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Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Assessment Framework

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has today released the framework for assessing climate change risks in Aotearoa. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 19 September 2019

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:42 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of his statements, policies, and actions? More >>

Government advisors deem electoral reform unfair

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:38 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government must reconsider its Referendum Framework Bill after its own Legislative Design and Advisory Committee (LDAC) has criticised it as being against free and fair elections, National’s Electoral Law Spokesperson Nick Smith says. More >>

Don’t blame President Trump for slowing economy

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:08 am | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders are paying the price for a weak and incompetent Government that is more focused on blaming President Trump or Brexit for New Zealand’s slowing economy than taking an honest look at its own failed policies, National’s Finance spokesperson ... More >>

Labour's big government economic policies continue to fail

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:05 am | ACT New Zealand

“The economy continues to buckle under the pressure of Labour’s failed, big government economic policies”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

National to deliver birthing unit for Wanaka mums

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10:29 am | New Zealand National Party

National will establish a birthing unit in Wanaka if elected in 2020, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. More >>

Just say no Prime Minister

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10:17 am | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister needs to put a stop to the mess that is Ihumātao and just say no to taxpayers’ money being used to buy back the land, or any other sort of deal being struck, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Renewed support for maritime security in the Middle East

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10:06 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute five Defence Force personnel to a multinational taskforce based in Bahrain focused on countering terrorist activity, narcotics, smuggling and piracy from December 2019, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister ... More >>

Democracy needs all of us: Suffrage Day

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:41 am | New Zealand Government

“Let’s honour the suffragists who fought so hard to get women the vote by making sure we vote in the local body elections,” says Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter. “The suffragists campaigned for the right to vote so women could have a ... More >>

Education and suffrage legacy lives on

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:07 am | New Zealand Government

The future of Kate Sheppard’s former home in Christchurch has been secured as a heritage venue, public space and educational centre, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern and Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods ... More >>

Government opposes better protection for builders

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:50 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is blocking a law change that would better protect builders and construction firms from losing money on Government projects, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. More >>

First national voluntary emissions offset guidelines

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Government releases first national voluntary emissions offset guidelines Minister for Climate Change James Shaw has today released New Zealand’s first national guidance for local businesses to voluntarily offset their emissions. “There is huge appetite ... More >>

Speech: Parker - Water NZ Conference 2019

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 6:15 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders value our freshwater. Our rivers, lakes, wetlands, and aquifers. How we care for and use them is a fundamental part of who we are. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Sept 18

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 5:40 pm | Hansard

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL (Labour—New Lynn) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he seen on the performance of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund? More >>

Fraser Whineray to chair PM’s Business Advisory Council

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Mercury chief executive Fraser Whineray has been named as the new chair of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council (BAC). More >>

Good call to keep Karel Sroubek locked up

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 4:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Parole Board’s decision to keep drug smuggler Karel Sroubek behind bars was the right one, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “While Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway had no regard for public safety when he granted Karel ... More >>

Ministers’ guesstimates and assurances unfounded

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 3:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is struggling to justify its water policy as its guesses around costs are increasingly at odds with expert estimates, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller and Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson say. “While Minister of ... More >>

Dismissive Minister out of touch with reality

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 3:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Minister of Immigration showed himself to be completely out of touch with the practical reality faced by horticulturalists under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Seymour Welcomes NZ First Referendum Question

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 3:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Party Leader David Seymour has welcomed New Zealand First’s release of the question to be put to the public at a referendum on the End of Life Choice Bill. More >>

Full and final treaty settlements must stay that way

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 2:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to immediately reject the call from iwi for it to negotiate with Fletchers over Ihumātao, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Mana whenua decision on Ihumātao shows strong leadership

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 1:53 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming today’s decision by the mana whenua of Ihumātao to seek return of the land from the Crown. More >>

Government welcomes Kingitanga statement on Ihumātao

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has welcomed the statement of the Kingi Tūheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII on the future of Ihumātao. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 18 September 2019

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11:42 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the performance of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund? More >>

Prime Minister welcomes Facebook’s action

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11:37 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed Facebook’s initiative to improve its use of technology and change its policies to try and prevent the harm caused online after March 15. More >>

Minister of Defence to attend Timor-Leste Commemoration

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11:32 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Defence Ron Mark will travel to Timor-Leste today to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the International Force East Timor (INTERFET), which was established to bring peace and stability to the nation after the independence referendum in 1999. More >>

$375 million subsidy for world’s richest man

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11:30 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government has confirmed that its much-vaunted 'Wellbeing Budget' will improve the financial wellbeing of the world’s richest man”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

ASEAN regional air services agreement talks take off

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:27 am | New Zealand Government

The Government and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have begun talks on a unified air services agreement, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced. More >>

New Zealand still the home of Middle-earth

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford has welcomed Amazon Studios announcing that New Zealand will be the production location for its new series based on the Lord of the Rings. Phil Twyford said New Zealand’s selection as the production ... More >>

Homes to be built faster through offsite manufacturing

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:00 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is taking action to ensure that the construction industry is ready and able to deliver greater quantities of warm, dry, affordable homes says Housing Minister Megan Woods. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Sept 17

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 4:43 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 >>

Work visa changes putting New Zealanders first

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 4:12 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is today applauding the announcement of a new temporary work visa process. This new system will prioritise New Zealand workers while ensuring temporary foreign workers can be recruited to fill genuine regional and sector shortages. “New ... More >>

