Kate Shuttleworth

Abusers must prove they are fit to be parents

Abusers must prove they are fit to be parents

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says she will need some convincing over sweeping changes in an effort to stop child abuse and death in New Zealand.

Potentially tainted infant formula reaches HK, Australia

Four batches of potentially contaminated infant formula have reached Hong Kong and Australia, the Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed this afternoon.

China questions NZ purity

China questions NZ purity

China is questioning New Zealand's '100 per cent pure' brand as headlines worldwide bring attention to Fonterra's milk formula scandal.

Assurance on meat exports to China

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has given assurance delays in future meat exports to China can be avoided.

Parliamentary Service boss resigns over phone records

Parliamentary Service boss resigns over phone records

The head of Parliamentary Service had taken a hit over the accessing of Fairfax journalist Andrea Vance's phone records and resigned today.

New MP to be sworn in today

Labour's new MP for Ikaroa-Rawhiti, Meka Whaitiri, will be sworn in as an MP this afternoon.

Cleaners protest employment law changes

Cleaners on low and minimum wages have delivered 2000 submissions to Parliament today opposing employment law changes they say could leave them more vulnerable.

Convention Centre legislation introduced

Legislation for SkyCity to build a controversial $402 million international convention centre in Auckland has been introduced to Parliament.

Failure rate claims inaccurate - PPTA

Failure rate claims inaccurate - PPTA

The Post Primary Teachers Association have released research it believes shows it is inaccurate and simplistic to say one in five New Zealand students is failing in education.

Asset sales petition to be resubmitted

The Keep Our Assets coalition will resubmit the citizens' initiated referendum petition to stop asset sales today with an additional 51,000 signatures.