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Greens announce plan for honest food labelling

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:48 pm | Green Party

Greens announce plan for honest food labelling The Green Party today announced a plan for honest food labelling to ensure ‘free range’ means what it says, and consumers can easily see where their food comes from. In government, the Green Party ... More >>

Labour pledges to unlock funding for Te Hiku sports hub

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour pledges to unlock funding for Te Hiku sports hub project The Labour Government will inject nearly $3 million into the Te Hiku Sports Hub project, to help realise a much-needed health and recreational facility for the Far North, says Labour Deputy ... More >>

National to invest in Whanganui’s Velodrome

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

National to invest in Whanganui’s Velodrome National will invest up to $6 million from the Regional Growth Programme to make the Whanganui Regional Velodrome redevelopment project a reality, National Party Economic Development spokesperson Simon Bridges ... More >>

Rua Kēnana pardon agreement welcomed by Māori Party

Friday, 8 September 2017, 4:21 pm | The Maori Party

Rua Kēnana pardon agreement welcomed by Māori Party Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say the signing of an agreement to pave the way for a pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana is further evidence of its commitment ... More >>

Ministers welcome Mt Albert Grammar School AgriFood centre

Friday, 8 September 2017, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Ministers welcome Mt Albert Grammar School AgriFood centre Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston have welcomed the beginning of construction on a new centre to showcase the best of the primary ... More >>

Labour’s plan to get job seekers into better work

Friday, 8 September 2017, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s plan to get job seekers into better work Labour will provide real support for people looking for work by increasing the amount of money someone can earn before their benefit begins to reduce, reinstating training incentives, and putting a renewed ... More >>

Yet another tax on regional NZ from Labour

Friday, 8 September 2017, 2:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party is continuing its full-frontal attack on regional New Zealand with its announcement today that farming would join the Emissions Trading Scheme, National Party Climate Change Spokesperson Paula Bennett said. More >>

Analysis of Health Promoting Schools shows clear benefits

Friday, 8 September 2017, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Analysis of Health Promoting Schools shows clear educational benefits Independent analysis has found that the Health Promoting Schools service is having a hugely positive impact on student outcomes, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. Key findings in ... More >>

Green Party remains opposed to the TPP-11

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:17 pm | Green Party

The Green Party today remains deeply concerned about the TPPA’s successor agreement, TPP-11. More >>

Transport system for a growing New Zealand

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is committed to building the infrastructure and transport system New Zealand needs to ensure our ongoing economic prosperity is secured, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “In Auckland, the commercial capital of New Zealand, ... More >>

New suicide prevention training to support communities

Friday, 8 September 2017, 10:52 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the launch of Lifekeepers, a new suicide prevention training programme, will help communities build the capability and capacity to support people at risk of suicide. More >>

NZ boosts support for Pacific aviation security

Friday, 8 September 2017, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced New Zealand will provide $11.5 million for aviation security in the Pacific, to support trade, tourism and the safety of the travelling public, most of which are New Zealand citizens. More >>

Labour’s Union Shill Bullies Small Schools

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:57 am | ACT New Zealand

While Jacinda tries to run a ‘relentlessly positive’ campaign, Chris Hipkins is busy threatening four small schools . More >>

More new youth development opportunities in Rotorua

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:50 am | New Zealand Government

New partnerships to support the ‘Youth Spaces Plus’ programme in Rotorua and Priority One’s ‘Instep - Ngā Wahine o Mereaira’ programme in the Bay of Plenty will create at least 590 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki ... More >>

Labour sets strong target and plan for climate action

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:32 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will set a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and take the necessary steps to achieve it, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Foreign Minister to attend Pacific Islands Forum

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Samoa to join Pacific Leaders at the 48th annual Pacific Islands Forum, on behalf of Prime Minister Bill English. More >>

New mental health facility for Christchurch

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 3:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

National List MP Nuk Korako has welcomed today’s announcement that Canterbury is to receive a $47 – $57 million new purpose built specialist mental health facility. More >>

