Andrea Vance

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The so-called “Amazon Tax” is due to come into force in October 2019.

Government introducing GST for online purchases under $400 from October next year

It tightens up a tax loophole that Kiwi businesses say is costing them millions.

01:51
Applicants should be observant, have a good memory and be a good driver, among other requirements.

Think you have what it takes to spy for New Zealand? SIS looking for new recruits

"There are no Aston Martins and not too many Martinis - but there's a lot of cool gadgets," says an SIS officer, who granted 1 NEWS a rare interview.

01:36
Native tuna, eels and whitebait are among those species hoped to be helped by the new government guidelines.

New guidelines to save 41 native Kiwi fish threated by extinction

Native tuna, eels and whitebait are among those species hoped to be helped by the new government guidelines.

01:56
The Department of Conservation has had to take extra security precautions after the rise in attacks.

Attacks on DOC staff 'more frequent and more acute', with anti-1080 activists and freedom campers common culprits

The Department of Conservation has had to take extra security precautions after the rise in attacks in the last year.

01:54
A 1 NEWS exclusive reveals more complaints about the spending of NZ’s largest support service for under-fives.

Plunket back down from plans to shut Wellington crèche amid legal threats from angry parents

Today, Plunket chief executive Amanda Malu wrote to families to say plans to close the Karori crèche are now "on hold".

02:14
Plunket has faced a storm of protest over a controversial restructure that transferred money and assets out of small communities and into a central national fund.

Exclusive: Questions raised about job given to Plunket CEO Amanda Malu's daughter

Plunket has faced a storm of protest over a controversial restructure that transferred money and assets out of small communities and into a central national fund.

01:53
It comes as NZ comes under pressure internationally to do more to protect the species.

Fishing methods in spotlight after five endangered dolphins found dead

1 NEWS understands the vessel's skipper is "devastated".

01:54
A 1 NEWS exclusive reveals more complaints about the spending of NZ’s largest support service for under-fives.

1 NEWS exclusive: Plunket accused of drawing money from small communities while head office fat cats earn $180K plus salaries

More complaints have filtered in about the spending of NZ’s largest support service for under-fives.

04:34
Winston Peters

Inside Parliament: Foreign Minister Winston Peters' eyebrow-raising, terribly timed comments on Russia

The podcast this week looks at the issue for Labour of Winston Peters’ Russian stance.

08:32
We head to the Chatham Islands with what feels like half of the Government to open a new dock.

Inside Parliament: Big boost to economy after new wharf created on Chatham Islands and Tracey Martin's political point

We head to the Chatham Islands with what feels like half of the Government to open a new dock.

Leaving today's caucus meeting, the NZ First deputy leader told reporters "you'll know when Winston tells you.'

Defence Minister Ron Mark defends using military aircraft to get to and from home

Mr Mark has provided 1 NEWS with a list of all the Defence Force flights he has taken to and from Masterton.

The Minister of Energy and Resources says fuel isn't delivering 'fair and competitive prices'.

Minister Megan Woods first senior Labour MP to discover teen sexual assault allegations at youth camp

The Labour Minister of Energy and Resources was informed of the alleged assault of four 16-year-olds through a Facebook message.

01:28
The incident is being investigated by the Labour Party.

Jacinda Ardern 'very disturbed' about allegations of sexual misconduct at Labour Party youth camp

Allegations emerged this afternoon that four teenage Labour members were sexually assaulted at the Coromandel camp last month.

01:42
Political reporter Andrea Vance reports the remote islands are a haven to some very special species, some of them declining.

Hopes pest control efforts will return Antipodes Islands, one of the wildest places on Earth, to original state

Around 800 kilometres south of the South Island, surrounded by the vast Southern Ocean and buffeted by strong westerly winds, these islands are inhospitable for humans.

02:14
After Simon Bridges took out the latest leadership contest, we look back at what happened at National's last contest.

Inside Parliament: Will history repeat for National? Take a look back at the last leadership contest outcome

After Simon Bridges took out the latest leadership contest, we look back at what happened at National's last contest - when Jim McLay took over from Robert Muldoon in 1984, following the party's election defeat.

02:30
A troop of 10 rangers, three sniffer dogs and the crew of HMNZS Wellington made the trip south for the operation 'Endurance' this week.

World’s biggest mouse hunt underway on remote Antipodes Islands to test $4 million pest control operation

A troop of 10 rangers, three sniffer dogs and the crew of HMNZS Wellington made the trip south.

Judith Collins and Amy Adams.

Opinion: Put aside talk about Judith Collins' hair and Amy Adams' jacket - National's leadership race isn't a beauty contest

The incessant objectification of women is hurting female politicians, writes Andrea Vance.

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Government unveils law to scrap charter schools but some can stay on 'case by case' basis

The bill will have its first reading when Parliament resumes next week.

01:59
The International Energy Authority says power prices in NZ have risen much faster than other countries.

Power prices in the spotlight in major Government review of electricity market

Are New Zealanders paying too much for their power? That's the question a new Government review will ask.

The Wellington seat is up for grabs after Peter Dunne's shock decision not to seek re-election.

Opinion: Green Party in a battle for its soul as members choose a new female co-leader

1 NEWS political reporter Andrea Vance says the future of the party hangs in the balance.

Judge in charge of Scottish child abuse inquiry calls for New Zealand victims to come forward

Thousands of children were sent to Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand between the 1920s and 1970s.

03:02
After another round of talks, the pact is set to be signed in Chile in March.

Opinion: Now it's in charge, Labour showing 'compromise and flexibility' over TPP support

1 NEWS' Andrea Vance says there was always something half-hearted about Labour's opposition to the deal.

In an extraordinary move, Julie Bishop questioned if she could build trust with a future Labour government in New Zealand.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop headed our way - but unlikely to meet Jacinda Ardern

The pair clashed over the Barnaby Joyce citizenship scandal last year.

01:00
There is plenty of work to do before the agreement is ratified in Chile in March, says 1 NEWS' Andrea Vance.

'It's likely we'll see more protest around the country' – what next for controversial trade agreement?

There is plenty of work to do before the agreement is ratified in Chile in March, says 1 NEWS' Andrea Vance.

02:12
Critics argue it's a dangerous idea and police should just put more paid and trained officers in the countryside.

Concerns about 'cowboy cops' as Labour floats idea of volunteer rural constabulary

The government is investigating if some form of volunteer law enforcement could be in introduced.

02:07
Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivered his mini-budget outlining a families package to lift 88,000 children out of poverty.

'Feel-good' Budget promises to slash child poverty and make nearly 400,000 families better off by $75 a week

The Government is promising to cut in half the number of children living in poverty within the next five years.

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