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Minister to attend WW1 commemorations in Europe

Friday, 24 June 2016, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will represent the New Zealand government at First World War centenary commemoration events in England and France next week. More >>

Wake-Up Call For Democracies Everywhere

Friday, 24 June 2016, 4:24 pm | New Zealand First Party

This is a massive wake-up call for the British establishment and the high-placed bureaucracy, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Green MPs to sleep in their cars this weekend

Friday, 24 June 2016, 4:09 pm | Green Party

Green MPs to sleep in their cars this weekend What: Green MPs are taking part in #parkupforhomes, and will be sleeping in cars to draw attention to the growing issue of homelessness in Aotearoa. Who: Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei will be at ... More >>

Government’s approach on road pricing is tech-wash

Friday, 24 June 2016, 3:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

Both the Government and Opposition address congestion charges with some urgency, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Pasifika Education Centre doomed

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Pasifika Education Centre appears doomed to close down this December, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio More >>

Onetai Station review a shameful whitewash

Friday, 24 June 2016, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A report released today on the Overseas Investment Office’s (OIO) good character test is a whitewash that does nothing to improve New Zealand’s overseas investment regime, says Labour’s Land Information spokesperson David Cunliffe. More >>

Young people shine as conservation volunteers

Friday, 24 June 2016, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Conservation Nicky Wagner says it’s great to see young people rolling up their sleeves and volunteering for conservation. More >>

$37m school investment in Otago and Southland

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Around $37 million will be invested in school property in Otago and Southland, say Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye More >>

Councils should follow Christchurch, put public safety first

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:11 am | Green Party

The Green Party is applauding Christchurch City Council’s decision to restrict the use of glyphosate-based weed killers in spaces open to the public, and is calling on other councils around New Zealand to follow suit. More >>

Shotover Primary School officially opened

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

“The new school provides innovative and inspiring learning environments and is a welcome addition to the Queenstown community,” says Ms Kaye. More >>

International treaty examination

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:08 am | Office of the Clerk

International treaty examination of a Technology Safeguards Agreement and of the Convention on Registration of Objects launched into Outer Space More >>

Capital feels a chill economic wind

Friday, 24 June 2016, 9:10 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Wellington is on the cusp of recession with a sharp fall in economic confidence in the latest Westpac McDermott Miller confidence survey, says Labour’s Regional Development spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Blackspots Announcement Raises A Question

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 5:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

The pretence of the government that it is putting extra funding into rural state highway blackspots is diabolical, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Focus on off-season tourism reaping rewards

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Focus on off-season tourism reaping rewards A 17 per cent rise in the number of overseas tourists to New Zealand in May shows a Government and tourism sector push to attract shoulder season visitors is working, Associate Tourism Minister Paula ... More >>

Dive school rort took six years to dredge up

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that yet another private training establishment (PTE) has rorted the Government’s tertiary funding system since 2009 shows that Steven Joyce has no control of the sector, says Labour’s Associate Education (Tertiary) spokesperson David Cunliffe More >>

New kākāpō recovery partnership welcomed

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the new kakapo recovery partnership between DOC and Meridian Energy is great news for efforts to save one of New Zealand’s most beloved birds. More >>

Investing in Māori science & innovation

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell today announced the successful recipients of the 2016 Te Pūnaha Hihiko – Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund investment round. More >>

National’s housing crisis hitting renters hard

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s ongoing housing crisis is causing massive rental increases, with Auckland renters being hit the hardest, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Queenstown Special Housing Areas approved

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Four new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) approved by the Government under the Queenstown-Lakes Housing Accord will enable much needed housing for the district, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

New Plymouth $24m road upgrade complete

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today marked the completion of New Plymouth’s $24 million Vickers to City upgrade project. More >>

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Kiwis Count – positive ratings from patients Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest results from the Kiwis Count survey show New Zealanders continue to experience high levels of patient satisfaction with the health sector. “Kiwis Count is an ... More >>

Minister opens new Panmure Community Corrections site

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Judith Collins today officially opened the refurbished Panmure Community Corrections site in Jellicoe Road, Auckland. More >>

Industry trainees to access workplace support

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 23 June 2016 Media Statement More >>

Government holds Northland back

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New information shows Northland remains the most economically depressed region in New Zealand, says Labour’s Regional Development spokesperson David Clark. More >>

MFAT inquiry report shows true cost of public sector cuts

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 1:01 pm | Green Party

The Ombudsman’s report into Paula Rebstock’s inquiry shows that the Government spent taxpayer money on a politically motivated attacks to distract attention from drastic public sector cuts, the Green Party said today. Ombudsman Ron Paterson today ... More >>

New Ambassador to Belgium named

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Greg Andrews as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Belgium. He will also be accredited to Bulgaria, Luxembourg and Romania. More >>

Minister welcomes new Constables

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:55 am | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Judith Collins today welcomed 53 new Police Officers in the Dr Helen Anderson QSO recruit Wing 297. More >>

Hutt schools funded to trial innovative teaching approaches

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:19 am | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, says he can’t wait to see the results of a Hutt Valley schools’ project in 2 years’ time which has been given $300,000 as part of a fund to encourage innovative teaching practices. More >>

$14.9m Lyttelton Primary School officially open

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

The new $14.9 million Lyttelton Primary School was today officially opened by Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Community sector under huge strain

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:45 am | Green Party

22 June 2016 Community sector under huge strain after eight-year funding freeze The Government needs to urgently increase funding for community sector groups which are struggling to cope with the growing number of people who need their help, the Green ... More >>

