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Labour MP tackling food waste in New Zealand

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Environment Select Committee has unanimously agreed to Labour MP Angie Warren-Clark’s proposal for a targeted briefing about food waste in New Zealand. More >>

More people in need of housing this winter

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Latest figures from the Housing Quarterly Report show more New Zealanders in need of housing are coming forward to ask for help, Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says. More >>

NZ First Invites Private Sector to Engage PGF

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:22 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau says today’s launch of the Guide to the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is a significant milestone for New Zealand First as we continue to deliver on our promise to support the regions. More >>

Provincial Growth Fund gains momentum

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Today’s launch of the Guide to the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will give regions greater clarity on the Government’s priorities for the PGF and how to tailor their applications, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. More >>

Pare Hauraki sign collective redress Deed

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown has signed the Pare Hauraki Collective Redress Deed with iwi of Hauraki at a ceremony held today at Parliament, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little, has announced today. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 2 August 2018

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:59 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in the Government’s management of the New Zealand economy? More >>

Install latest version of gaming policy, say Greens

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:06 am | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the latest figures that New Zealand’s game development industry earned a record $143 million in the last financial year and is urging practical policies to kick this into overdrive. More >>

Awards celebrate Art changing lives

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:28 am | New Zealand Government

Over 200 people celebrated the role of Art in transforming lives and promoting inclusiveness at The Te Putanga Toi Awards at Parliament last night. More >>

Game development industry’s record-breaking rise

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 10:11 am | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran welcomes the results of an independent survey released today that shows New Zealand’s game development industry earned a record $143 million in the last financial year. More >>

National shows its true colours on overseas buyers

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 7:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Finance Minister David Parker said he is saddened by National’s attempts to amend the ban on foreign buyers to make it easier for the wealthiest foreigners to outbid New Zealanders. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - August 1

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 6:34 pm | Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Question No. 1—Prime Minister 1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his Government's policies and actions? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Acting Prime Minister) ... More >>

Minister won’t rule out new mines on conservation land

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage is increasingly showing how hamstrung she is as she won’t rule out new mines on conservation land and the Government’s competing coalition priorities continue to pull her in opposite directions, National’s Conservation ... More >>

Funding provides employment opportunities for 75

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Seventy five young people in Hawkes Bay are being supported into employment through LIFT’s He Poutama Rangatahi Hikina programme, said Minister of Employment Willie Jackson who announced funding of $375,000 for the programme today. More >>

Job losses on the way for export education sector

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s proposed changes to post-study work rights for international students could cost New Zealand 1000 jobs and up to $1.4 billion, just as the economy starts to cool and unemployment starts to rise, say National’s Tertiary Education spokespeople ... More >>

Bill to establish health targets introduced

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

The targets that have underpinned improvements in New Zealanders’ health over the past twelve years could become an enduring part of our health system if a Members’ Bill introduced to the ballot becomes law, National’s Health spokesperson Michael ... More >>

Govt must explain Kingi appointment

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

Dr Pauline Kingi has done the right thing in stepping down as Chair of the inquiry into Wally Haumaha’s appointment as Deputy Police Commissioner but the Government must explain how she was appointed in the first place, National’s Police spokesperson ... More >>

Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Singapore

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Singapore overnight to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum and East Asia Summit Ministerial Meetings. More >>

Labour only has itself to blame for teachers strikes

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 3:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

With the first teachers strikes since 1994 set to go ahead later this month, it’s clear the Government has lost control of the situation and needs get back round the negotiating table to prevent disruption to kids’ learning, National’s Education ... More >>

Panel appointed to re-write 2014 Family Court reforms

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Three experts have been appointed to an Independent Panel to examine the changes made to the family justice system in 2014 by the previous National Government, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. More >>

New chair for Pharmac

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced that former Vice-Chancellor of Massey University and senior Cabinet minister Steve Maharey has been appointed as chair of Pharmac. More >>

