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Close Preliminary Cannabis Result Means A Wait For The Specials: Greens

Published: Fri 30 Oct 2020 02:39 PM
A close preliminary result for Cannabis legalisation and control shows that we won’t know for sure what the result in until the specials come in, Green Party spokesperson on Drug Law Reform Chlöe Swarbrick said today. “Today’s result shows what we ... Read more...

No Vote On Legalising Cannabis Welcomed

Published: Fri 30 Oct 2020 02:25 PM
New Zealand will be healthier, safer and more successful for rejecting the legalisation of recreational cannabis, National’s Drug Reform spokesperson Dr Nick Smith says. “This is a victory for common sense. Research shows cannabis causes mental health ... Read more...

Government's Response To Preliminary Referendums' Results

Published: Fri 30 Oct 2020 02:03 PM
Minister of Justice Andrew Little has acknowledged the provisional results of the two referendums voted on in the 2020 General Election. Read more...

New Testing Requirements For International Maritime Crew Arriving In NZ

Published: Fri 30 Oct 2020 11:59 AM
The Government is moving to provide further protection against the chance of COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the maritime border. “Yesterday I instructed officials to consult with the maritime sector around tightening of the requirements for international ... Read more...

Epidemiologists Echo ACT’s Covid-19 Plan

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2020 12:08 PM
“A group of top epidemiologists has echoed ACT’s call for government to be a referee not a player and to take a risk-proportionate approach on Covid-19,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The group has said we should allow some travellers to ... Read more...

Fast-tracked Northland Water Project Will Accelerate Economic Recovery

Published: Wed 28 Oct 2020 12:02 PM
The Government has welcomed the decision to approve a new water storage reservoir in Northland, the first of a number of infrastructure projects earmarked for a speedy consenting process that aims to accelerate New Zealand’s economic recovery from ... Read more...

Tokelau Language Week Reminds Us To Stay United And Strong

Published: Fri 23 Oct 2020 12:20 PM
Staying strong in the face of challenges and being true to our heritage and languages are key to preserving our cultural identity and wellbeing, is the focus of the 2020 Tokelau Language Week. Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, says this ... Read more...

More Evidence Of Skills Shortage In Labour's Cabinet

Published: Fri 23 Oct 2020 09:20 AM
“ Speculation that Phil Twyford will have responsibility for light rail taken off him is yet more evidence of a skills shortage within the Labour Party,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Twyford failed to deliver KiwiBuild and it was given ... Read more...

Lancet Paper Vindicates ACT’s Wellbeing Approach To COVID

Published: Thu 22 Oct 2020 02:10 PM
“ A paper published in the Lancet vindicates ACT’s Wellbeing Approach to COVID-19,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The authors observe what ACT has been saying for a long time. The Government should be comparing its response with the best rather ... Read more...

NZ Announces A Third P-3 Deployment In Support Of UN Sanctions

Published: Mon 19 Oct 2020 10:58 AM
The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of ... Read more...
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