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TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Announces Formation of Public Policy Unit Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. Now that TOP has experienced and survived […]

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TOP Congratulates New Government on Cannabis Stance, Urges Boldness

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP Congratulates New Government on Cannabis Stance, Urges Boldness

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP Congratulates New Government on Cannabis Stance, Urges Boldness Cannabis law reform is finally gaining momentum under the Labour/ NZ First Government. TOP’s policy on this issue – advocating legal, regulated and taxed cannabis, a grow-your-own allowance and a legal use age of 20 – was one […]

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Call for nominations

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, Maori Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, NZ, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Call for nominations

Source: Maori Party – Headline: Call for nominations The Māori Party is calling for nominations for the following executive positions within our Party:  * Co-Leader (wahine) * Co-Leader (tane) * Vice-President (wahine) * Vice-President (tane) The position of President within our Party has not reached full term, so nominations for this position are not being […]

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There are better ways to help children than extending Paid Parental Leave

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on There are better ways to help children than extending Paid Parental Leave

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: There are better ways to help children than extending Paid Parental Leave By the time the election rolled around both Labour and National were promising extensions to paid parental leave. So it is no surprise to see Labour extending the policy within their first 100 days. Their […]

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Kudos On Zero Carbon Commitment

By   /  November 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Kudos On Zero Carbon Commitment

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Kudos On Zero Carbon Commitment Labour has begun to make its way through their list of promises for the first 100 days in office. So far we have been somewhat underwhelmed by the policy announcements made; you can see our thoughts on Labour’s minimum wage increases and […]

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Māori Television Service stability

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Māori Television Service stability

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Māori Television Service stability The announcement of the new chief executive of the Māori Television Service should bring stability to the organisation said Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta today. “The Māori Television board has appointed the acting Chief Executive Keith Ikin to the permanent position. “Māori TV […]

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Will Labour’s Increase in the Minimum Wage lift Incomes?

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Will Labour’s Increase in the Minimum Wage lift Incomes?

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Will Labour’s Increase in the Minimum Wage lift Incomes? The new government has taken no time extolling its desire for a higher minimum wage. $20 by 2020 is the number they’ve chosen, probably more for marketing purposes than anything evidence based. In a world of casualised and contract […]

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Thanks Long Service Corrections staff

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Thanks Long Service Corrections staff

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Thanks Long Service Corrections staff Corrections Minister, Hon Kelvin Davis, has attended his first official function today acknowledging the work of thirty Corrections staff at the Tai Tokerau Long Service Awards in Whangarei. “It’s an honour to mark the beginning of my new role as Minister for Corrections […]

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Hateful diplomat should be expelled

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hateful diplomat should be expelled

Source: National Party – Headline: Hateful diplomat should be expelled National Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says reports that an Iranian diplomat delivered what was effectively a hate speech at an Auckland mosque in June raises questions as to why Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters hasn’t already required the withdrawal of the diplomat’s credentials […]

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National unveils strong Opposition team

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National unveils strong Opposition team

Source: National Party – Headline: National unveils strong Opposition team National Party Leader Bill English has unveiled a strong Opposition team which will hold the Government to account and ensure it does not squander the opportunities New Zealanders have created for our country in recent years. “New Zealand is doing well, with low unemployment, thousands […]

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MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’ Labour MPs Aupito William Sio and Jenny Salesa have appealed for calm after a running brawl in Otahuhu between rival groups of Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans.  “Rugby league is a game we enjoy.  However, we can celebrate in […]

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Foreign Buyers – The Villain or the ScapeGoat

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on Foreign Buyers – The Villain or the ScapeGoat

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: Foreign Buyers – The Villain or the ScapeGoat Does anyone seriously think that Labour’s first loud policy initiative is anything but window-dressing for the masses, a solution chasing a problem that hasn’t even been evidenced? Sure, Phil Twyford doesn’t like Chinese-sounding names, but that is hardly evidence. […]

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New government inherits very strong labour market

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New government inherits very strong labour market

Source: National Party – Headline: New government inherits very strong labour market New Zealand’s strong employment market and dropping unemployment rate reflects the hard work of all our businesses and the confidence they have had in the country’s economic plan over the last nine years, National Party Leader Bill English says. “The unemployment rate at […]

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Labour’s housing “ban” half-cooked

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour’s housing “ban” half-cooked

Source: National Party – Headline: Labour’s housing “ban” half-cooked The Labour Government’s jury-rigged “ban” on selling houses to foreign buyers in a very strange announcement that raises many more questions than it answers, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “The first and strangest thing about Labour’s announcement is that it isn’t an actual ban. […]

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Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has received the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Ngātiwai mandate. Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has received the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Ngātiwai mandate. “The Tribunal has prepared a thorough […]

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Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

Source: National Party – Headline: Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents Labour’s plan to dismantle National Standards shows their disregard for parents and the needs of students around the country, National Party MP Nikki Kaye says. “Parents need to know where their kids are up to and children need to know how they are […]

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Robertson should front up on coalition costings

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson should front up on coalition costings

Source: National Party – Headline: Robertson should front up on coalition costings New Finance Minister Grant Robertson needs to front up on the new coalition government’s spending plans and not make inaccurate excuses, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Mr Robertson has done two long-form interviews over this weekend and yet New Zealanders are […]

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Benefit sanctions need to go

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Benefit sanctions need to go

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Benefit sanctions need to go In the last three months, 14,724 people had their benefit sanctioned by Work and Income. The Green Party campaigned on removing excessive benefit sanctions as part of making the most significant change to our welfare system in a generation. Now that we are […]

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Bloated executive gets new govt off to bad start

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bloated executive gets new govt off to bad start

Source: National Party – Headline: Bloated executive gets new govt off to bad start Today’s announcement that there will be 31 ministers, ministers outside Cabinet and under-secretaries in the new executive shows the incoming government intends to use taxpayer money to solve political problems, National Party Leader Bill English says. “There is no justification for […]

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Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017 I want to start by saying thank you During the election campaign, my rallying cry was “Let’s do this’ We wanted to capture both that there was a huge amount we needed to change to place NZ on a better path. […]

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