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Safety improvements added to Waikato state highway

Friday, 18 August 2017, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Safety improvements added to Waikato state highway Work gets underway next month on safety improvements on a stretch of State Highway 1B between Taupiri and Hamilton, Associate Minister of Transport Tim Macindoe has announced. Mr Macindoe visited the ... More >>

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

Friday, 18 August 2017, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is extending the successful Crown Land Programme to Queenstown, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today. More >>

NZ First Commits to Raising Minimum Wage to $20 an Hour

Friday, 18 August 2017, 3:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First will build our economy from the bottom up, creating opportunities for New Zealanders, boosting our economy and increasing productivity. More >>

Winston’s minimum wage will kill Northland

Friday, 18 August 2017, 3:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters’ idea of raising the minimum wage to $20 will have a devastating effect on employment, especially in areas like Northland. More >>

Agreements in principle signed

Friday, 18 August 2017, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown has signed agreements in principle to settle the historical Treaty grievances of Whakatōhea and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. More >>

Further $6 million investment in Bay of Plenty Schools

Friday, 18 August 2017, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Around $6 million will be invested to build more new classrooms in the Tauranga area, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe More >>

$35m for advanced genomics research

Friday, 18 August 2017, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will invest up to $35 million over seven years in Genomics Aotearoa , a new collaborative science organisation supporting advancedgenomics research, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today. More >>

International Visitors Spend $10.3B in Year to June 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.3 billion for the year to June 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). More >>

Kirkbride Trench officially open

Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

A new interchange and trench on State Highway 20A will make journeys between Auckland Airport and the city safer and more reliable, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today released a plan to support schools and early learning providers to lift achievement in maths and writing. More >>

New Zealand Customs Proves ‘War Dogs’ Bill Unnecessary

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:37 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says that with New Zealand Customs charging Pacific Aerospace for UN Sanction violations over North Korea, a new Act to ‘regulate arms brokering’ isn’t necessary. More >>

Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. More >>

Government must apologise over rebuild debacle

Friday, 18 August 2017, 9:07 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister owes the public of Otago and Southland an apology and then he must come up with an unredacted copy of the business case for the Dunedin hospital rebuild, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

$4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients

Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:44 am | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships. More >>

Speech: Goldsmith - Opening of Miramar Creative Centre

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Thank you Grant [Professor Grant Guilford, Vice Chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington]. This is a wonderful time for young New Zealanders to be preparing themselves for great careers. The economy is producing jobs at a rapid clip, and many industries ... More >>

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 6:47 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement with Ngāti Hei settling the iwi’s historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. More >>

A busy and productive year in the House

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Leader of the House 17 August 2017 Media Statement A busy and productive year in the House More >>

Questions and Answers - August 17

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:24 pm | Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Budget 2017—Social Services 1. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Finance : How is Budget 2017 helping support social services over the next 4 years? Hon STEVEN JOYCE (Minister of Finance) : Budget 2017 ... More >>

Government caves to multi-national tax avoiders

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the Government has secretly caved in to the demands of multi-national tax avoiders come as no surprise, but will disappoint Kiwi taxpayers, says Labour’s spokesman for Revenue Michael Wood. More >>

Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading Mandatory registration for social workers is a step closer today with the Bill passing its first reading in Parliament, says Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne ... More >>

Annual review of Regeneration Act tabled

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Government

An annual review confirms the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 is working appropriately and flexibly, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. More >>

Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council reappointments

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced four reappointments to the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council. “The Council represents the motorcycling community and has a vital role to advise ACC on safety initiatives that will make motorcycling ... More >>

New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced Mark Ramsden will be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union More >>

StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand First Party

Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 17 AUGUST 2017 StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water More >>

McClay - Government approves TPP11 mandate

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets. More >>

Government must come clean on water

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

News that the National Government is secretly working behind closed doors on its own water charging schemes shows their utter hypocrisy on this issue, says Labour’s water spokesperson David Parker. More >>

Council WoF exposes National’s lack of leadership

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:53 am | Green Party

The Green Party is slamming National’s lack of leadership on rental quality in the wake of the Wellington City Council’s (WCC) launch of a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness. More >>

Oral Questions - 18 August 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:32 am | Office of the Clerk

1. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Finance: How is Budget 2017 helping support social services over the next four years? More >>

Microbeads to be banned in New Zealand

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:51 am | New Zealand Government

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More >>

Baby Boomers Abandoned to Their Pain

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:40 am | New Zealand First Party

Baby boomers have been forgotten by National in preference for a swathe of immigrants to prop up the economy, says New Zealand First. More >>

$9m redevelopment of Mana College, Porirua

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:02 am | New Zealand Government

Around $9 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. More >>

Prisoners Complete 11m Hours of Rehabilitation & Education

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:38 am | New Zealand Government

