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Budget 2017: $8m extra for Whanganui DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Whanganui DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $4m extra for West Coast DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for West Coast DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $53m extra for Waitemata DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Waitemata DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $5m extra for Wairarapa DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Wairarapa DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $42m extra for Waikato DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Waikato DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $12m extra for Taranaki DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Taranaki DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $6m extra for Tairawhiti DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Tairawhiti DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $31m extra for Southern DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Southern DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $21m extra for Northland DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Northland DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $7m extra for South Canterbury DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for South Canterbury DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $16m extra for Nelson Marlborough DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Nelson Marlborough DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $19m extra for MidCentral DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for MidCentral DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $12m extra for Lakes DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Lakes DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $14m extra for Hutt Valley DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Hutt Valley DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $18m extra for Hawke’s Bay DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Hawke’s Bay DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $51m extra for Counties Manukau DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Counties Manukau DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $27m extra for Capital & Coast DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Capital & Coast DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $26m extra for Bay of Plenty DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Bay of Plenty DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $44m extra for Auckland DHB

Friday, 26 May 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Auckland DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

$8m pay rise for community-based midwives

Friday, 26 May 2017, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says community-based midwives are set to receive their share of an $8 million pay increase. More >>

New Zealand far off track on climate change

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:57 pm | Green Party

A drop of merely 0.1 percent in climate pollution shows that the National Government is stalling on its commitments to tackle climate change in New Zealand. More >>

Rt Hon Winston Peters Speech: Punishment And Rehabilitation

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:56 pm | New Zealand First Party

Thank you for inviting me here today for this Howard League Graduation. It is a great honour to be presenting the certificate for completion of the literacy course and for the relaunch of the programme here at Ngawha. Congratulations to the Howard League. More >>

Widespread disappointment at company tax cut failure

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

Business groups and commentators have echoed ACT’s disappointment at the Government’s failure to cut company tax, to adjust the top personal tax threshold, and to index tax brackets to inflation. More >>

Kaye: $1.5 billion Budget boost for education

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk about my first Budget as Education Minister. More >>

Slim pickings for Pacific people in Budget

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Aupito William Sio MP for Māngere Pacific Island Affairs Interfaith Dialogue Assoc. Foreign Affairs (Pacific Climate Change) Assoc. Ethnic Communities More >>

$144k for up to 495 new youth development opportunities

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Partnerships with InOvation Trust and Te Aratika Creative will see around $144,000 invested to create up to 495 new leadership and mentoring opportunities for young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Greenhouse gas emissions decline

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows gross emissions have remained stable since 2003 and declined in 2015 as New Zealand is becoming more carbon efficient, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. More >>

Nats’ Budget locks in housing crisis

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s ninth Budget forecasts house prices will rise at three times the rate of wages, locking in the housing crisis for years to come, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Kids bear the brunt of Budget

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Future generations are the ones bearing the brunt of National’s failure to provide education services the funding they need to make ends meet, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Investing in our Pacific communities

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Investment in Budget 2017 will help improve outcomes for our Pacific communities in New Zealand, Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro says. More >>

Police Robbery Crackdown Needs Backup From Justice System

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

Thirty-two million dollars for a police crackdown on aggravated robberies is pointless if the justice system doesn’t hold young offenders to account, says New Zealand First. More >>

Cathedral Working Group report released

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Cathedral Working Group report released Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing the Cathedral Working Group Recommendation Report. “I firmly believe we need an agreed solution on the future of the cathedral, ... More >>

The real costs of National’s election bribe

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The cost of National’s poorly-targeted election year budget bribe is that there’s nothing to fix the housing crisis, health funding is cut, and funding for schools is cut, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Speech to Public Relations Institute of New Zealand

Friday, 26 May 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

I assume the title ‘Seismic Shifts’ doesn’t require me to deliver a long, detailed dissertation on what many people here in Canterbury have lived through for more than six years, or to give you a lesson on the world’s tectonic plates. More >>

Nats’ budget a double-crewed ambulance at bottom of cliff

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:59 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s election year Budget shows that there’s no coincidence Finance Minister Steven Joyce doubles as National’s campaign manager, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Scope of multi-use arena study released

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:55 am | New Zealand Government

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel are today releasing the Terms of Reference for a pre-feasibility study into a new multi-use arena in Christchurch. More >>

Health running on empty

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Get ready for more cuts to health at a local level, affecting all New Zealanders, after a Budget that failed to deliver even enough for health services to stand still, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

