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1. New faces, wise heads in bold Labour line up

24 November 2014 11:05am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party's depth of experience. "Labour has many new and highly capable MPs who will have the opportunity to prove their ability. ..... More >>

2. Royal Commission needed - PM's office in Dirty Politics

24 November 2014 5:33pm | Green Party

Reports that the Prime Minister's senior advisor gave secret SIS information to blogger Cameron Slater in order to embarrass the Labour Party proves John Key office was involved in Dirty Politics and abused their power to manipulate at least one ..... More >>

3. Time for an economy that works for all New Zealanders

24 November 2014 12:05pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says the challenge for the National Government is to support an economy that delivers good, sustainable jobs paying decent wages. "It's time the economy delivered for all New Zealanders, not just the ..... More >>

4. Did Collins cover up Slater's OIA requests?

12 November 2014 12:22pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Disgraced former Cabinet Minister Judith Collins must explain why she appears to have tried to hide Official Information Act requests she fulfilled for Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, Labour MP Megan Woods says... More >>

5. Draft foreign fighters legislation released

23 November 2014 2:54pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters... More >>

6. Key used GCSB for political ends prior to 2014 election

14 November 2014 9:25am | Green Party

New documents released to the Green Party show that Prime Minister John Key used New Zealand's intelligence services for the National Party's political ends a few days out from the 2014 election, the Green Party said today... More >>

7. Goodhew: DairyNZ Board Dinner

21 November 2014 5:18pm | New Zealand Government

There are also a large number of CE's and leaders from business, government and local government here, including Kingi Smiler, Chairman of Miraka and Laurie Margrain, Chairman for Open Country Dairy, and Martyn Dunne, Director General of the Ministry ..... More >>

8. John Key yet to produce case for rushed terror law changes

24 November 2014 11:08am | Green Party

John Key has not made a case for rushing through counter-terrorism laws that infringe significantly on the rights of New Zealanders, the Green Party said today. .. More >>

9. Government should put the brakes on new surveillance laws

23 November 2014 2:04pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to put the brakes on changes to surveillance and passport laws in the wake of a leaked copy of the Government's foreign fighter legislation revealing serious flaws in the drafting, and sections that potentially ..... More >>

10. South Auckland disadvantaged by new decile rankings

24 November 2014 3:38pm | New Zealand Labour Party

South Auckland disadvantaged by new decile rankings New decile rankings have South Auckland schools at scores that show they are much more disadvantaged than the national average, says Labour's Associate Auckland Issues spokesperson Louisa Wall. "As ..... More >>

11. Government Inquiry into Smith / Traynor escape established

24 November 2014 3:58pm | New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett has today released the draft Terms of Reference for the Government Inquiry into matters concerning the escape of Phillip John Smith / Traynor. The draft Terms of Reference focus on: · Mr Smith / Traynor's temporary ..... More >>

12. Paula Bennett: Home For Life

11 August 2010 5:53pm | New Zealand Government

Today I'm announcing an important initiative that endeavours to help some very important New Zealanders. They are the children in care, who don't have a permanent home to go to... More >>

13. Establishment of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

21 November 2014 5:13pm | New Zealand Government

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More >>

14. Funding system pushing tertiary institutions towards fraud

24 November 2014 10:11am | Tertiary Education Union

Pressure for funding is driving institutions to take illegal shortcuts says TEU national president Lesley Francey. .. More >>

15. Inquiry needed into handling of harassment complaints

24 November 2014 10:40am | Green Party

The Green Party says an inquiry is needed to investigate whether the State Services Commission followed due process in handling a complaint against CERA boss Roger Sutton, in a bid to restore confidence in the State Sector's handling of sexual harassment ..... More >>

16. PM's Keenness on Foreign Ownership Shocks Winston Peters

21 November 2014 1:18pm | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key's enthusiasm for the foreign ownership of farmland and now hotels, shows how naïve the Government is. "What does one make of Mr Key telling Federated Farmers, if the only buyers were domestic buyers and he was a credit officer, ..... More >>

17. Schools need backing to support children

22 November 2014 3:00pm | Green Party

Schools need resources and support to get the best out of children with learning differences and disabilities rather than be told not to bother, the Green Party says. .. More >>

18. DHBs roll out new national maternity IT system

24 November 2014 12:26pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the rollout of a new national IT system aimed at improving the quality of maternity care for women and their babies. "The new Maternity Clinical Information System (MCIS) is a secure online system which ..... More >>

