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Australia's NZ Steel continues campaign against imports

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:45 pm | BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) - Australian-owned New Zealand Steel is persisting with its campaign to secure greater protection from Chinese imports, lodging its third complaint that dumped foreign-produced goods are undercutting local manufacturers. More >>

Minister cancels irrigation projects without meeting CIIL

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

Communities relying on regional irrigation schemes to grow their economies will be outraged to hear that some have been cancelled without the Minister for Agriculture ever meeting with Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL), National’s Agricultural ... More >>

Government should commit to rural communities

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is urging the Government to support the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) with ongoing funding, National Party associate spokesperson for Health Dr Shane Reti and National Party spokesperson for Rural Communities Matt King ... More >>

Govt in spin mode on education funding

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 11:58 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to stop complaining and start getting on with its job, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Big start to the year for the Defence Force

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 11:52 am | New Zealand Government

Cyclones, earthquakes, search and rescue, fisheries and environmental protection have all featured heavily in the New Zealand Defence Force’s workload for the first quarter of 2018. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 11 April 2018

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 11:48 am | Office of the Clerk

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

What Bridges should have said on taxes and spending

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 11:29 am | ACT New Zealand

"Simon Bridges’ interview with Stuff this morning sent the wrong message to voters who value freedom, choice, and limited government”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Greens celebrate policy win on upholding Māori protocols

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:03 am | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the passage of a Bill that will require coroners to consider Māori protocols, which had its first reading in Parliament last night. More >>

New report shows Govt must listen to kids on charter schools

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 9:27 am | ACT New Zealand

"A new report by the Children's Convention Monitoring Group reinforces the fact that the Government must consider the views of children before closing charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. "' Getting It Right: Building Blocks ' focuses ... More >>

Bill protects Māori protocols around death

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 9:23 am | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little’s Māori death protocols Bill had its first reading in Parliament last night. More >>

Gay men can now apply to have historic convictions wiped

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Gay men can now apply to have historic convictions wiped In an important moment for New Zealand’s gay community men can now apply to have historical homosexual convictions wiped says Justice Minister Andrew Little. The application scheme can ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - April 10

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:43 pm | Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Question No. 1—Prime Minister 1. MARAMA DAVIDSON (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister : Ka tū a ia i runga i tana kōrero mō te iti rawa o te mahi haumi i roto ratonga tūmataiti, ā, nā runga i tērā, ... More >>

New Pukekohe West primary school a step closer

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education 10 April 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT New Pukekohe West primary school a step closer Construction of the new Pukekohe West primary school in Auckland is set to begin next year, with an Establishment Board of Trustees in ... More >>

Foreign Affairs Minister on the road

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is travelling to Europe and Singapore this week to hold bilateral meetings and attend the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). More >>

Chinese Company Withdrawal Welcomed by New Zealand First

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 3:19 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is delighted at news reports that Ed Pinckney’s bid for Jericho Station is expected to be successful as a result of Chinese company Qianlong withdrawing its bid to Landcorp overnight. More >>

Bridges must commit to rolling back fuel taxes

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 3:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Simon Bridges must publicly commit to rolling back Labour’s increased fuel taxes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Porotī land secured for Treaty settlement

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Treaty Minister Andrew Little has announced the Government has secured land near Whangarei that’s been the focus of Ngāpuhi concerns about the health and well-being of Porotī Springs. More >>

Parliamentary delegation to promote NZ's interests

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:44 pm | Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

Strengthening established relationships and forging new ones, while advocating for enhanced trade ties is the focus of an upcoming delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard. More >>

Ngāi Tahu & Waikato-Tainui payments

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Ngāi Tahu & Waikato-Tainui payments Payments have been made to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu under their Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Minister for Treaty of Negotiations Hon Andrew Little announced today. Payments of $16.6 million to Waikato-Tainui ... More >>

National updates tax ad to fight Labour’s fuel tax

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

National updates tax ad to fight Labour’s fuel tax The National Party is highlighting Labour’s double whammy of national and regional fuel tax increases by launching an advertisement to illustrate the costs faced by consumers and a petition to encourage ... More >>

