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Callaghan student grants breaking records

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:59 am | New Zealand Government

Callaghan Innovation has approved the 2017/18 round of Student Experience Grants, with 139 businesses to offer 358 students paid work over the summer break, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today. More >>

National Will Reinstate Fraud-Hit Fuji Xerox

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 7:47 pm | New Zealand First Party

National Will Reinstate Fraud-Hit Fuji Xerox New Zealand First is calling National and Minister Simon Bridges out over its decision to ‘delay’ fraud-mired Fuji Xerox’s ‘suspension’ from government business. “How many weeks does Minister ... More >>

Radio New Zealand board appointment

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of experienced Wellington businessman Mike (MOD) O’Donnell to the board of Radio New Zealand. More >>

Kiwis Right to Be Concerned Over Spy Claims

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:54 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealanders should be very concerned that a principal National Party fundraiser and a list MP, highly placed inside the party, was a member of the Chinese intelligence service. More >>

$2 million to make cycle trails safer

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner today announced a funding boost of more than $2 million for safety improvements on four Great Rides in Waikato, East Coast, Hawke’s Bay and West Coast. More >>

Labour would put up income tax for average wage workers

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party is misleading New Zealand workers by trying to suggest they won’t increase income taxes, National Party Revenue spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Time off for prisoner training and treatment

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:56 pm | New Zealand National Party

Suitable, low-risk prisoners will be eligible for earlier release if they successfully complete training and treatment plans and have a low risk of reoffending, National Party Corrections spokesperson Louise Upston says. “Rehabilitation programmes work, ... More >>

Fuji Xerox All-of-Government contracts suspension continues

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:46 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Fuji Xerox New Zealand (FXNZ) has agreed to a continuation of the voluntary suspension from all current All-of-Government contracts. More >>

NZ's contribution in the WWII & South-East Asia aknowledged

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:10 pm | Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Commemorations acknowledge New Zealand’s contribution in the Second World War and South-East Asia More >>

NZEI resorts to desperate measures due to union failure

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 1:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

Unions like NZEI are the cause, not the solution of teacher shortages, ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Calculator Shows Labour’s Families Package Delivers

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has launched a new online calculator that show how much extra families with kids will get from Labour’s Families Package, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Another day, another trade deal in question - Taiwan

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:55 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s Trade Spokesperson Todd McClay says Labour needs to be clear how many trade deals it would be prepared to renegotiate in pursuit of its political point to ban foreign house buyers, following revelations yesterday it would renegotiate ... More >>

Winston Peters: Speech to Whangamata Public Meeting

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:45 am | New Zealand First Party

I want to recognise my fellow MP, Clayton Mitchell, and the New Zealand First candidate for Coromandel, Anne-Marie Andrews. More >>

Youth Justice Facilities Should Expand & Educate

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:10 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has announced Part 2 of ACT’s youth justice policy – boosting youth justice penalties and facilities while also promoting education for young offenders. More >>

Return to IT Pilot Encourages Women into Tech

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business and Employment (MBIE) and the Ministry for Women today launched a pilot to attract more women back into the technology sector. More >>

Endeavour Fund to Invest $248m in Research

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:13 am | New Zealand Government

Funding has been awarded for 68 new science research projects that will benefit New Zealand environmentally, economically, and socially, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today. More >>

Labour Leader Floats New Dairy Milksolids Tax

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:13 am | New Zealand First Party

Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern has created a new tax on live television – the Dairy Milksolids Tax. More >>

Labour guilty of flip-flop on Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:24 pm | The Maori Party

MEDIA STATEMENT 12 September, 2017 Te Ururoa Flavell Māori Party co-leader MP for Waiariki Labour guilty of flip-flop on Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the admission from a Labour candidate that it would only tweak ... More >>

Funding for historic Christchurch pumphouse buildings

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 5:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Christchurch’s historic pumphouse complex of buildings has been awarded $200,000 to help with earthquake strengthening work. More >>

Community leadership recognised with funding

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Organisations building leadership and capability in volunteering, social enterprise and the community have been recognised with funding, says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro. More >>

$11 million to redevelop two Central Otago schools

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Maniototo Area School in Ranfurly and Lawrence Area School will be redeveloped at a combined cost of around $11 million, says Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. More >>

