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The government has made the first strike against what it views as the exploitation of the student visa regime, confirming a range of significant changes.
Police have confirmed they did receive an allegation of bullying on a joint project with the Justice Ministry headed by Wally Haumaha.
Power Play - As Winston Peters comes to the end of his stint as acting Prime Minister, all in all he has been at his pin-striped best, writes Jane Patterson.
A finance company implicated in student visa fraud in Sri Lanka has been providing information for Immigration New Zealand applications since 2012.
Hundreds of students from Sri Lanka could be here illegally, while officials do what they can to investigate claims of fraud in the student visa scheme.
National's deputy leader has called on party members and MPs to stay united in the face of attacks from the government.
The international education sector says any restriction to the ability of foreign students to work while studying would be the death blow for some institutions.
The head of Corrections has contradicted statements made by senior government ministers in Parliament, that a contract for the public private partnership (PPP) to build the new Waikeria Prison was…
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The Environment Minister has called out the Greater Wellington Regional Council for its treatments of bus drivers at the launch of its new electric, double-decker buses.
Requiring people to ballot for Kiwibuild homes would help to ensure those on lower incomes still have a good chance, the Housing Minister says.
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn has found no evidence of wrongdoing by the GCSB in relation to its intelligence gathering activities in the Pacific.
Talks for a significant trade deal with the European Union - that's been years in the making - will be formally launched today.
Analysis - Ardern has arrived at hospital to have her baby and Peters is in charge of the country. He has every reason to ensure the six weeks runs smoothly under his watch, writes Jane Patterson.
The government's overseas buyers' ban on New Zealand homes has been softened, with some multi-storey apartment buildings now being exempted.
Government authorities have carried out an on-site inspection of an Auckland company to make sure it's upholding its obligations under anti-money laundering laws.
Power Play - The Prime Minister's due date marks the start of the handover to Winston Peters, after a week in which coalition bonds were tested, writes Jane Patterson.
It's the right of the government to sting tourists for more at the border, as long as the money raised goes where it's needed, the tourism industry says.
The Police Minister is adamant having an extra 1800 police on the streets will not lead to an increase in the prison muster.
There were fractious exchanges throughout the day between Housing Minister Phil Twyford and his National counterpart Judith Collins as she pressed him on social housing and Kiwibuild.
Senior government ministers have refused to be drawn into a full-blown coalition dispute over the three strikes law, with Labour and New Zealand First trying to shut the story down.
National claims the Labour-led government may have spent up to $200 million on working groups and reviews - but it says the known cost for about half of them is $114m.
Parliament's Speaker hopes to one day "blow the dust off" plans for a new Parliament building, once political circumstances change.
The government was warned by officials that if not handled well, its plan for future oil and gas exploration could have a "chilling effect" on investment.
Changes to student visas are in the pipeline that would restrict overseas students working and living in New Zealand once they finished studying.