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111 response times lagging

By   /  November 19, 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 111 response times lagging

Source: National Party Police are taking longer to answer 111 calls in what’s a worrying trend, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.  “Police have a target to answer 90 per cent of 111 calls within 10 seconds. In its annual report, Police reported answering 79 per cent of calls within 10 seconds, down from 84 […]

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Questions remain over Government’s ECE plan

By   /  November 19, 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 Questions remain over Government’s ECE plan

Source: National Party National welcomes the focus on lifting the quality of Early Learning in the Draft Strategic Plan released today, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “National believes all children should have access to high-quality early childhood education. Parents need confidence that early learning services are doing a good job for their […]

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Rents on the rise as Govt hurts low-income families

By   /  November 19, 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 Rents on the rise as Govt hurts low-income families

Source: National Party Rent increases are accelerating under this Government, making a mockery of its claim to be prioritising New Zealand’s lower-income households, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “Median rents have risen by $30 a week in the past 12 months, which is an increase of $1560 a year. “Rents have gone up 2.5 […]

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Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

By   /  November 15, 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 Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

Source: National Party Confirmation from Immigration New Zealand that its review into Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek’s residency has been delayed is yet another sign of incompetence from the Labour-led Government, National Leader Simon Bridges says. “Embattled Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said this review would be done within three weeks. He then said he expected it […]

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Rebuilding our hospitals!

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rebuilding our hospitals!

Source: New Zealand Labour Party If we want to have a world-leading healthcare system, we have to get the basics right.  That’s why we’re rebuilding hospitals and fixing our health system’s critical infrastructure. We’ve spent the last few months rolling out our hospital investments around the country – from Middlemore to Maniototo. Take a look at […]

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Urgent answers needed after rescue helicopter unavailable

By   /  November 15, 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 Urgent answers needed after rescue helicopter unavailable

Source: National Party Just 14 days after the Rotorua Rescue Helicopter service was scrapped lives are already being put at risk, MP for Rotorua Todd McClay says. “Yesterday a man working on a forestry site near Rotorua received an electric shock from powerlines. The 35-year-old Tauranga chopper was being serviced in Auckland and the Taupo […]

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Stalled partnership with Singapore 7 months overdue

By   /  November 14, 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 Stalled partnership with Singapore 7 months overdue

Source: National Party The Prime Minister needs to use her visit to Singapore this week to sign the stalled New Zealand – Singapore Enhanced Partnership negotiations which has now been delayed by seven months, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “The National-led Government was set to sign a major Enhanced Partnership agreement with Singapore […]

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National congratulates Dame Annette King

By   /  November 14, 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 National congratulates Dame Annette King

Source: National Party National congratulates Dame Annette King on her appointment as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Australia, National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesperson, Todd McClay says. “The role of High Commissioner in Australia is a very important one and Dame Annette certainly has the experience to build on our relationship with Australia and provide […]

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Sage approving foreign investment welcome

By   /  November 13, 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 Sage approving foreign investment welcome

Source: National Party The National Party welcomes signs that Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage is backing away from her Green Party’s anti-foreign investor rhetoric and is now approving investments that benefit the economy and create jobs, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “Ms Sage’s about-face means foreign investment continues to be a crucial element […]

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Serious questions remain over Haumaha

By   /  November 12, 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 Serious questions remain over Haumaha

Source: National Party Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern still has serious questions to answer regarding her appointment of Deputy Commissioner of Police Wally Haumaha after Mary Scholtens QC’s report was released today, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “This report was only ever into the process behind the appointment of Mr Haumaha, as Ministers themselves have […]

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KiwiBuild’s popularity plummeting

By   /  November 11, 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 KiwiBuild’s popularity plummeting

Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford has admitted his KiwiBuild housing scheme is not nearly as popular as he or the Prime Minister have claimed it is, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, contracts for 3,375 houses have been signed between KiwiBuild and a developer. […]

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Government’s soft on crime message filters through

By   /  November 11, 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 Government’s soft on crime message filters through

Source: National Party The Government’s soft on crime approach has filtered through to the Police as 84 people were visited for illicit drug importation but not one charge was laid, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “Police have admitted they visited 84 addresses as part of a crackdown on people importing illicit drugs via the […]

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Week That Was: Changing the game in education, business, and housing

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Week That Was: Changing the game in education, business, and housing

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Our Week That Was series gives you a round-up of all the achievements, announcements, and other political goings-on around Parliament and across the country over the past week. We’re proud of all we’re doing to make New Zealand a great place to live – and we want to share it […]

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Parker would turn RMA into red-tape monster

By   /  November 9, 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 Parker would turn RMA into red-tape monster

Source: National Party Every New Zealander who has sought a resource consent has a tale of being bogged down in red tape, delays and soaring compliance costs and will be asking why David Parker wants to make it worse, National’s Planning (RMA Reform) spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The Environment Minister has revealed his ambitions include […]

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Parliament could block Vic Uni name change

By   /  November 7, 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 Parliament could block Vic Uni name change

Source: National Party Serious questions are being raised about whether a change to the name of Victoria University of Wellington can proceed without an amending Act of Parliament, National’s List MP based in Wellington, Nicola Willis says. “Evidence heard in the Education and Workforce Select Committee today suggests that a University name change requires a […]

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Parliament must take historic opportunity to make changes on drug harm reduction

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Parliament must take historic opportunity to make changes on drug harm reduction

Source: Green Party The Green Party is calling on Parliament to take heed of the latest independent report calling for a harm reduction approach to drugs, while the synthetic cannabis crisis continues to grip the country.  A report released today, commissioned by the NZ Drug Foundation, has reinforced decades of research showing that punishment does […]

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Government additional learning support welcome

By   /  November 4, 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 Government additional learning support welcome

Source: National Party Today’s confirmation the Government will build on National’s record investment in learning support is good news for schools, however, with a critical teacher shortage and pay negotiations ongoing, it may be hard to achieve, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “There will be many students and families who will be hugely supportive […]

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Green Party welcome investment in education

By   /  November 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome investment in education

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcomes funding for an additional 600 coordinators in schools to assist teachers with students who have additional needs. “We recognise that schools are central to the success of our communities”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. “Families end up keeping their kids at home because it is too […]

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Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to the 2018 Labour Party Conference

By   /  November 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to the 2018 Labour Party Conference

Source: New Zealand Labour Party I’m really pleased to be here in Dunedin. For all of the creativity, history, and beauty that this city holds, you still had me at ‘cheese roll.’ I’m also pleased to be here because this is my first leader’s speech at a Labour Party conference. That means my first order […]

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Ballot extension shows KiwiBuild struggling

By   /  November 3, 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 Ballot extension shows KiwiBuild struggling

Source: National Party The latest announcement that the ballot for KiwiBuild houses in Wanaka has had to be extended hammers home just how much Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet KiwiBuild scheme is struggling, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The extension of the ballot that opened early last month shows there hasn’t been the demand […]

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