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Migrant Flood Continues Even Though Country Can’t Cope

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 02:38 PM
Housing, health services, and infrastructure will continue at bursting point with annual net migration in the August 2017 year reaching 73,500, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more...

ACT will declare Housing State of Emergency

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 01:41 PM
ACT will insist the next government declare a Housing State of Emergency in Auckland to allow the building of new homes within the first 100 days, leader David Seymour said today. Read more...

Sluggish growth reflects nine years of drift from National

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:46 PM
Today’s GDP figures reflect an economy that the National Government has allowed to drift along on the basis of growing population rather than improving productivity and adding value, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more...

Auckland – a waterfront fit for the 21st century

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:41 PM
Major cities around the world have been redeveloping their waterfronts for decades – they have long since realised that what originally served as their port is no longer able to continue when modern maritime assets and technologies are introduced. Read more...

Update on Marsden Point pipeline disruption

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:39 PM
The government and industry continue to work to maintain the fuel supply into Auckland, with offers of support from New Zealand Defence Force having been accepted by industry, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. Read more...

Exports Underpin Strong Economic Growth

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:03 PM
The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the June quarter, posting a 0.8 per cent increase in GDP, taking New Zealand's growth rate for the year to 2.7 per cent, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more...

Auckland café to pay over $30,000 for employment breaches

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 11:34 AM
The Page Corner Café that operated in Kingsland, Auckland must pay $30,405 after a Labour Inspectorate investigation uncovered a series of breaches of two migrant workers’ basic employment rights. Read more...

Entrepreneurial Universities funding awarded

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 11:22 AM
Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland will be the first to take advantage of the Government’s $35 million investment in ‘Entrepreneurial Universities’, part of the Innovative New Zealand initiative in Budget 2016, Minister ... Read more...

FAST campaign increases stroke awareness

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 10:32 AM
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a nationwide stroke awareness campaign has seen more New Zealanders reporting suspected strokes. Read more...

Māori Party supports LGBQTI community

Published: Wed 20 Sep 2017 06:49 PM
Māori Party supports LGBQTI community Māori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell say they are fully supportive of the LGBQTI community after the party was accused of being anti-takatāpui. “We are a party based on a belief in whakapapa, ... Read more...
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