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Top honours for Passchendaele competition tied

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Two students have tied for first place in the Passchendaele multi-media competition, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs David Bennett announced. Wellington’s Neakiry Kivi and Tauranga’s Amanda Yang were the two year 13 students to jointly take out ... More >>

ACT Party list will provide stability and spine

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT will release its candidate list on July 9, Party Leader David Seymour has announced. More >>

Come on – come clean Minister

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Jonathan Coleman has to come clean on why he is sitting on a report that looks at the Ministry of Health’s performance, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Contempt of court report welcomed

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today tabled the Law Commission’s report on proposals to modernise New Zealand’s contempt of court laws. More >>

Barclay steps down as candidate for 2017 election

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

National MP Todd Barclay has today announced he will not stand as the candidate for Clutha-Southland in the 2017 election, and will leave Parliament at the end of this term. More >>

NZ to help Pacific combat money laundering

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a significant boost to support Pacific island countries comply with international anti-money laundering standards. More >>

Online job ads continue growing strongly

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith says the latest Jobs Online report shows strong growth in online job advertisements at 11.8 per cent in the year to May 2017. More >>

Group appointed to develop new code of conduct for finances

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Nine people have been appointed to a working group to develop the new code of conduct for financial advice, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean announced today. More >>

Oral Questions - 21 June 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 11:34 am | Office of the Clerk

1. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Police: Has she, or the former Minister of Police, been briefed by Police about any political interference or obstruction of justice in the Police investigation into allegations that MP Todd Barclay recorded a private ... More >>

William Wallace Awards nominations open

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 11:13 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Children Anne Tolley says nominations are open for the 2017 William Wallace Awards which recognises outstanding achievements by young people in care. More >>

Settlement of Kaikōura claims progressing well

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:10 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee says settlement offers for the majority of claims from the Kaikōura earthquake are on track to be made by the end of the year. More >>

Funding approved for Auckland’s Lincoln Road improvements

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:04 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming the approval of $46.4 million in advanced funding by the NZ Transport Agency to Auckland Transport for the construction of the Lincoln Road Corridor Improvements Project. More >>

Dunne Speaks: Time for the full story on Pike River

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 8:26 am | Peter Dunne

Like most New Zealanders, I was shocked that November weekend in 2010 when the reality struck that 29 men had perished in the Pike River Mine. My initial reaction was like that of so many people – that everything possible should be done to retrieve their ... More >>

Speech: Peter Dunne - Achievements in digital transformation

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Peter Dunne Minister of Internal Affairs 20 June 2017 Speech Milestones and Achievements in digital transformation: GCIO Stakeholder event Parliament Buildings Kia ora and good evening everyone. Welcome to all of you to celebrate the achievement ... More >>

$6m for more youth enterprise initiatives

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye tonight announced details of the $6 million investment over four years under Budget 2017 to fund more youth enterprise initiatives. Ms Kaye made the announcement at Victoria University’s Rutherford Building in Wellington, ... More >>

PM Ducking for Cover on Pike River Re-Entry

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 5:19 pm | New Zealand First Party

PM Ducking for Cover on Pike River Re-Entry But There’s a Case to Answer More >>

Questions and Answers - June 20

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 5:13 pm | Hansard

1. CHRIS BISHOP (National) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on growth in New Zealand's economy? More >>

PM’s leadership in question over Barclay affair

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

PM’s leadership in question over Barclay affair The Prime Minister must belatedly show some leadership and compel Todd Barclay to front up to the Police, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “Twice today Bill English has been found wanting in this ... More >>

PM Recklessly Ignores Fuji Fraud Scandal

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 4:47 pm | New Zealand First Party

PM Recklessly Ignores Fuji Fraud Scandal New Zealanders should be concerned over the government’s reaction to the massive $500 million Fuji Xerox fraud. “The Prime Minister reluctantly admitted that it might be time to see if there has been ... More >>

Barclay Fiasco Exposes National’s Low Standards

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 4:44 pm | New Zealand First Party