Cutting fine print from financial information

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Cutting fine print from financial information: public and sector urged to have their say Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi is encouraging public feedback on proposed regulations that will make it easier for consumers to understand the ... More >>

Government’s working groups cost $16m

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 12:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

“News of another government review highlights the growing cost of ‘review-itis’ infecting the Ardern-Peters administration”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Remembering the Wahine tragedy

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 12:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster at an event in Wellington today. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 10 April 2018

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 11:43 am | Office of the Clerk

1. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Prime Minister: Ka tū a ia i runga i tana kōrero mō te iti rawa o te mahi haumi i roto ratonga tūmataiti, ā, nā runga i tērā, “we didn't know it would be this bad” ā, mēnā kua pēnei rawa, ka pēhea te nui ... More >>

Minister announces Whānau Ora Review Panel

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

An independent panel to undertake the review of Whānau Ora has been appointed, Minister Peeni Henare announced today. More >>

Parliamentarians from UK and the Pacific gather

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:21 am | Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

Parliamentarians from UK and the Pacific gather to share knowledge at the New Zealand Parliament More >>

Marlborough Colleges co-location under threat

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:11 am | New Zealand National Party

The co-location of Marlborough Boys’ College and Marlborough Girls’ College is under threat with the Ministry of Education confirming the project is under review, say National’s Associate Education Spokesperson Simeon Brown and Kaikoura MP Stuart ... More >>

New Zealand condemns chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:06 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has expressed New Zealand’s grave concern at reports that dozens of civilians have been killed in a chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. More >>

Remembering tragedy and courage: Wahine

Monday, 9 April 2018, 6:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi says tomorrow’s dawn ceremony to commemorate 50 years since the Wahine disaster will be a poignant occasion, and a highly personal memorial for those affected by the tragedy. More >>

Government thanks Albert Brantley

Monday, 9 April 2018, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods has today thanked Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive Albert Brantley for his service to Canterbury. More >>

Date set for Northcote by-election

Monday, 9 April 2018, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Government

The Northcote by-election will be held on Saturday 9 June, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More >>

Government must commit to Horowhenua Expressway

Monday, 9 April 2018, 3:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

Otaki MP Nathan Guy is holding a public meeting tomorrow night so residents concerned about the potential scrapping of the Otaki to Levin road upgrade can have their voices heard. More >>

Govt must prove it is serious about road safety

Monday, 9 April 2018, 1:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

If the Government was serious about reducing the number of deaths on New Zealand roads, it would adopt Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott’s Member’s Bill to introduce roadside drug tests. More >>

Free Press, 9 April 2018

Monday, 9 April 2018, 12:27 pm | ACT New Zealand

The third and final independent report by Martin Jenkins on Partnership Schools has now seen the light of day. After stonewalling for a number months, Education Minister Chris Hipkins finally relented and dumped the report in an obscure part ... More >>

No loss of life acceptable

Monday, 9 April 2018, 11:40 am | New Zealand Government

No loss of life is acceptable, is the message behind the development of the Government’s new road safety strategy, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More >>

Big government Bridges will keep Labour’s tax hikes

Monday, 9 April 2018, 9:57 am | ACT New Zealand

“Simon Bridges has confirmed his commitment to higher taxes by this morning refusing to roll back proposed fuel tax increases of between 9 and 12 cents a litre”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Raid starts on back pockets of New Zealanders

Monday, 9 April 2018, 8:46 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s raid on the back pockets and futures of hardworking New Zealanders has now started in earnest, though worse is yet to come, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Govt should step in and save Stand camps

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 3:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s spokesperson for children Alfred Ngaro is calling on the Government to step up and save the Stand children’s camps in Otaki and Roxburgh, which face the threat of closing due to a funding shortfall. More >>

Prime Minister congratulates new Green Co-leader

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern has today congratulated Marama Davidson on being elected Co-leader of the Green Party. More >>

