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PM Speech To Dawn Raids Apology

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou katoa, Kia orana kotou katoatoa, Fakaalofa lahi atu ki mutolu oti, Tālofa nī, Mālō nī koutou, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakatalofa atu, Noa'ia 'e mauri, Kam na mauri, Malo e lelei, Sioto'ofa, Mālō lava le lagi e mamā ma le soifua maua, ... More >>

Government Offers Formal Apology For Dawn Raids

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda ArdernPrime MinisterMP for Mt Albert Hon Aupito William SioMinister for Pacific Peoples A formal and unreserved apology for the Dawn Raids The Government will offer education scholarships as part of the apology Manaaki New Zealand Short ... More >>

Prime Minister’s Hypocrisy On Immigration

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:33 pm | ACT New Zealand

“At the same time as the Prime Minister is apologising for the Dawn Raids in the 1970s, Labour is completely ignoring the struggles being faced by migrants today,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “MPs from every party except Labour and the Māori ... More >>

Bridging The Gap – Last Piece Of Northcote Safe Cycle Route Now Complete

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The opening of two bridges over Auckland’s Northern Motorway is the last link of a cycling and walking route which provides a safe, active alternative for students and commuters, Transport Minister Michael Wood said today. Michael Wood cut the ribbon ... More >>

Progress In Establishment Of Aged Care Commissioner

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:14 am | New Zealand Government

Recruitment for an Aged Care Commissioner will start next month, to ensure greater oversight of New Zealand’s aged care sector. “This sector is responsible for supporting a large and often vulnerable population. While most people are able to ... More >>

Faafoi Must Urgently Clarify Hormone Blocker Comments

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

“Kris Faafoi needs to urgently clarify the comments he made on Newstalk ZB this evening about parents being unable to deny their children hormone blockers,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In an interview that can only be described as a train ... More >>

Have Your Say: Submissions Closing Soon On The Inquiry On The Natural And Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper

Friday, 30 July 2021, 2:50 pm | Environment Committee

The Environment Committee’s Inquiry on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper is the first step in reform of the resource management system. This inquiry is intended to provide feedback about how the Government’s objectives ... More >>

Government Must Urgently Prioritise Truancy Crisis

Friday, 30 July 2021, 2:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand’s truancy crisis is only going to get worse if schools aren’t required to submit their attendance data, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Data released to National shows a third of our kids aren’t regularly attending ... More >>

New Record Number Of Homes Consented

Friday, 30 July 2021, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Government

In the year ended June 2021, the actual number of new dwellings consented was 44,299, up 18 percent from the June 2020 year. In June 2021, the seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 3.8 percent. In June 2021, 4,310 new dwellings were ... More >>

Health Minister Andrew Little Responds To The Nurses’ Organisation's Rejection Of The Latest Pay Offer

Friday, 30 July 2021, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

I was advised last night that the result of the ballot of Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa New Zealand Nurses Organisation members have rejected the latest proposal to settle their collective agreement. Let me be clear: the proposal was one they ... More >>

Te Pāti Māori Welcomes Announcement Of ‘Ban Conversion Therapy’ Bill

Friday, 30 July 2021, 11:31 am | The Maori Party

Today the government has announced the proposed legislation to prohibit conversion practices, which confirms the intention to ban conversion therapy in Aotearoa. “Te Paati Māori whole heartedly support and welcome this much needed and overdue announcement. ... More >>

Green Party Welcomes Conversion Therapy Prohibition Bill

Friday, 30 July 2021, 11:03 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the announcement by Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi to introduce a bill to prohibit conversion therapy used against Rainbow communities. “Our Rainbow whānau told the Government that conversion therapy is a crime, and ... More >>

Bill Introduced To Protect Against Conversion Practices

Friday, 30 July 2021, 11:00 am | New Zealand Government

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to protect against practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. More >>

Health System Buckling Under Labour’s Mismanagement

Friday, 30 July 2021, 10:57 am | New Zealand National Party

It’s unsurprising nurses have declined the Government’s latest pay offer when the Government’s own data shows it’s more interested in boosting the number of bureaucrats in the health system than our doctors and nurses, National’s Health ... More >>

