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Yet another tax?

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government is proposing to slap yet another tax on the economy – this time on our biggest export earner. International visitors could be paying $35 more to come here from next year. More >>

Govt has responsibility to avoid nurses strikes

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government must intervene urgently and ensure that mediation with nurses and midwives takes place to prevent industrial action so that patients get the care they need, National Party spokesperson for Health Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

NZ Parliament event celebrates Matariki 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:06 pm | Parliamentary Services

On Sunday, 24 June NZ Parliament will celebrate Matariki with a day full of fun, engaging activities for the whole whānau. More >>

Nurses deserve to be paid more

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:52 pm | Green Party

The Green Party said today nurses have historically been underpaid and undervalued and they deserve to be paid more. More >>

Minister disappointed nurses reject $500m offer

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon David Clark Minister of Health 18 June 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Minister disappointed nurses reject half-billion dollar offer Health Minister Dr David Clark says he is disappointed that nurses have voted against the District Health ... More >>

Volunteers are the “Hearts of our Communities”

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Peeni Henare Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector 18 June 2018 Volunteers are the “Hearts of our Communities” Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Peeni Henare, is calling for Kiwis to be involved in the 2018 Te Wiki Tūao ... More >>

Young New Zealanders head to Asia on PM's Scholarships

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has congratulated 180 New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) as part of the second 2017/18 round. More >>

Government needs to rethink Landcorp

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:38 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to shrink their ownership of farms through Landcorp and use them to give young Kiwi farmers the opportunity to lease and ultimately own some of these farms, National Party spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says. More >>

Law and Order targets sent to waste paper bin

Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:21 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s pledge to put fewer people in prison is already starting to bite, as it drops previous targets aimed at solving more crime and keeping New Zealanders safe, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Natural hazards resilience projects funded

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Kris Faafoi Minister of Civil Defence 17 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Natural hazards resilience projects funded Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi has announced funding for five additional projects in regional New Zealand to enhance resilience ... More >>

Support Te Kupenga 2018 for our people

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Te Kupenga 2018 is an absolute priority for our people so that our Coalition Government can be informed of what is happening in the Māori world, says the Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Green Party mourns passing of Talei Morrison

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:08 am | Green Party

He pou whakarae o Te Mātārae i Ōrehu, he kaikōkiri kaupapa hauora, he wāhine toa. More >>

Class A drug dealers to be let off the hook by Little

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 12:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s justice reforms continue to become more dangerous, with Justice Minister Andrew Little suggesting non-violent dealers of P and other Class A drugs should not be in prison and left in our communities instead, National’s Justice ... More >>

Government driving land into foreign ownership

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:23 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s backward and ill-thought through changes to overseas investment regulations are having a perverse affect and driving more land into the hands of overseas investors, National’s Spokesperson for Viticulture Stuart Smith says. More >>

Govt declines application to mine conservation land

Saturday, 16 June 2018, 11:18 am | New Zealand Government

Government declines application to mine conservation land at Te Kuha An application to mine coal on public conservation land near Te Kuha in the Buller District has been declined, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Energy Resources ... More >>

Minister needs to get Wellington moving

Friday, 15 June 2018, 3:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

Following the release of the preferred Let’s Get Wellington Moving plan, the Government needs to quit stalling and be upfront with Wellingtonians about what funding they will commit to our transport system, Wellington based MPs Brett Hudson, Christopher ... More >>

Govt must take opportunity to fix broken LGOIMA

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

The escalating transparency issues at Auckland Council are a sign that the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act is broken, and central Government must take steps towards reform by supporting National MP Denise Lee’s Member’s ... More >>

Kelson calls for a pedestrian crossing

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:35 pm | Chris Bishop

This week MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop’s petition for a pedestrian crossing on Major Drive was delivered to Mayor Ray Wallace of Hutt City Council. More >>

Waimakariri regeneration land returns to local control

Friday, 15 June 2018, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration is pleased to announce the transfer of the Waimakariri District Red Zone area to the Waimakariri District Council and Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust. More >>

Green Party abandoning its ‘principles’

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

Green Party voters are feeling rightfully ripped off after Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage’s extraordinary U-turn to allow an overseas bottling plant to purchase more land to expand their operation, National’s Land Information Spokesperson David ... More >>

