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1. Roast Busters case highlights systemic failure

29 October 2014 4:00pm | Green Party

The decision by the Police not to prosecute in the 'Roast Busters' case shows the need for a judicial overhaul of sexual violence cases, said the Green Party today. .. More >>

2. Questions For Oral Answer October 30

30 October 2014 11:44am | Office of the Clerk

1. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy, particularly on the direction of interest rates and inflation? .. More >>

3. Questions and Answers - October 29

29 October 2014 5:44pm | Office of the Clerk

Prime Minister-Statements 1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Acting Deputy Leader - Labour) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements? .. More >>

4. Report forecasts $100 billion construction boom

30 October 2014 9:25am | New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the findings of the second National Construction Pipeline report, which confirms building and construction activity in New Zealand is expected to reach unprecedented levels by 2017. "The report released ..... More >>

5. Govt strains to get tea break law through

24 October 2014 9:56am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says... More >>

6. Parliamentary Private Secretaries reappointed

30 October 2014 2:17pm | New Zealand Government

Parliamentary Private Secretaries reappointed Prime Minister John Key today announced that Jacqui Dean and Melissa Lee will be continuing in their roles as Parliamentary Private Secretaries... More >>

7. First steps taken towards flag referendum

29 October 2014 10:49am | New Zealand Government

Cabinet has agreed on the details of the flag referendum process and every political party represented in Parliament has been invited to take part, say Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English... More >>

8. Questions and Answers - October 30

30 October 2014 5:09pm | Office of the Clerk

Economy-Interest Rates and Inflation 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (National-Wairarapa) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the economy, particularly on the direction of interest rates and inflation? .. More >>

9. $15m for new biological research partnerships

28 October 2014 1:42pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced the Government will invest more than $15 million over a maximum of seven years to support four research partnerships that will benefit New Zealand's ..... More >>

10. Appointment of High Court Judge

30 October 2014 9:30am | New Zealand Government

Auckland Queen's Counsel Matthew Muir has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. .. More >>

11. Dr Shane Reti - maiden speech

30 October 2014 10:02am | New Zealand National Party

Ka tangi te titi, ka tangi te kaka, ka tangi hoki ahau, tihei mauriora .. More >>

12. New Minister's focus on confidence and quality regulation

29 October 2014 2:34pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today outlined his commitment to completing and bedding in a suite of legislative and regulatory reforms to make it easier for consumers, investors and businesses to transact with confidence... More >>

13. Questions and Answers - October 28

29 October 2014 3:26pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader - Green) to the Prime Minister : Did he tell Cameron Slater that he recognised the mother of a car crash victim-a young man described by Mr Slater as "a feral"-from his Pike River meetings? .. More >>

14. Dunne Speaks on Changing the NZ Flag

30 October 2014 1:51pm | Peter Dunne

My Irish forbears were staunchly republican. I have inherited that trait. So, you would think I would welcome the Prime Minister's plan for a couple of referenda on changing the New Zealand flag to something more distinctive... More >>

15. Chris Bishop - maiden speech

21 October 2014 3:23pm | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop - maiden speech I move, that a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor-General in reply to His Excellency's speech. .. More >>

16. Silence is golden at $48,000

28 October 2014 7:53pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Shortsighted cost cutting by the Government has forced Inland Revenue to fork out more than $48,000 on top-of-the-line noise cancelling headphones so staff can do their jobs in battery farm working conditions, Labour's State Sector spokesperson ..... More >>

17. Roast Busters Report Raises Questions

30 October 2014 9:11am | New Zealand First Party

The Operation Clover - Investigation Overview released by police on the Roast Busters sex investigation case raises more questions than it answers, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

18. New Consul-General to Hong Kong

30 October 2014 10:47am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as New Zealand's new Consul-General in Hong Kong. "Hong Kong is a dynamic city and is an important commercial and investment market for New Zealand companies," Mr McCully says. "With ..... More >>

19. Speech to Crown Irrigation Investment Ltd & Stakeholders

30 October 2014 9:13am | New Zealand Government

It was a great honour to be re-elected for a third term in Government, and to be reappointed as Primary Industries Minister. .. More >>

20. Minister Still Not Familiar with Her Job

30 October 2014 4:31pm | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Women Louise Upston hid behind her recent appointment, claiming she was too green in the job to know any details when questioned in Parliament today, says New Zealand First... More >>

21. Green light for New Zealand to join WTO GPA

30 October 2014 9:19am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) decision on the terms for New Zealand's accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in Geneva. "A positive ..... More >>

22. Multi-million dollar upgrade for The Gardens School

30 October 2014 11:47am | New Zealand Government

A multi-million dollar upgrade has been confirmed for The Gardens School in Manurewa by Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. .. More >>

23. Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

29 October 2014 1:54pm | New Zealand Government

An Innovation Hub to support new and emerging businesses is the latest addition to the Christchurch Innovation Precinct, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says... More >>

24. Game Animal Council Takes Lead to Ensure Hunter Access

30 October 2014 2:02pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Peter Dunne welcomes today's joint announcement by the Game animal Council and the Te Urewera Trust Board regarding access to the land previously known as Te Urewera National Park. Last year's Deed of Settlement ..... More >>

25. Bennett parks numbers on social housing

30 October 2014 3:27pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett admitted today that well over 1000 families have been subsidised through the accommodation supplement to stay in the Ranui campground, somewhere she has previously described as not the right place for children to be ..... More >>

26. Ports must take responsibility for shameful death toll

30 October 2014 11:00am | New Zealand Labour Party

Port companies must step up and take responsibility for a shameful toll of seven deaths and 133 serious accidents in the past three years, Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway says. "The frightening figures - released by the Rail, Maritime and Transport ..... More >>

27. RBNZ U-turn shows monetary settings were wrong

30 October 2014 11:03am | Green Party

The Reserve Bank's U-turn on interest rates today shows monetary policy settings were wrong and New Zealanders have suffered unnecessarily through the loss of jobs and having to pay higher interest rates, the Green Party said today... More >>

28. Maiden Address Marama Fox

28 October 2014 7:57pm | The Maori Party

E te Mana Whakawā nei rā te mihi mahana ki a koe, anō rā ki te whare hoki. I terā wiki i tū ake au ki te tuku mihi ki tērā o ngā hoea kua hinga ā e tika me mihi ki a rātou katoa kua mate, kei ngā ringa o te Atua e karapoti nei i a rātou ..... More >>

29. Employment Relations Amendment Bill passes third reading

30 October 2014 8:57pm | New Zealand Government

Employment Relations Amendment Bill passes third reading Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse has welcomed the passage of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill through Parliament. "The Government campaigned on our commitment ..... More >>

30. Labour doing its best to confuse the public

29 October 2014 4:48pm | The Maori Party

New Labour MP Peeni Henare has claimed that the Māori Party's stand against the Employment Relations Amendment Bill is a sham and has asked the Party to "fess up over its voting record"... More >>

31. Minister welcomes Law Commission report

30 October 2014 3:20pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the Law Commission's latest report Pecuniary Penalties - Guidance for Legislative Design tabled in Parliament today. .. More >>

32. The Māori Party can't have it both ways over labour laws

29 October 2014 12:12pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Māori Party has to fess up over its voting record on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, says Labour's Māori Caucus. "It's simply not good enough to oppose the bill at the same time as they helped speed up its progress through Parliament, ..... More >>

33. 50,000 sign petition against anti-worker law

30 October 2014 1:47pm | New Zealand Labour Party

More than 50,000 Kiwis have signed Labour's petition against the Government's scrapping of tea break entitlements, Labour's Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says... More >>

34. Massey to host $5m Food Safety Research Centre

29 October 2014 1:18pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew today announced that Massey University will host the new Food Safety Science and Research Centre... More >>

35. Lessons to be learned from police investigation

29 October 2014 3:52pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The outcome of the so-called Roast Busters case should not put victims off reporting sexual crimes, Labour's Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. .. More >>

36. ACC's reputation needs fix, not glitz

29 October 2014 4:18pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Restoring public trust and confidence in ACC will take a lot more than a new communications strategy or social media blitz, says Labour's ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. .. More >>

37. Optimising the role of pharmacists

29 October 2014 4:20pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the formation of a new steering group to explore optimising the role pharmacists play in community health care. .. More >>

38. Peter Dunne Speech to NZ Self Medication Industry Conference

30 October 2014 10:46am | New Zealand Government

It is a pleasure for me to be here this morning to open and welcome you to this year's New Zealand Self Medication Industry Conference. This year's conference will continue to promote self-care as a solution to some of challenges facing the health care system ..... More >>

39. Major redevelopment welcome for The Gardens School

30 October 2014 2:00pm | New Zealand National Party

The Gardens School in the Papakura electorate will undergo one of the largest redevelopments of a school in New Zealand, with up to $22 million set to be spent addressing weather tightness and structural issues, Papakura MP Judith Collins says... More >>

40. National youth mental health unit underway

30 October 2014 10:58am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today turned the first sod at the site of the new $15.3 million national youth forensic mental health unit in Wellington. .. More >>

