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Clark: Waitemata DHB Annual CEO Lecture Series [1/8/18]

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Government

It is my privilege to speak to you as Minister of Health and discuss the Government’s priorities for the health and disability system. More >>

Nash: Environmental Defence Society Conference [1/8/18]

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou katoa. Thank you for the opportunity to be here and speak to you today. More >>

Shaw: Ambitious programme to measure wellbeing [31/7/18]

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Today we are launching Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand and this gives effect to the commitment in the Green Party-Labour Party Confidence and Supply Agreement to develop a comprehensive set of environmental, social and economic sustainability indicators. More >>

Details of major health review finalised

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has confirmed the final details of the wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s health and disability system as it begins its work in earnest. More >>

First stage of Hornby High redevelopment completed [3/8/18]

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Hornby High School students are benefiting from the recent completion of stage one of their $26 million redevelopment, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

New micro-credentials system a first for NZ [1/8/18]

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Government

A micro-credentials system to be rolled out from the end of August 2018 will give both employers and people who want to keep learning more opportunities to access new skills quickly, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Ambitious young Kiwis head to Latin America [31/7/18]

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Young New Zealanders from across the country are about to experience life and learning in Latin America, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Labour MP accepts conversion therapy petition

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour MP Marja Lubeck today accepted a petition calling for an end to so-called conversion therapy in New Zealand. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 8 August 2018

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:46 am | Office of the Clerk

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

Landlords’ Bank Statement Demands Need Investigating

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:13 am | New Zealand First Party

A select committee investigation is needed into the practice of landlords demanding tenants hand over bank statements as part of the vetting process for a property, says Darroch Ball, New Zealand First Spokesperson for Social Services. More >>

Review confirms value of National Bowel Screening Programme

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:41 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the independent review of the National Bowel Screening Programme should give the public confidence in the safety and value of the programme. More >>

Grant Robertson - speech to Debt Capital Markets Summit 2018

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:24 am | New Zealand Government

Thank you very much for having me here today. I want to begin by setting the scene and giving a bit of context to the situation in which the New Zealand economy is operating right now. More >>

Government funding to support nature flourishing

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:05 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is supporting a project to make Wellington the world’s first predator free capital city with a $3.27 million funding boost announced by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today. More >>

More fuel taxes but less regional road investment

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 5:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to continue National’s record of investing in our transport network instead oftaxing New Zealanders more and driving our industries overseas, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - August 7

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:45 pm | Hansard

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL (Labour—New Lynn) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Hon GRANT ROBERTSON (Minister of Finance) : Treasury yesterday released its Monthly Economic Indicators —a very ... More >>

Government in denial on the economic slowdown

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 4:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has its head in the sand on the economy and the effect its policies are having on business confidence, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

New Zealand determined to stamp out people smuggling

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Immigration MEDIA STATEMENT 7 August 2018 New Zealand determined to stamp out people smuggling The global fight against people smuggling and human trafficking will be more effective when governments and businesses combine their powers, continuing ... More >>

Nurses settlement only the tip of the iceberg

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

The news that the nurses have settled is small comfort to the public given that a number of other sectors and industries are experiencing the effects of an uncertain industrial relations climate, National’s spokesperson for Workplace Relations and ... More >>

Labour divided on class sizes

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 3:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ refusal to commit to reducing class sizes is at odds with commitments made by Labour MPs at the election and adds to the long list of broken promises in education, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye ... More >>

PM contradicts herself on free speech

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The Prime Minister has completely contradicted herself on the Massey University free speech issue", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Vice-Chancellor not upholding Massey University Charter

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 12:26 pm | ACT New Zealand

"In barring Don Brash from speaking tomorrow, Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has acted contrary to her own institution’s charter, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 7 August 2018

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 12:01 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? More >>

Government funds innovative EV projects

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 10:47 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders will soon see more of electric vehicles’ versatility, with co-funding for 19 diverse projects announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today. More >>

Government welcomes nurses settlement

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Dr David Clark say they are delighted nurses have voted to accept the latest offer from District Health Boards. More >>

Green Party welcomes pay rise for nurses

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 10:40 am | Green Party

The Green Party today welcomed the settlement of the nurses’ dispute that will give them a decent pay rise. More >>

New Parole Board chair appointed

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 10:06 am | New Zealand Government

Former High Court Judge Sir Ronald Young has been appointed the next chair of the New Zealand Parole Board, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. More >>

Cowardly Vice-Chancellor should resign

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 10:02 am | ACT New Zealand

"Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas should resign after cowardly barring Don Brash from speaking at the University", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Thugs threaten violence at Brash event

Monday, 6 August 2018, 6:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

Left-wing thugs at Massey University are threatening to banish former Reserve Bank Governor and Opposition Leader Don Brash by threats of violence, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ In a Facebook post , one person menacingly wrote that the Vice-Chancellor ... More >>

Trade for All won’t fix low business confidence

Monday, 6 August 2018, 6:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s ‘Trade for All’ agenda is simply a rehash of National’s work on trade and won’t make up for plummeting business confidence caused by the Government’s anti-growth policies, National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay ... More >>

Modernising our trade policy with Trade for All

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

This Government is today launching its Trade for All agenda and inviting New Zealanders to have their say on what matters to them on trade policy and in trade agreements. More >>

Free Press - August 6 2018

Monday, 6 August 2018, 4:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

If you haven’t registered for a bumper ACT conference this weekend, please do so as soon as possible. You can view the program and register online here . More >>

Martin must step aside as head of Haumaha inquiry

Monday, 6 August 2018, 2:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

Tracey Martin must stand down as head of the inquiry into the process for Wally Haumaha’s appointment as Deputy Police Commissioner following revelations of more close links between Mr Haumaha and NZ First, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Zoo pushes ShakeOut over the half million

