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New Zealand First Welcomes Third Tranche of Candidates

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 02:18 PM
New Zealand First is pleased to announce the next tranche of candidates that will fly our flag at this year’s general elections. Read more...

Bleak Milestone Confirms Labour Doesn’t Get ECON101

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 01:49 PM
“A bleak new milestone is yet another reminder that Labour doesn’t get basic economics,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. The Ministry of Social Development has confirmed that 200,000 New Zealanders are on an unemployment benefit. “New Zealand ... Read more...

Labour moves to protect productive farmland

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 01:02 PM
Labour MPs say they will require any conversion of highly productive farmland into forestry to have a resource consent to ensure rural communities are well supported during our economic recovery. Read more...

Building A More Sustainable Construction Sector

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 12:22 PM
A new programme, which sets a firm course for the Building and Construction sector to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has been announced by the Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa. “A significant amount of New Zealand’s carbon ... Read more...

National Commits To Extending Waikato Expressway

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 11:34 AM
National’s plan to create jobs and boost the economy will include a new four-lane expressway between Cambridge and Piarere, National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced. The new 16-kilometre, four-lane motorway will connect the Cambridge section of the ... Read more...

PGF funds tourism boost in Northland

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 11:25 AM
The Provincial Growth Fund is investing more than $7.5 million in Northland ventures to combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. Read more...

Four new projects announced as part of the rebuild

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 11:15 AM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced significant funding for Auckland’s Northcote College as part of the first wave of a new nationwide school redevelopment programme to upgrade schools over the next ... Read more...

PGF top-up for QE Health in Rotorua

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:41 AM
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $1.5 million to ensure QE Health in Rotorua can proceed with its world class health service and save 75 existing jobs, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. ... Read more...

Jobs Crisis Laid Bare

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 10:37 AM
“The scale of our economic and jobs crisis is starting to become clear,” National Leader Todd Muller said today. "Data released this week by leading employment website, SEEK, shows jobs advertising has collapsed by nearly a half since February ... Read more...

Fletcher Tabuteau Celebrates Rotorua Housing And Jobs Enabler

Published: Fri 3 Jul 2020 07:59 AM
New Zealand First Deputy Leader and List MP based in Rotorua Fletcher Tabuteau said the first round of infrastructure projects announced by Ministers Grant Robertson and Shane Jones on Wednesday will progress state highway upgrades and storm water ... Read more...
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