41. Govt responds to Auckland transport report

29 October 2014 11:57am | New Zealand Government

Auckland Council are welcome to have a debate about future transport infrastructure investment plans, but the Government remains sceptical about the options being presented, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said today in response to the release of 'Funding ..... More >>

42. Launch of renewable energy initiative in Southland

30 October 2014 9:32am | New Zealand Government

Launch of renewable energy initiative in Southland Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has today welcomed the launch of New Zealand's first region-wide wood energy heat hub that will help fuel the Southland economy... More >>

43. MRP share offer document registered and loyalty bonus scheme

05 April 2013 12:36pm | New Zealand Government

5 April 2013 Media Statement MRP share offer document registered and loyalty bonus scheme announced New Zealand retail investors in the Mighty River Power share offer will receive one loyalty bonus share for every 25 shares they hold for two years ..... More >>

44. PM to attend WW1 commemorations in Australia

30 October 2014 11:19am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will join Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Albany, Western Australia this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC troops departing for World War One... More >>

45. Does Judith Collins have a get out of jail card?

28 October 2014 4:53pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Former justice minister Judith Collins appears to have been gifted a get out of jail free card based on the Prime Minister's answers in Parliament today, Labour's Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says... More >>

46. Govt airs real views on public broadcasting

28 October 2014 5:00pm | New Zealand Labour Party

An admission by the Government that it is happy to experiment with Pacific and Maori audiences shows just how weak its vision for public broadcasting in New Zealand is, Labour's Broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says... More >>

47. Kiwi Savings at Risk as National Fiddles

29 October 2014 4:22pm | New Zealand First Party

Kiwi savers are being let down by the National government which is shirking its responsibility to protect their bank deposits, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

48. National has chance to show leadership on limos

29 October 2014 1:20pm | Green Party

The National Party has the opportunity to show leadership by transitioning our vehicle fleet towards renewable electricity when a new contract to supply Government limousines for VIPs goes to tender next month, the Green Party said today... More >>

49. VALEDICTORY SPEECH - Hon Tariana Turia

25 July 2014 8:49am | The Maori Party

There is nowhere I feel more at peace than in the still tranquillity of the Whanganui River, te awa tupua. Our lifeblood, our tribal heartbeat, the sacred umbilical cord that unites us from the mountain to the sea.. More >>

50. Guy: Aquaculture New Zealand Annual Conference

28 October 2014 9:32am | New Zealand Government

I want to start by saying that as Minister I'm committed to a vibrant, profitable and sustainable aquaculture industry for New Zealand. .. More >>

51. Another report highlights Govt failure on child poverty

29 October 2014 9:34am | Green Party

An international report measuring the impact of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on child poverty rates, showing children in New Zealand have done worse than children in other countries, is further proof the Government needs to urgently take additional ..... More >>

52. Defence Minister heading to Australia

30 October 2014 11:20am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Defence Gerry Brownlee leaves for Australia today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers' Meeting, and to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event... More >>

53. Flying Start Business Plan winners announced

30 October 2014 4:07pm | New Zealand Government

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today announced STQRY is the supreme winner of the 2014 Business.govt.nz ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition. STQRY uses location-aware technology that automatically delivers contextually-relevant information ..... More >>

54. Maiden Speech to Parliament - David Seymour

21 October 2014 6:58pm | ACT New Zealand

I rise on behalf of the ACT Party in reply to His Excellency's speech. .. More >>

55. EPA finds Shell Oil illegally drilled two wells

22 October 2014 6:50pm | Green Party

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded that Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) broke the law by drilling two wells without a marine consent off the coast of Taranaki, the Green Party said today... More >>

56. Anti-worker legislation is anti-Pacifica

29 October 2014 2:09pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, will go down in history as being part of a Government that harmed his own people through anti-worker legislation, says Labour's Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su'a William Sio... More >>

57. Greens Support Ban On Water!

25 October 2001 9:43am | New Zealand National Party

"The Green Party's support for a ban on water in New Zealand shows how naïve and unscientific the Greens are and illustrates why the Government should ignore their extreme views to ban genetic technologies from New Zealand", says National's ..... More >>

58. Questions For Oral Answer October 28

28 October 2014 11:36am | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Did he tell Cameron Slater that he recognised the mother of a car crash victim - a young man described by Mr Slater as "a feral" - from his Pike River meetings? .. More >>

59. Māori Party condemns Employment Relations Amendment Bill

28 October 2014 4:13pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party condemns the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. "We are utterly opposed to this bill which will reduce worker's rights, endanger job security and decimate the good faith provisions of workplace bargaining," says Māori Party ..... More >>

