Why the RTA is being reformed
Since the RTA came into force, homeownership rates have declined and the proportion of households living in rental homes has increased. More people, including families and older people, are renting for longer, or for life.
The Maihi Karauna is the Crown’s Strategy for Māori Language Revitalisation 2018 – 2023. A consultation on the draft strategy runs from 3 August to 30 September 2018.
Stats NZ is developing Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand to track New Zealand’s progress. The set of indicators will go beyond economic measures, such as gross domestic product, to include well-being and sustainable development.
Included are draft proposals for:
the strategic plan, which sets out the general strategic direction and priorities that provides a framework for the activities described below
The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) is investigating labelling approaches for providing information on sugars to consumers.
The Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction was established by the New Zealand Government in response to widespread concern about mental health and addiction services in the mental health sector and the broader community.
Public submissions are now open on the Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill, which is being considered by Parliament’s Māori Affairs Committee.
The main objectives of this bill are to restore the purpose of local government to be "to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities"; to restore territorial authorities' power to collect development contributions for any public amenities needed as a conse