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Free Press Budget Special

Published: Tue 30 May 2017 09:00 AM
Red and blue mix to make purple, and this budget is a mixture of Labour and National policy, mainly Labour. Nikita Khrushchev said ‘your grandchildren will live under communism.’ Michael Cullen didn’t have to wait two generations, only three terms ... Read more...

Minister of Defence on first visit to Asia

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 05:11 PM
Defence Minister Mark Mitchell will travel to Indonesia and Singapore this week to attend a range of meetings on defence and security matters. Read more...

Congrats to Sport and Recreation Awards finalists

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 04:52 PM
Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has acknowledged the finalists at the tenth anniversary of the Sport and Recreation Awards. Read more...

Rates Rises And Kaikoura Misses Out in Budget

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 03:35 PM
Kaikoura business people and residents hit hard by the recent earthquake have been dealt two new blows, says New Zealand First. Read more...

Law Commissioner appointed

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 03:18 PM
Former Secretary for Justice Belinda Clark has been appointed as Law Commissioner, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today. Read more...

Do Your Job – Get Cathedral Restoration Moving

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 03:17 PM
New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters says the “bleating” from Christchurch MP Nicky Wagner can easily be stopped. Read more...

Scheme helping to fill hard-to-staff health roles

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 12:40 PM
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme designed to increase the number of health professionals working in communities and roles that have traditionally been difficult to staff is making a real difference. Read more...

$360 million better spent on fidget spinners

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 11:41 AM
The Government shouldn’t require advice from officials to realise pumping $360 million of taxpayer money a year into the rental market will drive up prices, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more...

Official advice shows rents could rise following Budget

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 10:02 AM
Raising the Accommodation Supplement could push rents up as more than a billion dollars flows from the Government’s accounts to landlords over the next few years, according to official advice from the Treasury and DPMC, the Green Party said today. In a report ... Read more...

Single Child Tax hidden in Budget

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 09:44 AM
Buried in National’s so-called family Budget is a Single Child Tax that will hit medium to low income families, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. Read more...
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