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Grant to strengthen iconic Lambretta’s Café

Monday, 7 August 2017, 9:09 am | New Zealand Government

A $94,700 Government grant from the Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme, Heritage EQUIP, will strengthen the historic building which is home to Nelson’s iconic Lambretta’s Café, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Arts, Culture and Heritage ... More >>

NZ welcomes stronger sanctions on North Korea

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 7:36 pm | New Zealand Government

NZ welcomes stronger sanctions on North Korea Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today welcomed a United Nations Security Council Resolution strengthening sanctions on North Korea. Resolution 2371 was passed unanimously following North Korea’s ... More >>

Big boost for Hutt rail commuters

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 4:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop National List MP based in Hutt South Big boost for Hutt rail commuters Chris Bishop, National List MP based in Hutt South, today welcomed National’s $37 million commitment to a range of commuter rail upgrades in the Wellington region. ... More >>

$267 million investment in commuter rail

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 3:39 pm | New Zealand National Party

$267 million investment in commuter rail National is committing up to $267 million of investment over the next three years in the Auckland and Wellington commuter rail networks to support future passenger growth, National Party Transport Spokesperson ... More >>

Construction growth creating job opportunities

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released the Future Demand for Construction Workers Report 2017, the updated forecast of New Zealand’s need for workers in building and construction through to 2022. “Demand ... More >>

Construction peak to be higher, last for longer

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for Building and Construction 6 August 2017 Media Statement Construction peak to be higher, last for longer Residential, commercial and infrastructure building activity is forecast to continue to boom for the next three years to a record ... More >>

No Common Sense in Auckland Transport Announcements

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 3:01 pm | New Zealand First Party

No Common Sense in Auckland Transport Announcements Neither Labour nor National are hitting the mark for common sense and workable solutions to Auckland’s transport woes, says New Zealand First. “We have examined Labour’s options and they’re ... More >>

Labour re-heats policy to tax hard-working Aucklanders more

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 2:36 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour re-heats policy to tax hard-working Aucklanders more The Labour Party might have changed its leaders but where it wants to take New Zealand hasn’t changed, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. “By resurrecting a decade-old ... More >>

Green Party will honour Te Tiriti in Government

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 2:27 pm | Green Party

Green Party will honour Te Tiriti in Government The Green Party has today announced a set of commitments to honour and implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a new progressive government. The commitments, announced at the Party’s Māori campaign launch today, ... More >>

Greens welcome Labour’s commitment to public transport

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 2:00 pm | Green Party

Greens welcome Labour’s commitment to public transport The Green Party is welcoming Labour’s commitment to greener transport for Auckland after it today announced support for light rail lines to the airport and West Auckland. Labour today said ... More >>

Labour to build rail to Auckland Airport

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour to build rail to Auckland Airport A world class city needs a rail connection from the CBD to its international airport – that’s why Labour will build light rail to Auckland Airport as a priority, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. ... More >>

$1.78m for new youth development partnerships

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 11:58 am | New Zealand Government

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that in 2017/18, the Government will invest a total of $1.78 million into the Partnership Fund that supports youth development opportunities created in collaboration with business, philanthropic, iwi and other ... More >>

ACT reveals massive housing negligence

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 11:33 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has revealed the massive scale of potential home-building that has been blocked on the edges of Auckland. More >>

Action plan to fight antimicrobial resistance

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 11:31 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett today launched the finalised New Zealand action plan to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). More >>

Quakes change the face of Christchurch

Sunday, 6 August 2017, 11:27 am | New Zealand Government

Quakes change the face of Christchurch The Christchurch earthquakes have had a significant impact on the make-up and distribution of people in Canterbury, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The latest Greater Christchurch ... More >>

Minister attending regional security meetings

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will today arrive in Manila to meet with his Asia-Pacific counterparts. More >>

Ōhāriu MP calls for renewed focus on Ōhāriu’s transport

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 3:21 pm | United Future

Ōhāriu MP calls for renewed focus on Ōhāriu’s transport – Dunne Ōhāriu MP and UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling for a renewed focus on northern suburban transport options in Wellington following a spate of interruptions to public ... More >>

Minister welcomes pest control ruling

Friday, 4 August 2017, 6:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister welcomes pest control ruling A decision by the High Court today confirming the legality of national pest control regulations is a significant win for the survival of New Zealand’s native birds, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The ... More >>

