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Auditor-General must keep monitoring Police

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Auditor-General must keep monitoring Police

Source: National Party The Auditor-General must continue to regularly report on Police culture and conduct in light of the troubling events of 2018 – specifically the Wally Haumaha saga, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Today the Justice Committee considered the final report by the Auditor-General into the 2007 Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct. […]

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Bill makes for a stronger public education system

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill makes for a stronger public education system

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Bill makes for a stronger public education systemThe passage of the Education Amendment Bill this afternoon draws a line under some of the most divisive policies of the previous Government and puts the emphasis back on quality education, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “The Bill scraps National’s ideologically driven National […]

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Minister Nash’s Speech to Woolf Fisher Fellowship Breakfast

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister Nash’s Speech to Woolf Fisher Fellowship Breakfast

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister Nash’s Speech to Woolf Fisher Fellowship BreakfastTēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Commissioner Mike Bush, Sir Noel Robinson – Chairman of the Woolf Fisher Trust and patron of Wing 314, Rebecca Robinson and Michael Fisher – from the wider Woolf Fisher Family, University of Waikato Professor Neil Quigley, […]

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Minister Nash’s Speech to the Evidence-Based Problem Oriented Policing Awards

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister Nash’s Speech to the Evidence-Based Problem Oriented Policing Awards

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister Nash’s Speech to the Evidence-Based Problem Oriented Policing AwardsTēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Commissioner Mike Bush, Director of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Rebecca Kitteridge, Chief Executive and patron of wing 318of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Laulu Mac, University of Waikato Professor Neil Quigley,  Chief […]

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Announcement of new High Commissioner to Singapore

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Announcement of new High Commissioner to Singapore

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Announcement of new High Commissioner to SingaporeForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Jo Tyndall as High Commissioner in Singapore. “Ms Tyndall’s experience makes her well suited to her new role. She is currently New Zealand’s Climate Change Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and […]

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New GST rules to level playing field

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New GST rules to level playing field

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New GST rules to level playing fieldOverseas companies selling goods online into New Zealand will soon be required to collect GST in the same way as domestic retailers. Speaking at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand tax conference today, Stuart Nash said that new rules would be aimed at imported […]

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Commerce Commission appointments

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Commerce Commission appointments

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Commerce Commission appointmentsCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today announced the reappointments of Sue Begg and Elisabeth Welson as members of the Commerce Commission, and the appointment of a new associate member, John Crawford. Ms Begg will continue as Deputy Chairperson of the Commission until 2021, while Ms Welson […]

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Announcement of new Ambassador to Timor Leste

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Announcement of new Ambassador to Timor Leste

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Announcement of new Ambassador to Timor LesteForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced the appointment of diplomat Philip Hewitt as Ambassador to Timor-Leste today. “With a strong background in development, Mr Hewitt is well-suited for this role,” Mr Peters said. “New Zealand is working with Timor-Leste to grow its economy and […]

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“The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward.”

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on “The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward.”

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: “The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward.”Speech to the MFAT at 75 conference 3.30pm 18 October 2018 Pipitea Marae, Wellington   “The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward.” Winston Churchill   Introduction Good afternoon, and to all current and past […]

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Government clearly giving up on most vulnerable

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government clearly giving up on most vulnerable

Source: National Party A blowout in the number of people on the Jobseekers benefit and a significant reduction in sanctions imposed over the last year shows the Government has given up on getting more people into work, National’s spokesperson for Social Development Louise Upston says. “Unemployment is the same that it was a year ago […]

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Clark has cut funding from medicines to pay nurses

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Clark has cut funding from medicines to pay nurses

Source: National Party Health Minister David Clark has admitted in Parliament yesterday that he used funds that should have been reinvested into medicines for New Zealanders to offset the cost of wage settlements that his Government didn’t fully fund, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “After clearly evasive answers in Parliament yesterday, David Clark has […]

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One-stop shop for earthquake claims

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand Political Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on One-stop shop for earthquake claims

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Earlier this month, we set up a new “one-stop shop” service for Canterbury’s earthquake claimants. In its first week, more than 100 people signed up to the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service (GCCRS). We’re thrilled with the response to GCCRS. It means that people are in great need of such […]

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Stop powerful vested interests and preserve democracy: Green Party

By   /  October 18, 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 Stop powerful vested interests and preserve democracy: Green Party

Source: Green Party The Green Party is calling for a major rethink of how political parties accept donations in New Zealand. “The Greens want stricter rules on anonymity and increased public funding, so that political parties aren’t influenced by powerful vested interests”, Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.  “The fact of the matter is, as […]

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Minister welcomes major ‘air’ report

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes major ‘air’ report

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister welcomes major ‘air’ reportThe state of New Zealand’s air is generally good says the Associate Minister for the Environment, Hon Nanaia Mahuta after the release of a new report on our air this morning. Our air 2018, released by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, shows that […]

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Green Party calls for oil drilling loophole to be closed

By   /  October 18, 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 calls for oil drilling loophole to be closed

Source: Green Party The Green Party will propose an amendment to the Crown Minerals Act Amendment Bill to close a current loophole that allows for oil and gas companies to extend their permits for offshore drilling.  The loophole means there is no clear end date on offshore drilling, despite the Government announcing an end to […]

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‘Have your Say’ campaign launched for Rural NZ

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on ‘Have your Say’ campaign launched for Rural NZ

Source: National Party National Leader Simon Bridges has today launched the ‘Have Your Say’ listening campaign for Rural New Zealand as the next step in National’s 2020 election policy development process. “We know farmers and growers contribute $42 billion a year in exports that sees 350,000 people employed in the sector, and New Zealand’s success […]

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Latest benefit figures released

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Latest benefit figures released

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Latest benefit figures releasedLatest benefit figures show the percentage of the working-age population receiving a main benefit remains the same as it was a year ago, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said today. “The total proportion of people on a main benefit has remained steady at 9.4%. “It’s heartening to […]

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Pest control system wins spatial excellence award

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pest control system wins spatial excellence award

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pest control system wins spatial excellence awardEthos Environmental has taken out the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards tonight in Wellington for its use of location-based data to help control pest infestations on Great Barrier Island. Ethos Environmental created an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) Geographic Information […]

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Green Party strongly condemn presumed death of Saudi journalist

By   /  October 18, 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 Green Party strongly condemn presumed death of Saudi journalist

Source: Green Party The Green Party strongly condemns the attack on free press with the presumed death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “Journalism is not a crime and no one should be murdered for speaking up against power”, Green spokesperson on human rights and foreign affairs Golriz Ghahraman said today. […]

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Drug driving Bill rejection dangerous and short sighted

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Drug driving Bill rejection dangerous and short sighted

Source: National Party The voting down of a Members Bill which would have kept our roads safer and saved lives is incomprehensible, Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott says. “My Bill would have allowed police officers to perform roadside drug testing on any driver who they suspected were driving under the influence of drugs. “Last year, 79 […]

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