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Greens contradict themselves on 1080

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens contradict themselves on 1080

Source: National Party Statements by Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson that 1080 protestors have ‘valid concerns’ completely contradict her colleague – Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage’s policy of increasing the use of 1080, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “We are getting used to the different parties in Government contradicting each other, but it is a […]

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Waimea Dam Bill widely supported at first reading

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Waimea Dam Bill widely supported at first reading

Source: National Party Support has been welcomed from National, Labour, NZ First and Act parties for the introduction of the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill that saw 112 votes in support to eight opposed and its referral to the Governance and Administration Select Committee, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. “This Bill is […]

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Twyford must commit to Tauranga Northern Link

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twyford must commit to Tauranga Northern Link

Source: National Party It is unacceptable for the current Minister of Transport Phil Tyford to attempt to dodge responsibility for the future of the Tauranga Northern Link, one of New Zealand’s most dangerous roads, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “The previous National Government saw this road funded with a procurement process nearing completion and […]

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Third speech on three waters and still no substance

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Third speech on three waters and still no substance

Source: National Party Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to give certainty to the sector, instead of giving high-level keynote speeches that say nothing, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Today was her third ‘keynote’ speech on the Three Waters Review. We keep hearing about her junket to Scotland, but the Minister is leaving […]

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More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

Source: National Party Labour needs to fess up about what NZ First has gained from agreeing to increase the refugee quota by 500 in two years’ time, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The handling of what has been a cornerstone issue for Labour has been a mess from start to finish. First they were […]

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Cut the cull Minister Sage

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cut the cull Minister Sage

Source: National Party Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage needs to halt her cull of 17,500 Himalayan Tahr due to start on 30 September until proper engagement and consultation has taken place, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “Ms Sage’s decision to cull 17,500 Tahr without a consultation process with the industry illustrates her Greens-know-best approach to […]

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National celebrates 125 years of women’s vote

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National celebrates 125 years of women’s vote

Source: National Party Today is a day for all New Zealanders to take some time to reflect on women’s rights, National’s Women’s spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “I’m so proud to live in a country where we were the first to give women the vote. Kate Sheppard and the other suffragettes did us proud. “I’m also […]

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No Need for Knee-Jerk Bank Bashing in New Zealand

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on No Need for Knee-Jerk Bank Bashing in New Zealand

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Submitters to the Finance and Expenditure Committee showed that New Zealand can afford to spare itself a round of bank bashing. “Consumer New Zealand presented pitiful evidence,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “They showed a few people they knew of anecdotally had been sold insurance they didn’t need and, with […]

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Green Party welcome decision to offer more refugees a safe home

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome decision to offer more refugees a safe home

Source: Green Party The Green Party have welcomed the Government’s decision to increase the refugee quota to 1500 annually, meaning more families, women and children fleeing war and persecution will have a safe place to call home. Green Co-leader Marama Davidson, said: “To those who have fled persecution and need a safe place to call […]

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Banks Slam Govt’s Reserve Bank Bill

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Banks Slam Govt’s Reserve Bank Bill

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Banking and Business Communities have turned out to slam the Government’s Reserve Bank Bill at today’s Finance and Expenditure Committee Hearing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  ASB submitted recommending that price stability be retained as a priority if short term employment is added to the Bank’s mandate.  “When asked […]

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Green Party: 125 years since NZ women won the right to vote, we will keep working in Parliament for equity for women

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party: 125 years since NZ women won the right to vote, we will keep working in Parliament for equity for women

Source: Green Party On the 125 year anniversary since New Zealand women won the right to vote, the Green Party are celebrating wins in Government for women, and commit to keep working in the space to achieve full equity. “Of course New Zealand was at the forefront of getting our wāhine the vote, 125 years […]

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Massey VC’s Shocker Emails Show Calculated Suppression of Free Speech

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Massey VC’s Shocker Emails Show Calculated Suppression of Free Speech

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas must resign after fresh evidence shows the lengths at which she was willing to go to bar free speech and rational inquiry at the University,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  “In emails spanning weeks, Ms Thomas was fishing for any excuse to bar Dr Don […]

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Shoebox KiwiBuild studios ultimate fail

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Shoebox KiwiBuild studios ultimate fail

Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet KiwiBuild scheme is a broken project with banks not lending to prospective KiwiBuild home buyers due to their shoebox sizes, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Last week Mr Twyford announced the Onehunga project to great fanfare, but now the developer has realised Mr Twyford’s proposals don’t […]

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Twyford winds back KiwiBuild policy

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twyford winds back KiwiBuild policy

Source: National Party Despite almost a year in Government, and six years since the announcement of KiwiBuild, New Zealanders are increasingly confused with the changing detail around Labour’s flagship housing policy, National’s spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Six years ago Labour promised they would build 10,000 homes a year by the end of their first term […]

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Green Party welcome Government saving Golden Bay mental health service whilst review under way

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome Government saving Golden Bay mental health service whilst review under way

Source: Green Party Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Whare Mahana mental health service in Golden Bay while the Government conducts its review of mental health services. “Security of funding for mental health services is one of the top issues raised with me by constituents. I visited Te […]

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Nats Last Presser Richer than a Cashed Up Corporate Welfare Recipient

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats Last Presser Richer than a Cashed Up Corporate Welfare Recipient

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The National Party’s support for the New Zealand Initiative’s Fit for Purpose report is richer than a millionaire pensioner with a winter heating payment,” according to ACT. “The report rightly identifies that Governments of all stripes in New Zealand tax too much of our money, and spend it poorly. However, one group that […]

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Free Press -The BCS Prime Minister

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press -The BCS Prime Minister

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The BCS Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern studied a Bachelor of Communication Studies at Waikato University, where students learn not to change how things are but how people see them. She became Prime Minister by polling 37 per cent with the exact same policies that Andrew Little polled 24 per cent. […]

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Green Party welcomes proactive release of cabinet papers

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcomes proactive release of cabinet papers

Source: Green Party The Green Party tautoko the Government proactively releasing Cabinet papers to ensure and openness and accessibility, but will work to go even further. “The Green Party have always strongly advocated for open and accessible Government. It’s a commitment in our Confidence and Supply Agreement, so we are pleased the Government is delivering”, […]

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Green Party oppose further deployment of NZ troops to Afghanistan and Iraq

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party oppose further deployment of NZ troops to Afghanistan and Iraq

Source: Green Party The decision by Cabinet to continue to deploy troops to Iraq and Afghanistan is strongly opposed by the Green Party, who believe the money would be better spent on humanitarian aid in the regions. “We opposed the extension of the troops in Iraq in 2016 and we are opposing it now. John […]

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Govt Admits Charter Schools Success

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt Admits Charter Schools Success

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The Government today admitted defeat on Charter Schools by giving the stamp of approval to the final two of 12 Charter Schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools.  Waatea School in Auckland and Tūranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne will now continue to open in 2019 and […]

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