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Northland Drought-like Conditions Concerns Peters

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 4:12 pm | New Zealand First Party

Northland MP, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, has invited the Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, to see how dry Northland has turned. More >>

Green MP Denise Roche at Pike River mine

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 2:32 pm | Green Party

Green Party workplace relations and safety spokesperson Denise Roche and Green Party supporters will show solidarity and support for the Pike River families tomorrow. “The Green Party will stand with the Pike River families and their communities ... More >>

Fresh start needed for EU trade agreement

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 10:28 am | Green Party

Bill English could use the opportunity of trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) to push for a new type of trade agreement that promotes sustainable economic development and helps create an economy that works for all New Zealanders, the Green ... More >>

Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area. More >>

Ban on plastic microbeads proposed

Monday, 16 January 2017, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is proposing to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. More >>

Organised crime getting easy ride under National

Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Under-resourcing from the National-led Government is seriously undermining the Police’s ability to combat organised crime, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. More >>

New year, new chance to turn the inequality tide

Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:33 pm | Green Party

This year is our chance to turn the tide on growing inequality in New Zealand with a change of government, the Green Party said today. More >>

Rt Hon Winston Peters speech: Pike River

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:48 pm | New Zealand First Party

Pike River - A measure not of politics but of decency in a democracy With my parliamentary colleague from Palmerston North, it’s a pleasure to be with you here today. And thank you to Bernie and all his family for making this wonderful venue available ... More >>

More burning ethical questions for Steven Joyce

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:08 am | Green Party

Finance Minister Steven Joyce is failing to show any moral or political leadership by continuing to allow Government-owned funds to invest New Zealanders’ money in some of the world’s most polluting companies, the Green Party said today. More >>

Wages and housing keys to fixing inequality

Monday, 16 January 2017, 10:38 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Better wages and restoring the Kiwi dream of homeownership are fundamental to reducing inequality, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Attitude Cops Target Alcohol Advertising And Sponsorship

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

Attitude Cops Target Alcohol Advertising And Sponsorship New Zealand First says the government must make it crystal clear that there will be no ban on alcohol advertising or sponsorship. “The attitude cops are back and they’re pushing a neo-puritanical ... More >>

Speech: Peters - Pike River

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:11 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters speech: Pike River - A measure not of politics but of decency in a democracy More >>

Data sharing boosts NZ-China trade advantage

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Government

A newly launched joint data sharing system between New Zealand and Chinese Customs will give kiwi exporters a competitive advantage, says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner. More >>

Time for a New Year’s good turn – drop gift card expiry date

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

14 January 2017 Time for a New Year’s good turn – drop gift card expiry dates More >>

Trade Minister to visit Middle East and Switzerland

Friday, 13 January 2017, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit the State of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to press for a conclusion to the free trade negotiations between New Zealand and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). More >>

Mangere welcomes home Joseph Parker

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The people of Māngere are holding a "Welcome Home Champ" event for newly crowned WBO Heavyweight Boxing Champ Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker this Saturday 14 January 10am at the Māngere Town Centre. More >>

MPs work to ensure a peaceful and secure Asia-Pacific region

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:41 am | Office of the Speaker

Carmel Sepuloni MP is leading the New Zealand delegation, comprising Dr Parmjeet Parmar MP and Marama Fox MP, to the 25th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Fiji this week. More >>

Desperate euthanasia opponents are dishonest or innumerate

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:22 am | ACT New Zealand

“It’s now impossible to deny public support for assisted dying,” says ACT Leader and End of Life Choice Bill sponsor David Seymour, “but that won’t stop the lowest opponents from stooping a little further. More >>

Resolution 2334 - Preserving the two state solution

Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:01 am | New Zealand Government

The spirit of unanimity in which the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2334 on December 23 stands in sharp contrast to the condemnation and accusations that have dominated subsequent commentary from Israel and that country's supporters. More >>

Tourism spending strong ahead of summer season

Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:00 am | New Zealand Government

Tourism spending continued to grow throughout most regions in the year to November 2016, providing a solid base ahead of the high summer season, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Julie Anne Genter selected for Mount Albert by-election

Friday, 13 January 2017, 8:41 am | Green Party

Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter will be standing in the Mount Albert by-election to be held on 25 February, said the Green Party today. More >>

Miserable Government Putting Tourism Industry At Risk

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand First Party

By not adequately funding tourism and infrastructure to deal with it, the government is putting the industry at risk, says New Zealand First Tourism Spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau. More >>

Billion Dollar Sport Spend Deserves Payback to Kiwis

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 9:03 am | New Zealand First Party

Kiwis are forking out nearly a billion dollars annually to fund sport and recreation but can’t get any payback with free on-screen broadcasts of sport, says New Zealand First Sport and Recreation Spokesman Clayton Mitchell. More >>

