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Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

Monday, 18 September 2017, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says the Defence Force and government agencies are stepping up to help minimise disruption resulting from the Marsden Point pipeline being out of action. More >>

Dodgy poll reflects poorly on Greens

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

Claims by the Green Party that its polls show it is going to win the Nelson seat this Saturday shows just how desperate they have become since their slump in the polls says Nelson MP Nick Smith. More >>

Greens back Nelson’s Rocks Road cycleway

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:03 pm | Green Party

Greens back Nelson’s Rocks Road cycleway Green Party co-leader James Shaw announced today his party’s commitment to funding the Rocks Road Cycleway in Nelson. The Green Party has committed $23 million to fund the project, which involves creating ... More >>

Peters’ appearance at Morrinsville hypocritical

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:01 pm | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters needs to stop grandstanding and decide whether he really stands with farmers to stop a Labour-Greens government, ACT leader David Seymour says. More >>

Fuel pipeline debacle puts environment at risk

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:50 pm | Green Party

Fuel pipeline debacle puts environment at risk Northland Regional Council and Refining NZ need to release scientific evidence to support claims there has been no environmental damage from the rupture of the pipeline taking aviation fuel to Auckland airport, ... More >>

Peters: Excerpts From Morrinsville Speech - Water Charges

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:46 pm | New Zealand First Party

Peters; Excerpts From Morrinsville Speech Water Charges: Labour And National Farming in New Zealand has always been based around handing your farm to the next generation, better than you found it. Today, we gather here because of the attacks from those ... More >>

UnitedFuture finds itself again the lone voice

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:49 pm | United Future

UnitedFuture party leader Damian Light is calling for an immediate, coordinated government response to the growing number of incidents attributed to synthetic cannabis. More >>

McClay says jobs at the heart of Latin American trade deal

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says a trade agreement with Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru could be worth 10,000 jobs to provincial New Zealand and will give Kiwis unprecedented access to fast-growing Latin American markets. More >>

Commercial water charge the right thing to do

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:19 pm | Green Party

“We recognise that the issue of charging for water is complex and that everyone needs to be heard on the issue,” said Green Party water and primary industries spokesperson Eugenie Sage. More >>

National Releases Plan for Economic Success

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

National has released its five point plan for the New Zealand economy and our tax system, designed to deliver sustained economic success and help families and businesses get ahead, Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says. More >>

NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. More >>

Cut Pipeline Proves Need for Rail Link to Marsden Point

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:59 am | New Zealand First Party

The public needs to know how the fuel pipeline from Marsden Point has been cut, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Polls confirm Lawrey can beat Smith in Nelson

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:29 am | Green Party

The Green Party has released the results of two polls that show its Nelson candidate Matt Lawrey can beat National MP Nick Smith and give the party a historic win in Nelson. A telephone poll conducted last Wednesday night asked Nelsonians who they ... More >>

National has serious questions to answer over fuel crisis

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:12 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Thousands of air travellers looking for answers to Auckland Airport’s fuel crisis should be demanding the National Government come clean over its failure to secure fuel supply for the airport, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Government Cover-up of Victoria Uni’s Pike River Robot

Sunday, 17 September 2017, 7:37 pm | New Zealand First Party

National Government Cover-up of Victoria Uni’s Pike River Robot NZ First can reveal that in late January, the Prime Minister received a proposal from Victoria University to re-enter Pike River mine using its robotic HADES underground mine disaster scout. ... More >>

NZ First members must put up or shut up on Peters rumours

Sunday, 17 September 2017, 7:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

New Zealand First members putting around rumours about Winston Peters should put up proof or shut up, ACT leader David Seymour says More >>

Greens announce plan to make every house a home

Sunday, 17 September 2017, 2:42 pm | Green Party

Greens announce plan to make every house a home The Green Party today announced a progressive plan to ensure that every house in New Zealand is warm and dry, protect the rights of people who rent. The Green Party will: • Ensure every house is warm, ... More >>

Temporary disruption to Marsden Point pipeline

Sunday, 17 September 2017, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has spoken to Refining NZ and the heads of fuel companies affected by the disruption to the Marsden Point pipeline to Auckland and offered Government support if it is required. A leak was discovered in a section ... More >>

National supporting New Zealand families

Sunday, 17 September 2017, 1:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

National supporting New Zealand families National is helping New Zealand families get ahead by delivering more jobs, boosting incomes and delivering better public services for all New Zealanders, Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party ... More >>

