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Reserve Bank Act Review – Terms of Reference for Phase 2

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance 7 June 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Reserve Bank Act Review – Terms of Reference for Phase 2 released The Terms of Reference for Phase 2 of the Review of the Reserve Bank Act were released today by ... More >>

Projects funded through Te Pūnaha Hihiko

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister for Māori Development MEDIA STATEMENT 7 June 2018 More >>

Critical opportunity for feedback on climate law

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 1:40 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Climate Change Spokesperson Todd Muller is encouraging all New Zealanders to ensure their voices are heard as the Government consults on its proposed Zero Carbon Bill. More >>

Minister admits political bias in Provincial Fund

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones’ admission this morning that his Provincial Growth Fund is a political tool is backed up by new figures released this morning revealing Northland as the main recipient of taxpayers’ money, National’s Regional Economic Development ... More >>

NZers are invited to help decide new climate change law

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon James Shaw Minister for Climate Change 07 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT New Zealanders are invited to help decide new climate change law The next major step to reduce New Zealand’s emissions and build our resilience to climate change is underway, Climate ... More >>

Reviews target problems, improve lives, save millions

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Government work to involve experts and ordinary New Zealanders in solving some big challenges, find solutions that last beyond a three year cycle, and improve lives also have the potential to save tax payers millions in the long run, Prime Minister ... More >>

Prime Minister Must Reconsider Oil And Gas Ban

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister must urgently revisit her Government’s decision to end oil and gas exploration for the good of New Zealand, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Does Govt Know Cost of Zero Carbon Act?

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 10:08 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government may have repeated its oil and gas debacle by signing up to a radical target without considering the consequences, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Cost of Working Groups $114m and Counting

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:08 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s obsession with working groups has at least a $114 million price tag but the real cost comes in the form of lost opportunities, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Kiwis Can’t Trust Nats on Stealth Tax Hikes

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 3:36 pm | ACT New Zealand

National’s apparent u-turn on 'bracket creep' shows it can’t be trusted to stick up for taxpayers, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Amy Adams tried to catch Grant Robertson out today when he appeared before the Finance and Expenditure Committee. ... More >>

Govt Must Act Quickly on Remaining EQC Claims

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 3:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

The report by the Independent Ministerial Advisor for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) released today is a step in the right direction, but requires the Government to take immediate action, National’s EQC Spokesperson Stuart Smith says. More >>

NZ Joins Women Political Leaders From Across the Globe

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:52 pm | Office of the Speaker

New Zealand Joins Women Political Leaders From Across the Globe to Share Momentum for Change More >>

Small Businesses Shut Out of Tax Working Group

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

Small businesses continue to be treated with contempt by the Ardern-Peters Government with the Revenue Minister today exposing the lack of representation of small business owners on the Tax Working Group, National’s Revenue Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... More >>

Member’s Bill to stop child sex offenders at border

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott has lodged a Member’s Bill to protect vulnerable children by stopping New Zealand child sex offenders from leaving the country without police approval. More >>

Wide range of EQC reforms to speed up claims

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has received a report outlining the need for a wide range of reforms to speed up the resolution of outstanding EQC claims, says EQC Minister Megan Woods. More >>

Draft National Planning Standards aim to make plans easier

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Government

6 June 2018 Draft National Planning Standards aim to make plans easier to prepare and to use More >>

Bolger appointment shows Labour and Nats indistinguishable

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:42 am | ACT New Zealand

The appointment of a former National Prime Minister to a Labour-led Government’s working group shows the parties have become virtually indistinguishable, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Halbert proud to support our workers on minimum wage

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:08 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Northcote Labour candidate Shanan Halbert today reiterated his support for workers on the minimum wage. More >>

ShakeOut 2018: kids lead whanau to emergency preparedness

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:58 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi today launched New Zealand ShakeOut 2018, the national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, at Wilford School in Lower Hutt. More >>

Green Party welcomes HNZ fronting on meth testing scandal

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:52 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the belated fronting by Housing New Zealand today on the bogus meth contamination of houses and agrees HNZ should consider repaying tenants costs associated with their evictions. More >>

