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Why Did PM & Solid Energy Abuse OIA & Pike River Victims?

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:36 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister and Solid Energy’s refusal to provide accurate information on the Pike River mine re-entry is a clear abuse of the Official Information Act and the Prime Minister’s promise to the miners’ families and New Zealanders. More >>

David Parker not seeking Labour Party leadership

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

To quell media speculation, David Parker advises that he is not seeking the leadership of the Labour Party, and that he confirmed this to David Cunliffe and his other caucus colleagues yesterday. More >>

Ministerial Post for Act an Insult to Democracy

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 1:03 pm | New Zealand First Party

If Prime Minister John Key appoints ACT’s sole MP to a ministerial role he is demonstrating his total disdain for democracy and MMP. More >>

Pike River re-entry a decision for Solid Energy

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Government

State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall says the decision to re-enter Pike River is one to be made by Solid Energy, not Worksafe. “The Solid Energy board is ultimately accountable and legally responsible for the safety of people working at the Pike ... More >>

Were Fonterra And the Government in Collusion?

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 12:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

Just four days after the General Election the true state of the dairy industry is revealed – returns for milk that the New Zealand economy is reliant on have slumped. More >>

Key should look to Children’s Commissioner

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:57 am | Green Party

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. “It is ... More >>

NZ fossil fuel industry admits days are numbered

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 10:28 am | Green Party

The oil and gas industry’s acknowledgment that fossil fuels’ days are numbered has left National isolated in its refusal to work towards a clean energy future, the Green Party said today. The new chief executive of the Petroleum Exploration ... More >>

Dairy drop exposes bankruptcy of economic strategy

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 10:23 am | Green Party

Fonterra’s cut to the dairy pay-out today shows National needs new ideas for the economy other than reliance on increasing commodity dairy production, which pollutes our waterways more and threatens New Zealand’s clean, green brand, the Green Party ... More >>

McCully must table emissions target while at UN

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 12:34 pm | Green Party

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully needs to table a New Zealand emissions reduction target while at the UN climate summit in New York this week, the Green Party said today. More >>

John Key bats away child poverty problem, again

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 11:27 am | Green Party

John Key cannot continue another term of ignoring the overwhelming statistics that child poverty is the biggest challenge facing New Zealand, said the Green Party today. More >>

Govt must take action over West Papua

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 11:24 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Government needs to back up its parliamentary support of media freedom in West Papua with action, the Green Party said today. More >>

NZ welcomes Afghanistan election result

Monday, 22 September 2014, 5:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement of Afghanistan’s new President and Government of National Unity. More >>

McCully congratulates Fiji PM

Monday, 22 September 2014, 4:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, on being sworn in as Fiji’s Prime Minister. “The final count of the election results confirmed that Mr Bainimarama’s FijiFirst Party secured ... More >>

McCully to United Nations General Assembly

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to New York today to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly. “The United Nations General Assembly is the foremost meeting of countries at the highest level. It is an opportunity to ensure that the ... More >>

Speaker to welcome newly-elected MPs to Parliament

Monday, 22 September 2014, 2:29 pm | Office of the Clerk

Parliament’s current Speaker Rt Hon David Carter is looking forward to officially welcoming the 29 newly-elected MPs to Parliament tomorrow. More >>

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

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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 >>

 

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