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Major flaws with R&D tax credits policy

Friday, 1 June 2018, 3:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s R&D tax credit policy has major flaws – it only benefits a small group of large companies, does nothing to help smaller businesses looking to grow, and will likely lead to rorting of the system, National’s Science and ... More >>

Council pushes through tax despite opposition

Friday, 1 June 2018, 3:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Auckland Council is clearly not listening to Aucklanders after making the decision to push forward with the Regional Fuel Tax despite the clear public opposition, says National’s Local Government Auckland spokesperson Denise Lee. More >>

Another underwhelming package for Northland

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government is proving again that it is all talk and little substance in regional New Zealand with its announcements in Northland today, National’s Transport Spokesman Jami-Lee Ross and Regional Development Spokesman Paul Goldsmith say. More >>

Ōtangarei Papakāinga homes a new beginning

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta today announced four new community-based transitional homes, a home for a support worker, and central whare in the Whangārei suburb of Ōtangarei. More >>

Partnering with Northland iwi to grow forestry

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand) will work with Ngāti Rēhia towards an agreement that will see the Crown establish a commercial forest on iwi land, Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

Getting ex-offenders into jobs

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Schemes to help young ex-offenders get driver’s licences and help inmates develop Mānuka and Kānuka products will be supported by the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane ... More >>

Funding to get everyday Kiwis planting

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide a $6.6 million boost to a well-established Trust to get New Zealanders planting native trees nationwide, Forestry Minister Shane Jones has announced. More >>

Employment help for Te Tai Tokerau youth

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Government

1 June 2018 EMBARGOED UNTIL 1:30PM MEDIA STATEMENT Employment help for Te Tai Tokerau youth Te Tai Tokerau youth are being helped into employment or training with a new partnership investment of $4.4 million, Minister of Employment Willie Jackson has ... More >>

Investing in kids will save waste in future

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:40 am | New Zealand Government

Children will learn about waste and recycling with a Sustainability Trust-run programme getting a $157,000 grant from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More >>

Plan to unlock rail’s potential for Northland

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:34 am | New Zealand Government

The potential for upgrading and expanding rail north of Auckland will be investigated, as part of a package of improvements to help Northland’s growth, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones have announced. More >>

Twin Coast Discovery Route boosted

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:32 am | New Zealand Government

Unlocking the potential of the Twin Coast Discovery Route to boost tourism and jobs will be supported by a $6.2 million injection from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Transport Minister Phil Twyford have announced. More >>

Partnership to promote the arts in Northland

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:30 am | New Zealand Government

Hundertwasser Arts Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery in Whangarei is set to benefit from a $10 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

Official launch of Safe to talk He pai ki te kōrero

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:29 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s new sexual harm helpline, Safe to talk He pai ki te kōrero is giving people the chance to seek free, anonymous and confidential support from one central place, says Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni. More >>

More housing for whānau in Northland

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:36 am | New Zealand Government

Local whānau with urgent housing needs are set to benefit from new housing in Northland and the trial of an innovative rent-to-own scheme announced by the Government today. More >>

Partnerships for a great future in Northland

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:50 am | New Zealand Government

Government is working with the people of Northland on opportunities to develop jobs, housing, transport and businesses with a $46 million investment package, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More >>

All of Christchurch can now connect to UFB

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 8:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Clare Curran Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media 31 May 2018 EMBARGOED UNTIL 1800 THURSDAY 31/5/18 MEDIA STATEMENT All of Christchurch can now connect to UFB All residents of Christchurch and the surrounding areas can now ... More >>

Business confidence continues to falter

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 3:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

Businesses have delivered a stinging appraisal of this month’s Budget as confidence in New Zealand’s economy continues to fall, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Petition calls on Govt to fund children’s camps

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 3:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

There is still time for the Prime Minister to stop the Government’s closure of the Stand children’s health camps in light of an outpouring of community support, Children’s Spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says. More >>

Incoming PM Peters can’t go soft now

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

Incoming Prime Minister Winston Peters’ first act should be to keep his word to voters and veto Andrew Little’s proposed repeal of the three strikes law, National’s Justice Spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. More >>