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Tribunal Bill introduced

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little has introduced a Bill to help Cantabrians resolve outstanding residential insurance claims from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. More >>

Employment rates at record high

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Government

It is heartening to see the economy continuing to add jobs at a good pace, and that wage growth is picking up for hard-working Kiwis, Employment Minister Willie Jackson says. More >>

Govt delivering higher unemployment, lower real wages

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s anti-growth policies are hitting home, with the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand showing the number of people unemployed has increased by 4000 in the last three months, says National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams. More >>

Welcome back, Jacinda - you own the economy now

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

"The Prime Minister will return to work tomorrow to inherit a flagging economy of her Government’s making", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 1 August 2018

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:04 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies and actions? More >>

Support for volunteering grants announced

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:42 am | New Zealand Government

Over $1,000,000 in grants has been provided to community organisations to promote and support volunteering, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Peeni Henare announced today. More >>

Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:51 am | New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced that applications for funding to improve racecourse safety is now open. More >>

New Zealand expresses concern over Cambodia’s elections

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has expressed New Zealand’s concern over Cambodia’s general elections in which the main opposition party was excluded. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - July 31

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 4:27 pm | Hansard

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his Government's policies and actions? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Acting Prime Minister) : The answer to that question is "Most definitely". Hon ... More >>

Govt blocks report on Electoral Integrity Bill

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 4:19 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s actions today, blocking the public release of the Justice Select Committee draft report on the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill, show the extent it will go to hide critical advice on the Bill, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson ... More >>

A Greener way to measure success

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 2:26 pm | Green Party

Green Party Co-Leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw have welcomed today’s announcement by Statistics New Zealand that a broad set of indicators will be developed to measure the nation’s success. More >>

Business confidence plummets to GFC levels

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 1:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s reckless and low-growth approach to running the economy is yet again on display with business confidence dropping to levels not seen since the global financial crisis, says Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges. More >>

Kingi must be stood down from inquiry

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 1:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

Dr Pauline Kingi must be immediately stood down as Chair of the inquiry into the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner following revelations she has endorsed him on LinkedIn 23 times, National’s Police spokesperson Chris ... More >>

Health Minister congratulates NZ Blood Service

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has congratulated the New Zealand Blood Service and its thousands of donors for helping to save or improve the lives of more than half a million people in the past two decades. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 31 July 2018

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 11:41 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies and actions? More >>

Work gets underway to develop better measures of success

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

Work gets underway to develop better measures of New Zealand’s success The Minister of Statistics today launched the development of a new comprehensive set of environmental, social and economic indicators to better measure New Zealand’s overall wellbeing ... More >>

First foundations laid for China-NZ Year of Tourism

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:26 am | New Zealand Government

The first foundations have been laid for the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism, with a new website launched and funding for a major exhibition at Te Papa, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. More >>

Immigration Minister asleep at the wheel

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 9:59 am | New Zealand National Party

Immigration Minister Iain-Lees Galloway’s refusal to investigate how widespread visa fraud is among Sri Lankan students is another example of Labour going soft on things Kiwis care about, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse ... More >>

Select committee process on Electoral Bill a farce

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 9:07 am | New Zealand National Party

The Justice Select Committee’s failure to make changes or report on the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill is an indictment on the Government’s respect for good parliamentary process, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

Govt must support synthetic cannabis Bill

Monday, 30 July 2018, 6:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

If Winston Peters is serious about cracking down on synthetic cannabis with the ‘greatest urgency’, he must support National MP Simeon Brown’s Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill currently before ... More >>

Community Internship Programme now open for applications

Monday, 30 July 2018, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Peeni Henare Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector 30 July 2018 Community Internship Programme now open for applications More >>

$1 million for Victoria vanity project

Monday, 30 July 2018, 2:28 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Victoria University has confirmed that it will waste almost $1 million on a vanity project to rename the university”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Shaw: New Zealand’s journey to net zero

Monday, 30 July 2018, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Government

