National MPs are standing by Simon Bridges despite race-based comments made by their leader in a leaked discussion between him and former National MP Jami-Lee Ross.
Ex-National MP Jami-Lee Ross has released text messages between himself and National Party general manager Greg Hamilton about the alleged single $100,000 donation Ross says was separated into smaller amounts.
In a first, an exhibition featuring a selection of taonga from the private collection of Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII will be on display to the world next week at the Auckland Museum.
A report by the Gisborne District Council reveals that the East Coast has the highest rate of smoking in NZ. Now the public are being asked if the CBD and other public areas should be smoke-free.
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.
Associate Professor Pitama and Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith have received awards at the 2018 New Zealand Research Honours.
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.