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Time for new Key Government to take strong action on climate

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:51 pm | Green Party

The UN Climate Summit in New York on Tuesday is the final, final chance for John Key to demonstrate New Zealand’s commitment to help secure a safe, stable future for our children, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens ramp up defence of environment and workers

Monday, 22 September 2014, 12:02 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is heading into a new parliamentary term promising to ramp up efforts to defend both the environment and workers from National plans to ram through changes that will attack both, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today. National has ... More >>

Collins thrilled with support for Papakura seat

Monday, 22 September 2014, 11:44 am | New Zealand National Party

Judith Collins MP is thrilled to be returning to Parliament as the MP for Papakura after a clear majority in the preliminary results. More >>

Action needed to increase voter turnout numbers

Monday, 22 September 2014, 10:57 am | 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 >>

Video: UnitedFuture's Appeal to Voters

Friday, 19 September 2014, 1:29 pm | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture's Appeal to Voters UnitedFuture's ghostly selfie More >>

Minister acknowledges departing chief executive

Friday, 19 September 2014, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Government

State-Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall has acknowledged Mark Ford following his retirement as Watercare Services chief executive. “Mr Ford has been a great public servant over the last twenty years, and has made a lasting contribution to ... More >>

ASA Also Finds Craig ‘Manipulative’

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:37 am | New Zealand First Party

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has been officially caught out manipulating and misleading the voter with incorrect information, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Greens pledge to clean up Govt

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:24 am | Green Party

The Green Party is needed in Government to clean up politics after repeated abuses of power by National, the Green Party said today. More >>

Hold Fast to Your Mana

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:22 am | MANA Movement

Hone Harawira today called on the voters of Tai Tokerau to hold fast to their mana, and not be dictated to by those party leaders who have ganged together to tell them how to vote. More >>

Voters urged to look past the lies and half-truths

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:21 am | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and HonTariana Turia says they’ve been staggered by the blatant lies and half-truths that have been levelled at the party in the last seven days. More >>

NZ Whaling resolution passes

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:11 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the International Whaling Commission’s passing of a New Zealand resolution enshrining the International Court of Justice’s decision on Japanese whaling. More >>

NZ welcomes Fiji’s return to the polls

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 5:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated the people of Fiji following their first demo-cratic elections since 2006. More >>

Why power prices matter

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the CEO of Contact Energy is now earning $1.7 million a year, or $33,000 a week, has shocked many New Zealanders and reinforces the urgent need for Labour’s NZ Power policy, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Par-ker says. More >>

Ryall’s final act as most incompetent SOEs Minister ever

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Tony Ryall’s final act as the most incompetent SOEs Minister ever is to load up the taxpayer with even more of a burden to rescue the train wreck he turned Solid Energy into, Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says. “With just two ... More >>

Labour stands on proud record on Suffrage Day

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour stands on proud record on Suffrage Day Women have come a long way in the 121 years since New Zealand became the first country to give them the vote on September 19 1893, but there is still more to do, Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson ... More >>

POROPOROAKI: New Amsterdam Reedy

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:13 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party mourns the loss of New Amsterdam Reedy (Ngāti Porou – Te Aitanga a Mate, Putaanga, Te Whānau a Tūwhakairiora, Ngāti Uepohatu). More >>

Extension of Solid Energy’s remediation indemnity

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Government officials are working with Solid Energy to extend the company’s remediation indemnity, which will meet the future costs of returning the company’s mining land to its pre-mined condition, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises ... More >>

Norman: Green Party 2014 election campaign close

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:40 pm | Green Party

I became the Co-leader of the Green Party in 2006, eight years ago this June. At that time we were sitting at just above 5 percent in the polls and only had six MPs in Parlia-ment. I am enormously proud of the work Metiria and I have done to build ... More >>

Turei: 2014 election campaign close

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:39 pm | Green Party

Today we stand on the cusp of something awesome - the first ever Green Party in Government in New Zealand. Change - real change - is literally hours away. I can feel the bristling urgency and hope, can't you? The truth is that change can't come soon enough - for ... More >>

Polling Booths Asked to Treat Maori Voters with Respect

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 11:44 am | Mana Movement

“Polling booths without Maori roll voting papers, Maori people not being offered assistance to vote, people getting sent from Whangarei to Wellsford to vote, Maori people getting turned away from voting because they didn’t have their ‘easy vote’ ... More >>

