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Statement from Jami-Lee Ross on personal medical leave

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 12:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

There are times in life where you have to put your own health and family first. As a husband and a father I need to do that at this time. More >>

Better bowel care for the Bay

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Government

The Health Minister Dr David Clark says Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s new endoscopy and gastroenterology unit means more coordinated and accessible care for those affected by bowel conditions. More >>

Positive step towards Himalayan tahr control

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:55 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage said yesterday’s constructive meeting of the Himalayan Tahr Liaison Group made good progress in helping the Department of Conservation (DOC) finalise the most effective ways of stepping up control of Himalayan tahr to ... More >>

Businesses say poor Govt policies hurt growth

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:46 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government can’t continue to cling to policies that are harming the economy while trying to ignore the growing body of negative indicators, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. More >>

Another rejected offer & more teacher strikes likely

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:20 am | New Zealand National Party

News that the secondary teachers have rejected the Government’s pay offer means that the instability and potential disruption in the sector for teachers, students and parents is far from over, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Development of a new Carers’ Strategy Action Plan

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is developing a new Action Plan that will provide better support for over 430,000 New Zealanders that care for friends or family because of a health condition, injury or disability, Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced today. More >>

Govt backs down and consults on tahr cull

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:46 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie welcomes the Government finally listening to hunting groups, including the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association and the Game Animal Council, and backing down from its original position to cull tens ... More >>

Parliamentarians to attend major global conference

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:32 am | Office of the Speaker

Deputy Speaker, Hon Anne Tolley is leading a five-member delegation to Geneva, Switzerland, to the 139th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly from 13 to 18 October 2018. More >>

NZ provides $1.6m to assist Sulawesi earthquake response

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 9:27 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand will provide $1.6 million to assist emergency response efforts following the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami. More >>

PM reveals Govt’s aim is to stifle oil & gas sector

Monday, 1 October 2018, 12:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister has revealed the Government’s real agenda is to choke growth in the oil and gas sector, showing disregard for an industry that employs thousands of hard-working New Zealanders, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan ... More >>

New Ministry brings leadership and focus to housing

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:44 am | New Zealand Government

The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was opened today by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford. More >>

Tabuteau to lead NZ’s first trade delegation to South Africa

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

FletcherTabuteau Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1 October 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Tabuteau to lead New Zealand’s first trade delegation to South Africa More >>

Candidates for Epsom Electorate are In

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:53 am | ACT New Zealand

This Sunday applications closed for candidates to put their hands up to represent Epsom at Youth Parliament 2019. More >>

New disability support system launches

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:42 am | New Zealand Government

A new disability support system prototype starts today in the MidCentral DHB region, offering disabled people and whānau more flexibility and options, announced Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni and Acting Associate Minister of Health James ... More >>

Government must intervene in bus fiasco

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:23 am | New Zealand National Party

It’s time for the Government to intervene in the Wellington bus fiasco by using its powers under the Local Government Act, local National List MP Nicola Willis says. “Wellingtonians are rapidly losing confidence in the Greater Wellington Regional ... More >>

Free Press , October 1 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:22 am | ACT New Zealand

A couple of weeks ago Free Press said “All of [Jacinda Ardern’s] experience tells her good communications are more important than good policy.” And so it is the Prime Minister hires an ad agency to take photos of her in Manhattan. She has every ... More >>

Animal welfare system stronger from today

Monday, 1 October 2018, 8:46 am | New Zealand Government

Regulations to strengthen our animal welfare system come into effect from today, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor said. More >>

Petrol tax hikes further drive up cost of living

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 4:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is refusing to accept the impact it is having on the back pockets of New Zealanders by forcing through another petrol tax hike when Kiwis are already paying record prices for fuel, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Minister of Defence to open peacekeeping conference

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Defence Ron Mark will today open the annual International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centre conference. This year the conference is being held in Auckland. More >>

NZ First Votes to Introduce ACT Policy

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 2:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand First have shown a glimmer of sense after a week of terrible law-making which saw Winston Peters’ Waka-Jumping Bill pass into law by adopting an ACT Party policy on immigration,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Speech: Peters - 25th Annual New Zealand First Convention

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 2:07 pm | New Zealand First Party

Today marks a celebration of the New Zealand First Party’s first 25 years. And what a time it has been. From day one our movement has been fuelled by the expectations and hopes of those New Zealanders cast adrift by the meanness of the neo-liberal ... More >>

KiwiBuild comes to the South Island

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford today announced the first South Island KiwiBuild development in Wanaka, where there will be 211 KiwiBuild homes built over the next two years. More >>

Green Party start social support campaign

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 12:16 pm | Green Party

Green Party kick-start campaign to put the heart back into our social support system More >>

Innovative Partnerships sets sights on space

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 11:44 am | New Zealand Government

American space innovator LeoLabs has chosen to set up shop in Central Otago, establishing a phased-array radar to track small satellites and space debris – the first in the Southern Hemisphere. More >>

Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Indonesia and Thailand

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 6:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters will be seeking an update from the Indonesian Government on the impact of the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami during his regional visit. More >>

Tuvalu Language Week celebrates culture and heritage

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The theme for Tuvalu Language Week 2018 is “ Tuvalu faka’na ki te Atua. Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa ”. “ Tuvalu, trust in God. Nurture your cultural values and heritage. Serve Aotearoa ”. More >>

Doing things differently to end family and sexual violence

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Government

For the first time, chief executives from across the public service will be taking collective responsibility to end family and sexual violence in New Zealand More >>

Onehunga development shows future of state housing

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Government

A new public housing development to be built in Onehunga has been designed with disabled people in mind and will cater for any sort of tenant, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. More >>

