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NZ First putting politics before child protection

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 11:19 am | Green Party

NZ First putting politics before child protection NZ First has chosen to put political game playing ahead of the safety of children by proposing a referendum on the ten year old amendments to the Crimes Act. NZ First MP Tracy Martin said on Q&A this ... More >>

Volunteers thanked for conservation work

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

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has thanked the thousands of volunteers who’re part of the Predator Free 2050 movement and help DOC protect our threatened species. More >>

McClay says United States open to FTA

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 11:17 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade cid:image001.jpg@01D2E81E.8D747C10 18 June 2017 Media Statement McClay says United States open to FTA Trade Minister Todd McClay says his visit to Washington for high-level trade talks with the Trump Administration ... More >>

Quakes change education landscape

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 11:15 am | New Zealand Government

Quakes change education landscape Education data highlights the changing landscape of greater Christchurch following the earthquakes, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Education ... More >>

McClay congratulates Crawford Falconer

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 6:52 pm | New Zealand Government

17 June 2017 Media Statement McClay congratulates Crawford Falconer Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the appointment of respected trade policy expert Crawford Falconer as the U.K.'s Chief Trade Advisor. "I congratulate Crawford and wish ... More >>

Kiwis encouraged to live, laugh, share and volunteer

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 6:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Kiwis encouraged to live, laugh, share and volunteer Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Alfred Ngaro says National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to mark the contribution of volunteers across the country and to get involved. National Volunteer ... More >>

Aucklanders will go mad waiting ten years for road pricing

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 2:03 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on Transport Minister Simon Bridges to start trialing road pricing in the next parliamentary term. More >>

Sport and rec volunteers answer the call

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 11:47 am | New Zealand Government

Sport and rec volunteers answer the call Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says our nation’s sporting volunteers are stepping up to the plate and it is important to recognise their efforts during National Volunteer Week, which ... More >>

David Seymour Comfortably Ahead in Epsom Poll

Friday, 16 June 2017, 5:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

A recent poll conducted of 750 voters (+/- 3.5% margin of error), in the Epsom electorate shows incumbent Epsom MP and ACT Party Leader, David Seymour, ahead with a strong 16-point lead. More >>

Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer

Friday, 16 June 2017, 5:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held discussions today with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, who is currently visiting New Zealand. More >>

Corrections seeks jobs for offenders

Friday, 16 June 2017, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections seeks jobs for offenders Businesses from around the lower North Island will be urged to consider offenders as employees at a breakfast function hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department next week. The ... More >>

Eleven tertiary institution appointments made

Friday, 16 June 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced 11 appointments to the governing councils of eight tertiary education institutions (TEIs), including two leadership positions. More >>

Takeovers Panel reappointment

Friday, 16 June 2017, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Takeovers Panel reappointment Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has announced the reappointment of Roger Wallis to the Takeovers Panel for a twelve month term. “I am pleased Mr Wallis will continue to share his expertise for another ... More >>

Key appointments for Predator Free 2050

Friday, 16 June 2017, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Key appointments for Predator Free 2050 Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed two crucial appointments on the road to Predator Free 2050 and the implementation of the New Zealand Threatened Species Strategy. “Experienced entrepreneur Ed Chignell ... More >>

NZ support for energy upgrade in Tonga

Friday, 16 June 2017, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has announced funding to kickstart a major upgrade of the electricity network in the Tongan capital. More >>

Urgent answers needed on DHB funding

Friday, 16 June 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Jonathan Coleman must come clean and answer questions about what actual funding DHBs received in Budget 2017, says Labour Health Spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Reserve Bank Report Card Shows Why John Key Resigned

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:18 am | New Zealand First Party

NZ First says a Reserve Bank report has blown apart the sham economic credentials of the National-led Government. More >>

Government supports Z Energy recycling

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:07 am | New Zealand Government

Z Energy are installing new forecourt recycling facilities at 117 of their retail sites with a grant of $218,000 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. More >>

New guide to investing with Māori launched

Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:10 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has today launched a new guide for potential investors highlighting opportunities in the Māori economy. More >>

