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Rail And Northport For The Price Of A New Auckland Port

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:41 pm | New Zealand First Party

Aucklanders and taxpayers will end up paying a huge financial price if the main Port of Auckland is not moved to Northport, says New Zealand First. More >>

Construction contract awarded for $72 million facility

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that Leighs Construction has won the construction contract to build Christchurch Hospital’s new $72 million Outpatients facility. More >>

International Battle of the Somme commemoration

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Social Development 1 July 2016 Media Statement Minister to attend International Battle of the Somme commemoration More >>

Bishop congratulates Hutt Valley’s golden winners

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

National List MP Chris Bishop has congratulated Hutt Valley businesses who won top awards at the 2016 Wellington Gold Awards. More >>

Minister calls for nominations for NACEW members

Friday, 1 July 2016, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Hon Louise Upston is calling for nominations the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW). More >>

Minister opens mental health & addiction service

Friday, 1 July 2016, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Tūhauora Christchurch Central Service which provides a one-stop-shop for clients to access a range of mental health and addiction services. More >>

Expert assistance for Communities of Learning

Friday, 1 July 2016, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced that Communities of Learning are to get expert partners to work with them on their achievement challenges. More >>

UN Convention to boost rights of disabled people

Friday, 1 July 2016, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner welcomes the tabling of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which was submitted to Parliament for consideration yesterday. More >>

Emergency housing boost for Wellington

Friday, 1 July 2016, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Emergency accommodation providers in Wellington will receive about $99,000 each year to fund 42 emergency places for families and individuals, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has announced. More >>

Silver Fern Farms Big Wigs Caught Out Over ‘Deadline'

Friday, 1 July 2016, 1:05 pm | New Zealand First Party

The rural and business media should not trust a word that comes from the big wigs at Silver Fern Farms, says New Zealand First, after its sell-out to a Chinese SOE has been pushed back three months to 30 September. More >>

National’s cuts shave $100K off KiwiSaver by retirement

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New analysis shows National’s constant cuts to KiwiSaver will reduce the average worker’s retirement savings by $100,000 over their working life, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More >>

NZ Faces Thousands Of Indian Students Overstaying Visas

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:37 pm | New Zealand First Party

Member of Parliament for Northland 1 JULY 2016 NZ Faces Thousands Of Indian Students Overstaying Visas More >>

Minister Should Apologise To Supergold Cardholders

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Senior Citizens Maggie Barry must apologise to SuperGold Cardholders for forcing them to change over to a different travel card. More >>

New Arts Council appointments

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 1 July 2016 Media Statement New Arts Council appointments More >>

Targeting vulnerable mothers is bad for women and children

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:48 am | Green Party

A Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) report today shows the need for an urgent review into how mothers are being treated by the Ministry of Social Development, the Green Party said today. More >>

New ethnic communities fund

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:39 am | New Zealand Government

Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today announced the new Ethnic Communities Development Fund (ECDF). More >>

Ruamāhanga river named one of the worst spots for swimming

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:31 am | Green Party

One of the rivers that Green Party MPs will visit during their Swimmable Rivers campaign later this month has been named as one of the worst sites to swim in in the Wellington Region. More >>

NZ human rights report on women submitted to UN

Friday, 1 July 2016, 11:29 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on New Zealand’s efforts to eliminate discrimination against women. More >>

New path to quit smoking

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:52 am | New Zealand Government

The Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced a major change to quit smoking services in New Zealand. More >>

Boost for emergency housing begins today

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:51 am | New Zealand Government

Two initiatives to help some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable people into emergency housing are available from today. More >>

20 years of the Food Treaty a great achievement

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Food safety 1 July 2016 Media Statement 20 years of the Food Treaty a great achievement More >>

Foss welcomes date for 2018 Census

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:40 am | New Zealand Government

The Government Statistician today announced, by proclamation from the Governor General, that the next census will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018. More >>

Trade Amendment Bill – call for submissions

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:38 am | Office of the Clerk

The Commerce Committee is currently considering the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill. The bill proposes a public interest test into New Zealand's anti-dumping and countervailing duties regime. The bill also proposes a provision ... More >>

Real Estate Agents Authority appointments

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Justice, Simon Bridges, announced today that he has reappointed Mr Aaron Bhatnagar and appointed Ms Karin Thomas as members of the Real Estate Agents Authority. More >>

Police Admit They Don't Know If Speeding Policy Saves Lives

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:33 am | United Future NZ Party

United Future leader Peter Dunne says the Police have confirmed they have no information about whether speed cameras and speeding infringement notices save lives. More >>

Five years of Smokefree prisons today

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Judith Collins says prisons are safer and healthier since smoking was banned five years ago today. More >>

TPK struggles to measure Whānau Ora outcomes

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:33 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Nanaia Mahuta MP for Hauraki-Waikato Whānau Ora Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 30 June 2016 TPK struggles to measure Whānau Ora outcomes The Government needs to explain why so many vulnerable whanau are falling through the cracks, Labour’s Whānau ... More >>

Govt Fails to Protect New Zealanders From Melanoma

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:30 am | New Zealand First Party

In the face of expert opinion the National government continues to advance half-measures in the fight against melanoma, says New Zealand First. More >>

Standardised tobacco packaging a step closer

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:20 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says the government has today taken another step to save lives by reducing the harm caused by tobacco in New Zealand. More >>

Health Protection Bill passes third reading

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:19 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the passing of legislation which improves the management of serious infectious diseases and makes sunbeds R18. The Health (Protection) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in the House today. “The legislation brings ... More >>

Nothing New in TV Report on Port

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:19 am | New Zealand First Party

