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ACT welcome National’s acknowledgement of the housing crisis

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“National’s acknowledgement of the seriousness of the housing crisis and its adoption of ACT’s long-held position that the Resource Management Act requires fundamental reform should be welcomed”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

NZ will continue to showcase ambitious climate action

Monday, 16 December 2019, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Government

With the global climate change talks closing overnight, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said New Zealand will continue to show the world what meaningful, ambitious and lasting climate action looks like. More >>

Speech: Building NZ discussion documents launch

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

Welcome to the launch of our Infrastructure and Transport, and RMA Reform and Housing discussion documents. While they are clearly two standalone discussion documents they are both also clearly about the same fundamental thing: building New Zealand. More >>

National to deliver on housing, transport and infrastructure

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:06 pm | New Zealand National Party

National has today released the ninth and tenth in our series of discussion documents, which contain a range of proposals to ensure New Zealand has the high-quality housing and infrastructure it needs to prosper, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. ... More >>

Delivering infrastructure faster and cheaper

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:04 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will explore innovative tools and funding mechanisms to deliver the high-quality infrastructure New Zealanders want faster and cheaper, Infrastructure spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. “When it comes to infrastructure, a government’s actions speak ... More >>

National will replace the Resource Management Act

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:02 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will repeal and replace the Resource Management Act, and reform New Zealand’s planning rules if elected in 2020, Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The RMA has failed in its duty to protect the environment and allow our infrastructure ... More >>

National will build up our construction sector

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:55 pm | New Zealand National Party

16 December 2019 National will deliver stability to the construction sector, making it more resilient to peaks and troughs, Building and Construction spokesperson Andrew Bayly says. “Developers and builders face continual problems with consenting and ... More >>

Highways to get major funding boost under National

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:53 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will remedy Labour’s neglect of New Zealand’s highways by reigniting our Roads of National Significance build programme and introducing a new category of funding for Roads of Regional Significance, Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop ... More >>

Denise Lee - Increasing Auckland Transport’s accountability

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:44 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is proposing to establish an independent auditor that will make sure CCO’s like Auckland Transport are properly accountable to the people of Auckland, Local Government (Auckland) spokesperson Denise Lee says. “The public perception of Auckland’s ... More >>

Chris Bishop - National will deliver better public transport

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:43 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is proposing to improve public transport by overhauling governance in Wellington and Canterbury, providing greater support for ride-sharing, and accelerating the rollout of integrated ticketing, Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The ... More >>

Undoing the housing damage done by Labour

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

National will scrap the KiwiBuild brand, stop wasting taxpayers’ money, and press ahead with initiatives that will actually put roofs over New Zealanders’ heads, Housing spokesperson Judith Collins and Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor ... More >>

Knee-jerk gun law has created mass civil disobedience

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:15 am | ACT New Zealand

“Parliament’s knee-jerk ban on firearms has led to mass civil disobedience and made us less safe as a country”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Let’s get road pricing done

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:57 am | ACT New Zealand

“National should be congratulated for raising the idea of congestion charging but it must go further and commit to rolling it out in its first term of government”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Courthouse redesign a model for the future

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:54 am | New Zealand Government

The Government will invest $100 million on a new courthouse in Tauranga which will be a model for future courthouse design for New Zealand, Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced. More >>

National wants cyclists to stay in their lane

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 6:37 pm | New Zealand National Party

National is proposing a new law to keep cyclists safe by making the use of separated cycleways mandatory, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More >>

Steps to end forced labour and lift the wellbeing of workers

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has ratified the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, reinforcing our strong commitment to ending forced labour and other forms of modern slavery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister ... More >>

Record export highs picked for primary sector

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:45 am | New Zealand Government

Record export highs picked for primary sector Sustained high growth in primary industry exports looks set to continue over the next two years with strong prices predicted for farmers, fishers, growers and rural communities. Minister of Agriculture and ... More >>

The fiscal hole National predicted all along

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:43 am | New Zealand National Party

The half year economic and fiscal update (HYEFU) proves Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson’s 2017 fiscal plan never added up and they simply can’t be trusted on the economy, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More >>

A minute’s silence for Whakaari White Island victims

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Government

A minute’s silence will be observed at 2.11pm on Monday 16 December in honour of the victims of the Whakaari White Island eruption, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed. More >>

Politics in Full Sentences, 14 December 2019

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:00 pm | ACT New Zealand

The left love to say we are lightly taxed compared with European welfare states. But what about the countries that we do business with most? Well, New Zealand is the most heavily-taxed country in the Asia-Pacific. Central and local government ... More >>

New partnership to boost screen sector job opportunities

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:57 am | New Zealand Government

Auckland’s growing screen sector is the catalyst for a new partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Auckland’s economic development agency Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). More >>

NZ provides $1 million to fight measles in the Pacific

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:45 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced New Zealand will contribute NZ$1 million of funding towards the joint United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) Pacific Regional Action Plan for Measles. More >>

New Zealand remembers Sir Peter Snell

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:44 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand is today remembering one of our true sporting heroes, triple Olympic gold medal winner Sir Peter Snell. More >>

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 >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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