Nick Smith

'We need to put some limits on how much we micro-regulate people's lives'

Govt may split RMA into two - eventually

Mon 13 Apr 15 4

Nick Smith also slammed council officials for wanting to “micro-regulate” people’s lives.

Housing Minister Nick Smith

Government housing handouts throw fuel on flames

Wed 1 Apr 15 3

Changes to the new HomeStart programme fail to address the supply shortage.

Energised and obstreperous: Winston Peters in Parliament

Winston returns – he's back and he's angry

Wed 1 Apr 15

Peters and Key go snarl-to-snarl in Parliament over post by-election issues.

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell

RMA reform could still get Maori Party support

Tue 31 Mar 15 6

The Maori Party may yet support National’s planned Resource Management Act reforms.

 Environment Minister Nick Smith

Smith wants to deny Cantabrians full democracy for regional council

Thu 19 Mar 15 3

Environment Minister Nick Smith wants halfway democracy at Environment Canterbury.

Protester Michael Tavares has been perched 25m up the tree since Monday. He won't comment on arrangements for his ablutions. He has pledged to climb down later today

'500 year old' Kauri will stay; Vector gives couple the bash

Thu 12 Mar 15 40

In an open letter, the couple at the centre of Auckland's latest tree controversy back down — but not without a dig at opponents, and a request for compensation. UPDATE: Vector disappointed.

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