Exports in permanent decline under National

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 11:41 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Exports under National are in permanent decline – a result that causes long-term damage to our country’s wealth and makes Bill English’s admission that he has no new ideas all the more serious, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says. More >>

Economy continues to grow, support jobs

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 11:20 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand continues to enjoy one of the fastest-growing economies in the developed world, confirming that the Government’s sensible economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says. “It’s only ... More >>

Dunne Speaks for 18 September 2014

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:25 am | Peter Dunne

18 September 2014 A couple of elections ago there was a bumper sticker around to the effect the one million New Zealanders liked to hunt, fish or tramp in our great outdoors. The implication was that governments therefore needed to take their concerns ... More >>

Bay residents to get cancer care closer to home

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:17 am | New Zealand Government

Around 500 Bay of Plenty residents a year will now be able to have their cancer treatment closer to home rather than making a 3 hour round trip to the cancer centre in Hamilton. Health Minister Tony Ryall opened the $35 million Kathleen Kilgour Cancer ... More >>

Maori Party Knifes Their Own Candidate to Suit John Key

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:10 am | MANA Movement

“The people of Tai Tokerau want a straight answer Mr Flavell”, said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. “Is it true that your executive decided to tell Maori Party voters in Tai Tokerau to vote for John Key’s nominee, Kelvin Davis?” More >>

Aussie Liberals embroiled in Key campaign

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette ... More >>

Measles outbreak over

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the end of the recent measles outbreak in New Zealand. More >>

Formulary Users Hits 1 Million Mark

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has congratulated the team at the New Zealand Formulary as the number of users of this excellent resource has surpassed the 1 million mark . The New Zealand Formulary has been developed as part of the government's medicines ... More >>

Championing healthy lives and helping whānau in need

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:03 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party launched its health policy today that builds on the groundbreaking work achieved by the Māori Party since it became part of the Government six years ago. The Māori Party recognises poverty is a major underlying cause of ill health. More >>

Peters: Vision, Regulations, Alcohol Laws, Safety & Security

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:22 pm | New Zealand First Party

Thank you for the invitation to speak at this important hospitality conference being held so close to the election. More >>

Key knew tourism business being sold out by foreign owners

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key was aware that a highly successful tourism business would be shut down because new foreign buyers were cutting its access rights to farmland, Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove says. More >>

Strong economy? Yeah, right!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Independent Coalition

Today’s figures from Statistics NZ proves that National is appallingly inept at managing the economy - it is anything but strong. More >>

Inequality analysis gives wrong impression

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:32 pm | Green Party

Recent analysis of trends in inequality over the last 20 years by a tax consultant gives a misleading impression of the reality of inequality and poverty in New Zealand, the Green Party says. More >>

National overseeing increased pollution of Waikato River

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:17 pm | Green Party

National is overseeing massive dairy conversions in the Waikato that are likely to undermine the $210 million taxpayer funded clean-up of the Waikato River, the Green Party has revealed today. More >>

Students to share their views on older people

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:46 am | New Zealand Government

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has announced an essay competition for primary school students aimed at understanding youth attitudes towards older people. More >>

PM Sells Out on Tourism

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:04 am | New Zealand First Party

Minister of Tourism Prime Minister John Key is a phoney, talking up New Zealand tourism but on the other hand allowing a foreign investor to shut down a Kiwi tourism business. More >>

Leading economists endorse Green Party economic direction

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:18 am | Green Party

Some of the world’s best economists have today reaffirmed the urgency and the benefits of shifting to a low carbon, high innovation economy, the Green Party said. More >>

Māori development crucial to New Zealand’s future

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour recognises the concern of Māori about child poverty and the rising costs of living, and in Government will make a real difference to the wellbeing of whānau and iwi, Labour’s Māori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says. “As our Māori ... More >>

John Key Supporting Labour

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:19 am | 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 >>

Maori Party – Don’t Complain … Walk

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:18 am | Mana Movement

"If the Maori Party are serious about stopping government spying on NZ citizens then they should tell the Prime Minister to either stop doing it or they will walk away” said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira, on hearing the Maori Party ... More >>

Foreign firm kicks out Kiwi company after buying farm

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:14 am | New Zealand Labour Party

An American company has kicked a Kiwi business off its land after successfully convincing the Overseas Investment Office to buy 100 per cent of a farm lease, without informing the office of the Kiwi firm’s access rights, Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove says. “In ... More >>

