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Helen Clark, other high profile women demand government action to end violence against women

A letter signed by 50 influential Kiwi women was delivered to Wellington.

Close-up of male feet in chains

Prisoners' Christmas wish - Right to vote fight to be taken to United Nations

JustSpeak director Tania Sawicki Mead said just because the law change was legal, did not make it right.

07:06
The 1 NEWS politics team say there were a few questions around the new rules for synthetic drugs.

Greens' new synthetic rules 'a backdown' and 'confusing' - 1 NEWS political team

The Inside Politics team say there were a few questions lingering around the new rules.

New Zealand cash, money or currency. Notes and coins

How much do our state sector CEOs get paid? Latest figures revealed

"I'm pleased we have managed to put the brakes on escalating pay increases."

04:22
The Finance Minister joined Breakfast to talk about the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update.

Budget will 'make sure everybody benefits' from economic growth, Finance Minister pledges

Grant Robertson says the steady growth has allowed a new method for allocating money based on wellbeing.

01:04
David Clark made the major Government announcement today, December 13.

Addiction services back Government move on synthetic cannabis

Over the past year more than 50 people have died as a result of taking synthetic cannabis.

01:56
David Seymour is looking to make changes to win over sceptical parliamentary colleagues, but one National MP isn’t having it.

ACT's David Seymour and Maggie Barry clash over euthanasia bill changes

National MP accuses ACT leader of "publicity seeking" in bitter clash.

00:50
Andrew Little said distributing information can undermine the justice system.

Justice Minister says Google has to be called to account for breaching suppression in Grace Millane case

Google admits it inadvertently emailed the accused's name to a number of subscribers.

01:11
"To impute some sort of malicious, malignant engagement... shows what a bunch of Philadelphia lawyers they are," Mr Peters said.

‘What does that mean? Winston Peters confuses National, has Government MPs in fits of laughter in Sroubek debate

"To impute some sort of malicious, malignant engagement... shows what a bunch of Philadelphia lawyers they are," Mr Peters said.

00:50
The Government has opened its books, six months between Budgets.

Opening the books: Government targets mental health, creating opportunities for Māori and Pacific people in 2019 Budget priorities

That's according to the Finance Minister who's released The Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update.

01:04
David Clark made the major Government announcement today, December 13.

Crackdown on synthetic drugs sees two common types classified as Class A

Police will now have the discretion to take a "therapeutic approach" when considering prosecution.

Online voting trial for 2019 local body elections halted because of rising costs

Working party says there is too much at stake to give up as they target 2022 elections.

Alternatives to 1080 explored, but poison 'remains a critical tool'

When asked today if she saw a future for alternatives, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage said "absolutely".

PM denies Government's stance on unions has 'emboldened' them to carry out strikes

Simon Bridges was questioning the PM over the issue as Air New Zealand engineer strikes approach.

00:23
It comes after Tim Fairhall, who has Down syndrome, appealed to the Government to change the rules.

National reach out to speed up KiwiSaver changes for life-shortening conditions

Nicola Willis says her bill would save time, money and shows compassion.

00:53
It was announced Air NZ engineer strikes could be held over December 21, 22 and 23.

PM urges Air NZ dispute to reach resolution – 'No one wants to see this go ahead'

It was announced Air NZ engineer strikes could be held over December 21, 22 and 23.

Weka left on Parliament steps by 1080 protesters was shot, autopsy finds

In September Parliament's Speaker laid a formal complaint with police over the incident.

00:30
Green MP Gareth Hughes said dangerous fireworks cause “hundreds of accidents each year, start fires and cause distress and sometimes injuries to animals”.

Should private fireworks be banned? Petition with 18k signatures presented

"Fireworks cause hundreds of accidents each year," said Gareth Hughes.

08:37
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development issued a statement saying CEO Stephen Barclay is away from work but has not resigned.

Prime Minister won't give reason why Kiwibuild boss isn't at work, saying it's 'an employment issue'

She says she's been reassured Stephen Barclay's absence has nothing to do with how Kiwibuild is tracking.

01:53
Personal attacks “is something I would tone down if I was him”, the former PM said.

Shane Jones' criticism of Air NZ chair not New Zealand 'way' - Sir John Key

Personal attacks were "something I would tone down if I was him", the former PM said.

03:38
The PM said it would ensure “Kiwis aren’t being charged more” without a good reason, and that the annual license and petrol levy will not increase.

ACC levies will not rise, Work Levy to decrease

The levy model that rates cars on its make and model is set to be scrapped.

04:52
The ANZ chair says despite the profit, the bank is not fleecing New Zealanders.

Sir John Key defends ANZ's $2b profit, regional branch closures

The ANZ chair says despite the profit, the bank is not fleecing New Zealanders.

Simon Bridges.

Simon Bridges against New Zealand signing UN migration pact which aims to increase global cooperation

National's leader says NZ would be in good company alongside US and Australia if it rejected pact.

06:27
Reporter Whena Owen looks into the impact of ‘over-tourism’ on New Zealand.

Q+A investigates: Is over-tourism in Aotearoa causing locals to be 'crowded out?'

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub says leadership is needed from the industry and from Government.

02:58
Phil Twyford was quizzed by Q+A host Corin Dann about the departure.

Housing Minister tight-lipped on reported resignation of KiwiBuild chief executive

Q+A host Corin Dann said he thought it would be in the public interest for Mr Twyford to comment.

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