COMMENT: Shane Cowlishaw looks at Andrew Little's hopes for fundamental reform to the justice and corrections system and sees a range of political land mines ready to go off under the young Government.
A mining exploration permit has been quietly granted inside a marine sanctuary set up to protect the endangered Maui dolphins, Shane Cowlishaw reports exclusively.
The disputed sale of a couch has ended in sensitive details about sexual assault suffered by one of the parties accidentally being released by a * Ministry of Justice staff member. Shane Cowlishaw reports. * * *
Acting Prime Minister * *Winston Peters has come dangerously close to suggesting nurses who are happy with the Government’s offer should break the planned strike. Shane Cowlishaw reports. * *
The Government wants its massive fleet of vehicles to be electric by 2025, but public service bosses aren’t keen to make the switch until the cost comes down. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
A sensitive case file that was misplaced at a Night and Day convenience store left a woman “understandably upset” after it was sent to the man she was locked in a dispute with. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
With school buildings crumbling around students and teachers, the Government is suggesting it may be time to take away the responsibility of maintaining them from school boards. But will more ministry oversight be a good thing? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
With Donald Trump indicating the US will not play a part in the fight against global warming, James Shaw is heading to the country he now expects to take up the leadership role. Shane Cowlishaw talks to the Climate Change Minister about how the role China may play
The doors will be opened wider to overseas construction workers as the Government pushes to fulfil its ambitious building promises. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
A private member's bill waiting to be plucked from Parliament’s cookie tin could provide the next justice minefield for the coalition Government.