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1. Parliamentary Walk Out

28 July 2015 3:34pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First walked out of Parliament before Question Time today after the Speaker ruled out New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters from being there... More >>

2. Questions For Oral Answer July 28

28 July 2015 11:45am | Office of the Clerk

1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "I don't want to ban foreigners from buying residential property"? .. More >>

3. Sick New Zealanders will pay under John Key's TPPA

28 July 2015 12:41pm | Green Party

The Prime Minister's admission today that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will hike the cost of medicine in New Zealand is yet another reason why we need to immediately withdraw from the dead-end deal, the Green Party said today. ..... More >>

4. Dismantling Pharmac's power a betrayal of NZ

28 July 2015 1:46pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key's National Government is betraying New Zealanders by trading away Pharmac's long-term buying power, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. "Today John Key finally admitted that medicines will cost more under the TPP his Government is negotiating, ..... More >>

5. Party Leaders Should Just Give up And Join New Zealand First

28 July 2015 1:11pm | New Zealand First Party

The leaders of both Labour and National will receive membership forms from New Zealand First, along with a message of encouragement to join the party. .. More >>

6. Government drive to lift regulatory quality

28 July 2015 10:24am | New Zealand Government

Greater use of exposure drafts of new laws, stronger expectations and reviews of crown regulators, and more transparent cost recovery practices, are among changes announced to improve New Zealand's regulatory system by Regulatory Reform Minister ..... More >>

7. National colonises Labour's policy manifesto

28 July 2015 2:39pm | ACT New Zealand

"National is colonising the Labour manifesto with its signalled interest in a land tax on foreign house buyers," says ACT Leader David Seymour. .. More >>

8. Good politics, poor policy

28 July 2015 2:57pm | ACT New Zealand

"Funnelling immigrants into the regions through adjustments of our points system may be good politics, but it's poor policy," says ACT Leader David Seymour. .. More >>

9. Agency sought to help reduce cyberbullying

27 July 2015 10:40am | New Zealand Government

The search is underway for an Approved Agency where victims of cyberbullying can turn to for help, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today. .. More >>

10. Charges up for some as funding up for grabs

28 July 2015 7:55am | New Zealand Labour Party

A proposal being considered by the Government would see some people having to pay more for health care and district health boards forced to fight amongst themselves to fund regional health services, Labour's Health spokesperson Annette King says.. More >>

11. Questions and Answers - July 28

28 July 2015 6:22pm | Office of the Clerk

1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement that "I don't want to ban foreigners from buying residential property"? .. More >>

12. Minister welcomes Health and Safety Reform Bill report

24 July 2015 1:29pm | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcomed today's Select Committee report on the Health and Safety Reform Bill. .. More >>

13. TPPA More Important than Public Concern

23 July 2015 5:25pm | New Zealand First Party

TPPA More Important than Public Concern The government has robbed New Zealanders of a chance to address concerns about the TPPA, says New Zealand First. "New Zealand First's Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill gave New Zealanders a chance to ..... More >>

14. Fears of Massive Foreign Farm Buy-up

28 July 2015 1:51pm | New Zealand First Party

Foreigners will be lining up to snap up New Zealand farms as highly indebted dairy farmers are forced off the land, says New Zealand First. "It's already happening in Australia and, as we saw on TVNZ's Sunday , farmers are going broke while foreigners ..... More >>

15. Meth ring under Serco's nose

28 July 2015 12:28pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The news that two Serco inmates have been arrested for helping to run a methamphetamine ring from prison should be the final straw and see their contract cancelled, says Labour's Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis... More >>

16. PM to attend Cook Islands 50th celebrations

27 July 2015 4:10pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will lead a delegation to Rarotonga next week to celebrate the Cook Islands' 50th anniversary of self-government in free association with New Zealand. "Fifty years ago, New Zealand and the Cook Islands entered into a ..... More >>

17. Waikato Hospital Dependent on Foreign Qualified Doctors

28 July 2015 10:06am | New Zealand First Party

Close to half the doctors employed by Waikato District Health Board are overseas trained, says New Zealand First. "In the mental health department, in which an alleged fraudulent psychiatrist was working, there are two overseas qualified doctors ..... More >>

18. Razor gang takes scalpel to health

27 July 2015 9:04am | New Zealand Labour Party

Plans by the Government to take a scalpel to democratically elected health boards are deceitful and underhand, coming just months after an election during which they were never signalled, Labour's Health spokesperson Annette King says... More >>