Livestock Export Ban Doesn’t Add Up

Friday, 30 July 2021, 9:15 am | ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s live export ban was purely an emotive and ideological decision, instead of one based on sound advice,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson and Ruawai Dairy Farmer Mark Cameron. “ACT has obtained the Regulatory Impact Statement ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Travel Window To Close At Midnight Tomorrow

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall Acting Minister for Covid-19 Response A further 500 MIQ rooms released for managed returnees from NSW. Further Government actions announced today are balanced to provide more certainty for Kiwis wanting to return from Australia, ... More >>

Green Party Welcomes Commerce Commission’s Draft Findings, Cautions Against Wait And Hope Solutions

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 3:06 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the findings of the Commerce Commission’s report on competition in the retail grocery sector, which takes aim at the duopoly formed by Woolworths NZ and Foodstuffs. “The report paints a grim picture of how our communities are ... More >>

Kiwi Wallets Are Being Squeezed As Cost Of Living Rises

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 1:33 pm | New Zealand National Party

The latest household living costs reveal Labours ill-thought through policies are hitting New Zealand’s most vulnerable the most, who are seeing more and more of their pay packets eaten up by basic day to day living costs, National’s Shadow ... More >>

It's Not A Vaccine Roll Out, It's A Vaccine Stroll Out

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 12:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The total lack of preparation for Medsafe’s approval of the AstraZenica vaccine is another example of a Government that is always reactive, never proactive in relation to COVID,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The approval was easy to anticipate, ... More >>

Words Do Matter

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:56 am | Barbara Kuriger

If you know me, you know how fiercely proud I am of being a farmer. As an MP and National’s spokesperson I move in rural communities constantly and this month, during Parliament’s recent three week recess I visited many more from Timaru to ... More >>

Government Plays A Role In Increasing Cost Of Food

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:33 am | New Zealand National Party

The interim report on supermarket pricing will likely confirm what a lot of New Zealanders are experiencing when they head to the shops, National’s Commerce and Consumer Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The Government must take responsibility ... More >>

Game Changing Jobs For Nature Investment For Northland

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:32 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Kiri Allan has announced Jobs for Nature funding for a portfolio of projects that will create ‘game changing’ gains for nature and communities across Northland/Te Tai Tokerau as part of the Government’s acceleration of the ... More >>

Bowel-cancer Screening Programme Is Saving Lives

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

More than 1000 New Zealanders have had bowel cancer – New Zealand’s second-most-common cause of death from cancer - detected under the Government’s National Bowel Screening Programme, Health Minister Andrew Little said today. More >>

$8 Million In Overdue MIQ Payments

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 10:42 am | New Zealand National Party

Latest figures released to National show there is about $8 million in overdue MIQ payments and that only in the last couple of weeks has the Government started to use debt collectors to chase the money, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Heading Up The Wrong Street

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 10:42 am | New Zealand National Party

Waka Kotahi-NZTA is driving in the wrong direction as motorhomes and horse truck owners scramble to meet new modified cab regulations, says National’s Associate Transport spokesperson Barbara Kuriger. Waka Kotahi’s LT400 ruling in April, which ... More >>

Commerce Commission Spends Millions Finding Out What We Already Knew

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 9:43 am | ACT New Zealand

“The Commerce Commission, through the misguided policy of ‘market studies’ has just spent millions finding what we already knew,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “There is little real competition in the grocery duopoly, suppliers are treated ... More >>

Govt Welcomes Draft Report On The Retail Grocery Sector

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 8:39 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr David Clark Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs The Commerce Commission’s draft report into the retail grocery sector is being welcomed by Government as a major milestone. “I asked the Commerce Commission to look at whether this sector ... More >>

The Column Stuff Wouldn't Publish

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 4:00 pm | ACT New Zealand was happy to run a column from John Tamihere accusing David Seymour of an “insidious, sophisticated and covert form of race-based politics” but they wouldn’t publish David's below response because they didn’t like the “tone” ... More >>

