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Kind Words Won’t Get Kids Out Of Living In Cars

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 06:43 PM
The Government needs to take responsibility for the fourfold increase in the number of kids registered as living in cars under their watch and get these kids into housing, National’s Housing Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Labour made a lot of noise ... Read more...

Coal Powered Government Sets A New Record

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 06:39 PM
“Jacinda Ardern’s “nuclear free moment” has become even more of a joke today as New Zealand has become a net importer of coal for the first time ever,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Labour has made it too hard to mine under the RMA, but ... Read more...

Government Provides Support To Flooded Nelson Tasman Communities

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 03:02 PM
The Government is making an initial contribution of $200,000 to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help communities in Nelson/Tasman and Marlborough following prolonged heavy rain, flooding and high winds this week, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran ... Read more...

National Launches Petition To Protect School Drop-off

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 02:39 PM
National has launched a petition to stop Labour from banning school drop-offs and pick-ups without consultation in its Reshaping Streets proposal, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Our streets should not be reshaped without community ... Read more...

Government Ensures Artists Get Resale Royalties

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 01:42 PM
In line with Aotearoa New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the UK and the EU, the Government is establishing an Artist Resale Royalty Scheme to ensure the creators of visual arts are recognised and rewarded when their work is resold ... Read more...

$6 Million On Reserve Bank Website

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 01:39 PM
“The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has strayed so far from its purpose that it’s now spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars on a new website amidst a cost of living crisis,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Written Parliamentary Questions ... Read more...

Green Party Welcomes Complaints Service For Survivors Of Conversion Practices

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 12:23 PM
The Green Party is celebrating a new complaints service for survivors of conversion practices launched today by the Human Rights Commission, and repeats the call for a Ministry for Rainbow Communities . “We are thrilled help is now available for ... Read more...

More Spin Doctors, Fewer Economics Staff At RBNZ

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 11:37 AM
Despite a huge increase in the Reserve Bank budget and runaway inflation, the Bank has massively increased its central office communications functions while failing to bolster its core economics function, says National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola ... Read more...

Government Responds To PM’s Chief Science Advisor’s Report On Commercial Fishing

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 11:01 AM
Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker today released the Government’s response to the Future of Commercial Fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand report . “The report has already been influential in shaping this Government’s approach to oceans and ... Read more...

RBNZ Doth Protest Too Much In 13 Page Mea Culpa

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2022 10:47 AM
“Less than an hour before Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr was due to be questioned at Select Committee he issued a 13 page mea culpa,” says ACT Leader and Finance spokesperson David Seymour. “In the report, RBNZ says that it had to do Large Scale ... Read more...
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