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Labour Team Ready To Take On The Coalition Of Chaos

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:51 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s strong line-up for the 54th Parliament brings experience and energy to the job of Opposition. There are six women and four men in the top 10, it is a diverse line-up and the front bench includes portfolios like climate change and children. ... More >>

The Future Of Aotearoa Is At Stake

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 4:17 pm | Green Party

The next 100 days will be a fight for our future. “The random, visionless, and harmful grab bag of policies in the government’s 100 day plan does not represent our future. Now more than ever we need to stand up for Tiriti-centric Aotearoa that ... More >>

ACT Priorities Populate 100-day Plan

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 4:11 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party’s coalition commitments will form a core part of the government’s first 100 days of office,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT, National and NZ First have committed to an ambitious work programme that will bring real change ... More >>

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Coalition Government Unveils 100-day Plan

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has laid out the Coalition Government’s plan for its first 100 days from today. “The last few years have been incredibly tough for so many New Zealanders. People have put their trust in National, ACT and NZ First ... More >>

Māori Will Die To Fund Tax Cuts

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 12:58 pm | Te Pati Maori

By scrapping Aotearoa’s world-leading smokefree laws, this government is sacrificing Māori lives to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. Not only is this plan revolting, but it doesn’t add up. Treasury has estimated that the reversal of smokefree laws to ... More >>

Green Party Unveils Portfolio Spokespeople For The 54th Parliament

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:42 am | Green Party

The Green Party is pleased to announce the allocation of portfolios across its largest caucus ever. “Our team of Green MPs will do everything they can to make sure Aotearoa upholds Te Tiriti and works for everyone,” says Co-leader of the Green Party, Marama ... More >>

The Time Is Now For Oceans Protection

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 8:55 am | Green Party

Community organisations, mana whenua and the Greens have written to the incoming Minister of Oceans and Fisheries to call for the progression without delay of the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill. “The Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana/Te ... More >>

Greenpeace Nitrates Research Proves Need For Strong Freshwater Regulation

Monday, 27 November 2023, 12:29 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming the release of an interactive map which enables people to monitor nitrate levels in their drinking water. “The research released today shows just how disastrous the new Government’s plan to roll back freshwater protections ... More >>

Greens Launch Petition To Save Oil And Gas Ban

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:12 am | Green Party

The Green Party has launched a petition to save the ban on oil and gas exploration. “The new Government’s plan to expand oil and gas exploration is as dangerous as it is unscientific. We need to come together to stop them,” says Co-leader of ... More >>

Luxon’s Government Will Whitewash Aotearoa

Friday, 24 November 2023, 2:30 pm | Te Pati Maori

NZ First has gotten their wish to ‘take our country back’ to the 1800s with a policy program that will white-wash Aotearoa and erase tangata whenua rights. By disestablishing the Māori Health Authority this Government has condemned Māori ... More >>

Real Change Begins Today

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:31 am | ACT New Zealand

The coalition agreement ACT has negotiated with National and NZ First and announced today will deliver the real change so many New Zealanders voted for. The three parties have committed to a policy programme that will make life more affordable, ensure ... More >>

Green Party A Strong Opposition To Divisive Government

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:07 am | Green Party

The Green Party will keep up the fight for an Aotearoa that works for everyone. “We defied history in this election with a record 330,883 people voting for the Green Party. We will make sure the voices of all you are heard loud and clear in ... More >>

National, ACT And New Zealand First To Deliver For All New Zealanders

Friday, 24 November 2023, 10:51 am | New Zealand Government

The new coalition government of National, ACT and New Zealand First will be stable, effective and will deliver for all New Zealanders, National Leader and incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says. “Despite the challenging economic environment, ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Call For Resignation Of MFAT CEO Over Te Reo Māori Erasure

Monday, 20 November 2023, 3:29 pm | Te Pati Maori

Te Pāti Māori have called for the resignation of the Ministry of Foreign and Trade chief executive Chris Seed following his decision to erase te reo Māori from government communications. While the country still waits for a new government to be formed, ... More >>

Labour Party Calls For Immediate Ceasefire

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 9:22 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The New Zealand Labour Party is urgently calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and Israel to put a halt to the appalling attacks and violence, so that a journey to a lasting peace can begin, Labour Leader Chris Hipkins said. “Along with other New Zealanders ... More >>

