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Groundwater: The mysterious life of underground water

Published By   /  February 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, aquifers, Catherine Delahunty, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, groundwater, members bill, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Groundwater: The mysterious life of underground water

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Groundwater: The mysterious life of underground water On Sunday, we launched my Members’ Bill to protect underground water and aquifers. It’s called the Resource Management (Clean Groundwater) Amendment Bill. Catchy title. What does it do? It changes parts of the Resource Management Act, the legislation […]

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Why it's time to change the Government: Ginny Andersen

Published By   /  February 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Why it's time to change the Government: Ginny Andersen

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Why it's time to change the Government: Ginny Andersen As a kid I was taught to work hard. I started out delivering newspapers and by 15, I was earning $3.78 an hour in a supermarket. I waitressed as way to get through university. I did […]

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National still has no plan on immigration

Published By   /  February 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on National still has no plan on immigration

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National still has no plan on immigration Today’s release of latest immigration statistics is further proof the Government has absolutely no plan for immigration and its impact on New Zealand, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. “The statistics show another year in which records have […]

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Aged Care Inquiry: caring for our elderly

Published By   /  February 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Age concern, Aged care, aged care inquiry, family carers, Green Party, Health, Health & Wellbeing, Inquiry, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Aged Care Inquiry: caring for our elderly

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Aged Care Inquiry: caring for our elderly Our system of aged care is failing too many of our senior citizens. Last week at a meeting in Stoke-Nelson, we heard more stories of neglect, abuse and poor standards of care for the elderly, following similar stories […]

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Massive blowout in families being housed in motels

Published By   /  February 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Massive blowout in families being housed in motels

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Massive blowout in families being housed in motels The number of families needing Government’s new emergency housing grant has blown out, showing National is out of touch on the scale of the housing crisis, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “Bill English and Paula […]

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“Our Vision: 2017” – Speech to Green Party Candidate Conference, 26 February 2017

Published By   /  February 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on “Our Vision: 2017” – Speech to Green Party Candidate Conference, 26 February 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: “Our Vision: 2017” – Speech to Green Party Candidate Conference, 26 February 2017 Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei o Papatūānuku e takoto nei o te Taiao e awhi nei ki runga i a tātou. Tīhei mauri ora! (May the peace […]

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Labour victory signals there’s more to come

Published By   /  February 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour victory signals there’s more to come

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour victory signals there’s more to come Jacinda Ardern’s victory in the Mt Albert by-election shows Labour is winning and is ready to fight on what matters most to New Zealanders, says Labour Leader Andrew Little.  “I congratulate Jacinda on becoming the new MP for […]

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Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, bottled water, clean rivers, clean water, Dirty Rivers, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, rivers, swimmable, swimmable rivers, water  /  Comments Off on Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nick Smith thinks New Zealanders are stupid Does Nick Smith think New Zealanders are stupid? His dirty rivers spin sure makes it look that way. Just calling the standards for wading and boating “swimmable” is not progress. At 540 Ecoli per 100mL, the new “swimmable’ […]

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Smith’s water quality con falling apart

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Smith’s water quality con falling apart

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Smith’s water quality con falling apart Nick Smith’s latest announcement is another political scam which will not clean up our polluted rivers, says Labour’s Water spokesperson David Parker. “Nick Smith has done it again: he’s made a massive mess of an important policy. The man […]

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National sits on cash while parents stump up even more

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on National sits on cash while parents stump up even more

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National sits on cash while parents stump up even more The National government is sitting in a massive $330 million underspend while parents are being asked to stump up even more to pay for kids’ education that’s supposed to be free, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris […]

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Nats’ Water policy a colossal U-turn

Published By   /  February 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats’ Water policy a colossal U-turn

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nats’ Water policy a colossal U-turn In a jaw dropping display of political hypocrisy the Government has announced a fresh water policy that was promised by Labour in 2008, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “Today’s promise to have a swimmable water standard by […]

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Labour applauds Capital’s housing development

Published By   /  February 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour applauds Capital’s housing development

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour applauds Capital’s housing development The Wellington City Council’s plans to boost their social and affordable housing portfolio is proof that delivery of warm, dry and affordable homes can be achieved when there is a strong will, says Grant Robertson, MP for Wellington Central. “This […]

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Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater

Published By   /  February 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Greens, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, freshwater management, Green Party, Nick Smith, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable, swimmable rivers, The Issues, water  /  Comments Off on Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Listen to the 12,000 names for freshwater Yesterday, Hon David Parker and I spoke at the Freshwater Management and Infrastructure Forum at Te Papa. The audience was mainly Council staff, irrigators and fertiliser people. David and I were in agreement that there we must change […]

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Bill English’s housing crisis has pushed banks to the limits, stifling construction

Published By   /  February 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill English’s housing crisis has pushed banks to the limits, stifling construction

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bill English’s housing crisis has pushed banks to the limits, stifling construction S&P’s report on the New Zealand banking system warns the banks are having to slow new lending, which will slow the construction of desperately needed houses, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Bill […]

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Earthquake support uncertainty simply not good enough

Published By   /  February 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, earthquake, earthquake recovery, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, kaikoura, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Earthquake support uncertainty simply not good enough

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Earthquake support uncertainty simply not good enough It’s just not good enough for the Government to not give any guidance to the 456 businesses who are still receiving support after the November Kaikoura earthquake on the future levels of support. The money will dry up […]

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Kia rite! Te Matatini!

Published By   /  February 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kia rite! Te Matatini!

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kia rite! Te Matatini! Kia rite whanau. It’s haka time. Labour congratulates the 47 kapa haka teams competing in Te Matatini – the Olympics of Maori performing arts which begins today, says Labour’s Maori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “After years training, a record 47 teams […]

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6 of the coolest policies we’ve announced (so far!)

Published By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on 6 of the coolest policies we’ve announced (so far!)

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: 6 of the coolest policies we’ve announced (so far!) We’re all about giving Kiwis the best opportunities possible, and we’ve never been afraid to come up with ambitious policy to match. You can see the full list of our policies for this year’s election so […]

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Sad to see Māori Party playing race card

Published By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Sad to see Māori Party playing race card

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Sad to see Māori Party playing race card Andrew Little is right to call out the Māori Party, says Labour’s Māori Development Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “The Māori Party love to throw barbs and put-downs on the one hand, while on the other hand saying our […]

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Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story

Published By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Health, Opposition News, Politics, poverty, sanitary products, Society & Culture, Women  /  Comments Off on Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story It’s been great to see huge public support for increasing access to sanitary items over the last couple of days. I believe we need to improve access to a range of sanitary products for people who […]

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Fraudster hired despite previous conviction

Published By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Fraudster hired despite previous conviction

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Fraudster hired despite previous conviction It’s a matter of concern that fraudster Joanne Harrison was hired by the Ministry of Transport despite a previous conviction, says Labour Transport spokesperson Sue Moroney. “At today’s sentencing of the former Ministry’s senior manager the Judge, Sanjay Patel, made […]

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