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1. Flag Referendum Gets Hit Hard in New Poll

20 May 2015 9:07am | New Zealand First Party

The latest Campbell Live text poll confirms it is time for the Prime Minister to listen to the public and shelve his flag referendum, says the New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters... More >>

2. KiwiSaver $1,000 kick-start payment to cease

21 May 2015 2:13pm | New Zealand Government

People enrolling in KiwiSaver from 2pm today will no longer receive a $1,000 kick-start payment, Finance Minister Bill English says. The change does not affect existing KiwiSaver members. "KiwiSaver has been successful in attracting members, with 2.5 ..... More >>

3. Fact Sheet 3 - Changes to Working for Families

21 May 2015 3:53pm | New Zealand Government

o Low- to middle-income working families not on a benefit will get up to $12.50 a week more from Working for Families, depending on their income. .. More >>

4. MPs announce cross-party working group on LGBTI rights

22 May 2015 12:52pm | Green Party

Pink Shirt Day is the perfect time for politicians of all stripes to launch a cross-party LGBTI working group. MPs put aside their differences today and donned pink shirts to take a stand against the bullying of LGBTI people in New Zealand. The group has ..... More >>

5. ACT responds to Key's RMA backdown

22 May 2015 8:51pm | ACT New Zealand

The Prime Minister's backdown on the RMA is disappointing but not surprising, says ACT leader David Seymour. .. More >>

6. Another new tax, another broken promise

22 May 2015 4:32pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National has unveiled yet another new tax in this Budget - a rural broadband levy that will almost certainly result in an immediate price hike for internet and telephone connections across New Zealand, Labour's ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said.. More >>

7. Environmental protection the winner on the day

22 May 2015 4:47pm | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating a victory for the environment, as John Key admits lack of support from other political parties has halted plans to gut the principles of the Resource Management Act... More >>

8. Groser's gross diplomacy creates 'Grossing' verb

20 May 2015 3:10pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand is a laughing stock on the international stage yet again with revelations Tim Groser's unbecoming and undiplomatic language has led to a new term, 'Grossing' in Washington DC circles, says David Parker, Labour's Export Growth and Trade spokesperson... More >>

9. Conservation funding cuts a sad way to mark biodiversity day

22 May 2015 12:39pm | Green Party

The Green Party is disappointed that Budget 2015 continues Government cuts to conservation spending, increasing the risks to our native species. The Department of Conservation's operational funding has been cut by $8.7million down from a budgeted $352million ..... More >>

10. Crucial social services take another hit

22 May 2015 3:08pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government looks set to slash half a million dollars of funding for critical social services, including Women's Refuge and Barnados, says Labour's Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni "Taking $500,000 from organisations aimed ..... More >>

11. NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 10:25am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels, Songhua and Yongding, have been found and boarded by local authorities in Cabo Verde... More >>

12. John Key Speech: Climate Change Target

13 May 2007 1:45pm | New Zealand National Party

It's a real pleasure to be addressing my own Regional Conference as Leader of the National Party... More >>

13. Metiria Turei's 2015 Budget Speech: The abandoned generation

21 May 2015 3:25pm | Green Party

Mr Speaker Today John Key could have kept his promise to reduce child poverty. .. More >>

14. Attorney-General saddened by death of Sir Thomas Gault

22 May 2015 12:09pm | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life and career of former Supreme Court Judge, the Rt Hon Sir Thomas Munro Gault, KNZM, QC, who died in Auckland earlier this week. "Sir Thomas was one of the great leaders of the ..... More >>

15. Terms of Negotiation signed with Ngāpuhi

22 May 2015 3:41pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown and the Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority (Tūhoronuku IMA) have signed Terms of Negotiation and are ready to begin negotiating a Treaty settlement for the benefit of all Ngāpuhi, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher ..... More >>

16. Another Slap in the Face for Our Teachers

13 May 2015 3:13pm | New Zealand First Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata told a Te Awamutu audience yesterday that if teaching was a "higher-performing profession" it would attract more men. .. More >>