Next Step To Protect Milford Sound Piopiotahi

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The government has confirmed that work by an expert group into the future of Milford Sound Piopiotahi will proceed to its next stage. More >>

Government’s Vaccine Rollout A Shambles

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 2:31 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s excruciatingly slow and chaotic vaccine rollout shows it has no idea how to get the lifesaving vaccine to New Zealanders, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “And this weekend’s mass vaccination event is indicative ... More >>

PHARMAC's Priority List Lacks Transparency

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 2:05 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party welcomes PHARMAC recognising New Zealanders are asking for more transparency on which medicines it fund but today's announcement falls short of providing the information needed,” says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke ... More >>

Funding For Projects To Reduce Waste From Construction And Demolition

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced funding for projects in Auckland and the lower North Island to help reduce construction and demolition waste. More >>

Plan To Eliminate Hepatitis C As A Major Health Threat By 2030

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 11:32 am | New Zealand Government

A plan to eliminate hepatitis C in New Zealand, reducing liver cancer and the need for liver transplants, has been released today by Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall. “Around 45,000 New Zealanders have hepatitis C, but only around ... More >>

Bishop Welcomes SH2 Safety Progress

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 8:56 am | New Zealand National Party

National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop is welcoming yesterday’s update from NZTA about improving safety on SH2 between Belmont and Melling, particularly around Grounsell Crescent. “For the last few years I have worked with local residents ... More >>

A Motel Is Not A Home – Demand The Debate

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 8:51 am | New Zealand National Party

Kiwis deserve the debate on the Labour Government’s decision to spend $1 million a day on motels to house the homeless, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “For two elections Labour campaigned on building houses but instead they have been ... More >>

SNA? No Way

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 5:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT welcomes the Far North Council doing the right thing and dropping the plans to confiscate land from farmers and iwi,” says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson and Ruawai Dairy Farmer Mark Cameron. “Private property rights are under threat ... More >>

Dr Shane Reti: Labour's Made A Complete Meth Of Things

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 3:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s short-sighted decision in 2018 to scrap National’s highly successful Meth Action Plan – and its outright refusal to accept that New Zealand has a gang problem – is contributing to a surge in gang membership, meth use and misery in ... More >>

Labour’s Made A Complete Meth Of Things

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 3:52 pm | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s short-sighted decision in 2018 to scrap National’s highly successful Meth Action Plan – and its outright refusal to accept that New Zealand has a gang problem – is contributing to a surge in gang membership, meth use and misery in ... More >>

Exemption Granted For Wallabies To Enter NZ

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Bledisloe Cup rugby will be played in New Zealand after the Australian rugby team received an economic exemption to enter New Zealand. Travel between Australia and New Zealand was suspended on Friday for at least eight weeks following the worsening ... More >>

Minister Of Foreign Affairs Makes Three Diplomatic Appointments

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 11:40 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced three New Zealand Head of Mission appointments. They are: More >>

Government Backs Critical Health Research

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 11:33 am | New Zealand Government

Research into some of New Zealanders’ biggest health concerns including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease is getting crucial support in the latest round of health research funding, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today. The funding, awarded ... More >>

Enhanced Task Force Green Approved For West Coast And Marlborough

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:49 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has activated Enhanced Task Force Green (ETFG) in response to the West Coast and Marlborough floods, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “To assist with the clean-up, up to $500,000 will be ... More >>

Police Officers Leaving The Force

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:47 am | New Zealand National Party

Figures released to National show, that since March, Police Officers are continuing to leave the force while gang numbers explode, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “From March to June 2021, Constabulary Police numbers have dropped ... More >>

Govt Support For Upgrade Of Eden Park Players Facilities

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:35 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister for Sport and Recreation Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Grant Robertson has announced funding to upgrade the players facilities at Eden Park ahead of upcoming Women’s World Cup events. Eden Park is a confirmed venue ... More >>

Warmer Kiwi Homes Smashes Annual Target

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:35 am | New Zealand Government

The Government's highly successful insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, is celebrating a key milestone with the completion of more than 38,000 insulation and efficient heater installs in the year to the end of June, smashing its target ... More >>

