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Women who work for Govt to be paid fairly by 2020

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:47 pm | Green Party

Women who work for Govt to be paid fairly by 2020 The Green Party has announced today that it will make public sector chief executives responsible for achieving pay equity for employees of core Government departments within its first term in Government. ... More >>

Pay equity to be a priority for Labour

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Pay equity to be a priority for Labour Labour will make sure that the country’s mental health workers are a priority when it comes to pay equity negotiations, says the Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. “It is very important for me to right ... More >>

Talking Northland And Making up the Facts

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:42 pm | New Zealand First Party

Talking Northland And Making up the Facts New Zealand First has a question to ask The Nation , the state funded so-called current affairs programme on TV3? More >>

North Head/Maungauika to be predator free

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says Maungauika/North Head on Auckland’s North Shore Devonport Peninsula is to become predator free, a first step towards a predator free Auckland. Making the announcement today at the historic DOC managed reserve, ... More >>

Ōhāriu MP Welcomes Opening of Challenge Marist Centre: Dunne

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:50 am | United Future

Ōhāriu MP Welcomes Opening of Challenge Marist Centre – Dunne UnitedFuture leader and Ōhāriu MP Hon Peter Dunne has welcomed today’s opening by the Prime Minister of the new Challenge Marist Centre in Johnsonville. “I have been closely associated ... More >>

Kennedy Graham’s request to be a Green candidate declined

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:07 am | Green Party

Green Party declines Kennedy Graham’s request to be a Green candidate in the 2017 election Yesterday the Green Party’s Executive met to consider Green MP Kennedy Graham’s request to be considered for re-entry into the Party’s candidate list ... More >>

Time to Put Rescue Choppers on Sounder Financial Footing

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:43 pm | New Zealand First Party

Time to Put Rescue Choppers on Sounder Financial Footing New Zealand First wants the government to put rescue helicopter services in provincial New Zealand on a solid financial footing with far greater help from the Ministry of Health, says New Zealand ... More >>

Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry The Government’s planned investment in Defence over the next 15 years represents a huge opportunity for New Zealand companies, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. Mr Mitchell told Defence industry representatives ... More >>

$55K grant for promoting zero-waste events

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Scott Simpson Associate Minister for the Environment 11 August 2017 Media Statement $55K grant for promoting zero-waste events More >>

Green Party demands higher standards for oil industry

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:52 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the oil industry to hold itself to a higher code of conduct after it was alleged that some companies have paid private investigators to spy on Greenpeace activists and their families. More >>

Updated Plan to Address Auckland’s Growth

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has released a joint report by the Government and Auckland Council, which updates work undertaken as part of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) to understand the required level of transport investment ... More >>

National Sidesteps Education Funding Crisis - Again

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

Schools and students that require learning support need extra funding urgently ahead of more bureaucrats, says New Zealand First Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin. More >>

Winston Peters: Labour’s Water Tax ‘a Food Tax’

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First continues to question Labour’s ill-conceived water tax as a tax upon production and food. More >>

New Citizenship Figures to Be Published

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Peter Dunne Minister of Internal Affairs 11 August 2017 New Citizenship Figures to Be Published More >>

Rotorua first off the rank for te reo Māori revitalisation

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has praised Rotorua for leading the way in becoming the first bilingual city in New Zealand. Mr Flavell was in the city today to unveil a plaque to mark the occasion, celebrate the bilingual initiatives ... More >>

Government funding for Auckland’s St James Theatre

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Auckland’s historic St James Theatre is receiving $1.5 million in government backing from the Heritage EQUIP fund for privately-owned, earthquake prone buildings. More >>

Labour’s positive education plan

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s positive education plan Today’s announcement on learning support is more tinkering and proof that only a Labour Government will deliver the resources that schools and parents are crying out for, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Brynderwyns Upgrade Secrets And Tall Stories

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:22 pm | New Zealand First Party

Brynderwyns Upgrade Secrets And Tall Stories Both the NZTA and the National government have been untruthful about the blow-out costs on the Brynderwyns upgrade, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. ... More >>

