World News

Local Focus: Access denied through public land planted in kiwifruit for just $2 a year

Hastings District Council says it does not know how many agreements there are for people to use public land, typically to neighbouring landowners at peppercorn rentals. Hastings District Council General Counsel Scott Smith said there could be thousands of agreements. “They serve two purposes,” he said. “It means that the land is made use of, […]

Politics

Pharmac review to focus on speed, transparency of decision

A review of the Government’s drug buyer Pharmac will focus on the timeliness and transparency of its decisions. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little announced the independent review’s terms of reference at Parliament today. The Pharmac review will focus on two areas: • how well Pharmac performs against its current objectives and […]