Jacinda Ardern

Fatal crash on SH2 between Tauranga and Katikati sparks more calls for improvements

The latest fatal crash on a notorious stretch of State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Katikati has sparked renewed calls for urgent safety …

New Zealand News

Warning not to by-pass Te Tii Marae

Ngāpuhi leader Rāniera Tau has cautioned the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern not to by-pass Te Tii Marae at Waitangi this year. This comes after the …

New Zealand News

Government number crunchers get child poverty figures wrong

Child Poverty figures are wrong and the Treasury Officials are apologising for the error.<p>Treasury has apologised for an error which could see fewer …

Poverty

Primary student's adventurous letter to Jacinda Ardern

A primary school student's long-shot attempt at getting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's attention has paid off.Posting to Facebook, Ardern revealed …

New Zealand News

PM on abuse inquiry: 'We need to be open about our mistakes'

Despite calls to broaden the government's inquiry into abuse of children in state care, Prime Minister says the focus should stay on the role that …

New Zealand News

Duncan Greive: How Three launched a stealth attack on TVNZ

"You're looking very bronzed," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told Duncan Garner on Monday morning. "A bronzed whaler," he replied, assumedly not a …

New Zealand News

Government inquiry into child abuse will not include churches, sports clubs

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will not broaden the scope of the Government's inquiry in the abuse of children in state care to include religious …

New Zealand News

PM: Trump's 'S...hole' comment 'hugely offensive'

"That statement is offensive. How could you describe it in any other way?" Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.<p>Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has …

Donald Trump

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pours cold water on National's highway projects

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says neglected regional roads are more worthy of taxpayer money than the nine nationwide highways that the National …

New Zealand News

Jacinda Ardern: Countries 'rightly offended' by Trump's 'shithole' comment

Jacinda Ardern has weighed in on Donald Trump's "shithole" comment, labelling the outburst as offensive.<p>Ardern made her thoughts known about the …

Donald Trump

Generational change? Average age of Cabinet 50, down from 51 last time

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is 19 years younger than her predecessor Bill English.<p><b>ANALYSIS:</b> The 19-year age gap between Jacinda Ardern and Bill …

New Zealand News

Hayley Holt joins Breakfast, Hilary Barry to Seven Sharp

Hilary Barry is moving to Seven Sharp - and Hayley Holt is taking her place on Breakfast.<p>TVNZ this morning confirmed rumours Barry will host Seven …

New Zealand News

Criminal who has never set foot in New Zealand to be deported here from Australia

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said last month that Australia should only be deporting criminals with genuine links to New Zealand.<p>Australia will …

New Zealand News

Forget Oprah for president - who are the contenders to be Australia's next female PM?

In the United States there is a buzz brewing around TV host Oprah Winfrey running for president. And a considerable bulk of Americans who remain …

Prince Harry

Jim Anderton will be buried on Waiheke Island this afternoon

Former Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is being buried on Waiheke Island this afternoon.Anderton died last weekend, two weeks shy of his 80th …

New Zealand News

Current affairs shows returning to screens - but who will be hosting Seven Sharp?

Three has fired the first shot in the battle for 7pm current affairs supremacy, with The Project back to air three weeks ahead of TVNZ 1 rival Seven …

New Zealand News

Will elections in 2018 see 2017's left-wing revival continue?

In 2018 there will be elections in the Australian states of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, as well as in Italy, the US and Mexico.<p>Essential …

Democracy

Tori Catherwood: Medicinal Cannabis laws don't go far enough

The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill introduced on the 20th December 2017 is a baby step in the right direction, but a more compassionate …

Cannabis

New system, or next catastrophe? Your vote.

With the election of Donald Trump, it’s become clear that the American system for choosing a political leader — which has much in common with the …

Democracy

TVNZ's Jessica Mutch engaged to political bodyguard

TVNZ reporter and presenter Jessica Mutch is engaged to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's former bodyguard, Iain McKay.<p>TVNZ journalist Jessica Mutch is …

New Zealand News

Tributes for Jim Anderton: 'A man of integrity'

Politicians past and present have praised the former Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton, who has died at the age of 79.<p>Mr Anderton died at Cashmere …

New Zealand News

Heather du Plessis-Allan: A resolution for the world - park the outrage

Before we crash headlong into the year ahead, there's something I'd love to leave behind in 2017. That is, the propensity of some among us to seize …

New Zealand News

New Zealand's former deputy PM Jim Anderton dies, aged 79

SYDNEY (Reuters) - One of New Zealand's senior political figures, former deputy prime minister James Patrick Anderton, has died in a Christchurch hospital, aged 79.<p>The idealistic former president of New Zealand's progressive Labour Party became disillusioned with the organization's direction in …

World News

'Poo tracker': New Zealand website reveals sewage on beaches

Safeswim site predicts and tracks the safety of waterways in real time amid concern about effluent overflows<p>A government website nicknamed the “poo tracker” in New Zealand has revealed the extent of sewage pollution on some of the country’s most popular beaches, with 16 spots closed long-term in …

Grey dolphins float dead in the water after mass deaths off Brazil coast

World<p>Grey dolphins float dead in the water after mass deaths off Brazil coast<p>Source:<p>Associated Press<p>Environmentalists in Brazil say they are trying …

New Zealand News

Snow surprises Florida residents

Your news how you want it.<p>On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any …

New Zealand News

Lorde shows why Israel should indeed fear New Zealand

A year ago, I wrote an article headlined, “Why Israel should fear New Zealand.”<p>It followed Wellington’s decision – angering and surprising Israel – …

Israel

'Whopper' tree fall at Hamilton's Memorial Park out of the blue

A toddler who was visiting Waiheke Island has been flown to hospital after swallowing medication.<p>Around 10 people in blue and red clothing were …

New Zealand News

Former National Cabinet minister Philip Burdon sees 'agonies of generational change' for National

​<b>OPINION:</b> The change of political perception has been remarkable.

New Zealand News

How much longer will Australia have a Head of State?

Giacomo/Flickr<p>Giacomo/Flickr<p>Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested that Australia should turn to a postal survey, if or when they …

Royal Family