He waka eke noa. We're all in this together: New Zealand's journey to net zero Hon James Shaw Climate Change More >>

Peters: Exercising Government through Parliament

Monday, 30 July 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Government

The role of the Prime Minister has evolved along with our constitution. Core functions of the role remain the same–such as chairing Cabinet and key cabinet committees, appointing and dismissing ministers, and advising the Governor-General to call a ... More >>

Funding round open for international student wellbeing

Monday, 30 July 2018, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Funding of $750,000 will be targeted at projects aimed at supporting the wellbeing of international students, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

More certainty in construction sector smooths boom and bust

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

The 2018 National Construction Pipeline Report released today shows signs of sustained growth for the next six years, Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa says. More >>

Immigration tinkering putting tertiary sector at risk

Monday, 30 July 2018, 9:21 am | New Zealand National Party

The international education sector risks losing up to $40 million a year if the Government implements changes to make it harder for international students studying graduate diplomas to get post-study work visas, National MPs Michael Woodhouse and Simeon ... More >>

NZ Biosecurity Awards open for business

Monday, 30 July 2018, 9:08 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor says Kiwis can celebrate those helping to keep our flora, fauna and vital primary sectors safe by nominating them for New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. More >>

Education Minister’s comment on National’s class size u-turn

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Government

“After nine years refusing to fund education properly, the National opposition’s u-turn on class sizes and early childhood quality is just not believable,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

SPEECH: Simon Bridges - National Party Annual Conference

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 3:59 pm | New Zealand National Party

It is such a pleasure to be addressing you as leader of this amazing party, which I’m proud to have been a member of for 25 years. More >>

National commits to more primary teachers

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 3:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has announced National’s commitment to increasing the number of primary teachers to reduce class sizes and give kids more teacher time. More >>

NZ plummets down business confidence ranks

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 5:50 pm | New Zealand National Party

NZ plummets down business confidence ranks New Zealand has tumbled from top to bottom of the OECD business confidence rankings with the most recent data revealing New Zealand has the second lowest level of business confidence in the developed world, ... More >>

Be proud of your language and protect its future

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11:42 am | New Zealand Government

Be proud of your language and protect its future “Be proud of your language and protect its future” is the theme of this year’s Cook Islands Language Week. “This is a very pertinent theme for Cook Islanders because use of the language is declining ... More >>

More ideas where Partnership Schools came from

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11:20 am | ACT New Zealand

"The ACT Party congratulates Simon Bridges on coming around to Partnership Schools and promising to reinstate them when next in Government”, says Party Leader David Seymour. More >>

National to reinstate & expand partnership schools

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11:19 am | New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today announced its commitment to reinstating partnership schools and enhancing the model to allow for specialist partnership schools that focus on certain areas like science and technology, National’s Education spokesperson ... More >>

Inquiry into the 2017 General Election

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:28 pm | Office of the Clerk

The Justice Committee has initiated an inquiry into national and local elections in New Zealand. It is an established convention that the committee undertakes a cross-party inquiry every three years to review our electoral law and make recommendations to ... More >>

Govt must act now to reduce synthetic drug harm

Friday, 27 July 2018, 3:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Coroner’s report released this morning showing there had been between 40-45 deaths in the last 12 months as a result of synthetic drug use is cause for great concern, and action needs to be taken now, Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga says. More >>

Kiki Kiwi teaches kids about impact of littering

Friday, 27 July 2018, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Government

A new school litter reduction resource for 5-11 year olds will help children understand the impact of dumping litter in the environment, Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said today. More >>

Government invests in Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration

Friday, 27 July 2018, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Tuia – Encounters 250, the national commemoration which will mark 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans has been given a $3.5 million funding boost, Acting Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced ... More >>

Minister brokers Accord on safe nurse staffing

Friday, 27 July 2018, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon David Clark Minister of Health 27 July 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Minister brokers Accord on safe nurse staffing Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced a joint accord between District Health Boards, the Nurses Organisation ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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