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Support For Innovative Pacific Education Responses To COVID-19 Needs

Published: Wed 23 Sep 2020 11:56 AM
Supporting new and creative Pacific education practices as part of our COVID-19 response and recovery is the focus of a new $28.5 million Pacific Education Innovation Fund announced today by Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa. Read more...

Reducing Costs For Farmers And Growers

Published: Wed 23 Sep 2020 11:01 AM
$50 million investment to create single farm planning to streamline compliance Reducing costs for farmers and growers Creating greater returns for farmers Supporting a transition to a clean, green carbon neutral New Zealand Labour will support farmers and growers ... Read more...

National Needs To Rip Up Economic Plan And Start Again

Published: Wed 23 Sep 2020 10:49 AM
Labour is calling on the National Party to release its fiscal workings as the true magnitude of the errors in their economic plan blows out to at least $8 billion. “National’s economic costings are in tatters. Each day new mistakes are revealed, ... Read more...

Three Lost Years Under Labour On Harbour Crossing

Published: Tue 22 Sep 2020 02:16 PM
Labour’s incompetence at delivering on Transport infrastructure has meant three wasted years on progressing another Auckland harbour crossing, says National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop. “While Aucklanders sit in traffic over the ... Read more...

Eligibility expanded for COVID-19 leave support

Published: Tue 22 Sep 2020 12:05 PM
Eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is expanding to support more workers say Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Andrew Little and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni. Read more...

Seasonal Work Visa Available To More People

Published: Tue 22 Sep 2020 11:41 AM
The Government is putting in place a range of immigration policy changes to help fill labour shortages in key industries while ensuring New Zealanders, who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, have the chance to find new employment. “Two key sectors ... Read more...

More Border Exceptions For Critical Roles

Published: Tue 22 Sep 2020 11:40 AM
The Government has established class exceptions for border entry for a limited number of veterinarians, deep sea fishing crew, as well as agricultural and horticultural machinery operators. “Tight border restrictions remain the backbone of the Government’s ... Read more...

Crown Will Not Appeal Dodds V Southern Response Decision

Published: Tue 22 Sep 2020 11:35 AM
The Crown will not appeal the Court of Appeal decision in the Dodds v Southern Response case, Grant Robertson announced today. “Southern Response will be paying the damages awarded by the Court to Mr and Mrs Dodds shortly. The Crown was already meeting their ... Read more...

ACT Offering Ideas For Two Parties

Published: Tue 22 Sep 2020 11:35 AM
“It’s tough coming up with policies for two political parties, but we’re up to the challenge,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “National’s new border policy contains some familiar ideas. “A multi-disciplinary Covid-19 agency, allowing non-government ... Read more...

National’s Smart Border Plan Will Grow The Economy

Published: Tue 22 Sep 2020 11:00 AM
National will deliver a smarter border that allows New Zealand to safely reconnect with the world and our economy to grow, Covid-19 Border Response spokesman Gerry Brownlee says. While in Auckland today, Mr Brownlee announced the second part of ... Read more...
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