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Designs unveiled for Hutt to Wellington coastal pathway

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Designs unveiled for Hutt to Wellington coastal pathway

Source: New Zealand Government Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today unveiled designs for public consultation on the  Ngauranga to Petone shared walking and cycling pathway. The Associate Minister also announced funding approval to begin construction on the Petone to Melling pathway. “This project will provide people living in the Hutt with a congestion-free commuting […]

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Investigation into the conduct and behaviour of the Retirement Commissioner

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Investigation into the conduct and behaviour of the Retirement Commissioner

Source: New Zealand Government The investigation into the conduct and behaviour of the Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell did not establish bullying conduct and Ms Maxwell will return to work tomorrow (Thursday 23 May) to finish her contract as Commissioner. The Retirement Commissioner has been on leave since December 2018 when, at the request of the […]

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New chair for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New chair for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

Source: New Zealand Government Musician and internationally experienced board director Laurence Kubiak has been appointed as the new chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “A board member since 2017, Laurence Kubiak is currently the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of […]

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Targets set to help break the cycle of child poverty

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Targets set to help break the cycle of child poverty

Source: New Zealand Government The Government has today confirmed the first set of official targets to break the cycle of child poverty, one of New Zealand’s most significant intergenerational wellbeing challenges. “This is an important step in tackling head-on the long-term challenge of child poverty in New Zealand to make our country one of the […]

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New digital platform for SuperGold Card

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New digital platform for SuperGold Card

Source: New Zealand Government The Wellbeing Budget includes three initiatives that will help seniors stay connected and improve their financial position. The most significant is $7.7 million to upgrade and enhance the SuperGold Card including building a new digital platform for card holders and businesses. “New Zealand’s over 65s really appreciate the SuperGold Card,” says […]

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Wellbeing Budget to boost support for ethnic communities

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing Budget to boost support for ethnic communities

Source: New Zealand Government The Government’s Wellbeing Budget is investing in New Zealand’s long-term future by supporting the Office of Ethnic Communities in promoting social cohesion, inclusiveness and diversity, says Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa. “The Government is committed to the wellbeing of New Zealand’s ethnic communities, and we are providing ongoing support to […]

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Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill passes first stage in Parliament

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill passes first stage in Parliament

Source: New Zealand Government The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament with near unanimous support. “Today’s vote across political party lines to pass the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill through its first reading signals strong bipartisan support for most aspects of this proposed climate legislation,” […]

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Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill – speech at first reading

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill – speech at first reading

Source: New Zealand Government Hon Shaw:  I move, that the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill be now read a first time. I nominate the Environment Committee to consider the bill. At the appropriate time, I intend to move that the bill be reported to the House by 21 October 2019. Our Changing Climate Madam […]

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Pike River Re-entry

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pike River Re-entry

Source: New Zealand Government More than eight years after 29 men went to work at the Pike River Coal Mine and never came home, the promise to re-enter the mine drift has been honoured. In the presence of families, experts from Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa-Pike River Recovery Agency completed breaching the 30m […]

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More than 1300 families off housing waiting list last quarter

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on More than 1300 families off housing waiting list last quarter

Source: New Zealand Government In the first quarter of this year 1357 families and individuals came off the state housing waiting list and into permanent homes, as housing need continues to rise, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has today released the latest Public Housing Quarterly […]

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PM statement on Francis Review

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM statement on Francis Review

Source: New Zealand Government Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced two practical steps she will take in response to the Francis Review. “The findings of this report are rightly being taken very seriously. Parliament, like any other workplace, should be free from bullying and harassment and we need to make improvements,” Jacinda Ardern said. “In […]

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Speech to the Pacific Environmental Security Forum

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to the Pacific Environmental Security Forum

Source: New Zealand Government Tuhia ki te rangi Tuhia ki te whenua Tuhia ki te ngakau O nga tangata Ko te Mea nui Ko te aroha Tihei (wa) Mauri Ora It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 2019 Pacific Environmental Security Forum. New Zealand is proud to host this year’s Forum alongside […]

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Securing the future of ambulance services

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Securing the future of ambulance services

Source: New Zealand Government Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Health Minister Dr David Clark have announced extra support for road ambulance services to help them plan for a secure long-term future so they can continue providing life-saving care to Kiwis.  “New Zealanders know we have high quality ambulance services in St John and Wellington […]

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Hamilton to Auckland train on track

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hamilton to Auckland train on track

Source: New Zealand Government Great progress is being made on the refurbishment of the Hamilton to Auckland train that will start up next year Transport Minister Phil Twyford said today. Today the Transport Minister visited KiwiRail’s Hutt Workshop with a number of Hamilton City and Waikato regional and district local government representatives to see work […]

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New Deputy State Services Commissioner appointed

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Deputy State Services Commissioner appointed

Source: New Zealand Government Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins has today welcomed the appointment of Helene Quilter as Deputy State Services Commissioner. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the appointment at her post-cabinet press conference this afternoon. Ms Quilter is currently the Secretary of Defence and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Defence.  Over the […]

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Superannuation with care

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Superannuation with care

Source: New Zealand Government “Superannuation with care”  Opening Remarks at Grey Power AGM 9am, 20 May 2019 [CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] Introduction Good morning. Acknowledgements to the Grey Power Executive and to all the members who have made the trip here today. It is a pleasure to be here to open the Grey Power annual general meeting […]

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New support for the Human Rights Review Tribunal

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New support for the Human Rights Review Tribunal

Source: New Zealand Government The Associate Minister of Justice, Aupito William Sio, has today announced the appointment of five Deputy Chairpersons to the Human Rights Review Tribunal to ensure that people have greater access to justice and that their voices are heard.  “This Government has acknowledged the unacceptable backlog of cases before the Human Rights […]

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Rail connected Northport could transform golden triangle

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rail connected Northport could transform golden triangle

Source: New Zealand Government Connecting Northport to rail and enabling it to service Auckland bound freight can make a major contribution to the development of the region, said Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones when releasing the business case on Northland rail today. “The Northland Rail business case, together with the recently released interim report from […]

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Vanuatu Prime Minister visits New Zealand

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Prime Minister visits New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Government Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will visit New Zealand from 20 to 23 May, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “New Zealand and Vanuatu have a long history of close friendship. I look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Salwai here and discussing further opportunities to strengthen the relationship between our countries,” […]

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PM congratulates Scott Morrison on election victory

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM congratulates Scott Morrison on election victory

Source: New Zealand Government Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his election victory. “New Zealand and Australia have the strongest of ties and they will continue. I look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship between our two countries in the coming years,” Jacinda Ardern said. “I phoned Prime […]

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