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Free Press Monday 18 February 2018

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press Monday 18 February 2018

Source: ACT Party Headline: Free Press Monday 18 February 2018 Facebook0 Twitter Last Week in Parliament The Government continued to roll out unimaginative and damaging legislation. The bill to abolish Partnership Schools shows a Government with no vision other than ideological utu and union payback. David Seymour ripped into them here. Jacinda Ardern’s pet project […]

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Ardern mission for post-Gita visit to Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Aid policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cook Islands, Cyclone Gita, Cyclones, Disasters, Evening Report, Jacinda Ardern, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Tonga, Weather, Winston Peters  /  Comments Off on Ardern mission for post-Gita visit to Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand government’s Pacific Mission will take place early next month and travel to Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands. “It will be an honour to have the Pacific Mission led by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and is a further sign of […]

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‘Well done’ to NZDF personnel

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on ‘Well done’ to NZDF personnel

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: ‘Well done’ to NZDF personnelDefence Minister Ron Mark has congratulated the NZDF on the involvement of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft and Kiwi personnel in seizing about NZ$300 million worth of heroin in the Western Indian Ocean earlier this week. Surveillance information from the Orion enabled […]

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Minister attends security meetings in Europe

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister attends security meetings in Europe

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister attends security meetings in EuropeNew Zealand’s contribution to global security efforts, particularly defeating ISIS in Iraq and the security of Afghanistan, was the focus of Defence Minister Ron Mark’s meetings in Rome and Brussels over the past week. On Tuesday, the Minister attended the Defeat-ISIS Defence Ministers’ Meeting in […]

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More flexible unreinforced masonry fund announced

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on More flexible unreinforced masonry fund announced

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: More flexible unreinforced masonry fund announcedFurther changes have been made to the $4.5 million Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Securing Fund (URM Fund) for large and complex buildings that require securing work. “These changes to the URM fund support building owners to complete important securing work in order to reduce risks to […]

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Minister Robertson to visit South Korea and Singapore

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister Robertson to visit South Korea and Singapore

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister Robertson to visit South Korea and SingaporeMinister of Finance, and Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, today departs for the Republic of Korea and then Singapore to meet with political and business leaders and to attend the Winter Olympic Games. In the Republic of Korea, Minister Robertson will meet with […]

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PM to lead Pacific Mission

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM to lead Pacific Mission

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: PM to lead Pacific MissionPM to Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands   Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand government’s Pacific Mission will take place from 4-9 March and travel to Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands.   “It will be an honour to have […]

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Transport Minister celebrates opening of Te Onewa Pā

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Transport Minister celebrates opening of Te Onewa Pā

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Transport Minister celebrates opening of Te Onewa PāMinister of Transport, Phil Twyford, has this morning opened the recently upgraded Te Onewa Pā, located under the northern end of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, with a dawn blessing. “Te Onewa Pā holds a special place in Māori and Auckland history.  This work […]

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Million Dollar Mouse monitoring phase begins

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Million Dollar Mouse monitoring phase begins

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Million Dollar Mouse monitoring phase beginsThe result of one of the most complex island mouse eradication projects ever undertaken will be known in a few short weeks.  Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage is accompanying a Department of Conservation-led Million Dollar Mouse monitoring team heading to Antipodes Island group in the New […]

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KontraS demands Indonesian police investigate death of terror suspect

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anti-terror laws, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Death, Densus88, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Special forces, Terrorism  /  Comments Off on KontraS demands Indonesian police investigate death of terror suspect

By Riani Sanusi Putri in Jakarta Indonesia’s Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) has demanded police investigate the cause of death of terrorist suspect Muhammad Jefri in Indramayu. This is deemed important since the information about his death is unclear and appears to involve a violation of law. “The case of Muhamad […]

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NZ First Leader congratulates Green MP

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ First Leader congratulates Green MP

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: NZ First Leader congratulates Green MP New Zealand First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has congratulated the Green MP Julie Anne Genter on news of her pregnancy.  “On behalf of my New Zealand First colleagues we wish her and her partner well,” says Mr Peters.  “To echo a comment […]

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Prime Minister’s speech to Westpac Business Breakfast

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister’s speech to Westpac Business Breakfast

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Prime Minister’s speech to Westpac Business BreakfastThanks and acknowledgments. I want to use this opportunity to speak really frankly with you at the beginning of our term in Government. If we are speaking frankly I should really name the elephant in the room, and that is the business confidence surveys. […]

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Drought recovery focuses on feed

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Drought recovery focuses on feed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Drought recovery focuses on feedRain has brought relief to some drought-affected regions but farmers need to carefully review their feed budgets and plans for winter, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.   Mr O’Connor has previously announced a medium-scale adverse event, due to dry conditions, for Southland, Queenstown Lakes, Central Otago, Clutha, […]

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Minister Sepuloni shows support for our Winter Games Paralympians

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister Sepuloni shows support for our Winter Games Paralympians

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister Sepuloni shows support for our Winter Games ParalympiansLetters of support and a special video message from Minister for Disability Issues Hon Carmel Sepuloni are on their way to our Paralympians as they prepare to compete in South Korea. “On behalf of all New Zealanders I want to wish the […]

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Unity of effort a key to lifting Māori economic performance

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unity of effort a key to lifting Māori economic performance

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Unity of effort a key to lifting Māori economic performanceA strong partnership between central Government, Māori business and whānau, and their partners in the wider community, is essential to further boosting Māori economic performance, says Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta. In speech notes for an address to the National Māori […]

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Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast floodingWest Coast residents hit by flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi can now access help finding temporary accommodation with the Government activating the Temporary Accommodation Service, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa announced today. “The Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has […]

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Newly launched book on Social Investment timely and thought provoking

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Newly launched book on Social Investment timely and thought provoking

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Newly launched book on Social Investment timely and thought provokingSpeaking at the launch of Social Investment – A New Zealand Policy Experiment, the Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, said that the book couldn’t have come at a better time. A collection of articles from 28 thought-leaders, the book is […]

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