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Māori educational success not a Govt priority

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 2:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

Young Māori who need extra help to succeed at school are being let down by the Government and its lazy approach to spending, National’s Māori Education Spokesperson Jo Hayes says. More >>

Views sought on no new mines on conservation land policy

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Public input will be sought on proposals to enact the Government’s policy of no new mines on conservation land, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today. More >>

The Nation: Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 1:31 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: The Prime Minister’s fronted to the oil and gas sector in New Plymouth as the government tries to dampen down fears about Taranaki’s economy following a ban on future oil and gas exploration. The industry contributes about $2.5 billion ... More >>

Minister launches new children’s media hub

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:32 am | New Zealand Government

Minister launches new children’s media hub Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Clare Curran has launched New Zealand’s first media hub for children – HEIHEI - which creates a safe place for children to access both local and international ... More >>

Rotorua’s Onuku Trust wins Ahuwhenua Trophy

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:30 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta today congratulated the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy the Onuku Māori Lands Trust from Rotorua. More >>

Celebrating the best in Hi-Tech

Friday, 25 May 2018, 8:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran was among those celebrating the successes of New Zealand’s high-tech companies and high-flying individuals at the annual NZ Hi-Tech Awards tonight in Christchurch. More >>

Security Advisory Panel members appointed

Friday, 25 May 2018, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern has announced the appointment of Angela Foulkes as chair and Lyn Provost as member of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s Advisory Panel. More >>

Government mourns the passing of Kingi Taurua

Friday, 25 May 2018, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Ka ueue te whenua ka tangi te motu whanui mou e Kingi kua riro atu nei! More >>

Bastion Point celebrated and remembered

Friday, 25 May 2018, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Government

40 years ago the eviction of protesters from Bastion Point or Takaparawhau in Auckland triggered the beginning of the new era in land rights, says the Minister of Māori Development the Hon Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

PM’s visit little comfort for Taranaki

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister’s visit today will be of little comfort to Taranaki people concerned about the future of their jobs and their region following the Government’s oil and gas decision, National’s Energy and Resources Spokesman Jonathan Young says. More >>

Condolences on the passing of Kingi Taurua

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:22 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, says the death of Kingi Taurua is a great loss for the people of the North. More >>

New Zealand deeply concerned by latest MH17 finding

Friday, 25 May 2018, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is deeply concerned at the finding announced overnight by the Joint Investigative Team that the missile which brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014 originated from the 53rd brigade of the armed forces of the Russian ... More >>

Roadshows outline help for small business

Friday, 25 May 2018, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister for Small Business 25 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Roadshows outline help for small business More >>

More transitional housing for Blenheim

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Local families in urgent need of housing will benefit from 17 more transitional housing places opening in Blenheim, says Associate Housing and Urban Development Minister Jenny Salesa. More >>

Collaborative approach to just transition essential

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Collaboration and partnership between regions, iwi, businesses and government is what will build a resilient and sustainable economy according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who is visiting Taranaki today. More >>

Greens acknowledge legacy of Bastion Point occupation

Friday, 25 May 2018, 11:13 am | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson is today attending the 40th anniversary ceremony of the Takaparawhau/Bastion Point occupation to honour the legacy of Ngāti Whātua and their resistance to confiscation. More >>

Green Party mourns passing of Kingi Taurua

Friday, 25 May 2018, 9:19 am | Green Party

He mihi tēnei ki ngā mate kua whetūrangitia ki te korowai o Ranginui. E te rangatira, e matua Kingi, hoki atu ki te poho o te whenua, ki ngā ringaringa o ngā mātua tūpuna. Takoto mai, takoto mai, takoto mai rā. More >>

Government funding to boost NZ plastics recycling capacity

Friday, 25 May 2018, 9:09 am | New Zealand Government

Plastic recycling company Astron is getting $500,000 under the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund to expand its plastic recycling facility in New Zealand, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More >>

Phil Twyford’s CAA responsibilities transferred

Friday, 25 May 2018, 8:27 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has agreed to transfer Transport Minister Hon Phil Twyford’s responsibilities for the Civil Aviation Authority to Associate Transport Minister Hon Julie Anne Genter, following his admission today of making a phone call ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - May 24