More Jobs And Quicker Public Transport Motoring Towards West Auckland

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:34 am | New Zealand Government

Work to improve public transport for West Aucklanders and support the region’s economic recovery by creating hundreds of jobs has officially kicked off, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today. Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff ... More >>

Labour Fudging State House Numbers

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 9:10 am | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Government’s claim to have delivered 8000 new state houses has been revealed as a pumped-up figure that vastly exaggerates the number of houses it has actually built, National’s Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “The Housing ... More >>

New Bay Of Islands Hospital Facilities To Bring Services Closer To Home

Monday, 26 July 2021, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little have joined a ceremony to bless the site and workers for Phase Two of the redevelopment of the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa today. The new building will house outpatients and primary care ... More >>

What Is Western Science?

Monday, 26 July 2021, 12:05 pm | New Zealand National Party

Proposals for NCEA science risk taking our curriculum down a rabbit hole at a time when the Government should be focused on turning around our declining achievement in science, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. The proposals ... More >>

Cabinet Accepts Turkish Authorities’ Request For The Managed Return Of Three NZ Citizens

Monday, 26 July 2021, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Cabinet has agreed to the managed return of a New Zealand citizen and her two young children from Turkey, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The three have been in immigration detention in Turkey since crossing the border from Syria earlier ... More >>

Growing Gang Numbers Will Be Labour’s Legacy

Monday, 26 July 2021, 11:32 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would take back control of our streets from organised crime,” says ACT Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee. “Gang numbers have grown to more than 8,000, up 50 percent since the Government came to office. Growing gang numbers will be Labour’s ... More >>

Govt Delivers More Classrooms So Children Can Focus On Learning

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:15 am | New Zealand Government

Extra Government investment in classrooms and school building projects will enable students and teachers to focus on education rather than overcrowding as school rolls grow across the country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister ... More >>

ACT’s Private MIQ Would Be Safer Than Government MIQ

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:12 am | ACT New Zealand

“MIQ is the bottleneck starving the New Zealand economy of the skilled people businesses need to grow and compete,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT has a plan to expand MIQ places and make it safer than what the Government is doing now. ... More >>

ACT Questions Anti-money Laundering Legislation

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:07 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is today asking for feedback about the anti-money laundering legislation passed by the National Government in 2009,” says ACT’s Associate Finance spokesperson Damien Smith. “We understand the need to protect New Zealand from criminal activity ... More >>

Four Horsemen Of The Regulatory Apocalypse

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:04 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would cut through the red tape that pushes costs and compliance on to hardworking New Zealanders by tackling the four horsemen of bad regulation,” says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie. “Successive governments have allowed the bureaucracy ... More >>

Resetting The Immigration Reset

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:01 am | ACT New Zealand

“ACT would dump Labour’s ‘once in a generation’ immigration reset. Immigration reform may be needed in the future, but right now we need certainty,” say ACT’s Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall and Primary Industries spokesperson Mark ... More >>

Honest Conversations About The Economy

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:00 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT has today released the third in our series of Honest Conversations documents, this one about the economy. “Kiwis want a fair go. If you work hard, you should be rewarded, but under the Labour Government it feels like people are rewarded for ... More >>

Gangs Recruiting One New Member Per Day

Monday, 26 July 2021, 8:39 am | New Zealand National Party

New figures released to the National Party show that gangs are recruiting approximately one new member every single day in New Zealand, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “The National Gang List has grown to 8061 as of the 30th of ... More >>

Demand The Debate On Our Justice System

Sunday, 25 July 2021, 1:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins is calling on the Prime Minister to rule out separate justice systems, which is currently being consulted on with some New Zealanders. “Following revelations that Labour gave $2.75 million to a Mongrel ... More >>

Curriculum Advisory Group Excludes Almost All Of Society

Saturday, 24 July 2021, 4:14 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Government’s newly-announced Curriculum Advisory Group boasts that it ‘represents the interests of all parts of the education system,’ but they forgot the rest of society,” according to ACT Education spokesperson Chris Baillie. “The Group has ... More >>




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