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Councils’ confidence in Minister diminishing

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has released an underwhelming policy decision for Councils on the Three Waters review, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. More >>

Drivers urged to check their car airbags

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Consumer Affairs Minister Hon Kris Faafoi is urging New Zealanders to check if their vehicle has Takata Alpha-type airbags which are being recalled. More >>

Turning the Tide in the Battle Against Kauri Dieback

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 3:20 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the Coalition Government’s announcement of an additional $13.75 million in funding over three years for research to combat the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust. More >>

Changes to drinking water standards and health

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Health David Clark is making changes to Drinking Water Standards which help keep New Zealanders safe from waterborne illness. More >>

Wellbeing and Water – a necessary conversation

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced plans to initiate a strategic conversation with Local Government about community well-being and proposals to overhaul the regulation of water. Led by the Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta, the multi-agency Three ... More >>

Surge funding for kauri dieback and myrtle rust research

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a funding increase of $13.75 million over three years for research to combat the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust. More >>

Tertiary enrolments in fees-free freefall

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour-led Government’s election bribe of fees-free tertiary education has been a complete failure, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ own numbers show there are 2,400 fewer ... More >>

$29 million for safety improvements to SH3

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 11:42 am | New Zealand Government

There will be urgent safety improvements done on SH3 from Waitara to Bell Block to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries, Minister of Transport Phil Twyford announced today. More >>

First New Plymouth KiwiBuild homes

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:58 am | New Zealand Government

The first KiwiBuild homes in New Plymouth are expected to be completed in mid-2019, Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford announced today. More >>

‘Have your Say’ campaign launched for seniors

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:42 am | New Zealand National Party

National Leader Simon Bridges has today launched the ‘Have Your Say’ campaign for Seniors as the next step in National’s 2020 election policy development process. More >>

Update on the first seven months of the Fees Free policy

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government’s first-year Fees Free policy is tracking well, with more than 50,000 people set to receive fees-free tertiary education this year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More >>

Provincial Growth Fund: $120,000 a job

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:08 am | ACT New Zealand

Each job being created through the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund comes with an eye-watering price tag of more than $120,000, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Free Press - Rhetoric and reality

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 8:21 am | ACT New Zealand

We are by now used to the soaring oratory of our Prime Minister. She is a world-class communicator. But her government’s results tell a very different story. The gap between the coalition government’s rhetoric and reality has been stark. More >>

Joint Statement by Sebastián Piñera and Jacinda Ardern

Monday, 19 November 2018, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Government

At the invitation of the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, undertook a State Visit to New Zealand on 19 November 2018. More >>

More evidence a capital gains tax bad for NZ

Monday, 19 November 2018, 4:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

A capital gains tax on everything from baches and KiwiSaver funds to direct investments in stocks and bonds will not only punish New Zealanders who have worked hard but could also drive our firms across the Tasman, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy ... More >>

HomeFit a step towards Warrant of Fitness for homes

Monday, 19 November 2018, 4:16 pm | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader, Marama Davidson HomeFit a step towards Warrant of Fitness for homes says Green Party The Green Party’s spokesperson on Housing, Marama Davidson, has welcomed a new initiative to improve the quality of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand. ... More >>

Chile and NZ arrangement to protect seabirds

Monday, 19 November 2018, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Chile will help protect vulnerable seabirds, including the critically endangered Antipodean albatross. More >>

111 response times lagging

Monday, 19 November 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

Police are taking longer to answer 111 calls in what’s a worrying trend, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Less corporate welfare, more money for court workers

Monday, 19 November 2018, 1:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

Continuing industrial action by Ministry of Justice staff means New Zealanders are being held in jail cells because courts are not open long enough to hear their bail applications, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

New Zealand to strengthen parliamentary expertise

Monday, 19 November 2018, 12:04 pm | Office of the Speaker

Maureen Pugh MP will represent New Zealand this week at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Fundamentals Programme on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure in Johannesburg, South Africa. More >>

