Otago Daily Times: Political News

Foreign trusts review 'not enough'

Foreign trusts review 'not enough'

Labour and Greens say a review of New Zealand's foreign trust regime needs to start again following new claims about wealthy foreigners hiding their money in New Zealand trusts.

Carter denies interest in diplomatic post

Carter denies interest in diplomatic post

Speaker David Carter has slapped down speculation he wants a top diplomatic posting - after New Zealand First leader Winston Peters intimated he would block such an appointment if in power.

$22m pledge tackle cyberattacks

$22m pledge tackle cyberattacks

An emergency response group that will be a first port of call for organisations that have had computer security concerns will be set up after the Government pledged $22 million.

Card petitioning to extend parental leave

About 20 mothers, babies and supporters have signed a giant Mother's Day card asking Prime Minister John Key to extend paid parental leave to six months.

PM signals increase to refugee quota

PM signals increase to refugee quota

Prime Minister John Key has signalled New Zealand's annual refugee quota will be lifted from the current levels of 750.

Independent review into farmland sale

The decision to approve the sale of New Zealand farmland to foreign investors who had previously been prosecuted overseas for toxic pollution will be independently reviewed, the Government says.

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