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ACT: Statement On Covid-19 Community Transmission

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 11:32 PM
"Tonight’s news is not what anyone hoped for," says ACT Leader David Seymour. "There will be time enough to ask why this has happened, but right now the goal is to get on top of it before there is loss of life or further loss ... Read more...

National: Statement On Covid-19 Community Transmission

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 10:59 PM
Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins is calling on New Zealanders to follow the advice of health officials and do their part to stamp out the latest case of Covid-19 community transmission. “This will come as a shock to all New Zealanders who believed ... Read more...

Community transmission of covid-19 returns to New Zealand with four cases

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 09:26 PM
After 102 days of being covid-19 free the first cases of covid-19 in the community have returned, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said tonight There are four cases in one family in south Auckland. There is no known contact with overseas travel. Others ... Read more...

Vaccine Shortage Tells Us What We Already Know

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 04:11 PM
Reports that New Zealand is facing a temporary shortage of the flu vaccine amid the Covd-19 outbreak vindicates what I have known since April, National’s Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “A leaked email given to media revealing that ... Read more...

Manawatū Gorge replacement highway drives forward

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 03:48 PM
Site work is soon to begin on Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway, the project to replace the former SH3 route through the Manawatū Gorge, Transport Minister Phil Twyford said today. Read more...

Significant investment to prevent Raukūmara forest collapse

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 03:45 PM
An iwi-Crown approach programme to restore the Raukūmara forest on the East Coast of the North Island and boost employment opportunities for whānau, particularly rangatahi/young people, will receive $34 million funding, Minister of Conservation ... Read more...

Managing Our Estuaries: Waste Traps Or Taonga?

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 02:11 PM
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton is calling for an approach to managing estuaries that treats estuaries and the waterways that feed into them as a single entity from the mountains to the sea. “If the vision of ki ... Read more...

National Will Protect New Zealand’s Backyard

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 02:03 PM
National is committed to protecting and preserving our world-class landscapes so that all New Zealanders can experience and enjoy them, Leader of the National Party Judith Collins and National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean say. National ... Read more...

National Will Protect New Zealand’s Backyard

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 01:01 PM
National is committed to protecting and preserving our world-class landscapes so that all New Zealanders can experience and enjoy them, Leader of the National Party Judith Collins and National’s Conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean say. National ... Read more...

Reality Sets In For Kiwi Businesses

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 11:52 AM
“The economic reality is now hitting home to New Zealand businesses, with more pessimistic than optimistic about their own prospects,” National’s Finance Spokesman Paul Goldsmith says in reaction to ANZ’s Business Outlook report for August. “The ... Read more...
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