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PM needs to discipline Deputy PM over attack

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:01 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister needs to tell the public whether she backs Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ attempt to discredit the real concerns of Karel Sroubek’s ex-wife by dismissing her as a political informant, National Party Justice spokesperson Mark ... More >>

NZ First Expresses Condolences on Passing of Geoff Murphy

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is saddened to learn of the death of pioneering New Zealand movie director Geoff Murphy. More >>

Finance Minister welcomes release of LSF Dashboard

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has welcomed the Treasury’s release of its Living Standards Framework (LSF) Dashboard. The Dashboard is a tool created by the Treasury, within its broader Living Standards Framework, to help shape policy advice. It contains ... More >>

Foreign capital vital to build more houses

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

News that developers of an upscale apartment complex in Auckland can sell units to foreigners shows the flakiness of the Government’s decision to restrict the supply of foreign capital, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “National ... More >>

Pacific diplomatic footprint

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced details today on how New Zealand will increase its diplomatic and development presence in the Pacific. More >>

Special Envoy for Commonwealth Trade Integration

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Jeremy Clarke-Watson to the newly created role of Special Envoy for Commonwealth Trade Integration. “Commonwealth members have increasingly expressed interest in ... More >>

PM acknowledges Geoff Murphy’s contribution to NZ Culture

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the passing of leading New Zealand filmmaker Geoff Murphy, saying he was a trailblazer of the local film industry, making films that told our unique stories and put our ... More >>

Prime Minister meets with Korean President Moon Jae-in

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Our shared values and challenges, the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the opportunity to do more together were features of the meeting between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in today in Auckland. More >>

Half of public service chief executives are now women

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Government

The number of chief executives in public service departments has for the first time exceeded 50 per cent. More >>

Report recommends compassionate approach to mental health

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:07 pm | Green Party

The Green Party have welcomed the report into mental health and addiction, and urge the Government to move quickly and implement the findings before more New Zealanders are harmed. More >>

Mental Health and Addiction report charts new direction

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink how we handle some of the biggest challenges we face as a country. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 4 December 2018

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 11:53 am | Office of the Clerk

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

Out of touch Peters should discover Hallensteins

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:42 am | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters’ comments that the menswear industry is ‘fleecing’ customers shows how out of touch he really is, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour won’t support lifejackets for children

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:47 am | New Zealand National Party

The Labour-led Government has refused to progress legislation to make the water a safer place for our young people, National’s spokesperson for Children Alfred Ngaro says. “I asked Leader of the House Chris Hipkins to adopt my Member’s Bill as ... More >>

National would pull NZ out of UN migration pact

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:38 am | New Zealand National Party

National would pull New Zealand out of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration because of its potential to restrict New Zealand’s ability to set its own migration and foreign policy, National Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Free Press, 3 December 2018 – Taxing Times

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:44 am | ACT New Zealand

National has promised no new taxes in its first term and to repeal the Auckland regional fuel tax and any capital gains tax. While this should be welcomed, we’ve been here before. New Zealanders were promised no new taxes by Steven Joyce during the 2014 ... More >>

National standard for organics

Monday, 3 December 2018, 7:09 pm | New Zealand Government

National standard for organics A national standard for organic production will be progressed as a Government bill next year, Agriculture and Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. “A national standard gives consumers confidence in ... More >>

Government should provide fuel tax relief now

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government should be providing immediate relief to New Zealand families by axing its new fuel taxes, rather than waiting for yet another inquiry, National’s Commerce and Consumer Affairs spokesperson Brett Hudson says. More >>

Market studies are business bashing

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

True to form as a Labour Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern is whipping the oil companies simply because they are private companies, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Retail fuel for first market study

Monday, 3 December 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Retail fuel for first market study The retail fuel market will be the first Commerce Commission market study, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi announced today. “This Government is committed to ... More >>

Principal Family Court Judge appointed

Monday, 3 December 2018, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Judge Jacquelyn (Jackie) Moran of Christchurch has been appointed as Principal Family Court Judge, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. More >>

Launch of Accessibility Guide for Government Agencies

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:31 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni has announced a new guide on accessible information on the United Nations’ international day for celebrating disabled people. “As part of today’s celebrations, I have great pleasure in launching the Accessibility ... More >>

Rules on climate change action

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:18 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, says New Zealand will put in every effort to ensure success for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which gets underway in Katowice, ... More >>

Work on waste underway

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand Government

A new report out today shows that the Government is on the right track to tackle our waste problem, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage says. The Sustainable Business Network today released its report - New Zealand’s Plastic Packaging System ... More >>

Housing NZ must ensure victims have a place to call home

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:18 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed victims of the meth testing debacle receiving compensation before Christmas, but is calling on Housing NZ to ensure that anyone displaced from the debacle is provided with a safe place to call home. More >>

Significant milestone in victim safety

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:15 am | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little and Under-Secretary Jan Logie today mark a significant milestone in the Coalition Government’s efforts to improve victim safety, hold perpetrators to account and enable an integrated family violence protection system. More >>

First families get payments by Christmas

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:07 am | New Zealand Government

The regulation change allowing Housing NZ to make discretionary grants to those who were wrongly evicted for methamphetamine contamination has been made and the first 55 people are being paid from today, Housing and Urban Development Minister ... More >>

Latest poll will prompt electoral law change

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 7:04 pm | ACT New Zealand

The latest 1 News Colmar Brunton poll will have a desperate Government thinking about screwing the scrum in the coming months, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Jones must release Westland loan details

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 4:56 pm | ACT New Zealand

Jones must release Westland loan details Shane Jones should immediately divulge the details of a government loan to private company Westland Milk Products, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

PM's condolences on the passing of George H.W. Bush

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 10:26 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has expressed her condolences on the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America George H.W. Bush. More >>