National So Close to Greens They Were ‘Siamese Twins’

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:18 pm | New Zealand First Party

National So Close to Greens They Were ‘Siamese Twins’ Prime Minister Bill English is desperately trying to distance National from the Greens. “Shifty Bill is at it again – being loose with the truth, he’s trying to erase the public memory ... More >>

Northland export education strategy launched

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Government

The Tai Tokerau Northland International Education Strategy, launched today in Waitangi, will help Northland take advantage of the opportunities provided by export education, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith says. “There ... More >>

Thousands return to central Christchurch

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nicky Wagner Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration 11 August 2017 Media Statement Thousands return to central Christchurch Thousands of workers are returning to central Christchurch under a government programme designed to reactivate ... More >>

Te Reo Māori Pin to Help Make it Easier to Korero

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is optimistic a newly launched #kōrero pin will make it easier for people to use te reo Māori when they’re out and about. More >>

Pike footage raises questions over government’s actions

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:56 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s seeming determination to turn a blind eye to new questions about what happened at Pike River Mine is troubling, says Labour’s West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O’Connor. More >>

Homecare Medical to deliver sexual violence helpline

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

Homecare Medical has been awarded the contract to develop and operate the 24/7 national helpline for New Zealanders affected by sexual violence, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. More >>

Learning support needs proper support

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:45 am | Green Party

This Government has refused to properly quantify need and has not funded additional learning support adequately, the Green Party said today. The Government has today announced that 30 more Communities of Learning will be able to access additional ... More >>

Surgical patients back on their feet faster

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:43 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a programme designed to improve recovery after hip and knee surgery is helping patients get home faster. More >>

Transport sector role appointment

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:45 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has appointed Captain James (Jim) Veere Dilley to the Oil Pollution Advisory Committee (OPAC) for an open-ended term, commencing on 11 August 2017. More >>

150 homeless helped off the streets in the first four months

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:27 am | New Zealand Government

An effort to end chronic homelessness in Auckland is making strong progress in its first four months, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has announced. More >>

New classrooms for Rototuna Primary School

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:08 am | New Zealand Government

Rototuna Primary School in Hamilton will receive three new classrooms that will cost around $1.5 million, Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today. More >>

Learning support pilot extends to more than 70,000 children

Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:44 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced that thousands more children and young people will benefit from a new approach that’s making it easier for children to access additional learning support services (previously described as special education). More >>

Solution to rent rises lies in building houses

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 6:25 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Solution to rent rises lies in building houses and stopping speculators The spread of rental increases from the big cities to the surrounding regions shows why we need to get on top of the housing shortage build homes our families can afford, and lock ... More >>

Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passes

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the passing of a bill that will benefit businesses and consumers by providing greater certainty for firms to collaborate and compete. The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment ... More >>

Clean rivers don’t cost $18 a cabbage

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National is falling into a bad pattern of promising the world and not saying how they will fund it, says Labour’s Water spokesperson David Parker. More >>

Country Saved From National’s Loony Animal Manure Imports

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:12 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has serious explaining to do, given a second embarrassing biosecurity climb down within a week. More >>

Questions and Answers - August 10

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:08 pm | Hansard

Immigration, Minister—Statements 1. RON MARK (Deputy Leader—NZ First) to the Minister of Immigration : Does he stand by all his statements on immigration fraud? Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE (Minister of Immigration) : Yes. In particular, I stand by ... More >>

New ED Target Champions Appointed

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says the appointment of two healthcare experts as target champions for Shorter Stays in Emergency Departments (ED) will help further improve the flow of patients. More >>

Time for honest answer on transport funding

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

10 August 2017 Time for honest answer on transport funding National needs to explain how they will fund the $6 billion funding gap in their 10-year Auckland transport plan, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. A yet-to-be-released ... More >>

Time for true numbers on overseas speculators

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s time for the Government to give accurate figures on the number of houses being bought by overseas speculators, says Labour’s Land Information spokesperson Raymond Huo. More >>

$18m investment in Auckland classrooms

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Around $18 million will be invested to build more new classrooms in Auckland, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. More >>