The people of Clutha-Southland now know their National MPs play fast and loose with the truth, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. “Their current MP got out of a sticky situation thanks to hush ... More >>

Scholarships for aspiring Pacific health professionals

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nicky Wagner Associate Minister of Health 20 June 2017 Media Statement Scholarships for aspiring Pacific health professionals Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is congratulating 25 tertiary students awarded Pacific Health Scholarships during ... More >>

Another memory lapse by Coleman?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister of Health ‘couldn’t recall’ whether the Director General of Health Chai Chuah offered his resignation over the Budget funding fiasco involving the country’s District Health Boards, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Partnership Schools achieve excellence on attendance

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 3:30 pm | ACT New Zealand

New data on school attendance reveals fantastic engagement of students at Partnership Schools, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Legislation Bill introduced

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Government

A bill to improve public access to the law has been introduced to Parliament, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. “This Government is committed to producing an accessible, clear and up-to-date statute book,” Mr Finlayson said. “The Legislation ... More >>

Shortlist announced for Christchurch social housing transfer

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Three Community Housing Providers have been given the opportunity to present formal proposals to take over up to 2500 Housing New Zealand properties and tenancies in Christchurch, the Government announced today. More >>

Minister celebrates World Refugee Day

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to celebrate the strength, courage and tenacity of refugees around the world and acknowledge the contribution they make here in New Zealand, says Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse. More >>

The Poor Can Forget Their Greens

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:31 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealanders have been sold out by the Greens big time, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

PACER Plus NIA released as agreement tabled

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay tabled the PACER Plus trade and development agreement in Parliament today and has released the National Interest Analysis (NIA), which sets out the benefits of this landmark agreement. More >>

Disability Rights Commissioner appointed

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:54 am | New Zealand Government

Disability advocate and former paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission’s next Disability Rights Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. The position of Disabilities Rights Commissioner ... More >>

Oral Questions - 20 June 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:48 am | Office of the Clerk

1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on growth in New Zealand’s economy? More >>

Bill English needs to come clean over Barclay

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:22 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Bill English needs to explain why he failed to be upfront with the public over the actions of Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay, following revelations that he knew about the secretly recorded conversations in the MP’s electorate office, says Labour ... More >>

Tap turned ‘on’ for Gisborne water recharge project

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:15 am | New Zealand Government

A trial project to recharge the Makauri aquifer near Gisborne and deliver an economic boost to the region has been officially started by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today. More >>

Brand new school facilities enhance refugee education

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:46 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe is today, on World Refugee Day, welcoming the opening of new education facilities at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland. More >>

Million-container milestone for Port of Tauranga

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:32 am | New Zealand Government

Million-container milestone for Port of Tauranga Transport Minister Simon Bridges has congratulated the Port of Tauranga today, as the one millionth container this year passes through its terminal. “The Port of Tauranga is a leading New Zealand ... More >>

National Killing Rail Slowly

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:52 am | New Zealand First Party

KiwiRail's new Chinese-built locomotives are proving to be duds, says New Zealand First. More >>

More investment in apprentices

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:51 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Louise Upston Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment More >>

Private sector expertise for Expo 2020 steering group

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:38 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced three senior appointments to oversee New Zealand’s involvement in Expo 2020, being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). More >>

Minister, show some backbone and front up and debate

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:12 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Meka Whaitiri MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MEDIA STATEMENT 20 July 2017 Minister, show some backbone and front up and debate More >>

Finding new ways to support people with long-term pain

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:09 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is praising an innovative programme in the Far North which aims to better support people with long-term musculoskeletal conditions. More >>

Green Party to welcome 5,000 refugees to New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 8:23 am | Green Party

This World Refugee Day, the Green Party is committing to welcoming 5,000 refugees per year to New Zealand , to ensure we are doing our bit to help people who have been forced to flee their homes around the world. More >>

Fulbright New Zealand grantees congratulated

Monday, 19 June 2017, 8:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation 19 June 2017 Media Statement Fulbright New Zealand grantees congratulated More >>

