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Strengthening NZ-UK People, Science And Trade Connections

Published: Sat 2 Jul 2022 01:08 PM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London overnight, and together took a number of steps to strengthen the already close ties between our two countries, and promote our common interests in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. ... Read more...

PM’s Chatham House Speech

Published: Sat 2 Jul 2022 01:05 PM
Director Sir Robin Niblett, distinguished guests. What an honour it is to be back in London, and to be here at Chatham house. This visit represents much for me. The reopening of borders and resumption of travel after a difficult few years. The chance ... Read more...

Ihumātao Taking An Ardernity

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022 06:08 PM
“After capitulating to squatters at Ihumātao, and stopping 480 houses from being built, Labour says it’ll take 6.5 years to figure out what to do with the land,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “The Government ... Read more...

$44k For Aussie Composed RNZ Tune

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022 05:32 PM
“Radio New Zealand has spent $43,677 of taxpayers money on Australian music for its new theme song,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Radio New Zealand National unveiled the new music in the final week of New Zealand music month with critics ... Read more...

Crown Appointments To Ihumātao Steering Committee

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022 03:19 PM
Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson today announced the appointment of Crown representatives, Dr Charlotte Severne and Mr Bernie O’Donnell, to the Steering Committee that will determine the future of the Ihumātao land. Read more...

New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022 12:47 PM
The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, and Te Aka Whai Ora - the Māori Health Authority. Read more...

KiwiBuild Celebrates Four Years Of Failure

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022 12:06 PM
Today marks the fourth birthday of KiwiBuild, but there’s nothing for the Government to celebrate with just 1,366 homes built out of the 100,000 promised, National’s Housing spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “After promising to deliver 100,000 homes ... Read more...

Revitalising Democracy Aim Of Australia, New Zealand, And Pacific Parliaments Conference

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022 11:08 AM
Strengthening democracy to face modern challenges in the Australasia and Pacific regions will be a key focus for a New Zealand parliamentary delegation at an international conference this week. The delegation is attending the 51st Presiding Officers and ... Read more...

More Restrictions Than Trade

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022 10:47 AM
“The EU Free Trade Deal will add more restrictions, rather than granting new access to trade,” says ACT Deputy Leader and Trade spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Free trade is always good but this deal appears to have as much regulation as trade. There ... Read more...

Government Launches New Ministry Of Disabled People

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022 10:29 AM
In what is a milestone day, the Government has launched Aotearoa New Zealand’s first Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People, and New Zealand’s first Ministry that will have a NZ Sign Language name, as well as Te Reo Māori and English names. Read more...
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