David Williams

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has addressed the annual gathering of mayors and councillors, calling for improvements in water quality, but shying away from full council amalgamations, as David Williams reports.

With its fleet of ageing ferries, age-expired locomotives and the need for replacement wagons, KiwiRail is building its case for a large taxpayer investment. David Williams reports.

Ahead of today’s crucial Cabinet decision about the Mycoplasma bovis response, David Williams argues that MPI has a huge job ahead – to regain farmers’ trust.

Emails released to Newsroom under the Official Information Act suggest taxpayer-funded spying probably took place at a public meeting of Christchurch earthquake victims in 2014. David Williams reports.