Politics

Ministers seek power to control state house sales

Legislation giving ministers sweeping powers to sell off state houses has been tabled in Parliament.

Labour: School's $2m 'unaccounted for'

Labour spokesman says a Whangarei charter school has received $3.9 million in Government funding but spent just $1.4 million on education.

Social bonds a slow process

Private investment in social health outcomes could take seven years to see results, documents show

Peters counsels patience on deputy

Winston Peters says questions about NZ First's deputy will soon be made clear, urging reporters to "be patient".

Big uptake of free GP visit scheme

More than 400,000 children are covered for free GP visits, after a 96 per cent initial uptake on the Government scheme.

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