TV One News confirmed tonight what we already knew – the “Future Study” on Auckland’s port came up with preposterous options. More >>

Whānau Ora critics get it wrong

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell at Parliament today slammed erroneous claims that Whānau Ora was not accountable and was not achieving. More >>

Questions & Answers - 30 June 2016

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 5:11 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Minister of Health : What reports, if any, has he received on the impact of homelessness, inequality, and natural disasters on the mental health of New Zealanders? More >>

Stop the Billion Dollar Kiwisaver Rort, Introduce Kiwifund

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 5:08 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 30 JUNE 2016 Stop the Billion Dollar Kiwisaver Rort, Introduce Kiwifund More >>

Whanau Ora Cash-Cow Rumbles On Unchecked

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 5:03 pm | New Zealand First Party

The public of New Zealand have been waiting for one detailed, independent economic analysis on Whanau Ora since July 2014, and they will have to keep waiting, says New Zealand First. More >>

Appointment of Judge of the High Court

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Wellington Queen’s Counsel Helen Cull has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney General Christopher Finlayson announced today. More >>

New Zealand’s broadband speeds skyrocket

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the latest Akamai report showing the average download speeds in New Zealand have grown 25 per cent in a year. More >>

Veterans to receive additional support

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss is welcoming additional funding in Budget 2016 for veterans to travel overseas to attend commemorative events or revisit battlefields. More >>

Official crime stats released today

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Police are committed to improving resolution rates and reducing the number of burglaries, says Police Minister Judith Collins. More >>

EY:TPP stamp duties on foreigners may have to apply to Kiwis

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s claim that a TPP-enabled tax on foreign buyers would amount to a ban has been exposed as folly by tax experts, who say that in most cases a tax would apply to Kiwi buyers too, says Labour’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson ... More >>

Construction boom hits all-time high of $17.8b

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Building consent data released today shows construction rates have hit an all-time high of $17.8 billion nationwide covering residential, commercial and infrastructure work, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

Questions For Oral Answer - 30 June 2016

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 2:20 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What reports, if any, has he received on the impact of homelessness, inequality, and natural disasters, on the mental health of New Zealanders? More >>

Convention Centre Just Another Failure For Brownlee

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 2:02 pm | New Zealand First Party

Gerry Brownlee should admit defeat – he will never get a gold star for work overseeing the recovery of Christchurch following devastating earthquakes, says New Zealand First. More >>

NZ-China Research Collaboration Centres announced

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the successful applicants to host three New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres, supported through New Zealand’s Catalyst Fund for international science collaboration. More >>

Aussie PM Warned: Beware the Touch of John Key

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 1:10 pm | New Zealand First Party

Malcolm Turnbull may steal defeat from the jaws of victory, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Silver Fern Farms

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 1:03 pm | New Zealand First Party

Hansard: Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First): Today we expose fraud involving our largest meat exporter, Silver Fern Farms. What happened at Silver Fern Farms is a disgrace because it involves unlawful, covert behaviour and corruption, and ... More >>

More work needed before changing threshold

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says Customs is continuing to look into different ways of collecting tax effectively for low-value imports before proposing to lower the threshold at which it is collected. More >>

New building consents going wrong way in Auckland

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:19 pm | Green Party

New building consents going wrong way in Auckland New building consent numbers declined further in Auckland in May, again highlighting the National Government’s failure to address the city’s housing crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

New website helps students to ‘FindMyPath’

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have today announced the launch of ‘FindMyPath’, a new website to help young people explore qualification pathways and figure out what they should ... More >>

Drought conditions in South Island continue

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:57 am | New Zealand Government

The impact of ongoing dry conditions on the eastern South Island means the medium-scale drought classification will be extended until the end of the year, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. More >>

Raising Healthy Kids health target starts 1 July

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the introduction of the new Raising Healthy Kids health target to help reduce childhood obesity. More >>

Buoy Sinks Raising Fears of Shipping Accident

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:55 am | New Zealand First Party

The outdated Taharoa buoy, which giant ironsand ships tie up to, has sunk, raising potential for an environmental accident off the North Island’s west coast. More >>

Warmer, drier, safer rental law kicks in

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:48 am | New Zealand Government

Tenancy law changes covering smoke alarms, insulation, enforcement of standards and property abandonment come into effect tomorrow, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

$900,000 earmarked for Māori financial capability

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:12 am | New Zealand Government

As part of the government’s priority to build financial capability in New Zealand, $900,000 is being allocated to improving levels of financial capability among Māori, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today. More >>

Legislation to reform New Zealand’s fire services

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has introduced legislation to modernise New Zealand’s fire services by setting up a single fire organisation responsible for urban and rural fire. More >>

Green Party calls for stop to shady water bottling deal

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:42 am | Green Party

The Green Party is again calling on Ashburton District Council to abandon its shady plans to sell land, including a resource consent to bottle billions of litres of pristine water, in a backroom deal. More >>

RNZ Board appointment

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:37 am | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the appointment of Graham Pryor to the Board of RNZ. More >>

New fee regime will help Overseas Investment Office

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:32 am | New Zealand Government

New fees that take effect on Monday will mean the Overseas Investment Office can hire more staff and further streamline its internal processes, says Land Information Minister Hon Louise Upston. More >>

English out of touch on poverty

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:25 am | Green Party

Finance Minister Bill English’s suggestion that poor families in New Zealand are better off than those in other developed countries shows how disconnected he is from the reality in his own country, the Green Party said today. More >>

Delivering benefits to families – 1 July changes

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:23 am | New Zealand Government

A number of government polices come into effect tomorrow that will help support families including our most vulnerable, Prime Minister John Key says. More >>

 

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