Further Humanitarian Support For Gaza, West Bank, & Israel

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 9:31 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is contributing a further $5 million to support the response to urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, bringing New Zealand’s total contribution to the humanitarian response so far to $10 million. “New Zealand is ... More >>

Mahuta Must Explain Moral Failing On Last Day

Saturday, 11 November 2023, 4:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ Documents released by the Israel Institute of NZ appear to show a final moral failing by Nanaia Mahuta that casts shame on behalf of all New Zealand,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “When Hamas began ... More >>

Caretaker Arrangements Extended

Friday, 10 November 2023, 6:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Chris Hipkins and Christopher Luxon have agreed the Governor General will be advised to extend the current caretaker government arrangements until a new Government is formed. “Under section 6 of the Constitution Act current Ministers must leave office ... More >>

Aotearoa Must Cut Ties With War Criminals

Friday, 10 November 2023, 2:13 pm | Te Pati Maori

Israel have agreed to 4 hour pause of violence each day, essentially saying they will still kill Palestinians for 20 hours a day. If President Joe Biden is going to rule out a ceasefire but take credit for negotiating a pause, then he must also ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Miss The Boat On Community Needs For Waiheke Ferry Services

Friday, 10 November 2023, 11:52 am | Green Party

Auckland Central Green MP, Chlöe Swarbrick, this morning received a long awaited OIA with official advice and consultants’ reports on whether to regulate the Waiheke ferry service. “My constituents on Waiheke are forced to use the only public transport ... More >>

Greens Back Striking Teachers

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 9:00 am | Green Party

The Green Party stands with ECE teachers striking for better funding and conditions. “The working conditions of our teachers are the learning conditions of our tamariki. The Green Party is calling on the incoming Government to prioritise our teachers ... More >>

Labour Caucus Confirms Leadership

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Caucus met today and confirmed that Chris Hipkins would remain Labour Leader, and Carmel Sepuloni would take over as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Kelvin Davis chose not to seek the deputy leadership role, and Carmel Sepuloni was ... More >>

Two Year Anniversary For End Of Life Choice Act

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 12:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Today marks two years of the End of Life Choice Act allowing terminally ill New Zealanders to die with dignity,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Hundreds of New Zealanders who were terminally ill and suffering have used the legislation to ... More >>

Swarbrick Must Explain Use Of Hamas Phrase

Monday, 6 November 2023, 1:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Green MP Chloe Swarbrick must explain why she is repeating statements from the terrorist organisation Hamas’ charter,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Chloe Swarbrick was videoed leading a chant of ” From the river to the sea ” at the ... More >>

ACT Records Best Ever Result - Time For Real Change

Friday, 3 November 2023, 3:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

“With the special votes finally counted, ACT is proud to have achieved its greatest ever election result. Now it’s time for real change,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Thank you to those who have supported us, we now have a record 11 ACT MPs in Parliament, ... More >>

Experienced Labour Team Core Of Formidable Opposition

Friday, 3 November 2023, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

A 34-strong Labour Caucus has been confirmed with the final 2023 General Election result received today. “The new Labour team will be a formidable Opposition, who will proudly stand on the Government’s record over the past six years and hold ... More >>

Greens Celebrate Historic Election Result

Friday, 3 November 2023, 2:00 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is today celebrating its biggest election result ever. “With a larger share of the vote and more MPs than we’ve had before, Green Party will lead the ongoing fight to eliminate poverty, honour Te Tiriti, protect nature, and build ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Celebrate Most Successful Election Result In History

Friday, 3 November 2023, 1:58 pm | Te Pati Maori

Te Pāti Māori are celebrating the most successful election result in the Party’s history following the announcement of the final vote count today. Mariameno Kapa-Kingi and Takutai Moana Kemp will be joining Te Pāti Māori’s caucus alongside fellow ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Statement On Gaza

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 2:51 pm | Te Pati Maori

Prime Minister Hipkins has been vocal in condemning HAMAS but silent on the war crimes of Israel as though Palestinian lives matter less. The bombing of hospitals, homes and churches is not self-defence. The use of white phosphorous in densely populated ... More >>

All Blacks Finish Runners Up At Rugby World Cup 2023

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has congratulated the All Blacks on their effort in finishing runners up in the Men’s Rugby World Cup in Paris. “On behalf of New Zealand, I’d like to congratulate coach Ian Foster, captain Sam Cane and the rest of the team for their ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Demand NZ Government Expel Israeli Ambassador If There Is No Immediate Ceasefire, Humanitarian Aid

