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Use your power - vote for the child in your life

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 01:35 PM
21 September 2017 - Teachers and educators are calling on all whānau, including parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, and grandparents, to use their power today to vote for a fair, well-resourced education system that sets our children ... Read more...

ACT will declare Housing State of Emergency

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 01:10 PM
ACT will insist the next government declare a Housing State of Emergency in Auckland to allow the building of new homes within the first 100 days, leader David Seymour said today. Read more...

New World’s plastic bag poll “rigged”, says Greenpeace

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:48 PM
Thursday, September 21: Greenpeace has joined growing public criticism over New World supermarket’s poll on single-use plastic bags, which neglects to offer public the option of an outright ban. Read more...

3 Reasons the Housing Shortage Won't get Sorted Soon

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:44 PM
Leighton Baker, Builder, Construction Company CEO and Conservative Party Leader, says, "There are 3 reasons why the housing shortage won’t get settled any time soon. Read more...

Last Chance to Enrol to Vote

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:12 PM
Last chance to enrol to vote Voters who aren’t already enrolled need to hurry and enrol by the end of tomorrow, Friday 22 September, to be able to vote in the 2017 General Election. “Election day is almost here and this is your last chance ... Read more...

Addressing skills shortage vital

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 12:12 PM
Addressing the deepening skills and labour shortage is vital for the incoming Government, says EMA. Read more...

Fatal shooting of Michael Taylor at Paeroa

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 11:30 AM
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Michael Taylor at Paeroa on 10 June 2016. Read more...

Annual Net Migration Remains High

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 10:56 AM
Annual net migration was 72,100 in the August 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. This compared with 69,100 in the August 2016 year. Migrant arrivals reached 132,200, a new annual record, and migrant departures were 60,100 in the year ended August 2017. Read more...

Safety of Ministry of Social Development staff important

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 10:29 AM
Unfortunately threats, abuse and even violence towards MSD staff is a daily reality in our country. In 2016 twelve staff were assaulted, there were 468 serious and critical security incidents and 242 threats made. Read more...

Te Matapihi Calls for Māori Housing Finance Reform

Published: Thu 21 Sep 2017 10:07 AM
21 September 2017 - In a statement made last Sunday 17 September, Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox promoted the party’s Iwibank policy, which will see a Māori bank set up to administer housing, land development and business start-up loans. According ... Read more...
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