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Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Invasive estuary weed close to eradication Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC is on the brink of eradicating the invasive weed Spartina in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. “Spartina, one of the Dirty Dozen weeds targeted in the War on Weeds 2017, clogs waterways. […]

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Coleman to visit Melbourne

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Coleman to visit Melbourne

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Coleman to visit Melbourne Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is travelling to Melbourne to take part in a meeting of Health Ministers. Dr Coleman will attend the Council of Australian Governments Health Council meeting, along with Australian Commonwealth Health Minister Greg […]

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Anti-money laundering Bill passes first reading

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Anti-money laundering Bill passes first reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Anti-money laundering Bill passes first reading A Bill to tackle money laundering and curb funding of terrorism has passed its first reading in Parliament today with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill will […]

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Health cuts taking toll on disability services

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Health cuts taking toll on disability services

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Health cuts taking toll on disability services The National Government must properly fund disability services after a major provider announced it will be significantly curtailing its services, says Labour’s Disability Issues Spokesperson Poto Williams. “Nine years of underfunding the sector, failing to meet even basic […]

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Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue  /  Comments Off on Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes A Bill  to improve and strengthen the tax rules passed its third reading today, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says. “Building a more competitive and productive economy for New Zealanders is a priority for this Government. “Making sure […]

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Every child deserves quality early childhood education

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Every child deserves quality early childhood education

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Every child deserves quality early childhood education The Labour Party today reaffirmed its commitments to properly fund quality early childhood education and ensure that all teachers working in early childhood centres are appropriately qualified and registered, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “Every child deserves […]

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MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces Splits and divisions over crucial policy matters like RMA reform and Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill reveal an already unstable MANA-Māori alliance which is obviously falling to pieces, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. “Hone Harawira today launched a brutal attack […]

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Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, amazon, apple, avoidance, BEPS, diverted profits tax, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Facebook, Google, Green Party, multinationals, Opposition News, Politics, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Closing the tax loopholes used by multinationals Death and taxes. It is said that you can’t escape them. But some corporations can and do. There has been an outcry over multinationals like Apple avoiding tax in New Zealand. Matt Nippert at the NZ Herald has […]

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Jones Bill back before Jones

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jones Bill back before Jones

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Jones Bill back before Jones The Bill originally drafted by Shane Jones and designed to help media access government information is back in Parliament before the man, says Labour’s Shadow Attorney General David Parker. “My Members’ Bill was drawn today and I inherited it from […]

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Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Climate, Climate Change, cross-party, Environment & Resource Management, Globe-NZ, Green Party, net zero, Opposition News, Politics, Sustainability, vivid economics  /  Comments Off on Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Vivid’s Report Will Help Parliament Debate the Climate On Tuesday evening, I hosted the launch in the Beehive Theatrette of a report which could prove to be a game-changer in the long and somewhat agonised saga that is New Zealand’s policy debate on climate. Present […]

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PM condemns London attack

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bill English, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Prime Minister, release  /  Comments Off on PM condemns London attack

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: PM condemns London attack Prime Minister Bill English has condemned the terror attack in London today and expressed New Zealand’s condolences to the people of the UK. “London is a place many thousands of New Zealanders have visited and called home, and where many more […]

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New funding for biosecurity and pest management

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New funding for biosecurity and pest management

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New funding for biosecurity and pest management Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed six new biosecurity and pest management projects that have received funding in the latest Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund round. The six projects have been approved for total funding […]

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Government to amend Racing Act 2003

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Racing, release  /  Comments Off on Government to amend Racing Act 2003

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government to amend Racing Act 2003 Racing Minister Nathan Guy has today announced plans to amend the Racing Act 2003 and enable the introduction of charges for offshore betting operators.     “These changes will help create a more level playing field for the TAB in the […]

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Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Massive Taxpayer Oil Liability Revealed Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 12:32 GARETH HUGHES (Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Firstly, happy 32nd wedding anniversary today. Can she confirm that the Crown is liable for 42 to 48 percent of […]

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Government squabbling a bad sign

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government squabbling a bad sign

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government squabbling a bad sign The squabbling between National and its support parties over RMA reform is a worrying sign of instability in government, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “David Seymour and Peter Dunne have called National’s RMA reforms a ‘quagmire’, blaming Nick […]

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RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild National needs to listen to the Reserve Bank Governor’s warning that too few houses are being built and adopt Labour’s KiwiBuild plan, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Just two weeks ago, National blocked a Labour Bill that […]

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Call for clinicians to share ‘disruptive’ ideas

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Call for clinicians to share ‘disruptive’ ideas

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Call for clinicians to share ‘disruptive’ ideas Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is calling on clinicians to share their ideas on how technology can transform patient care. “Clinicians have an insider’s view of where innovation can be applied to improve healthcare services,” says Dr Coleman. “A […]

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Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Housing  /  Comments Off on Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless A new initiative aimed at ending homelessness in Auckland has officially kicked off. Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 homeless Aucklanders and provide wrap-around […]

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Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35 per cent

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue  /  Comments Off on Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35 per cent

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35 per cent The amount of electricity generated from renewables in New Zealand grew to 88 per cent in the three months to December 2016, building on increases seen in previous quarters, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. […]

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Getting patients with major trauma to the right hospital quicker

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACC, Health, Jonathan Coleman, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Getting patients with major trauma to the right hospital quicker

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Getting patients with major trauma to the right hospital quicker Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse say hundreds will benefit from a new major trauma policy which will see patients taken to the most appropriate hospital more quickly. “The Government is focused […]

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