19. Shady Past? Platinum Credit Card Level for Immigration

24 November 2014 2:55pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is questioning why arrangements between Immigration New Zealand and China UnionPay will see streamlined visa processing for holders of Platinum and Diamond UnionPay credit cards... More >>

20. National gags community sector

20 November 2014 3:49pm | Green Party

More than a quarter of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are being silenced with gag clauses under the National government, said the Green Party. .. More >>

21. NZ and China confirm research agreements

21 November 2014 3:09pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the confirmation of three research collaborations with China. "China is an important and growing science and innovation partner for New Zealand, and President Xi Jinping's visit this week ..... More >>

22. New Labour line-up announced

19 December 2011 2:20pm | New Zealand Labour Party

David Shearer today announced Labour's new line-up that promotes new faces and focuses on Labour's priorities for a clean, green and innovative New Zealand that supports strong families and communities... More >>

23. Progressive Enquiry Smoke Shows Plenty of Signals

21 November 2014 9:04am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is keen to talk to the Hon Clayton Cosgrove about a mandatory code of conduct for supermarkets to protect suppliers from anti-competitive behaviour. .. More >>

24. Development Contributions Commissioners appointed

08 August 2014 2:53pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga Associate Minister of Local Government 8 August 2014 Media Statement Development Contributions Commissioners appointed .. More >>

25. Guy: Speech to the New Zealand Racing Board AGM

24 November 2014 5:14pm | New Zealand Government

I was very pleased to be allocated the racing portfolio again by the Prime Minister. I see it as an opportunity to build on the conversations I've had with many of you over the past few years. .. More >>

26. New look Labour line-up ready for action

23 September 2013 3:10pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has unveiled his new shadow cabinet, describing it is a government in waiting that will make a real difference to the lives of Kiwis. "I'm immensely proud to lead this new-look caucus line-up... More >>

27. Oil and gas Block Offer 2015 consultation begins

14 November 2014 9:15am | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the start of the Block Offer 2015 process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits... More >>

28. National opens door further to Chinese property speculators

21 November 2014 11:10am | Green Party

National has further opened the door to Chinese property speculators with the registration of a third Chinese bank here that will make it easier for Chinese investors to invest in New Zealand properties, the Green Party said today... More >>

29. 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 >>

30. Christchurch affordable housing partnership announced

23 October 2014 10:31am | New Zealand Government

Fletcher Residential has been chosen as the Government's private sector partner for a new affordable housing project on an 11.5-hectare Crown-owned site in Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today... More >>

31. National's cuts to R&D will hurt economy

18 November 2014 10:27am | Green Party

National's planned cuts to research and development (R&D) funding will further undermine New Zealand's future economic performance, the Green Party said today. .. More >>

32. Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme

20 November 2014 9:18am | New Zealand Government

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. "While ..... More >>

33. Minister welcomes vote for new teaching roles

21 November 2014 10:02am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the vote of secondary teachers in favour of new roles being added to their collective agreement. Ms Parata says the support for the new roles of Community of School Teachers is another significant step forward ..... More >>

34. Public outcry urged against destruction of Saddle Hill

21 November 2014 1:39pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It appears that only a public outcry against the inevitable destruction of Jaffray's Hill, the lower hump of Saddle Hill, will save our iconic landscape, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today... More >>

35. Labour's shadow Cabinet announced

20 November 2008 11:56am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Party Leader Phil Goff today announced Labour's shadow Cabinet and spokesperson allocation. .. More >>

36. Lab plan the beginning of slippery slope?

21 November 2014 10:51am | New Zealand Labour Party

It's time for new Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to show his hand on plans to privatise lab services which doctors are warning could put patients' lives at risk, Labour's Health spokesperson Annette King says... More >>

37. Border wait reducing from 24-hours to minutes

21 November 2014 3:08pm | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says from early next year traders will be able to register directly with the Joint Border Management System (JBMS) to manage their own information online in real time. "The Trade Single Window component of JBMS allows traders ..... More >>

38. Minister to undertake Perth engagements

22 November 2014 2:58pm | New Zealand Government

Minister to undertake Perth engagements Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce travels to Perth today for a short series of engagements. This weekend sees Perth hosting the first of four New Zealand job fairs in Australia targeting some emerging ..... More >>

39. Double standard on 1080?

26 June 2008 9:53am | Gordon Copeland

Independent MP and Kiwi Party candidate Gordon Copeland today contrasted the total evacuation of the 18 storey Pastoral House in Wellington, because of a 1080 scare, with the continued indiscriminate dropping of 1080 from the air over thousands of ..... More >>

