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A ‘bridge’ to better Māori Crown relations launched

Monday, 17 December 2018, 7:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Te Arawhiti: A ‘bridge’ to better Māori Crown relations launched at Parliament Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Minister Kelvin Davis has welcomed the launch of the Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti at Parliament tonight. About ... More >>

Ngāpuhi voting results

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little has announced the results of the Ngāpuhi-wide vote on the Evolved Mandate Proposal. “The Ngāpuhi people who participated in the vote have not supported the Ngāpuhi Evolved Mandate Proposal,” ... More >>

National congratulates next Chief Justice

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has congratulated the next Chief Justice of New Zealand, the Honourable Justice Helen Winkelmann. “Justice Winkelmann has had a distinguished career on the bench since 2004, following a lengthy career as a litigator ... More >>

Mycoplasma bovis eradication is making substantial progress

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Government

International experts are impressed by New Zealand’s efforts to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis and are more confident the campaign is working, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said today. More >>

Helen Winkelmann appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand

Monday, 17 December 2018, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Judge of the Court of Appeal, the Honourable Justice Helen Winkelmann, has been appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand and a Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “It is a pleasure to announce that her ... More >>

Maritime New Zealand Chair appointed

Monday, 17 December 2018, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Transport Phil Twyford today announced the appointment of Jo Brosnahan as Chair of the Maritime New Zealand Board. More >>

Government should adopt school equity legislation

Monday, 17 December 2018, 2:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

National MP for East Coast Bays Erica Stanford is calling on Education Minister Chris Hipkins to work with National and revive her Member’s Bill to replace the decile system with a fairer school funding model. More >>

Govt should come clean on $1m for investigated trust

Monday, 17 December 2018, 11:53 am | ACT New Zealand

The decision by Shane Jones to give almost $1 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to an organisation that was recently investigated by the Government is being questioned by ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Schools must take in their local kids

Monday, 17 December 2018, 11:04 am | Green Party

The Green Party have today called on schools to follow the law and accept kids that have been denied enrolment because they have a history of truancy or no fixed address. More >>

DOC geared up for busy summer with visitor behavior campaign

Monday, 17 December 2018, 9:45 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage, in launching a new visitor behaviour campaign, says the Department of Conservation (DOC) is well prepared for a busy summer with more resources to respond to growing domestic and international visitor numbers. ... More >>

New plan to save kiwi in the wild

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Government

A new plan to reverse the decline of all five kiwi species was launched by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage at a kiwi release on Taranaki Mounga today. “The Kiwi Recovery Plan/Mahere Whakaora Kiwi 2018-2028 signals an exciting new phase in kiwi conservation, ... More >>

Safety announcement pales in comparison to RONS

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s latest announcement of safety improvements for roads across New Zealand shows how important National’s Roads of National Significance programme is, and why it should’ve been picked up by Transport Minister Phil Twyford, National’s ... More >>

$1.4 billion to save lives on our roads

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 11:28 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Julie Anne Genter Associate Minister of Transport 16 December 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT $1.4 billion to save lives on our roads Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced a $1.4 billion, three-year programme ... More >>

Dome Valley Road Safety Improvements Great News for Rodney

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 10:58 am | New Zealand First Party

The Government is taking serious action on road safety, and it is good news that Dome Valley is one of the first dangerous stretches of highway to benefit from multi-million dollar improvements, says Rodney-based List MP Jenny Marcroft. More >>

Air New Zealand Direct Flight Trial Important for Southland

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 10:57 am | New Zealand First Party

Air New Zealand Direct Flight Trial Important for Southland New Zealand First applauds the announcement today by Air New Zealand to trial a direct service between Invercargill and Auckland from the second half of 2019. “This is an important service being ... More >>

Speech: Peters - “Pacific Partnerships” - Georgetown

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Georgetown Address, in partnership with the Center for Australian, New Zealand & Pacific Studies - Georgetown University and the NZ Embassy More >>

Climate Change Minister James Shaw COP24 comments

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 11:52 am | New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister James Shaw COP24 comments Climate Change Minister James Shaw: “The negotiations are still going here in Katowice. That’s not unusual at COPs, and I’m confident we will get there.” “This is my third COP but it’s ... More >>

