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Green Party to stand candidate in Northcote by-election

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 09:58 PM
The Green Party Executive has decided to stand a candidate in the upcoming Northcote by-election. Read more...

Green Party to stand candidate in Northcote by-election

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 09:58 PM
The Green Party Executive has decided to stand a candidate in the upcoming Northcote by-election. Read more...

Govt must ensure beneficiaries meet obligations

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 05:17 PM
Govt must ensure beneficiaries meet obligations The Government’s overhaul of New Zealand’s welfare system must not lessen the incentive for beneficiaries to find work or the sanctions imposed on those who try and cheat the system, National’s ... Read more...

Lest We Forget - Commemorating Anzac Day 2018

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 04:13 PM
Hon Grant Robertson Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 24 March 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Lest We Forget - Commemorating Anzac Day 2018 As people join in Anzac Day services throughout the country it is timely to reflect on the final days of ... Read more...

Govt to compensate Tyson Redman for wrongful conviction

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 04:10 PM
Government to compensate Tyson Redman for wrongful conviction, imprisonment The Government has provided Tyson Gregory Redman more than $500,000 in compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. ... Read more...

Government to help fund services for Veterans

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 03:37 PM
Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has today welcomed the announcement of $1.1 million in grant payments over the next four years for the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA) and No Duff Charitable Trust. Read more...

Govt doesn't know if emissions will fall

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 03:27 PM
"Despite much fanfare over its decision to ban offshore oil and gas exploration, the Government doesn't know whether it will lead to lower global greenhouse gas emissions", says ACT Leader David Seymour. Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods confirmed ... Read more...

Govt puts regions on the backburner yet again

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 03:23 PM
The Government continues to undermine regional New Zealand, with the Conservation Minister scuttling a plan to extract waxes and resins from a wetland in Northland that would create jobs for locals, National’s Regional Development Spokesperson ... Read more...

Tabuteau attends Pacific Economic Ministers Meeting

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 01:17 PM
Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau is travelling to Palau today to represent New Zealand at the Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) from 25-27 April. Read more...

Education talk-fest ignores charter school success

Published: Tue 24 Apr 2018 12:35 PM
“Kelvin Davis’ proposal for an ‘education conversation’ ignores the fact that Maori are making real progress within charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more...
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