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 1:52 pm | Te Pati Maori

Te Pāti Māori Co-leaders Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer are demanding that the New Zealand Government expel the Israeli ambassador if Israel does not immediately implement a ceasefire and open safe humanitarian aid corridors for Gaza. “We condemn ... More >>

Andrew Little To Retire From Politics

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Andrew Little will not take up his List seat for the 54th Parliament and will retire from politics. “I’m grateful for the opportunities my country and party have given me to serve the community,” Andrew Little said. “With the ... More >>

Tackling Inflation Must Be No.1 Priority For Incoming Govt

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 11:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a hangover from Labour’s time in charge, it marks two and a half years of inflation above the Reserve Bank’s target range. The next Government’s number one job is going to be ending wasteful spending and ... More >>

Vote With Your Values - Too Much At Risk From National’s Cuts

Friday, 13 October 2023, 10:15 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour leader Chris Hipkins is urging New Zealanders to vote with their values on the final two days of polling and party vote Labour to protect what matters to them and their families. More >>

Taxpayer-funded Job Search Platform More Evidence Of Why ACT Is Needed

Friday, 13 October 2023, 10:13 am | ACT New Zealand

“News that the Government is spending more than $36 million on a job search platform for beneficiaries shows why ACT is needed to bring to government accountability for taxpayers,” says ACT’s Social Development spokesperson Karen Chhour. “There’s ... More >>

Go And Vote For Our Future

Friday, 13 October 2023, 10:07 am | Green Party

Green Party co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw are today wrapping up a campaign that has sought to inspire hope, rather than fear, and that has focused on thoroughly thought through, long-term policy, rather than soundbites. The co-leaders today visited ... More >>

PHARMAC Needs To Work For Patients, Not Itself

Friday, 13 October 2023, 9:59 am | ACT New Zealand

“The internal chaos and siege mentality at PHARMAC is exactly why the next Government needs to open the organisation up to patient consultation and greater accountability,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Access to ... More >>

Two Years Straight Of Rising Food Prices

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 12:58 pm | ACT New Zealand

“With today’s 8 per cent increase, it has now been two years since Kiwis had even the slightest bit of relief at the checkout. We can either carry on the same direction until a loaf of bread becomes a luxury item, or we can get rid of the waste ... More >>

Hipkins’ Campaign Of Fear On Treaty Will Fail

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 12:57 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Chris Hipkins and Labour are spending the last 48 hours running a desperate campaign of fear and misleading New Zealanders about ACT’s position on Māori and the Treaty,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This morning, Hipkins said: ‘[David Seymour] ... More >>

Labour’s Legacy - Food Prices Up Nearly 30 Per Cent

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 12:16 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s failure to tackle inflation has seen food prices skyrocket by nearly 30 per cent under their watch, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “New data out today shows that food prices are up 8 per cent in the year to September ... More >>

Chris Hipkins’ Speech At Nga Whare Waatea Marae

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 10:10 am | New Zealand Labour Party

  E ngā mana, e ngā reo, rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou. Te whare e tū nei, Ngā Whare Waatea Te papa e takoto nei, takoto. Ki ngā mana whenua Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa (I want to acknowledge everyone gathered ... More >>

Ute Tax Most Successful Initiative For Punishing Workers

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 4:45 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Chris Hipkins’ claim that the Ute Tax was one of Labour’s most successful initiatives either shows how little Labour has achieved, or how little they care about everyday Kiwis who are unable to drive an EV,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson ... More >>

Hipkins Vs Reality On New Zealand’s Economy

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 1:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealanders became poorer this year under Labour and, if we carry on with more of the same, next year isn't looking any better. Only a stable ACT-National government can fix the economy,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The IMF’s ... More >>

Mass Exodus Of Kiwis Continues Under Labour

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 1:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

Under Labour’s watch more than 42,000 Kiwis have left New Zealand in the last year, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “New Zealanders are going backwards under Labour with the cost-of-living crisis, rising crime, declining ... More >>

If National Wins, Our Climate And Economy Loses

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 11:46 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A report out today showing the number of extreme weather events in New Zealand will double highlights the risk of a change of Government that plans to turn its back on climate change, Labour Leader Chris Hipkins says. Our Atmosphere and Climate 2023 ... More >>

