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Speaker welcomes decision on advertising videos

Friday, 18 October 2019, 3:25 pm | Office of the Speaker

Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard has welcomed the decision of the National Party to remove all advertising videos that breach Parliament’s Standing Orders. More >>

Action on measles is too little, too late

Friday, 18 October 2019, 3:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s decision to extend the measles vaccine to all babies in Auckland over the age of six months is too little, too late, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The measles outbreak peaked weeks ago and the ... More >>

Giving Farmers the Tools They Need to Reduce Methane

Friday, 18 October 2019, 2:39 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First supports the Coalition Government’s announcement that it will invest $100,000 in a Cawthron Institute project to turn native red seaweed (Asparagopsis armata) into a cattle feed supplement that could significantly reduce methane emissions. More >>

Methane reducing cattle feed one step closer

Friday, 18 October 2019, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government today announced its support for a project that could substantially reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from cattle. More >>

National welcomes progress on Parliament videos

Friday, 18 October 2019, 2:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

18 October 2019 The National Party believes in freedom of speech and will continue to argue for the right to use footage from Parliament on an ongoing basis, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “To achieve this outcome, we have agreed ... More >>

Government announces next steps in fight against measles

Friday, 18 October 2019, 11:57 am | New Zealand Government

Babies in Auckland aged six months and over can receive a free vaccination and children will all have access to vaccines, Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter announced today at Papatoetoe High School. The move comes as part of Government efforts ... More >>

TVNZ Must Pay Dividend to Level TV Playing Field

Friday, 18 October 2019, 11:35 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today is a very sad day for media and democracy in New Zealand,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Even fewer police officers than Stuart Nash claims

Friday, 18 October 2019, 10:51 am | New Zealand National Party

Police Minister Stuart Nash is over inflating how many sworn Police Officers are on the force and he’s misleading New Zealanders, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

New grants for earthquake prone heritage buildings

Friday, 18 October 2019, 10:10 am | New Zealand Government

Seismic strengthening projects throughout New Zealand will benefit from the latest Heritage EQUIP funding grants totalling $1.87 million announced today. More >>

Police trial new response to high risk events

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:35 am | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Stuart Nash says the safety of frontline officers and members of the public will be the focus of a new trial of specialist Police response teams in three of our largest urban centres. More >>

New awards celebrate fisheries sustainability

Friday, 18 October 2019, 8:54 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Fisheries is calling for entries for a new public award to celebrate innovation in our seafood sector. “I have established the Seafood Sustainability Awards to recognise and celebrate those throughout industry, tangata whenua and communities ... More >>

ACT Launches Freedom to Vape Campaign

Friday, 18 October 2019, 8:46 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT has launched a petition to parliament in support of adult New Zealander’s freedom to vape, while calling on the Government to ban sales to minors. The Government and the National Party have said they favour restrictions on this life saving technology. ... More >>

More progress for women and we can do more

Friday, 18 October 2019, 8:24 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter welcomes leaders in the private sector taking action on closing their gender pay gaps to ensure a fairer workplace for all New Zealanders. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Oct 17

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 9:14 pm | Hansard

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all her Government's policies and statements? More >>

This Labour-led Government is failing Māori

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 5:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

The blowout in the number of Māori benefit recipients to 56,500 is concerning and shows this Labour-led Government is failing Māori, National’s Māori Development spokesperson Jo Hayes says. “There’s been an increase of over 11,000 Māori on ... More >>

Police Minister has let down New Zealanders

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 3:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

Police Minister Stuart Nash changing his tune on adding 1800 new police officers is a broken promise and another example of this Government letting New Zealanders down, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

Treasury Release Raises Interesting Questions About ACC Role

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 3:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Advice, given to the Minister of Finance on March 20, proactively released by Treasury today, raises an interesting question about ACC's role in the Government's gun buyback policy," according to ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

Win for Mental Health in the Waikato

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 2:23 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is today welcoming the announcement of a $100m mental health facility for Waikato to improve outcomes for those with mental health and addiction issues in the region. More >>

