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Government needs to embrace PPP’s

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government needs to embrace PPP’s

Source: National Party 17 August 2018 Government needs to embrace PPP’s The Minister of Infrastructure has today re-announced National’s 2017 Infrastructure policy ten months later with less detail and more uncertainty around PPP’s, National’s Infrastructure spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Even if it did take the Minister ten months to figure out that this was the […]

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Green Party to oppose Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill

By   /  August 17, 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 to oppose Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill

Source: Green Party The Green Party caucus is listening to the concerns of environmentalists and the local community and will not support the upcoming Waimea Dam enabling legislation, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today. “The Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill is expected to have its first reading later this year, and […]

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Govt must break deadlock on teacher strikes

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt must break deadlock on teacher strikes

Source: National Party The Government must settle pay negotiations and avoid a two day teacher strike to give teachers what they deserve, ensure learning is uninterrupted and that parents aren’t having to scramble for childcare cover, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The Government has spent a large part of its ten months in office […]

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Housing New Zealand turns down good houses

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Housing New Zealand turns down good houses

Source: National Party Housing New Zealand’s decision to only lease houses built since 2001 will be a disappointment for many tenants, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Turning down good homes on the basis they were built prior to 2000 is a short sighted decision because we all know the best houses are not necessarily […]

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State houses on Airbnb inappropriate

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on State houses on Airbnb inappropriate

Source: National Party Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford needs to swiftly clamp down on state housing tenants that are renting out surplus rooms in their social housing properties, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says. “Housing New Zealand officials admitted at the Social Services Select Committee yesterday some tenants are renting out spare […]

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National’s NAIT amendments deserved due process

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National’s NAIT amendments deserved due process

Source: National Party While some changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracking Act (NAIT) are needed, Parliament has been denied the opportunity to properly scrutinise Government amendments which may not be in the best interests of farmers, National’s Agriculture Spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has had months to introduce this Bill […]

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Labour’s Māori relationship in tatters

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour’s Māori relationship in tatters

Source: National Party The Government is failing Māori by playing politics with an important issue like freshwater, National’s Māori Development spokesperson Nuk Korako says. “The Government claimed at the start of this year that there was a new era of openness and partnership – not just with Māori but all of New Zealand. Eight months […]

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Govt failing New Zealanders on freshwater

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt failing New Zealanders on freshwater

Source: National Party Environment Minister David Parker’s bull in a china shop approach to resolving freshwater issues in New Zealand is hindering progress on an issue of real importance to all New Zealanders, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “Kahui Wai Māori – the Māori Freshwater Forum was established just two weeks ago to resolve […]

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NZ First MPs signed $300k good behaviour bond

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ First MPs signed $300k good behaviour bond

Source: National Party Revelations that Government MPs are required to sign a legally enforceable contract meaning they must pay $300,000 if they do not follow their Leader’s instruction is an affront to our parliamentary democracy, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Nick Smith says. “The 2016 amendment to NZ First’s constitution states its MPs must pay damages […]

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Important Wellington road at risk

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Important Wellington road at risk

Source: National Party The Government must come clean on what its new transport plan and its focus on building a new tram in Auckland at the expense of regional roads means for the future of the important Petone to Grenada Link Road, National’s Chris Bishop and Brett Hudson say. “The New Zealand Transport Agency has […]

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Nats’ political cycle begins afresh

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats’ political cycle begins afresh

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The first stage of the National Party’s political cycle is underway as it talks a big game on Resource Management Act reform”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Today, Simon Bridges expressed regret at not reforming the RMA under the last government and committed to producing a bill that would. “But […]

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Strikes, strikes, strikes – and more to come

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Strikes, strikes, strikes – and more to come

Source: National Party There have now been twice as many people go on strike in the past ten months than in the entire nine years of the previous National-led Government, National’s spokespeople for Workplace Relations and Safety, Scott Simpson and Dan Bidois say. “We have seen more people strike in the past ten months than […]

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Nutty plastic bag ban killing jobs

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nutty plastic bag ban killing jobs

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Greens’ nutty ban on single-use plastic bags has claimed its first victim”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Stuff has reported that Porirua-based Kiwi Plastics is set to close its doors at the end of the year, putting its workers out of a job. “The policy of banning single-use plastic […]

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Slash education bureaucracy, pay teachers more

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Slash education bureaucracy, pay teachers more

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Government could provide a decent pay rise for striking teachers by cutting the fat from our education bureaucracy”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Today, primary and intermediate school teachers strike for the first time in 24 years. “The Ministry of Education employs over 2600 bureaucrats – that’s more than […]

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KiwiBuild puts the housing market at risk

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on KiwiBuild puts the housing market at risk

Source: National Party The Government is putting New Zealand’s housing market at risk through its KiwiBuild programme, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. The REINZ report released today shows a decline in the national median house price since last month, and the Reserve Bank Governor has indicated prices could fall. “The housing market fluctuates all […]

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Windblown timber bill vital for the West Coast

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Windblown timber bill vital for the West Coast

Source: National Party The Government needs to support a proposed Local Bill which would enable the harvesting of windblown trees on Conservation Land in the West Coast following adverse events, National’s Maureen Pugh says. “I have been working with the West Coast Regional Council since the Government blocked my motion to have my Members Bill […]

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Health Minister dismisses cybersecurity concerns

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Health Minister dismisses cybersecurity concerns

Source: National Party In light of recent information that Lakes DHB is subject to 1.7 million cyberattacks per day Health Minister David Clark must ensure the sector and the public that something is being done to keep their data safe, National’s spokesperson for Data and Cybersecurity Dr Shane Reti says. “Recently, a spokesperson from the […]

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More reviews won’t fix freedom camping logjam

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More reviews won’t fix freedom camping logjam

Source: National Party One of the Government’s infamous 140 working groups has, incredibly come back with a recommendation to have five more reviews, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. “Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis’s Responsible Camping Working Group has reported back not with a plan but with a recommendation the Government reviews the Freedom Camping Act, […]

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Govt must reach agreement and avoid more strikes

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt must reach agreement and avoid more strikes

Source: National Party The Government’s failure to reach an agreement with primary teachers has caused massive disruption to children’s learning today and to parents who have struggled to sort childcare arrangements, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “During the election campaign, Labour built up high expectations around pay rises and working conditions for teachers. Now […]

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Alfred Ngaro – Minister not aware of her own Ministry’s failings

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Alfred Ngaro – Minister not aware of her own Ministry’s failings

Source: National Party Minister for Children Tracey Martin is clearly out of her depth after admitting she’s not aware of high profile cases of children who are being abused, National’s Children spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says. “Today in Question Time, I asked the Minister about two cases which featured in the news last week. One of […]

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