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Govt putting rural ambulance services at risk

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt putting rural ambulance services at risk

Source: National Party The week after St John held its annual appeal and called on the Government to fully fund the organisation, it’s ironic that it’s the Government who may end up axing funding for St John volunteers and placing its rural ambulance service at risk, National’s Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Shane Reti […]

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Tomorrow’s Schools needs strengthening not radical restructuring

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tomorrow’s Schools needs strengthening not radical restructuring

Source: National Party Eight weeks of public meetings across New Zealand on Tomorrow’s Schools show many people see room to improve our education system but they don’t want it radically restructured into a hub model, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National hosted around 30 public education meetings and discussions, engaging with an estimated 2000 […]

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‘Significant disruption’ signalled for primary schools

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ‘Significant disruption’ signalled for primary schools

Source: National Party National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for students and parents potentially facing continued strikes in 2019 as the Government has yet again failed to reach an agreement with primary teachers. “The news today by NZEI that teachers have overwhelmingly rejected the latest Government offers means that there is a high […]

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Another Northland school buys Meningitis vaccines

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another Northland school buys Meningitis vaccines

Source: National Party Hikurangi Primary School is the latest Northland school to raise funds to buy meningitis vaccines, meaning their 5-12 year olds will finally get the vaccinations they require, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says. “It’s especially poignant for the school as 7 year old student Alexis Albert tragically died from meningitis last […]

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Capital Gains Tax would hit 500,000 businesses

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Capital Gains Tax would hit 500,000 businesses

Source: National Party National can reveal that more than 500,000 small businesses would be hit by the Government’s proposed Capital Gains Tax and no region of New Zealand would escape this damaging new tax, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “In the Waikato, for example, some 56,073 businesses would be at risk from a […]

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The census isn’t adding up, what’s Stats NZ hiding?

By   /  April 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on The census isn’t adding up, what’s Stats NZ hiding?

Source: National Party Statistics NZ is refusing to disclose the proposition of completed responses to Census 2018 in an extraordinary standoff with Parliament, National’s Statistics spokesperson Jian Yang says. “We know Census 2018 was a shambles with the lowest participation rate ever and over 400,000 people not counted. It now appears there is a major […]

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Minister doing farmers a disservice over TWG report

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister doing farmers a disservice over TWG report

Source: National Party Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s dismissive attitude to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) report is doing a disservice to the primary sector, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “The Minister has already signalled his intent for a Capital Gains Tax with his comments on Radio New Zealand that ‘capital gains as the ultimate […]

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Government taxes driving up rents for Kiwis

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government taxes driving up rents for Kiwis

Source: National Party This tax-happy Government is piling more costs onto New Zealanders like rising rents and it is only going to get worse with a Capital Gains Tax, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “New data out today shows the median monthly rent is up $50 a week under this Government, an annual […]

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Minister to visit flood-hit West Coast

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister to visit flood-hit West Coast

Source: Green Party Government Ministers Damien O’Connor and Eugenie Sage are visiting the West Coast to see how flood recovery work is going and hear views of the local community. Rural Communities Minister and MP for West Coast-Tasman Damien O’Connor said good progress was being made in a number of areas and he and Eugenie […]

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Ngāi Tahu Representation Bill would have been a step forward

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ngāi Tahu Representation Bill would have been a step forward

Source: Green Party “While tangata whenua have guaranteed political rights on a national level, representation is often lacking or non-existent in local government. This does not always make for robust decision making and in the past has led to significant breaches of Te Tiriti o Waitangi,” Marama Davidson said. “Local governments are willing and ready to take this step forward in giving Māori a guaranteed […]

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Bill drawn to protect victims of insane offenders

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill drawn to protect victims of insane offenders

Source: National Party A new Bill pulled from the ballot today would ensure that the victims of legally insane offenders are treated the same as other victims of crime, MP for Tāupo Louise Upston says. “My Bill will rename the verdict of ‘not guilty on account of insanity’. The new verdict would acknowledge that the […]

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Fiji must not interfere with journalists

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Fiji must not interfere with journalists

Source: National Party The detention of Newsroom journalists by Fijian Authorities was unacceptable, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says.  “Freedom of the media is a fundamental principle of democracy and journalists must be free to tell important stories and ask important questions.  “New Zealand has committed more than $60 million of development assistance and aid to […]

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Thousands of women to benefit from contraceptive changes

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Thousands of women to benefit from contraceptive changes

Source: Green Party Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter is pleased thousands of women will have better access to free or very low cost contraception. “For some women, price is a significant barrier to accessing contraception. From this week, a new initiative offers women who have a Community Service Card, those living in low income […]

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More serious questions to answer for Jones

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More serious questions to answer for Jones

Source: National Party Shane Jones’ revelation that he talked to the chief of the NZ Transport Agency about a court case in which he had a distant family connection raises further serious questions for this minister, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “It is constitutionally inappropriate for any minister to wade in […]

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Capital Gains Tax would deter savers, investors

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Capital Gains Tax would deter savers, investors

Source: National Party The Government would be gambling with New Zealand’s future prosperity if it made good on its threats to impose a Capital Gains Tax, which would be a tax on both savers and investors, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “National would repeal a Capital Gains Tax because it would make it harder […]

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New attempt to get guns off gangs

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New attempt to get guns off gangs

Source: National Party National is reaching out to the Government to ask it to take another look at laws that would help police take firearms off gang members and make it clear gang members can never get a firearms license, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “In the past few days there have been news […]

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Capital Gains Tax will exacerbate slowing economy

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Capital Gains Tax will exacerbate slowing economy

Source: National Party The Government would impose a Capital Gains Tax at the worst possible time for New Zealand when the economy is already slowing and businesses are less willing to hire workers or invest more, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Businesses have become gloomier about the economy and their own prospects, according to […]

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Tertiary consultation period should be extended

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tertiary consultation period should be extended

Source: National Party The likelihood of fewer apprentices is just one of the reasons Education Minister Chris Hipkins should extend consultation on the vocational education reforms, National’s Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Spokesperson Shane Reti says. Dr Reti has been visiting Polytechnics and today was in Invercargill visiting the Southern Institute of Technology and in […]

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Supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence with world-leading Green policies

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Green Party, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence with world-leading Green policies

Source: Green Party From today, every person affected by domestic violence will be able to get the help they need and keep themselves safe without worrying about losing their jobs. The Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Act, which began as a member’s bill sponsored by Green MP Jan Logie, came into effect today. It provides up […]

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Minimum wage hike will cost jobs, slow growth

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage hike will cost jobs, slow growth

Source: National Party Some 8000 jobs may be lost with today’s minimum wage hike, about equal to the population of Motueka, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “National raised the minimum wage every year in Government in step with inflation and economy-wide wage rises. They were reasonable and manageable for small businesses, […]

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