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Independent review to explore future for local government

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. Announcing the review today Nanaia Mahuta says it will focus on how our system of local democracy needs to evolve over […]readmore

Same-sex couple discover they are both pregnant and due to

A gay Auckland couple are due to give birth just 12 days apart. Taryn Cumming and fiancée Kat Buchanan are both pregnant to the same donor, via artificial insemination at home. The couple — who have been together for two years — started talking about having children “from the very beginning” but, faced with declining […]readmore

Downwards Trend in Crime Victim Statistics

Police Minister Stuart Nash says Police deserve acknowledgement for efforts to prevent crime and improve community safety, as new data shows a significant drop in the number of people who have been victims of crime. In the 12 months to 31 October 2018 the number of victimisations recorded by Police fell by 3.5 percent. “This […]readmore