60. Five-year tax holiday for overseas tax dodgers

29 October 2014 1:24pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National has just gifted a five-year tax holiday for foreign companies dodging their tax payments, says Revenue spokesperson David Clark. "Todd McClay has pretended he is doing something about overseas companies dodging their tax duties by joining ..... More >>

61. Labour urges iwi leaders to meet with National

29 October 2014 4:08pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour's Māori Caucus has called on iwi leaders and national Māori organisations to seek urgent meetings with the National Government to directly express their concerns about employment law changes which will harm Māori workers... More >>

62. Worker's rights dealt severe blow with Bill's passing

30 October 2014 8:58pm | Green Party

The passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill is another blow to workers' rights in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. .. More >>

63. Public sector relocating to Chch CBD in 2016

10 September 2013 12:33pm | New Zealand Government

About 20 government departments and agencies will be relocating into the Christchurch CBD in 2016 to support the city's recovery. .. More >>

64. New initiative to increase renewable energy in Southland

09 May 2014 9:29am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges today announced the establishment of a renewable heat hub initiative in Southland to increase the uptake of renewable energy. "Business heat accounts for approximately 30 per cent of New Zealand's ..... More >>

65. Tea breaks gone by lunch time

22 October 2014 1:02pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling for an eleventh hour reprieve to employment law changes which could see thousands of Kiwi workers not covered by collective agreements lose their smoko breaks, its spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says... More >>

66. New Zealand First Spokespersons Roles

24 October 2014 3:52pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Spokespersons 24 OCTOBER 2014 New Zealand First Members of Parliament Spokespersons roles .. More >>

67. Child poverty: No more wake-up calls

29 October 2014 9:01am | New Zealand Labour Party

A new report which shows the National Government has made no inroads whatsoever into child poverty should do more than just set alarm bells ringing, Labour's Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says... More >>

68. Diwali celebrations held at Parliament

29 October 2014 9:13am | New Zealand Government

Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga hosted the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament and representatives of the Indian community yesterday evening in Parliament's Grand Hall to celebrate Diwali... More >>

69. All Auckland transport options should be considered

29 October 2014 11:16am | Green Party

All options for meeting Auckland's transport needs should be considered, including reprioritising the transport budget away from wasteful spending on motorways, the Green Party said today... More >>

70. New coroners appointed

06 June 2007 4:35pm | New Zealand Government

Thirteen new coroners have been appointed under the new Coroners Act 2006, Attorney-General Michael Cullen announced today. The new coroners join Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean appointed in December last year... More >>

71. WAI 262 - Insights and Perspectives

10 October 2011 3:53pm | The Maori Party

There are many reasons why is a perfect time to be speaking to the Ko Aotearoa Tenei: Report of the Waitangi Tribunal into claims concerning law and policy affecting Māori culture and identity (Wai 262). First and foremost , I acknowledge all of the claimants ..... More >>

72. Australia extends student loans to NZ residents

11 June 2013 7:08pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed a move by Australia to extend its student loan scheme to long-term New Zealand residents. .. More >>

73. 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 >>

74. Turei: Address in reply speech, 21 October 2014

21 October 2014 4:27pm | Green Party

The other day I had a moment of genuine inspiration while watching The Paul Henry Show. Clearly, this was a unique moment. Paul and I get along, but to tell you the truth the most inspiring thing about his show is usually the urge I get to change ..... More >>

75. Cancer Society joins up with Cricket World Cup

28 October 2014 2:05pm | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the ICC Cricket World Cup's decision to appoint the Cancer Society as its official NZ charity partner. "It is great to see the Cancer Society join up with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015," ..... More >>

76. Call to Increase Aged Care Wages

28 October 2014 4:06pm | New Zealand First Party

The government is to blame for the unfair wages of aged care workers, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

77. James Shaw's Maiden Speech

28 October 2014 8:01pm | Green Party

I would like to take this opportunity to speak a little of the past, the present and the future. .. More >>

78. Questions For Oral Answer October 29

29 October 2014 11:55am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements? .. More >>

79. Foss to attend Albany WWI commemorations

30 October 2014 11:21am | New Zealand Government

Veterans' Affairs Minister Craig Foss will travel to Western Australia today to attend the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event (ACCE), marking 100 years since the first wave of Anzac troops set sail for the battlefields of World War One... More >>

80. Accounting and audit industries bill passes third reading

30 October 2014 9:08pm | Ministry Of Consumer Affairs

The Accounting Infrastructure Reform Bill, which passed its third reading in Parliament today, will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting and audit industries, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says... More >>

81. Goff releases reports into Bain case

22 December 2003 4:18pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Phil Goff today released the Ministry of Justice's report and Sir Thomas Thorp's review of the David Bain case... More >>

