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EPA sets out its ambitions for environmental leadership

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 05:30 PM
A greater emphasis on ensuring businesses, importers and manufacturers are following environmental rules, and engaging with communities to identify common environmental concerns and solutions are two goals that feature prominently in the Environmental ... Read more...

Statement by outgoing Secretary to the Treasury

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 04:40 PM
"Mr Ombler’s investigation was conducted thoroughly and fairly. I have read the report carefully and encourage others to do so. I apologise that Budget information was not kept secure. The inquiry that I asked the SSC Commissioner to undertake will ... Read more...

The most absurd 'climate emergency' declaration yet

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 04:31 PM
Queenstown-Lakes District Council’s ‘climate emergency’ declaration is the country’s most absurd yet, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “This is absurd hypocrisy from ... Read more...

Cabinet reshuffle: Yet another working group?

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 03:51 PM
The Taxpayers’ Union is disappointed to see the Government appoint yet another working group, this time in charge of housing. New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Kiwibuild was always a flawed policy. Taking it ... Read more...

NZNO wins international membership award

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 03:45 PM
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has today received the Gold Membership Inclusiveness/Representativeness Award given annually by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Read more...

Government fails to take animal welfare seriously

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 03:37 PM
Animal rights organization SAFE says the Government has failed to take its animal welfare responsibilities seriously during the Cabinet reshuffle, which has left the position of Minister responsible for animal welfare vacant. Read more...

Statement from Royal Commission of Inquiry into ChCh attack

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 03:32 PM
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques will invite members of the public, community groups and organisations to make submissions from the 1st of July. Read more...

Triangular Bill passed a step towards fairness

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 03:05 PM
The NZ Meat Workers Union welcomes the passing of the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Bill last night in Parliament. “This change acknowledges that employment is increasingly outside standard employment relationships and need more protection” ... Read more...

Auditor-General's Annual plan 2019/20 published

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 02:14 PM
The Auditor-General’s Annual plan 2019/20 was presented to the House of Representatives today. Read more...

Makhlouf failed to take responsibility for Budget leak - SSC

Published: Thu 27 Jun 2019 01:19 PM
Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf failed to take appropriate personal responsibility for the website security breach that allowed the National Party to access secret budget documents ahead of the May 30 budget delivery, State Services Commissioner ... Read more...
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