Hundertwasser Arts Centre set to go ahead

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:51 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry say the Whangarei Art Museum Trust will receive up to $3 million towards its bespoke project to build a Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangarei. More >>

Poroporoaki: Dame Kahurangi Nganeko Minhinnick

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:39 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party mourns this evening the loss of the beloved iconic wahine toa, Ngāti Te Ata i Rehia leader Kahurangi Nganeko Minhinnick. More >>

PM’s Pension Portability Bribe Not Fooling Anyone

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 5:27 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 15 JUNE 2017 PM’s Pension Portability Bribe Not Fooling Anyone More >>

Dodgy Multinationals Get Sweet $266m Deal From Auckland

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:11 pm | New Zealand First Party

Dodgy Multinationals Get Sweet $266m Deal From Auckland Ratepayers Auckland Council has caught the outsourcing bug with Auckland ratepayers paying $266m to Australian-based Ventia – a company with ‘colourful owners’ to say the least. “Auckland Council ... More >>

Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand is less exposed to the risks of fire as a result of combustible claddings on high-rise buildings due to these products being restricted earlier this year, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

PM opens facilities, announces support for Niue

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Bill English has today opened new facilities and announced a range of initiatives to support tourism and improve services for local households in Niue. More >>

Three new NZ-Aus research collaborations

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is committing $4.46 million for three new New Zealand-Australia research projects that will support high-quality research in areas delivering wide-ranging benefits to New Zealand, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith says. “New ... More >>

Government must heed OECD’s superannuation warning

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 2:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government would be foolish to ignore the OECD’s warning on superannuation, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Hauraki - Waikato mourns Dame Nganeko Minhinnick

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“Ko te rau kawakawa i takaia ki te pane, ka maringi ngā roimata, i aue te manawa, ka koropiko ki te mate ee” More >>

OECD highlights need to green New Zealand’s economy

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:22 pm | Green Party

The OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the New Zealand has highlighted a significant need to green New Zealand’s economy if we want to sustain our current growth into the future, the Green Party said today. More >>

Kiwi kids deserve much more

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

All Kiwi kids deserve so much more than the impoverished picture painted by the shameful rankings provided by the UNICEF Innocenti Report Card, says Labour’s children spokesperson Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Lower cost option for sending annual reports

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Listed companies and other financial markets businesses will now have alternative options for sending annual reports, saving them money and time, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean. More >>

Treasury puts Māori Land Service on red alert

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A damning Treasury report raises serious questions about the delivery of Te Ururoa Flavell’s proposed Māori Land Service, giving it a ‘red’ rating which indicates major issues with the project, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. More >>

Economy stalling after nine years of National's complacency

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The second successive quarterly fall in per person growth shows the need for a fresh approach to give all New Zealanders a fair share in prosperity, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

GDP underlines importance of economic focus

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Government

GDP figures out this morning are a reminder of the importance of focusing on policies that create and sustain economic growth, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More >>

OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of NZ welcomed

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:53 am | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the OECD’s latest review of the New Zealand economy as outlined in a report released today. More >>

Global demand fuelling forestry export growth

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:44 am | New Zealand Government

Strong demand from key markets is driving up export growth in forestry products, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston says. More >>

Time to speak out about elder abuse

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:25 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry is calling for everyone to bring the issue of elder abuse and neglect out in to the open and speak out about it whenever possible. More >>

MINISTER’S FIREARMS INQUIRY ELECTION-YEAR BACK-PEDAL

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:23 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand First says firearms licence holders have the election to thank for the Police Minister rejecting most of the National-majority Select Committee’s recommendations on the Inquiry into Criminal Misuse of Firearms. More >>

Primary sector exports to reach record levels

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:54 am | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says the primary sector is forecast for a bumper year ahead after some challenging past seasons of wet conditions, earthquakes, cyclones, and volatile global commodity prices More >>

Appointment to Food Safety board

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Food Safety David Bennett has appointed Teresa Ciprian to the Food Safety Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) board. More >>