Minister welcomes new Corrections staff

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed nearly 60 new Corrections officers from a range of backgrounds to the frontline today. More >>

Marine mammals paying the price for commercial fishing

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 2:10 pm | Green Party

7 September 2017 Marine mammals paying the price for commercial fishing Under National, commercial fishers are getting away with killing supposedly protected native wildlife including sea lions, dolphins and fur seals, and our marine mammals need better protection, ... More >>

Innovative housing programme to support Dunedin youth

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Government

From early next year, the Methodist Mission Southern will be delivering an innovative youth transitional housing programme to help around 24 young people living in Dunedin each year, Social Housing and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams announced today. More >>

Local Government Youth Partnership Fund recipients announced

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Fifteen councils up and down New Zealand will share $280,000 of funding under the 2017 Local Government Youth Partnership Fund, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Four new Partnership Schools to open

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Four new Partnership Schools are set to open in 2019, the Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education David Seymour announced today. More >>

Vanuatu signing PACER Plus an important development

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed Vanuatu to the landmark Pacific trade and development agreement PACER Plus and says this is another important step in developing the economies of our Pacific Island ne More >>

Funding for Napier’s Art Deco Heritage buildings

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:37 am | New Zealand Government

Three of Napier city centre’s art deco and character buildings are to receive more than $180,000 for earthquake strengthening work. More >>

Stealing Policies, Pretending They’re Your Own - Dishonest

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:12 am | New Zealand First Party

It’s one thing to steal policies but another not to acknowledge where they came from is dishonest. More >>

Are Education Cuts Missing in National’s Fiscal Plan?

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National needs to explain why its plans for cuts to school transport have not been announced in its fiscal plan, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. More >>

Great Short and Great Day Walks announced

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Paula Bennett Minister of Tourism Hon Maggie Barry Minister of Conservation 7 September 2017 Great Short and Great Day Walks announced More >>

Joyce must come clean on Health and Education funding

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:21 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce needs to front up to New Zealanders and tell them whether he will fund health and education to meet increasing cost pressures, or risk seeing services cut and costs increase for parents, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

McClay – China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the Government has agreed a negotiating mandate to upgrade the China Free Trade Agreement that will deliver thousands of jobs and be worth billions to our economy. More >>

NZ assistance for Myanmar humanitarian crisis

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 9:49 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute $1.5 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. More >>

Next step in Canterbury’s hospital rebuilds

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 9:34 am | New Zealand Government

Canterbury is to receive a new purpose built specialist mental health facility valued at up to $57 million, taking the region’s hospital rebuild to well over $1 billion Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. More >>

Labour backing forestry to grow

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 9:33 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will establish a new Forestry Service in Rotorua, to help grow the forestry sector and provide stability for investment in processing and manufacturing wood onshore, rather than exporting raw logs, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Green Party launches plan to pay women more

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 8:48 am | Green Party

“New Zealand was the first country where women won the right to vote, and now we can be the first country to have pay equity for women,” Green Party leader James Shaw said. “The Green Party has a plan to ensure that women and their families ... More >>

Rua Kēnana pardon details released

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has today released a summary of an agreement which will progress a statutory pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana. More >>

Punitive benefit plan will force more into poverty

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 4:22 pm | Green Party

National’s latest cynical election promise of sanctions for beneficiaries is a distraction from the pressing issue of poverty in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. Bill English announced that beneficiaries who fail drug tests or refuse rehabilitation ... More >>

Housing crisis is National’s legacy

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Reports of tenants languishing in boarding houses for years because they cannot get a state house is yet more evidence National’s legacy is the housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Land corridor connects Abel Tasman and Kahurangi parks

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks are now connected by a 169-hectare block of land purchased by the Nature Heritage Fund, Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner announced today. More >>

Winston Peters: Speech - Rangiora Public Meeting

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 2:28 pm | New Zealand First Party

The countdown is on now. More >>

Government extends recognition of carbon reducing scheme

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Government

A business initiative that safely disposes of hazardous unwanted refrigerants has had its accreditation as a ‘product stewardship scheme’ extended by the Government, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More >>