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 6:24 pm | Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Question No. 1—Finance 1. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME (Labour) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he seen on the strength of the Government's finances? Hon GRANT ROBERTSON (Minister of Finance) : In addition ... More >>

Phil Twyford’s CAA responsibilities transferred

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 6:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has agreed to transfer Transport Minister Hon Phil Twyford’s responsibilities for the Civil Aviation Authority to Associate Transport Minister Hon Julie Anne Genter, following his admission today of making a phone call ... More >>

Sister Cities: Connecting Globally

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 6:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Relationships between New Zealand centres and their international sister cities will benefit from multiple Government initiatives that are improving connectivity, says Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran. More >>

Govt prioritises diplomats over climate adaptation

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 5:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller has welcomed the release of a new report on New Zealand’s response to climate change but is concerned that the Government has not set aside any new funding in Budget 2018 to ensure that the ... More >>

First recipients of 2018 Prime Minister’s Scholarships

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister for Sport and Recreation 24 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Minister congratulates first recipients of 2018 Prime Minister’s Scholarships More >>

PM to Taranaki two months too late

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 4:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Taranaki people will be respectful, but also highly disappointed about the Prime Minister’s visit tomorrow to discuss the Government’s oil and gas exploration decision and rightly so, National’s Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan ... More >>

Govt will take five years to add fewer extra cops

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 4:03 pm | New Zealand National Party

Jacinda Ardern and Stuart Nash have broken the trust of Kiwis who believed them when they said they’d keep their promise to add 1800 frontline cops over three years, National’s Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Government needs to act to meet Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Health and Maori Affairs Select Committees received a blunt message yesterday – act now or we will fail to meet our Smokefree by 2025 goal, National MP Nicky Wagner says. More >>

Support for trade rules and EU-NZ talks on agenda

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Fortifying support for international trade rules and preparing the way for New Zealand’s free trade talks with the European Union are key aims for Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker during a visit to France and Germany next week. More >>

Next step to improve fairness of tax system

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:59 am | New Zealand Government

New legislation to improve the fairness of the tax system and prevent large multinationals from exploiting rules in order to shift their profits offshore has passed another step closer to becoming law. More >>

Recycle smart with bright new bins

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:58 am | New Zealand Government

Recycling just got smarter and brighter with new cleverly designed bins to improve recycling and collection launched by Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 24 May 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:46 am | Office of the Clerk

1. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the strength of the Government’s finances? More >>

Fees-free sucks up tertiary money for nothing

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:23 am | New Zealand National Party

For the first time in two decades universities in New Zealand will receive no real increase in government funding, while $2.8 billion is being spent on the failed policy to lift participation in tertiary education, National’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson ... More >>

Tabuteau to attend APEC Trade Ministers Meeting

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:06 am | New Zealand Government

Parliamentary Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau is heading to Papua New Guinea today to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Trade Ministers Meeting in Port Moresby from 25 to 26 May. More >>

Groups help develop Child Wellbeing Strategy

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:25 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has today begun discussions with groups who work with, and support, children and their families as the first step in developing a Child Wellbeing Strategy to improve children’s lives. More >>

Ensuring a fit for purpose Charities Act

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:15 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Peeni Henare, has launched a comprehensive review of the Charities Act. More >>

Climate Change - Technical Group calls for urgent action

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:04 am | New Zealand Government

Proactively planning how we can adapt to climate change urgently needs to weave into the work of every organisation, at every level, in every sector of New Zealand if we hope to adapt to the effects of climate change, says a group of climate change ... More >>

Minister to meet Ara Tahi leaders

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 8:39 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi says today’s meeting with Ara Tahi, Greater Wellington’s iwi forum, will allow him to hear how the region deals with the wide range of hazards and emergencies it faces and to seek feedback to improve New Zealand’s ... More >>

Millions in handouts for well-off Kiwis

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 8:22 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government is set to give away tens of millions in 'winter energy payments' to well-off older New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Almost 9 per cent of superannuitants earn over $60,000 a year – more than New Zealand’s median ... More >>

