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National Selects Emma Mellow As Auckland Central Candidate

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 10:35 PM
Tonight the National Party has selected Emma Mellow to stand in the Auckland Central electorate for the 2020 General Election. Emma Mellow replaces retiring MP Nikki Kaye who first won the seat from Labour in 2008. Emma leads a team of communications ... Read more...

NZIER Report Shows Increasing Benefits Will Boost Economy

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 06:54 PM
A newly released report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), shows boosting benefits will also boost the economy. Welfare Advocate Kay Brereton was a member of the Government’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG), and says ... Read more...

Labour Wrong To Claim Indexation Is A National Party "Tax Cut"

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 06:03 PM
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the claim by Labour Party finance spokesman Grant Robertson that the National Party’s policy to index tax brackets to inflation is a "tax cut". Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan ... Read more...

Change Your Future Nationwide Bus Tour Kicks Off

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 05:19 PM
ACT has today launched its Change Your Future nationwide bus tour. “We’re incredibly excited to be taking our campaign on the road to meet with voters from Whangarei to Bluff,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “New Zealanders from all walks of life ... Read more...

Submissions Now Open For: Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 04:52 PM
Have your say on the Electoral (Integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill This Bill reverses the changes made to the Electoral Act 1993 by the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act 2018. The 2018 act amended the Electoral Act 1993 and created a process for an ... Read more...

LGNZ Welcomes National Biodiversity Strategy

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 03:44 PM
Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Regional Sector has today welcomed the launch of Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, citing robust collaboration with iwi, regional councils and private landowners and leadership from ... Read more...

Greenpeace Wins High Court Charity Case Appeal

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 03:39 PM
The High Court has ruled today that Greenpeace is entitled to register as a charity and that the Charities Registration Board was in error for declining the environmental campaigning organisation’s application. In a summary of the judgement posted online ... Read more...

Sex Trade Survivors Praise Kiwibank Stance On Brothel-keepers

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 12:10 PM
Kiwibank was right to refuse the business of sex-trade operators exploiting women and children, says Wahine Toa Rising, a newly-formed organisation led by survivors of the trade in New Zealand. Spokeswoman Ally Marie Diamond said "we were gutted ... Read more...

Alias: Million Dollar Conwoman Takes On The UK

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 10:35 AM
“As sure as God made little apples, she would have reinvented herself and she will be ripping someone off in England as we speak,” predicted a former colleague of Joanne Harrison. A new investigation reveals the charming fraudster, who stole ... Read more...

Māori Party Saddened by the Passing of Judge Heta Hingston

Published: Mon 10 Aug 2020 09:57 AM
E te rangatira, e te tohunga, e te Tiati, haere, haere, haere atu ra. Haere ki o tupuna, no ratou nga taonga i tuku iho ki a koe, hei whangai mai ki a matou. Read more...
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