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North Korea: 'It's the next steps that are important' says P

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:58 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cautiously welcomed North Korea's move to halt all weapons testing - saying it lays the foundation for a conversation about further disarmament. More >>

Bankrolling the big prizes for NZ journalism

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:22 pm | RNZ

The awards for the best New Zealand journalism have been sponsored by a global camera-maker, a paint firm and even Australia’s national airline in recent years. Now a local ISP is picking up the tab. Voyager boss Seeby Woodhouse tell s Mediawatch he's been ... More >>

Tackling money-laundering in NZ: More needs to be done

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:36 pm | RNZ

Opinion - Does the news that Auckland-based wealth-management company Denton Morrell may be caught up in a money-laundering controversy mean the reforms introduced following the Shewan Inquiry in 2016 didn't go far enough? More >>

Excitement over Commonwealth-wide free trade agreement

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:32 pm | RNZ

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is talking up the prospect of a free trade agreement between all 53 commonwealth nations after discussions in London over the weekend. More >>

Urban sprawl eating up NZ's productive land - report

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:04 pm | RNZ

The government plans to make it harder for councils to approve new homes and lifestyle blocks on productive land near urban areas. More >>

MFAT used Thompson + Clark for security at TPP protest

Friday, 20 April 2018, 11:22 am | RNZ

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade used controversial firm Thompson + Clark to provide security services for the 2016 Trans Pacific Partnership signing in Auckland. More >>

Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 4:14 pm | RNZ

The chances of a crash in house prices are not high, but some controls on lending are needed, according to new Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr. More >>

NZ losing 192 million tonnes of soil every year

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 2:48 pm | RNZ

A new report has found New Zealand is losing 192 million tonnes of soil every year from erosion. More >>

The Daphne Project: New Zealand still a haven for some?

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:00 pm | RNZ

Nicky Hager: An Auckland company may be caught up in an international money laundering controversy after it was identified helping to manage a network of New Zealand-registered companies and trusts for its secret clients. More >>

NZ 'prevented harm being done' by state-backed hacks - PM

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:50 am | RNZ

New Zealand's spy agencies have had to take action to stop hacking attacks by foreign powers from doing harm here, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Irrigation body confident of big projects despite govt cuts

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:57 pm | RNZ

Irrigation New Zealand is confident that an end to government subsidies will not spell the end of large-scale irrigation projects. More >>

Seabed mining consent challenged in court

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:54 pm | RNZ

Consent to mine ironsand off the south Taranaki coast was approved without proper data to show how many endangered species live there, the High Court has been told. More >>

Minister surprised journalist included in reference group

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 2:35 pm | RNZ

The Minister responsible for New Zealand's spy agencies is surprised that a journalist has been included on a new reference group established by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. More >>

Cracking the Enigma Code (of NZ foreign policy)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 12:45 pm | RNZ

Analysis - To outsiders New Zealand foreign policy must look like a riddle wrapped in a mystery, perhaps clear only to the enigmatic deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. More >>

EQC Minister: Houses not properly assessed could cost millions

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 12:36 pm | RNZ

The government could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars over the Earthquake Commission's failure to assess earthquake damage in Christchurch, Minister Responsible for EQC Megan Woods says. More >>

PM's Europe trip highlights delicate nature of trade agreeme

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 12:30 pm | RNZ

There was a time when New Zealand prime ministers made an annual pilgrimage to Europe, cap in hand, imploring incumbents of gilded palaces not to cut New Zealand's UK butter quota. Times have now changed - New Zealand is still talking trade but, judging by ... More >>

ECE problems bigger than official figures show

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:38 pm | RNZ

Problems in the early childhood sector run much deeper than official complaint figures indicate, an early childhood researcher says. More >>

NZ-EU trade deal negotiations tipped for May

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:26 pm | RNZ

Formal negotiations for a trade deal between New Zealand and the EU are set to get the green-light in just over a month, National MP Todd McClay says. More >>

Oil exploration: Govt faces reality of coalition marriage

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:43 pm | RNZ

Power Play - Shane Jones' face during the three party media conference at Parliament on the future of mining for oil and gas in New Zealand said it all. More >>

Govt tells oil industry: 'The world is changing'

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:36 pm | RNZ

The government is telling the New Zealand oil industry that the world is changing and it is time it faced the facts. More >>



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