Govt side-lining select committee process

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 8:19 am | New Zealand National Party

Serious concerns about the Government’s attitude towards legislation have prompted the National Party to vote against the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

Classic TV series restored and available online

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 7:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Clare Curran Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media 23 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT EMBARGOED UNTIL 7PM WEDNESDAY MAY 23, 2018 Classic TV series restored and available online The landmark 1970s television series Winners & ... More >>

Phil Twyford changes his tune over KiwiFail. Again.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirmed three days ago that no income limits will be applied to prospective KiwiBuild buyers but today, under questioning, he said he had not yet decided about that, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins ... More >>

Government commits to higher fuel prices

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

By refusing to back down on new and increased fuel taxes, the Government is committing New Zealanders to higher fuel prices, says National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - May 23

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:44 pm | Hansard

Question No. 1—Prime Minister 1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all of her Government's policies and actions? Rt Hon JACINDA ARDERN (Prime Minister) : Yes. Hon Paula Bennett : Can she confirm ... More >>

Report highlights risks to energy security

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 4:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

A Transpower report laying out the challenges that come with relying on electricity for our energy supply underlines the folly of the Government’s rushed decision to stop offshore petroleum exploration, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson ... More >>

Veteran Rehabilitation Strategy 2018 – 2021

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark will tonight launch New Zealand’s first ever over-arching strategy for rehabilitating veterans who have been injured or become ill through their service to their country. More >>

Green Party statement on EU trade negotiations

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 2:20 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming the announcement of Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker today on the major step forward in negotiations on a trade deal with the European Union, and will push for a deal that protects New Zealand’s interests. More >>

New Chief of Defence Force Announced

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has welcomed today’s announcement of Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short as the new Chief of Defence Force. More >>

Government to undertake urgent algorithm stocktake

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Government Digital Services Clare Curran and Statistics Minister James Shaw have announced a project to assess how government agencies use algorithms to analyse people’s data, to ensure transparency and fairness in decisions that affect ... More >>

Defence deployments online

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed the release today of further information on where NZDF personnel are deployed overseas, in the form of an updated website. More >>

Focusing school funding on equity for kids

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is expanding work done on replacing school deciles to look more broadly at what’s needed to ensure all children, including learners from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds, get the support they need to learn. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 23 May 2018

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 11:45 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies and actions? More >>

$13 million for leading-edge biotech research

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:48 am | New Zealand Government

The Government and the University of Waikato are investing $13 million in a new research programme in Tauranga aimed at helping tackle some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand’s primary sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Boosting game development, interactive media

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand Government

Growing the international profile of New Zealand’s game development sector will be a key focus of a new study, announced today at a Techweek event by Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran. More >>

Review of the Operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:41 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has tabled in Parliament a review of the operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014. More >>

Spinal Cord Injury Registry releases first report

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:09 am | New Zealand Government

Falls, sports, and vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic injuries among the 161 people covered by the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry’s first report, says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

EU and New Zealand to start free trade talks

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:10 pm | New Zealand Government

A free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union (EU) has taken a major step forward with the announcement overnight that the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council has approved its negotiating mandate. More >>

New Zealand expresses concern regarding Venezuelan elections

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Government

“New Zealand has been following developments in Venezuela closely in recent months and is extremely concerned about the deteriorating situation in the country, including the continuing erosion of democratic norms and institutions,” Foreign Affairs Minister ... More >>

Weighty funding gain for NZ metrology service

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a significant investment in New Zealand’s Measurement Standards Laboratory, as the organisation celebrates World Metrology Day. More >>

Govt continues to disregard victims of crime

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 5:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should spend more time listening to victims of crime and less on listening to soft-on-crime activists, by getting on with making sure there is enough capacity in our prisons for serious offenders, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David ... More >>

Have your say on change to accident compensation legislation

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4:14 pm | Office of the Clerk

The Education and Workforce Committee is seeking public submissions on legislation that aims to improve the way the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) scheme works. The ACC scheme was set up to support New Zealanders recovering from injury, including ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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