Politics - Radio New Zealand Former Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell has resigned as co-leader 2018-07-19T13:47:29.000000000+12:00 Former Māori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell has resigned as the party's co-leader to take up a new position as the chief executive of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. UK interested in joining revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership deal 2018-07-19T13:36:19.000000000+12:00 The United Kingdom has expressed interest in joining the revamped TPP trade deal, even before the 11 nation agreement has been ratified. Young Labour, Young Greens launch petition to ban gay conversion therapy 2018-07-19T07:10:02.000000000+12:00 Young Labour and the Young Greens are throwing their weight behind calls for the government to ban gay conversion therapy. Justice not served in Australia extradition cases muddle - Andrew Little 2018-07-17T12:19:45.000000000+12:00 A number of New Zealanders who have been extradited to Australia to face charges - only to be sent back here or put in immigration detention centres - is concerning, Justice Minister Andrew Little says. Youth message on Zero Carbon Act: 'Don't mess this up' 2018-07-17T11:44:24.000000000+12:00 The young New Zealanders credited with driving momentum for a Zero Carbon Act have implored MPs not to mess it up in the final stages. Winston Peters suspects Russia meddling in US election but awaits proof 2018-07-17T08:51:18.000000000+12:00 Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters is "bemused and bewildered" by US President Donald Trump's comments on Russian election meddling but says the truth has yet to be proven. Chester Borrows to head criminal justice advisory reform group 2018-07-16T22:29:27.000000000+12:00 Chester Borrows has been appointed to head the government's criminal justice reform advisory group and has hit out at previous governments' poor approaches to law and order policymaking. Panel to look at Human Rights Commission candidates 2018-07-16T14:54:53.000000000+12:00 The Justice Minister has tasked an independent panel with screening candidates to fill the roles of Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Race Relations Commissioner and Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner. Fears nurses' pay rise will sideline health and addiction workers 2018-07-16T12:53:46.000000000+12:00 There are fears pay parity in the health workforce will be skewed as nurses continue their campaign for better pay and conditions. NZ's defence strategy risks wrath of China - Simon Bridges 2018-07-16T09:44:37.000000000+12:00 National Party leader Simon Bridges is ringing alarm bells about New Zealand's relations with two world super powers - America and China.