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PM condemns London attack

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has condemned the terror attack in London today and expressed New Zealand’s condolences to the people of the UK. More >>

John Key - Valedictory Speech

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:55 am | New Zealand National Party

From Hansard on the New Zealand Parliament website . This is a draft text that may be subject to correction, Check the Hansard for latest version. More >>

Questions & Answers - 22 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:42 am | Office of the Clerk

1. CHRIS BISHOP (National) to the Minister of Finance : What impact is trade diversification having on the resilience of the economy? More >>

Getting patients with major trauma to right hospital quicker

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse say hundreds will benefit from a new major trauma policy which will see patients taken to the most appropriate hospital more quickly. More >>

Foreign Minister to Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March. More >>

Deadline for divestment needed on illegal weapons

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:09 am | Green Party

The Government needs to set a clear deadline for when all KiwiSaver providers should have divested from companies involved in the manufacture of cluster bombs, landmines, and nuclear weapons, the Green Party said today. More >>

Minister Must Front up Over Police Staff Cuts

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 9:40 am | New Zealand First Party

Minister of Police Paula Bennett must come clean and clarify how many police are losing their jobs in the coming weeks, says New Zealand First Police Spokesperson and Deputy Leader Rob Mark. More >>

Ceremony to mark $9m Thorndon School redevelopment

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 9:28 am | New Zealand Government

A ceremony at lunchtime today will usher in the construction phase of the $9 million redevelopment of Thorndon School in Wellington, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More >>

Neighbours Day strengthens communities

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 9:19 am | New Zealand Government

This weekend is an opportunity for us to check in on our neighbours and build our communities says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro. More >>

Dunne Speaks: National's real resource management agenda

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 8:46 am | Peter Dunne

A constant in politics over the last couple of decades has been the National Party’s dislike and distrust of local communities making their own decisions about their own futures. National really does believe the Beehive knows best, despite a lot of ... More >>

Green Party practical joke on millennials voted down

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is glad to see a stunt bill by the Green Party rejected by parliament,” says ACT Leader David Seymour, “Perhaps now we can focus on the real issues that have put housing out of reach for young New Zealanders.” More >>

New Zealand First Tables Water Royalty Bill

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First today tabled an amendment to the Crown Minerals Act that would collect royalties on drinking water exports. More >>

Hughes Bill Reckless For Students - Dunne

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:13 pm | United Future NZ Party

Hughes Bill Reckless For Students - Dunne   UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has voted against the Student Loan Scheme (First Home Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill this afternoon.   "This is a reckless Bill from the same party that has ... More >>

Faulty Overseas Studies Used to Raise Youth Court Age

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand First Party

The government is relying heavily on old studies from the United States, which do not have direct relevance to New Zealand, to raise the youth court age, says New Zealand First Social Development Spokesperson Darroch Ball. More >>

Hunter-Safety Report Good News For Hunting Sector

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Conservation, Hon Peter Dunne, welcomed the launch of the Mountain Safety Council's report into Hunter-Safety called A Hunter’s Tale yesterday. More >>

ACT pays tribute to John Key

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has paid tribute to former Prime Minister John Key on the day he is set to deliver his valedictory speech. More >>

Play.Sport having an impact one year on

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Play.Sport having an impact one year on   Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in schools.   “We’re ... More >>

Dog neutering campaigns rolling out nationwide

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has approved grants to 32 territorial authorities to subsidiseneutering for menacing dogs, Associate Minister for Local Government Jacqui Dean has announced today. More >>

National, NZ First crush FinTech innovation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

National is suffocating the emergence of a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry in New Zealand, says ACT Leader David Seymour. National  last night  voted to continue treating P2P lending platforms as though they are traditional lenders. More >>

Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists – models of Māori innovation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have congratulated this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition sheep and beef farming finalists, celebrating excellence in Māori farming. More >>