Pacific provider steps up to take on housing

Friday, 4 August 2017, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Having a Pacific organisation providing housing will make a huge difference to families in need says Minister for Pacific Peoples and Associate Minister for Social Housing Alfred Ngaro. Penina Health Trust is the first Pacific Community and Transitional ... More >>

Vesting agreement signed for Māori Arts and Craft Institute

Friday, 4 August 2017, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell along with the Whakarewarewa Joint Trust have signed a vesting agreement that will ultimately transfer ownership of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute from the Crown, to Iwi. More >>

Relocation and rebuild of two Christchurch schools

Friday, 4 August 2017, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe has today celebrated the first sod being turned for the relocation and rebuild of Avonside Girls’ and Shirley Boys’ High Schools at their new co-located site at QEII park in Christchurch. More >>

Landcorp Challenged to Go Open Book on Jericho Station

Friday, 4 August 2017, 3:42 pm | New Zealand First Party

Landcorp should stop the flimflam and lay all the facts of the Jericho Station sale before those who own it – taxpayers,” says the New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

New Fujixerox Report Confirms Taxpayers Fleeced

Friday, 4 August 2017, 2:36 pm | New Zealand First Party

Over $55 million of taxpayer spending with FujiXerox NZ since 2012 needs forensic examination, given the latest report confirms they have likely been fleeced. More >>

New irrigation funding welcomed

Friday, 4 August 2017, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed new grant funding of over $1.1 million for two irrigation projects in South Canterbury and Central Otago. More >>

‘Living with Low Vision’ resource

Friday, 4 August 2017, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says a new resource is available to help people with low vision better manage everyday tasks. More >>

Young kiwis given volunteering opportunities

Friday, 4 August 2017, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Government

An innovative scheme targeting our youngest New Zealanders will help secure the future of volunteering in New Zealand says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro. More >>

Jacinda Ardern fails first test of leadership

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today Jacinda Ardern faced her first real test of leadership, and she failed,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Labour to New Zealand: Let’s do this

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour to New Zealand: Let’s do this Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern has announced Labour’s new campaign slogan and outlined the Party’s approach to the campaign over the next seven weeks. “When I was elected Leader of the Labour Party ... More >>

Big Spending National Throws Out the Election Lollies

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:52 pm | New Zealand First Party

National is earning its “Big Spender” title as it panic buys votes, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Speaker Repeatedly Offends Over Decision on Auditor-General

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:51 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Speaker repeatedly offends by publicly misrepresenting New Zealand First’s views on the future of the Auditor-General. More >>

New funding will allow Polyfest to grow

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

New funding will give Polyfest, the world’s largest Pacific festival, the chance to grow even further, Minister for Pacific Peoples Alfred Ngaro says. More >>

Construction milestones for two Hornby schools celebrated

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe has today welcomed the commencement of the $26 million redevelopment of Hornby High School and the completion of a $3.5 million project at Hornby Primary School. More >>

Refusal to resign as MP is a disgrace

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:28 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today Metiria Turei refused to resign as an MP, instead just saying she won’t pursue a Ministerial position,” says Leader David Seymour. More >>

New $14.4m specialist mental health unit

Friday, 4 August 2017, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has today opened a new specialist mental health facility at the Mason Clinic in Auckland. More >>

Labour’s vision for Auckland more than reheated roads

Friday, 4 August 2017, 11:02 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is more ambitious for Auckland than the reheated set of transport projects proposed by National, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Prisoners cooking up a storm for diners

Friday, 4 August 2017, 10:59 am | New Zealand Government

Prisoners taking part in this year’s Visa Wellington on a Plate are learning skills that will help them make positive changes in their lives, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. More >>

$190k Youth Enterprise Opportunities for Young People fund

Friday, 4 August 2017, 10:57 am | New Zealand Government

Applications have opened for the first round of funding under the Youth Enterprise Opportunities for Young People fund, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

New support line is getting Kiwis talking

Friday, 4 August 2017, 10:44 am | New Zealand Government

4 August 2017 New support line is getting Kiwis talking Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the free 24/7 four digit phone and text number 1737 is helping to get Kiwis talking. “Need to talk? 1737 is free to call or text from any landline or ... More >>

Jacinda Ardern must rule Metiria Turei out of Cabinet

Friday, 4 August 2017, 9:47 am | ACT New Zealand

If Metiria Turei refuses to resign as an MP, Jacinda Ardern needs to rule her out of Cabinet, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Waiting urology patients are the tip of the iceberg

Friday, 4 August 2017, 9:37 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The 10 patients waiting for urology surgery at Dunedin Hospital are just the tip of the iceberg, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

