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Working Together To Clean Up NZ’s Beaches

Saturday, 29 February 2020, 10:34 am | New Zealand National Party

National wants to work with schools and community groups to clean up New Zealand’s beaches, Leader of the National Party, Simon Bridges says. “We will commit $5 million over three years to work with schools and community groups to help clean up our environment. ... More >>

Joint Statement By Prime Ministers Jacinda Ardern And Scott Morrison

Friday, 28 February 2020, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Government

1. Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP and Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern met in Sydney on 28 February 2020 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting. The Australia-New Zealand relationship is a partnership marked by close ... More >>

PM’s Remarks From Joint Stand-up With PM Morrison

Friday, 28 February 2020, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Government

It’s my pleasure to be in Sydney today for our annual meeting, Prime Minister. It’s fair to say that since we last met, tragedy and disaster have befallen our two countries. They say that in moments of that nature, the true character of an ... More >>

Government Takes Further Action To Protect New Zealanders From COVID-19

Friday, 28 February 2020, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced a suite of new actions as it steps up its response to the rapidly changing global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. More >>

Where Is David Clark?

Friday, 28 February 2020, 2:50 pm | New Zealand National Party

David Clark has been missing in action on recent health issues, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The Minister has all but left the coronavirus response to his officials, with the Director-General fronting public statements and ... More >>

Agriculture Minister Declares Adverse Event For Waikato Primary Sector

Friday, 28 February 2020, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has today classified the drought conditions in Waikato and South Auckland as an adverse event for the primary sector, unlocking $80,000 in Government support for farmers and growers. “This is recognition that ... More >>

Bluegreens To Set Environment Agenda For 2020

Friday, 28 February 2020, 2:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

Climate, water and waste issues will be topics at the forefront of discussions for delegates attending the National Party’s annual Bluegreens Forum in Nelson this weekend. More than 100 delegates from around New Zealand are getting together to ... More >>

Robertson Owes National Apology Following Report

Friday, 28 February 2020, 11:49 am | New Zealand National Party

A report released by the State Services Commission today shows that Finance Minister Grant Robertson is ultimately responsible for a failure to keep Budget sensitive information secure, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The ... More >>

New Bill Seeks To Make Victims The Priority Within Justice System

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:35 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Law and Order spokesman Darroch Ball has submitted the ‘Sentencing (Priority of Interests in Sentencing) Amendment Bill’ – a Members Bill which introduces a new overarching ‘priority and weighting provision’ that courts must ... More >>

Public Housing Waiting List Reaches Staggering Heights

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:31 am | New Zealand National Party

The waiting list for public housing has increased to a staggering 14,869 New Zealanders, says National’s Social Housing Spokesperson Simon O’Connor. “The latest Housing and Urban Development Quarterly Report reveals a 39 per cent increase from this time ... More >>

Financial Statements Of The Government For The 7 Months To 31 January 2020

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:12 am | New Zealand Treasury

Please find attached a copy of the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the 7 months ending 31 January 2020. More >>

Govt Books In Good Position To Respond To Coronavirus

Friday, 28 February 2020, 10:07 am | New Zealand Government

The Crown accounts are in a strong position to weather any economic uncertainty as a result of coronavirus, with the books in surplus and expenses close to forecast, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today released the Crown accounts ... More >>

Digital Experts To Provide Advice On Technological Change

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:42 am | New Zealand Government

Supporting New Zealand to make most of digital and data driven technologies will be the focus of a new Digital Council that begins its work today. Minister for Government Digital Services, Kris Faafoi, and Minister of Statistics, James Shaw, have confirmed ... More >>

NZ Upgrade On South Island Roads

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:41 am | New Zealand Government

Safety and climate change resilience are behind South Island regional roading projects that are being brought forward as part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. As part of the NZ Upgrade, ... More >>

NZ Upgrade On North Island Regional Roads

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:31 am | New Zealand Government

Regional roading projects that will improve safety and resilience are being brought forward as part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. As part of the NZ Upgrade, $300 million was allocated ... More >>

Land, Air And Sea: Regions To Benefit From NZ Upgrade

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:15 am | New Zealand Government

Regional New Zealand will be a hive of activity in the coming months as the New Zealand Upgrade Programme delivers on its promise to modernise our infrastructure, prepare for climate change and help grow our economy. As part of the $12 billion ... More >>

Milford Gets Connected With NZ Upgrade

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:13 am | New Zealand Government

Digital and air connectivity in Fiordland are getting a big boost, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. As part of the $12 billion New Zealand Upgrade Programme announced in January, $300 million was allocated for regional investment ... More >>

NZ Upgrade For West Coast Ports And Roads

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:10 am | New Zealand Government

West Coast ports and roads will benefit from an investment of $18.6 million to improve safety and resilience and enable future economic growth, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. The $12 billion NZ Upgrade Programme announced ... More >>

Ōpōtiki Harbour Finally Gets Green Light

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:07 am | New Zealand Government

The Eastern Bay of Plenty will finally get the harbour development it has wanted for decades, thanks to a $79.4 million central Government investment, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. This game-changing project will ... More >>