35.5% of Maui’s dolphin sanctuary opened up for oil drilling

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:53 pm | Green Party

22 March 2017   35.5% of Maui’s dolphin sanctuary opened up for oil drilling   The Government’s decision to allow oil drilling in 35.5 percent of the North Island Maui’s dolphin sanctuary, as well as along the shores of picturesque Lake Te Anau ... More >>

Govt failing business on R&D

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:28 pm | Green Party

22 March 2017   Govt failing business on R&D   The National Government’s research and development (R&D) strategy has failed, with a lower proportion of businesses nowengaging in R&D than when they took office, the Green Party ... More >>

NZ research is improving stroke patients rehabilitation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith says new internationally-recognised research that aims to improve rehabilitation of people after they have a stroke is an important step forward. More >>

More investment in training needed to fix housing shortage

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Construction firms are reporting it is harder to find skilled workers, showing the Government’s failure to invest in training is contributing to the housing crisis, says Labour’s Skills and Training spokesperson Jenny Salesa. More >>

SAS Claims: Inquiry Needed

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:24 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters says an inquiry must be ordered into allegations made about an SAS raid in Afghanistan in which six civilians were killed. More >>

New Zealand’s productivity keeps slip-sliding away

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The latest productivity figures from Statistics New Zealand, revealing Labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year ended March 2016, show Kiwis are working harder than ever before and getting less and less for their hard work, says Labour’s Finance ... More >>

Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji   Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has paid his third visit to NZ Defence Force troops training members of the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji, near Baghdad.   Mr Brownlee arrived back in Dubai this morning, ... More >>

Time to turn off the tap on the water give-away

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:03 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today launched a petition calling on the Government to put a fair price on the commercial use of water, including for bottling water and irrigation. On Monday, Prime Minister Bill English chose to defer a decision on whether to price ... More >>

Questions & Answers - 21 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:02 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Prime Minister : Has he required all his Ministers to be properly briefed on issues within their portfolios; if not, why not? More >>

Oral Questions - 22 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:56 am | Office of the Clerk

1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What impact is trade diversification having on the resilience of the economy? More >>

Restorative justice benefitting victims

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:50 am | New Zealand Government

The vast majority of victims who participated in restorative justice benefitted from the process, according to a survey released today by Justice Minister Amy Adams. More >>

National must investigate NZDF allegations

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:37 am | Green Party

National must put politics aside and open an independent investigation into allegations around the conduct of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in Afghanistan, the Green Party said today. More >>

Launch of Block Offer 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:59 am | New Zealand Government

It’s a pleasure to welcome you all to New Plymouth in the Taranaki province, the heart of oil and gas production in New Zealand. More >>

Support for Volunteering Fund now open

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:11 am | New Zealand Government

With the ‘Support for Volunteering’ fund opening today volunteering groups should look at what projects they need help with and apply for funding says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro. More >>

$400m Huawei investment will create opportunities

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:45 am | New Zealand Government

A major investment announced by Huawei today will support our efforts to build an innovative, world leading economy, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith say. More >>

Criminal Youth Running Riot in Our Communities

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:27 am | New Zealand First Party

National can’t keep ignoring the fact the youth justice system is failing, when their own figures prove it, says New Zealand First. More >>

PM Wishy Washy Over Breach by Minister

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 5:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister Bill English should be hauling the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry into his office for a please explain over a potentially serious breach of the Cabinet Manual, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston ... More >>

Hudson congratulates Prime Minister’s Science Prize winner

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 5:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

Ōhāriu-based National List MP, Brett Hudson, is delighted to hear a Prime Minister’s Science Prize has been awarded to Wellingtonian, and former Onslow College pupil, Catherine Pot. More >>

Intelligence and Security Bill passes third reading

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Government

National Security and Intelligence Minister Bill English today welcomed the passing of legislation which updates the legislative framework and increases the transparency of the intelligence and security agencies. More >>