Secret TPP talks smack of desperation from National

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 2:55 pm | Green Party

Secret TPP talks smack of desperation from National National’s last minute ditch to get the Trans Pacific Partnership 11 agreement across the line just a day before the general election smacks of desperation, the Green Party said today. The comments ... More >>

Rotorua City to Airport link to unlock economic growth

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 1:20 pm | New Zealand National Party

Rotorua City to Airport link to unlock economic growth A re-elected National Government will four-lane Te Ngae Road between Rotorua City and the airport, Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “National is committed to delivering the infrastructure our ... More >>

$680 lift in Superannuation on 1 April 2018

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 1:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

$680 lift in Superannuation on 1 April 2018 National’s strong economic plan will deliver an extra $680 a year per couple in New Zealand superannuation payments from 1 April next year, Seniors spokesperson Maggie Barry says. “Our strong and growing ... More >>

National unravels on transport

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The release of extraordinary information showing that the East-West link could be the most expensive road in the world, at $327 million per kilometre, shows that National is fiscally reckless and out of ideas on transport, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson ... More >>

Shingles vaccine on the way for elderly

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Shingles vaccine on the way for elderly Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed news that Pharmac is on track to fund the vaccine for shingles (herpes zoster), as early as April 2018. “The introduction of a free shingles vaccine for over 65’s ... More >>

Winston Peters: Our Plan to Clean up Corporate NZ

Friday, 15 September 2017, 7:00 pm | New Zealand First Party

Winston Peters: Our Plan to Clean up Corporate New Zealand At a business meeting in Whangarei this afternoon, the Leader of New Zealand First and Northland MP, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, released policies to clean up corporate New Zealand. “We ... More >>

Labour must come clean on water ownership

Friday, 15 September 2017, 6:56 pm | The Maori Party

Labour must come clean on water ownership Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox are calling on Labour to come clean on who owns the country’s freshwater before they try taxing it. More >>

Peters: Filthy Rumour, Dirty Campaign

Friday, 15 September 2017, 5:20 pm | New Zealand First Party

Filthy Rumour, Dirty Campaign “I was approached by a senior journalist this afternoon, whose opening question was: How is your health? “I made it very clear to him that if he, or any other party, thinks that spreading malicious rumours will not be met ... More >>

Cathedral work underway

Friday, 15 September 2017, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming the start of preliminary work to reinstate ChristChurch Cathedral. More >>

ACT Announces Disability Policy

Friday, 15 September 2017, 4:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT believes in a health and welfare system that supports those who genuinely need it”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT will focus on removing government bureaucracy so more resources can be directed to people in need. More >>

Opportunity for young Pacific entrepreneurs launches

Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Pacific Peoples Alfred Ngaro today welcomed an initiative from the Pacific Business Trust which will help young entrepreneurs grow their businesses More >>

Labour to boost local policing, improve community safety

Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will boost local policing by delivering 1,000 new frontline community-based police officers to deter and solve crime at the community level. More >>

Soft plastics recycling scheme for Nelson

Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Government

The roll-out of a soft plastics recycling scheme in Nelson today means New World, Countdown and Pak’nSave supermarkets in the South Island will offer the service, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

NZ strongly condemns North Korea missile launch

Friday, 15 September 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

NZ strongly condemns North Korea missile launch Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee is concerned by this morning’s launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea tracking over Japan – coming hot on the heels of threatening North Korean rhetoric directed ... More >>

ACT Will Pay Reparations To Victims Immediately & In Full

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

Victims of crime will receive their owed reparation payments immediately and in full under ACT’s new justice policy, Party Leader David Seymour announced today. More >>

Melling and Kennedy Good Bridge interchanges fast-tracked

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:56 am | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop today joined Prime Minister Bill English and Transport spokesperson Simon Bridges to announce the fast-tracking of a new interchange at Melling and the investigation and design of an interchange at Kennedy Good Bridge. More >>

Where is National’s credibility over the “Saudi Sheep” deal?

