Benedict Collins
The Police Minister is refusing to comment that the funding given to police to the tune of $10 million has been reduced.
National claims the Government is slashing road safety funding
The Prime Minister’s office have ordered public services bosses to investigate their staff, but Jacinda Ardern says she’s got nothing to do with it.
Hunt underway after cannabis Cabinet paper leaked to National
The public vote on whether the drug should be legalised will be held at the 2020 general election.
Government planning to reveal cannabis referendum details next week, 1 NEWS understands
In 2013, 3 million roadside tests were conducted. Last year saw less than half that number.
1 NEWS exclusive: Roadside breath tests drop by 350,000 in 2018, AA 'very concerned'
Former KiwiBuild boss loses bid to keep employment dispute secret
Restrictions around selling and the complicated procedures are getting in the way, says Shane Brealey of NZ Living.
Hurdles deterring potential buyers from snapping up KiwiBuild homes, developer says
The Opposition says it’s crunched the numbers and farmers would be in for a hammering if such a tax is implemented.
A capital gains tax would be a 'raid on regional New Zealand', National Party tells farmers
It follows companies here and abroad abandoning YouTube after it was revealed paedophiles are sexualising children on the website.
Government departments to pull YouTube advertising amid sexualisation of children
Treasury said the plan could end up criminalising the very people the Government wanted to help.
Government's plan to curb deadly synthetic cannabis crisis seriously flawed, officials warned
There’s a big debate on harm reduction as New Zealand looks towards a referendum on cannabis legalisation.
Debate sparked over drug harm reduction as cannabis referendum looms
Under the new proposal, all disabled workers will at least be paid the minimum wage.
Government aims to scrap scheme in which some disabled workers paid 89 cents per hour
But critics have pointed out the study was commission by an oil and gas industry group.
Government's oil and gas ban could cost country $28b, new economic analysis finds
The previous National government gave Hmood Al Khalaf $10 million in cash, livestock and agricultural equipment.
Government axes controversial Saudi sheep deal, saving taxpayers $1m
Ms Dowie declined to go into details about her relationship with former colleague, Jamie Lee-Ross
National MP, Sarah Dowie tight-lipped about her involvement with Jami-Lee Ross
The number of hot days poses a threat to the young and elderly.
Government launches heat health plan as Kiwis are warned to start preparing for more hot weather
The Fish and Game poll shows 82 per cent of us are worried about the issue.
New Zealanders most concerned about pollution of lakes and rivers, new poll finds
The Police Minister says festival-goers could soon be able to have their pills tested at events.
Drugs laced with pesticide at Rhythm and Vines prompts Police Minister to consider pill testing
Sunrise on green farm field in New Zealand
Masterton agricultural school goes into liquidation
Kiwis will vote in a binding referendum  on whether to allow personal use of the drug in the 2020 election.
New Zealanders will vote on whether cannabis should be legalised for personal use at 2020 election
1 NEWS has revealed another planned Kiwibuild development has hit an embarrassing snag.
Wellington's first KiwiBuild homes to be constructed next year near city's heart
The Government were trying to work through increasing the penalties for supplying synthetics while reducing the punishments for possession.
Jacinda Ardern defends controversial synthetic cannabis fly spray claim
The Ruatoria company has just become the first business in New Zealand granted a licence to cultivate the plants.
Organisations who want cannabis legalised band together at conference
The two were overseas for about 48 hours, during which time they took in the All Blacks Test.
Analysis: Punters 'aren't quite buying' explanation for $24k Japan rugby trip, Benedict Collins says
National has sent a letter to Trevor Mallard outlining their concerns over his handling of Question Time in Parliament.
'They’re taking the mickey' - David Seymour lambastes colleagues' $24k Japan rugby 'junket'
Most read: Some KiwiBuild apartments redesigned after being too small for banks to lend on
The move comes just days after government investigation into electricity prices questioned the fairness of the practice.
Meridian discards 'prompt payment discounts' for fairer treatment of struggling Kiwis
The Government believes drug sanctions only stigmatise the unemployed, while National wants new testing technology to be investigated.
Beneficiaries who fail drug tests not subject to harsh sanctions
Donors to Sir Ray’s charity are upset the incubators have not been delivered to the Pacific.
Sir Ray Avery asking for public's forgiveness, promises LifePod incubators are on their way