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Where there’s smoke and mirrors, there’s Steven Joyce

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Where there’s smoke and mirrors, there’s Steven Joyce

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Where there’s smoke and mirrors, there’s Steven Joyce Steven Joyce’s much vaunted pre-Budget speech is simply an underwhelming response to the infrastructure deficit National has created, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Steven Joyce has belatedly come to the realisation that everyone else has a […]

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National is failing to save our water, report shows

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on National is failing to save our water, report shows

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National is failing to save our water, report shows Catherine Delahunty MP on Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 13:16 Present and future generations are suffering the consequences of National’s weak moves to prevent pollution from entering our rivers, lakes and aquifers, the Green Party said […]

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Billion dollar bail laws are moral and fiscal failure

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Billion dollar bail laws are moral and fiscal failure

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Billion dollar bail laws are moral and fiscal failure David Clendon MP on Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 11:35 A new report highlighting the causes of the runaway growth in the prison population released today is further proof we need a cross-party consensus on justice […]

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Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Government, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Social Investment  /  Comments Off on Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Social Investment: Community is more than just dollars The Government has a lot riding on its Social Investment approach. Last week they launched a new Social Investment Ministry. The Government has decided that they are going to take a data driven approach to government spending – […]

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Swimmable river campaign in Northland

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Northland, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, The Issues, Wairua River  /  Comments Off on Swimmable river campaign in Northland

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable river campaign in Northland Today I am heading to the north to travel on the Wairua River, the seventh river we’re visiting on the Swimmable Rivers campaign. The Wairua River, which flows into the Wairoa River and eventually the Kaipara Harbour, is one of many […]

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Gareth Hughes: March for Science Speech

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: March for Science Speech

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: March for Science Speech Gareth Hughes MP on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 14:34 Kia ora. Nga mihi nui, kia koutou, kia ora. On behalf of the Green Party, it’s inspiring to march with you as part of a global movement, standing up […]

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Time to stamp out cold, mouldy rentals

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Time to stamp out cold, mouldy rentals

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time to stamp out cold, mouldy rentals New figures show a small number of landlords are letting down the sector by renting cold, mouldy rentals. These houses need to be brought up to a decent standard for people to live in by Andrew Little’s Healthy […]

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Time for fresh approach on immigration

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Time for fresh approach on immigration

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Time for fresh approach on immigration Latest figures showing another record year for immigration underlines the need for an urgent rethink on how this country can continue to absorb so many people, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “New Zealand needs immigrants and is all the […]

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The Teacher’s Code

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, code of conduct, Education, education council, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, teachers, The Issues  /  Comments Off on The Teacher’s Code

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Teacher’s Code The Government changed the law in 2015 so that the Code of Ethics for teachers was changed into a Code of Conduct. This may seem a minor issue to those outside the profession. But for some teachers it has felt like another […]

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Bring back the Mental Health Commission

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bring back the Mental Health Commission

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bring back the Mental Health Commission The People’s Mental Health Review is a much needed wake up call for the Government on mental health, says the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.   “I applaud their proposal to restore a Mental Health Commission and their call […]

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And the band played on…

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on And the band played on…

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: And the band played on… Making Amy Adams the Housing Minister five months out from the election is just the orchestra playing on as National’s Titanic housing crisis slips below the waves – along with the hopes and dreams of countless Kiwi families, says Labour’s […]

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Poor forestry regulations will not protect our soils or rivers

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Poor forestry regulations will not protect our soils or rivers

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Poor forestry regulations will not protect our soils or rivers Eugenie Sage MP on Monday, April 24, 2017 – 12:32 Weak forestry regulations proposed by the National Government will do little to prevent forests being planted on steep, erosion-prone country, or avoid forestry debris harming […]

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Hotel no place for children in care

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hotel no place for children in care

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hotel no place for children in care Revelations today that a young person under the care of the Ministry For Vulnerable Children was placed in a hotel is just plain wrong – and it isn’t a one-off, says Labour’s spokesperson for Children, Jacinda Ardern. “This […]

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This Government’s facade of caring about women

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Equal Pay Act, Green Party, kristine bartlett, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on This Government’s facade of caring about women

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: This Government’s facade of caring about women Earlier this week I was so pleased to see the payoff for many amazing women involved in union organising with the decision to pay caregivers more. I put aside my reservations about the fact that it didn’t look […]

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National shutting down access to equal pay

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on National shutting down access to equal pay

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National shutting down access to equal pay Jan Logie MP on Friday, April 21, 2017 – 10:45 A draft National Party Bill will put more barriers in the way of women seeking to be paid fairly, the Green Party said today. “This Bill will scrap […]

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PACER Plus Pacific trade deal has fishhooks

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on PACER Plus Pacific trade deal has fishhooks

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: PACER Plus Pacific trade deal has fishhooks Barry Coates MP on Friday, April 21, 2017 – 10:44 New Zealand appears to have pushed for a trade deal that could undermine Pacific Island countries’ ability to support their local economies and restrict their right to regulate […]

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Maybe not, Minister? Nick Smith’s housing measure suppressed

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Maybe not, Minister? Nick Smith’s housing measure suppressed

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Maybe not, Minister? Nick Smith’s housing measure suppressed Sir Humphrey: Minister, remember the Housing Affordability Measure work you asked us to prepare back in 2012? Well, it’s ready now.Minister Smith: Oh goodie, what does it say?Sir Humphrey: Nothing.Minister Smith: Nothing?Sir Humphrey: Well, sir, you asked […]

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Inflation data shows many New Zealanders are worse off under National

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Inflation data shows many New Zealanders are worse off under National

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Inflation data shows many New Zealanders are worse off under National The latest inflation data from Statistics New Zealand shows that too many New Zealanders are now worse off under the National Government, said Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson “Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) is now […]

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Agriculture: The right signals

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Climate, dairy farming, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, horticulture, landcorp, Opposition News, pastoral farming, Politics, vivid economics, water  /  Comments Off on Agriculture: The right signals

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Agriculture: The right signals Landcorp is New Zealand’s biggest farming operation. It’s a farming company with more than 100 farms, owned by us – the people of New Zealand – and I was very pleased to read a piece by Landcorp CEO, Steven Carden talking […]

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Immigration Changes

Published By   /  April 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Immigration Changes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Immigration Changes You can tell its election year. Yesterday the government announced yet another series of changes to Immigration policy. As per usual the announcement from the Minister frames immigration around the impact on the economy and the job market. Minister Woodhouse basically dehumanises those […]

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