17. Labour MPs join youth to take part in 40 hour famine

22 May 2015 3:53pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A team of Labour MPs took part in the 2015 World Vision 40 hour famine and we were told by World Vision and the young people, that it was the first time MPs had joined them and how appreciative they were of our support for something they are so passionate ..... More >>

18. Social Housing Reform Bill passed into law

22 May 2015 4:50pm | New Zealand Government

Law changes to help grow an innovative social housing sector and house more vulnerable New Zealanders passed into law today. .. More >>

19. Government Trims Veterans' Services During Anzac Remembrance

19 May 2015 3:11pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has warned the Prime Minister to abandon a cost-cutting plan to sack individual contractors who provide treatment to veterans and replace them with new "streamlined" services. Veterans have been ..... More >>

20. Robbing Research Cuts New Zealand's Future Wealth

22 May 2015 7:51pm | New Zealand First Party

Cutting research money is robbing New Zealand of its future wealth, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

21. Nothing to Celebrate for Education in Government's Budget

22 May 2015 11:29am | New Zealand First Party

The government should be ashamed of the way it's treated education in Budget 2015, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education Tracey Martin. "It's making out it's being big hearted with a $62.9 million cash injection ..... More >>

22. Greens support Budget moves to protect biodiversity

22 May 2015 11:03am | Green Party

The Green Party will support the new levies on international passengers to protect New Zealand's biosecurity, announced in Budget 2015. "New Zealand's biosecurity is vital to our agricultural and tourism sectors, not to mention our natural environment, ..... More >>

23. Speech: Dunne - 'Ethics in Practice' Conference

22 May 2015 1:15pm | New Zealand Government

Tena koutou katoa, good morning, and thank you for the invitation to speak today at the opening of the Research Ethics conference in New Zealand, Ethics in Practice, held here at Otago University... More >>

24. Rural Broadband extension secured

23 May 2015 11:49am | New Zealand Government

The passing of the Telecommunications (Development Levy) Amendment Levy Bill underscores the Government's commitment to extending enhanced connectivity to regional New Zealand, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.. More >>

25. Police Budget 2015 - 'King of Pain' for Regional Policing

22 May 2015 10:26am | New Zealand First Party

Is the government trying to put a mask over yet another frozen police budget, asks New Zealand First Police Spokesperson Ron Mark. .. More >>

26. $41.2m for resource management, water reform

21 May 2015 2:39pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is committing $41.2 million in Budget 2015 to deliver on its priorities for the environment, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Budget 2015 will invest an additional $20.4 million over four years to provide greater national direction ..... More >>

27. Hon Bill English Budget Speech 2015

21 May 2015 2:43pm | Hon Bill English

I move that the Appropriation (2015/16 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. .. More >>

28. $52m to replace wharf at Chatham Islands

21 May 2015 3:05pm | New Zealand Government

A critical lifeline for one of New Zealand's most remote communities is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says... More >>

29. New Auditor Regulations in Force

01 May 2012 2:18pm | New Zealand Government

A transitional auditor licencing scheme was welcomed by Commerce Minister Craig Foss when it came into force today. "Trustworthy and transparent auditing is essential to creating a culture that encourages Kiwis to invest," says Mr Foss... More >>

30. Global milk prices now lowest in 6 years

20 May 2015 9:10am | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow's Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour's Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. "Dairy prices ..... More >>

31. $12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network

21 May 2015 4:40pm | New Zealand Government

The new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network, which will help Māori land owners improve the productivity of their land, will be supported by $12.8 million in the Budget, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says... More >>

32. Too Much Pressure on Parents of Disabled Children

22 May 2015 3:00pm | New Zealand First Party

Parents caring for disabled children are getting no empathy from National as it puts pressure on them to find jobs, says New Zealand First. "These parents already have the full-time job of raising children with disabilities, but because they receive ..... More >>

33. NZ designates another group as a terrorist entity

22 May 2015 3:44pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has designated another terrorist group, Egypt-based Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, Prime Minister John Key announced today. "These designations help implement our international obligations under United Nations ..... More >>