National to reduce benefit numbers by 25 per cent

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:08 am | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will reduce the number of people on welfare by 25 per cent, with a series of new initiatives to support beneficiaries into work. “We’re making a difference with stronger expectations and greater support. The plan we’ve ... More >>

Celebrating women’s right to vote

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 5:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage with an event recognising women leaders in innovation. More >>

MANA Movement Housing Policy

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:56 pm | Mana Movement

“When families are living in cars, garages, cockroach-infested caravans and three families to a house then we have a housing crisis", said MANA leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Hone Harawira. More >>

Appointments on Election Eve Raise Red Flag

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:52 pm | New Zealand First Party

Serious questions must be asked over Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples appointments to the Waitangi Tribunal on the eve of the General Election, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

National on Alleged Unauthorised Use of Music

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National Party completely rejects the allegation that the library music used in its early campaign advertisements is a copyright infringement of any artist’s work. The National Party purchased the music in question from recognised production ... More >>

The Leadership of MTS Lied

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:10 pm | Mana Movement

Tuesday 16th September "Normally I'm happy to tell people that I was right but when I received the news about the staff cuts at Maori Television, I had nothing but sympathy for the three Maori media leaders who are going to be made to fight ... More >>

Mana makes more wild statements – this time about Whānau Ora

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Earlier this week the Mana candidate for Waiariki Annette Sykes claimed the Government wants to abolish the Waitangi Tribunal and the Māori Land Court. Last night the Mana candidate for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira claimed on the Native Affairs debate ... More >>

Māori Party opposes expansion of State’s surveillance powers

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:12 pm | The Maori Party

While debate continues about the veracity of claims made by Dotcom’s “Moment of Truth”, the Māori Party remains opposed to any law changes or policies that increase the power of the State to survey its citizens. More >>

Green Party will help students in financial distress

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:01 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will stop National’s campaign of punishing tertiary students and do more than any other party to support young Kiwis into study, Green Party students spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. More >>

National backing women to succeed

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

Under the National-led Government real improvements have been made for New Zealand women, and we are keen to continue building on those achievements says Women’s Affairs Spokesperson, Jo Goodhew. More >>

Winegums Make for Better Polling

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:29 pm | MANA Movement

“I wanted to laugh when I saw the Native Affairs poll the other night (Hone Harawira 38%, Kelvin Davis 37%) because it was almost the same as the one they did back in 2011”, said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. “Back then they had ... More >>

$40 million to boost engineering

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:53 am | New Zealand National Party

$40 million to boost engineering A re-elected National-led government will allocate an additional $40 million to further boost engineering places and double the number of engineering graduates to at least match OECD averages, National Party Tertiary ... More >>

Prime Minister responds to alleged email

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key says he stands by his statements that he did not know about Dotcom until the day before the raid took place on his property in January 2012. More >>

$3 million upgrade for Mount Cook road

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:51 am | New Zealand Government

The completed $3 million upgrade of Tasman Valley Road at Aoraki/Mount Cook was officially opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The major upgrade of the Tasman Valley Road is about improving the safety and accessibility to New ... More >>

Green Party announce Welcome Pack for newborn babies

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:50 am | Green Party

The Green Party today announced its final social policy before the election, aimed at ensuring that every child thrives from the day they are born. To complement the range of initiatives already announced, the Green Party will provide every newborn ... More >>

Privileges Complaint Laid against Prime Minister

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 9:11 am | MANA Movement

MANA Movement Leader and Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira has today lodged a Privileges Complaint with the Speaker regarding the Prime Ministers denials in parliament that he knew anything about Kim Dotcom before 2012. More >>

Yes or no John Key – is X-Keyscore spying on New Zealanders?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 8:57 am | Green Party

Prime Minister John Key must explain revelations this evening that the GCSB operates X-Keyscore in New Zealand and conducting mass surveillance on New Zealanders without their knowledge, said the Green Party. “Yes or no John Key, is X-Keyscore spying ... More >>

TVNZ debate must be extended due to spy revelations

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 8:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Tomorrow night’s TVNZ debate must be extended to a full hour so New Zealanders can see a debate on the important issues raised about spying in this country, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. “The issues raised last night are extremely important ... More >>

PM responds to incorrect surveillance claims

Monday, 15 September 2014, 7:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key tonight corrected misinformation that has been put in the public domain concerning the operations of the Government Communications Security Bureau. More >>

 

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