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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...

Synthetic drugs rethink welcomed

An indication from the Government that it will reclassify some synthetic drugs as Class A is being welcomed by National but it doesn’t go...

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...

Government must act now to reduce synthetic drug harm

The Coroner’s report released last Friday showing there had been between 40-45 deaths in the last 12 months as a result of synthetic drug...

Brown: “Mixed messages from Government on mental health”

    Mental health is a significant issue facing New Zealand, with Labour coming to Government promising to make radical reforms to the sector. We were repeatedly...