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Conservation honours recipients congratulated

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:50 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has congratulated the outstanding New Zealand conservationists who have been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours. More >>

Minister pays tribute to health sector honours recipients

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:49 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has congratulated and thanked recipients of New Year Honours for their service to the health sector. More >>

Pacific community celebrated in New Year’s Honours

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:47 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples 30 December 2017 MEDIA STATEMENT Pacific community celebrated in New Year’s Honours Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio has welcomed the Pacific recipients named in the New Year’s ... More >>

Prime Minister congratulates Honours recipients

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:45 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. More >>

Condolences to the family of Tony Johns

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 11:28 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio has expressed his sincere condolences and sympathies to the family of Tony Johns who has passed away. More >>

Another backwards step from the Government

Saturday, 23 December 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party has thrown away six years of hard work and a real opportunity for Māori and regional New Zealand through scrapping the Te Ture Whenua Bill, Chris Finlayson says. More >>

NZ supportive of new UN sanctions against North Korea

Saturday, 23 December 2017, 11:10 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the latest United Nations Security Council resolution against North Korea. More >>

Early dry declared adverse event

Saturday, 23 December 2017, 10:35 am | New Zealand Government

Early dry declared adverse event Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor today announced the fast-growing drought in parts of the lower North Island would be classified as a medium-scale adverse event. The affected areas ... More >>

Te Ture Whenua Māori reforms relaunch next year

Friday, 22 December 2017, 5:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The Ture Whenua Bill has been discharged from the Governments legislative programme said Minister of Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Public to have their say on EQC Inquiry

Friday, 22 December 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Public to have their say on EQC Inquiry Cantabrians will be consulted on what they want to see in the terms of reference for the independent inquiry into EQC, Minister Megan Woods has announced. “The Government is working hard to establish an independent ... More >>

Community calls for more drought support

Friday, 22 December 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Spokesperson for Rural Communities Barbara Kuriger has backed the call for the Government to declare a medium scale adverse event to better support those affected by the rapidly emerging drought conditions in Taranaki. More >>

Wendy Palmer Appointed to Broadcasting Standards Authority

Friday, 22 December 2017, 11:42 am | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has appointed Aucklander Wendy Palmer to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) Board. More >>

Rural Support Trust Making a Difference

Friday, 22 December 2017, 11:34 am | New Zealand National Party

National Party Spokesperson for Rural Communities Barbara Kuriger has thanked the Rural Support Trust for the care and support they extend to people who are facing challenges and encourages those in need to reach out. More >>

Extra Earthquake Support for Insurance Claimants Over Xmas

Friday, 22 December 2017, 11:28 am | New Zealand Government

Extra help and support for people still working to get their EQC and insurance claims resolved in Canterbury will be available through the Christmas period, Minister Megan Woods has announced. More >>

Minimum Wage to Increase to $16.50 Per Hour

Friday, 22 December 2017, 9:59 am | New Zealand Government

The Government will increase the minimum wage by 75 cents to $16.50 per hour on 1 April 2018, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announced today. More >>

Customs and police partnership leads to 24kg of cocaine

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Stuart Nash and Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri said strong collaboration between Customs and Police led to the seizure of 24kg of cocaine in Paihia yesterday. More >>

Minister welcomes Acting Director-General of Health

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says he looks forward to working with Stephen McKernan following his appointment as Acting Director-General of Health. More >>

Anti-money laundering regulation released

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Lawyers, conveyancers, real estate agents to come under anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism regulations More >>

NZ increases humanitarian assistance for Yemen and Syria

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute $3.5 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross for crucial humanitarian assistance in Yemen and Syria, Foreign Minister Affairs Winston Peters has announced. “In Yemen, two and a half years of civil war, a stalled ... More >>

Let’s have a safe summer with our animals

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Local Government and Associate Minister of Agriculture with responsibility for Animal Welfare, Hon Meka Whaitiri, is urging all animal owners and the community to remain vigilant this summer. More >>

National Delivers Strong Growth And Productivity

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 12:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

There was confirmation today that the new Coalition Government has inherited a strong economic growth story from the previous National-led Government, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. More >>

Comment on the Newborn Enrolment with General Practice Bill

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 12:34 pm | The Health Committee

Parliament’s Health Committee is seeking public submissions on the Newborn Enrolment with General Practice Bill. More >>

Certainty Needed for Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 11:18 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to move quickly and provide certainty on future funding for the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, National Party Tourism Spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. More >>

Speaker grows in new role by collaborating

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:32 am | Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

The Speaker, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, will represent the New Zealand Parliament at the 24th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth in the Seychelles from 8 to 11 January 2018. More >>

Practical changes to unreinforced masonry initiative

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:26 am | New Zealand Government

Changes have been made to the $4.5million Unreinforced Masonry Building Securing Fund (URM Fund) in response to constraints building owners were facing while attempting to secure buildings. More >>

Going soft on student loan defaulters a bad idea

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:25 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government must explain to New Zealand taxpayers why it is considering scrapping measures that ensure overseas student loan defaulters don’t get away scot free, National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 6:54 pm | Office of the Clerk

Have your say on the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill is an omnibus bill that makes amendments to the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (the FMC Act) and the Financial Service Providers ... More >>

Public needs assurance about cowboy cops

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 6:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Coalition Government needs to come clean about exactly what powers will be given to volunteer cops, National Party Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Landmark day for Taranaki Maunga

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 6:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Landmark day for Taranaki Maunga Mt Egmont/Taranaki will become a legal personality, in its own right, with joint responsibility shared between local Māori and the government in an agreement signed with the eight iwi of Taranaki in parliament today says Minister ... More >>

Govt closely watching dry conditions

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 6:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Damien O’Connor Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities 20 December 2017 MEDIA STATEMENT Govt closely watching dry conditions Farmers and growers in very dry regions around the country are urged to make plans to get through a summer ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Dec 20

