Stories for

New Zealand 2017

An election to the House of Representatives has been announced for 23 September 2017. Results will be published here.

Bill English and National lead in the polls months before an election

Prime Minister Bill English, who took over from John Key in December last year, is holding on to a strong lead in the polls according to a One News Colmar […]

New Zealand General Election on 23rd September

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Bill English, has announced that the country will hold its general election on 23rd September. The formal announcement as published on the Beehive website is as […]

Cabinet of New Zealand

Bill English Prime Minister, Minister for National Security and Intelligence Paula Bennett Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State Services, Women, Tourism, Police and Climate Change Issues Steven Joyce Minister of […]

Bill English appoints his Cabinet

Prime Minister Bill English has named his new Cabinet. The full list of the Cabinet as published on the Beehive website is as follows: Bill English Prime Minister, Minister for […]

Bill English sworn in as Prime Minister

Former Finance Minister Bill English has been sworn in as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the National Party after a parliamentary caucus meeting elected him […]

John Key resigns as Prime Minister

Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand has made a surprise announcement this morning that he is resigning his post for personal reasons. Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is expected […]

Bill English delivers his 2016 Budget

Minister of Finance Bill English has delivered his Budget Speech 2016. The biggest hit was for smokers but after that it was public services such as health and education that […]

Trans Pacific Partnership agreement signed by twelve countries

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has been signed by twelve countries in a deal that has taken seven years of negotiations to come to fruition. The agreement was signed by Australia, […]

John Key makes ministerial changes

Prime Minister John Key has made a number of small adjustments to his Cabinet, bringing back Judith Collins in the Police and Corrections portfolio. Paula Bennett becomes the new Minister […]

FinMin delivers Budget 2015

Finance Minister Bill English delivered his Budget Speech 2015 today. In his speech the Finance Minister forecast a $684 million deficit for 2014/2015, moving to a surplus of $176 million […]

Parliamentary year starts with PM statement

The 2015 parliamentary year started in New Zealand yesterday with Prime Minister John Key seeking a vote of confidence and then went on to deliver his Prime Minister’s statement outlining […]

Government programme outlined in State Opening of Parliament

Following the recent general election the State Opening of Parliament took place yesterday. Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Jerry Mateparae, delivered the speech outlining the government’s programme. The full speech […]

Full list of new Cabinet released

Prime Minister John Key has announced his new Cabinet following the general election on 20th September. There are 20 ministers in the new Cabinet including the Prime Minister and a […]

National win a third term

Prime Minister John Key and his New Zealand National Party (National) have won a stunning third term in yesterday’s general election. National eventually took 48.06% of the vote and increased […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the House of Representatives took place on 20 September 2014. Elected List Total National Party 41 19 60 Labour Party 27 5 32 Green 0 14 14 […]

National expected to be returned in general election today

The people of New Zealand will be voting in their general election today to elect the 120 members of the House of Representatives. The 3,096,247 eligible voters will be able […]

Justice Minister Collins resigns

New Zealand’s Minister of Justice, Judith Collins has resigned from her position with immediate effect. The minister resigned following email leaks alleging she had undermined the head of the Serious […]