Tabuteau to visit the UAE

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau will travel to the United Arab Emirates next week to meet with UAE Ministers and representatives of New Zealand and Emirati businesses to reinforce the importance of our bilateral ... More >>

Minister honoured to represent NZ in Tokelau visit

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi will visit Tokelau next week, the first visit by a New Zealand Government minister since 2004. More >>

A step forward for Bay of Islands healthcare

Friday, 28 September 2018, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the new Bay of Islands Hospital redevelopment means the Kawakawa facility is better placed to meet the needs of its community now and in years to come. More >>

Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board investigation concludes

Friday, 28 September 2018, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta has announced that she has now received a final report from Michael Heron QC. More >>

New vision for Pacific Aotearoa

Friday, 28 September 2018, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

“Feedback from more than 130 Pacific groups is helping to shape a refreshed Pacific Vision, which will be launched in November,” says Pacific Peoples Minister Aupito William Sio. More >>

Take a spin round Parliament from anywhere in the country

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:42 am | Office of the Clerk

See Parliament like you’ve never seen it before with a new Parliament XR app which lets you step into Parliament buildings and take a 360 degree virtual tour from anywhere in the country. More >>

New Act completes modernisation of Customs legislation

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:01 am | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Hon Kris Faafoi says a once in a generation modernisation of Customs’ legislation will be complete when a new Act comes into force on Monday. More >>

Maori Carbon Foundation hosted by Minister Jones

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:59 am | Maori Carbon Foundation

NZ must plant 100 million trees per year in order to meet the target of one billion trees over a ten year period. More >>

Building a biosecurity team of 4.7 million New Zealanders

Friday, 28 September 2018, 9:06 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor today calls on every New Zealander to help build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million as part of the Ko Tātou This Is Us campaign. More >>

Redefining successful government

Friday, 28 September 2018, 8:30 am | New Zealand Government

I bring you the warm greetings of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and can tell you that it is a true honour and a privilege to be here. More >>

NZ National Statement to United Nations General Assembly

Friday, 28 September 2018, 8:14 am | New Zealand Government

My opening remarks were in Te Reo Maori, the language of the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. As is tradition, I acknowledged those who are here, why we are here, and the importance of our work. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - September 27

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 8:21 pm | Hansard

Question No. 1—Prime Minister 1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his Government's statements and actions? More >>

NZ First Welcomes Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 7:20 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, says the passing of the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment bill this afternoon is a milestone event for parliamentary democracy. More >>

Taxes and more taxes – ACC levies could rise

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 5:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

Proposed ACC hikes released today are further cause for concern and could be the latest step for the Government to increase taxes and drive up costs on Kiwi families, National’s ACC spokesperson Tim Macindoe says. More >>

National would overturn waka jumping legislation

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:51 pm | New Zealand National Party

A National Government would repeal the undemocratic waka jumping legislation which was passed today, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill passes third reading

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Government

The Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament and will become law, Justice Minister Andrew Little said. More >>

Open banking focus for Minister

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi travels to Sydney tomorrow (Friday) to progress open banking options for New Zealand consumers. More >>

Justice Summit cost shows outlandish spending

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3:54 pm | New Zealand National Party

The true cost of the Government’s Criminal Justice Summit has been released showing the Government spent almost a million dollars on consultants alone, with the total bill reaching more than $1.6 million. More >>

Significant step to correct miscarriages of justice

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little has introduced the Bill to establish a Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). More >>

PM’s fingerprints all over Handley saga

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

The release of documents from the Government today about the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer shows there is a raft of questions the Prime Minister needs to answer, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says. More >>

Woods’ shameful abuse of process over ban law

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand National Party

Megan Woods is showing a shameful abuse of process by rushing through a Bill to ban new offshore oil and gas exploration that is bad for the economy and does nothing for climate change, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young ... More >>

Govt failing to avert capital chaos as strike looms

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is sitting on its hands over Wellington’s shambolic bus services when it should be stepping in to prevent a strike that would inflict further disruptions on the capital’s workers, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson ... More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 27 September 2018

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:46 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s statements and actions? More >>

First two expungements for historical homosexual offences

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:30 am | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced the first two expungements of unjust historical convictions under the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Act 2018. More >>

Yet another new tax from wasteful Government

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:08 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government continues to prove its only solutions to any issue are working groups or more taxes, with yet another tax confirmed today, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. More >>

Call for submissions on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Bill

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:06 am | Office of the Clerk

The Environment Committee has opened for public submissions on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill. More >>

Aluminium Waste Disposal Agreement Welcomed

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:01 am | New Zealand First Party

The $4 million deal signed in Southland to dispose of toxic ouvea premix stored on a number of locations throughout the province has been welcomed by NZ First MP Mark Patterson. More >>

Making Funded Family Care fairer

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:53 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has today announced plans to change the Funded Family Care policy, including its intention to repeal Part 4A of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Act). More >>

Pink Flats textbook example of why we need a WoF

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:14 am | Green Party

Families living in dilapidated conditions in a boarding house in Whanganui further demonstrates why a Warrant of Fitness for housing is required, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. More >>

Green Party supports teachers and principals

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:11 am | Green Party

The Green Party support teachers and principals who continue to ask for better pay that meets the huge pressures that come with educating our kids. More >>

Broadcasting Standards Authority appointments announced

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:08 am | New Zealand Government

Wellingtonian Judge Bill Hastings has been appointed as member and chair of the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA), the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Kris Faafoi announced today. Lawyer Susie Staley of Dunedin also joins ... More >>

Visitor levy to raise $80 million to future proof tourism

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 9:48 am | New Zealand Government

Cabinet has approved a new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy to be set at $35 per visitor, raising an estimated $80 million a year to go toward tourism infrastructure and conservation projects, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced ... More >>




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