Minister and Mayor host inaugural City Leaders’ Forum

Monday, 19 June 2017, 8:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister and Mayor host inaugural City Leaders’ Forum The inaugural City Leaders’ Forum was an open, productive and engaging discussion on the city’s regeneration, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch ... More >>

New campaign to educate on Consumer Guarantees Act

Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Media Statement New campaign to educate on Consumer Guarantees Act A new information programme has been launched to educate New Zealand businesses and consumers about their rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister ... More >>

Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions

Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Government

19 June 2017 Media Statement Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has marked the 20th anniversary of the Green Prescription initiative, which has seen around 400,000 medication-free healthy lifestyle prescriptions ... More >>

Budget 2017: New classroom for Houghton Valley School

Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Houghton Valley School in Wellington will receive funding to build a new classroom as part of Budget 2017, Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today. More >>

New proposals to simplify personal income tax

Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax. More >>

Peters: The farcical virtuous circle

Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:37 pm | New Zealand First Party

Fully aware as one’s experience tells you that this is not an audience susceptible to conversion when the facts are laid out. More >>

Police to test victim video statements

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:38 am | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Paula Bennett and Justice Minister Amy Adams say using digital devices to take onsite statements from victims of family violence will reduce the stress on victims, save Police time and create richer evidence for the courts. More >>

Nats’ HAM-fisted housing crisis denial

Monday, 19 June 2017, 10:18 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s decision to knowingly release a flawed Housing Affordability Measure that underestimates the cost of housing is the latest evidence of their housing crisis denial, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Another chance to pay women more

Monday, 19 June 2017, 10:15 am | Green Party

The Government should step up to ensure mental health support workers are paid more, the Green Party said today. “Mental health support workers do important and difficult work in our communities. But because the workforce is largely female, they are not ... More >>

Financial Markets Authority appointment

Monday, 19 June 2017, 10:00 am | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Longworth to the Financial Markets Authority. More >>

Seymour challenges MPs to confront opinion on assisted dying

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:03 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is welcoming another poll that shows overwhelming public support for legalising assisted dying. The Horizon Poll commissioned by the End-of-Life Choice Society shows support at 75 per cent in favour, versus 11 per cent opposed. More >>

New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 9:59 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

New Pike footage builds compelling case for mine re-entry New footage of the Pike River Mine deep inside the operation, revealing no fire damage or signs of an inferno, provides a compelling reason to grant the families of Pike River’s victims their ... More >>

NZDF engineers home from Sinai task

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 9:55 pm | New Zealand Government

NZDF engineers home from Sinai task Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has congratulated New Zealand Defence Force engineers who arrived home from the Sinai today on “a job well done”. The detachment carried out key infrastructure projects for the ... More >>

Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will get tough on slum boarding houses The next Labour-led Government will legislate a Warrant of Fitness based on tough minimum standards to clean out slum boarding houses, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “It’s not ... More >>

Government’s open data gets $7.2 million boost

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders will get access to more ‘open data’, with $7.2 million earmarked for the next three years to speed its release, Statistics Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Open data helps businesses, councils, community and charitable ... More >>

Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Louise Upston is thanking the more than 2000 volunteers who give their time to help prisoners and offenders turn their lives around. Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, when the work of more than one million ... More >>

Fieldays reflects positive outlook for Primary Sector

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 3:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Fieldays reflects positive outlook for Primary Sector Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated the National Fieldays Society for another successful event at Mystery Creek in Waikato. “This year’s Fieldays was another success ... More >>

Speech: Peters - Wheels Coming Off Government Spin

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 3:04 pm | New Zealand First Party

EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY NZ First fundraising luncheon, Hunua. Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club, 78 Nelson St, Pukekohe. June 18, 2017. Midday-2pm. Wheels Coming Off Government Spin Race Relations Commissioner should butt out. If you listen to the spin coming ... More >>

Transformational Waterview Tunnel to open

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 11:23 am | New Zealand Government

Transformational Waterview Tunnel to open Prime Minister Bill English and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have cut the ribbon to mark the completion of the $1.4 billion Waterview Tunnel. Mr Bridges says the Waterview Tunnel completion celebration today ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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