Attorney-General busts myths on End of Life Choice Bill

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:02 pm | ACT New Zealand

Today the Attorney-General has tabled a Bill of Rights Act 1990, Section 7 report on the End of Life Choice Bill. More >>

UFB Connections Available to 1.2 Million

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Almost 1.2 million New Zealand households and businesses now have access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. The June 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today shows that deployment for phase one of the UFB programme ... More >>

Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in four more regional towns as the extension of the Government’s broadband programme continues to roll out across the country. In January the Government announced ... More >>

Pacific Foreign Ministers Meet Ahead of Forum

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will tomorrow attend the annual Pacific Islands Forum – Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Fiji. More >>

Updated investment plan sees $21m for REANNZ

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Government

A new investment of $21 million over seven years for the Research Education and Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ), will ensure the country’s top researchers have the ability to collaborate over long distances, Science and Innovation Minister Paul ... More >>

Labour’s Water Tax Means $18 Cabbages

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:57 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says it has information proving how hard working Kiwi families will be seriously affected by Labour’s proposed tax on ‘commercial water use’. More >>

Ditch Hosking Now

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:52 pm | New Zealand First Party

Opinionated, Right-leaning Mike Hosking will host TVNZ’s political debates – he’s a wholly unsuitable choice. More >>

Greens will stop destructive sea-bed mining in whale habitat

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:36 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will stop destructive sea-bed mining in Taranaki with a moratorium on all sea-bed mining, to protect the habitat of several whale species, including blue whales. More >>

Two Treaty settlement bills passed

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Government

The House of Representatives sat through extended sitting hours this morning to pass the Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua) Claims Settlement Bill and the Ngāti Pūkenga Claims Settlement Bill through their third readings. More >>

ISR Report Shows Families Better Protected

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Government

An evaluation of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot has confirmed that families are safer and better protected as a result of the pilot, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley More >>

Oral Questions - 10 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:15 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by all his statements on immigration fraud? More >>

New Corrections officers graduate today

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:47 am | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed 45 new Corrections officers to the front line. More >>

National’s inaction on water helps Labour whack farmers

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:25 am | ACT New Zealand

National’s weakness and inaction on water has allowed Labour to fill a political void, whacking farmers and growers while they’re at it, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

PM welcomes Croatian President to NZ

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:18 am | New Zealand Government

Croatia’s President, Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, will make her first official visit to New Zealand next week, Prime Minister Bill English has announced. More >>

Updated China-NZ Tax Agreement to be Progressed

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:14 am | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has welcomed a second round of negotiations between China and New Zealand tax officials aimed at updating the current double tax agreement signed between the two countries in 1986. More >>

New Appointment to HNZ Board

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:04 am | New Zealand Government

Mark Ratcliffe will join the Housing New Zealand Corporation Board, Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams has announced. More >>

Mangrove Management Bill Passes First Reading

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:42 am | Scott Simpson

Legislation to facilitate the management of mangroves in the coastal areas of Thames-Coromandel District Council and Hauraki District Council has passed its first reading in Parliament this evening, Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says. More >>

The fight for Indigenous Peoples’ rights continue

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 7:38 pm | The Maori Party

The fight for Indigenous Peoples’ rights continue Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell say the International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples helps shine a light on the continuing battle for indigenous peoples’ rights. “The ... More >>

Jacinda Ardern Statement on Metiria Turei

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 6:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Statement on Metiria Turei Tonight I learned of Metiria Turei’s resignation from Parliament. In my nine years in Parliament I have seen MPs from almost all parties resign under tough circumstances. Behind almost every single one has been a history ... More >>

ACT Leader responds to the resignation of Metiria Turei

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 5:47 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The resignation of Metiria Turei is a major victory for taxpayers, for honest beneficiaries, and for decency in politics," says Mr Seymour. More >>

Questions and Answers - August 9

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 5:22 pm | Hansard

• ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Budget 2017—Infrastructure Programme 1. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI (National) to the Minister of Finance : What progress is the Government making on the $32.5 billion infrastructure programme over the next ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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