More Kiwis doing it tough under this Government

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

The huge increase in hardship grants paid out in the last quarter shows this Labour-led Government’s policies are making life harder for Kiwis, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “In the two years since this Government’s been ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements mean fairness at work – for everyone

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:48 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is pleased to see progress on Fair Pay Agreements, a crucial step towards greater fairness at work for everyone, with Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announcing consultation on a discussion document today. “Fair Pay Agreements are a crucial ... More >>

Government stalling for time on pay agreements

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

Rather than kicking another tough decision down the road for the public to make, the Government needs to start doing its job and make a call on its so-called ‘fair pay’ agreements, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Todd McClay says. ... More >>

New mental health facility for Waikato

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has approved funding for a new acute mental health facility for Waikato which will provide better care and support to people with mental health and addiction issues. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Dr David Clark announced ... More >>

Proposals to curb environmental damage help our coasts

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Government Ministers today welcomed the release of a marine environment report highlighting the four key issues affecting our oceans, estuaries and coastlines. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 17 October 2019

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 11:46 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies and statements? More >>

Benefit numbers out of control under Labour

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 11:32 am | New Zealand National Party

An explosion of 6,700 more people on the dole in the last quarter shows this Labour-led Government isn’t serious about getting Kiwis off welfare, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

500 new te reo Māori champions in our classrooms

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 11:30 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is making progress on its goal to integrate te reo Māori into education by 2025, with over 500 teachers and support staff already graduating from Te Ahu o te Reo Māori , Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. More >>

Govt must sit down with National over Terrorism Suppression

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:18 am | New Zealand National Party

Andrew Little needs to seriously consider the changes put forward by the National Party for the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill or he will lose our support, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Protecting fairness for workers and businesses

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:05 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is taking action to build an inclusive economy where more of us receive our fair share at work and businesses can compete on great products and services, not undercutting wages and conditions, Immigration and Workplace Relations and Safety ... More >>

Backdown on Feminist Conference Requires Justification

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:17 am | ACT New Zealand

"Massey University's backdown on hosting the event "Feminism 2020," citing health and safety concerns, requires explanation. Specifically, where they physical health and safety concerns, or simply that people didn't want to hear different ... More >>

Police Forced to Clarify Good News for Duck Hunters

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:13 am | ACT New Zealand

"The Police issuing a press release clarifying that they did not intend to enforce the Arms (Prohibited Ammunition) Order as prohibiting steel shot in shotgun cartridges is a win for duck hunters, but it's a sad state of affairs when the laws are so ambiguous ... More >>

Indigenous freshwater fish bill passes

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 10:23 pm | New Zealand Government

The future for New Zealand’s threatened indigenous freshwater fish looks brighter with the passing of the Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Amendment Bill in Parliament today said Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Oct 16

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 7:16 pm | Hansard

1. MARAMA DAVIDSON (Co-Leader—Green) to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing) : What actions has this Government taken for public housing in New Zealand? More >>

Apartment sector demands action on unit titles

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 4:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

A group of property stakeholders have launched a petition urging the Government to urgently reform the Unit Titles Act, reaffirming support for the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, launched a year ago ... More >>

Government breaks promise on 1800 new cops

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 4:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has admitted it won’t deliver on its promise of adding 1800 new police officers this term, so it has shifted the goal posts, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

Kiwis to take part in world’s biggest earthquake drill

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Government

At 1.30pm tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world’s biggest earthquake drill. More >>

Green Investment Fund operating at a loss

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 3:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister’s Green Investment Fund appears to be doing the complete opposite of investing, with not one cent allocated after 17 months meaning it will lose money, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. More >>

Renewable energy supply hits new record

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s supply of renewable energy has hit its highest level since records began as the Government’s long term transition towards renewables continues, Minister Megan Woods has said. More >>

Rising wages and low inflation supporting Kiwis

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Kiwis are benefiting from higher wage growth and low inflation under the Coalition Government. Stats NZ data out today shows the rise in the cost of living remains low, as annual Consumers Price Index (CPI) inflation fell to 1.5% in September from ... More >>