Govt trashes NZ’s foreign investment reputation

Friday, 14 December 2018, 4:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

A new global survey of the oil and gas industry shows the Government has trashed New Zealand’s reputation as a destination for foreign investment with its reckless oil and gas ban, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

NZ’s investment ranking plummets after ban

Friday, 14 December 2018, 3:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand’s ranking as a place to invest has plummeted since the Government’s decision to ban new oil and gas exploration and we’re now behind the Republic of Congo and Bangladesh, National’s Energy & Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young ... More >>

Ngāti Hinerangi and Crown initial Deed of Settlement

Friday, 14 December 2018, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown and Ngāti Hinerangi have initialed a Deed of Settlement for the iwi historical Treaty claims, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little announced today. More >>

Jones’ pork barrel hands out more opaque cash

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

Another day, another group of companies blessed with taxpayer money from the Provincial Growth Fund – and again New Zealanders are none the wiser about the terms and details, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Safer MSD Service Centre roll out

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, today visited the Otara Work and Income service centre, the first Auckland office with the new and improved security features stemming from the Ashburton tragedy in 2014. More >>

Have your say on new rules for medicines and medical devices

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Hon Dr David Clark wants the public, professionals, businesses and other interested parties to have their say on a new regime that aims to ensure the safety, quality and efficacy/performance of therapeutic products accessed by New ... More >>

Brakes applied to pay increases for public service chiefs

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:18 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today welcomed the 2018 State Sector Pay Report , which shows pay increases for chief executives are slowing. More >>

Amendments to the Christchurch District Plan approved

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:12 am | New Zealand Government

A proposal to clarify the rules for rebuilding homes in some eastern suburbs of Christchurch has been given the go ahead. More >>

PGF investment to boost digital connectivity

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

People and businesses in Eastern Bay of Plenty will benefit from the Provincial Growth Fund’s (PGF) investment to improve digital connectivity in the regions, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

PGF investing in future of aquaculture

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing to accelerate the development of aquaculture in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash announced today. More >>

PGF investing to grow Eastern Bay of Plenty economy

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:36 am | New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will support several projects in Eastern Bay of Plenty to boost the economic potential of the region and unlock new opportunities for local people. More >>

1st Anniversary of the End of Life Choice Bill

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

“One year on from the first reading of the End of Life Choice Bill in Parliament, I have released a Sponsor’s Report outlining recommendations on how the Bill might be improved,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Dec 13

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 6:56 pm | Hansard

1. Dr DUNCAN WEBB (Labour—Christchurch Central) to the Minister of Finance : What are the priorities for Budget 2019? More >>

Ngāti Tūwharetoa passes third reading

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Andrew Little, today welcomed Te Ariki Tā Tumu Te Heuheu and members of Ngāti Tūwharetoa to Parliament to witness the Third Reading of their Treaty Settlement legislation, the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Claims ... More >>

NZ First Heralds Settlement of Ngati Tuwharetoa Claims

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:59 pm | New Zealand First Party

Hon Shane Jones Spokesperson for Treaty Settlements 13 December 2018 New Zealand First Heralds Full And Final Settlement of Ngati Tuwharetoa Claims New Zealand First has welcomed the passage of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Claims Settlement Bill, which ... More >>

Fiscal strategy sees households struggling

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand households are struggling to get ahead, based on the latest fiscal and economic projections, making a mockery of the Coalition’s claims to be a ‘transformational Government’, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Strategy launched for keeping Kiwis healthier and safer

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Strategy launched for keeping Kiwis healthier and safer at work A new Health and Safety at Work Strategy commits New Zealand to better practices in the workplace for the next decade, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced ... More >>

New Zealand to phase down use of HFCs from 2020

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will begin phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from 2020 as part of an international effort expected to avoid 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming. More >>

New Zealand to chair Missile Technology Control Regime

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Winston Peters announced today that New Zealand will take up the chair of the Missile Technology Control Regime later next year. More >>

Govt “encourages safer cars” by taxing them more

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:26 pm | New Zealand National Party

At a time when the Government is running a television campaign encouraging New Zealanders to purchase safer vehicles, they have also removed the financial incentive for them to do so, says National’s ACC spokesperson, Tim Macindoe. More >>

