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Comparing NZ to Venezuela Suddenly Less of an Exaggeration

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 8:58 am | ACT New Zealand

"The ban on oil and gas exploration is monumentally stupid, but doing it without effective public consultation ihas much graver effects on our international reputation," according to ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

Ardern: Speech to UN on Climate Change

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 8:26 am | New Zealand Government

I thank Secretary-General Guterres for convening this meeting so we can discuss climate action. More >>

Greens switches mental health portfolio to Chlöe Swarbrick

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 7:33 pm | Green Party

The Green Party Caucus has officially assigned the Mental Health portfolio permanently from Julie Anne Genter to Chlöe Swarbrick. More >>

New powers to combat drug smuggling at sea

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 7:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Customs Hon Kris Faafoi has welcomed the passing of the Maritime Powers Extension Bill which will help Customs disrupt the supply of drugs to New Zealand and inhibit drug-smuggling in international waters. More >>

Making public housing tenancy reviews fairer

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 7:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Changes are being made to public housing tenancy reviews to ensure vulnerable tenants are protected and more places are available for those that need them, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - September 26

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 7:18 pm | Hansard

Question No. 1—Finance 1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL (Labour—New Lynn) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? More >>

Statement from Deputy Prime Minister on claims

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 5:41 pm | New Zealand Government

“During Parliament’s General Debate this afternoon the National Party MP Chris Bishop claimed to have made a revelation related to the Haumaha inquiry. He hasn’t made a revelation and I’m swatting-off this midge right now,” says Rt Hon Winston ... More >>

Minister Sage forced to postpone her tahr hunt

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 5:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has been forced to postpone the mass tahr cull she ordered to start this weekend because of huge pressure from recreational hunting and tourism industry, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. More >>

Government shows leadership on MP pay

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Government shows leadership on MP pay A Bill that will put a freeze on salaries and allowances while the Government develops a fairer formula for future pay increases has been passed into law today, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain ... More >>

Information sharing to target organised crime

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Revenue Hon Kris Faafoi Minister of Customs 26 September 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Information sharing to target organised crime More >>

Multiple education strikes looming

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for parents facing potentially multiple strikes over the next six months as a result of the Government’s lack of priority of teacher’s salaries and other funding. More >>

Ngāpuhi momentum and progress continues

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Andrew Little, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, is pleased that Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority (TIMA) and Te Kotahitanga o Ngā Hapū Ngāpuhi (TKT) representatives have agreed to hold additional hui next month, so Ngāpuhi can consider ... More >>

Pacific youth encouraged to get involved in Youth Parliament

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples 26 September 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Pacific youth encouraged to get involved in Youth Parliament 2019 “I want to see more Pacific youth raise their hands to apply to be part of the Youth Parliament ... More >>

Air ambulance changes put patients first

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says an agreement in principle for air ambulance services in the Northern Region is a major step towards a better, safer service nationwide. More >>

Bishop says SNA process must be binned

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

Hutt South MP Chris Bishop is reiterating his call for the Hutt City Council to immediately halt its “Significant Natural Area” (SNA) process and go back to the drawing board. More >>

Confidence numbers remain near record lows

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

Business confidence remains weak, with investment intentions falling further this month. In addition workers are less confident about their pay and job security – the latest signs that the Government’s policies are hurting the economy, National’s ... More >>

National prioritise invasive species above alpine ecosystems

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says the National Party’s petition to stop control of Himalayan tahr shows that National doesn’t understand conservation, and is resorting in opposition to a bizarre form of shouting for the sake of political point scoring. More >>

Youth Parliament 2019 Selection Process Underway

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Government

The nationwide participant selection process for Youth Parliament 2019 is underway, Youth Minister Peeni Henare announced today. All Members of Parliament are on the search for a young person to represent them and their community as a Youth Member ... More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 26 September 2018

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 11:49 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? More >>

Woods rattled as ban scares off investment

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 11:41 am | New Zealand National Party

Megan Woods has been forced to give oil and gas permit holders more time to arrange financing amid evidence her ban on new offshore exploration is deterring investment, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. More >>

