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It has been my privilege to serve you

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

By now you’ve probably heard that today I announced my resignation as Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party. More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Monday, 5 December 2016, 4:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

Congratulations to John Key For eight years, John Key has successfully guided us through a financial crisis, the Rena disaster, and major seismic upheaval. All the while businesses have enjoyed the confidence to grow under a stable, orthodox economic ... More >>

Māori Party acknowledges John Key

Monday, 5 December 2016, 2:09 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party will always be grateful to John Key for making a space at the table of his Government for a kaupapa Māori Party. More >>

Almost half a million kids in Communities of Learning

Monday, 5 December 2016, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Almost half a million kids are now benefitting from their school being part of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Andrew Little: Statement on John Key’s resignation

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“John Key has served New Zealand generously and with dedication. Although we may have had our policy differences over the years, I respect the Prime Minister’s decision to stand down. More >>

Green Party statement on resignation of the Prime Minister

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:43 pm | Green Party

The Green Party wishes to extend its best wishes to the Prime Minister, following his resignation today. “On behalf of Metiria, the Green Party MPs and the Party, I would like to thank John Key for his eight years of service as Prime Minister,” ... More >>

John Key one of NZ’s greatest leaders

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Government

John Key’s intelligence, optimism and integrity as Leader of the National Party and Prime Minister of New Zealand means he will be judged by history as one of New Zealand’s greatest leaders, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. More >>

Speech: Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Just a few days ago I marked the anniversary of my eighth year as Prime Minister and my tenth as leader of the National Party. More >>

Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has advised the Governor-General and his Cabinet and caucus colleagues that will he will resign as Prime Minister on December 12. More >>

ACT congratulates John Key

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party congratulates John Key on eight years as Prime Minister, and the noble way he has bowed out,” says ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

Govt’s big plan for Auckland housing missing the target

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:11 pm | Green Party

News that National’s Auckland Housing Accord is likely to miss its target for the number of homes actually built shows that new ideas under a new Government are needed to fix the housing crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

Hidden economic reasons for PM’s decision

Monday, 5 December 2016, 1:00 pm | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key’s announcement today that he is to stand down cannot be credible , or for any reasons he has given, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Pharmac increases access to new treatments

Monday, 5 December 2016, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes Pharmac’s major funding package with Roche for nine medicines which will benefit around 2,000 Kiwis. More >>

More funding for Auckland relocation scheme

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:46 am | New Zealand Government

More than 150 households have taken up the offer of financial help to move from Auckland to other regions, improving their own living arrangements and freeing up valuable social housing for others. More >>

Rollout of fast internet for schools completed

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:04 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the completion of the project to provide schools with fast, uncapped, Crown-funded internet. More >>

NZ taking world leadership role against invasive species

Monday, 5 December 2016, 9:48 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced that New Zealand will take on a leadership role internationally, working with others to control and eradicate invasive alien species and protect native habitats. More >>

Shifting NZ Sound Archives is Centralisation Gone Mad

Monday, 5 December 2016, 9:21 am | New Zealand First Party

A plan to relocate the iconic national sound archives from Christchurch to Wellington is a direct result of the government’s obsession with centralisation, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Speech: Peters- Bureaucratic attack on the nation’s backbone

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 9:44 pm | New Zealand First Party

“Bureaucratic attack on the nation’s backbone” “Selling out to race-based preference” Thanks you for the chance to speak here tonight in Heartland New Zealand. And special thanks to Councillor Stuart Husband for this invitation and for organising ... More >>

NZ-Iran Education Agreement signed in Tehran

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 9:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand education institutions stand to benefit following the signing of an education cooperation agreement in Iran today. More >>

Thank you to all of our volunteers

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is welcoming International Volunteers Day tomorrow (5 December) and is acknowledging the contribution made by New Zealand’s volunteers. “My heartfelt thanks goes to all of those who volunteer, in particular ... More >>

Kiwis being targeted by drug syndicates

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 10:59 am | New Zealand Government

4 December 2016 Media Statement Kiwis being targeted by drug syndicates Transnational criminal networks are targeting and recruiting people to act as drug couriers, by either duping or enticing them, and New Zealanders should be aware of the risks, ... More >>