Confusion reigns on Labour's Capital Gains tax

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 2:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

Confusion reigns on Labour's capital gains tax and where the boundaries are between that and people's inheritances, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says. More >>

Parents must face responsibility for truancy

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 2:09 pm | ACT New Zealand

Parents will face stronger consequences for their children’s truancy and offending under ACT’s youth justice policy. More >>

Gisborne Needs an Election Every Two Months

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:51 pm | New Zealand First Party

I want to recognise my fellow MPs, Fletcher Tabuteau and Clayton Mitchell, and the New Zealand First candidate for East Coast, Julian Tilley. More >>

First Te Pou Tupua appointed [4/9/17]

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Dame Tariana Turia, DNZM and Turama Hawira have been appointed to the office of Te Pou Tupua which was established under the Whanganui River Treaty settlement to act as the human face of Te Awa Tupua, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher ... More >>

Canterbury predator-free efforts acknowledged

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner have presented traps to two community groups at a Predator Free 2050 event in Christchurch today. More >>

NZ welcomes stronger sanctions on North Korea

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the prompt and unanimous United Nations Security Council Resolution imposing additional sanctions on North Korea. More >>

Labour confirms Korean trade deal at risk

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 11:50 am | New Zealand National Party

Labour must come clean about its plans to renegotiate the Korean free trade agreement which is worth billions to New Zealand’s economy and supports thousands of jobs, National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Jacinda Ardern has said this ... More >>

Healthy Families NZ a promising approach

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 11:48 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an interim evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ initiative has found it is helping communities around the country to make healthy changes. More >>

Green Party to announce student support plan

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 11:01 am | Green Party

The Green Party will announce its policy package for students at the University of Otago on Wednesday. More >>

Christchurch’s Justice Precinct officially open

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

Christchurch’s state-of-the-art Justice and Emergency Services Precinct was officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English this morning. More >>

Labour’s Media & Film Policy Will Strenghthen NZ's Identity

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 10:13 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Strengthening New Zealand’s identity through Labour’s media and film policy Labour has today launched its media and film policy aimed at strengthening New Zealand’s identity and providing sustainability for the industry, says Leader of the Opposition ... More >>

Boardroom survey gives big tick to ACT’s GST policy

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:57 am | ACT New Zealand

The Herald’s Mood of the Boardroom survey endorses ACT’s strong focus on infrastructure, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Greens support rainbow diversity in our schools

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:22 am | Green Party

The Green Party in government will put $5 million of funding into LGBTQIA+ school support services, as part of its youth mental health policy launch. “We need to ensure that every student is safe at school, and that our schools are contributing ... More >>

Labour’s house ban risks trade jobs

Monday, 11 September 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s Trade Spokesman Todd McClay says Labour has questions to answer about its deliberately vague housing ban announcement which could rip up trade deals and cost thousands of jobs New Zealanders rely upon. More >>

National steals Greens policy, calls it ‘turbo-charged’

Monday, 11 September 2017, 2:45 pm | Green Party

The National Party has the Greens to thank for what it’s calling a ‘turbo-charged’ policy – putting more money into sustainable farming practices - but it won’t be enough to take the step change we need to clean up our rivers, the Green Party ... More >>

Disney film Moana released in te reo Māori

Monday, 11 September 2017, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the first screening of the block buster movie, Moana in te reo Māori. More >>

Labour to invest in parents and babies

Monday, 11 September 2017, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will fund an additional 100 Plunket and Tamariki Ora nurses to increase the help available for vulnerable parents and babies, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. More >>

New appointments to CRI Boards announced

Monday, 11 September 2017, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Government

A number of new appointments have been made to three of the Government’s seven Crown Research Institutes, providing new talent and experience for the institutes, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today. More >>

New Callaghan Innovation Board appointments

Monday, 11 September 2017, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Two new appointments have been made to the Board of Callaghan Innovation that will provide a new set of skills and business experience, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today. More >>

Greens announce free counselling for young people

Monday, 11 September 2017, 12:45 pm | Green Party

The Green Party in government will fund free counselling for all New Zealanders aged 25 and under as part of a $260 million youth mental health package. More >>

