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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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Green Party launch #wastefreeholidays campaign

By   /  December 20, 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 launch #wastefreeholidays campaign

Source: Green Party In the lead up to Christmas the Green Party have launched a #wastefreeholidays campaign, aimed at reducing waste over the holidays.  “Christmas is a time to relax and spend time with friends and whānau, but increasingly businesses are encouraging us to buy gifts that have excessive and wasteful packaging that hurts our […]

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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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Peters’ still hiding stance on Global Compact

By   /  December 18, 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 Peters’ still hiding stance on Global Compact

Source: National Party Winston Peters’ continued refusal to make a decision and tell the public what New Zealand’s position on the United Nations Global Compact on Migration is shameful, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says. “This morning the Prime Minister confirmed that a final decision is yet to be made on whether New Zealand […]

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National congratulates next Chief Justice

By   /  December 17, 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 next Chief Justice

Source: National Party National Party Leader Simon Bridges has congratulated the next Chief Justice of New Zealand, the Honourable Justice Helen Winkelmann. “Justice Winkelmann has had a distinguished career on the bench since 2004, following a lengthy career as a litigator specialising in insolvency and commercial litigation. She served as Chief High Court Judge between […]

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Safety announcement pales in comparison to RONS

By   /  December 17, 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 Safety announcement pales in comparison to RONS

Source: National Party The Government’s latest announcement of safety improvements for roads across New Zealand shows how important National’s Roads of National Significance programme is, and why it should’ve been picked up by Transport Minister Phil Twyford, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Motorists do make mistakes on our roads and we want to minimise […]

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Schools must take in their local kids

By   /  December 17, 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 Schools must take in their local kids

Source: Green Party The Green Party have today called on schools to follow the law and accept kids that have been denied enrollment because they have a history of truancy or no fixed address.    “As a society we often say that education is a pathway out of poverty. But if schools are turning away kids because […]

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Week That Was: Strong economy, strong communities

By   /  December 17, 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: Strong economy, strong communities

Source: New Zealand Labour Party It may be getting close to Christmas but the work here shows no signs of slowing down! It’s been a busy week jam-packed full of announcements and achievements – from a major economic update, to new reform on the dealers and users of synthetic drugs, to the official banning of […]

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Update on our economy

By   /  December 14, 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 Update on our economy

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Today the Coalition Government released the 2019 Budget Policy Statement (BPS), outlining the priorities for Budget 2019. The Treasury also released its Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update with its latest set of forecasts for the New Zealand economy. The BPS is our first action in developing the Wellbeing Budget. […]

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Milestone in Police recruitment

By   /  December 13, 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 Milestone in Police recruitment

Source: New Zealand Labour Party A milestone in Police recruitment has been achieved with the deployment of more than 1,000 new constables around the country since the government was formed. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Police Minister Stuart Nash congratulated graduates of Wing 321 at a ceremony at the Royal New Zealand Police College. […]

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Drug addiction to be treated like a health issue

By   /  December 13, 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 Drug addiction to be treated like a health issue

Source: Green Party The Green Party welcome today’s plan to address the synthetic drugs crisis and broader addiction problems in Aotearoa New Zealand.  “Supporting people into care and recovery will be set down in law as the first measure for Police on the front lines, rather than pushing people with addiction problems down a criminal […]

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Labour and Greens filibustering means synthetics Bill won’t pass this year

By   /  December 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 Labour and Greens filibustering means synthetics Bill won’t pass this year

Source: National Party Labour and the Green Party have been standing in the way of tougher penalties for peddlers of synthetic cannabis, despite National’s Psychoactive Substances Amendment Bill having majority support in Parliament, MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. “My Bill passed through the Committee of the Whole House this evening, but will not be […]

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Bill’s passage clears way for Dam construction

By   /  December 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 Bill’s passage clears way for Dam construction

Source: National Party The passing of the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill has cleared the way for the construction to begin on the largest dam to be built in New Zealand for more than 20 years, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. “The Bill passed by 112 – 8 votes and clears the […]

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Fees free headache wastes $50 million plus

By   /  December 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 Fees free headache wastes $50 million plus

Source: National Party The Government’s fees free scheme is not only an educational failure, it is also wasting tens of millions of dollars of taxpayers money on free gap years and late withdrawals, National’s spokesperson for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paula Bennett says. “The Tertiary Education Commission today confirmed at its annual review that […]

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Housing portfolio has rudderless Minister at helm

By   /  December 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 Housing portfolio has rudderless Minister at helm

Source: National Party After more than a year in Government and almost halfway through the first year of the KiwiBuild policy it has become clear that the Housing portfolio, headed by Minister Phil Twyford, is in complete disarray, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “KiwiBuild is meant to have built 1000 homes by July next […]

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Govt adopts National’s Bill to stop livestock rustling

By   /  December 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 Govt adopts National’s Bill to stop livestock rustling

Source: National Party Rangitikei MP Ian McKelvie is pleased that his Sentencing (Livestock Rustling) Amendment Members Bill has been adopted by the Government as a Supplementary Order Paper on the Crimes Amendment Bill. “Stock rustling is a crime that cuts to the heart of many rural families and the farming community. “Theft of livestock from […]

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Govt blocks changes to streamline insurance claims

By   /  December 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 Govt blocks changes to streamline insurance claims

Source: National Party It’s disappointing the Government has rejected a proposed change to the Earthquake Commission Amendment Bill which would’ve streamlined the process for claimants after a significant natural disaster, National’s EQC spokesperson Stuart Smith. “The previous Government built on the lessons of the Christchurch earthquake and the way in which New Zealand responded to […]

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Less open, more spin

By   /  December 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 Less open, more spin

Source: National Party A record number of Official Information Act requests have been declined by the State Services Commissions in the past year, despite the agency being responsible for implementing the Government’s pledge to be the most open and transparent ever, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says. “At the agency’s annual review before the […]

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Early Christmas present for Kris Faafoi

By   /  December 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 Early Christmas present for Kris Faafoi

Source: National Party National agrees changes should be made to the KiwiSaver Act to allow people with life-shortening conditions earlier access to their funds, but instead of another review the Minister should adopt my Member’s Bill which would address this problem immediately, List MP based in Wellington Nicola Willis says. “Earlier this year Tim Fairhill, […]

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