NZ joins global response to antimicrobial resistance

Friday, 26 May 2017, 9:44 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett welcome the announcement of New Zealand’s action plan for tackling the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance. More >>

Budget a Ploy to Hide Crises

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:15 pm | New Zealand First Party

Budget a Ploy to Hide Crises Nothing Finance Minister Steven Joyce said today in Budget 2017 can get past the fact that New Zealand’s economic growth in real terms, when 2% population growth is substracted, is only .8 per cent, says New Zealand First. ... More >>

Foreign Buyers’ Land Grab Set to Escalate

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:13 pm | New Zealand First Party

The land grab by foreign buyers in New Zealand is set to ratchet up, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Care & support workers’ pay equity bill passes 1st reading

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Care & support workers’ pay equity legislation passes 1st reading Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill which will ensure 55,000 care and support workers receive their share in a $2 billion pay rise has passed its first reading. The Care and Support ... More >>

Rocket launch a huge step for New Zealand’s space industry

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has congratulated the team at Rocket Lab on the successful launch of their first test rocket on the Mahia Peninsula. More >>

Funding boost a welcome investment for Southern DHB

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

MP for Invercargill, Sarah Dowie is pleased that Southern DHB is to receive extra funding as part of the 2017 Budget. More >>

Family Incomes Package will have a big impact for Southland

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

MP for Invercargill, Sarah Dowie is pleased with the National Government’s work to date in helping families get ahead and says Budget 2017 has continued this commitment. More >>

Budget Speech 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

I move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. More >>

Nature short-changed again by National in Budget 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:10 pm | Green Party

Budget 2017 continues the National Government’s shameful underfunding of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and puts our precious flora and fauna at risk, the Green Party said today. More >>

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:48 pm | Green Party

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, and a drop in the bucket to clean them up National’s Budget has delivered a waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, but only a drop in the bucket to clean them up, the Green Party said today. “National ... More >>

Budget 2017 - Delivering for New Zealand

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National-led Government has today presented a budget that ensure all New Zealanders share in the benefits of our growing economy. More >>

Budget a disappointment for Auckland

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:10 pm | Green Party

25 May 2017 Budget a disappointment for Auckland Aucklanders are the biggest losers in today’s Budget, with nothing new that will fix transport and housing problems in the city, the Green Party said today. “National is either ignoring Auckland ... More >>

Winston Peters - Budget Speech

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand First Party

A wilful, wanton, weak, wobbly, woeful minister with a wilful, wanton, weak, wobbly, woeful Budget More >>

James Shaw's 2017 Budget Response Speech

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:33 pm | Green Party

Mr Speaker, The big headline in today’s Budget is a $2 billion Family Incomes Package. More >>

National’s pretence of action hides a bribe for the wealthy

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:30 pm | Green Party

Steven Joyce’s first – and final – Budget gives with one hand, takes away with the other, and gives the biggest break to the wealthiest New Zealanders, the Green Party said today. More >>

Accommodation supplement is fuel on the housing fire

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

The other big handout in this budget is the accommodation supplement, with Steven Joyce announcing he will throw over a billion dollars in taxpayer money every year at the already overheated housing market. More >>

Māori Party keeps its promise to whānau in Budget 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:55 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is proud to announce a $122 million package of initiatives to support whānau aspirations. More >>

After nine years, it’s the One Dollar Bill Budget

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

After nine years, it’s the One Dollar Bill Budget National’s Budget 2017 is an irresponsible election bribe which after nine years exposes a government that’s run out of energy and ideas to tackle the big issues facing New Zealand,” says ... More >>

$21.2m to tell New Zealand’s stories and news

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 includes a significant investment in Radio New Zealand, as well as new funding to support the understanding of our most important national stories, Ms Barry says. More >>

Budget 2017 forgets that companies exist and deserve tax cut

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

“While the countries we compare ourselves to around the world are cutting company tax rates, our Government does nothing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

The Budget item that is not there: superannuation costs

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“This Budget contains an “up yours” to young Kiwis – the ballooning cost of Superannuation. It’s a Boomer Budget,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Budget embraces ‘communism by stealth’

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The boost to Working for Families is the perfect example of how National is abandoning its roots,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Tax relief overdue and underdone

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

“An adjustment of tax brackets is a welcome compensation for the last seven years of bracket creep. ACT has been talking about this for years. But the adjustment is underdone,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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