Racing industry Ministerial Advisory Committee established

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced a five-member Ministerial Advisory Committee to inform next steps on the Messara Review of the New Zealand Racing Industry. More >>

Appointment of Associate Judge of the High Court

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General David Parker has announced today that Christchurch barrister Dale Lester has been appointed an Associate Judge of the High Court. More >>

Online guide for victims and survivors of sexual violence

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Jan Logie Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues) 13 December 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT New online guide for victims and survivors of sexual violence Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic ... More >>

Corrections Officer graduation caps off a strong year

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Government

The graduation of 61 new Corrections Officers today caps off a strong year for the Department, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis said. More >>

Govt eyes $17.7B more tax as economy slows

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government plans to squeeze an extra $17.7 billion in tax out of ordinary New Zealanders in the next four years even as the economy slows, meaning it will take a bigger bite out of our national pie, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Kiwis struggling as tax take nears 50K per household

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

Hardworking Kiwis are struggling under the strain of taxes with total government revenue now representing close to $50,000 per household, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Making sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance 13 December 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Making sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely The Coalition Government is continuing to prioritise expenditure to ensure that we’re investing in the public services ... More >>

Forecasts show solid economic fundamentals

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Forecasts show solid economic fundamentals The New Zealand economy will continue its momentum over the next few years, underpinned by investment, productivity and wage growth, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. “The Treasury’s Half Year ... More >>

Wellbeing of NZers at the heart of Budget priorities

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart of Budget priorities Improving the wellbeing of current and future New Zealanders will be the focus of Budget 2019, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Thursday. “The Coalition Government is doing things differently. ... More >>

New Zealand First Proud of Police Graduate Milestone

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:59 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is proud that today’s graduation at the Royal New Zealand Police College brings the number of police officers who have completed training during this term of Government to more than 1000. More >>

Milestone in Police recruitment

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Government

A milestone in Police recruitment has been achieved with the deployment of more than 1,000 new constables around the country since the government was formed. More >>

Government moves to decriminalise drugs

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has moved towards the decriminalisation of drugs without thinking the policy through or allowing for a proper debate, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 13 December 2018

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:47 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What are the priorities for Budget 2019? More >>

Kiwi to join other young MPs at global conference

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:19 am | Office of the Speaker

This week Azerbaijan will host the fifth Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in their capital city Baku. Hosted jointly by the IPU and the National Assembly of the Republic of Azerbaijan, this year’s conference ... More >>

Progress for women in the public service

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:13 am | New Zealand Government

The Public Service Workforce Data 2018 report released today shows improvements for women in the public service, says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter. More >>

Government plays whack-a-mole on synthetics

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:02 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s announcement this morning of a further crack down on synthetic cannabis will continue a farcical game of whack-a-mole, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

NZ First Endorses Government Action Against Synthetics

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Endorses Government Action Against Synthetics New Zealand First welcomes the announcement that two synthetic drug strains linked to recent deaths will be classified as Class A under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, with additional ... More >>

Drug addiction to be treated like a health issue

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:33 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome today’s plan to address the synthetic drugs crisis and broader addiction problems in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Crackdown on synthetic drug dealers

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

Crackdown on synthetic drug dealers The Government is responding to increased drug-related deaths by cracking down on the suppliers of synthetic drugs while making it easier for those with addiction problems to get treatment, Health Minister Dr David Clark ... More >>

New Māori housing initiative for Papakura

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:05 am | New Zealand Government

Papakura Marae is the first community to receive funding from the $15 million Māori Housing Fund, being announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of Housing, and Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Filibustering means synthetics Bill won’t pass this year

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour and the Green Party have been standing in the way of tougher penalties for peddlers of synthetic cannabis, despite National’s Psychoactive Substances Amendment Bill having majority support in Parliament, MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. More >>

Labour’s nanny state streak showing

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 7:23 pm | ACT New Zealand

Labour’s nanny state streak showing The Labour Party’s inner nanny statist has reared its head with MP Louisa Wall saying today that smoking should be banned inside people’s homes. More >>

Improvements to New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Acting Climate Change Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced the first of two planned tranches of improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) following recent public consultation. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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