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Have your say on the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 05:19 PM
Following the Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water, Cabinet has agreed to a range of measures to address the Inquiry’s recommendations, including some technical amendments to Part 2A of the Health Act. The most significant effect ... Read more...

One size fits all won’t fit for water utilities

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 04:19 PM
The Government is on warning not to dumb down rules for New Zealand’s Three Waters to a one-size-fits-all regime as it won’t be a good fit for every community, National's Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. Read more...

Shane Jones didn’t burn our cash, he mulched it

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 03:17 PM
Shane Jones has confirmed his flagship forest investment in Northland was bungled after pine seedlings ended up being mulched, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more...

PGF support for new marine travel lift

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 03:15 PM
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has today announced Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) support for a new 560-tonne travel lift for Oceania Marine Group. Read more...

Major funding boost for Māori community repairs

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 01:20 PM
The Minister of Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta has just announced 24 community-led housing repair projects will receive funding from the Māori Housing Network, totalling $5.8 million. The announcement was made at the National Māori Housing Conference ... Read more...

Housing a springboard to whānau development

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 12:49 PM
The Government is pioneering a new approach to allow whānau and communities to flourish with an investment of $15 million towards whānau-led community housing developments, Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced today. Nanaia Mahuta ... Read more...

Ngati Hine flub shows overtly political timetable

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 11:50 AM
Shane Jones has shown it all this week: from a lack of transparency to looseness with spending to rank incompetence, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more...

EQC inquiry to confirm lessons have been learned

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 11:32 AM
The announcement of a public inquiry into the Earthquake Commission (EQC) headed by Dame Sylvia Cartwright is welcome, but it is unlikely to bring any new information to light, National’s EQC spokesperson Stuart Smith says. Read more...

Twyford finally gets it right, makes KiwiBuild redundant

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 11:30 AM
Phil Twyford’s housing and infrastructure announcement this morning is a positive step and shows just how redundant KiwiBuild is, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more...

More transitional housing opens in Point England

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 10:49 AM
A new transitional housing development, which opened in Point England today, will provide much needed transitional housing for around 28 families each year, says Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa. Read more...
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