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OPINION: More action needed in fight against cancer

New Zealanders suffering from cancer shouldn’t have to raise money online or sell their family home to be able to buy life-saving medicines. Too many...

Hearings, submissions and question time with PM

Hayley Xie from Macleans College had the opportunity to represent Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown at the Youth Parliament in Wellington, which is held every...

Urban Growth Agenda critical

“Last week’s announcement of a 10 per cent year-on-year decline in Auckland’s April dwelling consents and fall in the total number of new homes completed in...

OPINION: School donation policy another broken promise

In the Government’s recent budget they announced the removal of school donations for all decile 1-7 schools. Whilst National has supported this Bill to Select...

OPINION: Acceleration needed on infrastructure

East Auckland’s population is growing rapidly. So vision, long-term planning and a sense of urgency are vital to ensure our community’s current and future infrastructure...

OPINION: A budget on botched catch phrases

There’s a lot of partisan commentary on Budget 2019 out there already. The red team says everything is great. The blue team says everything...

OPINION: Government throws debt target out the window

Right now it feels as though every week the Government breaks another promise to New Zealanders and last week was no different. Finance Minister Grant...

Teachers take strike action

There was complete chaos on Queen Street yesterday as thousands of teachers from primary and secondary schools walked off their jobs in a combined...

Youth Voting rolled out in Auckland schools

Registrations are now open for the Nga Poti a-Taiohi/Youth Voting programme run by Auckland Council. The free initiative teaches students aged between 11 and 15...

Schools oppose ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ proposal

Several local schools have strongly opposed the Government’s proposed changes to the education system. Pigeon Mountain Primary is among the many local schools, including Owairoa...

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