‘King-Hitters’ Found Guilty Should Be Locked up

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 4:01 pm | New Zealand First Party

The attacker of George Siaosi who tragically died last week should be doing serious jail time, says New Zealand First and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Government’s Inaction Over Dusty Roads Shameful

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 3:48 pm | New Zealand First Party

The government’s lack of concern for Northland has turned rural roads into unhealthy dustbowls that can no longer be ignored, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Green Party mourns passing of Archbishop Brown Turei

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 2:31 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is deeply saddened by the passing of Archbishop William Brown Turei ONZM (Ngāti Porou), who served as the Bishop of Aotearoa – the Tikanga Māori Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in New Zealand, Aotearoa and Polynesia. More >>

Māori Party pays tribute to Bishop William Brown Tūrei

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 1:44 pm | The Maori Party

Auē! Kua tau te hau rāwhiti, arā te hau mahana o te ringa kaha o Aituā. Kei te rangatira, kei te Pīhopa Mātāmua, haere atu rā ki ō tāua mātua tūpuna. He whāriki mō mātou ngā mōrehu o ngā waka. Haere e te rangatira, haere. More >>

Green Party mourns passing of SWAP leader Joe Harawira

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 12:54 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is deeply saddened by the passing of Ngāti Awa rangatira Joseph Harawira QSM, who led the Sawmill Workers Against Poisons (SWAP) organisation. More >>

Motorcyclists deserve safety they’ve paid for

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Motorcyclists deserve an explanation from the Government about why just one fifth of the money they have been charged has been spent on safety while the carnage continues on the roads, says Labour’s ACC and Transport Spokesperson Sue Moroney. More >>

Cross-party approach needed as homeownership hits new low

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 11:40 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New data showing homeownership has hit a record low shows the need for political parties to come together to enact Labour’s KiwiBuild and Healthy Home Bills, which are currently before Parliament, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

National letting wealthy tax avoiders off the hook again

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 10:14 am | Green Party

The National Government has failed to stop high income earners from avoiding paying their fair share of tax, the Green Party said today. More >>

Māori Party pays tribute to Joseph Harawira

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 10:04 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party pays tribute to a remarkable New Zealander, a son of Ngāti Awa and Ngāi Te Rangi, Hohepa Joseph Harawira, QSM. More >>

Lowering the Road Toll Starts with Better Rural Roads

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 8:25 am | New Zealand First Party

After a horrific number of road deaths over Christmas, New Zealand First says provincial New Zealand is sick and tired of being the Cinderella when it comes to safer roads. More >>

Minister Thanks Fire Service Chief Executive For Service

Monday, 9 January 2017, 11:26 am | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today thanked Chief Executive & National Commander of the New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) Paul Baxter for his 35 years work with New Zealand’s fire services. More >>

NZ-EU Trade Deal in Deep Trouble

Monday, 9 January 2017, 11:12 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First questions the priorities and sensibilities of the new Prime Minister about the proposed NZ-European ‘free trade’ deal after a stunning opinion from the European Court of Justice. More >>

PM should take Waitangi Day ceremonies on tour

Monday, 9 January 2017, 10:38 am | ACT New Zealand

Te Tii Marae’s continued failure to respectfully host the Government on Waitangi Day should prompt the Prime Minister to visit a different marae each year, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Speaker to meet counterparts from across the Commonwealth

Monday, 9 January 2017, 9:58 am | Office of the Speaker

Rt Hon David Carter, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, will represent New Zealand this week at the Standing Committee Meeting of the Commonwealth Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers (CSPOC) in Westminster, London. More >>

Unwelcome $78.3 Million New Year Surprise for Consumers

Monday, 9 January 2017, 9:38 am | New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authority (EA) has inadvertently confirmed everything New Zealand First has said about its swingeing power price increases. More >>

PM Will Not Attend Waitangi Day Powhiri at Te Tii Marae

Monday, 9 January 2017, 8:23 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has accepted the invitation of iwi leaders to lead a delegation of ministers to Waitangi to meet ahead of Waitangi Day celebrations, and announced he will not attend the annual powhiri at Te Tii Marae. More >>

Korean FTA delivers new round of tariff cuts

Sunday, 8 January 2017, 7:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister for Trade 8 January 2017 Media Statement Korean FTA delivers new round of tariff cuts More >>

New year, same old story for underfunded health

Saturday, 7 January 2017, 6:45 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New year, same old story for underfunded health While the New Year often heralds resolutions to improve, the industrial strife currently wracking ambulance workers shows the Government has little interest in properly investing in the health sector, ... More >>