Questions remain over Government’s ECE plan

Monday, 19 November 2018, 11:52 am | New Zealand National Party

National welcomes the focus on lifting the quality of Early Learning in the Draft Strategic Plan released today, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. More >>

New plan for high quality early learning

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

A bold ten year plan looks to restore the Government’s commitment to quality in early learning, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Government confirms $20m investment in new health centre

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:14 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark today confirmed $20m in Crown funding and the site for the new Buller Health Centre in Westport. More >>

Rents on the rise as Govt hurts low-income families

Monday, 19 November 2018, 8:54 am | New Zealand National Party

Rent increases are accelerating under this Government, making a mockery of its claim to be prioritising New Zealand’s lower-income households, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

NZ assists with Papua New Guinea vaccinations programme

Monday, 19 November 2018, 8:46 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced that New Zealand is committing up to NZ$10 million towards improving vaccination outcomes in Papua New Guinea. More >>

NZ Announces Further support to PHAMA Plus Programme

Monday, 19 November 2018, 8:45 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced that New Zealand will contribute $13.5 million over four years to support the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Plus programme, a new joint New Zealand–Australian initiative. More >>

PM pretends climate change isn’t a global issue

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 4:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

In helping to roll electricity out in a country that is overwhelmingly reliant on fossil fuels, the Prime Minister has conveniently ignored her commitment to fighting climate change, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

NZ to help expand access to electricity in PNG

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute towards Papua New Guinea’s ambitious National Electrification Roll-Out Plan to connect 70 percent of households to electricity by 2030, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced at APEC in Papua New Guinea. More >>

Broken promises on vital surgical mesh register

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 12:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

The deafening silence from Labour and the Greens on establishing a surgical mesh register is an appalling indictment of a Government that talks big and does little, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Maggie Barry says. More >>

International Declaration on Biodiversity

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

International Declaration on Biodiversity New Zealand is joining its voice and influence with others in the international community to better protect biodiversity by joining the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration adopted in Egypt on 15 November. Conservation Minister ... More >>

National Science Challenges receive $422.5m

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 10:52 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation has welcomed the decision to release $422.5 million in research funding for New Zealand’s 11 National Science Challenges, which are working to address some of our biggest challenges like climate change, ... More >>

NZ deepens connections with Peru at APEC Leaders’ Week

Friday, 16 November 2018, 7:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today signed an air services agreement with his Peruvian counterpart, Néstor Popolizio, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Week in Port Moresby. More >>

172 young Kiwis head to Asia on PM’s Scholarships

Friday, 16 November 2018, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Government

172 young Kiwis head to Asia on Prime Minister’s Scholarships Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today congratulated the 172 young New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) as part of the August ... More >>

Criminal Justice Advisory Group to visit Otago, Southland

Friday, 16 November 2018, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group ¬– Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – will visit Dunedin, Invercargill, and Queenstown next week as part of its nationwide consultation to gather information on the criminal justice ... More >>

Trans-Tasman partnership behind cocaine bust

Friday, 16 November 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Stuart Nash says the seizure of 190 kilograms of cocaine in Auckland demonstrates the strength of partnership between Australian and New Zealand law enforcement agencies in preventing the harm drugs cause in our communities. More >>

Inclusive Trade Action Group meets in Port Moresby

Friday, 16 November 2018, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand, Chile and Canada today reaffirmed a commitment to work together to advance trade that benefits all their citizens. More >>

Summit signals fresh start for Pacific Vision

Friday, 16 November 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Government

“The Pacific Aotearoa Summit signals a fresh start filled with hope and confidence that we can lift the wellbeing of Pacific peoples by working across government agencies and community organisations,” says Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William ... More >>

Australia and NZ announce joint Pacific Cyber cooperation

Friday, 16 November 2018, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs announced today a joint commitment to partner with Pacific Island countries to enhance our collective cyber resilience. More >>

