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Minister of Defence on first visit to Asia

Monday, 29 May 2017, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell will travel to Indonesia and Singapore this week to attend a range of meetings on defence and security matters. More >>

Congrats to Sport and Recreation Awards finalists

Monday, 29 May 2017, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has acknowledged the finalists at the tenth anniversary of the Sport and Recreation Awards. More >>

Rates Rises And Kaikoura Misses Out in Budget

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

Kaikoura business people and residents hit hard by the recent earthquake have been dealt two new blows, says New Zealand First. More >>

Law Commissioner appointed

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Former Secretary for Justice Belinda Clark has been appointed as Law Commissioner, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today. More >>

Do Your Job – Get Cathedral Restoration Moving

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:17 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters says the “bleating” from Christchurch MP Nicky Wagner can easily be stopped. More >>

Scheme helping to fill hard-to-staff health roles

Monday, 29 May 2017, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme designed to increase the number of health professionals working in communities and roles that have traditionally been difficult to staff is making a real difference. More >>

$360 million better spent on fidget spinners

Monday, 29 May 2017, 11:41 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government shouldn’t require advice from officials to realise pumping $360 million of taxpayer money a year into the rental market will drive up prices, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Official advice shows rents could rise following Budget

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:02 am | Green Party

Raising the Accommodation Supplement could push rents up as more than a billion dollars flows from the Government’s accounts to landlords over the next few years, according to official advice from the Treasury and DPMC, the Green Party said today. In a report ... More >>

Single Child Tax hidden in Budget

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:44 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Buried in National’s so-called family Budget is a Single Child Tax that will hit medium to low income families, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More >>

PM to visit Samoa for independence celebrations

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:36 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English will visit Samoa this week for the country’s 55th Independence Day celebrations. More >>

Ports decision a win for workers and the environment

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:33 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Ports of Auckland’s decision to no longer release the toxic fumigant methyl bromide into the atmosphere is a win for their workers and for the environment, says Labour’s Spokesperson for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor. More >>

Port’s decision a win for workers and environment

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:13 am | Green Party

The Green Party is applauding the decision by the Ports of Auckland to require total recapture of the toxic gas methyl bromide at the port by the end of the year, and says other ports must now follow suit. More >>

Increased investor confidence welcomed

Monday, 29 May 2017, 8:46 am | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the Financial Markets Authority annual survey results which shows confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets rose nine per cent in 2016. More >>

Speech: Peters - Christ Church Cathedral

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 3:17 pm | New Zealand First Party

Speech at Public Meeting on Christ Church Cathedral Cathedral Square, Christchurch 1.30pm, Sunday, 28th May, 2017 Christ Church Cathedral – let’s get moving There has been so much said. So much written. But this building, Christ Church Cathedral, ... More >>

Gagana Sāmoa celebrated this week

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Alfred Ngaro Minister for Pacific Peoples 28 May 2016 Media Statement Gagana Sāmoa celebrated this week Ua saunoa le Minisita o le Matagaluega mo Tagata Pasifika i Niu Sila, Alfred Ngaro – “O le vaiaso o le gagana Samoa, o se avanoa mo Niu ... More >>

Further investment in Wanaka schools

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Further investment in Wanaka schools Around $19 million will be invested in Wanaka’s school network as part of Budget 2017, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today. This investment will include: · ... More >>

Macindoe attends International Transport Forum

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe will tomorrow travel to Germany to attend the 2017 International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit of Transport Ministers. The Summit is being held from 31 May - 2 June and will bring together members from approximately ... More >>

Poroporoaki – John Te Manihera Chadwick

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 1:40 pm | The Maori Party

POROPORAKI 27, May 2017 Māori Party Waiariki MP and Co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell Marama Fox MP and Co-leader Poroporoaki – John Te Manihera Chadwick Manihera, John te hoa pūmau o tō hoa a Stevie, te tuarā tonu o tō hoa o te whānau - moe mai. ... More >>

Commerce Commission investigates Ron Hoy Fong

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Commerce Commission investigates Ron Hoy Fong The decision by the Commerce Commission to investigate Ron Hoy Fong and his questionable advice to property investors to use fake names and target ‘dummies’ is good news, Labour’s spokesperson on ... More >>

National running out of excuses on Pike

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National running out of excuses on Pike The latest Pike River revelations further erode National's position of blocking a manned re-entry of the Pike River Mine drift, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. "National is running out of excuses ... More >>

Auckland’s nightscape to be transformed

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed plans for Auckland’s Harbour Bridge to be transformed at night with a state-of-the-art, sustainable, world first lighting system. “The Harbour Bridge is an iconic Auckland landmark and this exciting use ... More >>

