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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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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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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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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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Robbery in Foxton – offenders sought

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Robbery in Foxton – offenders sought

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Just before 7.00 am this morning a dairy owner in Foxton was confronted by a man demanding money. The owner refused to cooperate and the offender fled the shop empty-handed. The offender got into a stolen blue hatchback car containing another man, and they drove south on State […]

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Serious crash in Southland

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Serious crash in Southland

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police have received a report that at about 10am this morning, two cars collided at the intersection of Rimu Road and Longbush South Road in Southland.  Police and other emergency services are en-route to the scene, cordons are in place and motorists are asked to be patient. […]

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Pittance for MPI, biosecurity halved

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pittance for MPI, biosecurity halved

Source: National Party For a Government that has been running around telling anyone who will listen that Biosecurity is underfunded, it has allocated an extraordinarily small sum to strengthen the system, National’s spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says. “Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced a paltry increase of just $9.3 million for Biosecurity which is […]

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Govt delivering fewer social houses 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 Govt delivering fewer social houses than National

Source: National Party In spite of its claims of a housing crisis and promises to do better the Government will actually deliver fewer social houses than National and fewer houses for New Zealanders overall, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “For years Labour claimed there was a housing crisis which it would step in […]

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KiwiBuild forecasts slashed – fewer to be built

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on KiwiBuild forecasts slashed – fewer to be built

Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s KiwiBuild pipedream has been dealt another blow, with the Government’s own experts saying it will have only half the promised impact on the housing market, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith Collins says. “In Budget 2018, Treasury experts slashed their forecast rate of progress on KiwiBuild, from […]

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Male charged following investigation into St Marys Bay attack

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Male charged following investigation into St Marys Bay attack

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin: Early this morning Auckland City Police located a male who was wanted in connection to a sexually motivated attack in St Marys Bay on Friday 11th May, 2018. A 33-year-old male was taken into custody without incident and has […]

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Appeal to ID offenders in Christchurch dairy robbery

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Appeal to ID offenders in Christchurch dairy robbery

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Phil Sparks Police are investigating the robbery of a dairy in Riccarton. Police were called to the corner of Riccarton Rd and Wainui St just after 4.30pm, to a report of a robbery in progress. Inquiries at the scene have established that […]

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Taupo Police patrol rammed by stolen vehicle

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Taupo Police patrol rammed by stolen vehicle

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police A Police vehicle was rammed head on in Taupo by a stolen SUV last night (Wednesday). The Police car was deliberately hit at about midnight when the patrol was responding to a report of an unlawfully taken Isuzu. Once the SUV was spotted, the Police car activated […]

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Vehicle crashes into house in Waikato

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Vehicle crashes into house in Waikato

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police One person was taken to hospital in a critical condition tonight after the vehicle they were in hit a house in Horotiu, Waikato. Emergency services were called to the crash, south of Ngaruawahia, at 8.26pm. Initial reports from the scene suggest only one person was in the […]

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Extra investment in Police welcomed

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Extra investment in Police welcomed

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Police Commissioner Mike Bush welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister of Police and says it represents a significant investment in NZ Police that will help make New Zealand the safest country. “We are now positioned to deliver 1800 new police and 485 support staff,” says Commissioner Bush. […]

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Trampers rescued in Ruahine Ranges overnight

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Trampers rescued in Ruahine Ranges overnight

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Martin James: Hawkes Bay Police and LandSAR volunteers were involved in the rescue of two men in the Ruahine Ranges last night. Around 6:30pm two 18-year-old men contacted Police via cellphone when they found themselves disorientated in deteriorating weather conditions.  The […]

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Budget 2018: No plan beyond tax, borrow & spend

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Budget 2018: No plan beyond tax, borrow & spend

Source: National Party This is a Government that’s taxing more, spending more, borrowing even more than they had said and hoping that their broken promises are not noticed, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “Labour spent the last nine years calling everything a crisis, yet today’s budget provides no new solutions to back up their claims,” […]

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Closing children’s camps shocks communities

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Closing children’s camps shocks communities

Source: National Party A scathing report from one of Labour’s union backers following the Government’s decision to pull funding from child support services shows just how egregious the decision is, National’s spokesperson for Children, Alfred Ngaro says.    “Shockwaves are continuing to ripple through communities and interest groups following this week’s announcement from the Government that […]

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Two in Youth Court following Wainuiomata robbery

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Justice, Law and Enforcement, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Police, Press Release, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Two in Youth Court following Wainuiomata robbery

Source: New Zealand Police Source: New Zealand Police Two young people are due to appear in Hutt Valley Youth Court today following an aggravated robbery in Wainuiomata last night. Police were called to a dairy on Ruthven Road about 5:30pm on May 16 to a report of two people – one with a hockey stick […]

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