Funding for Hamilton’s Meteor Theatre

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 11:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Maggie Barry Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 3 December 2016 Media Statement Funding for Hamilton’s Meteor Theatre More >>

Positive plan secures victory

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 10:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The victory of Labour’s newest MP, Michael Wood, in Mt Roskill is the result of a well-organised campaign run with honesty and integrity, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “I congratulate Michael Wood on his great victory. He will be a strong ... More >>

PM thanks Parmar for Mt Roskill campaign

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 9:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

Prime Minister John Key congratulates Michael Wood on winning the Mt Roskill by-election, and thanks National’s Parmjeet Parmar for a great campaign. “Dr Parmar is an outstanding MP who is already a strong advocate for Mt Roskill as a List MP based ... More >>

Mt Roskill - Preliminary Count – 100%

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 8:54 pm | Electoral Commission

Electorate No. 28 - 28 of 28 results counted VOTES COUNTED: 16,857 100.0% LEADING CANDIDATE: WOOD, Michael 11,170 2nd CANDIDATE: PARMAR, Parmjeet 4,652 CURRENT MARGIN: 6,518 Candidates Party Votes WOOD, Michael LAB 11170 PARMAR, Parmjeet NAT 4652 NAUHRIA, ... More >>

Mt Roskill - Preliminary Count – 7.30pm

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 7:30 pm | Electoral Commission

Electorate No. 28 - 6 of 28 results counted VOTES COUNTED: 4,915 21.4% LEADING CANDIDATE: WOOD, Michael 3,167 2nd CANDIDATE: PARMAR, Parmjeet 1,465 CURRENT MARGIN: 1,702 Candidates Party Votes WOOD, Michael LAB 3167 PARMAR, Parmjeet NAT 1465 NAUHRIA, Roshan PEO ... More >>

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Saturday, 3 December 2016, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues 3 December 2016 Media Statement Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities International Day of Persons with Disabilities and is a chance to celebrate the progress we have made to improve the lives of disabled ... More >>

Appointments to NZ Film Commission Board

Friday, 2 December 2016, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Two new members have been appointed to the New Zealand Film Commission Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. More >>

Wave of support for Kiwibuild continues to grow

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Apartment builder Ockham Residential has become the latest voice to call for the government to build affordable homes for Kiwi families to buy, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Milk tankers to get access to Kaikoura

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has welcomed news that milk tankers and other essential freight will be given priority access in and out of Kaikoura on the inland road (route 70) from next week. More >>

Minister inspects $19m Invercargill Prison upgrade

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has today inspected the $19m upgrade of Invercargill Prison which will add another fifty years of life into the century old facility. The Department of Corrections has just completed a three year, three stage refurbishment, ... More >>

Appointment of Judge of the High Court

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Auckland Queen’s Counsel Christine Gordon has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. More >>

Trials help pregnant women quit smoking

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed the positive results of two trial pilot programmes which have helped pregnant women quit smoking. More >>

‘Exemplar’ Māori Land Court under siege

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Māori Land Court, hailed as an “exemplar” by the Ministry of Justice chief executive and Secretary, Andrew Bridgman is under siege by the Government through Māori land reforms and a Ministry restructure, says Labour’s Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP ... More >>

Keeping older people active discussion paper

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:53 am | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of a discussion document that focuses on supporting older people to stay active. More >>

Good progress on investment attraction strategy

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:40 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed news that New Zealand is attracting a higher level of quality international investment in three key areas. More >>

Govt putting snapper stocks at risk this summer

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:38 am | Green Party

The Government has put East Coast snapper fisheries at risk by prematurely slashing the number of observers charged with monitoring and preventing commercial fish dumping, and undersize fish and wildlife being caught, the Green Party said today. More >>

$697,000 to support racecourse safety and development

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:34 am | New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced new funding of $697,193 from the latest round of the Racing Safety Development Fund today, along with reappointing Penny Mudford as Chair of the group. More >>

