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Prime Minister to visit China to meet with leaders

Monday, 25 March 2019, 5:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet China’s leaders President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang during her first official visit to China on Monday 1 April. “New Zealand is committed to sustaining a constructive and comprehensive relationship ... More >>

Royal Commission should include Police response

Monday, 25 March 2019, 4:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to appoint a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the events leading up to the Christchurch terrorist attacks but says it should include scrutiny of the Police response. More >>

Foreign Minister to visit Malaysia

Monday, 25 March 2019, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Malaysia tomorrow on a scheduled visit, but one that takes on special significance following the terrorist attack in Christchurch. More >>



Supporting Northland rangatahi into forestry jobs

Monday, 25 March 2019, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will be providing skills training to Northland youth to help them get jobs in the forestry sector with the support of funding from the Provincial Growth Fund in the Eco Toa programme, Minister of Employment Willie Jackson announced today. More >>

ACT welcomes National’s support for Royal Commission

Sunday, 24 March 2019, 5:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the National Party’s support for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into our intelligence services. More >>

National Remembrance Service

Sunday, 24 March 2019, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Government

A National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it, will be held at 10am on Friday 29 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More >>

Royal Commission needed into Christchurch attacks

Sunday, 24 March 2019, 1:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says a Royal Commission of Inquiry is needed into our Security and Intelligence Agencies following the Christchurch terror attacks and our security legislation needs to be revisited with some urgency to ensure New ... More >>

Statement to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 6:14 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand Statement to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Emergency Meeting on the Christchurch terror attack More >>

Govt abandons democratic process on gun reform

Friday, 22 March 2019, 8:49 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government is abandoning democratic process as it seeks public submissions on legislation that doesn’t yet exist, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Nationwide reflection for victims of terror attack announced

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Government

A nationwide reflection for those killed in the Christchurch terror attack will be held tomorrow, Friday 22 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. More >>

ACT Leader's reply on Christchurch mosques terrorist attacks

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 4:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

I extend not just to those who were attacked but to every Muslim New Zealander our sympathy but also our solidarity. More >>

National supports firearms reform

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 3:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has welcomed the changes proposed by the Government today to reform our firearms legislation. More >>

Gun control welcomed by Greens

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 3:46 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement on planned gun control laws, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today. More >>

NZ bans military style semi-automatics and assault rifles

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Opposition Leader’s Address to Parliament on Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 5:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

Opposition Leader’s Address to Parliament on Christchurch terror attacks More >>

Winston Peters Speech to Commemorate the Christchurch Mosque

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 3:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

We acknowledge the Prime Minister speaks for the Coalition Government and indeed, because of that, we would have preferred not to rise and speak. This should not in any way be construed as giving consent or license to the obscene act perpetrated ... More >>

PM House Statement on Christchurch mosques terror attack

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Government

Al salam Alaikum Peace be upon you. And peace be upon all of us. Mr Speaker the 15th of March will now forever be a day etched in our collective memories. On a quiet Friday afternoon a man stormed into a place of peaceful worship and took away the ... More >>

Foreign Minister to visit Indonesia and Turkey

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Mr Peters is departing tonight for Jakarta to attend a High Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific cooperation, hosted by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. More >>

Investment boost for Mid-North tourism

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:46 am | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $2.8 million to further economic growth opportunities in tourism in the Mid-North and help lift the prosperity and wellbeing of its communities, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. More >>

Revised plans for Parliament this week

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:41 am | New Zealand Government

Members of Parliament will gather in the House today at 2pm, and after statements of condolence led by the Prime Minister, the House will adjourn for the day. More >>

PM statement on Christchurch mosques terror attack

Monday, 18 March 2019, 7:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon everyone. I want to acknowledge that I have the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs with me in case there are any wider questions from a foreign policy perspective or any questions around contact that we’ve had from ... More >>

Free Press: Reflections on Christchurch

Monday, 18 March 2019, 5:56 pm | ACT New Zealand

This week, Free Press takes a break in recognition of Friday’s terrible tragedy. In its place for our regular readers is this reflection by ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Statement of thanks for condolence messages

Monday, 18 March 2019, 2:26 pm | Office of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard would like to express his sincere gratitude for the condolence messages received from Parliaments across the world in the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch on Friday March 15 2019. More >>

Changes at Parliament this week

Monday, 18 March 2019, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Members of Parliament will gather in the House at 2pm on Tuesday 19 March, and after More >>

National condolence book opened for Christchurch victims

Monday, 18 March 2019, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, accompanied by the Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and Parliament’s Speaker Trevor Mallard, have opened a national condolence book for victims of the Christchurch mosques terror attack. More >>

Statement from Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch shooting

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 5:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Before I move to an operational update, I want to acknowledge that this is the first time I have spoken with you since a provisional list of missing people was released to families late last night. This is not a formal list, and will not be until formal ... More >>

Turkish government representatives visit

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says senior representatives of the Turkish government will visit Christchurch over the next two days. More >>

Opposition Leader visits Christchurch

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 5:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today visited Christchurch alongside the Prime Minister and other Party Leaders and met with the Islamic community, some of the affected families and emergency responders. More >>

Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch mass shooting – 3.30pm

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Government

I will give you an update on information that I have as at 3.30pm today. More >>

Message from The Queen to the Governor-General

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:51 pm | Governor General

I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch today. Prince Philip and I send our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives. More >>

Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch mass shooting – 9am 16 March

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Government

I have just been briefed by officials and agency representatives and can provide the following update. More >>

A message from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:07 pm | Governor General

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch. More >>

Message from HRH The Prince of Wales to the Governor-General

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:04 pm | Governor General

Both my wife and I were utterly horrified to hear of the most barbaric attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, which resulted in the cruel and tragic loss of so many people’s lives. It is beyond all belief that so many should have been killed and ... More >>

Jacinda Ardern statement on mass shooting

Friday, 15 March 2019, 7:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Further update from Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch mass shooting “I have now had the opportunity to be fully briefed with the details of the unprecedented events that took place in Christchurch this afternoon,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ... More >>

Message from the Governor-General - Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:35 pm | Governor General

Today’s tragic events in Christchurch have shocked all New Zealanders. Our hearts go out to the people of Christchurch, especially the people directly affected by this afternoon’s terrible violence. Our thoughts are with them, their families ... More >>

Statement from Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch shootings

Friday, 15 March 2019, 4:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has expressed her horror at the events that are currently unfolding in Christchurch. “This was an act of extraordinary and unprecedented violence. It has no place in New Zealand. “It is one of New Zealand’s darkest ... More >>

Opposition Leader condemns Christchurch attacks

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has condemned the Christchurch attacks and expresses condolences to the people of Canterbury. “Details are still emerging but the attacks are shocking. “We stand with and support the New Zealand Islamic ... More >>

ACT statement on Christchurch shooting

Friday, 15 March 2019, 3:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

Reports of a deadly shooting at a Christchurch mosque are deeply disturbing, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Te Uru Rākau and Corrections joint planting pilot launched

Friday, 15 March 2019, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Government

A pilot will see release to work prisoners training and working in the forestry sector as part of the One Billion Trees Programme, Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. More >>

$1 million to help Tasman fire recovery

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Government

The Lottery Grants Board (Board) has agreed to allocate up to $1 million to the Tasman Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin announced today. More >>

Climate legislation progressing

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government is working on the final details of climate change legislation that will set New Zealand on the path to being carbon zero by 2050. More >>

Fire and Emergency New Zealand funding to be reviewed

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin announced today that Government will be reviewing how Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) is funded. More >>

Ongoing improvements to fleeing drivers policy

Friday, 15 March 2019, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Stuart Nash is backing Police efforts to improve the way frontline officers handle fleeing driver incidents. More >>

Ministers prioritise consultation on climate change

Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:32 am | New Zealand Government

Changes to the Terms of Reference for the Interim Climate Change Committee will better prepare the Government to initiate meaningful change to key legislation, addressing the implications of our changing climate. More >>

New employment hub to support rangatahi

Friday, 15 March 2019, 9:45 am | New Zealand Government

A new employment hub in Whakatāne will help get more rangatahi earning and learning Employment Minister Willie Jackson said today at the opening of the Tū Māia Rangatahi Hub. More >>

Tourism investment boost for Whangarei

Friday, 15 March 2019, 9:06 am | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing over $2 million in two tourism initiatives which will further enhance Whangarei as a tourist destination and support the region’s economic growth, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. “Tourism is set ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - March 14

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 4:49 pm | Hansard

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National) to the Minister of Finance : Has he carried out appropriate oversight in all of his responsibilities as Minister of Finance? More >>

Nash acting like Minister Against Small Business

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 2:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

Stuart Nash seems oblivious to the harm a Capital Gains Tax would cause small business owners, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. More >>

Taxpayers paying for Mr Twyford’s mistakes

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 2:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s contract to underwrite KiwiBuild houses with developer Mike Greer Homes is looking murkier and murkier, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Making communities safer - supporting ex-prisoners into work

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections is doing what works with rehabilitation, giving people the support they need to come out of prison less likely to re-offend, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis said at the Otago Corrections Facility (OCF) Employers Open Day today. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 14 March 2019

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 12:33 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: Has he carried out appropriate oversight in all of his responsibilities as Minister of Finance? More >>

Membership: Australia and NZ Electronic Invoicing Board

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Government

The Governments of Australia and New Zealand have announced the membership of the Australia and New Zealand Electronic Invoicing Board (ANZEIB) today. More >>

Mid-Canterbury schools to get 99 new and upgraded classrooms

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 11:22 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins have announced a major redevelopment of Ashburton College and Ellesmere College. More >>

Minister leads pou whakairo ceremony in Santiago

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 11:21 am | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta, who is on her first official mission to Chile, led the ceremony naming and gifting of a carved pou whakairo at the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral in Santiago today. More >>

New Zealand’s National Statement delivered at the UN

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 10:12 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter delivered New Zealand’s National Statement at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - March 13

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 5:18 pm | Hansard

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all her Government's statements, policies, and actions? More >>

Minister to attend Cook Islands’ Climate Change Discussion

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Government

“New Zealand supports an ambitious global response to climate change and is taking action to support adaptation in the region,” says Aupito William Sio. More >>

First step toward more life-saving organ transplants

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government is progressing legislation aimed at increasing the number of life-saving organ transplants for New Zealanders through improved donation rates. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 13 March 2019

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 11:35 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions? More >>

An end to unnecessary secondary tax

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:01 am | New Zealand Government

Workers who are paying too much tax because of incorrect secondary tax codes are in line for relief with the passage of legislation through Parliament late last night. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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