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:52 am | Green Party

The Green Party says revelations around the National Government’s “Saudi Sheep” deal shows the key argument used to justify the $11.5 million taxpayer-funded project was a fabrication. More >>

Lower Hutt transport fast-tracked

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:38 am | New Zealand National Party

National will fast-track construction of the new Melling interchange as well as the investigation and design of a new interchange at Kennedy Good – both along State Highway 2 in Lower Hutt, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More >>

Saudi cover-up a perversion of democracy

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:36 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has been exposed as dishonest after it was revealed that they were wrong to claim they paid out $11 million dollars to a Saudi businessmen after legal advice, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Parker. More >>

Updated Labour tax ad released

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:32 am | New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today released a new advertisement updated to reflect the latest changes in Labour’s tax policy, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. More >>

Staff Numbers at Labour Inspectorate Need to Trebled

Friday, 15 September 2017, 10:48 am | New Zealand First Party

The latest case of a migrant worker being treated like a slave proves again the ineptitude of Immigration New Zealand and the Labour Inspectorate, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Greens announce Christchurch rapid public transport project

Friday, 15 September 2017, 10:46 am | Green Party

The Green Party today announced a $418 million transport plan for greater Christchurch focused on creating a new network of rapid public transport lines, a city-wide bike share scheme, and safe cycling infrastructure. It accompanies a commitment to invest ... More >>

Labour supporting Te Reo Māori in schools

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:56 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will support a future where New Zealanders from every background will have the ability to use Te Reo Māori in everyday conversations, says Labour’s Deputy Leader and Māori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More >>

Milestone reached in Kaikoura rail rebuild

Friday, 15 September 2017, 8:47 am | New Zealand Government

Freight is rolling again this morning on the South Island’s Main North Line, ten months after November’s Kaikoura earthquake, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today. More >>

Winston Peters is unfit for Government

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 4:54 pm | ACT New Zealand

This morning’s shambolic appearance from Winston Peters on Morning Report proves he is not fit for government, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Dunne Speaks: Time for a Change?

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 4:21 pm | Peter Dunne

“Time for a Change” is a mantra often used by political parties seeking office to capture what they imagine to be a public mood of the time. Sometimes the call works, and sometimes it does not. The voter, after all, is always right. But political ... More >>

$44,000 to help support school teens play sport

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has awarded a number of grants to enable high school students around the country to play sport. More >>

Is National planning a secret fuel tax?

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Sources suggest National is considering a secret fuel tax to fund its controversial Roads of National Significance (RONS) programme, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Michael Wood. More >>

National to strengthen biosecurity rules

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 2:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will strengthen biosecurity rules, toughen penalties for stock rustling and help exporters add value, National Party Primary Industries Spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

Selling off Landcorp farms a backward step for farming

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 2:01 pm | Green Party

Selling off Landcorp farms is a backward step for New Zealand farming that risks our land falling into overseas ownership, and worsening water quality, the Green Party said today. More >>

Peters Speech: After The Election

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 1:50 pm | New Zealand First Party

After the election the old parties will forget you – we won’t More >>

2 Cheap Cars to pay over $320,000 for employment breaches

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 1:19 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Second hand car dealer 2 Cheap Cars Limited has been ordered to pay a $70,000 penalty, and is estimated to be liable for upwards of $250,000 in arrears, following a Labour Inspectorate investigation. More >>

New Zealand’s first amateur finance minister?

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

“A policy backdown of this scale nine days out from an election is astounding,” says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to Labour’s urgent, last minute press conference on tax policy. More >>

National will invest in the East Coast’s future

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will re-invest $24 million over 10 years in Gisborne’s road network to support strong growth in the district’s forestry sector, Economic Development and Transport spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “National is committed to delivering ... More >>

Labour desperately spins on charter schools

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:08 pm | ACT New Zealand

Labour is desperately spinning on their union-pushed policy to abolish Partnership Schools, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Two taxes down, five to go

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:55 am | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party has postponed two new taxes but has left five more in place that would slow down the New Zealand economy and restrict growth, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says. More >>

Greens: te reo Māori in all schools by 2030

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:09 am | Green Party

The Green Party has a plan for all children to learn te reo Māori at school within a generation, to support revitalising the language. More >>

New Antarctic Science Platform announced

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:40 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs Gerry Brownlee and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith have today announced that Antarctica New Zealand, in partnership with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, will jointly develop a new Antarctic ... More >>

Labour committed to fair and progressive tax system

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:24 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is committed to a tax system where everyone pays their fair share and where we start to address the imbalances that have fuelled the housing crisis, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson and Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael ... More >>

McClay – NZ-EU FTA to be fast-tracked

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:08 am | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he expects the NZ-European Union Free Trade Agreement to be formally launched later this year after the European Commission and New Zealand both finalised their respective negotiating mandates. “It’s extremely important ... More >>

Failing to lodge bonds costs landlord $38,713.76

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:00 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Invercargill landlord has been ordered to pay a total of $38,713.76 in exemplary damages and costs for failing to lodge bonds. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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