34. Budget boosts parental tax credit for families

15 May 2014 2:56pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is extending the parental tax credit to help many lower- and middle-income families at a time when they most need it - the birth of a new baby, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Revenue Minister Todd McClay say. Budget 2014 includes ..... More >>

35. Putting a Freeze on Auckland Port Expansion

30 April 2015 8:49am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is taking action to stop any further commercial expansion of Auckland's port. .. More >>

36. Fact sheet 2: Increasing benefit rates for families with children

21 May 2015 3:49pm | New Zealand Government

From 1 April 2016, rates of main benefits for families with dependent children will increase by $25 a week after tax... More >>

37. Budget 2015 Presentation to Education Cross Sector Forum

21 May 2015 4:26pm | New Zealand Government

Hi everyone. It's great to see you all again this afternoon. Some of you are new to this lock-up; others have been here before. Regardless, I welcome you all and thank you for your ongoing commitment to education and to the future for all our ..... More >>

38. Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

22 May 2015 11:06am | New Zealand Government

The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand's Christchurch facility in Wigram, Internal Affairs Minister Peter ..... More >>

39. Mana Wahine: Mana Whanau

29 April 2005 11:17am | The Maori Party

Mana Wahine: Mana Whanau:Celebrating our Ordinariness. Address to Mana Wahine Dinner, Tatum Park, Manakau, 29 April 2005. Tariana Turia, Co-leader, Maori Party.. More >>

40. KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes

26 March 2015 5:08pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Revenue 26 March 2015 Media Statement KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes .. More >>

41. Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 2:53pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nicky Wagner Minister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance levy to be introduced .. More >>

42. Defence Budget - under Staffed, Undervalued But Over There

22 May 2015 9:07am | New Zealand First Party

The Defence Budget does nothing to return capabilities lost under Labour and National, says New Zealand First. "We question if $264 million of new operating funding, over four years, may in fact be sucked up by the Iraq mission," says, New Zealand ..... More >>

43. Virtual House: Release of the NZ Parliament App

22 May 2015 12:39pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon David Carter welcomes the release of an app that gives people easier access to MPs contact information and insights into Parliament... More >>

44. Supermarket mark-up on Kiwi staples surprising

26 June 2008 3:53pm | Green Party

The Green Party has renewed calls for a Commerce Commission investigation into supermarket pricing practises and has revealed the large mark ups that supermarkets have placed on two Kiwi staples... More >>

45. Nelson-Marlborough scallop season opens July 15

14 July 2008 1:29pm | New Zealand Government

The open season for recreational fishers to gather scallops in the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman and Golden Bays starts for the year on Tuesday 15 July... More >>

46. Ministers launch Action Plan to support vulnerable children

22 August 2012 12:23pm | New Zealand Government

Ministers Tony Ryall, Hekia Parata and Paula Bennett have today set out how the social sector will deliver the Prime Minister's challenge for better public services for vulnerable children... More >>

47. Dunne Launches Five-Year Mental Health And Addiction Plan

14 December 2012 9:24am | New Zealand Government

Hon Peter Dunne Associate Minister of Health Friday, 14 December 2012 Media Release Dunne Launches Five-Year Mental Health And Addiction Plan Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today signalled the launch of Rising to the Challenge, a new national ..... More >>

48. Drop in Child Abuse Stats Not Reliable

15 March 2015 2:14pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says a steep drop in child abuse rates should set off warning bells across the social sector. .. More >>

49. Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passes final reading

05 May 2015 11:15pm | New Zealand Government

Animal Welfare Amendment Bill passes final reading Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the unanimous support for the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill during its third and final reading in Parliament today. "This bill will strengthen the ..... More >>

50. PM welcomes return of Edinburgh Military Tattoo

11 May 2015 3:06pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed news that New Zealanders will have a chance to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo live in Wellington. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo today announced that it will return to Westpac Stadium for the second ..... More >>

51. 5,500 more doctors and nurses in our hospitals

15 May 2015 10:35am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the country. .. More >>

52. Key can't just be Prime Minister for Parnell

15 May 2015 11:05am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must show New Zealanders in next week's Budget that he is more than the Prime Minister for Parnell, and is also the Prime Minister for Pine Hill, Putararu and Palmerston North, Labour's Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. In a ..... More >>

