Morning raids by the Ministry of Primary Industries on two well known botanists have been slammed as over-the-top bureaucracy.
A prominent botanist is urging the Government to rethink a mining contract for the West Coast.
Final results for the Botany by-election are in, meaning winning candidate National's Jami-Lee Ross will soon be able to be sworn in as an MP.
Apart from Labour managing to get more of its voters out than National, there isn't much to be read into the result of Saturday's Botany by-election.
Jami-Lee Ross kicked off his victory party by thanking his two greatest supporters.
Residents of the Auckland electorate of Botany go to the polls tomorrow to decide who will be their new MP.
If a stranger drove around the Botany electorate today they'd probably think the New Citizen Party was one of the main players in NZ politics.
Labour leader Phil Goff will tomorrow launch the party's Botany by-election campaign.
The Green Party has no chance of winning the Botany by-election after would-be candidate Richard Leckinger failed to register in time.
The Green Party has chosen former staffer Richard Leckinger to stand in next month's Botany by-election.
The battle for Botany is on and National has snubbed the advances of broadcaster Maggie Barry.
The two major political parties have chosen their candidates for the Botany by-election in March.
Full interview with Jami-Lee Ross at the Botany candidate selection meeting.
Full interview with Maggie Barry at the Botany candidate selection meeting.
Labour’s by-election campaign in Botany has begun, announcing three nominees for candidacy.
A new political party backed by the Chinese businessman behind the failed Crafar farms bid is going to contest the Botany byelection.
A garden show guru wants to replace a pansy as National Party MP for Botany.
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