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National’s pretence of action hides a bribe for the wealthiest

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on National’s pretence of action hides a bribe for the wealthiest

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National’s pretence of action hides a bribe for the wealthiest James Shaw MP on Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 14:56 Steven Joyce’s first – and final – Budget gives with one hand, takes away with the other, and gives the biggest break to the wealthiest […]

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After nine years, it’s the One Dollar Bill Budget

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on After nine years, it’s the One Dollar Bill Budget

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: After nine years, it’s the One Dollar Bill Budget National’s Budget 2017 is an irresponsible election bribe which after nine years exposes a government that’s run out of energy and ideas to tackle the big issues facing New Zealand,” says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “This […]

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FACT CHECK: National’s pre-Budget email

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on FACT CHECK: National’s pre-Budget email

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: FACT CHECK: National’s pre-Budget email Yesterday, in advance of today’s Budget, Bill English sent out an email to his supporters outlining his government’s ‘achievements’. We thought we’d take a closer look at his claims… “The economy is growing.” It’s true that by some measures, the […]

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Gareth Hughes: Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill Kia ora, Mr Assistant Speaker. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou, kia ora. I rise to take a call on the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. I do not know […]

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Metiria Turei speaks in the General Debate on Mothers

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Metiria Turei speaks in the General Debate on Mothers

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Metiria Turei speaks in the General Debate on Mothers Metiria Turei MP on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 16:57 [embedded content] METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green): Parenting is the most important job in the world. It is the most important job in the world. As a mother […]

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Alfred Ngaro might be sorry – but to whom?

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Alfred Ngaro might be sorry – but to whom?

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Alfred Ngaro might be sorry – but to whom? The fact that the number of people classified as homeless on the Social Housing Register has doubled over the past year alone should be the real reason for Alfred Ngaro’s recent apologies, says Labour’s Social Development […]

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Government’s data-for-funding backdown embarrassing

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government’s data-for-funding backdown embarrassing

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government’s data-for-funding backdown embarrassing The Government’s U-turn on their shambolic attempt to collect private client data from social services is an embarrassment for a senior Minister, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. “After months of criticism and mismanagement, the Government has finally cut its […]

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National fails on critical school building needs

Published By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on National fails on critical school building needs

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National fails on critical school building needs Students are paying the price of the Government’s failure to invest fast enough in school buildings to keep pace with Auckland’s increasing population, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “Parents should lay the blame for their children having to […]

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Barry Coates speaks about the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Barry Coates speaks about the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Barry Coates speaks about the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage Barry Coates MP on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 17:12 ​Tēnā koe, Mr Chair. Thank you for calling me on this bill, the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) Amendment Bill. We […]

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Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, discrimination, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, low wages, Minimum wage, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, tipping, workers rights, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett’s comments about tipping have been in the news and have sparked off a series of furious discussions about tipping in Aotearoa. From our point of view, tipping every time you’re provided a service […]

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Renting a home in the wild west

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Home for Life, housing crisis, Metiria, Metiria Turei, Opposition News, Politics, rental homes, Rentberry, renters' rights, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Renting a home in the wild west

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Renting a home in the wild west It can be tough renting a place to live, and it could be about to get tougher. Radio NZ is reporting that the American Rentberry app wants to start operating in New Zealand. Rentberry allows landlords to play […]

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Grant Robertson interviews Tute Porter-Samuels

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Grant Robertson interviews Tute Porter-Samuels

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Grant Robertson interviews Tute Porter-Samuels Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson sat down with Tute Porter-Samuels, Deputy Principal at Wainuiomata Primary School, to discuss the challenges facing education in New Zealand and what should be included in this week’s budget to help relieve the pressure – […]

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Andrew Little: Pre-Budget Speech 2017

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Andrew Little: Pre-Budget Speech 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Andrew Little: Pre-Budget Speech 2017 Good morning everyone, and thank you Grant for your introduction. I want to acknowledge the Chamber’s President Peter Cullen, and your CEO John Milford. It’s great to be with you all this morning to present Labour’s vision for our economy; […]

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Green Party’s new plan puts Kiwi families first

Published By   /  May 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party’s new plan puts Kiwi families first

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green Party’s new plan puts Kiwi families first Metiria Turei MP on Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 10:24 The Green Party has a plan to help all Kiwi kids have a great start to life, by giving parents more financial support and more flexibility at […]

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Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa

Published By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Benny Wenda, Green Party, Human Rights, Indonesia, International, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa Last week I hosted Free West Papua leader Benny Wenda at Parliament and travelled with him to a number of important events. Benny is spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua and lives in exile in England. […]

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Silver Fern Farms closure reinforces why primary sector should stay in NZ hands

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Silver Fern Farms closure reinforces why primary sector should stay in NZ hands

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Silver Fern Farms closure reinforces why primary sector should stay in NZ hands Eugenie Sage MP on Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 12:14 Laws allowing overseas ownership of key New Zealand companies such as Silver Fern Farms need to be tightened to protect our economy […]

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Labour opposes Ports of Auckland sale

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour opposes Ports of Auckland sale

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour opposes Ports of Auckland sale Labour would strongly oppose the sell-off of the Ports of Auckland to fix a short term cash crisis caused by the Government blocking the city’s requests for new ways to fund infrastructure, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. […]

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When are 34,000 houses not 34,000 houses?

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on When are 34,000 houses not 34,000 houses?

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: When are 34,000 houses not 34,000 houses? A little bit of background… Last year, we announced our fresh approach to the housing crisis. (You can read our full and comprehensive plan here.) Part of the plan is our KiwiBuild house-building programme. We’ll build 100,000 affordable […]

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Movement controls critical to stop myrtle rust spreading

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Movement controls critical to stop myrtle rust spreading

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Movement controls critical to stop myrtle rust spreading Steffan Browning MP on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 15:55 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must take every precaution possible to stop the spread of myrtle rust disease, including stronger movement controls, after news of it […]

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Workers pay the price of Silver Fern’s Fairton closure

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Workers pay the price of Silver Fern’s Fairton closure

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Workers pay the price of Silver Fern’s Fairton closure The threatened closure of Silver Fern Farms’ Fairton Plant in Ashburton raises serious questions about the Government’s support of the sale of half of the company to a foreign company, when it appears this outcome may […]

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