Prime Minister is leaving behind a mess

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

When Jacinda Ardern leaves tomorrow to go to the Rugby World Cup and the United Nations she will be leaving behind a mess at home, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Helping regions fill skills shortages and Kiwis come first

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is making progress on building an inclusive, sustainable and productive economy by helping regions and businesses get the workers they need with a new temporary work visa process, announced today by Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

PM to visit Japan and attend the UN General Assembly

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern travels to Tokyo later this week for an official Summit meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and to promote trade, economic and tourism opportunities. More >>

New Zealanders asked to help shape education priorities

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the future of education – from early childhood to tertiary and beyond – with the release of a draft document detailing the priorities that will help shape that ... More >>

Government funds research to help transition to low emission

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $241 million in leading research projects that will help find new ways to address long-term issues like increasing our sources of renewable energy, growing knowledge-intensive industries, and tackling New Zealand’s social ... More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 17 September 2019

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 11:43 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 >>

Consumers deserve better from life insurers

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:24 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs says a number of life insurers still need to lift their game after an underwhelming response to the RBNZ and FMA conduct and culture review. More >>

Transformation of Puhinui station picking up steam

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:18 am | New Zealand Government

Aucklanders are another step closer to getting rapid transit to the airport, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced today. More >>

NZ, UK ministers reiterate commitment to trade talks

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Talks today in Wellington between Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker and UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss continued discussions towards a future trade deal between the UK and New Zealand. More >>

Where is the growth plan Mr Robertson?

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

Economic growth has sharply declined under this Government and despite nearly two years in office the Minister of Finance still has no plan for growth, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Primary sector exports reach record highs

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:01 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s primary sector exports continue to surpass expectations with revenue up 8.7 per cent on the previous year, reaching a record $46.4 billion in the year ended June 2019. More >>

Farmers freshwater submission extension inadequate

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:12 am | New Zealand National Party

The Environment Minister’s two week extension for submissions to his freshwater plan is lame and will do nothing to assist farmers struggling to meet the deadline, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. More >>

Whānau wellbeing and enterprise at the heart of reset

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:02 am | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister, Nanaia Mahuta welcomed the new Ministry of Māori Development Chief Executive, David (Dave) Tokohau Samuels today in Wellington. More >>

Time for a proper process

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 10:00 am | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party still has a raft of questions that need answering about the cover up of an alleged sexual assault by a staff member who was employed in Jacinda Ardern’s office, National’s Deputy Leader Paula Bennett says. “It’s been five weeks ... More >>

Minister launches 50th Conservation Week - Nature needs us

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 10:02 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage is celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week or Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Turoa and encouraging people to get involved in conservation. More >>

Late freshwater submissions will be accepted

Friday, 13 September 2019, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Submissions will be accepted up to two weeks after the official October 17 deadline for submitting on the Government’s freshwater discussion document, Environment Minister David Parker said today. The six week consultation period that was set is ... More >>

Government runs from election year firearms debate

Friday, 13 September 2019, 3:24 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government is running scared from an election year debate about firearms law reform”, ACT Leader David Seymour says. More >>

Tighter gun laws for the safety of all

Friday, 13 September 2019, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is taking steps to ensure gun ownership is restricted to responsible users, and to stop the flow of guns into the black market as legislation is introduced to Parliament today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

More mental health support for Canterbury

Friday, 13 September 2019, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Government

The Prime Minister has announced more support to meet the long-term mental health and wellbeing needs of people affected by the terror attacks of 15 March. More >>

More mental health support for Canterbury

Friday, 13 September 2019, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Government

The Prime Minister has announced more support to meet the long-term mental health and wellbeing needs of people affected by the terror attacks of 15 March. More >>

Trans-Tasman Single Economic Market Ministers’ Meeting

Friday, 13 September 2019, 11:54 am | New Zealand Government

Australian and New Zealand Ministers met in Auckland on 13 September 2019 to advance the Single Economic Market (SEM) agenda, building on the success of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations (CER) Trade Agreement. More >>

Cyber security capacity building in the Pacific

Friday, 13 September 2019, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi today announced a new initiative to support Pacific countries to respond to cyber security risks in the region. More >>

Gov't must extend freshwater consultation period

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:42 am | Jacqui Dean

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is calling for the Government to extend the consultation period for its proposed freshwater plans because she says the short time frame is putting farmers at a disadvantage. “There’s now just five weeks till submissions close ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Sept 12

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 6:40 pm | Hansard

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

Minister of Defence to meet Australian Minister

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 5:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Defence Ron Mark will meet with Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, and Assistant Minister of Defence, Alex Hawke in Auckland tomorrow. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss our respective engagement in ... More >>

New Zealand express condolences on passing of Tonga’s PM

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended New Zealand’s condolences following the death of Tonga’s Prime Minister, Rt Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who passed away this morning in Auckland. “We extend our condolences to his family and to the people ... More >>

History rectified - Rua Kēnana to be pardoned

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Government

An official pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana is one step closer after the Te Pire kia Unuhia te Hara kai Runga i a Rua Kēnana: Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill was read in Parliament for the first time today. More >>

Fewer sheep and more trees outcome of freshwater proposals

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

Research published by Local Government New Zealand shows the enormous impact on land use the Government’s freshwater proposals will really have, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. More >>

NZ First driving better mental health outcomes for kiwis

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:08 pm | New Zealand First Party

A key coalition commitment to re-establish the mental health commission, negotiated by New Zealand First, is on its way to being realised. Today, appointees to the board of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission were announced by the Coalition ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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