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Transport in disarray as NZTA Chair resigns

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 05:01 PM
Continuing this Government’s trend of cynically dropping bad news on a Friday afternoon was today’s announcement that New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Chair Michael Stiassny is resigning, National Transport Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more...

Govt incentives favour prisoners over officers

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 04:25 PM
How can New Zealanders be confident the Government is getting tough on crime when Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis thinks rewarding prisoners is the best way to stop them assaulting staff, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. Read more...

Speech: Peters - Danish Institute of International Studies

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 03:47 PM
For many of you living here in Denmark it must seem like New Zealand is a country at the very end of the earth. Having made the flight here, we can confirm that you’re absolutely right… Read more...

Speech: Mahuta - UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 03:44 PM
Item 11: Human rights: Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Chair of Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) and others Read more...

Classifying Commercial Video on-Demand content

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 03:28 PM
The Government is looking to make the classification of on-demand video content mandatory to bring it in line with other media and provide better guidance and protections to families and young people, says Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin. Read more...

New Zealand First Celebrates Record High Exports

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 02:52 PM
New Zealand First Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau and Spokesperson for Trade is very pleased to see the statistics released today that the value of total goods exports rose $899 million (19 percent) from March 2018 to hit a record high of $5.7 billion ... Read more...

Parker leads successful trade delegation to China

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 01:59 PM
The Minister for Trade and Export Growth, David Parker completes an official visit to China today, including talks with his ministerial counterparts in the trade and environment portfolios, taking yet another step in this Government’s work to deliver ... Read more...

Millions in fees-free at the expense of polytechs

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 11:17 AM
The Government is closing down apprentice training organisations due to a ‘financial crisis’, but reports show there was a significant underspend in the last tertiary budget due to its failed fees-free scheme, National’s Tertiary spokesperson Shane ... Read more...

New low for Shane Jones and his slush fund

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 09:38 AM
Revelations that Shane Jones wanted to spend taxpayers’ money on an unnamed regional airline which hadn’t even asked for funding are a new low in his handling of the $3 billion slush fund, National’s Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith ... Read more...

Govt needs to focus on student places in Auckland

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2019 06:31 PM
The Government is half way through its term and it hasn’t signed off a plan to manage the increasing pressure on Auckland schools, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. Read more...
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