Why Property Rights Matter

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 7:07 pm | ACT New Zealand

Beachcomber Hotel, Nelson – Thursday, 27 February, 2020 David Seymour, MP for Epsom, ACT Leader Introduction Thank you to everyone for coming tonight. Thank you especially for Kevin, Mitch, Paul and others who have worked over the past few months ... More >>

Petition To Let People Pay Inland Revenue By Cheque

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 6:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

“Inland Revenue will stop accepting cheques this Sunday. Since it has announced this, I’ve been inundated by complaints from people who have no other way to make payments. “Many older New Zealanders don’t know how to use internet banking, ... More >>

Lack Of Economic Plan Driving Business Confidence Down Further

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 3:21 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s poor economic management and lack of plan has once again driven down business confidence, National’s Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Today’s ANZ Business Outlook survey shows business confidence dropped six points ... More >>

Delivering Our Promises: More than 2000 New Police

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 2:20 pm | New Zealand First Party

A total delivery of 2,000 new Police Officers has been achieved. New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Fletcher Tabuteau attended the latest police graduation of Recruit Wing 335 in Porirua today. More >>

Economic Tide Going Out, Does Robertson Have The Fiscal Togs?

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 2:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s low-quality spending decisions are coming back to haunt them as the serious economic impact of coronavirus becomes apparent”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Robertson claims the Government has room for a shock, but in the next ... More >>

Milestones Marked With 2,000+ New Cops

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Government

A milestone has been reached with the graduation of more than 2,000 new Police officers since the Coalition Government took office in October 2017. Police Minister Stuart Nash says the graduation today of Wing 335 marks a surge of 2,023 new officers, and ... More >>

Election Year Populism Won’t Cut Fuel Prices

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 1:13 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s scapegoating of petrol companies amounts to nothing more than election year populism”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “The cost of living is a serious problem, but more red tape and regulation won’t make a difference to ... More >>

PM's Speech At Opening Of Nadi Women’s Crisis Centre

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Thank you Shamima, Hon. Minister Vuniwaqa, community leaders and Women’s Crisis Centre staff for your warm welcome. More >>

Kiwis Continuing To Be Fleeced By Fuel Tax

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12:30 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s response to the Commerce Commission fuel market study is tinkering around the edges instead of addressing the real issue of increased fuel taxes, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Unlike petrol, talk is cheap and the ... More >>

Celebrating 20 Years Of The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Ministers today celebrated 20 years of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/ Ko te Pataka kai o Tikapa Moana/ Te Moananui a Toi, and recognise there is much to celebrate and so much more to do to give nature a helping hand. Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage ... More >>

New Diploma Helps Counter Cyber Security Threats

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister, Kris Faafoi, and the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, have welcomed a new cyber security qualification as a step towards countering cyber threats and keeping New Zealanders safe. Attending ... More >>

Jacinda Ardern Speech At Lautoka Mosque

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 11:25 am | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert   27 February 2020 SPEECH NOTES   Speech at Lautoka Mosque E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi, e ngā rau rangatira ma Tēnā koutou katoa Ni sa bula vinaka As-salaam alaikum ... More >>

Govt Acts On Fuel Market Competition

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 11:14 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Megan Woods Minister of Energy and Resources PANUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT The Government has released a comprehensive response to ensuring New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump. This follows the Commerce Commission fuel market ... More >>

Taupō Airport Upgrade Takes Off

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 9:51 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Regional Economic Development   27 February 2020  MEDIA STATEMENT Taupō Airport is to be upgraded and expanded through a $5.9 million Government funding boost, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane ... More >>

New Zealand And India To Strengthen Ties

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 8:31 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker met today with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to discuss ways to strengthen ties between New Zealand and India. “India is a priority relationship ... More >>

Speech To Newmarket Rotary, 25 February 2020: "Challenges And Choices In The 20s" - David Seymour

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 8:26 am | ACT New Zealand

Introduction Thank you again for having me. Whenever I speak to Rotary, I take the time to thank you for your effort fighting polio. My mother was one of the last people in the Western world to contract the virus. There is too much division in the world, ... More >>

Speech To University Of The South Pacific Students

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 5:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Tihei mauri ora Te Whare e tu nei Te Papa e takoto Tēnā korua No reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Ni sa bula vinaka It is a real pleasure to be here today, and to have the honour of addressing you all. If you’ll indulge ... More >>

New Zealand Supports Fijian Communities Displaced By Climate Change

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will support Fiji to relocate communities displaced by climate change through a $2 million contribution to the Climate Relocation and Displaced Peoples Trust Fund, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today in Suva. The contribution ... More >>

Yet Another Corrections Failure Under Davis

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 1:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

Millions of dollars wasted on poorly constructed prison cells, resulting in a terminated contract is yet another failure from Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “Kelvin Davis has mismanaged the contract ... More >>

Proposed New Measures To Improve Aotearoa’s Air Quality

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Associate Minister for the Environment MP for Hauraki – Waikato PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Improved air quality to support better health and environmental wellbeing is the focus of proposed amendments to air quality regulations, ... More >>

Water Investment In Raukokore

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Regional Economic Development   26 February 2020  MEDIA STATEMENT The remote eastern Bay of Plenty community of Raukokere will receive a Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $10.6 million for a water ... More >>

