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MPI rebrand woeful waste of resources

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on MPI rebrand woeful waste of resources

Source: National Party – Headline: MPI rebrand woeful waste of resources The Minister of Agriculture has announced millions of dollars will be spent on a wasteful and ill-conceived rebrand of the Ministry for Primary Industries, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Damien O’Connor has announced that almost $20 million will be spent on splitting […]

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Bill lodged to crack down on synthetic drugs

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill lodged to crack down on synthetic drugs

Source: National Party – Headline: Bill lodged to crack down on synthetic drugs A Bill to crack down on the supply of synthetic cannabis by increasing the penalty for suppliers from a maximum of two years’ imprisonment to a maximum of eight years has today been lodged as a Private Members Bill by National MP […]

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Govt axes funding to important kids charity

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt axes funding to important kids charity

Source: National Party – Headline: Govt axes funding to important kids charity The Coalition government needs to front up and explain its decision to cut funding for one of New Zealand’s leading children’s charities, National’s Spokesperson for Children, Paula Bennett says.  “This evening we’ve learned that the Government will stop funding KidsCan from 1 July […]

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New Minister ignores industry

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Minister ignores industry

Source: National Party – Headline: New Minister ignores industry Today’s announcement of a formal definition for Mānuka honey roundly ignores industry feedback, National’s Food Safety spokesperson David Bennett says. “The new Minister for Primary Industries has today announced the definition for multifloral and monofloral Mānuka honey. “Damien O’Connor has announced that ‘the final scientific definition […]

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Opotiki Harbour is the first test

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Opotiki Harbour is the first test

Source: National Party – Headline: Opotiki Harbour is the first test The much talked about Opotiki Harbour Development is the first big test for the Government’s provincial growth fund, National Party Economic Development Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “Since the formation of the Coalition Government, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has repeatedly named just one particular […]

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Free Press -Measuring Child Neglect

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press -Measuring Child Neglect

Source: ACT Party Headline: Free Press -Measuring Child Neglect Facebook0 Twitter Child Neglect (poverty)The Prime Minister has staked her job on child neglect but what isn’t measured isn’t managed. How she will measure it is now career defining. Will it be a cop out, or will she do something that would give the average National […]

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Ardern should get her own Govt in order first

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ardern should get her own Govt in order first

Source: National Party – Headline: Ardern should get her own Govt in order first National Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee has urged the Prime Minister to concentrate on getting her own government in order, rather than continuing to interfere in the domestic politics of our neighbours. “The Australian Government is again having to defend […]

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This is the week average wage workers lose $1060

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on This is the week average wage workers lose $1060

Source: National Party – Headline: This is the week average wage workers lose $1060 Labour is set to rush through legislation at the end of this week to remove $1060 from the pay-packets of average Kiwis next year in the vain hope that no one will notice, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says. “This […]

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O’Connor under pressure as uncertainty piles up

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on O’Connor under pressure as uncertainty piles up

Source: National Party – Headline: O’Connor under pressure as uncertainty piles up The Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, is under pressure on many fronts and his recent quote to the media that his Government “isn’t going to be a friend of the farmer” is already playing out, National’s spokesperson for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says. […]

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Kiwibuild clarity after weeks of fudge

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kiwibuild clarity after weeks of fudge

Source: National Party – Headline: Kiwibuild clarity after weeks of fudge National Party Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse has welcomed Phil Twyford’s clarity that Kiwibuild would deliver 100,000 homes over and above what the private market or former National Government were going to deliver. “Mr Twyford has been fudging the numbers for Kiwibuild since he came […]

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Health Minister puts Dunedin Hospital rebuild at risk

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Health Minister puts Dunedin Hospital rebuild at risk

Source: National Party – Headline: Health Minister puts Dunedin Hospital rebuild at risk National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Jonathan Coleman says the new Health Minister is jeopardising the tough timetable he has set himself for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild with the sacking of two members of the Southern Partnership Group. “Dr Clark has been very […]

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PM and Minister at odds over poverty targets

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM and Minister at odds over poverty targets

Source: National Party – Headline: PM and Minister at odds over poverty targets Through a series of extraordinary statements in Parliament yesterday, the Minister of Social Development has dismissed the idea of setting targets to reduce poverty and welfare dependence – the exact sort of targets that are key to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s ambitions […]

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Health minister abandons Pacific peoples

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Health minister abandons Pacific peoples

Source: National Party – Headline: Health minister abandons Pacific peoples The new Minister of Health is displaying an appalling lack of responsibility by walking away from an outbreak of mumps in Auckland during the Rugby League World Cup, and the consequent spread into the Pacific Islands, National’s Dr Shane Reti and Alfred Ngaro say.  Associate […]

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Government puts regional roading in the slow lane

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government puts regional roading in the slow lane

Source: National Party – Headline: Government puts regional roading in the slow lane Transport Minister Phil Twyford has thrown the future of more important regional roads into turmoil – all to finance a tram through the Prime Minister’s electorate, National Party Transport Spokesperson Judith Collins says. “A growing number of vital roading projects right around […]

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Hapless Government makes history in the House

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hapless Government makes history in the House

Source: National Party – Headline: Hapless Government makes history in the House The Coalition Government has made history as the first to vote against a closure motion on its own Bill, as its organisation of Parliament sinks to new lows, Shadow Leader of the House Simon Bridges says. “Recent scenes in the House border on […]

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Environment Ministry Endorses ACT Policy to Scrap the RMA

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Environment Ministry Endorses ACT Policy to Scrap the RMA

Source: ACT Party Headline: Environment Ministry Endorses ACT Policy to Scrap the RMA Facebook0 Twitter “The Environment Ministry has endorsed ACT policy to scrap the Resource Management Act in its Briefing to the Incoming Minister”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “David Parker’s officials have told him that the RMA has completely failed to deliver sufficient housing […]

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Confirmation National’s changes halt child poverty

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Confirmation National’s changes halt child poverty

Source: National Party – Headline: Confirmation National’s changes halt child poverty Confirmation from the Children’s Commissioner that the growth in child poverty has been halted is largely due to initiatives introduced by National, the Party’s spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says. “Judge Andrew Becroft has today confirmed that since the National Government increased benefits in […]

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10 partnership schools get a reprieve, 6 still in limbo

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on 10 partnership schools get a reprieve, 6 still in limbo

Source: National Party – Headline: 10 partnership schools get a reprieve, 6 still in limbo Existing partnership schools can breathe a short sigh of relief after Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed through the media that the schools can stay open with no changes until the end of 2018, National Party Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. […]

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Important roading projects around NZ in doubt

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Important roading projects around NZ in doubt

Source: National Party – Headline: Important roading projects around NZ in doubt The Government’s refusal to commit to important roading projects right around New Zealand is undermining regional confidence and jeopardising much-needed housing developments, National Party Transport Spokesperson Judith Collins says. “His refusal to give communities around New Zealand surety about important roading projects will […]

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Pinning Robertson Would Be Easier If Nats Actually Cut Tax

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pinning Robertson Would Be Easier If Nats Actually Cut Tax

Source: ACT Party Headline: Pinning Robertson Would Be Easier If Nats Actually Cut Tax Facebook0 Twitter “National’s Finance Spokesman, Steven Joyce, fired a very frustrated opening salvo today in the coming battle over taxes,” according to ACT’s David Seymour. “Mr Joyce couldn’t pin Mr Robertson because he is wrong that an earner on the average […]

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