Marama Davidson elected new Green Party Co-leader

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 11:17 am | Green Party

South Auckland-based MP Marama Davidson will join James Shaw in the role of Green Party Co-leader, after the result of the leadership contest was announced this morning in Auckland. More >>

The report the Government didn’t want you to see

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 3:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Chris Hipkins has tried to avoid any scrutiny of the final Partnership Schools report by performing a classic 'Friday news dump’”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government didn’t want anyone to see this report from independent consultants ... More >>

Hipkins must reverse charters decision after glowing report

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 3:15 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Education Minister must now reverse his decision to close Partnership Schools after the final report from independent consultants Martin Jenkins painted a glowing picture of the model”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The report cuts through ... More >>

Twyford’s state homes cost 7x more to maintain

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 11:28 am | ACT New Zealand

“Phil Twyford is spending seven times more than a private landlord in maintaining his stock of government-owned houses”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. "Twyford must transfer this massive liability off the government’s books by privatising ... More >>

Plans for light rail taking Wellington off the track

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

Plans for light rail in Wellington at the expense of better regional roads are misguided at best, National Party Associate Transport spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

Bill to give co-ops clarity drawn from ballot

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand National Party

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller’s Members’ Bill which would give clarity around dividend rules has been drawn from the ballot and will be debated in Parliament. More >>

Boost for local government in new bills

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is acting to restore the promotion of social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being of communities to the statutory purpose of local councils, says Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Aucklanders hoodwinked over fuel taxes

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government has hoodwinked Auckland ratepayers by keeping them in the dark on a second fuel tax hike while public consultation was being carried out on the first, National’s Local Government (Auckland) spokesperson Denise Lee says. More >>

Shane Jones’ gravy train travels south to Taranaki

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Shane Jones’ corporate welfare gravy train has continued its travels south to Taranaki today”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Projects poor compensation for loss of development

Friday, 6 April 2018, 2:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

Handouts from the Shane Jones’ provincial slush fund are a very poor substitute for policies that encourage regions to grow and succeed, National Party Regional Development Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Parents’ choice on ECE snubbed by Govt

Friday, 6 April 2018, 2:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

Parents who have chosen privately owned early childhood services for their children have been put on notice by the Minister of Education, National Party spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis says. More >>

Future of Hato Petera College up for consultation

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Agreement has been reached to begin consultation about the possible cancellation of the integration agreement of Hato Petera College, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins. More >>

Support for Taranaki Crossing experience

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Government

An ambitious plan to enable more people to enjoy the beauty of Mt Taranaki and strengthen connections to its natural and cultural heritage has been announced by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage. More >>

Diversifying Taranaki through future food opportunities

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest in identifying future food opportunities with the greatest potential to help transform the Taranaki economy, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. More >>

Taranaki’s Action Plan to modernise its economy

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $20 million to help future-proof the Taranaki region by diversifying its economy, creating additional jobs and leveraging off the strong base the region has established through its oil, gas and agricultural ... More >>

Tool for tree planting potential on Taranaki farms

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide $250,000 for the development of a digital tool for farmers to assess the viability of planting trees on Taranaki hill country farms, Regional Economic Development and Forestry Minister Shane Jones has announced. More >>

Putting the focus on the Forgotten World Highway

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $400,000 to determine the value of State Highway 43 to Taranaki’s economy, particularly in the tourism sector, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. More >>

Investing in a clean energy future for Taranaki

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $150,000 to investigate establishing Taranaki as an internationally recognised leader in clean energy technology, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. More >>

Funding boost for entrepreneurs and innovators

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $100,000 to support Taranaki’s entrepreneurs and innovators, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau says. More >>

Funding for stocktake of Māori enterprise

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $100,000 in work to better understand the current state of Māori enterprise and education in Taranaki and develop a future pathway. More >>

Investment in Taranaki Cathedral to create tourist drawcard

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $5 million in Taranaki’s Cathedral project to help transform the heritage icon into a nationally significant tourist drawcard, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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