Labour to build affordable homes in Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 11 September 2017, 11:49 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will build a mix of 240 affordable KiwiBuild starter homes for first home buyers and state homes for families in need in Napier and Hastings, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Government backs Gisborne’s Lawson Field Theatre

Monday, 11 September 2017, 11:27 am | New Zealand Government

The Lawson Field Theatre in Gisborne is receiving a capital grant of more than $400,000 towards seismic strengthening. More >>

National Releases Updated Policy Costings

Monday, 11 September 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today released an updated summary of its 2017 election campaign announcements and their impact on future budgeted expenditure. More >>

National’s housing band aid

Monday, 11 September 2017, 10:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Throwing subsidies at an under-supplied housing market is one last desperate bid by National to be seen to do something about the housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Double crewed ambulances for the regions

Monday, 11 September 2017, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says work is well underway towards double crewing all emergency road ambulances by 2021, with services in Taupo, Turangi and Te Awamutu on track to be double crewed in the coming months. More >>

Minister welcomes Māori Language Week

Monday, 11 September 2017, 8:44 am | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has issued a challenge for the 42nd Māori Language Week which starts today. More >>

Labour still hiding its real plan from New Zealanders

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 5:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour still hiding its real plan from New Zealanders The Labour Party needs to be much more upfront with New Zealanders than it is being in its so-called 100 day plan, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. "What's most noticeable about ... More >>

Greens announce Kiwi Climate Fund to tackle climate change

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 3:25 pm | Green Party

Greens announce Kiwi Climate Fund to tackle climate change The Green Party today announced a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change including replacing the Emissions Trading Scheme with a Kiwi Climate Fund. “We’re the first generation that will ... More >>

Labour’s 100 Day Plan

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Housing, families, education and environment top priorities in Labour’s 100 Day Plan Labour will take urgent action in its first 100 days in office to expand support for families and students, make rental homes warm and dry, find solutions to the ... More >>

Red zone projects to bring community together

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Red zone projects to bring community together Cantabrians are a step closer to reconnecting with Residential Red Zone (RRZ) land thanks to a joint effort between the Government and a local trust, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner ... More >>

National pumps up house prices with HomeStart bribe

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 1:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

National's latest bribe will only drive up house prices and shows neither major party even wants to fix the housing crisis, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

National to increase support for first home buyers

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 1:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

National to increase support for first home buyers National will make it easier for first home buyers to get a deposit by doubling the financial support available when buying an existing house, and increasing it for new builds, Ms Amy Adams and ... More >>

Rua Kēnana pardon agreement signed

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 6:43 pm | New Zealand Government

An agreement paving the way for a statutory pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana has today been signed by the Crown and his descendants and Ngā Toenga o ngā Tamariki a Iharaira me ngā uri o Maungapōhatu. More >>

Speech: Peters - The New Generation Supergold Card

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 4:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

Speech: The New Generation Supergold Card Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, 2pm, Saturday, September 9 Ladies and gentlemen, this is an election being conducted as though there is no tomorrow and no other economy but ours. There is serious global ... More >>

Increased support for quake-threatened heritage

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 3:32 pm | New Zealand National Party

Increased support for quake-threatened heritage National will support the preservation of New Zealand’s historic buildings with a $30 million investment in quake-strengthening work, Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson Maggie Barry has announced. “We recognise ... More >>

Pacific leaders celebrated

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Government

9 September 2017 Media Statement Pacific leaders celebrated Honouring the past, celebrating the present and inspiring future generations of young Pacific New Zealanders is the goal for an event being held tonight, says Minister for Pacific Peoples, Alfred Ngaro. ... More >>

ChristChurch Cathedral to be reinstated

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Government

ChristChurch Cathedral to be reinstated Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says she’s delighted that ChristChurch Cathedral will be reinstated. The Anglican Synod today voted in favour of the Government’s offer ... More >>

A Drag Race Fuelled with Taxpayer Money

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:59 pm | ACT New Zealand

The current Government taxes and spends $80 billion every year, a figure surpassing the wildest dreams of the welfare state's architects. After this campaign cycle, the figure will be even higher. More >>

Pacific region cooperate on North Korea

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Pacific region cooperate on North Korea Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has returned to New Zealand after attending the 48th annual Pacific Islands Forum in Samoa, on behalf of Prime Minister Bill English. “During the Forum, Pacific Leaders discussed ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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