19. Electricity market more competitive than ever

28 July 2015 10:52am | New Zealand Government

Increased competition in the electricity market is continuing to benefit consumers, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. .. More >>

20. Key is trading away New Zealand land and homes

27 July 2015 11:45am | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key yesterday admitted what National dishonestly refused to confirm in Parliament last week - he is trading away New Zealand's right to control who buys our homes and land, says Opposition leader Andrew Little... More >>

21. Easier, faster way to upgrade RealMe accounts

29 May 2015 10:15am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne says thousands of New Zealand online passport renewal applicants now have an easy, fast way to get a RealMe verified identity and access a range of online services... More >>

22. Council must keep its hands off our AECT dividends

27 July 2015 3:42pm | ACT New Zealand

Auckland Council should keep its hands off Aucklanders' AECT dividends, says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour. .. More >>

23. New initiative to improve overseas driver safety

28 July 2015 4:05pm | New Zealand Government

A new online training module will help ensure visiting drivers stay safe on New Zealand roads, Ministers Paula Bennett and Craig Foss say. .. More >>

24. New classrooms for Te Atatū Intermediate

27 July 2015 3:08pm | New Zealand National Party

List MP Alfred Ngaro says more classrooms will help keep up with roll demand and population growth in our region, and replacement classrooms will provide improved, up-to-date infrastructure where needed. "Te Atatū Intermediate (six) Peninsula ..... More >>

25. Health And Safety Reforms - a Pandora's Box for NZ

25 July 2015 10:10am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand needs health and safety regulations that incorporate common sense, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

26. Hon Paula Bennett: Speech to LGNZ Annual Conference

21 July 2015 11:22am | New Zealand Government

Good morning everyone. It is my pleasure to be here with you in Rotorua. .. More >>

27. Prisoner voting ban needs to be repealed

24 July 2015 2:28pm | Green Party

National needs to immediately bring legislation to the House which lifts the ban on the right of prisoners to vote, said the Green Party. .. More >>

28. In Focus: 28 July 2015

28 July 2015 9:31am | New Zealand National Party

In my last newsletter I talked about one particularly busy day spent in the electorate during Parliament's two week recess. .. More >>

29. Inspection of Waikato DHB's mental health service

27 July 2015 2:38pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there will be an inspection of Waikato DHB's mental health services. "We want the public to have high confidence in the quality and safety of Waikato DHB's mental health services," says Dr Coleman. "Following ..... More >>

30. Meeting with US Secretary of State

28 July 2015 11:23am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington today to discuss issues related to New Zealand's presidency of the United Nations Security Council and the US/NZ relationship. "New Zealand and the United States ..... More >>

31. National Does "Cut And Paste" Double U-Turn

27 July 2015 9:09am | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister's statement on sending migrants outside of Auckland might look like a concession to sound policy, but it is not, says the Rt Hon Winston Peters. .. More >>

32. Reappointments to Education Payroll Limited Board

27 July 2015 10:38am | New Zealand Government

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce has today announced two reappointments to the board of Education Payroll Limited. Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed for one year as the Chair of Education Payroll Ltd, the company established in 2014 ..... More >>

33. Ministers failing women and their own targets

28 July 2015 12:39pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures showing just five Ministers have met the Government's own reduced targets for appointing women to state sector boards is evidence National is failing Kiwi women, Labour's Women's Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says... More >>

34. Appointment of Queen's Counsel

24 July 2015 10:45am | New Zealand Government

Three lawyers have been appointed Queen's Counsel this year, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today. .. More >>

35. Improving spread of skills, investment across NZ

26 July 2015 12:25pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says... More >>

36. New classrooms confirmed to meet Auckland growth

27 July 2015 8:56am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today confirmed that more than 230 new classrooms are on-track to be delivered over the next 18 months to help meet increasing rolls in Auckland... More >>

37. Another chance for kids - Whangaruru school decision

24 July 2015 1:07pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she has given Te Pumanawa o te Wairua in Northland a chance to continue operating because of her concerns about finding other educational opportunities for its students. Her decision follows a special audit of the Whangaruru ..... More >>

38. Accident Compensation Ombudsman Urgently Needed at ACC

24 July 2015 3:09pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling for the establishment of an Accident Compensation Ombudsman to stop New Zealanders being unfairly disadvantaged when challenging ACC decisions. .. More >>

39. Improved access to up-to-date cancer info

27 July 2015 3:32pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new national cancer information strategy will benefit patients, clinicians and researchers. "Access to high quality and reliable cancer information is important," says Dr Coleman. "Currently information ..... More >>