Twyford’s commuter train has $175 ticket price

Friday, 16 November 2018, 12:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Transport Minister’s commuter rail plan between Hamilton and Auckland is so expensive that he could pay passengers to use a taxi or Uber instead, National’s Associate Infrastructure spokesperson and Hamilton East MP David Bennett says. More >>

Have your say on the Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:48 am | Justice Committee

Parliament is considering a bill that would establish an independent body to investigate whether wrongful conviction or sentencing has occurred in our justice system. The proposed Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) would be able to review convictions ... More >>

Farmers improve biosecurity practice

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

Farmers are upping their on-farm biosecurity by making greater use of the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said. More >>

Viet Nam seventh nation to ratify CPTPP

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 7:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has welcomed Viet Nam’s ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPacific Partnership (CPTPP). More >>

Upgraded Singapore agreement brings benefits

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 7:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Upgraded Singapore agreement brings benefits for Kiwi business An upgraded free trade agreement with Singapore will make it easier for New Zealanders to visit and do business in South East Asia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Singapore ... More >>

Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 4:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

Confirmation from Immigration New Zealand that its review into Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek’s residency has been delayed is yet another sign of incompetence from the Labour-led Government, National Leader Simon Bridges says. “Embattled ... More >>

PGF to support commercialisation at Taranaki sawmill

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide a loan of up to $1.8 million to TaranakiPine to allow the company to diversify and create new jobs, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

Extra Police constables deployed

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Seventy-nine new Police constables will be deployed across New Zealand following the graduation today of a new wing of recruits. More >>

PM welcomes state visit by Chilean President

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Government

The President of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, will visit New Zealand on 19 November 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More >>

Urgent answers needed after rescue helicopter unavailable

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 12:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

Just 14 days after the Rotorua Rescue Helicopter service was scrapped lives are already being put at risk, MP for Rotorua Todd McClay says. More >>

Councils to consider case for Hamilton rail

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:51 am | New Zealand Government

Waikato councils will consider the business case for a start-up Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service expected to begin in 2020, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today. More >>

Tackling rural health workforce issues

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:16 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government will take a series of measures to improve the supply of doctors, nurses and midwives working in rural New Zealand. More >>

PGF investment in Manawatū-Whanganui

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:17 am | New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has today announced a Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) package for Manawatū-Whanganui of about $48 million. More >>

PGF investment in Advanced Aviation Hub in Whanganui

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:09 am | New Zealand Government

A $400,000 investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will be used to fund the first stage of an Advanced Aviation Hub at Whanganui Airport, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. More >>

PGF investing to expand National Driver Training Centre

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:06 am | New Zealand Government

A $2.8 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will help establish a national commercial driver programme near Palmerston North, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

PGF investment to fast track regional freight hub

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:04 am | New Zealand Government

A $40 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will enable KiwiRail to build a new regional freight hub near Palmerston North, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

PGF to improve regional digital connectivity

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:01 am | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $40 million to improve digital connectivity in the regions, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi has announced today. More >>

Substantial progress made on RCEP

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 8:26 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor has welcomed a commitment to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations next year following substantial progress this year. More >>

Women’s Rugby World Cup hosting rights a win for the game

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 8:23 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s successful bid to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup will raise the profile of the game locally and provide a valuable economic boost for the game, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson says. More >>

Lightning strikes add to business uncertainty

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand businesses deeply unsettled by labour law reform now have another concern, with lightning strikes deemed an appropriate negotiating tactic, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesman Scott Simpson says. “Business was ignored in the ... More >>

Stalled partnership with Singapore 7 months overdue

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister needs to use her visit to Singapore this week to sign the stalled New Zealand – Singapore Enhanced Partnership negotiations which has now been delayed by seven months, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Western Australia to Introduce Assisted Dying Law

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 3:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Yet again our friends around the world have shown us that it’s possible to design perfectly safe assisted dying laws,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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