Politics

Director-General of Prime Minister‘s Office to step down

Director-General of Prime Minister‘s Office to step down

Eli Groner, the director-general of the Prime Minister’s Office, will be stepping down at the end of the Knesset’s summer session, the PMO announced on Monday. Groner has been in his current position since May 2015. Be the first to know – According to the statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

by August 12, 2018
Crucial that ‘Māori are central‘ to health review

Crucial that ‘Māori are central‘ to health review

Health workers want a review into the state of the health sector to be quick and inclusive to curb the suffering of vulnerable communities. Photo: 123RF Health Minister David Clark into health care yesterday saying complexities in the current system were getting in the way of people accessing the care […]

by August 10, 2018
Toxic foam: Govt widens contamination investigation

Toxic foam: Govt widens contamination investigation

The government is expanding the investigation into water and soil contamination from chemicals commonly found in firefighting foam. Photo: 123RF Responsibility for the investigation – which has been led by the defence force until now – will also pass to an across-government group. “The national scale of the investigation requires […]

by August 9, 2018
M bovis: D-day for dairy, beef farmers as cull call looms

M bovis: D-day for dairy, beef farmers as cull call looms

Dairy and beef farmers will today find out whether an attempt will be made to eradicate the cattle-disease Mycoplasma bovis, or instead go for containment. Cows on the first farm infected with mycoplasma bovis. Photo: RNZ / Alexa Cook The disease was discovered in July last year and since then […]

by August 9, 2018
National did a ‘strong job‘ dealing with M bovis outbreak – Bridges

National did a ‘strong job‘ dealing with M bovis outbreak – Bridges

Dairy and beef farmers . Watch Simon Bridges on Morning Report: The disease was discovered in July last year and since then 39 farms have been confirmed as infected, but that has now dropped to 37 farms, with more than 11,000 cattle slaughtered. Mr Bridges this morning told Morning Report […]

by August 9, 2018
Govt announces panel to review welfare system

Govt announces panel to review welfare system

An 11-person panel has been set up to advise the government on its promised overhaul of the welfare system. Carmel Sepuloni said the Welfare Expert Advisory Group would undertake a broad-ranging review of the welfare system. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King The group – comprising of academics, economists and social […]

by August 9, 2018
‘The regime we have for abortion is working well‘ – Bridges

‘The regime we have for abortion is working well‘ – Bridges

The abortion system in New Zealand working well and there isn‘t a case for change, says National Party leader Simon Bridges. Simon Bridges Photo: VNP / Daniela Maoate-Cox Mr Bridges told Morning Report he made his position clear but it would be a conscience vote for MPs. “Abortion should be […]

by August 9, 2018
RECAP: Govt decision on M. bovis cattle disease

RECAP: Govt decision on M. bovis cattle disease

The government is announcing its decision about whether to eradicate or contain the cattle disease, Mycoplasma bovis. The disease was discovered in July last year and since then 41 farms have been confirmed as infected. That has since dropped to 37 farms, with more than 11,000 cattle slaughtered. The bacterium […]

by August 9, 2018
‘We have this one shot to eradicate‘ – PM

‘We have this one shot to eradicate‘ – PM

Attempts to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis will continue, the prime minister has announced. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, centre, announces the government‘s decision to attempt to eradicate the cattle disease Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just announced the decision about whether to eradicate or […]

by August 9, 2018
Meth house contamination debunked by PM‘s science advisor

Meth house contamination debunked by PM‘s science advisor

A house being cleaned after it was declared after contaminated with meth. Photo: Contaminated Site Solutions The country‘s top scientists say New Zealand has been gripped by hysteria and are recommending people do not test their homes for meth – unless the Police specifically indicate it was a meth lab. […]

by August 9, 2018