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Celebrating women’s right to vote

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 5:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage with an event recognising women leaders in innovation. More >>

MANA Movement Housing Policy

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:56 pm | Mana Movement

“When families are living in cars, garages, cockroach-infested caravans and three families to a house then we have a housing crisis", said MANA leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Hone Harawira. More >>

Appointments on Election Eve Raise Red Flag

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:52 pm | New Zealand First Party

Serious questions must be asked over Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples appointments to the Waitangi Tribunal on the eve of the General Election, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

National on Alleged Unauthorised Use of Music

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National Party completely rejects the allegation that the library music used in its early campaign advertisements is a copyright infringement of any artist’s work. The National Party purchased the music in question from recognised production ... More >>

The Leadership of MTS Lied

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:10 pm | Mana Movement

Tuesday 16th September "Normally I'm happy to tell people that I was right but when I received the news about the staff cuts at Maori Television, I had nothing but sympathy for the three Maori media leaders who are going to be made to fight ... More >>

Mana makes more wild statements – this time about Whānau Ora

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Earlier this week the Mana candidate for Waiariki Annette Sykes claimed the Government wants to abolish the Waitangi Tribunal and the Māori Land Court. Last night the Mana candidate for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira claimed on the Native Affairs debate ... More >>

Māori Party opposes expansion of State’s surveillance powers

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:12 pm | The Maori Party

While debate continues about the veracity of claims made by Dotcom’s “Moment of Truth”, the Māori Party remains opposed to any law changes or policies that increase the power of the State to survey its citizens. More >>

Green Party will help students in financial distress

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:01 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will stop National’s campaign of punishing tertiary students and do more than any other party to support young Kiwis into study, Green Party students spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. More >>

National backing women to succeed

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

Under the National-led Government real improvements have been made for New Zealand women, and we are keen to continue building on those achievements says Women’s Affairs Spokesperson, Jo Goodhew. More >>

Winegums Make for Better Polling

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:29 pm | MANA Movement

“I wanted to laugh when I saw the Native Affairs poll the other night (Hone Harawira 38%, Kelvin Davis 37%) because it was almost the same as the one they did back in 2011”, said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. “Back then they had ... More >>

$40 million to boost engineering

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:53 am | New Zealand National Party

$40 million to boost engineering A re-elected National-led government will allocate an additional $40 million to further boost engineering places and double the number of engineering graduates to at least match OECD averages, National Party Tertiary ... More >>

Prime Minister responds to alleged email

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key says he stands by his statements that he did not know about Dotcom until the day before the raid took place on his property in January 2012. More >>

$3 million upgrade for Mount Cook road

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:51 am | New Zealand Government

The completed $3 million upgrade of Tasman Valley Road at Aoraki/Mount Cook was officially opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The major upgrade of the Tasman Valley Road is about improving the safety and accessibility to New ... More >>

Green Party announce Welcome Pack for newborn babies

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:50 am | Green Party

The Green Party today announced its final social policy before the election, aimed at ensuring that every child thrives from the day they are born. To complement the range of initiatives already announced, the Green Party will provide every newborn ... More >>

Privileges Complaint Laid against Prime Minister

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 9:11 am | MANA Movement

MANA Movement Leader and Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira has today lodged a Privileges Complaint with the Speaker regarding the Prime Ministers denials in parliament that he knew anything about Kim Dotcom before 2012. More >>

Yes or no John Key – is X-Keyscore spying on New Zealanders?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 8:57 am | Green Party

Prime Minister John Key must explain revelations this evening that the GCSB operates X-Keyscore in New Zealand and conducting mass surveillance on New Zealanders without their knowledge, said the Green Party. “Yes or no John Key, is X-Keyscore spying ... More >>

TVNZ debate must be extended due to spy revelations

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 8:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Tomorrow night’s TVNZ debate must be extended to a full hour so New Zealanders can see a debate on the important issues raised about spying in this country, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. “The issues raised last night are extremely important ... More >>

PM responds to incorrect surveillance claims

Monday, 15 September 2014, 7:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key tonight corrected misinformation that has been put in the public domain concerning the operations of the Government Communications Security Bureau. More >>

John Key must release Warner Bros documents

Monday, 15 September 2014, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must release all minutes, notes, briefings and emails relating to his meetings with Warner Bros in New Zealand and in the United States, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

The Prime Minister And Kim Dotcom

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First covered the matters relating to Prime Minister John Key and Kim Dotcom that are being raised in the New Zealand Herald today. More >>

Our next 10 priorities to grow NZ business

Monday, 15 September 2014, 3:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

Our plan will continue to lift New Zealand’s long-term growth rate and create more opportunities for New Zealanders and their families. It will help to give Kiwi firms the confidence to invest in New Zealand, create jobs, and lift incomes. More >>

More oil company subsidies, power price increases under Nats

Monday, 15 September 2014, 2:13 pm | Green Party

Power prices are set to rise further under National along with our carbon emissions, as outlined in its Energy and Resources policy announced this morning, the Green Party said today. More >>

More conspiracy theories from Internet-Mana

Monday, 15 September 2014, 1:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Internet–Mana Party’s bizarre allegations about the future of the Māori Land Court and the Waitangi Tribunal are a conspiracy theory based on wilful misunderstanding of basic constitutional conventions, National Party Māori Affairs spokesman Christopher ... More >>

Where’s the plan for New Zealand?