53. $25m funding for Regional Research Institutes

21 May 2015 2:34pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 allows for up to $25 million over three years to support the establishment of new privately led Regional Research Institutes, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says. The Government will work with regional stakeholders to identify ..... More >>

54. Reduced spend on refugees undermines resettlement

21 May 2015 6:12pm | Green Party

Government is cutting $1.5million from essential refugee services, potentially stranding vulnerable refugees overseas, the Green Party said today. .. More >>

55. Building better connections between Asia and the Pacific

22 May 2015 9:38am | New Zealand Government

I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at this International Conference on the Future of Asia. .. More >>

56. Count Me In Programme Masks Neglect of Māori Youth

22 May 2015 11:31am | New Zealand First Party

The funding of the Count Me In programme announced yesterday masks the government's continued failure to act to curb Māori youth unemployment. "Māori youth unemployment has risen 40 per cent under this government. Forty-six per cent of Māori leaving ..... More >>

57. Pacific peoples benefit from Budget 2015

22 May 2015 11:33am | New Zealand Government

Pacific peoples will benefit from Budget 2015 through our government's focus on supporting families and reducing hardship, Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says. At the heart of Budget 2015 is a $790 million package to help children in our ..... More >>

58. Ice-Cream Top up for Corrections Unlikely to Turn Prisoners

22 May 2015 3:38pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is puzzled how an ice-cream top-up in Budget 2015 will do anything to stop re-offending, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

59. Changes to Government health targets

18 January 2012 10:22am | New Zealand Government

The Government's six national health targets are being updated in the key preventive health areas of immunisation and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy... More >>

60. Tuira at NZ Disability Support Network National Conference

06 March 2012 5:23pm | The Maori Party

It gives me great pleasure to be here today, and to be among those of you who work in the disability sector. I am reliably informed that more than 80 percent of the providers of support services to people with disabilities are represented at this ..... More >>

61. Food Bill changes better balance legislation

12 June 2013 10:14am | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced changes to the Food Bill that ensure communities will be able to continue fundraising that involves the sale of food... More >>

62. NZICC preliminary design to be agreed by May 31

30 April 2015 12:38pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown and SkyCity have agreed to a May 31 deadline for a revised NZICC Preliminary Design, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says. .. More >>

63. OAG decision to not investigate Katherine Rich disappointing

14 May 2015 2:40pm | Green Party

The Office of Auditor General's (OAG) decision to not investigate Katherine Rich's potential conflict on the board of the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) has revealed glaring holes in accountability over political appointments to Government agencies, ..... More >>

64. Funding boost for biosecurity at the border

21 May 2015 2:46pm | New Zealand Government

Biosecurity funding will be boosted by $24.9 million over four years, in addition to $2 million of capital funding, to increase our border capabilities, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. "New Zealand has a world-class biosecurity system but ..... More >>

65. Māori Party secures essential funding for Whānau Ora

21 May 2015 3:00pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party co-leaders are proud to announce a 29% increase to the current level of funding for Whānau Ora outcomes. "Whānau remain at the core of Māori Party decision making and Budget 2015 reflects this" says Hon Te Ururoa Flavell... More >>

66. Fact Sheet 1: Extending work obligations for parents on a benefit

21 May 2015 3:41pm | New Zealand Government

o Most sole parents, and partners of beneficiaries, will have to look for part-time work when their youngest child turns three... More >>

67. Fact Sheet 4 - Increasing Childcare Assistance

21 May 2015 3:58pm | New Zealand Government

o Low-income families will be eligible for a higher rate of Childcare Assistance for pre-school and out-of-school care. .. More >>

68. Nothing for Northland And Regions in 'I See Red' Budget

22 May 2015 9:57am | New Zealand First Party

The regions are off National's radar in Budget 2015, and promises made to Northlanders by the Prime Minister have been broken, says the New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. "If regional New Zealand wanted ..... More >>

69. ACT offers Labour a way out of NZ Super gaffe

22 May 2015 2:11pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT leader David Seymour today welcomed Labour engaging the debate over NZ Super's future, but says they need to change tactics. .. More >>

