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Government to divert road taxes to rail?

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government to divert road taxes to rail?

Source: National Party – Headline: Government to divert road taxes to rail? Transport Minister Phil Twyford has confirmed the Government is considering diverting taxes paid by motorists who want better roads to rail instead, while insisting to media this won’t happen, National’s Transport Spokesperson Judith Collins says. “This is an important principle, adhered to by […]

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Bill to strengthen language learning in schools

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bill to strengthen language learning in schools

Source: National Party – Headline: Bill to strengthen language learning in schools A draft Bill to strengthen the ability of students to learn a second language at school has today been released for public consultation by National Party Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye. “The benefits of speaking more than one language have enormous cognitive, cultural, social […]

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Petition launched to ensure Auckland to Whangarei route

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Petition launched to ensure Auckland to Whangarei route

Source: National Party – Headline: Petition launched to ensure Auckland to Whangarei route National MPs Dr Shane Reti and Matt King have today launched a campaign to ensure the Auckland to Whangarei four-lane Road of National Significance proceeds as planned by the previous National Government. “The previous National-led Government had committed to a large number […]

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PGP review puts brakes on research and development

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PGP review puts brakes on research and development

Source: National Party – Headline: PGP review puts brakes on research and development The cynical timing of a review of the Primary Growth Partnership over the summer break illustrates the coalition Government’s priorities do not lie with growing the primary sector, National Party Spokesperson for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says. “Stakeholders have been given an […]

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Petition launched to support East-West Link

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Petition launched to support East-West Link

Source: National Party – Headline: Petition launched to support East-West Link National MPs Denise Lee, Simeon Brown and Jami-Lee Ross have today launched a petition to gather support for the East-West Link which is now uncertain under the new Government. “In announcing that the East-West Link is being sent back to the drawing board, the […]

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Waimak MP backs petition to save motorway project

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Waimak MP backs petition to save motorway project

Source: National Party – Headline: Waimak MP backs petition to save motorway project MP for Waimakariri Matt Doocey says the Christchurch Northern Motorway from Belfast to Pegasus should not be put at risk while the Government attempts to divert billions of dollars to pet projects like the trams in Auckland. “Waimakariri commuters were excited to […]

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Napier to Hastings Expressway at risk

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Napier to Hastings Expressway at risk

Source: National Party – Headline: Napier to Hastings Expressway at risk MP for Tukituki Lawrence Yule has today launched a petition aimed at saving the project that would ensure the four laning of the Napier to Hastings Expressway which is at risk of not going ahead. “The previous National Government had committed to a large […]

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Minister needs to front up on rates inquiry

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister needs to front up on rates inquiry

Source: National Party – Headline: Minister needs to front up on rates inquiry The Local Government Minister needs to get on with her job and tell ratepayers what she plans to do about the Government’s promised review into local government spending, National Party Local Government spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “The Government promised to hold a […]

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Tauranga to Hamilton expressway extension at risk

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tauranga to Hamilton expressway extension at risk

Source: National Party – Headline: Tauranga to Hamilton expressway extension at risk National’s petition to extend the Waikato Expressway from Cambridge to Tirau and from Cambridge to the Kaimai Range was launched today, announced MPs for Tauranga and Hamilton East, Simon Bridges and David Bennett. “This is one of a series of petitions National is […]

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Four-lanes crucial to Canterbury growth

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Four-lanes crucial to Canterbury growth

Source: National Party – Headline: Four-lanes crucial to Canterbury growth Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon has today launched a petition aimed at saving plans to extend State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Ashburton to four lanes. “Transport Minister Phil Twyford has said that a number of important regional highway projects across the country are under review, […]

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MPs launch bid to save road of national significance

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on MPs launch bid to save road of national significance

Source: National Party – Headline: MPs launch bid to save road of national significance National MPs Todd Muller, MP for Bay of Plenty and Scott Simpson, MP for Coromandel have today launched a campaign to ensure the Katikati to Tauranga four-lane Road of National Significance proceeds as planned by the previous National Government. “The previous National-led […]

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National Party launches bid to save highway projects

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Party launches bid to save highway projects

Source: National Party – Headline: National Party launches bid to save highway projects The National Party has today launched a series of petitions aimed at saving regional highway projects at risk because of the Government’s obsession with Auckland trams, National Party Transport Spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Roads from Northland right through to Ashburton are being […]

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Vigilance needed to prevent further spread of Mycoplasma disease

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Vigilance needed to prevent further spread of Mycoplasma disease

Source: National Party – Headline: Vigilance needed to prevent further spread of Mycoplasma disease National Party Spokesperson for Biosecurity Barbara Kuriger is calling on farmers to be vigilant in light of recent Mycoplasma Bovis incursions to help prevent the spread of the disease. “The discovery of Mycoplasma Bovis in Ashburton is a strong reminder to […]

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National Leader expresses condolences at passing of Jim Anderton

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Leader expresses condolences at passing of Jim Anderton

Source: National Party – Headline: National Leader expresses condolences at passing of Jim Anderton National Party Leader Bill English has today expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Jim Anderton who passed away overnight. “Jim Anderton was a strong-minded and determined politician who was admired by friend and foe alike,” Mr English says. […]

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Green Party mourns passing of Jim Anderton

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party mourns passing of Jim Anderton

Source: Green Party Headline: Green Party mourns passing of Jim Anderton James Shaw MP on Sunday, January 7, 2018 – 12:51 The Green Party is saddened by the news of the passing of former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Jim Anderton, who passed away today. “Jim was a great defender of the underdog. He stood […]

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National calls for stronger punishment for litterbugs

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National calls for stronger punishment for litterbugs

Source: National Party – Headline: National calls for stronger punishment for litterbugs As local councils grapple with the litter left behind by holiday makers the National Party is calling for stiffer penalties for people caught illegally dumping rubbish. “Yesterday it was revealed that $2.4 million was spent among 30 local councils on clearing illegally dumped […]

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ETS transition phase-out sets up climate debate

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ETS transition phase-out sets up climate debate

Source: National Party – Headline: ETS transition phase-out sets up climate debate Today’s reduction of transition measures for New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme sets up this year’s important climate change debate, National Party Climate Change Spokesperson Todd Muller says. “January 1st is a key date in New Zealand’s climate change policy as we take the […]

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Another backwards step from the Government

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another backwards step from the Government

Source: National Party – Headline: Another backwards step from the Government The Labour Party has thrown away six years of hard work and a real opportunity for Māori and regional New Zealand through scrapping the Te Ture Whenua Bill, Chris Finlayson says. “This is yet another ill-thought through step from a Government which seems intent […]

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Community calls for more drought support

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Community calls for more drought support

Source: National Party – Headline: Community calls for more drought support National Party Spokesperson for Rural Communities Barbara Kuriger has backed the call for the Government to declare a medium scale adverse event to better support those affected by the rapidly emerging drought conditions in Taranaki. “Taranaki Regional Council have today met with organisations such […]

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Rural Support Trust making a difference

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rural Support Trust making a difference

Source: National Party – Headline: Rural Support Trust making a difference National Party Spokesperson for Rural Communities Barbara Kuriger has thanked the Rural Support Trust for the care and support they extend to people who are facing challenges and encourages those in need to reach out. “This year has seen a number of challenges for […]

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