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Government introduces Therapeutic Products Bill

Government introduces Therapeutic Products Bill The Government has introduced the Therapeutic Products Bill to Parliament. The Bill will replace the outdated Medicines Act and other legislation, and is intended to create a flexible, responsive regulatory…


December 2, 2022

RMA Reform 151122

Government launches new resource management legislation  The Government has introduced the Natural and Built Environment and the Spatial Planning Bills that will replace the Resource Management Act. The 900-page Resource Management Act has been criticised for decades for being…


November 15, 2022

Digital Strategy released

Government launches Digital Strategy for Aotearoa The Government has launched its Digital Strategy for Aotearoa. The strategy, which has been in development for two years, is intended to bring together disparate policy work programmes that…


September 16, 2022

Green Party co-leadership issue

Green Party co-leadership issue  July 25, 2022   Members vote to re-open nominations Over the weekend, the Green Party held its AGM, and delegates voted to re-open nominations for James Shaw’s position as Co-Leader. This…


July 25, 2022

Ardern announces Cabinet reshuffle

Ardern announces Cabinet reshuffle June 13, 2022   Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced her first reshuffle of ministerial portfolios in this term of Parliament. The reshuffle has been triggered by Minister Kris Faafoi and Speaker of…


June 13, 2022

Budget 2022

Budget 2022 Briefing May 19, 2022   The Labour Government has delivered Budget 2022 against the backdrop of an economy that has grown rapidly but is now at full capacity, with rising cost of living pressures that…


May 19, 2022

Emission Reduction Plan Summary

Emission Reduction Plan Summary May 16, 2022 The Government has released its first Emissions Reduction Plan, which lays out how it intends to reduce New Zealand’s net greenhouse emissions to meet the first Emissions Budget…


May 16, 2022

The year ahead in politics - 2022

The year ahead in politics - 2022 February 11, 2022 2022 is, hopefully, the year that New Zealand and the world begins to move past the pandemic. Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Government will face the inevitable…


February 11, 2022

NZ Government announces border reopening plan

NZ Government announces border reopening plan February 3, 2022 The New Zealand Government has announced its stepped plan to remove Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) requirements for vaccinated travellers and open up the border, first to New…


February 2, 2022

Consultation opens on income insurance scheme

Consultation opens on income insurance scheme February 2, 2022 Consultation is now open on the proposed New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme, which would see workers who are made redundant, laid off, or who have to stop…


February 1, 2022

Luxon unveils new National lineup

New National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has announced the party's new rankings and portfolio allocations - the sixth major reshuffle for the party in the four years since it lost power. The new lineup is…


December 6, 2021