Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Hastings council cuts proposed rate rise

Hastings District Council today opted for an average 19% increase, after investigating the impact of reducing a proposed, average 25% rate increase for the...

NZ bolsters North Korea sanctions monitoring

Prime Minister, Christopher Luxon, has today announced New Zealand will enhance its defence contributions to monitoring violations of sanctions against North Korea. The enhancement will...

Ōtaki to north of Levin road alliance agreements sealed

Transport Minister, Simeon Brown, has welcomed an important milestone for the Ōtaki to north of Levin Road of National Significance (RoNS), following the NZ...

Improved filter to better guard against digital child exploitation

The Department of Internal Affairs has announced a significant upgrade to its Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System, which blocks access to websites known to...

New granny flat build rules to unlock housing relief

The Government has today flagged new rules to make it easier for people to build granny flats. Acting Prime Minister, Winston Peters said giving backyard...

Hefty fines poured over illegal liquor

An Auckland liquor importer and distributor have been fined $244,000 for attempting to sell thousands of bottles of illegal liquor and avoiding the rules...

DOC prepares for seal ‘silly season’

Don’t be surprised if you see NZ fur seals in some curious places over coming months. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is asking the public...

Youth mural brightens city space

A new mural at Wellington's Te Aro Park has been painted by young people, who say the art helps give them ownership of the...

Man faces raft of charges over alleged drug import

A Wellington man is due to reappear in court next month on multiple charges of importing large quantities of a variety of controlled drugs...

Health workforce showing signs of recovery

Health Minister, Shane Reti says new data released today shows encouraging growth in New Zealand's health workforce. The figures show a continued increase in the...

High Court Judge appointed

Attorney-General Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Auckland King’s Counsel Gregory Blanchard as a High Court Judge. Justice Blanchard (pictured) attended the University of...

Shellfish warning for Christchurch

New Zealand Food Safety is advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish gathered from the Christchurch beaches and Lyttelton Harbour due to...

Govt takes shot at firearm laws overhaul

Associate Justice Minister Nicole McKee has today announced a comprehensive programme to reform New Zealand's firearms laws. “The Arms Act has been in place for...

Major health and safety consultation gets underway

A substantial consultation on work health and safety will begin today with a roadshow to be rolled out across the regions over the coming...

$89m to revamp specialist schools

The Government has announced $89 million as part of Budget 24 to redevelop specialist facilities and increase satellite classrooms for students with high needs. The...