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Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Australia

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 06:08 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Australia tomorrow to meet with Australian counterparts in Canberra. Read more...

Speech: Ardern - Justice Summit Opening

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 06:07 PM
Te whare e tu nei Te marae e takoto ana Tena korua E nga mate maha Haere, haere, haere Nga tangata whenua o tenei rohe, Te Atiawa tena koutou Tatou nga kanohi ora e hui mai ana Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa Read more...

Twyford shows debt control pledge is phoney

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 04:46 PM
Cabinet minister Phil Twyford’s revelation that the government has no limit on the amount of debt it might run up makes a mockery of Grant Robertson’s fiscal responsibility rules, National’s finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more...

Green Party backs pay freeze for MPs

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 04:17 PM
The Green Party backs the Government’s decision to freeze MPs’ pay for the next year and welcomes a review that will investigate changes down the track to ensure pay increases are in line with increases other working New Zealanders receive. Read more...

MP pay frozen and fairer system for increases developed

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 03:50 PM
The Government is freezing MP salaries and allowances for a year while developing a fairer formula for future pay increases. Read more...

Small increase in frontline cops over five years

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 03:10 PM
Today’s big announcement by Police Minister Stuart Nash and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters about 1800 new police officers is another example of spin over substance, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. Read more...

More diversity for smarter justice reforms

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 03:04 PM
Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced he’s added more diversity and filled the two remaining places on the expert advisory group focussing on the criminal justice reform programmes. Read more...

Government announces improvements to trades training

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 02:50 PM
The Government is expanding the number of Trades Academy places to help more senior secondary school students into employment, and simplifying the way Māori and Pasifika Trades Training students access the resources they need, Education Minister Chris ... Read more...

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 02:07 PM
ACT Forces Winston’s Hand on Māori seats ACT’s Smaller Government Bill has forced Winston Peters to propose an amendment to a Labour MP's bill that would put the Māori seats to a referendum. Peters has been in Parliament for 40 years and ... Read more...

More Police across all regions

Published: Mon 20 Aug 2018 01:31 PM
Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Police 20 August 2018 EMBARGOED 1.30PM MEDIA STATEMENT More Police across all regions Provincial communities across all regions will benefit from the rollout of 1800 extra Police ... Read more...
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