Monday, 15 September 2014, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Independent Coalition

“Voters are telling me that the NZ Independent Coalition is the only party that has come out with a clear, concise and coherent plan for New Zealand,” said Brendan Horan More >>

Alternatives in Election 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014, 1:37 pm | New Zealand First Party

In the Wairarapa today New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters said some of the alternatives being offered New Zealand voters in this election were a serious cause for concern. More >>

$90,000 for kea conservation

Monday, 15 September 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is providing $90,000 from the Community Conservation Partnership Fund to support the Kea Conservation Trust, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. More >>

KiwiBuild homes to be built with Porirua Council

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The next Labour Government will work with Porirua City Council to develop a site to build over 50 homes as part of its KiwiBuild programme, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

Workplace policy promising more insecurity

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

At a time when nearly half of all workers cannot get a pay rise and those who do are barely keeping up with the cost of living, National’s workplace policy has nothing to say about how the gains of a growing economy can be fairly shared, Labour's ... More >>

Labour backs Kate and so should National

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour backs Kate and so should National The National Party is so embarrassed about its failure to address the high level of violence against our women and children, it has refused to accept a statue of Kate Sheppard from the Women’s Refuge, Labour’s ... More >>

Sharples’ new appointments are out of order

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:42 am | New Zealand Labour Party

State Services Spokesperson 15 September 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Sharples’ new appointments are out of order The new appointments to the Waitangi Tribunal announced by Dr Pita Sharples this morning are completely out of order given the election is just five ... More >>

Key politicising security for own political gain

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:41 am | Green Party

John Key’s claims he will declassify secret security documents in order to ‘protect’ himself and his reputation is deeply concerning, the Green Party said today. More >>

Next section of Western Corridor underway

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:40 am | New Zealand Government

Work got underway this morning on the fourth of six sections of Christchurch’s Western Corridor motorway, with the first sod turned by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee for the Johns Road section from The Groynes to Sawyers Arms Road. More >>

Will the next Government kill off the Māori seats?

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:01 am | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell says the Māori seats in Parliament are in danger of disappearing if the latest polls come to fruition. The polls show an increase in support for the Conservatives and New Zealand First who have both campaigned ... More >>

Next 10 things for Business Growth Agenda

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:16 am | New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today laid out the 10 highest priorities for its Business Growth Agenda over the next three years as it works to lift New Zealand's long-term growth rate and create more opportunities for New Zealanders and their families. More >>

Australian jobs fairs to recruit skilled Kiwis for NZ

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:15 am | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will set up job fairs for New Zealand employers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, to recruit skilled Kiwis to contribute to New Zealand’s economic growth. More >>

$20m a year more for business R&D

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:13 am | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will invest $20 million a year more in business R&D co-funding through Callaghan Innovation to further lift funding towards the new Business Growth Agenda target of 1 per cent of GDP by 2018, National Party Science ... More >>

National reducing tax compliance costs for SMEs

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:11 am | New Zealand National Party

National is committed to making it easier and quicker for New Zealanders to meet their tax obligations by investing in a more modern, efficient and flexible tax system that will simplify the way businesses pay tax. “Currently, small business owners ... More >>

Safer, quicker, better transport with National

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:10 am | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government would continue underpinning a strong economy through delivery of well-rounded and high quality transport infrastructure, National Transport Spokesman Gerry Brownlee announced today. More >>

Workplaces policy about flexibility and fairness

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:07 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s Workplaces policy reflects National’s continuing and strong commitment to flexibility and choice in the labour market, as well as an increased focus on health and safety, says National Party Labour Spokesman Simon Bridges. “We believe ... More >>

Responsibly realising NZ’s energy potential

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:05 am | New Zealand National Party

National will continue to support the responsible development of our energy potential to create high-paying jobs, raise living standards, and build a more productive economy for all New Zealanders, Energy and Resources Spokesman Simon Bridges said today. ... More >>

Improving the framework for businesses growth

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:04 am | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will continue to improve New Zealand’s regulatory environment to ensure businesses can thrive and vulnerable consumers are better protected, Commerce and Consumer Affairs spokesman Craig Foss says. More >>

Māori Party Co-leader honoured for commitment to health

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:26 am | The Maori Party

Maori Party President, Rangimarie Naida Glavish, has congratulated Tariana Turia on the distinguished honour awarded to her last night by Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa / Māori Medical Practitioners. The Maarire Goodall Award acknowledges and honours ... More >>

Will the next Government kill off the Māori seats?

