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Further Cyclone Gita help

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 7:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand will contribute a further $1.5 million to help with the emergency response and early recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Feb 14

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 5:31 pm | Hansard

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Question No. 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 : In light ... More >>

More Trustees announced for Cathedral fundraising trust

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Government

MEDIA STATEMENT A further three Trustees have been appointed to the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust by Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods. More >>

Amy Adams to contest National Party leadership

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 4:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

"I’m pleased to announce today that I will be putting my name forward to contest the leadership of the National Party. More >>

No future for coal in New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:32 pm | Green Party

There is no future in burning coal to produce electricity in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. More >>

Mental health workers to benefit from pay equity

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Julie Anne Genter Minister for Women Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter welcomes 3,800 mental health and support workers being included in a pay equity settlement announced today. “Paying women fairly is important and I am delighted with today’s ... More >>

Pay equity for mental health and addiction workers

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr David Clark Minister of Health 14 February 2018 Minister of Health Dr David Clark says an estimated 3,800 mental health and addiction workers will soon receive the pay they deserve. Dr Clark met yesterday with unions and employers to confirm ... More >>

America’s Cup Village proposal offers win-win-win

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker Minister for Economic Development 14 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT America’s Cup Village proposal offers win-win-win for Emirates Team New Zealand, taxpayers and ratepayers, and the environment The Government and Auckland Council ... More >>

Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Māori Scholarships

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Māori Scholarships Applications open today for health scholarships designed to provide opportunities for Māori in the health and disability sector. Announcing the opening of applications for Hauora Māori Scholarships ... More >>

Salvation Army confirms social improvements under National

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation Report confirms a large number of economic and social improvements created by the National Government’s stewardship, National Party spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston says. More >>

New website will help protect home buyers and sellers

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:54 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Associate Minister of Justice 14 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT New website will help protect home buyers and sellers Associate Justice Minister Hon Aupito William Sio today launched a new website Settled.govt.nz for people selling ... More >>

Salvation Army report highlights need for urgent action

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:51 am | Green Party

The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation report shows just how urgent the need is for welfare reform and lifting the incomes of the thousands of New Zealanders who can’t afford to house and feed their families, the Green Party said today. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 14 February 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:33 am | Office of the Clerk

Oral Questions - 14 February 2018 Questions to Ministers 1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies? More >>

Government out to improve state of the Nation

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:24 am | New Zealand Government

Government out to improve state of the Nation A new report showing families under stress from rising housing costs and poverty affirms the Government’s agenda to tackle the housing crisis and raise the living standards of all New Zealanders, Prime ... More >>

Report on Marlborough salmon farms

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:08 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Fisheries 14 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Report on Marlborough salmon farms A report by an independent panel into the future location of six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds has been released by Fisheries Minister ... More >>

Natural catastrophes and extreme weather are NZ’s top risks

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 6:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Natural catastrophes and extreme weather are NZ’s top risks – World Economic Forum The Minister for Climate Change says the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest risk survey clearly shows New Zealand is on the right track with our goals of a net ... More >>

Robertson: The Future of Work

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Grant Robertson speech to The Productivity Hub, Wellington, 13 February 2018, Embargoed until 16:10. More >>

Prime Minister’s Science Prizes announced

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced the winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes – New Zealand’s most valuable and prestigious awards for scientists. ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Feb 13

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 3:54 pm | Hansard

Question No. 1—Prime Minister 1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National) on behalf of Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all her Government's policies? Rt Hon JACINDA ARDERN (Prime Minister) ... More >>

National to support 1st reading of child poverty legislation

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 3:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will support the Government’s proposed child poverty legislation to its first reading but won’t guarantee any ongoing support unless it agrees to amendments that will ensure it measurably improves deprivation, National’s spokesperson for ... More >>

Emergency relief supplies to depart for Tonga

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced a RNZAF C130 Hercules aircraft carrying emergency relief supplies will depart for Tonga this afternoon. More >>

National Bowel Screening Programme to be reviewed

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr David Clark, Minister of Health: Minister of Health Dr David Clark has ordered an independent review of the National Bowel Screening Programme. The free screening programme is being rolled-out in stages around the country, with three DHBs currently ... More >>

ACT Leader Extends Best Wishes to English

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:29 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has extended his best wishes to Bill English and has congratulated him on his career in politics. "I want to thank him in particular for his support for charter schools and his commitment to engaging disadvantaged students who had ... More >>

Green Party acknowledges Rt Hon Bill English

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:14 pm | Green Party

The Green Party would like to acknowledge the Rt Hon Bill English, who announced his retirement from politics today. More >>

Jacinda Ardern: Statement on Bill English

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today paid tribute to outgoing National Party Leader Bill English. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 13 February 2018

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:00 pm | Office of the Clerk

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

Bill English announces retirement from Parliament

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:44 am | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Bill English has today announced he will resign as Leader of the National Party and leave Parliament. More >>

Questions For Kelvin, Willie, and Peeni

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:35 am | ACT New Zealand

David Seymour: Will the Government's policy on charter schools allow them to retain flexibility of funding? Will they still be able to determine their own management structure? Will teachers be required to sign up to union contracts? After the Maori ... More >>

Govt accounts continue to track above forecasts

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:41 am | New Zealand Government

The Financial Statements of the Government for the six months ended 31 December continue the positive trends seen in October and November, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More >>

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:11 am | New Zealand Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the six months ended 31 December 2017 were released by the Treasury today. The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2017 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU 17) ... More >>

New Zealand hosts conventional weapons conference

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:03 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand is hosting 14 Pacific countries at the Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties in Auckland from 12 to 14 February. More >>

