The government has announced $217mil over four years for a new education workforce to help children with diverse learning needs from 2020. The funds are already committed from next year's budget.
Parliament has passed legislation banning the charging of letting fees and student Anthony Thompson says he's happy because it's another cost he and his flatmates don't have to worry about.
State Housing Action Network spokesperson John Minto says the government’s announcement of a major regeneration project for East Porirua has all the hallmarks of Auckland’s Tamaki regeneration project whereby low-income residents and families are being displaced to make way for new homes.
Chairman of Te Maara ā Hineaamaru, Te Waihoroi Shortland, has criticised the final iteration of the evolved mandate as Ngāti Hine campaigns to vote in opposition to the proposal.
KiwiRail and the Rail Maritime Union of NZ are happy the Labour government is paying $35mil to keep fifteen old electric trains running between Hamilton and Palmerston North.
People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will join forces with other Peace Action groups from around the country today to oppose the weapons expo being held in Palmerston North this week.
The Law Commission's recommendation that government decriminalise abortion and treat it as a health issue is expected to result in a conscience vote for MPs, but it’s not clear whether it would get enough support for a law change.
New Zealand's first Gender Attitudes Survey shows that 66% of New Zealanders agree that a woman should have the right to choose whether or not she has an abortion while 14% disagreed.