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Foreign Minister To Take Part In ASEAN-related Meetings

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 08:18 PM
Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will today begin a suite of meetings with her ASEAN and East Asia Summit counterparts, starting with the 11th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting tonight. That will be followed by the ASEAN-New Zealand ... Read more...

Catching Thieves Not A Priority For Govt

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 06:13 PM
It is very disappointing to see Labour vote against a Bill that would make work easier for Police Officers in New Zealand as they endeavour to track down stolen goods, National’s MP for Port Waikato Andrew Bayly says. “Following discussion ... Read more...

Conservation Minister To Operate Outside Mandate

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 06:12 PM
The Conservation Minster’s handling of a ministerial review into the governance of Fish and Game will see hunters and anglers side-lined from the organisation they pay for, National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Fish and Game ... Read more...

Foreign Ministers Welcome Opening Of New Zealand High Commission In Colombo

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 03:24 PM
New Zealand and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministers, Nanaia Mahuta and Dinesh Gunawardena, have welcomed the opening of the New Zealand High Commission in Colombo next week. The Foreign Ministers, who met virtually yesterday, spoke about the opening of the ... Read more...

Govt Failing On Addiction Services For Offenders

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 03:05 PM
The Prime Minister needs to explain why it is necessary to fund a Mongrel Mob-led meth programme $2.75 million when eight out of ten of the pilot participants were already under the active care of Corrections, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins ... Read more...

Government Needs To Deliver Certainty For Skilled Migrants

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 02:33 PM
“Labour's inaction on immigration is creating a humanitarian and economic crisis,” says ACT’s Immigration spokesperson Dr James McDowall. “Families are being split at the border and being forced to choose between working in New Zealand to support ... Read more...

National Calls For ‘Covid Contribution Visa’

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 02:21 PM
National will clear the current residency backlog and provide a clear pathway for skilled migrants already in the country to gain residency. Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says we are losing the skilled migrants we desperately need who moved ... Read more...

Te Pāti Māori: Call To Remove Barriers For Māori Voting

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 01:05 PM
The Ministry of Justice have called for public submissions as they consider whether the timing and frequency of the Māori Electoral Option should be changed. Te Pāti Māori today made their submission to the Ministry of Justice and was centered on ... Read more...

Two Million COVID Doses A Pathetic Milestone

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 11:51 AM
“The Government will today give itself a big pat on the back for delivering two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but it should hold off on its self-congratulations,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “To put this into perspective, that’s 40 doses ... Read more...

Parliament: Oral Questions - 4 August 2021

Published: Wed 4 Aug 2021 11:42 AM
Questions to Ministers Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions? HELEN WHITE to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? ERICA STANFORD ... Read more...
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