PM Should Return From Fiji As Coronavirus Crisis Worsens

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:07 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Prime Minister should return from her three day visit to Fiji as the coronavirus situation gets serious”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Fiji is a nice place, but its economy is 20 times smaller than New Zealand’s. It is not an important ... More >>

Economic Management Must Improve Dramatically

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9:21 am | New Zealand National Party

Weak economic growth and projected deficits show the New Zealand economy is poorly prepared for the economic shock of Coronavirus, National’s Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “The Minister of Finance needs to recognise the pre-existing ... More >>

Better Protection Against Late Payments

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9:03 am | New Zealand Government

New legislation is being proposed which aims to reduce the stress and financial hardship caused by late payments to small businesses. The Minister for Small Business Stuart Nash is considering stricter rules around payment practices between businesses. ... More >>

Police Partnership Programme With Fiji Launched

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 5:49 pm | New Zealand Government

A new partnership programme between the New Zealand Police and Fiji Police will focus on combatting transnational organised crime and enhancing investigative skills, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on the first day of her visit to Fiji. The ... More >>

Joint Statement From Prime Minister Ardern And Prime Minister Bainimarama

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama met today in Suva, and renewed their commitment to continue to strengthen Fiji-New Zealand relations on a foundation of shared values and equal partnership. The Prime Ministers ... More >>

National Will Oppose Prisoners Getting The Vote

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 5:12 pm | New Zealand National Party

Losing the right to vote is a consequence of serious offending and National will oppose any law that changes this, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Labour, the Greens and NZ First have just introduced a Bill that will allow ... More >>

New Zealand Represented At Global Cybersecurity Workshop

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 2:55 pm | Office of the Speaker

Andrew Falloon MP (National) will represent the New Zealand Parliament at a cybersecurity workshop being held in the United Kingdom this week. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK is hosting the global gathering, which brings together lawmakers from ... More >>

Hunger Strike The New Way To Get Early Release

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 2:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

 The Department of Corrections decision to release a prisoner on hunger strike is an alarming indicator of the culture that Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has built within the organisation, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett ... More >>

20k More Children In Poverty Under Jacinda Ardern

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1:18 pm | New Zealand National Party

Huge increases in the cost of living because of the Government’s poor policy making decisions means 20,000 more children are living in poverty since Jacinda Ardern became the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “This is yet another ... More >>

$19.9 Million From PGF For Kawerau

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Government

A $19.9 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund will help develop essential infrastructure for an industrial hub in the Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. “The funding will go to three projects ... More >>

Statement From National Party

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1:00 pm | New Zealand National Party

“The National Party has always maintained we had nothing to do with alleged illegal activity regarding the donations recently investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. “The Party does not accept the way Jami-Lee Ross is characterising his part in ... More >>

PGF Funds Mahia Roading Package

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund is investing $8.3 million on a roading package for Mahia that will lead to greater and wider economic benefits for the region and beyond, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced at ... More >>

18,400 Children Lifted Out Of Poverty

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new reporting showing the Coalition Government is on track to meet its child poverty targets, with 18,400 children lifted out of poverty as a result of the Families Package. More >>

20,000 More Kiwi Kids On Bikes

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 10:01 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Julie Anne Genter Associate Minister of Transport     MEDIA STATEMENT Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter today announced that Bikes in Schools facilities have been rolled out to 20,000 more kiwi kids under this ... More >>

Benefit Settings Rise In Line With Wages As Of 1 April

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 9:20 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development     PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Main benefits will increase by over 3 percent, instead of 1.66 percent, on 1 April with the Government’s decision to annually adjust benefit ... More >>

Launch Of Parliament Petition To Remove Aluminium Dross

Monday, 24 February 2020, 5:02 pm | New Zealand First Party

This afternoon to a crowd of over 100 people in Mataura -- Mark Patterson, New Zealand First List MP based in Clutha-Southland launched a parliamentary petition regarding the aluminium dross issue in Mataura, Southland. The petition asks that the House ... More >>

Speaker Welcomes European Parliament Delegation

Monday, 24 February 2020, 1:05 pm | Office of the Speaker

This week, Speaker of the House Rt Hon Trevor Mallard welcomes eight members of the European Parliament to the New Zealand Parliament. It is the first visit from the European Parliament since 2018. This delegation is being led by Ulrike Müller ... More >>

Celebrate Children’s Day 2020 At New Zealand Parliament

Monday, 24 February 2020, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Government

On Sunday, 1 March, New Zealand Parliament will celebrate Te rā o ngā tamariki, Children’s Day, with a range of fun, engaging activities for the whole family. “Making Parliament more family-friendly and welcoming is hugely important to me. ... More >>

Foreign And Trade Ministers To Visit India

Monday, 24 February 2020, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon David Parker Minister for Trade and Export Growth     PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Strengthening New Zealand’s political and business ties with India ... More >>

Minister Champions More Pacific In STEM - Toloa Awards

Monday, 24 February 2020, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples   24 February 2020 MEDIA STATEMENT The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio continues to champion for greater Pacific participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering ... More >>





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