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Peters proposes law change to protect free speech

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ NZ First political party has introduced a Member’s Bill to Parliament that will protect Kiwis’ right to free speech. Peters,...

Stoners beware – new law will enable roadside drug testing

East Auckland locals who take drugs before getting behind the wheel should rethink that dangerous habit. Pakuranga MP and Transport Minister Simeon Brown has revealed...

Luxon pledges to donate pay rise to charity

Prime Minister and Botany MP Christopher Luxon says he’ll donate his $50,000 pay increase to charity after the Remuneration Authority decided the amount MPs...

Motorists set to be squeezed by rising fuel prices

The coalition Government plans to increase fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees, despite having campaigned last year on tackling the cost of living crisis. Transport...

Chartered accountant Nancy Lu enters Parliament as List MP

East Auckland chartered accountant Nancy Lu has a new career, having entered Parliament as a National Party List MP. Her new role is due to...

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...

National will work with NZ First in Government if necessary

Christopher Luxon has announced he will talk to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters if necessary to form a new Government after this year's...

Election candidate supports taxation bonfire

One of the local candidates standing in this year's general election wants to see all existing taxes scrapped in favour of a 0.1 per...

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...

More cops getting bashed on the job

The number of police officers being assaulted in the line of duty has almost doubled. National Party justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says the sharp rise...

Brown slams vandals who damaged MPs’ offices

Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown is slamming the actions of people who recently defaced the offices of several Members of Parliament. Brown, the National Party's transport...

MP: ‘Labour is attempting to devalue your vote’

By Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga A key plank of New Zealand's democracy is that every vote counts, and every persons vote counts the...

Luxon calls for Police Minister to be axed

Botany MP and National Party leader Christopher Luxon is calling for Police Minister Poto Williams to be replaced as it’s “clear she’s not equipped”...

A society divided

By Christopher Luxon, MP for Botany and National Party leader I want to address the elephant in the room: our increasingly divided society. I entered...

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...

What it’s like as a digital essential worker

As the rest of Television New Zealand worked from home in Alert Level 4 of last year, digital journalist Irra Lee was in the...

Simeon Brown calls out donation to gang

Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown is criticising Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt for paying a $200 donation to a gang. Brown, the National Party’s police...

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...

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...

Ross reveals inspiration for comeback

Just because you stumble and fall, it doesn’t mean that’s the end of you. That was among the messages delivered by Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross...

Ross to force vote on overseas donations in Parliament

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross will soon force a vote in Parliament on the issue of overseas donations. The move comes as concern around overseas donations...

Shocked but happy to be Youth MP

Aspiring politician Will Ford will get a real taste of life as an MP when he goes to Parliament next year. The 17-year-old has been...

Ross hands audio recording over to the police

Embattled MP Jami-Lee Ross reported National Party leader Simon Bridges to the Police for fraudulently handling party donations. Ross, in a two-hour long meeting with...

MP Jami-Lee Ross stepping back from Parliament

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has announced that he will be taking a few months away from Parliament for health reasons. Ross, who is also the...

Price of petrol up 20 cents before Govt fuel taxes

Petrol prices went up 20 cents per litre, even before the Labour Government's petrol tax increases, says National Party Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross. The Government’s extra 25 cents...

Dan Bidois MP: Maiden Speech

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Tainui Te Waka. Ko Waikato Te Awa. Ko Ngati Maniapoto Te Iwi. Ko Ngati Huiao Te Hapu. Ko Kakepuku Te...

 Brown delivers maiden speech

Pakuranga's new MP Simeon Brown delivered his maiden speech in the House on Tuesday afternoon. He covers a good deal of ground ranging from his...

Ross back in Botany

Jami-Lee Ross says he feels a bit like ‘mother hen’ during his first week back in parliament. The Botany MP has been re-elected by a...

Brown: “Thank you, Pakuranga”

As his first official act as Pakuranga’s new MP, Simeon Brown took to the streets waving the most important human hoardings of his campaign. The...

‘We want this vote because we’re working for it’ – Brown

Simeon Brown was just 17 when he set his sights on parliament. It was 2008 and after watching in admiration as his grandfather sat on...