Graduation at Royal NZ Police College

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Police 31 May 2018 EMBARGOED 12.30pm MEDIA STATEMENT Graduation at Royal NZ Police College Police Minister Stuart Nash is congratulating the 78 new recruits who graduate today from the Royal New Zealand Police college ... More >>

Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax The poorest Aucklanders will be hurt the most by Phil Twyford’s new fuel tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Auckland Council today voted in favour of a regional fuel tax. “The Finance Minister doled out $40 ... More >>

South Auckland hosts the first data and social wellbeing hui

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development 31 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT South Auckland hosts the first data and social wellbeing hui More >>

Community Leadership Fund – Hāpori Whakatipu is now open

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Peeni Henare, has announced that funding of $500,000 is now available for the Community Leadership Fund – Hāpori Whakatipu, a fund established to grow community capability. More >>

Minister welcomes 40 new Corrections Officers

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Police

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has today welcomed 40 new Corrections Officers to the frontline. More >>

Aucklanders won’t forgive Labour for new fuel tax

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s decision by the Labour Government and the Labour Mayor to whack Aucklanders with a new regional fuel tax will not be forgiven by Aucklanders already facing record fuel prices and rising living costs, National’s Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee ... More >>

Announcement of new Ambassador to Thailand

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of Tahamoana Macpherson as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Thailand. More >>

Repeal of three strikes sends wrong message

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:44 am | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s decision to repeal the three strikes law sends the wrong message to the worst recidivist offenders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It is critical that our law sends a strong signal that serious repeat offending will not be tolerated. More >>

World Smokefree Day – time to quit

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:45 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa congratulates everyone who is trying to stop smoking or has recently kicked the addiction. More >>

Solutions to China waste ban considered

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand Government

A taskforce is being set up to deal with the impact of the Chinese Government’s ban on the import of many recycling materials, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More >>

Housing First programme proves value in Auckland

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

The permanent housing of 227 long-term homeless people in Auckland over the past year demonstrates why the Housing First programme is internationally acclaimed, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says. More >>

New Zealand support to limit dengue fever in Fiji

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:26 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute $2.7 million to help limit dengue fever in Fiji, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. More >>

First JV in One Billion Trees programme

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:15 am | New Zealand Government

Te Uru Rākau and Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust have signed a joint venture to plant and manage about 3,600 hectares of pine trees in the far North, Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today announced. More >>

Ngāti Hine JV creates exciting opportunities

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:10 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Forestry Minister Meka Whaitiri has welcomed the joint venture between Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust and Te Uru Rākau announced today. More >>

2018 Civil Defence Awards announced

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 7:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Kris Faafoi Minister of Civil Defence 30 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT 2018 Civil Defence Awards announced More >>

Head of welfare group makes basic factual errors

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

The head of Labour's 'expert' group set up to review the welfare system needs to get up to speed quickly, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Government welcomes discussion with animal welfare advocates

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri expects a wide range of animal welfare issues to be discussed with animal advocate groups at the upcoming all-day Animal Advocacy Hui. More >>

Secret soft-on-crime plans will make NZ less safe

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Ardern-Peters Government needs to come clean about its secret plans to make it easier for criminals to get out of prison and harder for them to get there in the first place, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Government receives report on Royal Commission T.O.R

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Internal Affairs Tracey Martin has received a report from the Chair of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care, Sir Anand Satyanand, on the terms of reference for the inquiry and is actively considering his recommendations. More >>

Legal profession must stop sexual harassment and bullying

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:10 am | New Zealand Government

The results of the Law Society’s survey of bullying and harassment in the legal industry are bleak, and it’s time for things to change, says Jan Logie, Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice on Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues. More >>

$11.7 million for Taranaki predator control

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

An ambitious plan to eradicate pests from Taranaki will get an $11.7 million funding injection from Predator Free 2050 Ltd, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today. More >>

Racing Safety Development Fund recipients announced

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:44 am | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Racing MEDIA STATEMENT 30 May 2018 More >>