Monday, 6 August 2018, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Government

With just over two months to go until the ShakeOut national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi, already half a million participants have signed up. More >>

New transport alliance to support growth

Monday, 6 August 2018, 11:44 am | New Zealand Government

A new alliance is taking responsibility for planning and confirming around 60 transport projects to support growth in Auckland. More >>

NZ ambassador to US won't extend three-year term

Monday, 6 August 2018, 10:21 am | RNZ

The New Zealand ambassador to the United States Tim Groser will not be extending his term, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says. More >>

Funding signed off for Stewart Island Museum

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hon Carmel Sepuloni has met with Stewart Island locals to confirm $1 million of Government funding towards the Rakiura Heritage Centre building. More >>

Foreign Minister concludes ASEAN meetings

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters wrapped up a visit to Singapore last night where he led New Zealand’s participation in a series of important regional and bilateral meetings. More >>

Health check for bees to begin

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Health check for bees to begin Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor is urging the country’s beekeepers to complete a survey checking the health of our bee stocks. “Pollination underpins our primary industries and the apiculture sector estimates ... More >>

Govt immigration changes undermine ITP review

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 5:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins’ has today revealed that our export education sector could take yet another hit with suggested closures and mergers on the way for our polytechs and ITP’s, Nationals associate spokesperson for Tertiary Education, ... More >>

Great War Exhibition closure a missed opportunity

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 1:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

The closure of the Great War Exhibition is very sad news and a missed opportunity to build on our national site of remembrance, National’s spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage Nicky Wagner and National List MP based in Wellington Nicola ... More >>

Multilingual resources help keep communities safe

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi says a Wellington initiative to translate emergency information into 15 languages will help keep diverse communities safe. More >>

Appointments to Conservation Boards made

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Government

More than half the new appointments to Conservation Boards announced by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today are women. Eugenie Sage announced 57 appointments to the 15 Conservation Boards across New Zealand. More >>

Growing chorus of partnership school supporters

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Māori Education spokesperson Jo Hayes says that with Dr Lance O’Sullivan joining the fight for partnership schools and National’s commitment to reinstating partnership schools if they are scrapped, the Government must not go ahead with axing ... More >>

Greens call for Māori rights over water to be upheld

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:12 pm | Green Party

Greens call for Māori rights over water to be upheld The Green Party has welcomed the establishment of the new Crown/Māori partnership on freshwater, Te Kāhui Wai Māori, and will continue to push strongly for Māori rights over water to be upheld, ... More >>

Trade Ministers Meet for CER Talks

Friday, 3 August 2018, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP and New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Hon David Parker, have met in Auckland to strengthen trans-Tasman economic links under the Australia-New Zealand Closer ... More >>

Tabuteau to attend Colombia’s presidential inauguration

Friday, 3 August 2018, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau will represent New Zealand at Colombia’s Presidential inauguration in Bogotá next week, followed by a bilateral visit to Mexico. More >>

Māori Language Strategy – Maihi Karauna released

Friday, 3 August 2018, 11:46 am | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta is calling for New Zealanders’ views on the Maihi Karauna – the Crown’s draft Māori language strategy. More >>

Govt invests a further $3m to tackle youth unemployment

Friday, 3 August 2018, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Employment Willie Jackson announced at today’s Bay of Connections annual forum a further $3.08 million investment to tackle youth unemployment in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. More >>

Kahui Wai Māori group to work on freshwater

Friday, 3 August 2018, 10:39 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is establishing a new group to broaden the conversation with Māori on freshwater. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - August 2

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 7:02 pm | Hansard

Question No. 1—Finance 1. Hon AMY ADAMS (National—Selwyn) to the Minister of Finance : Does he have confidence in the Government's management of the New Zealand economy? Hon GRANT ROBERTSON (Minister of Finance) : Yes. Hon Amy Adams : Does he ... More >>

Jones champions trams – not Northland

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 5:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones appears to have all but given up on supporting the Northland region, National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross and Northland MP Matt King say. More >>

Official Photos: The Prime Minister and her family

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 5:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Images of the Prime Minister and her family, taken on Tuesday 1 August 2018 by Derek Henderson. More >>

Farmers worried as Government increases costs

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 4:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor confirmed in Parliament’s Question Time today that farmers will face ‘additional costs’ under his Government, National’s Agriculture Spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

Martin must own her mistakes

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 4:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin must own her error in handpicking Dr Pauline Kingi to chair the inquiry into the process that led to Wally Haumaha’s appointment as Deputy Police Commissioner, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Greens can still withdraw support for waka jumping

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 3:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill will pass its second reading today with the support of the Green Party even after it has become clear that their support is not required under the confidence and supply agreement with Labour, National’s ... More >>

Family Court review must confront underlying issues

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 3:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s review of the 2014 Family Court reforms will be worthwhile only if it confronts the issues that had led to those reforms in the first place, National’s Courts spokesperson Chris Penk says. More >>

KiwiBuild exposes taxpayers to risks

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 2:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

The KiwiBuild mess continues to grow with a major construction company building KiwiBuild houses going into receivership this week, putting the Crown further at risk, National’s Housing Spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Time for Govt to recognise it must change course

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 2:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

With New Zealanders bombarded with negative economic indicators this week, it’s time for the Government to get its head out of the sand, recognise the damage it’s doing and focus on turning things around, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams ... More >>

PM welcomes better visa access for Kiwis to the US

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed the signing of the ‘KIWI Act’ by the President of the United States Donald Trump. The Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act (KIWI Act) has been a long-term goal for New Zealand for many years. More >>

Tripartite Forum champions skills shift programme

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Government

The Future of Work Tripartite Forum’s first meeting saw a productive discussion between business, unions and government on the challenges and opportunities of the changing world of work, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said today. More >>




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