Sumner-Lyttelton corridor safety project complete

Friday, 4 August 2017, 9:26 am | New Zealand Government

The transfer of 17 properties from the Crown to Christchurch City Council marks the completion of a vital safety project along the Sumner-Lyttleton Corridor, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. More >>

Metiria Turei must resign

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 9:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

Metiria Turei must resign Metiria Turei must resign as an MP immediately because of her admitted abuse of the welfare system in the 1990s and her abuse of voters’ trust during the past weeks. “New revelations this evening prove Metiria Turei ... More >>

Statement from Metiria Turei

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 7:32 pm | Green Party

Statement from Metiria Turei “I was the sole provider for my daughter. I was fully financially responsible for us both. “I did not live at the same address as the father of my child. “I was, however, enrolled to vote at the same address as him, ... More >>

Anti-money laundering laws pass unanimously

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 6:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Parliament has unanimously passed reforms to strengthen the existing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “Money laundering and the financing of terrorism is a global issue with serious ... More >>

Questions and Answers - August 3

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:56 pm | Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Tax System—Multinational Enterprises 1. MELISSA LEE (National) to the Minister of Finance : What decisions has the Government made to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share of tax? Hon STEVEN JOYCE ... More >>

A modern Land Transport Act

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Government

More flexibility in small passenger services, mandatory alcohol interlock sentences, and tougher penalties for fleeing drivers will all become law following the passing of the Land Transport Amendment Bill today, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. ... More >>

ACT welcomes legislation to recognise ridesharing apps

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes the passage of legislation to ensure international ridesharing facilitators can operate in New Zealand. More >>

Chinese Favoured Ahead of Southland Local for Just $200,000

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4:33 pm | New Zealand First Party

The government’s farmer Landcorp favoured a Chinese bidder ahead of a local Southland farmer to buy Jericho Station for the sake of an extra $200,000, says New Zealand First leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Govt’s Johnny-come-lately approach to multinational tax

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Government’s Johnny-come-lately approach to multinational tax won’t wash It’s a case of baby steps for a Government that still allows multinational companies to avoid paying their fair share of tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael ... More >>

MP Prison Visits Impeded by Minister

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:30 pm | New Zealand First Party

MP Prison Visits Impeded by Minister An alarming Ombudsman’s report based on an unannounced visit to Spring Hill Corrections Facility in Waikato proves Members of Parliament should be able to visit prisons without notice as is their statutory right, ... More >>

Delivering social housing for a growing Hamilton

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has built 82 new social houses in the last year as Hamilton grows – with another 71 on their way, Social Housing Minister and Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams has announced. “153 new social houses in two years means those ... More >>

Marsden Fund Investment Plan released

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith says a new three year Investment Plan for the Marsden Fund, launched today by the Marsden Fund Council, will help guide the strategic direction of the fund and contribute to the National Statement of Science ... More >>

Waterview supporting our growing economy

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Government

A month after the Waterview Tunnel opened to traffic, road users are benefiting from quicker, more reliable travel times and traffic flows across both local roads and Auckland’s motorway system, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

Briefing on the Controller and Auditor-General

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 2:09 pm | Officers of Parliament Committee

The Officers of Parliament Committee, having been advised of Martin Matthews’ resignation as Controller and Auditor-General, recommends that the House take note of its report. More >>

Family violence emergency housing for Waikato

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Short-term housing will be provided to perpetrators of family violence in the Waikato to help ensure victims are kept safe and can stay in their own homes, says Justice and Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. ... More >>

Labour Caucus portfolios reallocated

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Caucus portfolios reallocated Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern has announced a minor reallocation of Labour spokesperson portfolios. The new responsibilities are: · Jacinda Ardern: Security and Intelligence, retains Children, Arts Culture ... More >>

NZ First: Auditor-General Goes, But Accountability Paramount

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 1:06 pm | New Zealand First Party

Auditor-General Goes, But Accountability Paramount The circumstances of the Auditor-General’s resignation are seriously regrettable, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. “However, anyone holding a higher public office must ... More >>

National Backs Water Royalties for Some

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 12:43 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the National Government is being two-faced over water royalties, with one Waikato iwi set to receive six-figure sums from Chinese-backed NZ Pure Blue. More >>

Applications open for Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett is calling on councils to apply for co-funding from the new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund which opens today. More >>

NZ On Air Board appointment

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Dunedin chartered accountant Stuart McLauchlan to NZ On Air. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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