Politics

Emissions (file).

New Zealand scientists call on Government to move faster on climate change

One hundred and fifty academics have penned an open letter to the Government demanding it take bold action in response to climate change.

02:14
The Prime Minister says it shouldn't overshadow the things they did agree on.

Jacinda Ardern 'disappointed' there was no joint statement from APEC nations

It's the first time leaders had failed to agree on a declaration in 29 years of the Pacific Rim summits.

Submissions to parliament close tomorrow on the proposal allowing kids to start primary at the beginning of the term in which they turn five.

Government announces $3.5 billion early childhood plan

Priorities include raising ratios and number of qualified teachers.

02:05
The National leader said politicians shouldn’t have decision making powers when it comes to prosecutions as he discussed a potential Crown apology to the Pike River families.

Simon Bridges 'loath' to agree with calls for Government to apologise for Pike River

National leader fears issue being turned into a political football.

03:08

'You can’t even name them' - Simon Bridges stumped after being pressed on taxes he blames for increase in rents

Rents have risen two-and-a-half times more this year than they did under National, says the National Party leader.

00:50
The President says the crown prince of Saudi Arabia told him directly he had nothing to do with the killing, but wonders 'will anyone really know?'.

Trump calls Khashoggi recording ‘a suffering tape’, doesn't want to hear it

He wondered "will anybody really know" if the Saudi crown prince was behind the brutal killing.

03:32
Britain’s Prime Minister is determined to stay in the top job despite her controversial Brexit plan.

Theresa May: Leadership change won't make Brexit any easier

Opponents in her Conservative Party have threatened to unseat her after last week's draft Brexit plan.

02:46
But the aggression between the two superpowers puts NZ in a more powerful position, Winston Peters says.

NZ touts projects to expand electricity access and help local farmers in Papua New Guinea

Currently only 13 per cent of PNG’s population has access to electricity.

One dead, hundreds injured in fuel tax protests around France

The protester who died, a 63-year-old woman, was killed when a driver caught in traffic accelerated.

01:58
There are concerns the government there is putting leaders before locals.

US announces agreement at APEC to help build Papua New Guinea naval base with Australia

China's Xi Jinping and US Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs as the summit, attended by Jacinda Ardern, kicked off.

Funeral prayers were held in Istanbul for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Istanbul holds funeral prayers for slain Saudi journalist, seeks justice from Saudi Arabia

Mourners said they would continue to seek justice for Khashoggi and press for those who ordered the killing to be punished.

1 NEWS’ Pacific correspondent brings us the latest from around the region.

Can Rabuka topple Bainimarama in Fiji's general election? Pair almost tied before final votes

Nearly 8000 voters will have to vote again today after heavy rain and floods forced their polling stations to close.

Watch: 'Bye Felicia' - Andrew Little and Justin Lester try out hip young slang in city showdown

The Labour MP and Wellington Mayor debated the finer points of New Plymouth and Wellington in a new video.

32:05
A weekly catch up with our political reporters about the stories they’ve been covering.

Government should have 'moral obligation' to address prisoner voting ban - Inside Parliament

Despite being inconsistent with the Bill of Rights, change is not a priority.

00:55
New Zealand has given the country $15 million towards security for the event.

PM says she won't be travelling by Maserati at APEC after corruption claims aimed at host PNG

In an eye-popping move, PNG imported 40 luxury Maserati cars to whisk VIPs among convention venues.

01:51
NZEI President Lynda Stuart said there were issues still not addressed in the latest offer, as teachers finish their last day of striking.

Large class sizes 'still not being addressed' in latest teacher pay offer - NZEI

The primary and secondary unions meet today to discuss the possibility of joint campaigns.

Watch: Upper Hutt Posse frontman goes on astonishing rant while accepting legacy award at VMAs - 'death to all oppressors'

Dean Hapeta made the controversial speech after the group was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame last night.

01:49
Jacinda Ardern said New Zealand "didn’t need anyone to point out to us the importance of the issue".

NZ 'very, very aware' of South China Sea dispute impact - PM

"We're affected as anyone else because we have vessels moving through that sea," Jacinda Ardern said.

19:15

The Story with John Campbell: Is China interfering in NZ’s political system?

John Campbell looks at donations to our political parties that could be linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

00:17
Prosecutors say he was tied up and injected with a lethal overdose, before being dismembered.

Death penalty sought for men charged with killing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi

Prosecutors say he was tied up and injected with a lethal overdose, before being dismembered.

02:25
The Prime Minister makes a case for New Zealand in the video.

'So come on down' - PM releases video used in successful bid to host Women's RWC

"This event is an opportunity to inspire the change we want to see in the world," Ms Ardern said.

01:19

US vice president 'has a very genuine interest in NZ', Ardern says after dinner together

During her chat with Mike Pence and his wife, the PM raised the issue of high tariffs on Kiwi steel and aluminium.

00:49
DO NOT USE

Immigration NZ extends review of minister's Karel Sroubek decision

The new extension pushes the deadline out to at least a month.

The ACT Party MP’s euthanasia bill has gone further than similar legislation in NZ history, but it is not law yet.

NZ should follow Western Australia's euthanasia moves, David Seymour argues

The ACT party MP's bill is currently in select committee stage.

Train generic

Councils to consider case for rail service from Hamilton to Auckland beginning 2020

The business case proposes a start-up service cost of $57.77 million over the next three years.

00:27
Jacinda Ardern said she would have loved to have been there for the announcement.

Pike River 'families have waited long enough' for re-entry, says Prime Minister

"Those families have waited long enough," Ms Ardern said from Singapore, following yesterday's emotional decision. .

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, front centre, holds a klaxon horn, as he joins protesters in the People's Vote March for the Future, in London, Saturday Oct. 20, 2018.  Some thousands of protesters are marching through central London, Saturday, to demand a new referendum on Britain’s Brexit departure from the European Union. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

Now what? After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal

Take a look at what is likely to happen next as the UK tries to break free of the EU.

New Zealand cash, money or currency. Notes and coins

Govt spending on contractors, millions more than thought

Government figures show some departments are spending up to 50 percent more on consultants this year than last.

03:57
RNB Transport’s Rob Ryan talks to Breakfast about protesting for a second time.

Auckland truckies hit the road for second time in protest at rising fuel prices

RNB Transport owner Rob Ryan says they will be coming back every month until the fuel tax is sorted.

00:45
The UK leader is trying to sell her plan to Cabinet, before seeking approval of all her MPs.

Theresa May tries to persuade her divided Cabinet that it must back Brexit agreement

The British Prime Minister said that a draft divorce deal with the European Union delivers the Brexit that Britons voted for.

loading error

refresh