40. 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 >>

41. Next steps for Western East Cape Schools

22 July 2015 12:16pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has initiated a second round of consultation over the future of Raukokore School, Te Kura o Ōmaio and Te Whānau-a-Apanui Area School in Western East Cape. "I have made an interim decision that the three schools should ..... More >>

42. Privatisation of Prisons Down the Drain Where It Belongs

25 July 2015 8:42pm | New Zealand First Party

It is about time the government stepped in to attempt to rectify the mess they've created by privatising New Zealand prisons but it's still not good enough, says New Zealand First... More >>

43. Speech: Key - National Party Conference

26 July 2015 1:13pm | New Zealand National Party

Sky Centre Convention Centre, Auckland Embargoed until the Prime Minister starts speaking Ladies and Gentlemen, isn't it great to be in the National Party? This is my ninth annual conference as Leader and it's as much a privilege today as it ..... More >>

44. 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 >>

45. Questions and Answers - July 22

22 July 2015 9:17pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr JIAN YANG (National) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he received on the performance of the New Zealand economy and the Government's management of its finances? .. More >>

46. New health and safety law worse than what it replaces

24 July 2015 1:33pm | Green Party

Workers have been let down by the National Government's new Health and Safety Reform Bill which in many ways is worse than what it replaces, the Green Party said following the release of the Select Committee Report into the bill today... More >>

47. PM reiterates commitment to open New Zealand

26 July 2015 12:22pm | New Zealand National Party

Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party John Key today reiterated the National-led Government's commitment to an open economy which embraces free trade and immigration. .. More >>

48. Bank puts the squeeze on mid Canterbury farmers

27 July 2015 1:49pm | New Zealand Government

News that an unnamed bank in Ashburton has put a receiver on notice over financially vulnerable farmers will send a chill through rural New Zealand, says Labour's Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. "The Government needs to work with New Zealand's ..... More >>

49. Jim Sutton Speech To Dairy Insight Seminar

19 July 2004 7:49pm | New Zealand Government

Ladies and Gentlemen: thank you for the invitation to speak tonight. The aim of this strategic framework is something I find easy to support: that of being the world's best... More >>

50. 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 >>

51. New leaks show Pharmac loser in TPPA negotiation

02 July 2015 5:13pm | Green Party

New leaked documents from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) show that New Zealanders could lose access to affordable medication, said the Green Party today. .. More >>

52. Acting District Court Judges appointed

07 July 2015 4:46pm | New Zealand Government

Ten acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Warren Cathcart, barrister and solicitor of Auckland, has been appointed as an acting District Court Judge with a jury warrant to serve ..... More >>

53. Arbitrary sanctions hit children hardest

24 July 2015 3:18pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Increasing numbers of single parents are being penalised under a regime that is overly focussed on sanctions rather than getting more people into work, Labour's Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni says. "Figures, obtained through Parliamentary ..... More >>

54. Could Southland Become "New Zealand's Norway" for Salmon?

25 July 2015 8:45pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is hoping that Stewart Island will be chosen by King Salmon as the location for its new Salmon Farm. .. More >>

55. Apprentices served well by Code of Practice

27 July 2015 1:15pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston says apprentices and their employers will have clearer expectations thanks to a new Code of Good Practice... More >>

56. Passing of Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira

16 July 2011 6:29pm | The Maori Party

Hon Tariana Turia and Hon Dr Pita Sharples Maori Party Co-Leaders Saturday 16 July 2011 Kua hinga te totara haemata o te Tai Rawhiti, ka haruru te whenua! Mai i te tihi o Hikurangi maunga ki te wahapu o Waiapu, e rere ana te waipuke roimata! E te ..... More >>

57. 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 >>

58. SPEECH: New Zealand Flag Referendum Bill First Reading

12 March 2015 9:33pm | The Maori Party

I am also pleased to be part of the cross-parliamentary team that has established to engage with this issue, to ensure the debate has integrity and that we put in place a process to create public confidence in the nature of the debate. But I want ..... More >>

59. Judge Armstrong appointed to Māori Land Court

24 July 2015 9:53am | New Zealand Government

Judge Armstrong appointed to Māori Land Court The Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, has announced the appointment of Judge Miharo Armstrong of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui to the Māori Land Court. Judge Armstrong was temporarily appointed ..... More >>

60. New NZ On Air appointments announced

24 July 2015 12:15pm | New Zealand Government

Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor and media specialist Helen Grattan have been appointed to the board of NZ On Air, Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams announced today. .. More >>

