Politics

Govt 'complacent' on economy

Opposition parties are accusing the Prime Minister of complacency over the state of the economy, after John Key said there was no need to hit the panic button.

New push for more foreign investment

1:35pm Steven Joyce launches plan to boost offshore investment and attract more wealthy migrants

Financial aid for struggling farmers

Farmers who have taken a hit to their income after recent floods are due for some respite from the Government.

Fewer children in welfare families

Fewer children are living in welfare-dependent families.

MPs to Samoa for historic match

Eleven MPs are heading to Apia to watch the historic test match between the All Blacks and Manu Samoa - the first to be played on Samoan soil.

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