New freight hub provides efficiency boost

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:29 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has officially opened Coda’s new Intermodal Freight Hub in Otahuhu, one of the largest of its type in New Zealand. More >>

Business delegation to look at opportunities in Iran

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:03 am | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay leads a senior-level business delegation on New Zealand’s first trade mission to Tehran in twelve years, today. More >>

“Waikato Story” to promote the Waikato region

Friday, 2 December 2016, 10:25 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Waikato Story , a regionally-led initiative to promote Waikato as a unique place to live, work, study, visit and invest. More >>

Filling Jobs in Hawke’s Bay’s Horticultural Industry

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:38 am | New Zealand First Party

As Hawke’s Bay calls out for more horticultural workers New Zealand First challenges the government to adopt its Business Linked Internship Scheme to fill these employment gaps. More >>

Second earthquake Bill passes in Parliament

Friday, 2 December 2016, 8:10 am | New Zealand Government

Leader of the House and Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the passing of the Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill 2016 in Parliament today. More >>

Questions & Answers - 1 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 5:14 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. JAN LOGIE (Green) to the Minister for Social Development : Is it her intention to retain the provision in the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 that requires that priority be given to placing a child with "a person who is ... More >>

Submissions: Education (Update) Amendment Bill SOP

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:53 pm | Office of the Clerk

The Education and Science Committee is calling for submissions on Supplementary Order Paper No. 250. The proposed Supplementary Order Paper would amend the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. It would prohibit seclusion in schools and early childhood education ... More >>

CYF reforms ignoring whānau based solution

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

When approximately 60 per cent of children in state care are Māori processes need to change in favour of whānau, hapū and iwi solutions, said Labour’s Whānau Ora spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Minister announces DHB Board appointments

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced the appointed members of 19 DHBs, including seven new board chair appointments. More >>

Parata’s spin can’t hide cuts to early childhood education

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

No amount of spin from Hekia Parata can hide the fact that per-child funding for early childhood education has been steadily decreasing under the National government, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Award-winning cycleway celebrates one year

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the first birthday celebrations for Auckland’s Lightpath cycleway shows the huge popularity and impact cycling is having in the city. More >>

Govt support to boost Southland tourism

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today [30/11] announced a $510,000 package to help strengthen Southland’s tourism industry and attract more visitors to the region. More >>

Hip and knees surgery takes a tumble

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The statistics for hip and knee electives under this Government make depressing reading, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. More >>

Strong tourism spending continues in the regions

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Tourism spending in the regions was again strong in the year to October 2016, reflecting the Government’s commitment to support regional tourism growth. More >>

Homeownership out of reach of middle New Zealand

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

35% of New Zealanders now live in places where the average house costs over a million dollars, and it’s killing the Kiwi dream of owning your own place, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Govt should delay introduction of second CYF Bill

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:08 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is supporting the Māori Women’s Welfare League’s call for the Minister for Social Development, Anne Tolley, to delay the introduction of the second CYF reform Bill, which will see more Māori children removed from their family and ... More >>

Timely reminder to get earthquake ready

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says recent observations by GNS provide a timely reminder to all New Zealanders about the need to be prepared for earthquakes. More >>

Nats will jump at chance to vote for KiwiBuild Bill

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National will welcome the chance to vote for a real solution to the housing crisis after their many, many failed attempts, says Labour MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis. More >>

Funding for temporary accommodation

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today visited Kaikoura with local MP Stuart Smith to assess the environmental, building and housing impacts of the quake, during which he announced $500,000 for a Temporary Accommodation Service for displaced ... More >>

Green Party Members’ Bills pulled from ballot

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:41 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is thrilled to have two important bills drawn from the ballot today, both of which will help to create a fairer Aotearoa. More >>

‘Taking Care of Business’ to be continued

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Small Business Minister Craig Foss says the Taking Care of Business roadshow has been so successful, more events are likely next year. More >>

Hawke’s Bay DHB Goes All Out for Youth

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

Good on Hawke’s Bay DHB in giving under-18s in selected areas free GP visits, says New Zealand First Health Spokesperson Barbara Stewart. More >>

 

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