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Capital Gains Tax will lift rents, add to living costs

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 01:44 PM
A capital gains tax would lead to further rent increases and hurt those who can least afford it, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government insists it set up the Tax Working Group ‘to deliver fairness’ to the tax system but the ... Read more...

Greg O’Connor disappointed at plans to close Kiwibank Branch

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 01:32 PM
“Today’s announcement that Kiwibank is closing its Johnsonville branch is very disappointing and will be a real blow to the Johnsonville community and surrounding areas,” says Greg O’Connor, MP for Ōhāriu. Read more...

Environment Court Judge appointed

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 12:09 PM
Auckland-based solicitor Melinda Dickey has been appointed as an Environment Judge and District Court Judge to serve in Auckland, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. Read more...

Breach of Privileges Committee ruling disappointing

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 12:07 PM
The Green Party is concerned that information made public by the National Party report into the leaking of Simon Bridges’s travel expenses has allowed the identification of two journalists based on information that should have been kept confidential. Read more...

Pacific region Speakers gather in Canberra

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 11:29 AM
Deputy Speaker Hon Anne Tolley MP is in Canberra this week participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Study Programme for Speakers of Pacific Parliaments. The programme is hosted by the Parliament of Australia, and brings together eight speakers, deputy ... Read more...

More 111 callers to get help faster

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 11:29 AM
111 calls made from all mobile phones in New Zealand will soon have their locations verified, enabling a faster response in an emergency. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi says enhancements to the Emergency Caller ... Read more...

Another day, another tax hike from Labour

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 11:04 AM
The Labour-led Government is currently working on more tax hikes, this time one which could have a dramatic impact on the International Education Sector, National’s Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Spokesperson Simeon Brown says. Read more...

Fixing Middlemore Hospital a priority

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 10:00 AM
Long standing problems with buildings and infrastructure at Middlemore Hospital and the Manukau SuperClinic will be fixed following an $80 million investment, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Read more...

PM welcomes state visit by Korean President Moon Jae-in

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 08:42 PM
The President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in will visit New Zealand from 2 to 4 December, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Read more...

Councils’ confidence in Minister diminishing

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 04:13 PM
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has released an underwhelming policy decision for Councils on the Three Waters review, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. Read more...
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