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Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract law

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract law

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract lawCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today announced the start of public consultation on New Zealand’s insurance contract law. Mr Faafoi says a key consideration is whether there is a need for greater regulation of insurer conduct. “Insurance plays […]

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Govt breaks early childhood education promises

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt breaks early childhood education promises

Source: National Party The Government has broken its promises for early childhood education (ECE) in its first Budget leaving parents and educators to ask what priority it really places on early learning, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Labour’s number one manifesto commitment to ECE was to bring in special funding for services […]

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Low income earners to subsidise homes for wealthy

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Low income earners to subsidise homes for wealthy

Source: National Party Labour’s admission there will be no income limits for people who want to buy KiwiBuild houses will mean low income New Zealanders will help subsidise homes for the wealthy, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Labour has its priorities badly wrong. It is heaping more and more taxes on […]

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Funds to tackle waste problems

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Funds to tackle waste problems

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Funds to tackle waste problemsA facility to recycle tyres and a project to reuse old photocopier toner are getting off the ground with support from the Waste Minimisation Fund, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said today. “These projects take waste that would have gone to landfills and use it for […]

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Reckless Govt willing to gamble public safety

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Reckless Govt willing to gamble public safety

Source: National Party The Ardern-Peters Government is putting ideology ahead of public safety by not building the much-needed prison at Waikeria, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says. “No government wants to build a new prison, but when you’re faced with an increase in serious and violent crime it is the only option to keep the […]

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Tech in NZ needs more young women

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tech in NZ needs more young women

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Tech in NZ needs more young womenBroadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says New Zealand’s tech sector needs more young women to help break down stereotypes and redress gender imbalance in the industry. Clare Curran today spoke to nearly 200 secondary school girls taking part in ShadowTech 2018 […]

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Red Zone used to boost endangered bee population

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Red Zone used to boost endangered bee population

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Red Zone used to boost endangered bee populationMinister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods has announced that the Residential Red Zone will become the new breeding ground for the embattled global bee population.   “May 20 has been declared World Bee Day by the United Nations, and I am pleased […]

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Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationship

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationship

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationshipDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters departs Tokyo this evening following a productive three-day visit to Japan. “This visit reaffirmed the strength and significant mutual benefit of the New Zealand Japan relationship,” said Mr Peters. “New Zealand and Japan continue […]

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New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in Japan

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in Japan

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in JapanForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced New Zealand is continuing a tradition of over 50 years by gifting a white horse to Tōshōgū Shrine in Nikkō, Japan. A New Zealand white horse has been a feature of the […]

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Arrogant bluster no substitute for economic plan

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Arrogant bluster no substitute for economic plan

Source: National Party Shane Jones’ arrogant assertion that businesses struggling for workers should just invest in automation, rather than look for skilled immigration, is just the latest in a long list of unhelpful suggestions from an out-of-touch Government, National Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Speaking at the National Party’s Lower North Island Regional Conference […]

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Minister to speak on women and transport at international events

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister to speak on women and transport at international events

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister to speak on women and transport at international eventsAssociate Transport Minister and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter will travel to Leipzig, Germany on Sunday to attend the International Transport Forum Summit and a Women Mobilise Women conference.  Minister Genter will give the keynote address at the Women Mobilise […]

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Eastland Wood Council Awards Dinner

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Eastland Wood Council Awards Dinner

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Eastland Wood Council Awards Dinner  Opening Kia ora koutou,  I am delighted to be here tonight …Thanks to Pio for his introduction .  This is an exciting time to be in forestry.  Tonight I get to talk to the people in forestry’s front line. This organisation, The Eastland Wood Council […]

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Budget 2018 lays foundations for the future

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Budget 2018 lays foundations for the future

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Budget 2018 lays foundations for the futureTēnā koutou katoa. When I was asked for my summary of the Budget yesterday, my answer was that it lays foundations for the future. It strikes a balance between three things: Making up the shortfall of investment in essential infrastructure and public services. Signalling […]

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Online tool better helps businesses get from ‘started to sorted’

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Online tool better helps businesses get from ‘started to sorted’

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Online tool better helps businesses get from ‘started to sorted’A popular online tool which lets business owners search company names, domain names and trade marks in one simple search, has been updated with new features to deliver better results and save people time. “Available on business.govt.nz, ONECheck is a free […]

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Rheumatic fever on the agenda at Geneva

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rheumatic fever on the agenda at Geneva

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Rheumatic fever on the agenda at GenevaHealth Minister Dr David Clark leaves for Geneva today for this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) with the goal of securing a global plan for combating rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. New Zealand Ministry of Health officials have worked hard with colleagues from […]

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New funding to support Māori Wardens work with disengaged rangatahi

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New funding to support Māori Wardens work with disengaged rangatahi

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New funding to support Māori Wardens work with disengaged rangatahi  $1 million in Budget ‘18 has been set aside for Māori Wardens to support outcomes for rangatahi Māori that will enhance their education and employment opportunities.  “This fund will allow Māori Wardens in their regions to test innovative approaches to […]

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Strengthening the foundations of our economy

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Strengthening the foundations of our economy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Strengthening the foundations of our economyPost-Budget Speech to Trans-Tasman Business Circle Trans-Tasman Business Circle, Auckland, Friday May 18 Nau mai. Haere mai. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, kā nui te mihi ki a koutou. Thank you for the invitation to join you here today. I’d like to acknowledge your General Manager […]

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Good news on the drug front for Whānau

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Good news on the drug front for Whānau

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Good news on the drug front for WhānauMāori people will be pleased at yesterday’s Budget news that $58.1 million will be spent on the fight against international drug smuggling networks, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.  “Whānau across the country are being ripped apart by the scourge of meth and other […]

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Education Budget full of broken promises

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Education Budget full of broken promises

Source: National Party Parents and teachers will be feeling let down by the Government after realising education is one of the big losers in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “After making big promises and creating high expectations, parents and teachers were expecting significantly more for education than just the business-as-usual funding for […]

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Labour puts less into Health than National

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour puts less into Health than National

Source: National Party Labour’s Budget is putting less new money into health this year than National added last year – with just $731 million extra compared to National’s $924 million boost in Budget 2017, National Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “It beggars belief that Labour set expectations so high for this Budget and not only […]

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