20k signatures calling on Sage to cut the tahr cull

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:49 am | New Zealand National Party

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage needs to listen to the almost 20,000 Kiwis who have signed my petition in less than 15 hours and halt her cull of tens of thousands of tahr, due to start this weekend, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah ... More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - September 25

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 8:14 pm | Hansard

Question No. 1—Prime Minister 1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by the Government's policy to end offshore oil and gas exploration? More >>

Coalition Government Steps up to Tackle Surgical Mesh Issue

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7:22 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is proud to be part of a Government which has stepped up to protect the public from the hazards of surgical mesh, says Health Spokesperson Jenny Marcroft. More >>

America’s Cup court ruling vindicates process

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7:11 pm | New Zealand Government

The Environment Court has today granted the resource consent for the 36th America's Cup bases in Auckland and the associated infrastructure and activities. More >>

Trade and investment focus of Sydney talks

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 7:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker heads to Sydney tomorrow to promote New Zealand’s trade and investment interests. More >>

Incompetence and mistruths compound over CTO

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 4:14 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s incompetence and constant mistruths over the fiasco of its Chief Technology Officer appointment continues with one mistake compounding another, National’s State Service Spokesperson Nick Smith says. More >>

Nash: Deloitte 2018 Tax Conference [21/9/18]

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Government

I would particularly like to acknowledge Sir Michael Cullen, who is pretty much responsible for me being able to achieve my political ambitions, and for this I will be forever grateful. More >>

Clark: Speech to the NZ Nurses Organisation AGM [20/9/18]

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Government

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karanga maha o te wa, tēnā koutou katoa. More >>

Mahuta: Launch of Jade Carving delegation to NZ [19/9/18]

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Government

• I am delighted to be in attendance here today and warmly welcome the Chinese delegation to Aotearoa. More >>

Mahuta: Speech to Water NZ Conference [19/9/18]

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Water NZ Conference September 2018 Claudelands Conference Centre – Hamilton Three Waters and the Case for Change More >>

Pacific Celebration of 125th Anniversary of Suffrage 18/9/18

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Ua paia le Taeao. Ua mamalu le aso, aua e paia ma mamalu le Atua e ona le aso ma le taeao. More >>

Mahuta: Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Conference-Nelson [18/9/18]

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Government

• Thank you for inviting me to give the opening address for this conference. The title says it all – Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho: Our Past, Our Future, Our Legacy. More >>

Robin Hapi reappointed to Te Mātāwai [18/9/18]

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Kua whakatū anō a Robin Hapi ki Te Mātāwai Hon Nanaia Mahuta Māori Development More >>

Free Press, 25 September 2018

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 2:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Regulatory State Free Press often points out how much of our money is wasted by Government, because the waste is there for all to see. What’s less obvious is all the time spent complying with stupid regulations and the opportunities lost because ... More >>

Extra police to combat organised crime

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The deployment of 500 extra Police to target organised crime will make significant inroads to efforts to reduce victimisation and improve the wellbeing of our communities, says Police Minister Stuart Nash. More >>

Minister must not water down oil and gas decision

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 2:22 pm | Green Party

The Green Party does not support Labour Party Minister Woods allowing mining companies with existing offshore oil and gas exploration permits more time to consider if they will drill. More >>

FAST work improves stroke outcomes

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Government

The Health Minister Dr David Clark has praised the FAST stroke awareness campaign, describing it as a key tool to help more stroke patients get the rapid treatment they need, while also enhancing health equity. More >>

Speaker Trevor Mallard to lead delegation to the Pacific

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 1:33 pm | Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, will lead a delegation of MPs to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands from 30 September to 5 October 2018. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 25 September 2018

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:37 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her Government’s policy to end offshore oil and gas exploration? More >>

Congratulations to Loder Cup winner

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:57 am | New Zealand Government

The Loder Cup, one of New Zealand’s oldest conservation awards, has been awarded to Robert McGowan for 2018 for his outstanding work ensuring mātauranga Māori in conservation management. More >>

