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Learning from examples

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 02:08 PM
The Auditor-General’s report Digital access to information and services: Learning from examples was presented to the House of Representatives today. Read more...

Legalising cannabis in Canada is good for public health

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 01:35 PM
AnchorCanada’s landmark decision to introduce a strictly regulated legal cannabis market is a public health win, and something the New Zealand government should look to emulate. Read more...

Councils across country must confirm stance on fuel tax

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 12:58 PM
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on every council in New Zealand to confirm where it stands on regional fuel tax, after 14 councils were revealed to be discussing implementing one. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Jordan Williams says, ... Read more...

EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 12:50 PM
Today, in the New Zealand capital of Wellington, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand's Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker officially launched negotiations today for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement. Read more...

GDP growth eases slightly

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 11:23 AM
Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 0.6 percent increase in the December 2017 quarter. Growth in service industries more than offset a fall in construction activity. Read more...

NZ Q1 GDP Release

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 11:15 AM
The NZ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Q1 has just been released. Read more...

Post Budget health analysis shows reverse in downwards trend

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 11:03 AM
Council of Trade Unions Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy Lyndon Keene today jointly released detailed analysis of the 2018/2019 health budget which shows $2.5 billion would need to be ... Read more...

University Library Restructures condemned

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 10:38 AM
A New University, a group committed to the democratisation of the University of Auckland, strongly condemns the decision made by Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, to restructure the University's Libraries and Learning ... Read more...

"Winston's Dowry" - policy costing tracker

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 09:14 AM
With Winston Peters now the Prime Minister, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is launching a new policy cost tracking project – to calculate the cost of Mr Peters and his Party in forming the coalition Government. Read more...

Dunne Speaks: I am almost feeling sorry for the Greens

Published: Thu 21 Jun 2018 08:30 AM
I am almost feeling sorry for the Greens. The self-proclaimed party of principle has struggled with the reality of Government, ever since it joined the unholy alliance with Labour and New Zealand First last October. They are the awkward members at the ... Read more...
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