Politics

Craig, MacGregor lawyers in talks

Lawyers for Colin Craig and his former aide Rachel MacGregor are in talks over lifting a confidentiality agreement.

Paying the price to sit an exam

4:57pm If families can't afford their child's scholarship exam fees the Education Minister says schools can stump up the cash.

Winston Peters mum on coup rumours

5:09pm NZ First leader Winston Peters is refusing to comment on rumours of an internal stoush over the deputy leadership.

Northland will get its bridges

Transport minister says the Government will keep its campaign promise, even though the bridges weren't deemed worthy by NZTA.

Children's free GP visits kick in tomorrow

5:06pm Free GP visits for children and a rise to paid parental leave payments are among a raft of law changes to kick in tomorrow.

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