40. Hone Harawira: Feed the Kids Bill

14 November 2012 5:58pm | Mana Party

Mr Speaker, three months ago the Children's Commissioner's Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty released their report in which they said "Children living in poverty are those who experience deprivation of the material resources ..... More >>

41. Green Party welcomes new Labour leader

18 November 2014 2:12pm | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman congratulated Andrew Little on his election as Labour Party leader this afternoon. .. More >>

42. Robertson Congratulates Andrew Little

18 November 2014 2:18pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour MP Grant Robertson has congratulated Andrew Little on his election as Leader of the Labour Party. .. More >>

43. Greens welcome Xi, but human rights need to be on agenda

19 November 2014 10:11am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the visit to New Zealand of Chinese President Xi Jinping and wishes to congratulate him on his recent announcement regarding China capping emissions for the first time... More >>

44. He Aituā: Te Orohi Paul

20 November 2014 1:23pm | The Maori Party

"We are devastated by the loss of Te Orohi Paul. She has been a stalwart supporter of the Māori Party since its inception and one of my guiding lights," says Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell... More >>

45. A-G called on to look into flagship 'cost-saving' programme

21 November 2014 9:00am | New Zealand Labour Party

New health Minister Jonathan Coleman has some serious questions to answer following a decision to wind up the Government's flagship health savings provider HBL just a fortnight after giving it the green light to implement its plans, Labour's Health ..... More >>

46. New Zealand far exceeding our fair share of emissions

21 November 2014 1:27pm | Green Party

If every nation was polluting the climate as much as New Zealand, we would push the world into dangerous climate change in just 10 years a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme shows, the Green Party said today... More >>

47. 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 >>

48. 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 >>

49. New Parole Board appointments announced

09 June 2011 10:26am | New Zealand Government

Seven new members have been appointed to the New Zealand Parole Board, along with the re-appointment of chairperson Judge Sir David Carruthers and 14 current members, Attorney-General Chris Finlayson announced today... More >>

50. Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today

17 December 2013 1:02pm | New Zealand Government

Burwood Hospital construction contract signed today Health Minister Tony Ryall was today joined by Prime Minister John Key to announce the main construction contract for Burwood Hospital's multi-million dollar redevelopment has been signed today ..... More >>

51. More questions for Rennie and Rebstock

17 June 2014 9:40am | New Zealand Labour Party

The flawed enquiry into the leak of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs report last year is leading to more questions for State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie and its author Paula Rebstock, Labour's State Services spokesperson Maryan Street says... More >>

52. Vulnerable Children Bill passed into law

19 June 2014 5:27pm | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed the passing of the Vulnerable Children's Bill into law ensuring that New Zealand's most at risk children get priority in accessing services and support... More >>

53. John Key Supporting Labour

17 September 2014 9:19am | Mana Movement

"There is something really sick about a National Party Prime Minister coming out in support of a Labour candidate" said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira, after hearing that John Key is urging voters to back Labour in the Tai Tokerau election... More >>

54. Questions and Answers - October 23

23 October 2014 5:51pm | Office of the Clerk

Economic Programme-Policies 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (National-Botany) to the Minister of Finance : What measures is the Government taking to help the New Zealand economy become more productive and competitive? .. More >>

55. 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 >>

56. Two new projects to attract tourists to NZ

07 November 2014 11:05am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the Government is co-investing in two new projects as part of the Tourism Growth Partnership. The Tourism Growth Partnership is a $32 million contestable Government fund which aims to support innovation ..... More >>

57. Women in trades: it's a good fit

20 November 2014 4:10pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Louise Upston is encouraging employers to attract more women to trades work to assist with the Canterbury rebuild. .. More >>

58. PM meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

20 November 2014 4:46pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key held successful talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wellington today. "This is President Xi's third official visit to New Zealand, but his first as President, so it's a very significant occasion. I'm delighted ..... More >>

59. Two education initiatives with China

20 November 2014 4:49pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the signing with China of two initiatives that will further enhance educational initiatives between China and New Zealand... More >>

60. Orion to remain in Gulf to support ongoing operations

21 November 2014 4:08pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft will remain in the Gulf region for another 12 months to provide ongoing support to regional maritime operations. "New Zealand has had a P3 Orion supporting international ..... More >>

61. Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

23 November 2014 2:07pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 23 November 2014 Media Statement Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to ..... More >>

62. Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 16 Mar. 2004

16 March 2004 7:13pm | Office of the Clerk

1 Treaty of Waitangi-Commission of Inquiry 1 2 Medical Misadventure-Accident Compensation 2 3 Mori Allowance-Specialist Education Services 2 4 Tourism Strategy 2010-Reports 3 5 Foreshore and Seabed-Mori Land Court Ruling 3 6 Child, Youth and Family Services, ..... More >>

63. Mallard Speech: We are all New Zealanders now

29 July 2004 3:04pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Trevor Mallard: Speech to the Stout Research Centre for NZ Studies, Victoria University, Wellington.. More >>

64. Three Greens to tackle Taupo bike race

26 November 2004 12:15am | Green Party

Green MP Mike Ward will take a break from his North Island trike tour tomorrow joining two fellow Green MPs competing in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge... More >>

65. Dame Silvia Cartwright, Peter Cartwright honoured

02 August 2006 2:44pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that the retiring Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright and her husband Mr Peter Cartwright are to each receive the Queen's Service Order in recognition of their service to New Zealand... More >>

66. 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 >>

67. 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 >>

68. Tariana Turia Speech On Section 59

22 February 2007 10:06am | The Maori Party

  If you went in to any kohanga throughout Aotearoa, chances are that you would hear a waiata being sung with huge gusto:  .. More >>

69. Planned date for China FTA signing

26 February 2008 2:17pm | New Zealand Government

With outstanding technical requirements and processes for the NZ-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on track for completion, plans are underway for New Zealand business involvement in activities around the signing date, Trade Minister Phil Goff announced ..... More >>

70. Labour Party list for 2008 election announced

31 August 2008 2:02pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Eight talented New Zealanders will strengthen Labour's team of MPs in a few months time according to Labour President Mike Williams... More >>

71. 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 >>

72. Speech: Turia - The Maori Party's 5th Birthday

15 June 2009 10:07am | The Maori Party

E kore au e ngaro, te kakano i ruia mai i Rangiatea I shall never be lost, the seed which was sown from Rangiatea Today is a celebration of survival; survival and revival. We celebrate the dreams and aspirations of the seed sown from the soil of Rangiatea. ..... More >>

73. Minister opens Tamatea Police Station

07 May 2010 10:52am | New Zealand Government

Tamatea's Community Constable now has a permanent base following the opening of the new Tamatea Community Police Station by Police Minister Judith Collins today. .. More >>

74. PM launches Rewi Alley documentary in Beijing

07 July 2010 3:29pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today announced the release of a five-part documentary series about New Zealand author, poet, and humanitarian Rewi Alley, produced jointly by Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) and China's CCTV... More >>

75. Cross-border privacy laws strengthened

26 August 2010 4:41pm | New Zealand Government

A bill to ensure that personal data sent to New Zealand from overseas is subject to New Zealand's privacy protection passed into law today. .. More >>

76. Felix Donnelly College to close

31 August 2010 10:29am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced that Felix Donnelly College in South Auckland is to close on 27 January 2011. .. More >>

77. VSM an ideological solution in search of a problem

24 September 2010 4:37pm | Green Party

The decision of John Key's Government to a bill to introduce Voluntary Student Membership ignores public opinion, the Green Party said today. .. More >>

78. Labour Party List 2011

10 April 2011 2:41pm | New Zealand Labour Party

1. Phil Goff 2. Annette King 3. David Cunliffe 4. David Parker 5. Ruth Dyson 6. Parekura Horomia 7. Maryan Street 8. Clayton Cosgrove 9. Trevor Mallard 10. Sue Moroney 11. Charles Chauvel 12. Nanaia Mahuta 13. Jacinda Ardern 14. Grant Robertson 15. Andrew ..... More >>

79. Dux Quest plumbing withdrawn 24 years ago

19 April 2011 8:59am | New Zealand Government

"Dux Quest was withdrawn from the market about 24 years ago. It pre-dates the current Building Code and the Building Act," Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson said... More >>

80. Drug Court pilot announced for Auckland

19 October 2011 11:42am | New Zealand Government

The Government has agreed to establish a Drug Court pilot in Auckland to deal with offenders with severe alcohol and drug dependencies, Justice Minister Simon Power and Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu announced today... More >>

81. Appointment of Dr David Collins QC as High Court Judge

21 February 2012 1:54pm | New Zealand Government

21 February 2012 Media Statement Appointment of Dr David Collins QC as High Court Judge Solicitor-General David Brian Collins QC has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Justice Collins ..... More >>