61. Charter School Announcement No Surprise

24 July 2015 1:39pm | New Zealand First Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that the failing Whangaruru charter school will remain open despite receiving advice to the contrary - not only will it remain open but surprise, surprise this government will funnel over $100,000 more ..... More >>

62. Labour will fix broken health and safety bill

26 July 2015 11:47am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has heeded forestry widow Deborah McMillan's protest outside National's conference today and is stepping in to fix the government's broken health and safety law, says Labour's spokesperson for Labour issues, Iain Lees-Galloway.. More >>

63. Minister seeks assurance following arrest

27 July 2015 8:50am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is seeking assurance following the arrest of a person who has been employed until recently as a psychiatrist at Waikato DHB and is suspected to have carried out identity fraud... More >>

64. Nats miss another opportunity to fix housing crisis

27 July 2015 9:06am | New Zealand Labour Party

National has missed another opportunity to fix the Auckland housing crisis, with nothing in John Key's speech to tackle it, says Labour's housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. "First home buyers are drowning under the ever rising tide of Auckland ..... More >>

65. MPs should back Te Reo in schools

27 July 2015 2:09pm | Green Party

The Green Party and New Zealand First are jointly calling for a Select Committee inquiry into the capacity to deliver and support Te Reo Māori within New Zealand schools. On Wednesday, the Education and Science Select Committee should tautoko ..... More >>

66. NZ's consistent economic growth continues

19 March 2015 11:20am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand's economy continues to perform consistently well with another quarter of solid growth reported today, Finance Minister Bill English says. Statistics New Zealand today released gross domestic product figures for the December quarter showing ..... More >>

67. Free Dental Treatment for Pregnant Mothers Welcomed

30 April 2015 1:30pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the Lakes DHB initiative to provide free dental care to pregnant women living in Rotorua communities with high levels of deprivation. .. More >>

68. First Special Housing Area for Queenstown Lakes

10 June 2015 1:30pm | New Zealand Government

A 38-hectare site with the potential for 150 new homes near Lake Hayes has been announced as the first Special Housing Area under the Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Vanessa van Uden announced today. "Queenstown ..... More >>

69. No Gains for New Zealand under TPPA

19 June 2015 1:02pm | New Zealand First Party

National's continued pursuit of the TPPA proves yet again they never intended to act in the best interests of New Zealanders, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

70. Nothing for Dairy Farmers under TPPA

23 June 2015 7:46pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand does not have a good deal for dairying, yet the end game of TPPA negotiations are now being played out, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

71. The Magna Carta in New Zealand - Judith Collins

07 July 2015 9:06am | New Zealand National Party

Hon Judith Collins MP for Papakura Speech to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta 1215, University of Auckland Magna Carta Series The Magna Carta in New Zealand Good law takes time. Sometimes it takes several attempts to get it right and then, ..... More >>

72. Tenancy law changes to include insulation and smoke alarms

09 July 2015 11:45am | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for Building and Housing 9 July 2015 Tenancy law changes to include insulation and smoke alarm requirements .. More >>

73. Trade And Climate Change - Tim Groser

17 July 2015 9:17am | New Zealand Government

Address to the Institute of International and European Affairs Leadership Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture, 16 July 2015 .. More >>

74. Questions and Answers - July 21

21 July 2015 7:04pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader-NZ First) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements? .. More >>

75. Drone laws a step towards future of transport

23 July 2015 10:33am | ACT New Zealand

"Usually government regulations are a drag on innovation, so it's great to see this government getting out in front." .. More >>

76. ACC must remove barriers to appeals

23 July 2015 2:08pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must prioritise removing barriers to justice for ACC claimants following a damning report by Acclaim Otago, Labour's ACC spokesperson Sue Moroney says. "ACC Minister Nikki Kaye must urgently scrap her flawed plan to remove claimant's ..... More >>

77. Minister must take responsibility for problem gambling

24 July 2015 9:10am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government's handling of the Problem Gambling Foundation's axing in a cost-cutting exercise has been ham-fisted and harmful to some of the most vulnerable people in society, Associate Health Labour spokesperson David Clark says. "Today's court ..... More >>

78. Hekia just won't face the facts

24 July 2015 2:36pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Hekia Parata's decision to keep troubled Whangaruru Charter school open despite being presented with a catalogue of failure defies belief, goes against official advice and breaks a Government promise to close these schools if they were failing, ..... More >>

79. Mass Immigration Not Helping Housing Crisis

02 December 2002 12:11am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has blamed the Government's ad hoc immigration policy for home rentals soaring out of control in Auckland.. More >>

