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Anna Whyte

The Karel Sroubek saga has been a headache for Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Immigration NZ told of Karel Sroubek's 2009 visit to Czech Republic six years ago

The Immigration Minister was not told of the drug smuggler's journey when making a decision on his residency application.

Wellington Shakti refuge petition Government to 'survive'

The organisation launched a crowdfunding campaign, as it is $30K short until the next financial year.

Chris Finlayson praises Gerry Brownlee and Nikki Kaye, takes swipe at NZ First during valedictory speech

The National MP who entered Parliament in 2005 uttered his final words in the House today.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The comprehensive document was released today and contains numerous recommendations.

Government inquiry finds serious flaws in New Zealand's mental health system

NZ's approach to suicide is "patchy and under-resourced" and a serious concern, it finds.

Today’s development comes just over a month after the Government knocked back a mega prison plan.

Opinion: MPs should stick to their word on prison voting ban

Labour's scathing critique of the 2010 blanket ban makes for a confusing 2018, writes 1 NEWS NOW politics reporter Anna Whyte.

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Golriz Ghahraman urges Justice Minister to scrap prisoner voting ban

The Green Party MP says the ban "undermines democracy and removes fundamental rights".

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The National Party leader said officials are being thrown "under the bus" over the Karel Sroubek.

Immigration Minister's 'got to go' because of Czech drug smuggler case, says Simon Bridges

Iain Lees-Galloway's apology to the Prime Minister isn't enough, says the National Party leader.

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The Immigration Minister says new information has changed his mind.

Czech drug smuggler Karel Sroubek now liable for deportation, says Immigration Minister

The findings into the residency application of Karel Sroubek were released today.

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An independent review is being launched into bullying and harassment at Parliament, Mr Mallard said today.

Independent review launched into bullying and harassment at Parliament, Speaker announces

Speaker Trevor Mallard staff need to feel safe and supported in the halls of power.

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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.

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Ms Osborne, wife of Milton Osborne who died in Pike River, said New Zealand needs to improve its working culture.

Workplace deaths since Pike River disaster 'simply not good enough' - Anna Osborne

"Our men went to work that day, they didn't expect not to return home," said Anna, who lost her husband Milton at Pike River.

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The inquiry was launched after it emerged Mr Haumaha reportedly showed support for officers accused of assaulting Louise Nicholas.

Appointment process for Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha found to be 'adequate and fit for purpose' - report

Victim advocate Louise Nicholas criticised the appointment, amid claims Mr Haumaha called rape allegations a "nonsense," something he denied.

'We need it done' - Government urged to reconsider deadly strip of Tauranga road

"We know every three months someone is going to die on that road," a campaigner said today.

Members at the party's annual conference in Tauranga were treated to visit from a surprise guest.

NZ First accept Jami-Lee Ross' proxy vote

It is on condition the proxy vote is used "at all times in support of the vote of the National Party".

Northern Irish women seeking an abortion can travel to England to have one privately for free.

Students urge Government for abortion no-protest buffer zone around hospital

The group say Wellington Hospital "is not an appropriate place to protest".

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The issue of gay and trans conversion therapy was highlighted in a TVNZ1 Sunday investigation.

'They're not broken' – MP proposes law to ban conversion therapy

Calls to ban sexual orientation and gender conversion therapy came after TVNZ1 Sunday investigation.

Environment Minister David Parker

Tariffs on NZ exports to be lifted, lowered, as controversial CPTTP moves a step closer

Buttercup squash and onion growers will see tariffs removed, among the gains.

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The report sets out three alternative models for abortion to be removed from the Crime Act.

Law Commission's alternative approaches to abortion released, if it is removed from the Crimes Act

The current law is 40 years old, with calls for abortion to be treated as a health issue.

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The Prime Minister and her deputy sat down with 1 NEWS political editor Jessica Mutch McKay.

One year on, Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters reflect on the decision to work together

It has been one year since NZ First chose to go with Labour. We asked the pair to relive those moments.

Auckland suburb takes up Cupcycling scheme in latest environmental initiative

They want locals to "make a dent" in the huge number of cups that go to landfill each year.

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