New surgical mesh safeguards put in place

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:49 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has introduced strict new safeguards on the use of surgical mesh that are expected to limit its use in urogynaecological surgery. More >>

Pay equity near for Oranga Tamariki social workers

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:18 am | New Zealand Government

Cabinet has agreed to fund a pay equity settlement for Oranga Tamariki social workers, Minister for Children Tracey Martin announced today. More >>

New Zealand increases climate finance commitment to Pacific

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 8:33 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will increase its global climate finance commitment to $300 million over four years, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today in New York at the launch of Climate Week NYC, where she was a keynote speaker. More >>

Speech: PM - Kaitiakitanga: Protecting our planet

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 8:29 am | New Zealand Government

I’d like to begin with a word often used in New Zealand, that you may not – until now – have ever had the opportunity to hear: kaitiakitanga. More >>

Speech: PM - Nelson Mandela Peace Summit

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 8:24 am | New Zealand Government

Mr Secretary-General, Madam President of the General Assembly, distinguished colleagues. More >>

The Massive Fiscal Mess Jacinda Left Behind

Monday, 24 September 2018, 9:17 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Jacinda Ardern has left a massive mess behind in New Zealand after an explosive report on the Government’s ban on oil and gas was released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Appalling oil and gas decision will cost billions

Monday, 24 September 2018, 7:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

Official advice released today confirms the Government’s arrogant decision to axe offshore oil and gas exploration will cost billions of dollars and lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan ... More >>

Peters must front up over Haumaha

Monday, 24 September 2018, 7:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

Documents released today under the Official Information Act show Winston Peters’ Personal Explanation to Parliament is at odds with the official record, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Arrival card change to smooth border process

Monday, 24 September 2018, 7:12 pm | New Zealand Government

International travellers arriving into New Zealand should have a simpler, faster entry as a result of changes to the Passenger Arrival Card, More >>

Get your own announcements Minister Twyford

Monday, 24 September 2018, 7:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has once again failed to credit the National Party for his latest plagiarised announcement of thermal upgrades for homes in the Hutt Valley, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

Bill to end new offshore oil and gas permits a win

Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:35 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcome the introduction of the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill, which will legislate to officially stop new offshore oil and gas exploration permits. More >>

Govt introduces bill to halt new offshore oil exploration

Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has today introduced a Bill to give effect to its decision to halt the offering of new offshore oil and gas exploration permits, and has kept its commitment to protect existing permits, says Minister for Energy and Resources Megan Woods. More >>

National would sign up to international drug effort

Monday, 24 September 2018, 4:38 pm | New Zealand National Party

A National-led Government would sign up to the latest international push to tackle drugs, overturning the Labour-led Government’s decision not to, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

More thermal upgrades for homes in the Hutt

Monday, 24 September 2018, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Two hundred more Housing NZ homes in the Hutt Valley will receive a thermal upgrade, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. More >>

Further PGF investment to unlock Rotorua’s potential

Monday, 24 September 2018, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Fletcher Tabuteau Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development 24 September 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT EMBARGOED UNTIL 1PM More >>

“Meth crooks” not being compensated

Monday, 24 September 2018, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Contrary to claims by the Opposition, “meth crooks” will not be compensated by Housing NZ, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says. More >>

Govt Admits No Robust Data on Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:46 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Government admits it has no idea what effect a ban on single-use plastic bags will have on New Zealand’s waterways and coastal environments,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Environment Associate Minister Eugenie Sage confirmed in response ... More >>

Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau appointed

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:45 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage today announced appointments to Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau. More >>

Jacinda Ardern - Speech to 9th Annual Social Good Summit

Monday, 24 September 2018, 8:48 am | New Zealand Government

The importance of family-friendly policies around the world More >>

New strategy to promote New Zealand Sign Language

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 11:46 am | New Zealand Government

New strategy to promote New Zealand Sign Language Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni has launched a new New Zealand Sign Language strategy on the inaugural International Day of Sign Languages. “Today is the United Nation’s day for celebrating ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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