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PM congratulates Boris Johnson on election victory

Friday, 13 December 2019, 6:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory. More >>

Building a platform for the future of rail

Friday, 13 December 2019, 6:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Building a platform for the future of rail The Government has released its long term vision for a sustainable 21st Century rail network that gets our cities moving, connects our regions and gets more freight off the roads. Deputy Prime Minister and ... More >>

National congratulates PM Boris Johnson

Friday, 13 December 2019, 6:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

On behalf of the National Party I send my warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his election victory today, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

More New Zealand medical specialists for Samoa

Friday, 13 December 2019, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today announced further support for Samoa’s longer term needs as it continues to respond to a devastating measles epidemic. More >>

Discounted electric-bikes offered to public sector workers

Friday, 13 December 2019, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Discounted electric bikes will be offered up to public sector staff across the country as part of the Government’s work to reduce transport emissions and support healthier transport options. More >>

Australia and NZ confirm bid for FIFA Women’s World Cup

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The Australian and New Zealand Governments today launch an historic joint bid to bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. More >>

Blackwater gold mine gets PGF boost

Friday, 13 December 2019, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has approved a $15 million loan to help re-establish a gold mining operation at Blackwater Gold Mine, near Reefton, Rural Communities Minister and local MP Damien O’Connor announced at an event on the West Coast today. More >>

Housing First to help Nelson Tasman homeless

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

Today’s launch marks the expansion of the Government’s homelessness programme, Housing First, to the top of the South Island. More >>

Papakāinga model inspires whānau well-being

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

A housing project by Kohupātiki whānau in Hastings is an outstanding example of a Māori-led housing initiative that can reduce financial pressure and reconnect whānau to their whakapapa says the Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Catherine Chu National’s candidate in Port Hills

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:04 am | New Zealand National Party

Local party members have selected Catherine Chu as National’s candidate in Port Hills for the 2020 General Election. Catherine Chu is 23 years old and is currently a Private Banking Manager and Authorised Financial Advisor at the Bank of New Zealand. ... More >>

Government takes bite out of loan sharks

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 5:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The days of vulnerable consumers falling victim to loan sharks, truck shops and other predatory lenders are numbered, following the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill passing its third reading tonight. More >>

NZ safer as Terrorism Suppression Bill becomes law

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Government

A Bill that prevents terrorism and supports the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas has passed its third reading, Justice Minister Andrew Little says. More >>

Foreign Minister and Pacific Peoples Minister to visit Samoa

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio will travel to Samoa on Friday, where New Zealand medical teams are helping Samoa respond to an outbreak of measles. “New Zealand has been working closely ... More >>

New Pastoral Care Code will support tertiary students in 202

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has changed the law to improve student safety and welfare in university halls of residence and other student accommodation. More >>

Arms Legislation Bill report a small victory

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:53 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Finance and Expenditure Committee’s interim report on the Arms Legislation Bill is a small victory for common sense”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

New infrastructure funding tool to build housing development

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Government

A new tool to help councils fund and finance infrastructure could mean some housing developments happen a decade earlier than currently planned, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said today. More >>

Bill pulled to provide insurance claimants more certainty

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:11 pm | New Zealand National Party

A new Members’ Bill pulled from the ballot today would introduce a legal timeline for insurance companies to assess and present a settlement offer to claimants, MP for Kaikoura Stuart Smith says. More >>

Tailored housing package for Hastings

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Government

More housing and housing support services are coming to Hastings, with Housing Minister Megan Woods and Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta announcing a package today. More >>

Progress on Fixing the Flyer

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop is pleased by today’s news from Regional Council Chair Daran Ponter that the Council is working with the Airport to get the Airport Flyer service back on the real-time information boards and using Snapper again. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 12 December 2019

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 12:53 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of the Budget Responsibility Rules he committed to in Budget 2018? More >>

Vision to unite the primary sector launched today

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has welcomed the release of a bold new vision for the country’s vital food and fibre sector. More >>

Next steps for Upper North Island logistics

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:14 am | New Zealand Government

In light of Cabinet’s position that freight operations on prime land in downtown Auckland are no longer viable, the Government will now embark on a short work programme to enable decision-making in the first half of next year, Associate Transport Minister ... More >>

NZ congratulates PNG on referendum

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has congratulated the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville Government for completing a well-conducted referendum on the future political status of Bougainville. More >>

National will improve Māori health outcomes

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:58 am | New Zealand National Party

National will seek to address Māori health inequities by relentlessly focussing on early detection, prevention and setting targets, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. More >>

National will improve care for eyes, teeth and ears

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:56 am | New Zealand National Party

National will support programmes which will vastly improve the quality of life for thousands of New Zealanders, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

National will explore ways to simplify health system

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:55 am | New Zealand National Party

National wants to simplify our healthcare system as part of our commitment to delivering quality healthcare for New Zealanders as locally as possible, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

National will deliver high-quality care for women

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:53 am | New Zealand National Party

National’s Health Discussion Document explores policies that seek to address health issues faced specifically by women and improve their care, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. More >>

National will deliver first-class care for seniors

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:51 am | New Zealand National Party

Seniors will be able to access first-class care under a National Government that gives them the opportunity to retain independence and live well in their later years, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Maggie Barry says. More >>

National will give certainty to ACC claimants

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:50 am | New Zealand National Party

National will review the ACC funding frameworks to provide clarity for claimants, including firefighters who have developed cancer as a result of their work, National’s ACC spokesperson Tim Macindoe says. More >>

National will deliver more frontline mental health services

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:49 am | New Zealand National Party

National will deliver more frontline mental health services more effectively, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says. More >>

National will invest in quality healthcare

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:47 am | New Zealand National Party

National has today released our eighth Discussion Document which focusses on health and outlines a range of policies which will enable more Kiwis to access high-quality healthcare, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “We believe all New Zealanders ... More >>

Surgical mesh restorative justice report received

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter has received the report back from a surgical mesh restorative justice process undertaken by Victoria University. More >>

Speech: “A profession which is very hard to save”

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:29 am | New Zealand First Party

Good morning, and thank you for your attendance here today More >>

Why is Peters promising to protect Stuff?