Minister signals need for step change in Three Waters

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Local Government, the Hon Nanaia Mahuta today said there was a need to move to a new regulatory system in the area of three waters in a speech to the Water Summit in Wellington. More >>

Ministers meet bank and insurance regulators

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 7:05 pm | New Zealand Government

on Grant Robertson Minister of Finance Hon Kris Faafoi Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 29 May 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Ministers meet bank and insurance regulators Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Commerce and Consumer ... More >>

Review must achieve best outcome for patients

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 6:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s review of the New Zealand Health and Disability Sector needs to achieve the best outcome for patients whilst taking an independent approach to ensure that changes made to the health sector are positive, appropriate and enduring, National’s ... More >>

Modernising the way we do business

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister for Small Business MEDIA STATEMENT Modernising the way we do business More >>

Labour being tricky with welfare agenda

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 4:29 pm | New Zealand National Party

29 May 2018 Labour being tricky with welfare agenda Labour needs to be upfront about its welfare agenda instead of hiding behind yet another working group, National Party spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston says. “The Government has announced ... More >>

Green Party welcomes meth report on contaminated homes

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 4:03 pm | Green Party

The Green Party’s stance that tenants have been unnecessarily evicted from their homes has been justified by a report today from the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. Released ... More >>

Partisan health review a joke

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 2:46 pm | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s announcement that a review of the health system will be run by an advisor to the Prime Minister shows it is a completely partisan affair, says David Seymour. More >>

Major review of health system launched

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced a wide-ranging review designed to future-proof our health and disability services. More >>

Aucklanders reject Twyford’s fuel tax again

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 12:48 pm | New Zealand National Party

With a majority of Aucklanders opposed to the proposed regional fuel tax, it is time for Transport Minister Phil Twyford to abandon his plans to tax Aucklanders more, National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. More >>

New Deputy Commissioner of Police

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

Long-serving Police Assistant Commissioner Wally Haumaha has been appointed to a new role as Deputy Commissioner. More >>

Tripartite taskforce to review Holidays Act

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:03 am | New Zealand Government

A taskforce that brings business, workers and Government together has been established to recommend changes to the Holidays Act 2003, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. More >>

Minerals potential revealed by study

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 10:39 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s strategic mineral potential has been greatly enhanced by a GNS Science study which has highlighted areas of interest across parts of the country, says Energy and Resource Minister Megan Woods. More >>

New field staff for Mycoplasma bovis eradication

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 10:18 am | New Zealand Government

The fight against Mycoplasma bovis is escalating with 50 more staff, a new field HQ and the appointment of a science adviser, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. More >>

Report into meth contaminated homes released

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 9:36 am | New Zealand Government

A new report into methamphetamine smoking residue on household surfaces has found there is no evidence third-hand exposure causes adverse health effects, Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says. More >>

Decision brings certainty to farmers

Monday, 28 May 2018, 4:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s decision of phased eradication over two years of the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis will bring a significant level of certainty to the farmers around the country, National’s Agriculture Spokesperson Nathan Guy says. More >>

Rural Communities Need to Support Those Affected by Cull

Monday, 28 May 2018, 4:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rural Communities Need to Support Those Affected by Mycoplasma Bovis Cull Rural communities need to band together to support the farmers affected by the government decision to cull all cattle affected by the Mycoplasma Bovis outbreak says New Zealand ... More >>

Plan to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis

Monday, 28 May 2018, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Government and farming sector leaders have agreed to attempt the eradication of cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand to protect the national herd and the long-term productivity of the farming sector. More >>

Tabuteau goes South to talk PGF

Monday, 28 May 2018, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development MEDIA STATEMENT 28 May 2018 Tabuteau goes South to talk PGF Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau is travelling to Nelson, Christchurch and Invercargill ... More >>

Salvation Army latest to say Phil’s not working

Monday, 28 May 2018, 2:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

Confidence in KiwiBuild is rapidly fading, with the Salvation Army the latest group to lose faith, today urging Phil Twyford to raise the white flag and call in the experts, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith Collins says. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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