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Govt Abolishing Charter School Model Which Would Solve Teacher Shortage

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt Abolishing Charter School Model Which Would Solve Teacher Shortage

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Tonight the Government is eradicating the Charter School model right when Charter Schools would solve their most urgent problem – teacher shortages,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The flexibility of the Charter School model would solve teachers’ complaints when the problem of New Zealand’s teacher shortage gets worse.  “A lack […]

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Unions prioritised over medicines funding

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unions prioritised over medicines funding

Source: National Party Health Minister David Clark must come clean about funding for new medicines being pulled from Pharmac to settle the nurses’ pay dispute, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “This Government promised to prioritise the health system but has instead stripped away money that should have been reinvested into Pharmac meaning new medicines, […]

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Government in disagreement over fuel taxes

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government in disagreement over fuel taxes

Source: National Party The Prime Minister and the Transport Minister can’t agree on the impact their fuel taxes are having on New Zealanders, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Last week the Prime Minister tried to defend the impact the Government’s taxes were having on rising fuel prices when she claimed the taxes only accounted […]

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Psychoactive Substances Bill returns for Second Reading

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Psychoactive Substances Bill returns for Second Reading

Source: National Party The Government will have the opportunity to take action against the growing damage caused by synthetic drugs when the Psychoactive Substances Amendment Bill returns to Parliament tomorrow for its second reading, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown says. “With more than 45 deaths attributed to synthetic drugs in the past 12 months it has […]

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Seymour Challenges MPs to Put Kids First

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Seymour Challenges MPs to Put Kids First

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour has today challenged the Government to put kids and families before the Teachers Union. Mr Seymour this morning tabled a Supplementary Order Paper in the House seeking to improve the Education Amendment Bill proposed by Education Minister Chris Hipkins. Mr Seymour proposes allowing Designated Character Schools, […]

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Govt’s Commerce Amendment Bill an Invitation to Corruption

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt’s Commerce Amendment Bill an Invitation to Corruption

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter The Government’s Introduction of Market Studies via the Commerce Amendment Bill is a sad day for both the Government and the National Party,” according to ACT leader David Seymour. “The Commerce Commission, when investigating an allegation of the abuse of market power, has enormous powers. The Commission’s powers to demand […]

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National Caucus votes to expel Jami-Lee Ross

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Caucus votes to expel Jami-Lee Ross

Source: National Party Earlier today the National Party Caucus voted unanimously to expel Jami-Lee Ross. This was the strongest possible action the Caucus can take and reflects the seriousness of the issues and the fact we are united and focused on the interests of New Zealanders. It is clear Jami-Lee Ross was not. We are […]

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Fuel tax, low dollar, bad policies hike living costs

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Fuel tax, low dollar, bad policies hike living costs

Source: National Party Figures today show a falling New Zealand dollar, rising fuel prices and bad Government policies are driving up the cost of living for Kiwi families, National Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The rising cost of living is making it more and more difficult for New Zealanders to get ahead and a large […]

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Rodeo report a disappointment and fails animals

By   /  October 16, 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 Rodeo report a disappointment and fails animals

Source: Green Party The Green Party believes animals should not suffer to provide entertainment for people and we are calling for a ban on the use of animals in rodeo events. “The Green Party is disappointed with NAWACs rodeo report and think waiting for further research and the rodeo association to self-regulate is negligent and […]

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Free Press -Monday 15 October 2015

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press -Monday 15 October 2015

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Noisy Neighbours We have no idea what is going on with our friends in the National Party but just some days we are glad not to have too big a caucus in ACT. We know lawyers and accountants charge like wounded bulls. Free Press hopes that investigating who leaked that […]

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Statement on National Party Leak Inquiry

By   /  October 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 Statement on National Party Leak Inquiry

Source: National Party Earlier today I received the independent report from PwC on their investigation into the recent leak of the National Party’s travel expenses. The report states that the evidence identified points to Jami Lee Ross as being the person who sent the anonymous text message. I am releasing the report today. John Billington […]

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Govt drags its feet on medicinal cannabis

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt drags its feet on medicinal cannabis

Source: National Party Documents released to National show the Government is years away from enabling increased access to medicinal cannabis despite the potential for it to be available in around 12 months under National’s Bill, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “New Zealanders will have to continue suffering for around two more years […]

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Teacher shortage initiatives need to go further

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Teacher shortage initiatives need to go further

Source: National Party The Government is not doing enough to resolve the teacher shortage according to even its own numbers while it continues to drag its heels on the longer term strategy which will make the real difference, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The data provided by the Ministry of Education to allow teachers […]

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Valentyn Santhara Elected as Youth MP for Epsom

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Valentyn Santhara Elected as Youth MP for Epsom

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader and MP for Epsom David Seymour congratulates Valentyn Santhara on being elected Youth MP for Epsom 2019.  “Today, Epsom high school students had their say and elected Valentyn Santhara to represent them and the electorate in Youth Parliament 2019 as Youth MP for Epsom,” says Mr Seymour. “Valentyn […]

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Green Party: Legalise safe drug testing before summer festival season to save lives

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party: Legalise safe drug testing before summer festival season to save lives

Source: Green Party The Green Party are calling for common-sense legalisation of festival drug testing before the summer festival season begins. “Despite decades of a hard-line approach, including harsh penalties, Governments worldwide have failed to stop recreational drugs being taken at festivals”, Green Party sensible drug law reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said today. “This has […]

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Woods again fails to defend the indefensible

By   /  October 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 Woods again fails to defend the indefensible

Source: National Party Megan Woods has underlined just how indefensible the decision to axe oil and gas exploration is by failing to provide any evidence to back up her claim it will reduce carbon emissions, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “The Energy and Resources Minister embarrassed herself this morning by claiming it […]

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PM makes staggering mistake on fuel tax impact

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM makes staggering mistake on fuel tax impact

Source: National Party The Prime Minister has got her fuel tax numbers badly wrong, showing she doesn’t even know how much her Government’s additional taxes are costing New Zealanders, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “When trying to defend the impact of her Government’s taxes on rising petrol prices, the Prime Minister claimed that additional […]

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Debts to MSD show why we need to put the heart back into our social support system

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Debts to MSD show why we need to put the heart back into our social support system

Source: Green Party Vulnerable New Zealanders owing $1.5 billion in debt to the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) shows just how low benefits are, and how we desperately need to put the heart back into our social support system so people aren’t spiraling into further poverty and owing the state money. “Our system is fundamentally […]

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Hawke’s Bay companies miss out over failure to retender

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, KB, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hawke’s Bay companies miss out over failure to retender

Source: National Party Revelations that a multitude of issues have been found with the off-shore manufacturing of modular prison units shows a New Zealand based consortium that tendered using Hawke’s Bay companies should have been chosen for the work, MP for Tukutuki Lawrence Yule says. “The original $60m tender was won by Decmil in 2017 […]

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Petition launched to overturn Govt’s fuel taxes

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Petition launched to overturn Govt’s fuel taxes

Source: National Party A petition to repeal the Government’s new fuel taxes and relieve some of the financial pressure being imposed on hard working Kiwi families paying record prices at the pump has been launched today, National Leader Simon Bridges says. “The average New Zealand household is now paying $200 a year more in petrol […]

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