70. Kaitaia nuclear test monitoring station - Speech

21 July 2000 5:53pm | New Zealand Government

A special welcome to our visitors from the Provisional Technical Secretariat in Vienna. New Zealand is particularly honoured to have you here to participate in the first such certification visit of its kind... More >>

71. PM To Trans Tasman Business Council Luncheon

28 May 2002 5:32pm | New Zealand Government

I am here as Prime Minister, accompanied by Hon Pete Hodgson - one of my senior economic ministers - and a large business delegation headed by the chief executive of Telecom New Zealand, Theresa Gattung... More >>

72. Foreign Affairs loses valued diplomat

13 January 2003 2:10pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand's High Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei, Mac Price, will be hugely missed by his family, friends and colleagues, said Foreign Affairs Minister, Phil Goff. Macalister Price died last week in Adelaide after being ill for some time. ..... More >>

73. Review of Oamaru search and rescue incident

17 June 2003 3:09pm | New Zealand Government

A review has got underway into the circumstances surrounding the search and rescue response to the boating accident off the Oamaru coast on May 11 2003, with the appointment of a reviewer and agreement on the terms of reference... More >>

74. NATIONHOOD - Don Brash Speech Orewa Rotary Club

27 January 2004 8:29pm | New Zealand National Party

Soon after becoming leader of the National Party, I outlined my five main priorities. First, we must, as a country, take vigorous steps to counter the long-standing relative decline in New Zealand incomes, which sees our per capita incomes now around $180 ..... More >>

75. Rt Hon Helen Clark Budget Speech

27 May 2004 5:48pm | New Zealand Government

Congratulations to the Minister of Finance for his work in drawing together this budget. Thank you to all Ministers for their work on the very significant new initiatives the budget provides for... More >>

76. Civil forfeiture regime puts onus on criminals

23 November 2004 12:25am | New Zealand Government

A civil forfeiture regime to be introduced by the government will force criminals to prove their property was legally obtained, says Justice Minister Phil Goff... More >>

77. KiwiSaver - Questions and answers

24 August 2006 1:12pm | New Zealand Government

Why is the SSCWT exemption being introduced for KiwiSaver? A targeted SSCWT exemption represents a moderate and prudent means for firms to help their employees reach their retirement savings goals. The exemption also demonstrates that the government has ..... More >>

78. Huge surplus shows Labour has gouged taxpayers

11 October 2006 1:29pm | New Zealand National Party

The greedy Labour-led Government should apologise for gouging New Zealand taxpayers following the announcement of an enormous $11.5 billion surplus, says National Party Finance spokesman John Key... More >>

79. Biography: Corporal Bill Henry Apiata VC NZSAS

02 July 2007 12:06am | New Zealand Government

Bill (Willy) Henry Apiata (pronounced A-pea-a-ta) was born on 28 June 1972 in Mangakino in the Waikato. His birth certificate carries the first name "Bill" but he is known as Willy... More >>

80. Fonterra must act on dirty dairying to protect NZ

22 July 2009 3:15pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on Fonterra to apply financial penalties to New Zealand's most infamous dirty dairying group after it was once again convicted of polluting the environment. Party Co-Leader Russel Norman said today's Waikato Times report ..... More >>

81. World Recession: How is New Zealand Faring?

28 August 2010 2:42pm | ACT New Zealand

In late 2008, the huge American bank Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, and many other major financial institutions suddenly looked shaky. The US financial system froze as banks refused to lend to each other and the panic quickly spread. In Britain the ..... More >>

82. The role of Tikanga Maori in New Zealand Law

25 September 2011 1:29pm | The Maori Party

The role of Tikanga Maori in New Zealand Law and policy Murphy Building, Victoria University; 'Maori Customary Law and Maori Politics Class' Friday 23 September 2011; 1pm Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga As I was preparing what I would say to ..... More >>

83. Govt will not appeal family carers decision

12 June 2012 3:47pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has decided not to appeal the Court of Appeal decision in the Ministry of Health v Atkinson & Others Family Carers case. .. More >>