Tourists latest target for Labour’s new taxes

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:39 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour has turned its tax sights on tourists with its proposal to impose new taxes up to $35 each on visitors coming to New Zealand, National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board to be investigated

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:16 am | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Mahuta has announced that she has directed an investigation into the affairs of the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board under section 33 of the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955. More >>

Communities plant first trees for Matariki Tu Rākau

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:44 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Forestry Minister Meka Whaitiri will be planting trees at Matariki ceremonies in Auckland and Wellington today, launching Matariki Tu Rākau – the government’s community-focused commemorative tree planting initiative under the One Billion Trees ... More >>

Trees for Manawatū-Whanganui

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide almost $1 million to see 1,350,000 trees planted on private land this winter in the Manawatū-Whanganui region, Forestry and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

Boost for central North Island tourism

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide a $10 million loan to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd for the construction of a high-speed gondola on the Whakapapa ski field, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. More >>

Tourist tax will cut visitors, revenue, growth

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:16 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s proposed tourist tax of up to $35 will see visitor numbers, revenue and economic growth fall, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Science investment to support bovis fight

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:14 am | New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government is investing $30 million over two years in scientific research to support the fight against Mycoplasma bovis, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. More >>

2000 lowest paid public servants get pay boost

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:02 am | New Zealand Government

All employees in the core public service will receive an hourly rate of at least $20.55, the 2018 Living Wage, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

National calls for common ground on climate policy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:36 am | New Zealand National Party

Today in a keynote speech at the 50th Annual Agricultural Fieldays Opposition Leader Simon Bridges has taken a significant step toward a bipartisan approach to climate change policy. “Today I have written to the Prime Minister and Minister for Climate ... More >>

International visitor levy consultation opens

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:28 am | New Zealand Government

Plans to ease the cost burden on communities and ratepayers for tourism-related infrastructure through a proposed a levy on international visitors have been announced by Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis today. The levy would be collected through visa ... More >>

Simon Bridges: Speech to Fieldays on climate change

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:26 am | New Zealand National Party

My time as Economic Development Minister underlined for me the importance of the primary sector and regional New Zealand. More >>

Proposals to strengthen border security

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:28 am | New Zealand Government

Plans to strengthen border security by requiring most airline and cruise passengers to provide better information before leaving their home country have been released for consultation by Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Govt has no plan for solving emerging energy gap

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:17 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government has confirmed it has little idea on how to solve the emerging energy challenges, in spite of its plan to phase down non-renewable electricity generation around the country, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young ... More >>

Did Minister offer jobs in exchange for silence?

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

Did Minister offer jobs in exchange for silence? Health Minister David Clark has attempted to gag public servants, appearing to offer them jobs in return for their silence, National’s MP for Botany Jami-Lee Ross says. “In a voicemail obtained ... More >>

Curran avoids select committee questions

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 6:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran refused to answer crucial questions about her portfolio at select committee today leaving the committee at a loss to know what is happening in the area, National’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media ... More >>

Seeking public submissions on the Election Access Fund Bill

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 5:29 pm | Office of the Clerk

The Governance and Administration Committee has opened for public submissions on the Election Access Fund Bill. The bill seeks to establish a fund, administered by the Electoral Commission, to cover accessibility-related costs associated with participation ... More >>

Davis’ school conflicts raise serious questions

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says the extraordinary admission by Kelvin Davis that he will not answer questions regarding the impact of his Government’s policies on young Māori raises more serious questions about the Government’s handling ... More >>

Indecent assault not violent, according to Little

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

Indecent assault not violent, according to Little In a remarkable admission today, Justice Minister Andrew Little has dismissed an indecent assault on a Corrections Officer as ‘not violent’, National’s Justice Spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - June 14

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:43 pm | Hansard

1. Hon AMY ADAMS (National—Selwyn) to the Minister of Finance : Does he stand by all his statements and policies? Hon Dr DAVID CLARK (Associate Minister of Finance) on behalf of the Minister of Finance : On behalf of the Minister, yes, in the context ... More >>

Clumsy and chaotic Kelvin clutching at straws

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:30 pm | New Zealand National Party

