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National Donations SFO Charge Details A Surprise - Bridges

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 12:59 pm | RNZ

National Party leader Simon Bridges says it came as a surprise to him that a Serious Fraud Office prosecution relates to two $100,000 donations to the party. Photo: RNZ /Dom Thomas Court documents obtained by RNZ show charges have been laid against four ... More >>

House Price Increases Break New Yearly Records, Regions Most Affected

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 11:24 am | RNZ

Housing markets across New Zealand have had their busiest January in four years, pushing REINZ's house price index to a record high. Invercargill. Photo: Invercargill City Council The Real Estate Institute's house price index - which measures the changing ... More >>

Immigration Deadlock: 'Endless Waiting Has Destroyed All My Dreams'

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 11:17 am | RNZ

The government is locked in talks about an overhaul of the residence programme to prioritise highly skilled immigrants. Photo: RNZ /Dom Thomas Coalition ministers are grappling with the shape the new residence programme will take, after the last ... More >>

Finance Minister Questions National's Tax Policy

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 11:12 am | RNZ

The Finance Minister is challenging the opposition leader to say which services a National government would scrap, in order to deliver tax cuts. National leader Simon Bridges and Finance Minister Grant Robertson. Photo: RNZ Simon Bridges has ... More >>

Not One, But Two $100k Donations To National In Court

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 10:59 am | RNZ

By Tim Murphy of Newsroom . The Serious Fraud Office prosecution of four people over donations to the National Party involves not one but two $100,000 donations - in June 2017 and June 2018. The Auckland District Court. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly ... More >>

Kāinga Ora Rejects Council Criticism

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 10:53 am | RNZ

Housing development agency Kāinga Ora has rejected council criticism that it left them in the dark and poached staff off them. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson The agency is in line to get extraordinary powers under the Urban Development Bill before Parliament ... More >>

Handshake Deal To Clean Up Dross After Mataura Floods Goes Sour

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 10:49 am | RNZ

The producer of more than 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste stored around Southland have today issued a statement on the dross, but continues to refuse interviews or discuss a soured handshake deal. The flooded Mataura River rips past the former Mataura ... More >>

Regional Tourism Bodies Welcome Government Tourism Package In Response To Coronavirus

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 10:45 am | RNZ

Tourism operators are keen to find out how an $11 million government package to help them respond to the coronavirus outbreak will be spent. The cable car above Rotorua. Photo: 123RF Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the government ... More >>

Broadcasting Merger: Cost Is The Great Unknown For RNZ Boss

Monday, 17 February 2020, 1:05 pm | RNZ

Both RNZ and TVNZ's chief executives see merit in a proposed merger of the two public broadcasters, but RNZ chief executive Paul Thompson warns a culture change would be needed. The TVNZ boss says creating a new public broadcaster from TVNZ and RNZ ... More >>

Seventy New Cases Of Coronavirus On Cruise Ship Carrying New Zealanders

Monday, 17 February 2020, 1:00 pm | RNZ

Seventy new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed on the Diamond Princess cruise ship carrying New Zealanders, which is quarantined in Japanese waters. Photo: AFP The new cases bring the total number to 355 cases, Japanese health minister Katsunobu ... More >>

How Coronavirus Could Cost Our Universities And Polytechs $100M

Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:48 am | RNZ

Thousands of students aren't sure if they will make it to class on time because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus, and universities and polytechnics stand to lose more than $100 million if the restrictions continue, a sector spokesman ... More >>

Coronavirus Impact: Australia Willing To Evacuate NZ Cruise Ship Passengers - Ardern

Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:44 am | RNZ

Australia would fly out New Zealand citizens on board a cruise ship in Japan if it mounted an evacuation, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. The Diamond Princess has been at Yokohama port since 3 February. Photo: AFP / Yomiuri Eleven New Zealanders ... More >>

Wellington Water Infrastructure 'in Crisis', Councillor Says

Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:38 am | RNZ

A Wellington councillor says the city's water infrastructure is in crisis and needs a fundamental overhaul. Island Bay beach. Photo: RNZ / Alex Ashton Hundreds of Island Bay residents have repeatedly gone without water for long periods in recent days ... More >>

PM Jacinda Ardern Washes Hands Of NZ First Foundation Photos Saga

Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:36 am | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the New Zealand First Foundation - which faces investigation from the SFO - has nothing to do with her or Winston Peters' role in her Cabinet. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas Ardern has said ... More >>

'Beyond The Pale': Councils Respond To Kāinga Ora Powers

Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:32 am | RNZ

Councils across the country are worried they're going to be shut out of having any say over major state housing developments in their cities. Councils are concerned housing agency Kāinga Ora may run roughshod over their plans for developments in ... More >>

Coronavirus: Universities Seek Travel Ban Exemption For Students

Monday, 17 February 2020, 11:29 am | RNZ

Universities have asked the government to exempt thousands of Chinese students from its ban on foreign travellers from mainland China. Universities could lose around $170 million annually if Chinese students don't make use of the country's tertiary ... More >>

Climate Change-focused School Opens In Taranaki

Friday, 14 February 2020, 1:07 pm | RNZ

A groundbreaking school that puts a green ethos at the centre of its learning is celebrating its opening in Taranaki today. Green School New Zealand. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin Green School New Zealand has a focus on sustainability, but it doesn't ... More >>

Kāinga Ora Rubs Up Against Councils In Housing Consents

Friday, 14 February 2020, 1:02 pm | RNZ

A powerful new housing and development agency is already causing ructions and has been accused of poaching key staff from local councils. File photo. Photo: 123RF Kāinga Ora will combine the state house aims of the defunct Housing New Zealand, ... More >>

New Helen Clark Foundation Report Urges Capital Gains Tax

Friday, 14 February 2020, 11:46 am | RNZ

A new report into New Zealand's shortage of affordable housing has called for a capital gains tax. r The study by the Helen Clark Foundation said a decades-long boom in property investment had driven up housing and land prices at the expense ... More >>

Farmers Fear New Water Rules Could Push Them Under

Friday, 14 February 2020, 11:34 am | RNZ

Insight - New Zealanders value freshwater - so much so that four out of five people say it is their biggest environmental worry. The government's plans for new rules and regulations to halt declining water quality are in the final stages of development, ... More >>

 

 

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