New Zealand and World Politics

Switching off: power customers fearful of skyrocketing prices – RNZ

Switching off: power customers fearful of skyrocketing prices – RNZ

King Country residents fed up with high lines prices will see a change in the way they are billed, but the lines company says costs could stay about the same. Locals have been feuding with The Lines C... »

British NHS to recruit Kiwi doctors – MSN

British NHS to recruit Kiwi doctors – MSN

Kiwi doctors are at risk of being poached by Britain’s National Health Service as it looks to recruit overseas doctors in order to meet its staff targets. About 2000 more GPs are needed and the ... »

BOP kiwifruit contractors under microscope – MSN

BOP kiwifruit contractors under microscope – MSN

More than half of all labour hire contractors audited in the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry have neglected their employees’ rights, with migrant labourers particularly vulnerable to exploitati... »

NZ ‘shamefully’ poor on tax policies – Oxfam – RNZ

NZ ‘shamefully’ poor on tax policies – Oxfam – RNZ

New Zealand has one of the world’s most unfair tax policies when it comes to closing the gap between rich and poor, a new report has found. By RNZ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335299/n... »

Quarterly inflation flattens to zero – MSN

Quarterly inflation flattens to zero – MSN

New Zealand’s quarterly inflation has flattened out, coming in lower than many predicted. The consumer price index for the June quarter was 0.0 per cent, Statistics NZ announced on Tuesday. That... »

Cash-strapped buyers housesit to save for homes – RNZ

Cash-strapped buyers housesit to save for homes – RNZ

First home buyers in the main centres are becoming professional housesitters as property prices and rents become increasingly out of reach. By RNZ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335355/cash-st... »

Cut-rate refrigerator imports defy safety standards – manufacturer – RNZ

Cut-rate refrigerator imports defy safety standards – manufacturer – RNZ

The country’s leading commercial refrigeration company says the government does not care that cut-rate importers are making a mockery of the law. By RNZ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/33... »

Todd Barclay proves he’s been hard at work – RNZ

Todd Barclay proves he’s been hard at work – RNZ

Todd Barclay has resurfaced showing himself working hard for his constituents almost a month after his resignation from Parliament. The National MP has kept a low profile after the taping scandal blew... »

Labour pledges to boost Superannuation Fund – RNZ

Labour pledges to boost Superannuation Fund – RNZ

The Labour Party has put solid figures on its plan to resume payments to the Superannuation Fund, pledging to immediately invest half a billion dollars if elected to power. By RNZ http://www.radionz.c... »

John Key given highest Australian honour – Newshub

John Key given highest Australian honour – Newshub

Former New Zealand prime minister John Key is set to receive Australia’s highest honour. Mr Key will be appointed an Honorary Companion in the Order of Australia in Canberra on Tuesday, after th... »

Net foreign liabilities improved: RBNZ – MSN

Net foreign liabilities improved: RBNZ – MSN

A large decrease in New Zealand’s debt to the rest of the world has made the economy less vulnerable to shocks, the Reserve Bank says. But the level is still relatively high internationally and ... »

Mayors urge govt for plastic bag levy – MSN

Mayors urge govt for plastic bag levy – MSN

The bulk of the country’s mayors and regional council chairs have signed a letter calling on the government to introduce a levy on single-use plastic bags. The letter was sent to Associate Minis... »

Protesters blockade Waikato gold mine – MSN

Protesters blockade Waikato gold mine – MSN

A gold mining near Paeroa has been blocked off by protesters. New Talisman Gold Mines announced last week that a significant gold vein in Mt Karangahake had been identified and it hoped to reopen the ... »

Labour gets tough with multinationals – MSN

Labour gets tough with multinationals – MSN

Multinational companies operating in New Zealand have been warned a Labour-led government will crack down on those that aren’t paying their fair share of tax. Labour leader Andrew Little says th... »

Political Roundup: Get ready for Prime Minister Winston Peters – NZ herald

Political Roundup: Get ready for Prime Minister Winston Peters – NZ herald

Winston Peters made a mixture of colourful, grandiose, and rather ridiculous statements at the weekend that will infuriate many, and delight others. Much of it was in riddles, but all made with his cu... »

Joe Scarborough: US President Donald Trump is killing the Republican Party – Stuff

Joe Scarborough: US President Donald Trump is killing the Republican Party – Stuff

OPINION: I did not leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left its senses. The political movement that once stood athwart history resisting bloated government and military adventurism has be... »

Taxpayers’ Union to invoice Metiria Turei – MSN

Taxpayers’ Union to invoice Metiria Turei – MSN

The Taxpayers’ Union says it will invoice Greens’ co-leader Metiria Turei for the money she gained by defrauding social welfare when she was a solo mum in the ’90s. Ms Turei made the... »

Govt’s child support crackdown wins cross-party support – RNZ

Govt’s child support crackdown wins cross-party support – RNZ

The government’s proposal to overhaul the way it handles child support payments has won widespread support from Opposition MPs. The government says billions of dollars are owed in child support ... »

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