80. 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 >>

81. Rail electrification not more urban sprawl

23 April 2007 2:58pm | Green Party

The Greens are urging Auckland councils to hold the line against property developers' calls for more urban sprawl, and instead keep pushing central Government for the funds for the electrification of the Auckland rail network with the associated increase ..... More >>

82. 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 >>

83. Happy birthday Kingi Tuheitia

21 April 2009 1:37pm | The Maori Party

Hari huritau ki a koe, hari huritau ki a koe, hari huritau e te Kingi Tuheitia, hari huritau ki a koe. "On this day in world history Rome was founded, the moon was explored for the first time by the Apollo 16 astronauts and William III and Mary ..... More >>

84. Animal Welfare Amendment Bill

19 February 2010 9:13am | The Maori Party

As uri of Ngati Koata I have grown up in a tradition in which the concept of respecting and caring for animal life is second nature. .. More >>

85. Dunne lists Capital's earthquake-prone buildings

03 March 2011 4:33pm | United Future NZ Party

Ohariu MP and UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne today placed Wellington City Council's list of earthquake-prone Wellington buildings on his Facebook page and the UnitedFuture website... More >>

86. National to increase NZ's debt by $61 billion over 5 years

19 May 2013 10:49am | Green Party

Budget numbers reveal our national level of indebtedness will skyrocket by $61 billion over five years, which is an economic ticking time-bomb, says the Green Party. .. More >>

87. New Zealand hits one million adults with obesity

17 October 2013 4:04pm | Green Party

The need for urgent action to fight obesity has been reinforced today, with the Ministry of Health Annual Report confirming that New Zealand has tipped the scales with one million adults now obese .. More >>

88. New Māori Language commissioners appointed

25 March 2015 10:10am | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, has confirmed the appointment of two new board members to Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, the Māori Language Commission. Hinurewa Poutu (Ngāti Rangi, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Maniapoto) has ..... More >>

89. New High Commissioner to the Cook Islands named

22 April 2015 9:58am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Nick Hurley as New Zealand's new High Commissioner to the Cook Islands. "New Zealand and the Cook Islands have a unique relationship, based on historical ties and shared citizenship," Mr McCully ..... More >>

90. NZ condemns use of the death penalty

29 April 2015 10:04am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is dismayed by Indonesia's decision to carry out the execution of members of the 'Bali 9' and other prisoners. .. More >>

91. Budget 2015: Social bond to focus on mental health

01 June 2015 12:38pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015: Social bond to focus on mental health New Zealand's first social bond will aim to empower people with mental illness and support their families, Finance Minister Bill English and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman say. Social bonds, in ..... More >>

92. Questions and Answers - June 17

17 June 2015 7:32pm | Office of the Clerk

1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement "what I can say about the Minister for Housing is that he is outstanding"; if so, what has been outstanding about his roll-out of the Government's new Auckland ..... More >>

93. National telehealth service provider announced

18 June 2015 12:11pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that Homecare Medical is the preferred provider for the new national telehealth service. .. More >>

94. Volunteers and health and safety reform

22 June 2015 3:17pm | ACT New Zealand

The government should use National Volunteer Week to clarify how the Health and Safety Reform Bill will affect them, says ACT Leader David Seymour. .. More >>

95. Statement on Curwen Rolinson

07 July 2015 5:57pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 7 JULY 2015 Statement on Curwen Rolinson A remit proposing to formalise a youth wing is coming before the New Zealand First Convention in August. Mr Curwen Rolinson was ..... More >>

96. Minister Cutting Corners with Treaty Negotiations

22 July 2015 9:52am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the government is making a habit of engaging in Treaty of Waitangi negotiations with Māori Authorities that do not have the full support of their Iwi. "The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi negotiations Chris Finlayson is ..... More >>

97. Charter school experiment turns into shambles

22 July 2015 9:55am | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government's charter school experiment has descended into chaos and it's time for Hekia Parata to stop trying to cover up the full extent of the problems, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. "The Education Minister must ..... More >>

98. Commerce Commission appointments announced

22 July 2015 12:12pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced two new appointments to the Commerce Commission. .. More >>

99. Minister celebrates public service excellence

22 July 2015 1:09pm | New Zealand Government

Greater collaboration and strategic thinking by the public sector is delivering real benefits for the public, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. .. More >>

100. District Health Boards scoop IPANZ awards

22 July 2015 2:14pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the DHBs which have taken home half of the annual public service awards, including the prestigious Prime Minister's award... More >>


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