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Road-side drug testing petition launched

By   /  December 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Road-side drug testing petition launched

Source: National Party A nationwide petition calling for the urgent introduction of roadside drug testing has been launched in Nelson today by Matthew Dow’s family on the first anniversary of him being killed by driver high on meth, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. “New Year’s Eve should be a time of celebration and hope, but […]

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Greens lobby for criminals to manufacture medicinal cannabis

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens lobby for criminals to manufacture medicinal cannabis

Source: National Party The end of year information dump by the Labour-led Government includes Ministry of Health officials discussing a Green Party SOP allowing individuals with previous drug convictions to manufacture cannabis, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “The intentions of the Greens to liberalise cannabis under the cover of medical need is […]

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Nats welcome TPP tariff cuts – focus must move to US

By   /  December 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats welcome TPP tariff cuts – focus must move to US

Source: National Party National is welcoming tariff reductions that will begin tomorrow as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The Government must now do everything possible to bring the US back into the TPP, National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The CPTPP tariff reductions were negotiated under the previous National […]

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National to hold Education meetings across NZ

By   /  December 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National to hold Education meetings across NZ

Source: National Party National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye will hold public meetings throughout New Zealand to listen to parents and teachers concerns and views on education issues. The meetings will have a particular focus on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review. “The review has the potential to impact every part of our education system. That’s why it’s […]

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New Bill to allow BYO alcohol at race meetings

By   /  December 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Bill to allow BYO alcohol at race meetings

Source: National Party A new Member’s Bill will clarify the law around BYO alcohol areas at race meetings and allow families and communities to carry on the tradition of chilly bin and a hamper at the races, MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop says.  “Race meetings are important community events around New Zealand. They’re usually […]

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Phone call to confirm Meningitis outbreak took 3 weeks

By   /  December 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Phone call to confirm Meningitis outbreak took 3 weeks

Source: National Party The Government’s slow response to the Northland Meningitis outbreak has been underlined again in a report that shows that the Technical Advisory Group wasn’t convened until three weeks after outbreak status was reached, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says. “The minutes of the Technical Advisory Group, obtained by National, suggest that […]

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Minister again fails Māori students

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister again fails Māori students

Source: National Party News that the Government has failed to fund a programme that supports Māori students into science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) subjects is extremely disappointing and shows a repeating pattern of de-prioritisation of our Māori students, National’s Māori Education spokesperson Jo Hayes says. “The failure of the Government to support the popular, successful […]

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Cannabis advertising shows lack of regulations

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cannabis advertising shows lack of regulations

Source: National Party News that MedSafe is investigating cannabis billboard advertising in Auckland further confirms the lazy vacuum the Government has created for medicinal cannabis, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “Earlier this year National released its own Medicinal Cannabis Bill which has been widely recognised as far superior to the Government’s legislation. […]

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Petition launched to support surf lifesaving

By   /  December 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Petition launched to support surf lifesaving

Source: National Party A petition to ensure that surf lifesaving is recognised and funded as an emergency service has been launched today by Helensville MP Chris Penk. “Surf lifesaving is a vital service provided by thousands of Kiwi volunteers. “Surf lifesaving clubs currently rely on funding from a combination of sporting and community grants, fundraising […]

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Majority of NZ motorists will pay more to drive

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Majority of NZ motorists will pay more to drive

Source: National Party No amount of semantic hair-splitting by ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway can change the fact that the majority of New Zealand motorists will be paying more when his motor vehicle levies increases come in, National’s ACC spokesperson Tim Macindoe says. “The Minister has admitted that the majority of vehicle users will be paying […]

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Japan should remain in IWC, cease whaling

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Japan should remain in IWC, cease whaling

Source: National Party Japan should remain in the International Whaling Commission and should stop all ‘scientific whaling’, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Japanese media reports that Japan intends to leave the Commission and grant permits to its whaling fleet are extremely concerning. Currently the fleet operates in the Southern Ocean under the guise […]

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Shane Jones must explain comments

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Shane Jones must explain comments

Source: National Party National’s Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop is asking whether senior NZ First MP Shane Jones still believes Wally Haumaha has ‘a completely clean bill of health’ like he claimed in Parliament earlier this month. “Yesterday’s damning IPCA report into Mr Haumaha found that he belittled and humiliated staff, aggressively asserted his authority, and […]

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Govt turns back on agricultural training provider

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt turns back on agricultural training provider

Source: National Party National is disappointed by the news that the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture is going into interim liquidation, National MPs Paula Bennett and Nathan Guy say. “The Government is bribing students into tertiary education through its fees free programme and yet is now allowing one of our biggest agricultural tertiary education providers to […]

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Impact of soft on crime approach being felt

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Impact of soft on crime approach being felt

Source: National Party Public concern around the Government’s soft on crime approach is clearly building as shown by the level of public anger over the sentence that Rouxle Le Roux received for the death of Nathan Kraatskow, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Almost 160,000 New Zealanders signed a petition asking the Crown to appeal […]

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Schools face English language support cuts

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Schools face English language support cuts

Source: National Party Recent news that some schools will be losing ESOL funding due to a change made in the last few weeks by the Ministry means that schools have little time to adapt or ensure there is adequate ESOL funding, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The changes that have been made by the […]

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NZ economy slows, growth per person stalls

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ economy slows, growth per person stalls

Source: National Party The economy appears to be slowing with today’s GDP figures showing economic growth in the past three months is the lowest in five years, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Economic growth in the past three months of 0.3 per cent doesn’t even compensate for population growth. Economic growth per person, which […]

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IPCA report shows Haumaha was bad appointment

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on IPCA report shows Haumaha was bad appointment

Source: National Party The Independent Police Conduct investigation into Wally Haumaha is extremely troubling and raises serious questions about how and why the Government appointed Mr Haumaha in the first place, National’s Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “The report, which is on the IPCA website, found that Wally Haumaha belittled and humiliated staff and inappropriately […]

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Prime Minister must dismiss Haumaha

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister must dismiss Haumaha

Source: National Party The Prime Minister must dismiss Deputy Police Commissioner Wally Haumaha after a damning report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority, National Leader Simon Bridges says. “It was Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who appointed Wally Haumaha. She now has to take responsibility and dismiss the man that she appointed to one of the […]

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National will overturn Migration Compact decision

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National will overturn Migration Compact decision

Source: National Party National will overturn the Government’s support of the United Nations Compact for Migration, confirmed by Winston Peters today in spite of his reluctance to front up to New Zealanders, National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Mr Peters has sprung the signing of the Compact on New Zealanders on the […]

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Wage rise welcome for some, worry for others

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Wage rise welcome for some, worry for others

Source: National Party Today’s $1.20 per hour wage hike will be welcomed by workers on the minimum wage but will cost jobs and make it harder for businesses already struggling with new taxes and higher costs, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “National supports consistent increases to the minimum wage and we raised it […]

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