Sir Peter Snell to be Super Seniors Champions Patron

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:28 am | New Zealand Government

Sporting legend, academic and life coach Sir Peter Snell is to become patron of New Zealand’s SuperSeniors Champions programme and help raise awareness of senior’s issues such as elder abuse and neglect. More >>

Budget 2017: $2.5 million investment in Waikato schools

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:43 am | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017: $2.5 million investment in Waikato schools Around $2.5 million will be invested in Budget 2017 to expand the capacity of schools in the Waikato region, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. ... More >>

Research grants focus on Maori & Pacific health

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:24 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman and Minister of Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith have welcomed this year’s annual funding round of Health Research Council grants with a number focusing on Maori and Pacific health. More >>

ACT welcomes resumption of NZ-Israel diplomatic relations

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 8:58 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the resumption of diplomatic relations between Israel and New Zealand. More >>

TVNZ must uphold commitment to Māori programming

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 8:54 pm | Green Party

TVNZ must uphold commitment to Māori programming The Green Party is calling on Television New Zealand (TVNZ) to uphold its commitment to Māori programming and rethink their proposal to axe the dedicated Māori commissioner. “It’s deeply ... More >>

New Ambassador to Germany announced

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced diplomat Rupert Holborow as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Germany. More >>

New Ambassador to Mexico announced

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee has today named diplomat Mark Sinclair as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Mexico. More >>

New Consul-General to Hong Kong announced

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced diplomat Carl Worker as New Zealand’s next Consul-General in Hong Kong, a role he has held previously. “New Zealand has a close relationship with Hong Kong with thriving trade, investment and finance links,” ... More >>

New Ambassador to China announced

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand's next ambassador to China will be Clare Fearnley, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today. “New Zealand’s relationship with China is one of our most important. In its 45th year, it encompasses areas as diverse as economic, trade, ... More >>

Latest major projects interim report released

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Latest major projects interim report released The Government has released the Major Projects Performance Report for the period November 2016 to March 2017, covering 55 complex major projects across government with a whole of life cost of $38.5 billion. ... More >>

Comedy of Errors Continues as Crown Manager Re-Appointed

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

Comedy of Errors Continues as Crown Manager Re-Appointed The comedy of errors continues with the government’s response to the beleaguered ratepayers of Kaipara District Council in Northland. “Today former Crown Manager Peter Winder has been re-appointed ... More >>

Over 1000 new transitional housing places

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Social Housing Hon Alfred Ngaro Associate Minister for Social Housing 13 June 2017 Media Statement More >>

New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment 14 June 2017 Media Statement New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed A proposed National Environmental Standard for Marine ... More >>

Dairy Action Plan a small step forward

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:05 pm | Green Party

Dairy Action Plan a small step forward The Government's dairy climate announcement is a small step in the right direction but lacks a serious commitment to actually reducing climate damaging pollution from the dairy industry, the Green Party said ... More >>

McClay to Washington for high-level trade talks

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay will make New Zealand’s first official ministerial visit to Washington under the Trump administration this week and says he will be pressing to advance our trade relationship. More >>

Popular tourist routes focus of road safety improvements

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Work is now underway on dozens of individual road safety projects that aim to make busy South Island tourist routes safer for visiting drivers, Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe says. More >>

English must confirm if we are standing by our principles

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Bill English must tell New Zealand whether we remain in support of the UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More >>

Fieldays an opportunity for careers advice

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

More than 500 students will be offered advice on careers in the primary industries as they pass through the Careers and Education Hub at Fieldays this week. More >>

Crown Manager to support Kaipara District Council

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Local Government Jacqui Dean has announced the appointment of Peter Winder as Crown Manager to support the Kaipara District Council. More >>

ACT welcomes rejection of daft firearm proposals

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:35 pm | ACT New Zealand

“It’s a relief to see the Police Minister reject 12 of the Law and Order select committee’s daft firearm proposals,” says Mr Seymour. “The full list of proposals went far beyond targeting illegal gun possession, and would have punished responsible ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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