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Sir Bill English submits against assisted dying

"In my view even the supporters of euthanasia should oppose this Bill," Mr English says.

16/08/2018

Kiwis have a birthright to buy homes here - Trade Minister

"It's a birthright of New Zealanders to buy homes in New Zealand, not the birthright of overseas people - for them it's a privilege."

16/08/2018

Teachers union not negotiating in 'good faith' says Education Minister

Threats of further strike action by teachers has not pleased Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

15/08/2018

‘It’s definitely not National’ – Judith Collins on who leaked Bridges' expenses

National MP Judith Collins wants to know who leaked National leader Simon Bridges' roadshow expenses to Newshub.

15/08/2018

‘Smear campaign’ underway against National’s leader - Matthew Hooton

This week, leaked documents to Newshub showed Simon Bridges' roadshow spending, adding up to more than $100,000.

14/08/2018

John Palino considering a third crack at Auckland Mayoralty

John Palino has signalled intent to run for Auckland Mayor in 2019 – which would mark his third crack at mayoralty.

14/08/2018

Should Parliament retain its Maori seats?

The Project's Kanoa Lloyd joined Morning Talk to weigh in on the issue.

14/08/2018

Don Brash gives shocking score to John Key-led Government

He scored the former Government even lower than Helen Clark's time in the beehive.

14/08/2018

Multiple strikes due to nine year ‘valve of pressure’ – PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the primary school teachers’ strike is a culmination of the previous Government's neglect.

14/08/2018

Removing the Māori seats: Simon Bridges asks, 'Would it be worth it?'

National has "some sympathy" for ACT's plan to cut the number of MPs and the Māori seats, but isn't sure the hassle would be worth it.

13/08/2018

Govt looking at tighter regulations for online porn

Children's Minister Tracey Martin and Chief Censor David Shanks are teaming up to look at what can be done about amount of online porn seen by youth.

11/08/2018

The simple reason why Judith Collins won’t delete her fake news tweet

Judith Collins has explained why she hasn't removed her now-infamous fake news tweet.

10/08/2018

‘A simple change’: Bill aims to include miscarriages in bereavement leave

The bill clarifies the grounds for bereavement leave, particularly around leave granted for ‘the death of a child’.

10/08/2018

Single-use plastic bags on their way out

The Government has announced that single-use plastic bags will be phased out over the next year.

10/08/2018

'Mana in Mahi': The Govt's new apprenticeship for the dole scheme

The scheme will apply to young people who have spent six or more months on a benefit.

09/08/2018

Bill passes to protect teens from forced marriage

The change has come about because of many stories of young brides forced by their parents to marry for cultural reasons.

09/08/2018

Health Minister defends Pharmac model

Health Minister David Clark is wary of side-stepping Pharmac to buy newly developed cancer drugs, following a claim that Kiwis are "missing out".

09/08/2018

Politics: Mark Mitchell's future, Judith Collins' fake news attack, Don Brash

Mitch Harris talks with NZ First MP Shane Jones on Mark Mitchell, Judith Collins, Iwi radio funding and the Don Brash free speech issue.

07/08/2018

Watch: Don Brash responds to Massey University on air

Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas said “security concerns” were behind the cancellation.

07/08/2018

Economy isn’t stumbling, says Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern has defended her Government's economic management after returning from maternity leave.

07/08/2018

Is the construction sector in crisis?

Was the collapse of Ebert construction a sign New Zealand's construction sector is in trouble?

06/08/2018

Bridges no 'bright shiny thing', playing the 'long game'

The latest TVNZ-Colmar Brunton preferred Prime Minister poll had the National Party leader on 10 percent.

06/08/2018

Economy 'still doing pretty well' - Grant Robertson

Business confidence is down and two building firms have gone under in the past week - but Grant Robertson says don't panic.

06/08/2018

Dybvig: Does Ivanka Trump know anything about her mother?

John Dybvig shares his take on the latest news of the week from the United States.

06/08/2018

Simon Bridges 'turned on' by politics early

The National Party leader sat down with RadioLIVE to share his career story so far.

05/08/2018

Weekend Life: In case you missed Sunday

In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Trudi Nelson on Sunday 5th August.

05/08/2018

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux speak out after cancellation of event

They’re controversial, they’ve divided the nation, they’ve been described as racist, sexist, bigoted, Nazi sympathisers and white supremacists.

03/08/2018

Judith Collins gives advice to new mum Jacinda Ardern

Judith Collins says if Jacinda Ardern needs a day off being Prime Minister, she should take it.

03/08/2018

Decriminalising cannabis will reduce synthetic drug deaths – professor

It has been revealed that between 40 and 45 people have likely died from synthetic drugs since last June.

02/08/2018

Winston's fat jibe 'simply bad manners' - psychologist

A psychologist says his comment was nothing less than bullying.

02/08/2018

Strike will show teachers 'mean business' - principal

It'll be the first full-day strike by primary school teachers in 24 years.

02/08/2018

Govt prioritised tertiary education over primary school teachers – Nikki Kaye

Primary school teachers are asking for $350 million per year, which Nikki Kaye suggests could have been paid twice over.

02/08/2018

Convicted rapist deemed too obese for Kaikōura prison

The high cost of hospital care has rubbed some taxpayers the wrong way.

01/08/2018

‘Serious disappointment’: Winston Peters on teachers strike extension

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peter has called news primary school teachers will extend a planned strike to a full day "hugely disappointing".

01/08/2018

Duncan Garner apologises to Acting PM Winston Peters

Duncan Garner and Winston Peters finally make amends on his final day as Acting Prime Minister.

01/08/2018

Economy in 'transition period' - Finance Minister

Business confidence has plummeted to its lowest level in a decade, a new survey has found.

31/07/2018

Fewer sanctions, more people on the dole - Simon Bridges

Simon Bridges says more Kiwis are on the dole because the Government has eased up on sanctions on beneficiaries.

30/07/2018

'Govt needs to step up' - Dentist calls for subsidies

Dr Scott Waghorn told The AM Show dentists across the country would love to provide cheaper care.

30/07/2018

What is New Zealand's future?

Journalist Tim Watkin discusses his new book, The Big Questions: What is New Zealand’s future?

29/07/2018

Verbal attacks on Fonterra ‘atrocious’ - National MP Nathan Guy

Nathan Guy is not impressed by the attacks made on Fonterra's leadership in June.

28/07/2018