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:23 am | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell says the Māori seats in Parliament are in danger of disappearing if the latest polls come to fruition. The polls show an increase in support for the Conservatives and New Zealand First who have both campaigned ... More >>

NZ on the cusp of more kids in poverty under National

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:20 am | Green Party

Three more years of National will see even more New Zealand kids growing up in severe poverty because John Key has announced no plans during the election campaign to reduce child poverty, says the Green Party. Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is campaigning ... More >>

Appointments to Waitangi Tribunal

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:16 am | New Zealand Government

Appointments to Waitangi Tribunal Māori Affairs Minister Hon Dr Pita Sharples today announced the appointment of four new members and reappointment of seven members to the Waitangi Tribunal. All the positions are short-term appointments of 12 months ... More >>

Tariana Turia: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Wai Pounamu Hothouse

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:10 am | New Zealand Government

Thank you so much for inviting me here to Te Pūtahitanga o Te Wai Pounamu’s first Hothouse weekend. And thank you to our fine MCs, Rā Dallas and Sheree Waitoa, for making us all so welcome. More >>

MANA wants Te Reo Māori petition fulfilled

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 4:36 pm | Mana Party

Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Annette Sykes, MANA candidate for Waiariki Te Hāmua Nikora, MANA candidate for Ikaroa Rāwhiti Sunday 14 September 2014 More >>

National’s commitment to children and families

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 4:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will continue to support and assist Kiwi families with targeted health, education, justice and social development initiatives in our comprehensive Children and Families plan. More >>

The Left hits “peak spending”

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 4:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party have decided to go for broke and heap more spending commitments on the Left's spending pile in a vain bid to turn around their flagging polling numbers five days out from the election, National Party Associate Finance spokesman Steven ... More >>

Truth, Honesty And Export Wealth

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 4:15 pm | New Zealand First Party

Southland is one of the primary wealth generators of New Zealand. More >>

Key wrong to use cyber protection to justify spying

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 1:02 pm | Green Party

John Key is trying to scare and confuse New Zealanders by saying mass surveillance by the GCSB is needed to achieve the country’s cyber protection, the Green Party said today. The Green Party in Government would look to remove the cyber protection ... More >>

NZ Inc will drive clean growth and keep wealth here

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The next Labour Government will establish an NZ Inc policy to drive growth, boost clean technology and protect our strategic assets to achieve our goal of a smarter, cleaner, fairer economy, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa – Te ORA Awards Dinner

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Government

I want to acknowledge Dr George Laking, your Chair and Te Rina Moke, your Chief Executive Officer for the opportunity to be here with you all. More >>

Winston Peters: A Better Way

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 8:21 pm | New Zealand First Party

Palmerston North Public Meeting Saturday 13 September, 2pm Palmerston North Convention Centre, 354 Main St, Palmerston North More >>

Patrick Gower Interviews Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 8:18 pm | The Nation

Patrick Gower: Well, the behaviour of New Zealand spies is, of course, a very big concern for the Green Party, and co-leader Russel Norman is with me now. Good morning, Dr Norman, and if we just pick on what Glenn Greenwald said there, talking about ... More >>

Winston Peters: Time for Common Sense

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 8:12 pm | New Zealand First Party

Levin is one of those towns that has taken its fair share of knocks over the years - but New Zealanders are resilient people. More >>

Partnerships, Pests And Oceans Focus of National's Policy

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 8:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

National's Bluegreen approach of supporting economic growth and improving New Zealand's natural environment is core to our future, Conservation Spokesman Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

John Key Should Be Careful Who He Gets His Information From

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 5:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT has no policy of arming shopkeepers. The idea that the government should provide shopkeepers with weapons is ridiculous. More >>

Labour: Primary Focus on the Critical Issues

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will prioritise New Zealand’s agricultural sectors by recreating a Rural Affairs Minister and appointing a Primary Industry Council and a Chief Agricultural Adviser. More >>

Working Prisons Not New

Friday, 12 September 2014, 3:17 pm | New Zealand First Party

Working Prisons Not New Prisoners doing a full day’s work is nothing new, but National is pretending it’s had an innovative idea to get prisoners working, says New Zealand First. “New Zealanders should not be fooled by National’s attempts to embellish ... More >>

 

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