82. The Mapp Report

09 September 2005 2:40pm | New Zealand National Party

NATIONAL'S ACTION PLAN FOR GOVERNMENT Yesterday, National Leader Don Brash launched National's action plan for the 10 things National will do first in Government. It sets out the key priorities for a National Government, as below:.. More >>

83. New secondary tax rate announced

08 October 2008 4:53pm | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today that the Cabinet yesterday agreed to a new, bottom secondary tax rate of 12.5 per cent... More >>

84. Mighty River Power share offer opens

15 April 2013 9:45am | New Zealand Government

The Mighty River Power share offer opens for business tomorrow with New Zealanders having three weeks to apply to buy shares. .. More >>

85. $22.5 million Tui Mine clean-up complete

01 May 2013 12:25pm | New Zealand Government

A $22.5 million government-funded project to clean up New Zealand's worst contaminated site is now complete, Environment Minister Amy Adams says. .. More >>

86. Queen's Counsel appointed

17 May 2013 11:27am | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today the appointments of 26 Queen's Counsel. This is the first appointment round of Queen's Counsel since 2007 following changes to the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act earlier this year restoring the title ..... More >>

87. Questions and Answers - June 11

11 July 2013 5:44pm | Office of the Clerk

1. JACQUI DEAN (National-Waitaki) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the long-term benefits of strong fiscal management? .. More >>

88. More than $31 million for Building on Success

28 November 2013 11:44am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government will spend more than $31 million over the next three years to accelerate Māori secondary school student achievement, under the new Building on Success programme... More >>

89. Genesis Energy share offer details released

13 March 2014 3:28pm | New Zealand Government

The Government today released further details of the partial float of Genesis Energy, including a 1:15 loyalty bonus share incentive for New Zealand retail investors. .. More >>

90. Poroporoaki - Morvin Te Anatipa Simon

14 May 2014 3:04pm | The Maori Party

E te uri o Hinengakau, e te reo reka o te awa tupua, e te matua Morvin, kei te mamae, kei te tangi te ngakau ki a koe kua wehe atu nei. E kore to kanohi e kitea, engari to reo ka rangona tonutia e waiata mai ana ki nga topito o te motu, heke iho ki nga ..... More >>

91. Maori Party: Last Speech in the 50th Parliament

01 August 2014 10:49am | The Maori Party

Tēnā koe, Mr Assistant Speaker. Kia ora tātou e te Whare tēnei rā. Earlier this week we celebrated ten years since Tariana Turia was elected as the first Māori Party MP, and her ability to speak in the House-not so much her ability but certainly ..... More >>

92. Action needed to increase voter turnout numbers

22 September 2014 10:57am | Green Party

Expanded civics and citizenship education is urgently needed to turn around the low voter turnout in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. The Electoral Commission has estimated voter turnout for the 2014 election at 77.04 percent of those enrolled ..... More >>

93. Major Events Fund invests in BMW NZ Golf Open

07 October 2014 5:24pm | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has announced the Government is investing $700,000 from the Major Events Development Fund into each of the next two BMW New Zealand Open events in 2015 and 2016 in Queenstown... More >>

94. New technology speeds up cancer treatment

16 October 2014 10:44am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new technology being used at Auckland City Hospital will enable more precise and faster radiotherapy treatment for people with cancer... More >>

95. Rotorua shift for Maori TV a bizarre move

25 October 2014 1:05pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The bizarre idea to move Maori TV to Rotorua is either poor planning or possible political interference that adds to the perception of a service in crisis, says Labour MP for Tamaki Makaurau Peeni Henare... More >>

96. Second rate deal a no go - Goff

28 October 2014 11:31am | New Zealand Labour Party

A second rate deal on dairy in the TPP would totally contradict the agreed purpose of the Pacific trade agreement, Labour's Trade spokesperson, Phil Goff says. .. More >>

97. 2015 PM's Education Excellence Awards launched

28 October 2014 12:57pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched the 2015 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards. .. More >>

98. Minister Slow to Get into the Driving Seat

28 October 2014 4:07pm | New Zealand First Party

New minister Simon Bridges will have to pick up speed if he wants to go the distance on transport matters, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

99. NZ to join global crackdown on tax evasion

29 October 2014 11:09am | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced New Zealand's timetable for participation in a global automatic exchange of information aimed at cracking down on tax evasion. .. More >>

100. Court case an opportunity for Govt to improve gender pay gap

29 October 2014 12:15pm | New Zealand Labour Party

If the Government wants to halt New Zealand's slump in international rankings on the gender pay gap it should act on the court finding that women deserve equal wages, Labour's Women's Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says... More >>

 

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