$71k for 120 youth development opportunities

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nikki Kaye Minister for Youth 27 May 2017 Media Statement $71k for 120 youth development opportunities More >>

Budget 2017: $8m extra for Whanganui DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Whanganui DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $4m extra for West Coast DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for West Coast DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $53m extra for Waitemata DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Waitemata DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $5m extra for Wairarapa DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Wairarapa DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $42m extra for Waikato DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Waikato DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $12m extra for Taranaki DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Taranaki DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $6m extra for Tairawhiti DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Tairawhiti DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $31m extra for Southern DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Southern DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $21m extra for Northland DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Northland DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $7m extra for South Canterbury DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for South Canterbury DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $16m extra for Nelson Marlborough DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Nelson Marlborough DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $19m extra for MidCentral DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for MidCentral DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $12m extra for Lakes DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Lakes DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $14m extra for Hutt Valley DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Hutt Valley DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $18m extra for Hawke’s Bay DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Hawke’s Bay DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $51m extra for Counties Manukau DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Counties Manukau DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $27m extra for Capital & Coast DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Capital & Coast DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $26m extra for Bay of Plenty DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Bay of Plenty DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $44m extra for Auckland DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Auckland DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

$8m pay rise for community-based midwives

Friday, 26 May 2017, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says community-based midwives are set to receive their share of an $8 million pay increase. More >>

New Zealand far off track on climate change

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:57 pm | Green Party

A drop of merely 0.1 percent in climate pollution shows that the National Government is stalling on its commitments to tackle climate change in New Zealand. More >>

Rt Hon Winston Peters Speech: Punishment And Rehabilitation

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:56 pm | New Zealand First Party

Thank you for inviting me here today for this Howard League Graduation. It is a great honour to be presenting the certificate for completion of the literacy course and for the relaunch of the programme here at Ngawha. Congratulations to the Howard League. More >>

Widespread disappointment at company tax cut failure

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

Business groups and commentators have echoed ACT’s disappointment at the Government’s failure to cut company tax, to adjust the top personal tax threshold, and to index tax brackets to inflation. More >>

Kaye: $1.5 billion Budget boost for education

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk about my first Budget as Education Minister. More >>

Slim pickings for Pacific people in Budget

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Aupito William Sio MP for Māngere Pacific Island Affairs Interfaith Dialogue Assoc. Foreign Affairs (Pacific Climate Change) Assoc. Ethnic Communities More >>

$144k for up to 495 new youth development opportunities

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Partnerships with InOvation Trust and Te Aratika Creative will see around $144,000 invested to create up to 495 new leadership and mentoring opportunities for young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Greenhouse gas emissions decline

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows gross emissions have remained stable since 2003 and declined in 2015 as New Zealand is becoming more carbon efficient, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. More >>

Nats’ Budget locks in housing crisis

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s ninth Budget forecasts house prices will rise at three times the rate of wages, locking in the housing crisis for years to come, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Kids bear the brunt of Budget

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Future generations are the ones bearing the brunt of National’s failure to provide education services the funding they need to make ends meet, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Investing in our Pacific communities

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Investment in Budget 2017 will help improve outcomes for our Pacific communities in New Zealand, Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro says. More >>

Police Robbery Crackdown Needs Backup From Justice System

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

Thirty-two million dollars for a police crackdown on aggravated robberies is pointless if the justice system doesn’t hold young offenders to account, says New Zealand First. More >>

Cathedral Working Group report released

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Cathedral Working Group report released Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing the Cathedral Working Group Recommendation Report. “I firmly believe we need an agreed solution on the future of the cathedral, ... More >>

The real costs of National’s election bribe

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The cost of National’s poorly-targeted election year budget bribe is that there’s nothing to fix the housing crisis, health funding is cut, and funding for schools is cut, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Speech to Public Relations Institute of New Zealand

Friday, 26 May 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

I assume the title ‘Seismic Shifts’ doesn’t require me to deliver a long, detailed dissertation on what many people here in Canterbury have lived through for more than six years, or to give you a lesson on the world’s tectonic plates. More >>

Nats’ budget a double-crewed ambulance at bottom of cliff

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:59 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s election year Budget shows that there’s no coincidence Finance Minister Steven Joyce doubles as National’s campaign manager, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Scope of multi-use arena study released

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:55 am | New Zealand Government

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel are today releasing the Terms of Reference for a pre-feasibility study into a new multi-use arena in Christchurch. More >>

Health running on empty

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Get ready for more cuts to health at a local level, affecting all New Zealanders, after a Budget that failed to deliver even enough for health services to stand still, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

NZ joins global response to antimicrobial resistance

Friday, 26 May 2017, 9:44 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett welcome the announcement of New Zealand’s action plan for tackling the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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