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Seymour to become Acting PM as Luxon takes leave

ACT Party leader David Seymour will become New Zealand's Acting Prime Minister next week when Botany MP and Prime Minister Christopher Luxon takes personal...

Consultation begins on new cancer medicines

Associate Health Minister David Seymour says the recent announcement Pharmac is opening consultation on new cancer medicines is great news for Kiwi cancer patients...

Government to reverse blanket speed limit reductions

The coalition Government will reverse Labour’s blanket speed limit reductions by July 1 next year through a new Land Transport Rule released for public...

Luxon commits to funding new cancer drugs

New Zealand cancer organisations have published an open letter to the Government calling out its failure to follow through on a policy commitment made...

Coalition Government delivers tax cuts in Budget 2024

Finance Minister Nicola Willis has revealed Budget 2024 "delivers overdue tax relief to 3.5 million New Zealanders so they can keep more of what...

Police seek help to identify culprit after MPs’ offices vandalised

Multiple MPs' offices in Auckland were vandalised by a group protesting the military conflict in Gaza in the Middle East. National Party leader and incoming...

Speculation over deputy PM role as coalition negotiations wind down

New Zealanders should this week learn the make-up of the country’s next Government including who will serve in what role around the Cabinet table. National...

Luxon, Seymour, Peters meet face-to-face for coalition talks

The leaders of the three political parties set to form New Zealand's next Government have finally sat down together to talk face-to-face. National Party leader...

Burns campaigning to help change the Government

A local first-time general election candidate says she's focused on helping her political party double its current number of MPs. Howick Local Board deputy chairperson...

ACT leader David Seymour swings into Howick

The politician who could become New Zealand's next deputy prime minister has made a campaign visit to east Auckland. ACT Party leader David Seymour spoke...

Seymour lashes Labour on crime, spending

David Seymour has told east Auckland voters Government spending needs to be brought under control and the country needs to change its attitude toward...

Brown and Seymour to speak at Grey Power public meeting

Two senior centre-right politicians are set to stump for votes at a public meeting in east Auckland. Grey Power Howick Pakuranga and Districts Association president...

Election candidate senses desire for “real change”

Dr Parmjeet Parmar has a massive advantage over other candidates at this year's general election. The businesswoman and scientist can draw on the experience of...

One term and done for new MP Damien Smith

Damien Smith is calling time on his political career after just one term in Parliament. The former business banker stood in the Botany electorate as...

ACT will protect Kiwis from harm in the workplace

The ACT Party will introduce tougher sentences for offenders who attack victims in the workplace if elected to Government this year. “Workers on the frontline...

Supermarkets report 40 per cent increase in crime

Supermarket business Foodstuffs says its North Island stores experienced more than 3200 incidents of retail crime in just three months earlier this year. That's an...

Chess foundation launched

A new group promoting chess and its benefits has been formed. The Middle Game Chess Foundation Trust was launched at Art Select Gallery in Newmarket...

NEW POLL: ACT boost means centre-right can form Govt

National drops 0.9 points on last month to be on 35.6 per cent but retakes the lead over Labour who falls back 3.1 points...

ACT pledges $1.6 billion for law and order overhaul

The ACT Party will spend $1 billion to increase the number of prison beds as part of its crackdown on law and order if...

First-term MP relishing the role

On the day of the 2020 general election Damien Smith went from being a business banker and consultant to a newly elected Member of...

BUDGET 2022: 2.1 million Kiwis to get new targeted payment

Fuel Excise Duty and Road User Charges cut to be extended for two months Half price public transport extended for a further two...

Seymour: Labour won’t be re-elected

ACT leader David Seymour, who spoke to party faithful in Pakuranga last week, believes Labour will not be re-elected at the next general election. Seymour,...

Teachers’ non-critical status spells ‘chaos’

Auckland Secondary Schools’ Principals’ Association president Steve Hargreaves has spoken out about schools being excluded from the Government’s Close Contact Exemption Scheme which means they...

Luxon slams Covid decision as National rises in new poll

Botany MP and National Party leader Christopher Luxon says the Government should immediately move Auckland to the 'orange' level of the Covid-19 protection framework...

Residents unite to fight busway plan

People living in a quiet east Auckland suburb are fighting plans that would see a major public transport project run through their community. As the...

Somerville club raises $3000 to fight polio

Rotary Club of Somerville fought Covid-19 odds to raise $3060 for polio eradication. October is Rotary International's End Polio Now Month and October 24 was...

Luxon: Government must park Three Waters plans

Labour must listen to the multitude of mayors pleading for the Three Waters plans to be dumped, National’s Local Government spokesperson Christopher Luxon says. “With...

Ride a train or ferry to enable others to walk

Watch out for a sea of red at the Half Moon Bay Ferry on Friday, October 23 at 8am. After last year's success of `Ride...

Seymour shares election campaign message in east Auckland

Less than a week out from this year's general election, ACT leader David Seymour and eight of his party's candidates swung into east Auckland...

MP: ’Taxing us not the answer’

Labour’s tax plan fails to consider economic growth and has even raised the eye-brows of its Government coalition partners, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown says. Labour last...

Seymour introduces Smith at ACT Botany launch

Around 100 people squeezed into Goode Brothers in Botany for the launch of ACT party candidate Damien Smith’s tilt at the Botany seat occupied...

New Bill to repeal Regional Fuel Taxes

A new Bill from National would relieve Aucklanders and New Zealanders facing higher fuel prices, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. The Bill would remove the...

Budget 2017: An ABBA medley

The 2017 Budget resembles an ABBA medley, according to ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie (see video below). I Have a Dream (delivering for New Zealanders);...