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  1. Pay equity to get 'jump-start' from agreement

    02.28 / 00:35 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Pay equity will get a "jump-start" from an agreement between unions and the Government announced today, the Council of Trade Unions says.The Government in November confirmed that it accepted the recommendations from a joint…
  2. Making NZ more accessible to disabled people could make average Kiwi $500 a year better off

    02.27 / 21:51 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Making New Zealand more accessible to people with disabilities could boost average Kiwi incomes by about $500 a year, a new group says.The Access Alliance, a group of nine disability advocacy agencies, says a law requiring…
  3. NZ - where everyone knows your name

    02.27 / 20:37 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Two American tourists thought they'd found the friendliest country in the world when they got talking to a woman at Wellington Airport earlier this month.Passersby kept greeting the woman by name, prompting the Americans to…
  4. Editorial: Ardern gives party chance to freshen up

    02.27 / 16:31 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    National has itself to blame for attention moving to Labour in the wake of the Mt Albert byelection. Labour and Greens were given the field to themselves and the scale of Jacinda Ardern's victory over her nearest rival, the…
  5. Winston Aldworth: A Dunne deal to ruin our summer

    02.27 / 16:31 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    There are two weird seasons going on.Firstly, the skies can't decide if it's summer or winter. As a scrub fire ravaged the outskirts of Christchurch a week or so back, rains better suited to the depths of June scoured the…
  6. Taliban commander Haji Abdullah Gardande involved in killings of NZ soldiers dies in shootout

    02.27 / 07:24 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    A notorious Taliban commander behind the killing of New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan has died in a shootout with Afghani security forces. Haji Abdullah Gardande, an insurgent leader in the Bamyan province where New Zealand…
  7. Battle begins for Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate

    02.27 / 07:03 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    It's shaping up to be a tough battle on some big issues across the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate in this year's general election, with housing shortages likely to dominate the political conversation.Maori Party co-leader Marama…
  8. Political Roundup: How long can it be before Labour elevate Jacinda Ardern to deputy?

    02.27 / 07:03 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    How long can it be before the Labour Party elevate Jacinda Ardern to the deputy leadership? The logic of such a promotion seems compelling, and her rise inexorable. It also reflects the changing nature of political parties and…
  9. At least four vie for Napier electorate vote

    02.27 / 07:03 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    The contest for the Napier electorate is on, with at least four contenders set to vie for the seat in the September general election. Last week incumbent Napier MP Stuart Nash was confirmed by the Labour Party as its candidate…
  10. Timor-Leste PM visit part of 'evolving relationship' with NZ

    02.27 / 06:44 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Timor-Leste Prime Minister Dr Rui Araujo is visiting this week to mark what Prime Minister Bill English said was the "evolving relationship" between the two countries.Araujo was a student at Otago University in the late 1990s…
  11. Maori Party still not sold on RMA reforms, as committee says they should progress

    02.27 / 05:41 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Long-awaited reforms of environmental and planning laws are set to progress to the next stage, but the Government is yet to secure the support of the Maori Party to ensure they can pass into law.A select committee will finally…
  12. Barry Soper: Emergency housing a big spend for Government

    02.27 / 05:41 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Ten years ago John Key stood in the capital's Westpac Stadium and with a sweep of his arm panned the 35 thousand seats, telling New Zealand that every year that's how many people were leaving to live in Australia.Key declared…
  13. Prime Minister Bill English defends net migration levels, says foreign workers needed because Kiwis failing drug tests

    02.27 / 04:53 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Prime Minister Bill English is citing the large number of young Kiwis failing workplace drug tests as a reason not to further limit unskilled migrant numbers.English defended the latest increase in net migration today and…
  14. Cutting jail time if literacy courses completed 'worth looking at' - National, Labour

    02.27 / 04:33 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Both National and Labour say a policy to reduce jail time if prisoners complete literacy, numeracy and driver licensing courses is worth considering.Act Party leader David Seymour announced the policy at his party's annual…
  15. CHB councillors question co-operative deal

    02.27 / 03:51 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Some Central Hawke's Bay district councillors have lashed out at a co-operative agreement between the wider Hawke's Bay's local government authorities, questioning its value and what it has achieved.At a full council meeting…
  16. Richard Shaw: She'll be right. Won't she?

    02.27 / 03:51 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    A month in, and the damage caused by the presidency of Donald Trump is piling up. Three features of the new United States Administration's conduct stand out for those who work in New Zealand's universities: its tenuous…
  17. Secret recording on CYF case released to media

    02.26 / 23:41 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    A Child Youth and Family manager admitted the agency failed in the case of a toddler who died after being sent back home.That admission was made during a two hour meeting with the child's extended family last September. A…
  18. Progress at last on RMA reform; passage in March predicted

    02.26 / 22:18 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    The government's long-stalled second tranche of reforms to the Resource Management Act is finally on the move again, with the select committee deliberating on the largest bill currently before Parliament due to report back…
  19. Canadian Supreme Court Justice Ian Binnie: Police pressure blocked Bain compo

    02.26 / 21:38 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    The Government didn't want to pay David Bain compensation partly because of pressure from Police, former Canadian Supreme Court Justice Ian Binnie says.Binnie has been critical of the Government's handling of the case since…
  20. Mixed reaction to water-quality announcement

    02.26 / 19:19 www.nzherald.co.nz Nzherald.co.nz - Politics
    Reaction to the Government's policy announcement on improving water quality in the country's lakes and rivers has been mixed, with some parties very critical of the proposal and others cautiously optimistic.Last week, Minister…