Eleven million hours of rehabilitation, education, employment and constructive activities have been completed by prisoners in the last financial year, as part of the Working Prisons initiative, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. More >>

Greens commit to Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland rail service

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8:28 am | Green Party

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More >>

KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 7:51 pm | New Zealand Government

KiwiSaver HomeStart is playing an increasing role in helping home buyers purchase their first property, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The second full year of the scheme has seen 15,400 first home buyers assisted with $75 ... More >>

Better offender identity checking now possible

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Government

The ability of agencies to verify the identities of high-risk offenders will be strengthened following the passage of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. More >>

Government pays twice the price for emergency housing motels

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Government pays twice the price for emergency housing motels – with two more on the way More >>

Agreement in Principle signed with Moriori

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Hokotehi Moriori Trust to settle the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Moriori, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. More >>

Taxpayers Spent $70 Million with Fraud-Hit FujiXerox

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 4:27 pm | New Zealand First Party

Taxpayers Spent $70 Million with Fraud-Hit FujiXerox Since 2011 National Ministers have adopted "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" over FujiXerox, despite taxpayers spending $70m with the company since 2011, says New Zealand First. ... More >>

Questions and Answers - August 16

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 4:18 pm | Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Prime Minister—Government Policies 1. JAMES SHAW (Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his policies? Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Prime Minister) : Yes; in particular, we maintain our policy ... More >>

HAM shows country needs Labour on housing

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest Housing Affordability Measure report shows affordability dramatically worsening for Auckland first home buyers, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

New pay scale for care & support workers

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new pay scale for 55,000 care and support workers has been successfully implemented, with workers receiving their share of the $2 billion pay equity settlement. More >>

Voluntary Health Star labelling on the rise

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Food manufacturers are upping the ante when it comes to using the Health Star Ratings systems on food labels, Minister for Food Safety David Bennett says. More >>

More than 3,739 years’ service to New Zealand

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Tim Macindoe has recognised 165 long-serving Customs officers and staff across the country, who have protected our borders and served New Zealand for more than 3,739 years collectively. More >>

Education and industry collaborating on digital learning

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye says the Ministry of Education has been working closely with the ICT industry on ways to enhance digital technologies learning, and is finalising criteria for the $6 million Digital Technology for All Equity Fund. More >>

Regulatory change proposed to support space rocket launches

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is seeking public feedback on how to best manage space rocket activity and its environmental impacts in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

Further progress for historical Treaty claims

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Government

The House of Representatives sat through extended sitting hours this morning to pass the Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Claims Settlement Bill through its third reading. More >>

Oral Questions - 16 August 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:44 am | Office of the Clerk

2. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government ensuring New Zealanders share in the benefits of a growing economy? More >>

New Bill Updates Military Justice System

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:42 am | New Zealand Government

A bill that will update and better align the military justice system with the New Zealand criminal justice system was introduced to Parliament yesterday. More >>

National’s greatest failure: a housing market gone mad

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:34 am | ACT New Zealand

After nine years of tinkering, National has left renters without hope, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Start-up fund to be refocused

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:19 am | New Zealand Government

The Government’s Seed Co-investment Fund is being refocused to achieve greater commercial returns and provide better support to new start-up companies, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced. More >>

Canterbury kids get more support for mental health

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:15 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Children in Canterbury and Kaikoura will get dedicated mental health support to help them overcome the trauma of the earthquakes, says the Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Keeping Social Housing Warm & Dry

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

The Government will spend $35.8 million over the next year helping tenants living in cold, damp conditions to warm up their homes, Social Housing Minister and Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams has announced. More >>

New Site for Hastings Te Kura Kaupapa Māori

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:55 am | New Zealand Government

New site for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Wānanga Whare Tāpere o Takitimu, Hastings More >>

Green MP supports cochlear implant funding boost

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:54 am | Green Party

Green MP Mojo Mathers will accept a petition from Danielle Mackay calling for funding for cochlear implant surgery More >>

Ethnic Community Funding Round Opens

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:50 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Ethnic Communities Judith Collins has today announced the opening of the next funding round for the Ethnic Communities Development Fund. More >>

New Permanent Representative to the UN

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:06 am | New Zealand Government

New Permanent Representative to the UN Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the appointment of Craig Hawke as Permanent Representative to the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. More >>

Racing Amendments’ Bill passes first reading

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 8:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon David Bennett Minister for Racing 15 August 2017 Media Statement Racing Amendments’ Bill passes first reading More >>

Questions and Answers - August 15

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:45 pm | Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Youth Justice—Proposed Military Academies 1. JACINDA ARDERN (Leader of the Opposition—Labour) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his Government's previous support of "evidence-based investment ... More >>

Further court win for sanctuary

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The failure of a further attempt by the Brook Valley Community Group to block the pest control operation in the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. More >>

Where do Hipkins’ loyalties lie?

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:28 pm | ACT New Zealand

Chris Hipkins has ruled himself out of contention as a Minister in the next Government, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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