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Quarterly Benefit Numbers Show Highest Number Of Exits Into Work

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 03:30 PM
The Government’s strong focus on supporting more people into work is reflected in benefit figures released today which show a year-on-year fall of around 21,300 people receiving a main benefit in the December 2021 quarter, Minister for Social ... Read more...

Quarterly Benefit Numbers Show Highest Number Of Exits Into Work

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 03:29 PM
The Government’s strong focus on supporting more people into work is reflected in benefit figures released today which show a year-on-year fall of around 21,300 people receiving a main benefit in the December 2021 quarter, Minister for Social ... Read more...

Northland To Move To Orange, NZ Prepared For Omicron

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 02:42 PM
Northland will move to Orange at 11:59pm tonight, 20 January 2022, while the rest of New Zealand will remain at Orange as the Government prepares for Omicron to enter the community. Read more...

Labour Has No Plan For Omicron

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 02:37 PM
Jacinda Ardern and Labour have no plan for Omicron just like they had no plan for Delta, National Leader Christopher Luxon says. “The threat of Omicron became apparent in December but nothing seems to have happened in the last month to prepare New Zealand. ... Read more...

No Plan For Omicron – Just Crickets

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 02:13 PM
“Back from a long holiday the Government has finally fronted about the imminent arrival of Omicron – only to admit what we suspected all along, there is no plan,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Fresh from making announcements about announcements, ... Read more...

RNZAF C-130 Hercules Flight Departs For Tonga As Navy Vessels Draw Nearer To Tongatapu

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 12:44 PM
A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules has departed Base Auckland Whenuapai for Tonga carrying aid supplies, as the New Zealand aid effort ramps up, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today. Read more...

Benefit Dependency Surges Under Labour

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 11:55 AM
Today’s quarterly benefit data release is further confirmation that Labour have engineered a benefit dependency crisis in New Zealand, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says. “At a time when businesses across ... Read more...

Labour Party Puts The Treaty At The Heart Of Everything But The Labour Party

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 08:02 AM
“Labour is putting the Treaty at the centre of everything, but is the Treaty at the heart of Labour? The Labour Party constitution is 113 pages, but it mentions treaty only three times. It says that the Treaty should be honoured, but it doesn’t ... Read more...

Four Weeks And Nothing To Show On Omicron Response

Published: Wed 19 Jan 2022 03:50 PM
“Four weeks since Chris Hipkins last fronted on the COVID-19 response, he couldn’t tell New Zealanders anything new about how the Government will confront the imminent landfall of Omicron,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “There are two possible ... Read more...

Update On Tonga

Published: Wed 19 Jan 2022 02:41 PM
Tonga Update – 3pm 19 January 2022 The Tonga Government is responding to efforts on the ground. Power has been restored, and clean-up and damage assessments are ongoing. Relief supplies are being distributed by Tongan authorities. Work to clear the airport ... Read more...
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