84. Ban on the sale of high powered magnet sets

23 January 2013 12:11pm | New Zealand Government

Consumer Affairs Minister Simon Bridges has announced a ban on the sale of sets of small high powered magnets that have caused serious injuries in New Zealand and at least one reported death in Australia. .. More >>

85. March Against Monsanto

23 May 2013 11:43am | Green Party

The international event 'March Against Monsanto' is seeing hundreds of marches in cities all over the world to claim back control of the food system. Green Party GE spokesperson Steffan Browning will be hosting and speaking at the Christchurch ..... More >>

86. Major reform of workplace health and safety

07 August 2013 9:49am | New Zealand Government

The most significant reform of New Zealand's workplace health and safety system in 20 years has been announced today by Labour Minister Simon Bridges. "The Working Safer package represents a major step change in New Zealand's approach to meet ..... More >>

87. Chris Tremain Not Contesting 2014 Election

30 September 2013 3:52pm | New Zealand National Party

Chris Tremain, MP for Napier, announced today that he will not be contesting the 2014 general election. .. More >>

88. Māori unemployment soars under National

08 May 2014 4:49pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures show Māori unemployment has soared to more than double that of the overall rate since National took office, Labour's Māori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says... More >>

89. Goodhew: Surrender of Parengarenga Lease

06 March 2015 5:09pm | New Zealand Government

Ko ahau te Minita Tuarua o Manatū Ahu Matua i te haepapa mo nga ngaherehere. .. More >>

90. Magna Carta essay competition launched

16 March 2015 5:30pm | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson has today launched the Magna Carta 800 Essay Competition for New Zealand students to recognise the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta... More >>

91. Countdown to NZ hosting FIFA U-20 World Cup

01 April 2015 12:28pm | New Zealand Government

Following a hugely successful ICC Cricket World Cup, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the countdown is now on for football's FIFA Under-20 World Cup... More >>

92. Green Party media comment: Wharf decision unwise

30 April 2015 5:53pm | Green Party

"It seems like a very unwise move to continue building part of the extension to the Bledisloe Wharf without the outcome of the study to determine whether the wharf is necessary," said Green Party environment spokesperson Julie Anne Genter... More >>

93. Targeted discounts for SuperGold Card holders

06 May 2015 12:26pm | New Zealand Government

Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry says the latest SuperGold business recruitment campaign has achieved its aim of signing up more health professionals and lawyers. .. More >>

94. Local scholarship award winners recognised at Parliament

06 May 2015 4:57pm | New Zealand National Party

The 2014 New Zealand Scholarship Awards have just been presented and Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga was excited to be there as top students were recognised and celebrated for their achievements... More >>

95. NZ First Submission: New Zealand Flag Referendums Bill

07 May 2015 11:08am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First refused to join the multi-party Select Committee behind this Bill and we share the Returned Service Association's view on this very important issue. We are unequivocally against this flag change and believe the two referenda represent ..... More >>

96. Andrew Little's Pre-Budget Speech

14 May 2015 11:13am | New Zealand Labour Party

Only on rare occasions does a single budget have a profound effect on the economy, and on people's lives. .. More >>

97. Minister promoting NZ at international conference

17 May 2015 12:54pm | New Zealand Government

The Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, is travelling to Melbourne today to promote New Zealand as an exploration destination to some of the world's largest petroleum companies. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's ..... More >>

98. Questions and Answers - May 19

19 May 2015 5:20pm | Office of the Clerk

1. CHRIS BISHOP (National) to the Minister of Finance : How will Budget 2015 progress the Government's commitment to manage the Government's finances, while delivering better public services? .. More >>

99. Tax test will only impact 1000 house sales

20 May 2015 8:57am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government's proposed test to tax property investors is likely to affect less than 2 per cent of all house sales, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. .. More >>

100. Big risks as CYF checks stopped

20 May 2015 9:01am | New Zealand Labour Party

19 May 2015 Big risks as CYF checks stopped Revelations that Child, Youth and Family is no longer assisting home-based early childhood educators by vetting potential employees should set alarm bells ringing, Labour Children's spokesperson Jacinda ..... More >>


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