrutiny in Nato ...
New draft framework to reduce emissions open for consultation: The Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage framework is an opportunity for industry to reduce net ...
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New draft framework to reduce emissions open for consultation
The big fishhook in Govt's small apartments plan: The Government has announced it will scrap minimum apartment sizes – but first-time buyers hopeful of ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/12/the-big-fishhook-in-govts-small-apartments-plan/
The big fishhook in Govt's small apartments plan
Seymour hints at more agreeing to disagree with coalition partners: Analysis: The coalition has weathered two public disagreements in one week ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/03/seymour-hints-at-more-agreeing-to-disagree-with-coalition-partners/
Seymour hints at more agreeing to disagree with coalition partners
Minister unveils details of long-promised speed camera signs: The AA says the sign rollout is a win-win as the minister announces the details of the change.
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Minister unveils details of long-promised speed camera signs
#LISTEN | Former New Zealand ambassador to the US, Tim Groser told The Front Page that several key issues loom over the summit, including Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Te Pūkenga paying 8 consultants to tell it how to take itself apart: Whatever suggestions they come up with will come after Government outlines its plan for the ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/16/te-pukenga-paying-8-consultants-to-tell-it-how-to-take-itself-apart/
Te Pūkenga paying 8 consultants to tell it how to take itself apart
Bridge replacement work begins: Transport Minister Simeon Brown says the upgrades will ensure the network remains resilient, reliable ...
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Bridge replacement work begins
Govt targets Facebook and Google's cash: MediaRoom column: Lobbying by media businesses appears to have swayed National in favour of a law forcing Facebook ...
newsroom.co.nz/2024/07/02/ministers-will-shake-the-facebook-and-google-money-tree-for-nz-media/
Govt targets Facebook and Google's cash
NZQA board told to do 'more intensive monitoring and reporting': A looming deficit and complicated IT problems prompted the government to order the ...
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NZQA board told to do 'more intensive monitoring and reporting'
Fran O'Sullivan: International politics a complex game – but Luxon has a trump card#HeraldPremium