If National Wins, Children In Poverty Will Lose

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 10:32 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Christopher Luxon’s failure to answer questions about whether those who receive benefits will be worse off under his policies off while landlords are set to gain millions, is because he knows it’s true, Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson ... More >>

$1,100 Of KFC And Maccas For Escapees A Failure Of Values

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 10:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“What sort of values does it teach when the Government buys youth justice escapees over $1100 worth of fast food for assaulting staff and breaking out? We need to be teaching the values of right and wrong. Not rewarding people for causing chaos,” ... More >>

Key Dates For Port Waikato By-election

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 6:44 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission is preparing for a by-election in the Port Waikato electorate on Saturday 25 November 2023. The by-election follows the death of a Port Waikato candidate during this year’s General Election. Party votes in the Port Waikato ... More >>

National Sets Bold Target For Export Growth

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 2:57 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will set an ambitious target to double the value of exports in ten years to help rebuild the economy so all New Zealanders can get ahead, National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Trade underpins New Zealand’s economy, and the ... More >>

Port Waikato By-election Date Announced

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Government

The Port Waikato by-election will be held on Saturday 25 November, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. The by-election follows the death of ACT candidate Neil Christensen before the general election. Under the Electoral Act, a by-election ... More >>

Prime Misinformer Ending Campaign How He Started

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 12:46 pm | New Zealand National Party

In the final week of the campaign Labour is ending its campaign the way it started – with relentless misinformation and negativity, National’s Campaign Chair Chris Bishop says. “Labour kicked off its campaign with the CTU launching all-out personal ... More >>

Grant Robertson’s Attack On Savings Show Why Real Change Is Needed

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 10:27 am | ACT New Zealand

“Grant Robertson thinks it’s a criticism to say National would save $3.1 billion in spending. The truth is that the next Government will need to reduce spending by more than that to tackle inflation and ease the cost of living pressure on New Zealanders, ... More >>

ACT Leader David Seymour Mourns The Passing Of Neil Christensen

Monday, 9 October 2023, 3:52 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is mourning the passing of Neil Christensen, a valued member of the party and candidate for the Port Waikato electorate,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “On behalf of the ACT Party I’d like to offer my condolences to Neil’s ... More >>

ACT’s Open Letter To Public Service Chief Executives

Monday, 9 October 2023, 2:12 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has today released an open letter addressed to the chief executives of all public service departments outlining ACT’s commitments to New Zealanders for real change the in public service from 15 October. “Government departments ... More >>

Kiwis & National Want Tougher Penalties For Crime

Monday, 9 October 2023, 12:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National Party and the public are aligned in wanting tougher penalties for crime and a Justice system that puts victims’ interests ahead of offenders’ interests, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith and Police spokesperson Mark Mitchell ... More >>

Further Threats Made To National By Gang Members

Monday, 9 October 2023, 11:22 am | New Zealand National Party

Increasing attempts to intimidate political party candidates and volunteers are examples of a culture of brazenness among offenders that is flourishing under Labour, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith and Police spokesperson Mark Mitchell ... More >>

Déjà Vu As Hipkins Misleads On Prison Numbers

Monday, 9 October 2023, 11:17 am | ACT New Zealand

“Chris Hipkins’ claim on Newstalk ZB that the reduction in prison numbers is primarily due to fewer people in prison on driving and cannabis charges, is completely wrong and was disproven when his Police Minister said it months ago,” says ACT ... More >>

ACT Adds To Coalition Of Chaos’ Meltdown

Monday, 9 October 2023, 9:31 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The coalition of chaos’ meltdown days out from the election has accelerated with David Seymour repeating his threat to destabilise a possible future Government by sitting on the cross benches and voting issue by issue, Grant Robertson says. It’s ... More >>

National Rules Out Petrol Tax Hikes In First Term

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 6:58 pm | New Zealand National Party

  A National Government will not increase petrol taxes in its first term, offering a clear alternative to Labour’s 12 cents per litre tax hike which will only extend the cost-of-living crisis, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon ... More >>

An End To Dividing Health By Race

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 6:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

Getting rid of the race-based Māori Health Authority Ending the use of race to prioritise surgical waitlists Stopping pharmacy initiatives only accessible to Māori and Pasifika An end to giving out race-based taxpayer-funded freebies – like prezzy ... More >>




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