Government’s EV charge runs flat

Friday, 6 January 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Government’s EV charge runs flat New figures obtained by Labour show that the National Government has left the handbrake on over its purchasing of electric vehicles, with less than 0.4 per cent of its All-Of-Government Panel purchases being EVs since ... More >>

PM to travel to Brussels, London and Berlin

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English will travel to Brussels, London and Berlin next week to meet with leaders to discuss issues including trade and security. More >>

Keep road police numbers up, says Labour

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Labour Party

After an increase in this year's Christmas holiday road toll by nearly 40 per cent, now is not the time to cut road policing numbers says Labour's Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. More >>

2016 road toll disappointing

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 9:08 am | New Zealand Government

“The road toll is not just a number — every figure represents a life needlessly lost and family, friends and communities grieving. Our thoughts are with those that have lost loved ones on our roads over the past year” Mr Bennett says. More >>

Too Few Will See Serena Williams Live on TV

Monday, 2 January 2017, 1:39 pm | New Zealand First Party

One of the greatest stars in world sport, Serena Williams, will grace Auckland tennis courts at the ASB Classic beginning today but most Kiwis will not be able to see her in action, says New Zealand First Sport and Recreation Spokesperson Clayton Mitchell. More >>

2016 road toll disappointing

Sunday, 1 January 2017, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Government

1 January 2017 Media Statement 2016 road toll disappointing The provisional road toll for 2016 is 326, Associate Transport Minister David Bennett says. “The road toll is not just a number — every figure represents a life needlessly lost and ... More >>

National should review safer road strategy

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National should review safer road strategy National needs to urgently review its “Safer Journeys” road safety strategy with the road toll increasing for the third year in a row making 2016 the deadliest year on New Zealand roads for six years, ... More >>

Māori Party congratulates recipients of New Year’s Honours

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 12:59 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party congratulates recipients of New Year’s Honours The Māori Party today congratulates all recipients, including tangata whenua, who have dedicated their lives to serving their communities. “Every recipients’ individual achievements, ... More >>

Educators congratulated on NY Honours

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Hekia Parata Minister of Education Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 31 December 2016 Media Statement Educators congratulated on NY Honours Education Minister Hekia Parata and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment ... More >>

Inspiring women recognised in 2017 Honours

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Some of New Zealand’s most inspiring women have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list released today. More >>

New Year Honours List 2017

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Government

New Year Honours List 2017 New Year Honours 2017 The New Zealand Order of Merit The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: DNZM To be Dames Companion of the ... More >>

Time for truth on petrol prices

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 11:28 am | New Zealand Labour Party

If you drew breath after filling up your tank and forking over a lot of hard earned dollars, you have every reason to feel annoyed, says Labour's Energy Spokesman Stuart Nash. More >>

Green Party Calls on Israel to respect UN resolution

Monday, 26 December 2016, 2:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has called on the Israeli Government to re-evaluate its negative response to the latest UN Security Council resolution on the Middle East and to respect its provisions, providing an opportunity for the peace process to bear fruit. The ... More >>

Alfred Ngaro expresses condolences to Tongan families

Sunday, 25 December 2016, 7:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro is saddened by the tragedy that occurred on the road to Gisborne last night. “It is particularly tragic that this group from Vava'u, Tonga was visiting Gisborne to celebrate Christmas and participate in fundraising ... More >>

Opportunity for new Minister to stamp her mark

Saturday, 24 December 2016, 11:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Opportunity for new Minister to stamp her mark New Energy Minister Judith Collins must stamp her mark on the petrol retail sector by sending a very clear message that she will not tolerate any form of monopolistic behaviour that could end up costing ... More >>

More Maori Land Service wānanga meaningless

Saturday, 24 December 2016, 11:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell’s announcement just before Christmas of further wānanga on the proposed Maori Land Service (MLS) is premature and meaningless when the MLS still has no confirmed business case, says Labour’s Ikaroa-Rāwhiti ... More >>

Customs keeping border safe over the holidays

Saturday, 24 December 2016, 11:49 am | New Zealand Government

Customs keeping border safe over the holidays Customs Minister Nicky Wagner thanks Customs for their hard work this year keeping our borders safe. “While most of us are enjoying our holidays, our frontline staff at Customs are facing their busiest ... More >>

NZ welcomes UN resolution on Middle East Peace Process

Saturday, 24 December 2016, 11:48 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 regarding the Middle East Peace Process. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favour and an abstention from the US. “New Zealand voted for and co-sponsored ... More >>

Second wānanga for the proposed Māori Land Service

Friday, 23 December 2016, 9:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell announces the second round of nation-wide wānanga on the proposed Māori Land Services starting 23 January 2017. The Māori Land Service team held the first wānanga during September and October 2016. Those ... More >>

 

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