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Is that it Mr Jones?

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Is that it Mr Jones?

Source: National Party – Headline: Is that it Mr Jones? Regional New Zealand will be feeling let down about all the hoopla around the new Government’s provincial growth fund with the announcements made today, Opposition Leader Bill English says. “The Government’s Provincial Growth Fund so far is nothing more than a rebranding of National’s Regional […]

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More education ideology from Labour

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More education ideology from Labour

Source: National Party – Headline: More education ideology from Labour Labour’s ideological opposition to privately delivered services has reared its ugly head with the removal of a clause in the Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill that treats public and private providers of tertiary education equally, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. […]

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Govt has its head in sand over prison population

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt has its head in sand over prison population

Source: National Party – Headline: Govt has its head in sand over prison population The Government continues to have its head in the sand over the rising prison population and its refusal to admit a new prison is urgently needed is putting public safety at risk, National’s Corrections spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “With only 300 […]

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Bill lodged to replace decile system

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill lodged to replace decile system

Source: National Party – Headline: Bill lodged to replace decile system A Members’ Bill to replace the school decile system with a needs index to better target funding to the children and young people most at risk of not achieving has been lodged today by East Coast Bays MP Erica Stanford. “The decile system provides […]

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National welcomes release of TPP agreement text

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National welcomes release of TPP agreement text

Source: National Party – Headline: National welcomes release of TPP agreement text National’s Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed confirmation that the significant gains won for New Zealand during the past decade of TPP negotiations have been protected, with the release of the finalised agreement today. “Signing the TPP will have huge benefits for New […]

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New Bill to improve access to justice

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Bill to improve access to justice

Source: National Party – Headline: New Bill to improve access to justice A Members’ Bill to improve access to justice by making it easier for lawyers to do work outside their existing employment has today been lodged by Hutt South MP Chris Bishop. “My Lawyers and Conveyancers (Employed Lawyers Providing Free Legal Services) Amendment Bill […]

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Another day, another review announced by the Govt

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another day, another review announced by the Govt

Source: National Party – Headline: Another day, another review announced by the Govt Just when everyone thought the Government had run out of things to review it has announced a review of the education system, complete with more taskforces and summits but scant of any real detail, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye and Tertiary Education […]

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Complaint to Auditor-General regarding partnership schools

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Complaint to Auditor-General regarding partnership schools

Source: National Party – Headline: Complaint to Auditor-General regarding partnership schools National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has today sent a letter to the Auditor-General outlining potential issues to be investigated regarding the Government’s handling of the impending potential closure of partnership schools. “I want to stress that I while I believe there are serious grounds […]

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Otago University Convocation Speech

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Otago University Convocation Speech

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Headline: Otago University Convocation Speech Thank you so much for the opportunity and privilege to join you today. It feels like a privilege to speak because we’re at the beginning of something that I am sure will be special to each and every one of you. Now my first memory […]

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Free Press Monday 18 February 2018

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press Monday 18 February 2018

Source: ACT Party Headline: Free Press Monday 18 February 2018 Facebook0 Twitter Last Week in Parliament The Government continued to roll out unimaginative and damaging legislation. The bill to abolish Partnership Schools shows a Government with no vision other than ideological utu and union payback. David Seymour ripped into them here. Jacinda Ardern’s pet project […]

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Govt making it easy for people to abuse fees-free

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt making it easy for people to abuse fees-free

Source: National Party – Headline: Govt making it easy for people to abuse fees-free It is concerning that the Government is making it easy for students to abuse its $2.8 billion fees-free tertiary education policy by softening the penalties for those who are caught lying on their statutory declaration, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith […]

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Seymour to Join Dancing with the Stars

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Seymour to Join Dancing with the Stars

Source: ACT Party Headline: Seymour to Join Dancing with the Stars Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour says he’s excited to be part of Dancing with the Stars NZ, coming in the second quarter of the year to Three. “I’m looking forward to the challenge. But, let’s be honest, I’m half politician and half electrical engineer. […]

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ACT Leader Extends Best Wishes to English

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ACT Leader Extends Best Wishes to English

Source: ACT Party Headline: ACT Leader Extends Best Wishes to English Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour has extended his best wishes to Bill English and has congratulated him on his career in politics. “I want to thank him in particular for his support for charter schools and his commitment to engaging disadvantaged students who had […]

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Greens celebrate better support for grieving whānau

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens celebrate better support for grieving whānau

Source: Green Party Headline: Greens celebrate better support for grieving whānau Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 14:08 The Green Party is today celebrating the Government’s response to a Green-led select committee inquiry into supporting grieving whānau with accessing and managing the tūpāpaku (deceased bodies) of their loved ones. Responding to concerns […]

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Wobbly Coalition all at sea over fisheries monitoring

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Wobbly Coalition all at sea over fisheries monitoring

Source: National Party – Headline: Wobbly Coalition all at sea over fisheries monitoring Evidence given to the Environment Select Committee from the Department of Conservation (DOC) today just goes to show the deeply divided factions occurring within the Coalition Government, National’s Fisheries spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. “Speaking at DOC’s annual review, the Director General Lou […]

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National welcomes continuation of 1080 policy

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National welcomes continuation of 1080 policy

Source: National Party – Headline: National welcomes continuation of 1080 policy A reassurance from the Department of Conservation (DOC) that there has been no change in policy over the use of 1080 poison is welcome, National’s Conservation Spokesperson Maggie Barry says. “At today’s annual review the Director General, Lou Sanson, reassured the Environment Select Committee […]

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National seeks inquiry into oceans plastic problem

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National seeks inquiry into oceans plastic problem

Source: National Party – Headline: National seeks inquiry into oceans plastic problem National MP Scott Simpson has written to Parliament’s Environment Select Committee requesting it conduct an inquiry into the extent of plastic pollution in New Zealand’s oceans. Mr Simpson says one of the primary purposes of an inquiry would be to identify the sources […]

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Govt passing the cap around primary industry

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt passing the cap around primary industry

Source: National Party – Headline: Govt passing the cap around primary industry The Government is going cap-in-hand to the primary sector seeking support to help eradicate the rapidly-spreading cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “It’s my understanding that the Ministry for Primary Industries is canvassing the dairy and red meat […]

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Salvation Army confirms social improvements under National

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Salvation Army confirms social improvements under National

Source: National Party – Headline: Salvation Army confirms social improvements under National The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation Report confirms a large number of economic and social improvements created by the National Government’s stewardship, National Party spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston says. “The State of the Nation report publishes a number of […]

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Response to Cyclone Gita

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Response to Cyclone Gita

Source: Green Party Headline: Response to Cyclone Gita James Shaw MP on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 14:53 As Green Party co-leader I extend my sympathies and support to the people of Tonga after the massive devastation of Cyclone Gita. The Green Party welcomes the Government’s quick initial response to provide $750,000 in relief aid […]

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