National will support terrorism legislation

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 1:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will support the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill through to Select Committee where we will seek changes to strengthen the legislation, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “National takes national security incredibly ... More >>

Keeping NZ safer with better counter-terrorism laws

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little has today introduced a new Bill to prevent terrorism and support the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas. The Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill gives the New Zealand Police the ability ... More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 16 October 2019

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 11:59 am | Office of the Clerk

1. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing): What actions has this Government taken for public housing in New Zealand? More >>

Time to dump harmful 1970s-style pay agreements

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 11:50 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government should scrap any plans it has to implement so-called ‘fair pay’ agreements, which are nothing more than a 1970s-style straightjacket on the economy, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Welfare reform key to a just transition

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 10:59 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed the Council of Trade Unions’ call for a people-led, people-focused response to climate change, including increasing benefit levels and implementing the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group. More >>

Driving transparency in government use of algorithms

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 10:10 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Statistics James Shaw today announced a public consultation on a proposed algorithm charter for government agencies. More >>

Government a step closer to banning whitebaiting

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9:35 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government has voted down changes that would have protected whitebaiting from being outlawed, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. More >>

NZ economy strong amid global headwinds

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 8:41 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s economic strength and resilience has been recognised in a major update on the state of the global economy. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook released overnight shows a reduced global growth forecast over the next two years as issues ... More >>

NZ joins Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 8:32 am | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced New Zealand will join the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action while attending APEC meetings in Chile. More >>

Jacinda Ardern - Speech to CTU biennial conference

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Te whare e tu nei Te marae e takoto ana Tena korua E nga mate maha Haere, haere, haere Nga tangata whenua o tēnei rohe, o Te Whanganui-a-Tara tēnei ra te mihi Tatou nga kanohi ora e hui mai ana Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tatou katoa Greetings ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Oct 15

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 4:56 pm | Hansard

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

Government not thinking of ratepayers' wellbeing

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 3:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

Ratepayers will be disappointed to know that the Government is telling new councils to spend their rates on implementing ill-defined wellbeing targets instead of providing vital infrastructure, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. More >>

Feedback sought– Lyttelton commercial zone parking

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Government

The Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Poto Williams, is seeking feedback on a proposal to remove on-site car parking requirements for new developments in the Lyttelton commercial zone. More >>

Minister ensures continued Whenuapai flight operations

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has signed a certificate exempting the activity of engine testing at Whenuapai Airbase from the Resource Management Act 1991. The Act gives the Minister of Defence the power to exempt activities for the purposes of ... More >>

Government Cancels Duck Hunting Season

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 1:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The Government has thrown a huge spanner in the works for the 2020 duck shooting season, showing that no Kiwi sport or other legitimate activities that use firearms is safe," according to David Seymour. More >>

Stuart Nash: Police Association Annual Conference

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Government

au mai, haere mai. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, ka nui te mihi, ki a koutou katoa. President of the Police Association, Chris Cahill; Members of the Association and international guests from Australia and Ireland; Ladies and gentlemen; More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 15 October 2019

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 11:40 am | Office of the Clerk

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

NZ announces a further P-3 deployment in UN sanction support

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:45 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark have announced the New Zealand Government’s decision to again deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United ... More >>

NZ deeply concerned at developments in north-east Syria

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:26 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand continues to have serious concerns for peace and stability in north-east Syria. More >>

Immigration Minister has done it again

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:09 am | New Zealand National Party

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has failed to learn from his very public mistake of granting residency to a convicted drug-dealer, this time granting residency to a convicted drink driver, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. More >>

Government on high alert for stink bugs

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 8:38 am | New Zealand Government

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is warning travelling Kiwis to be vigilant as the high-season for the crop-eating brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is under way. More >>

‘Next-generation’ space radar to be unveiled in Naseby

Monday, 14 October 2019, 6:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Silicon Valley start-up LeoLabs are set to unveil their first ‘next-generation’ space radar this week in Naseby, Central Otago, after two years of construction. The Kiwi Space Radar’s unveiling, it marks a key milestone in the company’s partnership ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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