New Zealand to assist following Cyclone Gita

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9:27 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand is making available an initial $750,000 to support relief efforts in Tonga following Cyclone Gita. More >>

Free Press Monday 12 Feburary

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 8:33 am | ACT New Zealand

Massive Success Thank you to those who came out to the very short notice and very wet, but very well attended and very well reported rally to save Partnership Schools. We had always wondered how protests happened, when you get a passionate group of ... More >>

Andrew Little attends World Government Summit

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little will today represent New Zealand at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). More >>

Minister visits Middle East, Afghan deployment

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Ron Mark Minister of Defence 12 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Minister visits Middle East, Afghan deployments On his first overseas trip in the job, Defence Minister Ron Mark has completed a round of visits to Defence Force deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, ... More >>

Minister outlines priorities for Customs

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Customs will have new legislation this year to reinforce its fight against the flow of illegal drugs into New Zealand, says Customs Minister Hon Meka Whaitiri. More >>

Search for CTO to be widened

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Clare Curran Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister for Government Digital Services More >>

No new solutions in housing report

Monday, 12 February 2018, 4:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government's housing stocktake report released today adds no new knowledge or solutions and simply repeats the already well-publicised views of the authors, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

More scrutiny on pay of senior public servants

Monday, 12 February 2018, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Stronger oversight of the pay for chief executives and conduct of Crown Entity Board members are two of several changes in a Bill introduced in Parliament today, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Government will respond to high cost of road deaths

Monday, 12 February 2018, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

Research released today reinforces the need to do more to stop people being unnecessarily killed and injured on our roads, says Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter. More >>

Twyford Fiddles While Rome Burns

Monday, 12 February 2018, 10:49 am | ACT New Zealand

“While the Government has managed to roll out feel-good housing policies, Cabinet has not yet bothered to consider the biggest roadblock to more housing: the Resource Management Act”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Green Party confirms candidates for Co-leadership contest

Monday, 12 February 2018, 10:14 am | Green Party

The Green Party is today confirming that two candidates – Marama Davidson and Julie Anne Genter – are in the running to be the next female Co-leader of the Party. More >>

Austen Case Shows We Need End of Life Choice

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:14 am | ACT New Zealand

“The trial of Susan Austen shows New Zealand needs an assisted dying law with carefully designed safeguards”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour’s health promises have no sign of delivery

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 3:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

Despite all the rhetoric, there’s no indication that the Government is planning to make any changes to the health system, National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Jonathan Coleman says. More >>

Charter School Supporters Urged to Sign Petition

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 2:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealanders who support school choice for our kids are urged to sign a petition telling the Government not to close charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Charter schools are working. Over 1500 students attend the fledgling schools, ... More >>

Minister of Statistics - Gender questions a priority

Sunday, 11 February 2018, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Stats Minister makes clear his priority to have better data on gender identity and sexual orientation More >>

Cyclone Gita - thoughts with the Pacific, MCDEM staffer sent

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 10:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi says that the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) has already sent an experienced emergency management adviser to Samoa. More >>

Marine Protected Areas needed - Minister

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 10:48 am | New Zealand Government

Marine Protected Areas needed - Minister Marine protected areas (MPAs) are vital to protect important habitats and feeding areas for marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage wants to see more developed. More >>

Plan to deliver certainty on anchor projects progressing

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will fast-track detailed work on the shape and budget of Christchurch’s new stadium as part of its work to speed up the sporting anchor projects in the central city, says Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods. More >>

Government must invest in quality of science labs

Friday, 9 February 2018, 11:11 am | New Zealand National Party

With the 2018 academic year drawing near, questions remain around how our science laboratories will maintain a world-class standard given all the Government’s tertiary spending is going into student support with no extra money for the institutions themselves, ... More >>

Labour’s 100 days fails farmers

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:31 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s first 100 days in Government has earnt it a dismal report card as far as farmers are concerned, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

KiwiSaver providers fee drop welcomed

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:23 am | New Zealand Government

Two of the nine government-appointed KiwiSaver default providers have decreased their fees in response to the review of fees charged. More >>

NZEI Simply Wrong On Charter School Facts

Friday, 9 February 2018, 8:23 am | ACT New Zealand

"NZEI Secretary Paul Goulter is simply wrong when he says that charter schools have failed overseas," says ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

Twyford Reveals Ignorance About School in Own Electorate

Friday, 9 February 2018, 8:21 am | ACT New Zealand

"Te Atatu MP Phil Twyford this morning revealed that he knows little about education in his own electorate, and little about his Government's policy on Partnership Schools," says ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

Speech: Robertson - The Waikato Business Summit

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me here to speak today. I’d like to acknowledge the Mayor of Hamilton Andrew King, MP Jamie Strange, Deputy Mayors and City and Regional Councillors. More >>

Healthcare sector committed to reducing carbon footprint

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Julie Anne Genter Associate Minister of Health 8 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Healthcare sector committed to reducing carbon footprint More >>

Minister acting in bad faith on partnership schools

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ contempt for partnership schools has translated into a clear disregard for the students and their families with the introduction of legislation to scrap these schools that have been making a real difference for ... More >>

West Coasters response to storm a credit to the community

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi has spent the day on the West Coast of the South Island, visiting communities affected by the ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi storm that lashed New Zealand last week. More >>

Government committed to captioning

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Every New Zealander should have the best possible access to media content and this year Government commits to exploring options to increase captioning on New Zealand television and film. More >>

Partnership School Massacre Shows Government's True Colours

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 3:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

"It's ideology over evidence and payoffs to union backers as the Government seeks to massacre Partnership Schools despite their popularity and success. Today's announcement shows the juvenile and callous nature of a Government led by ex student ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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