Andrea Vance

Why is New Zealand falling behind in tackling climate issues? Outgoing watchdog issues challenge

Environment Commissioner Jan Wright highly critical of Government's efforts on carbon.

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Andrew Little says he will un-freeze contributions to the super fund, which will allow the retirement age to remain as is.

Exclusive: Labour pledges not to lift pension age from 65

Andrew Little says he will un-freeze contributions to the super fund, which will allow the retirement age to remain as is.

Tax is vital for reducing inequality but NZ is not collecting enough of it - Oxfam report

The charity has just released their inequality index, ranking 152 countries on social spending.

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Turei confessed she sub-let her home and lied to Work and Income, as a single mum claiming benefits

Greens co-leader confesses she lied to Work and Income to claim benefits as a single mum

Metiria Turei made the stunning admission at the Green's party conference while introducing their new welfare package.

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The party wants to establish a clean energy investment fund, started with profits from companies that extract fossil fuels.

Green Party launches plan to get NZ carbon neutral by 2050

Co-leader James Shaw has announced plans for a infrastructure fund to kick start the 'Green' economy.

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The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs will unveil a memorial in Wellington.

'Boris Bikes' Johnson heads for New Zealand shores this month

The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs is due to unveil a new memorial in Wellington.

Westport, New Zealand, March 10, 2015: The water truck helps to keep the dust down on roads at the Stockton open cast coal mine on March 11, 2015 near Westport, New Zealand

Government pledges $36.5 million to grow jobs on West Coast, with quarter spent on mining

Although Simon Bridges says the plan aims to diversify industry in the region away from mining.

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Andrew Little is promising to scrap National's planned tax cuts, and introduce a winter payment for pensioners and beneficiaries.

New Labour policy promises an extra $48 per week for low and middle income families

Labour would use the $1.5 billion saved in their alternative budget to award tax credits to 30,000 more families.

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Wellington Hospital asked for a donation, but Mark Dunajtschik came back with something even better.

Who is the man giving Wellington a $50M children's hospital?

Mark Dunajtschik, 82, came to New Zealand in the 1950s and worked as a tool maker for 28 years before moving in to commercial property.

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Danielle Mackay loves the roar of an engine but in a matter of weeks she may no longer be able to hear.

Bill English won't intervene in case of woman who needs cochlear implant

Danielle MacKay, 22, needs a cochlear implant before she goes completely deaf.

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Wellington Hospital asked for a donation, but Mark Dunajtschik came back with something even better.

'There's no catch' – Wellington property developer gifts capital new $50 million children's hospital

Wellington Hospital asked for a donation, but Mark Dunajtschik came back with something even better.

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The party wants companies to have to pay more to access New Zealand's water supplies.

Green Party puts water bottling issue at centre of their campaign launch

The party wants companies to have to pay more to access New Zealand's water supplies.

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Danielle Mackay loves the roar of an engine but in a matter of weeks she may no longer be able to hear.

Kiwi woman urgently needing cochlear implant not even on waiting list and feeling ignored

Danielle Mackay loves the roar of an engine but in a matter of weeks she may no longer be able to hear.

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The apology marked the introduction of long-awaited legislation that'll allow their offences to be wiped.

Men convicted of homosexual crimes disappointed Government isn't offering compensation

Yesterday the Government issued as apology over the men's convictions.

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Cabinet says it’s considering clearing convictions that came about before the 1986 law change.

Government to formally apologise to gay men convicted of homosexual acts

Justice Minister Amy Adams will deliver the apology in Parliament ahead of the first reading of the bill tomorrow.

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According to a Government report, petrol prices across the country may not be reasonable.

Inquiry finds Kiwi petrol pump prices may not be reasonable

Retail fuel prices have risen significantly over the last five years.

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Transplant patients are pushing to raise New Zealand's poor donor rates.

New plan launches to encourage Kiwis to boost organ donation efforts

The Government is providing $500,000 to ensure hospitals are ready for more transplants, more training for intensive care staff.

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The announcement follows a long campaign from Corrections staff after a rise in violent incidents.

Prison guards to have easier access to pepper spray

It follows a long campaign by members of the Corrections Association - and a rise in violence against staff.

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The Prime Minister says it can't take a fourth term for granted.

Bill English makes pro-immigration pitch at National Party conference

The Prime Minister slammed rival parties' immigration stances as 'bleak and lazy' during his keynote address.

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The Prime Minister says it can't take a fourth term for granted.

Bill English suggests more tax cuts possible if National wins fourth term

National wants to do more to put more money in people's pockets and reduce the pressure on those families most in need," he said.

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The election year message surrounded group and investment in infrastructure and families.

Labour claims government running out of ideas as no new policies at National Party conference

However PM Bill English dangles the promise of more tax cuts in TVNZ's Q+A interview.

Spy watchdog confirms GCSB spied on Tim Groser's rivals for top job at World Trade Organisation

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has just published her long awaited report into allegations made by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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The Commerce Commission has ruled J-Frame isn't everything it claims to be.

Popular timber product doesn't meet strict rules imposed following leaky homes crisis

The Government has told business ministry officials to get J-Frame samples retested.

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The dead man's family believe his death wasn't properly investigated because he was gay, and are calling for the diplomat to return to Fiji.

Sister of a man who died after falling from balcony of NZ diplomat's apartment in Fiji is pleading for answers

The family believe his death wasn't properly investigated because he was gay, and are calling for the diplomat to return to Fiji.

Wild night out in Suva left local man dead - and a New Zealand diplomat leaving the country

Josateki Narube plunged from the second floor balcony of an apartment block in the early hours of October 31, 2015.

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