The incompetent and bumbling Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis is being forced to sell a lie that National’s plans for Waikeria Prison were like a ‘US-style mega prison’ but is failing miserably to do it convincingly, National’s Corrections ... More >>

Arrogant Nash doesn’t bother to read official advice

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Ardern-Peters Government is playing Russian Roulette with public safety as it continues to make a mess of law and order, with Police Minister Stuart Nash admitting today that he doesn’t bother to read official advice, National’s Police Spokesperson ... More >>

PM again misleads New Zealanders

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister has again misled New Zealanders, this time breaking her promise that one of regional New Zealand’s most important roading projects would not be affected by the Government’s transport changes, National’s Transport spokesperson, ... More >>

Jones defies powerless PM again

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones’ defiance of the Prime Minister over repeatedly calling for the resignation or sacking of company leaders is a major test of her leadership, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 14 June 2018

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:29 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements and policies? More >>

Aquaculture drives seafood export earnings

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:10 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s export earnings from seafood are on the rise, with aquaculture leading the way, says Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash. More >>

Health Minister’s review raises serious questions

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

Documents released under the Official Information Act paint a different story to claims made by David Clark that the review of the $90 million National Oracle Solution is independent, Opposition Associate Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. More >>

More hypocrisy from Government & Greens

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

The hypocrisy of the Government has been thrown into sharp relief today with Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage unable to justify her party’s about face on sensitive land sales to foreigners for water bottling, National’s Land Information spokesperson ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - June 13

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:21 pm | Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Question No. 1—Regional Economic Development 1. CLAYTON MITCHELL (NZ First) to the Minister for Regional Economic Development : What recent announcements has he made regarding regional economies? Hon SHANE JONES ... More >>

PM needs to rein in motor mouth Jones

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

The time has come for the Prime Minister to step in and discipline her Regional Economic Development Minister who repeatedly seeks publicity by attacking business leaders, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith said today. More >>

Twyford gives meth users free rein in HNZ homes

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s ‘no-eviction’ policy for bad social housing tenants is likely to see Kiwibuild first-home buyers in developments with anti-social neighbours and no course of action to move them on, National’s Housing Spokesperson Judith Collins ... More >>

Fact check: 98% of prisoners are serious criminals

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

Just a day after being hung out to dry by his Prime Minister, Justice Minister Andrew Little has returned the favour by failing to back up her false claims that New Zealand’s prisons are filled with low-level offenders, National’s Justice Spokesperson Mark ... More >>

Celebrating exceptional primary industry employers

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Celebrating exceptional primary industry employers Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri has today launched the new Good Employer Awards in recognition of outstanding primary industry employers and those that provide services to the primary industries. ... More >>

New Waikeria facility a relief valve

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:10 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the adoption of a human rights based approach to the upkeep of the Waikeria prison facility, focused on rehabilitation instead of the American-style mega-prison planned by the last government. More >>

No mega prison: Government delivers new thinking

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will build a world-leading high security replacement prison at Waikeria, setting a new direction for Corrections in New Zealand while ditching the American-style mega prison planned by the previous National Government, Minister of Corrections ... More >>

Primary Industry Science Scholarships winners announced

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industry Science Scholarships winners announced Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri has announced the winner of the Postgraduate Science Scholarship at National Fieldays today. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Postgraduate Science ... More >>

Council’s loose spending costing Aucklanders

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:50 pm | New Zealand National Party

Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s refusal to force Auckland Council to control its loose spending means New Zealanders are having to pay hundreds of dollars more for petrol, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami Lee Ross says. More >>

Strong New Zealand First presence at Fieldays

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:31 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau says New Zealand First’s strong representation at National Fieldays in Mystery Creek expresses the importance the party places on the provinces. Fieldays is the largest agribusiness exhibition in ... More >>

Live-streaming and video-conferencing select committees

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:43 pm | Office of the Clerk

From Stewart Island to Cape Reinga, Parliament is making it easier for people from anywhere in the country to get involved with select committees and have their say. More >>

Live-streaming and video-conferencing for select committees

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:21 pm | Office of the Clerk

From Stewart Island to Cape Reinga, Parliament is making it easier for people from anywhere in the country to get involved with select committees and have their say. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 13 June 2018

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:01 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: What recent announcements has he made regarding regional economies? More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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