$8 million available for community conservation projects

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:08 am | New Zealand Government

Community organisations, iwi and landholders will be able to apply for grants from an $8 million conservation fund to help save our native plants, birds and insects and habitats, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today. More >>

New non-stop flight brings Auckland and Chicago together

Friday, 30 November 2018, 6:50 pm | New Zealand Government

The new Air New Zealand non-stop service between Auckland and Chicago will further strengthen tourism links between New Zealand and the United States, says Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis, who is travelling on the inaugural service. More >>

MP welcomes final council go ahead on dam

Friday, 30 November 2018, 4:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Nelson MP Nick Smith is praising the Tasman District Council for its decision to proceed with the Waimea Community Dam, after a lengthy meeting today which saw a 9-5 vote in favour. More >>

PM backs rogue Minister

Friday, 30 November 2018, 2:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Prime Minister appears either unwilling or unable to tell Shane Jones to pull his head in on the issue of agricultural subsidies, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Rollout of Labour’s GP promise shambolic

Friday, 30 November 2018, 12:45 pm | New Zealand National Party

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders could end up being charged more for GP visits after the botched the rollout of Labour’s election policy to make GP visits cheaper, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

Forestry and conservation history bridged

Friday, 30 November 2018, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

An historic wooden trestle viaduct that once serviced the sawmilling industry has been restored and is once again open to visitors to the magnificent Waitutu forest. More >>

Preventing death and injury on our roads

Friday, 30 November 2018, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Stuart Nash and Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter are encouraging road users to be alert to a new safety campaign launched today by Police and the NZ Transport Agency in the lead up to the Christmas. More >>

Crown accounts reflect strong economic fundamentals

Friday, 30 November 2018, 10:18 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s strong economic fundamentals continue to show through in the Crown accounts, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More >>

One Billion Trees Fund offers new opportunities

Friday, 30 November 2018, 10:11 am | New Zealand Government

Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have today launched the One Billion Trees Fund – a crucial step toward achieving the goal of planting at least one billion trees by 2028. More >>

Cheaper GP visits for 600,000 Kiwis begin tomorrow

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:17 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says making the cost of visiting the doctor much cheaper for almost 600,000 Kiwis will mean more people will be able to get the care they need, when they need it. More >>

Free GP Visits for under 14s Becomes a Reality

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:09 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is excited that its long-held policy to extend free GP visits to under-14s has finally become a reality. More >>

Speech: ACT - The World’s First Woolbeing Budget

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 8:44 pm | ACT New Zealand

Speech: The World’s First Woolbeing Budget – Forget Modelling our Wellbeing, Just Run Government Properly More >>

National supports 2nd reading of Medicinal Cannabis Bill

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

National have supported the second reading of the Medicinal Cannabis Bill today with future support requiring the Government to accept a number of changes proposed by the National Party, National MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says. More >>

Gas price drop means market study wastes $3m

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:18 pm | ACT New Zealand

The recent fall in petrol prices means the Government’s heavy-handed investigation into fuel companies will waste $1.5m of taxpayer money and will place similar compliance costs on the companies themselves, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - Nov 29

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:09 pm | Hansard

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National) to the Prime Minister : Does she have confidence in all of her Ministers? More >>

Minister dismisses meningococcal deaths

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Minister dismisses meningococcal deaths The Health Minister has today dismissed the deaths from the current meningococcal outbreak and categorised the outbreak as a ‘slight rise’ in the disease, National’s associate Health spokesperson Dr ... More >>

Minister arrogantly ignores Reserve Bank estimates

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirmed today he does not agree with the Reserve Bank’s forecast that KiwiBuild will only deliver between a quarter and a half of the number of houses he has promised, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins ... More >>

PM finally admits Lees-Galloway got it wrong

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister has finally admitted what the whole country already knew: that the Minister of Immigration made a bad mistake in granting drug-dealing criminal Karel Sroubek New Zealand residency, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael ... More >>

Greens welcome progress on medicinal cannabis legislation

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:22 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has negotiated to achieve substantial improvements to Medicinal Cannabis legislation which provide certainty and clarity to patients and their whānau. More >>

Govt departments not the place for party politics

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Minister for Social Development needs to make it clear to the Government that it can’t use its departments to try to gain votes, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. More >>

Unlocking more curious minds across the country

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced $2 million of funding for 34 projects across New Zealand through the Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund. More >>

A More Compassionate Approach to Medicinal Cannabis

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:58 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill returned to Parliament today for its second reading debate. More >>

Changes signalled to medicinal cannabis legislation

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says proposed changes to the Government’s medicinal cannabis legislation will mean more people can get access to medicinal cannabis faster. More >>

PGF now providing banking services to struggling firms

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

PGF now providing banking services to struggling firms The Provincial Growth Fund’s move to hand out loans to struggling New Zealand firms should scare the daylights out of taxpayers, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Hearing from people harmed by surgical mesh

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Julie Anne Genter Associate Minister of Health 29 November 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Hearing from people harmed by surgical mesh More >>

Investment in West Coast hi-tech dairy

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is helping future-proof a critical West Coast industry with a loan of $9.9 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to enable a milk segregation project at Westland Milk Products, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones ... More >>

$45m boost for South Island connectivity

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $44.8 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to improve digital connectivity in the West Coast and Southland, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

New mining venture a reality for West Coast

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is backing a new venture to mine garnet on the West Coast with a $10 million loan from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. More >>

West Coast tourism gets big PGF boost

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Government

West Coast tourism will benefit from an $87.46 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

$140m investment in West Coast economy

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing significantly in the West Coast through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to strengthen the region’s economy and create new jobs with a $140 million investment package announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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