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Ebola unlikely in New Zealand, but we’re ready

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says New Zealand is well placed to detect and respond to Ebola if it were to reach the country. More >>

NZ must use its ties with China to protect Hong Kong protest

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:51 am | Green Party

The New Zealand Government needs to urge China to respect human rights and the freedom to protest in Hong Kong, the Green Party said today. More >>

Dunne Speaks - Labour Leadership

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 4:12 pm | Peter Dunne

The current debate over the future leadership of the Labour Party has given rise to much commentary about the ideal political leader. More >>

Iraq Decision: Let Parliament Decide

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for a vote in Parliament on whether New Zealand should have military involvement in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. More >>

New report links 2013 drought and climate change

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:22 pm | Green Party

A new report on global extreme weather events confirms climate change was a factor in last year’s crippling North Island drought. “Scientists are generally wary of linking single weather events to climate change, so this is a significant acknowledgement ... More >>

Rutherford Discovery Fellowships awarded

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Ten of New Zealand’s most talented early to mid-career researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships for 2014, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today. More >>

National hiding numbers on effect of welfare penalty

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:30 pm | Green Party

The Government needs to start reporting the effects of welfare reforms on children, said the Green Party today. More >>

Speech to United Nations General Assembly

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:39 am | New Zealand Government

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. More >>

Minister welcomes NZX growth market approval

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) approval of new rules for NZX’s growth market. More >>

Successful social enterprise teams announced

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the announcement of the teams who will take part in a pilot programme to support new social enterprise start-ups. More >>

Seymour appointment green light for failing charter schools

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:53 pm | Green Party

Appointing ACT’s David Seymour as Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Education Minister will mean taxpayers picking up an even bigger bill for the Government’s failing charter schools experiment, the Green Party said today. More >>

Costly Lackey’s Job for a Lackey

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:42 pm | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key is thumbing his nose at the status and importance of public office by promoting the new, inexperienced and sole ACT MP in Parliament. More >>

Multi-lateral action under UN needed to stop ISIS atrocities

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand should press for multi-lateral action against the ISIS slaughter of civilians and its ethnic and religious cleansing of minority groups, says Labour’s Associate Foreign Affairs spokesperson Phil Goff. More >>

National-ACT Party agreement announced

Monday, 29 September 2014, 12:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced the confidence and supply agreement negotiated with the ACT Party. “I welcome this agreement with the ACT Party,” says Mr Key. “National and ACT have worked together constructively over the past ... More >>

National-United Future agreement announced

Monday, 29 September 2014, 11:23 am | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader John Key today announced a third consecutive confidence and supply agreement has been negotiated with the United Future Party. “I am pleased that National has again been able to achieve an agreement with United Future Leader ... More >>

New report wake-up call for dairy export sector

Monday, 29 September 2014, 11:08 am | Green Party

An international dairy report has shown Fonterra is adding little value to its dairy exports compared to European and Chinese dairy companies, exposing the weakness of the National Government’s volume-led dairy strategy, the Green Party said today. ... More >>

Will John Key stop delaying Auckland City Rail?

Monday, 29 September 2014, 10:57 am | Green Party

Another steep rise in Auckland public transport patronage in August demonstrates the need for the Government to start investing in rail and busway infrastructure now, not in the 2020s, the Green Party said today. “The rail network is close to ... More >>

Minister welcomes Tuvalu Language Week

Monday, 29 September 2014, 10:32 am | New Zealand Government

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today encourages New Zealanders to celebrate and participate in Tuvalu Language Week. Tuvalu Language Week runs from 29 September to 5 October. The theme this year is Tuvalu ko tou lagaifakalaga ke ... More >>

1080 Moratorium Urgently Needed to Restore Confidence

Monday, 29 September 2014, 10:07 am | New Zealand First Party

The Government’s steadfast refusal to put a moratorium on 1080 needs a rethink for the sake of New Zealand’s world renowned reputation as a trout fishery, says New Zealand First. “The revelation that 1080 is making trout unsafe to eat will ... More >>

Speech: Federation of Maori Authorities Annual Conference

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 11:05 am | The Maori Party

There has never been a better time for the theme of this conference to sound in the hearts and minds of tangata whenua. Our connections to one another; our inseparable, irreplaceable bonds to the land, to the people, to te Ao Māori can never be severed, ... More >>

Statement of David Cunliffe

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Statement of David Cunliffe I have today decided to resign the leadership of the Labour Party, effective from the end of caucus on Tuesday. The party has suffered an historic election loss and in resigning as leader I take responsibility for that. ... More >>

Open day for Arras Tunnel in Buckle Street

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Visitors and the public are invited tomorrow (Saturday 27 September) to walk through the newly constructed Arras Tunnel at the site of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at Buckle Street in Wellington, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson ... More >>

Calling for a Freeze on Foreigners Buying Land

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:30 pm | New Zealand First Party

As yet another farm is sold to a foreigner, it is time for Prime Minister John Key to freeze foreign purchases and fully investigate the impact of land sales, says New Zealand First. More >>

NZTA flyover appeal hugely disappointing

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 10:09 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The decision by the New Zealand Transport Agency to appeal the Board of Inquiry’s rejection of the Basin Reserve flyover is hugely disappointing and a massive lost opportunity for Wellington to come together on an alternative plan, Labour’s MP ... More >>

Māori Party congratulates the New Plymouth District Council

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 9:20 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party congratulates the New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) for its foresight in the establishment of a Māori ward this week. More >>

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

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 >>


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