810,000 New Zealanders have signed up to take part in today’s national ShakeOut drill to prepare people for an earthquake or tsunami.
National leader Simon Bridges is defending himself after recordings of him discussing the $100,000 donation by a Chinese businessman, remarks towards ethnic MPs and ridding three list MPs were exposed on Facebook.
National's Simon Bridges' leadership could be in question amidst the turmoil caused by outgoing MP Jami-Lee Ross. The political rumble between the MPs has rattled some voters’ confidence in Bridges in his Tauranga electorate.
There will be no new gambling venues in Tauranga if a new policy is passed. The council is reviewing their Gambling Venues Policy which is gaining support from community groups in Tauranga.
Māori MP Jami-Lee Ross is to resign from the National Party, stand as an independent MP in his Botany electorate and will also lay complaints with police against his former leader Simon Bridges for allegedly breaching electoral laws.
The Māori Broadcasting sector is being reviewed by Te Puni Kōkiri to ensure its responsive to the changing digital media environment. Māori Television, Te Māngai Pāho and The Māori Radio Collective will be assessed.
Whangārei hapū, Te Parawhau are preparing to fight plans to move Terenga Parāoa Marae from its central city location.
From this December produce sourced from Ngāti Porou will be served on board Air New Zealand flights, one of the many results of the partnership between the national carrier and the East Coast Iwi.