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 6:17 pm | Hansard

Question 1—Prime Minister 1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all of her Government's policies? Rt Hon JACINDA ARDERN (Prime Minister) : Yes. Rt Hon Bill English : Does she stand by her statement ... More >>

Christ Church Cathedral Bill passes

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:15 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party List MP based on Christchurch Nicky Wagner has welcomed the passing of the Christ Church Cathedral Bill which will allow for the rebuild of Christ Church Cathedral. More >>

Ngāti Maru and the Crown sign Agreement in Principle

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Ngāti Maru and the Crown sign Agreement in Principle The Crown and Ngāti Maru have signed an Agreement in Principle to settle the historical Treaty claims of Ngāti Maru, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little announced today. More >>

Tax Working Group members announced

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the members being appointed to the Government’s Tax Working Group. More >>

State house move another backwards step

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s senseless axing of the transfer of state houses to community housing providers is another example of its blinkered and backward approach, National Party Social Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

Robertson must explain omissions from HYEFU

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

Finance Minister Grant Robertson must explain two multi-billion dollar omissions from the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update released on 14 December, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. More >>

Appointment of Judge of the Court of Appeal

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The Honourable Justice Joseph Victor Williams has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. More >>

Govt misleading the public on permit process

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

There are serious inaccuracies in the Prime Minister’s recent comments about the lack of consideration of environmental factors when permitting new mines and petroleum exploration and production, National Party spokesperson for Energy and Resources ... More >>

Do Jacinda and Bill Know How Partnership Schools Work?

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today in Question Time, the Prime Minister repeated her assertion that Partnership Schools can stay open if they operate within the same budget, use registered teachers, and teach the New Zealand curriculum”, says ACT Party Leader David Seymour. More >>

Tertiary Education Institution Council Appointments

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced two appointments to university governing councils and a reappointment to the WelTec Whitireia combined council. More >>

Don’t be a statistic this holiday season – celebrate safely

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Government

‘Tis the season for family, celebration and plenty o’ merriment so let’s make sure the holidays aren’t spent in hospital, says Minister for ACC Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Appointment of Judge to the High Court

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Wellington barrister and solicitor Christine Grice has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, AttorneyGeneral David Parker announced today. More >>

The impact of student loan debt

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Government

The Student Loan Scheme Annual report 2016/17 released today again highlights the debts many people are forced into to try to get ahead, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. More >>

No Christmas cheer for science sector

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has provided absolutely no Christmas cheer for the science and innovation sector with no commitment in their Half-Yearly Economic and Fiscal Update for more funding for science and innovation, National’s Science and Innovation Spokesperson ... More >>

Greens to push for more caring medicinal cannabis law

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:08 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is supporting the Government’s medicinal cannabis legislation introduced to parliament today, but is encouraging the public to use the select committee process to push for improvements to expand the law in relation to New Zealanders suffering ... More >>

Government stops the sale of state houses

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

The Labour-led Government today cancelled the sell-off of state houses, fulfilling another of its first 100 day promises, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced. More >>

Medicinal cannabis to ease suffering

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says making medicinal cannabis more readily available will help relieve the suffering of people who are dying in pain. More >>

Hipkins needs to do his homework

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 12:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins revealed that he doesn’t even know some basic facts about his Government’s flagship tertiary policy, after being embarrassingly corrected by his officials in Select Committee today, National Party Tertiary Education ... More >>

Ngāti Tuwharetoa Claims Settlement Bill passes First Reading

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister Andrew Little welcomed and acknowledged the rangatira of Ngāti Tūwharetoa who were at Parliament today as their claims settlement Bill passed its first reading this morning. More >>

New Health Minister putting Pharmac at risk

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 12:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s policy to ring-fence pharmaceutical funding is widely considered to be bad news for Pharmac’s funding model, National Party Associate Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 20 December 2017

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:35 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies? More >>

Report on greyhounds makes sobering reading

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

The Associate Minister of Agriculture responsible for Animal Welfare, Hon Meka Whaitiri says the greyhound racing industry has a lot of work to do before it meets the standards for proper animal welfare. More >>

Racing industry needs to stop Greyhounds dying

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:00 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the racing industry to immediately address animal welfare issues, including the high rates of death, in the greyhound racing industry or risk losing its social licence to operate, following the release of a scathing report ... More >>

Winston Peters says Hansen report findings are disturbing

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 10:52 am | New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Winston Peters says the findings of the Hansen Report on greyhound racing are disturbing and deeply disappointing. More >>

Stronger action to protect iconic kauri

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Government

The Government will move immediately to strengthen efforts to protect kauri trees from dieback disease, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage have announced. More >>

UN announces International Day for Sign Languages

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 10:13 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni, welcomes the UN announcement that there will be a new International Day for Sign Languages. This day will be celebrated each year on 23 Septemberto promote sign languages as being equal to spoken languages. More >>

Crown Forestry to get planting

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 10:11 am | New Zealand Government

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today welcomed a renewed mandate for Crown Forestry to enable it to kick-start the Government’s tree planting programme. More >>

Select Committee Schedule of Meetings 2017 12 18 - Edition 4

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 9:24 am | Office of the Clerk

Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 8.55am - 9.00am Finance and Expenditure 10.00am - 1.20pm Room 2, Bowen House More >>

Foreign house buying ban passes first hurdle

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 6:30 pm | New Zealand Government

The law banning overseas buyers from purchasing existing homes has passed its first hurdle in Parliament. More >>

Tougher approach on animal traceability

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 5:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says he’s told officials to take a tougher approach with farmers and all other users who do not meet their obligations under the National Animal Identification and Tracing Scheme (NAIT). More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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