82. Opening of Family Clinic, K'aute Pasifika Trust

16 April 2012 2:00pm | New Zealand Government

Opening of Family Clinic, K'aute Pasifika Trust 11.35am, 960 Victoria Street, Hamilton Monday 16 April 2012 Speech Kam na mauri, talofa lava, bula vanaka, malo e le lei, kia orana, taloha ni, fakaaloha lahi atu, tēna koutou katoa. I would like ..... More >>

83. New Board to oversee Work and Income Performance

15 May 2012 2:09pm | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today announced the new Work and Income board members to oversee the investment approach to welfare. .. More >>

84. Speech: Groser - Future Climate Change Agreement

23 August 2012 8:33pm | New Zealand Government

23 August 2012 Embargoed until 8.30pm Speech Speech to the International Dialogue on the Future Climate Change Agreement Tēna koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to Auckland. New Zealand is delighted to be hosting this informal dialogue on climate ..... More >>

85. Blind People - Our Voice, Our Future: Speech

09 October 2012 9:30am | New Zealand Government

A month or so ago, one of the daily newspapers ran a feature on one of our remarkable Paralympian champions who had just been treated to a triumphant welcome home parade celebrating her heroic efforts in London... More >>

86. Speech: Harawira - Ngati Whatua Ki Orakei Settlement

15 November 2012 3:54pm | Mana Party

Press Release Ngati Whatua Ki Orakei Settlement: Third Reading Speech Hone Harawira MANA Leader and Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau Thursday 15 November 2012 E te Mema Paremata o Takaparawha, ki a koe e Joe, tena koe, koe anoki e Grant, hakoa ..... More >>

87. Rangatahi Court research shows strong whānau engagement

19 December 2012 10:40am | New Zealand Government

A report released today on the effectiveness of the Rangatahi Court (te Kooti Rangatahi) shows positive early results for the programme, says Courts Minister Chester Borrows. .. More >>

88. AUS-NZ Wage Gap Now $180, More Than A Kiwi's Daily Pay

21 February 2013 3:37pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The wage gap with Australia is now so large that Kiwis across the ditch earn a New Zealander's weekly pay in just four days, says Labour's Finance spokesperson David Parker.. More >>

89. New Telephone Service For Hearing Impaired

01 March 2013 9:22am | New Zealand Government

New Telephone Service For Hearing Impaired Hundreds of hearing impaired people are set to benefit from a new Government-funded telephone service, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says. From tomorrow, for the first time ..... More >>

90. Speech: Pita Sharples to NZ-China Partnership Forum - 12 Apr

19 April 2013 9:15am | New Zealand Government

Speech to NZ-China Partnership Forum - delivered by Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples on the 12 April, 2013 at the NZ China Partnership Forum - Check Upon Delivery .. More >>

91. Minerals exploration will boost Northland economy

13 June 2013 10:07am | New Zealand Government

New minerals exploration permits awarded today will help create jobs and lift the Northland economy, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. .. More >>

92. New Deputy Health & Disability Commissioner

01 August 2013 4:53pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the appointment of Ms Rose Wall, as a Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner. .. More >>

93. 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 >>

94. 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 >>

95. New venture a big boost for future construction

06 March 2014 11:04am | New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says Canterbury is leading the way for how the construction sector will work in the rest of New Zealand with innovative approaches to housing manufacturing starting to appear... More >>

96. First new Pomare home opened

10 April 2014 10:20am | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today opened the first new home in the 150-house Pomare mixed housing redevelopment in Lower Hutt, Wellington. "This first new Pomare home is the future face of social housing in New Zealand under the Government's ..... More >>

97. Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill

28 July 2014 12:27pm | Select Committee Office

The aim of this Bill is to repeal the Māori Language Act 1987 and amend the Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Act 2003 and other Acts to: .. More >>

98. Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill passes third reading

31 July 2014 1:27pm | New Zealand Government

A bill to strengthen the regulation of foreign-owned commercial fishing vessels operating in New Zealand waters has passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. .. More >>

99. Government delivers $480 million reduction in ACC levies

05 August 2014 12:54pm | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Judith Collins today announced reductions to motor vehicle levies in 2015/16 meaning the average New Zealand vehicle owner will be $135 better off each year. "Earlier this year the Government signalled our intention to reduce ACC levies ..... More >>

100. South Auckland housing crisis

25 August 2014 12:55pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National's HomeStart package is nothing more than a political stunt designed to beguile South Auckland voters, said Labour's Pacific Affairs spokesperson Su'a William Sio... More >>

 

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