Rebstock report into MFAT leaks a disgrace

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:34 am | New Zealand Labour Party

An Ombudsman’s report on the Paul Rebstock investigation into MFAT leaks shows the two diplomats at the centre of the case were treated disgracefully, says Labour’s State Services spokesperson Kris Faafoi. More >>

Government needs to step in to feed the kids

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:30 am | Green Party

The Government needs to urgently reconsider its position to not provide funding for breakfasts and lunches for children who go to school hungry, the Green Party said today. More >>

Christchurch benefits from civil defence fund

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:26 am | New Zealand National Party

Environment Canterbury is one of the successful applicants to receive funding through the 2016 Resilience Fund. More >>

Govt to invest $600m to tackle road toll

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:08 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss have announced a $600 million nationwide road safety programme to help bring down the country’s road toll. More >>

More families forced to turn to food banks for meals

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 8:52 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Increasing numbers of families are having to go to food banks just to put a meal on the table, according to a new report that should shame the Government into action, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. More >>

Celebrating volunteers in the disabled community

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 8:37 am | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today thanks all volunteers for their hard work supporting disabled people in their community. More >>

Clinton’s Statement Shows Just How NZ Was Misled on TPPA

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 12:39 am | New Zealand First Party

Hillary Clinton’s statement today against the TPPA shows how misled New Zealanders have been, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Celebrating volunteers in the disabled community

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 5:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues 22 June 2016 Media Statement Celebrating volunteers in the disabled community More >>

Penny Finally Drops for Silver Fern Farms Shareholders

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:07 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the first Silver Fern Farms’ Special Resolution meeting held on the sale of our largest meat exporter to China’s Shanghai Maling, has finally seen the penny drop for its farmer-shareholders. More >>

Joyce Ignored Warnings on Dodgy Foreign Student Visas

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:40 pm | New Zealand First Party

The blame for fraudulent paperwork from foreign students in New Zealand rests with Minister Stephen Joyce, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Government Chooses Food Industry Over Children’s Health

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:13 pm | New Zealand First Party

The government has failed to take action against the food industry in the fight against childhood obesity, says New Zealand First. More >>

Aussie reforms signal trouble ahead for school funding plan

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More >>

New Education Model Tags Some Children As Burden To Country

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:02 pm | New Zealand First Party

Children are being tagged in the new bulk funding model for education – and some will be permanently labelled as ‘a burden to the country’, says New Zealand First Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin. More >>

New chair of NZ Film Commission appointed

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 22 June 2016 Media Statement New chair of NZ Film Commission appointed More >>

A Senseless Addition To Gold Hop Card Mess

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:52 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is concerned that foreign identity cards from overseas countries can be used to get an Auckland Transport Gold HOP card, says New Zealand First. More >>

Transport alternatives needed or congestion charge unfair

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:30 am | Green Party

The Government needs to urgently ramp-up investment in Auckland's bus and rail network before it slaps a charge on Aucklanders travelling on congested motorways, the Green Party said today. More >>

Funding boost to improve NZ’s resilience to natural hazards

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:12 am | New Zealand Government

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that eight regions have been awarded funding grants from the 2016 Resilience Fund, an annual fund of $889,000 administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM). More >>

Just get on with congestion charging

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 11:08 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes the government’s about face on congestion charges, with one condition. More >>

Aucklanders face new motorway tax of up to $2500 a year

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:29 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government wants to tax Aucklanders thousands of dollars a year just to use the motorway network, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

More schools funded to trial innovative practice

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that 46 innovative teaching projects involving 114 schools and 6 early childhood education providers have won funding worth a total of around $3.6 million over the next two years. More >>

Govt needs to join 21st century on clean energy technologies

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:28 am | Green Party

A new report on solar power and electric vehicles is further evidence that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) isn’t working, and that the National Government needs to fix what’s holding New Zealand back from making the most of clean-energy technologies, ... More >>

15 corrupt bank managers identified in student fraud

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:21 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New information show 15 bank managers in India have been identified by Immigration New Zealand as presenting fraudulent documents on behalf of foreign students studying here, Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

Collaborative approach to preventing Pacific family violence

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 8:57 am | New Zealand Government

Pacific People’s Minister, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, has welcomed the inaugural fono for Pacific social services workers and church leaders and is urging them to work with the government to tackle the problem of family violence in the Pacific community. More >>

Minister promotes Māori business in Seoul

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell addressed Kiwi and Korean business leaders in Seoul this morning saying Māori companies want to build a sustained presence and strong partnerships in the South Korean market. More >>

Minister honours passing of Māori health leader

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Government

21 June 2016 Media Statement Minister honours passing of Māori health leader Robin Cooper More >>

Report shows tech sector’s value to NZ economy

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams today welcomed a report showing the technology sector’s value to the New Zealand economy. More >>

Progress Report from the Health Select Committee

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Government

The Health Select Committee has received over 19,000 submissions in response to the Petition of Hon Maryan Street and 8974 Others. More >>

Partnership leads to new maths programme

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has paid tribute to a generous bequest and a special partnership between Shirley School, Ngāi Tahu, Massey University and the Ministry of Education. More >>

New Sky Bridge at North Shore Hospital opens

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman attended today’s opening of the new Sky Bridge at North Shore Hospital which will enable Waitemata DHB to perform more elective surgeries. More >>

Miserly National Short-Changing Local Councils

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 3:24 pm | New Zealand First Party

Councils around New Zealand are being asked to pay for tourism infrastructure which ratepayers can’t afford, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

 

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