Seymour defends vegan freedom

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:08 am | ACT New Zealand

The idea that an organisation that wishes to hire a person with similar ethical beliefs could be ‘discriminatory’ is a nonsense, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Napier–Wairoa Rail A Win On All Fronts

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 9:50 am | New Zealand Government

The first work train in six years on the Napier-Wairoa rail line is a win-win-win milestone for the greater Hawke’s Bay, says Associate Minister for Forestry, Meka Whaitiri. More >>

Budget 2018 to improve the lives for Pasifika people

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 9:36 am | New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government’s focus on transforming the way we collectively work to improve the lives of New Zealanders by prioritising health, education and housing in Budget 2018 will improve the lives of Pacific families, says Minister for Pacific ... More >>

Ballast drop day for Wairoa-Napier line

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 9:13 am | New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones will today mark the return of trains on the Napier to Wairoa line for the first time in six years. More >>

Education Budget full of holes

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 4:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

At a Select Committee hearing today Chris Hipkins confirmed that there are a number of holes in Labour’s education budget, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. More >>

New WHO physical activity plan to help people

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr David Clark Minister of Health Hon Grant Robertson Minister for Sport and Recreation 5 June, 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT New WHO physical activity plan to help people around the world get out and active Health Minister Dr David Clark and Sport and ... More >>

Chilling effects on business piling up

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s naïve and muddled decision-making is hurting business and investment confidence across the economy, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Compulsory bargaining will hurt competitiveness

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s determination to force workers and industries to collectively bargain wages and conditions will drive down the competitiveness of our employers, while undercutting workers’ rights to tailor employment contracts to suit themselves, ... More >>

Largest intake of Police recruits in decade

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Police recruitment has stepped up a gear with the largest intake of recruits in more than a decade beginning training at the Royal New Zealand Police College near Porirua. More >>

Good farming practice plan a step forward for water quality

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Government

A plan to help farmers and growers reduce their impact on fresh water, through good farming practices, has been launched today. More >>

Government’s Fair Pay Agreement work to begin

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Iain Lees-Galloway Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety MEDIA STATEMENT 5 June 2018 Government’s Fair Pay Agreement work to begin The Government’s work on establishing Fair Pay Agreements, helping design a collective bargaining system ... More >>

Lack of process on exploration decision alarming

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

The horror show of the Government’s lack of process on the decision to end offshore exploration runs on and on, National Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. More >>

Did Greens veto original oil and gas plan?

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

Emails released today by the Government show James Shaw may have vetoed the Government’s original plan for a moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Jacinda Ardern’s plans following the birth of her baby

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s plans following the birth of her baby The Prime Minister’s Office has released details of arrangements around the birth of the Prime Minister’s baby. The baby – the first child for Jacinda Ardern and her ... More >>

Marrakesh Treaty to bring global Braille resources to NZ

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 11:45 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has taken the next step towards ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty with the release of a draft Bill for public consultation, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi announced today . More >>

Former student politicians ignore Cabinet rules

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 11:06 am | ACT New Zealand

The former student politicians running the Government have simply ignored the important principle that significant decisions should be decided collectively by Cabinet, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Proactive Release of Block Offer Documents

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

On 12 April 2018, the Rt Hon Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that there will be no further offshore petroleum exploration permits granted. On the same day, Minister Woods announced the start of consultation with iwi and hapū on the proposed Block ... More >>

Government finances in line with forecasts

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 10:17 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance 5 June 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Government finances in line with forecasts The Government’s surplus, revenue, expenses and net debt are all tracking in line with forecasts, according to the latest monthly ... More >>

Celebrating Matariki Tu Rākau on Arbour Day

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:05 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Meka Whaitiri Associate Minister of Forestry 5 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Celebrating Matariki Tu Rākau on Arbour Day Associate Forestry Minister Meka Whaitiri says that planting trees is set to become a new popular tradition across New Zealand under ... More >>

New play space to make Parliament more family friendly

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:00 am | Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

A children’s play space is to be constructed on the smaller of Parliament’s front lawns to encourage families to visit Parliament and to make that experience more welcoming, enjoyable, and accessible, for children and adults alike. More >>