English Shielding McCully Over Israel Blunder

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 5:16 pm | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully did not have approval from cabinet to support a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution criticising Israel, says New Zealand First. More >>

Massive oil rig liability a ticking time bomb

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 5:14 pm | Green Party

The Government faces a bill of up to $855 million over the next 25 years as New Zealand’s aging oil rigs come to the end of their life, the Green Party revealed today. More >>

Prime Minister’s Science Prizes announced

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the winners of New Zealand’s most valuable and prestigious annual science awards, the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. More >>

Labour Let’s Down Keen Sports Fans on Live Coverage

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is challenging the Labour Party to support free to air, live sports coverage of big games to support working New Zealanders who cannot afford to pay a subscription to Sky. More >>

Kiwis Fed up with Reckless Immigration Records

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:57 pm | New Zealand First Party

Months ago Treasury, the Reserve Bank and others warned it was time immigration numbers were pulled back to realistic and sustainable levels but the government ignored them, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston ... More >>

National Wants Kiwis Kept in Dark Over Foreign Buyers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:30 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister and government are doing their best to shroud the issue of foreign ownership of New Zealand land with smoke and mirrors, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Online tools to help small business owners

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Small business owners can now quickly and easily build policies to support their business with the launch of a new online tool via business.govt.nz, Minister for Small Business Jacqui Dean says. More >>

NZ First Bill Will Provide Free-to-View Sport on TV

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

The British and Irish Lions rugby tour which will soon kick off in New Zealand is arousing phenomenal interest but too few Kiwis will be able to attend the matches or see the matches live on television, says New Zealand Firs More >>

DHBs are in a deepening financial hole

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand’s District Health Boards are in a financial hole with deficits deteriorating rapidly, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Another bungle as Nats’ continue state house privatisation

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The selling off of the tenancy operation for 2,800 former state houses in Glen Innes is just the latest step in National’s privatisation of state housing, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says nominations are now open for the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. “These awards help to recognise the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s health and ... More >>

Kaupapa Māori can stop institutional racism

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:31 pm | The Maori Party

Embedding kaupapa Māori across the public sector, for at least one generation, is the only way institutional racism in Aotearoa will be eliminated. More >>

Oral Questions - 21 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:10 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Has he required all his Ministers to be properly briefed on issues within their portfolios; if not, why not? More >>

Productivity Commission Report Another Blow for Education

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:58 pm | New Zealand First Party

National is determined to make tertiary education unobtainable to ordinary New Zealanders, says New Zealand First. More >>

Labour’s Māori MPs show strength

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

All of Labour’s Māori electorate members of Parliament have opted out of being on the list, says Labour’s Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More >>

Māori MPs backed to win seats

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More >>

Radical recommendations no roadmap for tertiary education

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:53 am | Green Party

The Green Party says the Productivity Commission’s tertiary education recommendations would be a radical ideological experiment with a whole generation of students. More >>

OECD highlights urgent need to green our economy

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:49 am | Green Party

Today’s OECD environmental report has highlighted the urgent need for New Zealand to change direction and move to a low carbon, green economy, the Green Party said today. More >>

Greens back ambitious pathway to tackle climate pollution

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:33 am | Green Party

The Green Party in government will prioritise reducing climate pollution to net zero in New Zealand by 2050. More >>

New Zealand MPs engage in European talks

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:20 am | New Zealand Government

A cross-party delegation is heading to Europe this week for the 20th Inter-parliamentary Meeting with the European Parliament and talks with Belgian parliamentarians. The delegation will then travel to the United Kingdom, for meetings with parliamentarians. More >>

Tāmaki residents deserve stability, not social housing sales

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:19 am | Green Party

Plans to sell the Tāmaki Housing Association, possibly to overseas buyers, create uncertainty for thousands of Auckland families who have already had their lives and homes shaken up by the Government’s social housing fiasco, the Green Party said ... More >>

 

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