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:05 am | ACT New Zealand

“The idea that NZ First would step in to protect a media organisation that has been shining a light on the opaque NZ First Foundation raises serious questions”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Govt thumbs nose at strengthening terrorism law

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:58 am | New Zealand National Party

The Government has put the safety of New Zealanders at risk by forging ahead with a weak Terrorism Suppression Bill and voting down National’s proposed amendments, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. More >>

Justice report highlights systemic racism and inequality

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:13 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome two reports that speak to fixing our justice system so that systemic racism does not further hurt our Māori communities, and so that proper rehabilitation can occur. “We know Māori experience systemic racism from the moment ... More >>

New direction for criminal justice reform

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 8:23 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is looking to turn around the long-term challenges of criminal justice by taking a new approach to break the cycle of offending to ensure there are fewer victims of crime. Justice Minister Andrew Little released two reports today, Turuki! ... More >>

New law sets up $300m Venture Capital Fund

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand firms expanding beyond the start-up phase are set for more support after today’s passage of the Venture Capital Fund Bill, Associate Finance Minister David Parker said. More >>

Govt delivers deficits, broken promises, weaker economy

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:35 pm | New Zealand National Party

Today’s half year economic and fiscal update is a damning indictment on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s economic management as she puts New Zealand back in the red, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

Green Budget win backs public sector leadership on climate

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:10 pm | Green Party

The Greens in Government have today won a significant investment to help move the public sector estate onto clean, renewable energy, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw, said today. More >>

Priorities for 2020 Wellbeing Budget outlined

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2020 will continue the Coalition Government’s focus on tackling the long-term challenges facing New Zealand while also investing to future-proof the economy. More >>

Strong economy, careful spending gives $12bn of surpluses

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is forecast to run $12 billion worth of surpluses across the four years to 2023/24 as the economy continues to grow. More >>

$12 billion in extra infrastructure investment

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is lifting capital investment to the highest level in more than 20 years as it takes the next step to future-proof New Zealand. More >>

A milestone for drinking water safety

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Government

The Water Services Regulator Bill – Taumata Arowai , introduced to Parliament today, is a milestone for drinking water safety in New Zealand and will help improve environmental outcomes for urban waterways, rivers and lakes. More >>

First Step toward Protecting Our First Responders

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:52 pm | New Zealand First Party

A New Zealand First Member’s Bill that introduces harsher penalties for assaults on police, ambulance, fire and corrections officers has passed its first reading in the House today More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 11 December 2019

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:37 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions? More >>

Western Australia Legalises Assisted Dying

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“Western Australia follows the State of Victoria, which legalised assisted dying in 2017, and a number of US states which have legalised while our Parliament considered and debated the End of Life Choice Act,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Relief at Last for Debt Distressed Farmers

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:09 am | New Zealand First Party

A New Zealand First bill 20 years in the making to help ensure the fair and equitable resolution of farm debt issues passed its final reading in Parliament last night. More >>

Ian McKelvie - Law passes to speed up dog control cases

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:56 am | New Zealand National Party

Today my Members Bill to speed up the court process for dog control offences and divert low-level cases away from the District Court has passed into law, Rangitikei MP Ian McKelvie says. More >>

New Zealand the most heavily taxed country in Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:48 am | ACT New Zealand

“Today’s Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update will confirm that New Zealand remains the most heavily taxed economy in the Asia-Pacific region ”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Chief Victims Advisor reappointed for a further two years

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:35 am | New Zealand Government

The Chief Victims Advisor to Government Dr Kim McGregor, QSO, has been reappointed in her role for a further two years. More >>

NZ tsunami monitoring and detection system to be established

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare have today announced the deployment of a network of DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami) buoys. More >>

Govt backs farmers and their work with new laws

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:22 am | New Zealand Government

The passing last night of the Farm Debt Mediation and NAIT laws shows the Government’s commitment to working alongside and helping farmers, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. “These new laws are necessary to address the previous ... More >>

Twyford undermines property rights with Urban Dev Bill

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 7:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Phil Twyford’s plan to allow the government to forcibly take private land for development instead of changing our urban planning rules for all New Zealanders will undermine property rights”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

How New Zealand defines and recognises veterans

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has announced today the Coalition Government’s initial response to work completed by the independent statutory body, the Veterans’ Advisory Board. More >>

Parliament: Oral Questions - 10 December 2019

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 11:48 am | Office of the Clerk

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions? More >>

Prime Minister statement on White Island eruption

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:20 am | New Zealand Government

Initial reports indicated it was possible there were up to 100 individuals located on the ground or around the vicinity of the island at the time of the eruption. More >>

Govt funds $100k for weather-hit communities

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare have today confirmed initial Government support of $100,000 for communities affected by the severe weather that swept across the South Island and lower North Island over the ... More >>

Rents up again as Government’s poor policies bite

Monday, 9 December 2019, 2:13 pm | New Zealand National Party

The average Kiwi renter is paying an additional $2800 a year in rent as a result of this Government’s poor policy making decisions, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

Low business confidence, less Christmas cheer

Monday, 9 December 2019, 12:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s poor economic management means more people will need food grants this Christmas, but low business confidence means City Missions will have fewer resources to keep up with demand, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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