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More Businesses Must Be Able To Operate Safely

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 03:30 PM
The Government must be more agile when it comes to allowing businesses to keep operating during the lockdown if they can prove they can do so safely, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Our economy has already faced unprecedented ... Read more...

Police Using Official Documents For Propaganda

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 01:35 PM
“The Police are using new guidelines for frontline officers for propaganda instead of being open and transparent with the public about their new powers”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “On Thursday, the Epidemic Response Committee requested ... Read more...

Common Sense Needed On Essential Business

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 01:20 PM
“Preventing golf course maintenance during lockdown is a perfect example of why we need a common sense approach to what activities can be undertaken”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ As ACT wrote at the beginning of the week , the Government ... Read more...

Government Chartered Flights Should Bring Kiwis Home

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 01:18 PM
The Government needs to ensure the international flights being chartered for stranded tourists are returning home with New Zealanders who are currently stuck overseas, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “With no apparent plans to repatriate the ... Read more...

COVID-19 Hospital Preparation Well Advanced

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 06:36 PM
Hospital preparations for COVID-19 are well advanced says Health Minister David Clark. “Hospitals across New Zealand are repurposing buildings and training staff to get ready for COVID-19 patients. This gives me confidence that we are well prepared ... Read more...

Further measures to support businesses

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 03:11 PM
The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help companies facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable and keep New Zealanders in jobs. Read more...

Govt’s COVID plan, economic strength recognised

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 11:29 AM
The Government’s plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 by supporting incomes, jobs and businesses, and position the economy to recover has been backed by another international report. Read more...

Move To Allow Butchers To Process Pork Illogical

Published: Thu 2 Apr 2020 08:15 PM
“The Government’s latest move to allow butchers to process pork for supermarkets, but not sell it themselves, is illogical,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour. “It appears that animal welfare concerns have pushed the Government to move on ... Read more...

Butchers Now Allowed To Process Pork

Published: Thu 2 Apr 2020 05:34 PM
Changes have been made to allow butchers to process pork, only for supply to supermarkets or other processors or retailers that are open, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced. “We carefully weighed the risk of allowing butchers to open their ... Read more...

Essential workers leave scheme established

Published: Thu 2 Apr 2020 03:23 PM
Essential workers who take leave from work to comply with public health guidance are being supported with a leave scheme to ensure they will continue to receive income, say the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister ... Read more...
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