Concern at Cambodian opposition leader’s arrest

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government is deeply concerned about the arrest of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More >>

Entries to open for Education Excellence Awards

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Government

The work of schools and early learning services supporting children with additional learning needs will be celebrated as part of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, says Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More >>

Labour calls for release of report into civil defence flaws

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government must stick by its word given to other political parties and release a technical report before the election addressing critical flaws in New Zealand’s civil defence capability, Labour Civil Defence spokesperson Clare Curran said today. More >>

Credibility shot as Government runs out of steam

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 11:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders are witnessing the desperation of a government clinging to survival, evidenced by policy on-the-hoof, dodgy maths and dirty politics, says Labour MP Phil Twyford. More >>

Applications for $200k Youth Fund 2018 open

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

“Youth Fund supports community initiatives that are designed and led by young people, or youth organisations working in partnership with young people,” says Ms Kaye. More >>

Patient portal registrations more than double

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:36 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the number of people signing up for a patient portal at their general practice has more than doubled over the last year. More >>

National Immigration ‘Cowboys’ Need Reigning in

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:22 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is not into PC. More >>

Māori Party proud to support Ka Pai Kai Rotorua

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 8:02 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party co-leader and Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell began his weekly delivery of lunch orders to Te Wharekura o Ngati Rongomai today, they are the fourth local school to take up the initiative this term as part of the pilot initiated by Healthy ... More >>

New Zealand First Working in the Best Interest of Seniors

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 2:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has worked hard for Seniors getting rid of the surtax and launching the SuperGold Card 10 years ago, the New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters told a Grey Power meeting in Kerikeri today. More >>

Outcasts case settled

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown will settle litigation with a group known as the Quake Outcasts, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. More >>

Agrichemical recovery scheme gains Government recognition

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Government

A nationwide programme to recycle agricultural plastics and dispose of agrichemicals has had its status as a ‘product stewardship scheme’ extended by the Government, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today More >>

Electoral Commission chairperson reappointed

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Former High Court Judge Sir Hugh Williams QC has been reappointed as chairperson of the Electoral Commission for a further term of 18 months, Associate Minister of Justice Mark Mitchell announced today. More >>

Labour must explain where the money is

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party must explain where the money is in its fiscal plan for increases in government expenditure outside education and health, National Party Finance spokesman Steven Joyce says. More >>

Joyce Must Apologise for Attack on Labour’s Fiscal Plan

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce needs to front up to New Zealanders and apologise for his patently false and cynical attack on Labour’s Fiscal Plan , says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

New report confirms scale of National’s housing crisis

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 12:00 pm | Green Party

A newly released report by the Auckland Housing Summit reveals the scale of National’s housing crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

New Zealand First Commits to Re-Establish Forestry Service

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 11:46 am | New Zealand First Party

Commitment to Re-Establishing Forestry Service New Zealand First believes there is insufficient planning for the future of the forestry industry, the Northland Member of Parliament and New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters said today. Mr ... More >>

Nats put out dodgy numbers – again

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 11:41 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s promise to increase the number of elective surgeries to 200,000 is bizarre, given Jonathan Coleman has claimed 200,000 electives are already being performed, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Dismantling of the RMA risks another Bexley or Houston

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 11:25 am | Green Party

National’s plan to allow developers to bypass the Resource Management Act (RMA) risks another Bexley or Houston, the Green Party said today. More >>

PM’s Award to encourage young people into trades training

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 10:46 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will introduce a $2,000 award for the best pupil in vocational courses in each public secondary school, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Increasing elective surgeries to 200,000 a year

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:50 am | New Zealand National Party

Over the next four years National will further increase the number of elective surgeries to 200,000 a year, ensuring access to life-changing operations like hip replacements for thousands more New Zealanders, Health spokesperson Jonathan Coleman says. More >>

Not another Nick Smith wild goose chase

Monday, 4 September 2017, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Only the election on September 23 can save the country and the RMA from Nick Smith, say Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford and Environment spokesperson David Parker. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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