Action on plastic announced on World Environment Day

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 8:59 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Eugenie Sage Associate Minister for the Environment 5 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Action on plastic announced on World Environment Day More >>

Honours for serving our Ethnic Communities

Monday, 4 June 2018, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Honours for serving our Ethnic Communities Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa congratulates all the Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients that have been recognised for services to Ethnic Communities. “It is wonderful that those who have served ... More >>

ACT the only principled party on Super

Monday, 4 June 2018, 3:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf’s comments to Interest.co.nz that our superannuation age must rise vindicates ACT’s position on the issue, says Leader David Seymour. More >>

Simon Bridges congratulates Sir Bill English

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:25 am | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Simon Bridges has congratulated Sir Bill English on being honoured for his immense contribution to New Zealand over a 27-year career. More >>

Conservation and community achievements honoured

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:23 am | New Zealand Government

The achievements of dedicated conservation and environmental leaders and volunteers have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list released today. More >>

Congratulations to Defence Force Honours recipients

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Ron Mark Minister of Defence 4 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Congratulations to Defence Force Honours recipients Minister of Defence Ron Mark extends his thanks and congratulations to the Defence Force personnel named in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday ... More >>

Media and technology sectors honoured

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:21 am | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has congratulated media and technology recipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours. More >>

Pacific women’s contributions highlighted

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:21 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples 04 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Pacific women’s contributions highlighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio congratulates the Pacific recipients who have ... More >>

Ta Hekenukumai Busby honoured

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:19 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Kelvin Davis Minister for Crown/Māori relations 4 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Ta Hekenukumai Busby honoured “An esteemed kaumatua, a master waka builder, a spirited adventurer with a curious mind; it is a privilege to honour Hek Busby today as he ... More >>

Recognising arts and cultural champions

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:18 am | New Zealand Government

4 June 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Recognising arts and cultural champions Thirty-five New Zealanders who have made outstanding contributions to arts and culture have been deservedly recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours Minister ... More >>

More women take Top(p) honours

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:17 am | New Zealand Government

4 June 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT More women take Top(p) honours Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated the 192 New Zealanders recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours list, noting that 56 per cent are women, making it ... More >>

Digital economy discussions at Singapore Conference

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Clare Curran Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister for Government Digital Services 3 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Digital economy discussions at Singapore Conference Digital Media and Government Digital Services Minister Clare ... More >>

Uncertainty reigns over Govt’s immigration policy

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 1:32 pm | New Zealand National Party

Months of confusion and uncertainty about the Government’s immigration policy will barely be quelled by today’s half-baked announcement, National’s Immigration Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

Pump track great new asset for former Red Zone

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Government

A state-of-the-art pump track is a great new asset for the Residential Red Zone (RRZ), Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods says. More >>

International to pay more than locals for Great Walks

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Eugenie Sage Minister of Conservation 2 June 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT International visitors to pay more than locals for Great Walks International visitors will pay more than locals for DOC huts and campsites on New Zealand’s four most popular ... More >>

Draft NZ International Education Strategy released

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:07 am | New Zealand Government

A world-class and sustainable international education sector is important for New Zealand to remain a thriving and globally connected country, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Changes for international student post-study work rights

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:03 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Immigration MEDIA STATEMENT 2 June 2018 Changes proposed for international student post-study work rights Proposals to change student post-study work rights announced today will help eliminate migrant exploitation and make sure that migrants ... More >>

Major flaws with R&D tax credits policy

Friday, 1 June 2018, 3:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s R&D tax credit policy has major flaws – it only benefits a small group of large companies, does nothing to help smaller businesses looking to grow, and will likely lead to rorting of the system, National’s Science and ... More >>

Council pushes through tax despite opposition

Friday, 1 June 2018, 3:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Auckland Council is clearly not listening to Aucklanders after making the decision to push forward with the Regional Fuel Tax despite the clear public opposition, says National’s Local Government Auckland spokesperson Denise Lee. More >>

Another underwhelming package for Northland

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is proving again that it is all talk and little substance in regional New Zealand with its announcements in Northland today, National’s Transport Spokesman Jami-Lee Ross and Regional Development Spokesman Paul Goldsmith say. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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