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Overseas Investment Amendment a dog of a Bill

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Overseas Investment Amendment a dog of a Bill

Source: National Party The Government’s Bill to ban foreign buyers is a textbook example of bad law-making and the changes made at select committee will do nothing to alter the fact it’s a dog, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “National, along with countless experts, has repeatedly told Labour that the number of foreign buyers […]

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Government adding $100 a week to cost of living

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government adding $100 a week to cost of living

Source: National Party The Government needs to start thinking about the impact of its tax and bad economic policies on Kiwi families and stop loading the costs on to their weekly bills, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. “The Government’s policies are costing Kiwi families over $100 a week and that’s an unacceptable burden on New […]

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Thousands sign to save regional roads

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Thousands sign to save regional roads

Source: National Party National has today lodged petitions in Parliament showing significant public support for key regional roading projects under threat as a result of the Government’s bad transport policies, says National Party Transport spokesperson, Jami-Lee Ross. “National is committed to ensuring that our regions are connected to the main centres, with better and safer […]

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Interim decision on Hato Petera College

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Interim decision on Hato Petera College

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Interim decision on Hato Petera CollegeMinister of Education Chris Hipkins has today shared with Hato Petera College’s Commissioner his interim decision to cancel the College’s integration agreement. “In April this year the proprietor of Hato Petera College, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland, and I decided to initiate a consultation […]

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Govt to shine a light on misuse of New Zealand companies and directorships

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt to shine a light on misuse of New Zealand companies and directorships

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Govt to shine a light on misuse of New Zealand companies and directorshipsMeasures to increase transparency and combat misuse of New Zealand companies have been progressed today with the release of a discussion paper for consultation. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi says the paper, approved by […]

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Housing New Zealand board appointments

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Housing New Zealand board appointments

Source: New Zealand Government Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced the appointment of Mark Gosche as deputy chair of the Housing New Zealand board. “As a former Cabinet minister with years of leadership experience, Mark Gosche has the right skills to contribute to the Housing NZ Board,” Phil Twyford said. “Since retiring […]

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Foreign buyer screening law reported back

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Foreign buyer screening law reported back

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Foreign buyer screening law reported backThe Bill putting in place the Government’s policy of banning overseas buyers of existing houses has been reported back to Parliament by the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.  “This law will ensure that the market for our homes is a New Zealand market not an […]

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Suffrage125 to be celebrated across NZ

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Suffrage125 to be celebrated across NZ

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Suffrage125 to be celebrated across NZ People across Aotearoa New Zealand will soon be able to apply for funding to celebrate 125 years of voting for women, the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.  Minister Genter launched the $300,000 contestable fund as a Budget announcement at He Tohu – […]

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Health volunteers recognised at Parliament

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Health volunteers recognised at Parliament

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Health volunteers recognised at ParliamentHealth Minister Dr David Clark has announced Turangi-based Kim Gosman is the overall winner of the 2018 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards.  “The Minister of Health Volunteer Awards celebrate and recognise the thousands of dedicated health sector volunteers who give many hours of their time to […]

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Gisborne storm flooding classified as medium-scale adverse event

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gisborne storm flooding classified as medium-scale adverse event

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Gisborne storm flooding classified as medium-scale adverse eventWhile events continue to unfold, the flooding damage around the Tolaga Bay area of Gisborne meets the criteria for a medium-scale event, Ministers Damien O’Connor and  Meka Whaitiri announced today. Metservice has forecast heavy rain and severe gales for parts of northern and […]

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Volunteers are the “Hearts of our Communities”

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Volunteers are the “Hearts of our Communities”

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Volunteers are the “Hearts of our Communities”Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Peeni Henare, is calling for Kiwis to be involved in the 2018 Te Wiki Tūao a Motu, National Volunteer Week, from 17-23 June. “National Volunteer Week celebrates the millions of Kiwis who give their time, skills and […]

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Nurses deserve to be paid more

By   /  June 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 Nurses deserve to be paid more

Source: Green Party The Green Party said today nurses have historically been underpaid and undervalued and they deserve to be paid more.  Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson was commenting after it was announced nurses rejected the DHBs’ latest pay offer in their ballot. “Nurses are totally professional, so for them to reject an offer of […]

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Young New Zealanders head to Asia on Prime Minister’s Scholarships

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Young New Zealanders head to Asia on Prime Minister’s Scholarships

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Young New Zealanders head to Asia on Prime Minister’s ScholarshipsEducation Minister Chris Hipkins has congratulated 180 New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) as part of the second 2017/18 round.    The students from across New Zealand include 60 individuals and 12 groups of […]

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Minister ignores pleas to tell the truth

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister ignores pleas to tell the truth

Source: National Party Health Minister David Clark ignored repeated pleas to tell the truth about Counties Manukau DHB and to clear their names from public servants whose reputation he had unfairly damaged, National’s MP for Botany Jami-Lee Ross says. “This come after last week’s release of a damning voicemail where Dr Clark tried to silence […]

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Law and Order targets sent to waste paper bin

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Law and Order targets sent to waste paper bin

Source: National Party The Government’s pledge to put fewer people in prison is already starting to bite, as it drops previous targets aimed at solving more crime and keeping New Zealanders safe, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Police Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed to Parliament’s Justice committee that the Government has formally dropped two […]

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Natural hazards resilience projects funded

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Natural hazards resilience projects funded

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Natural hazards resilience projects fundedMinister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi has announced funding for five additional projects in regional New Zealand to enhance resilience to natural hazards. The grants totalling $121,530 are awarded from the 2018/2019 Resilience Fund, an annual fund of $889,000 administered by the Ministry of Civil […]

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Support Te Kupenga 2018 for our people

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Support Te Kupenga 2018 for our people

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Support Te Kupenga 2018 for our peopleTe Kupenga 2018 is an absolute  priority for our people so that our Coalition Government can be informed of what is happening in the Māori world, says the Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta.  Te Kupenga is a Stats NZ survey that will interview […]

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Green Party mourns passing of Talei Morrison

By   /  June 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 mourns passing of Talei Morrison

Source: Green Party Ka iri te kapua pōuri ki runga i Ōhinemutu, Te Arawa waka. He pou whakarae o Te Mātārae i Ōrehu, he kaikōkiri kaupapa hauora, he wāhine toa. E heke ana ngā roimata mō te wāhine kua hinga nei. The Green Party was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of kapa haka […]

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Government driving land into foreign ownership

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government driving land into foreign ownership

Source: National Party The Government’s backward and ill-thought through changes to overseas investment regulations are having a perverse effect and driving more land into the hands of overseas investors, National’s Spokesperson for Viticulture Stuart Smith says. “Forestry is getting an easy pass under the Overseas Investment Act which allows for significant foreign investment in land. […]

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Government declines application to mine conservation land at Te Kuha

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government declines application to mine conservation land at Te Kuha

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government declines application to mine conservation land at Te KuhaAn application to mine coal on public conservation land near Te Kuha in the Buller District has been declined, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Energy Resources Megan Woods announced today. Rangitira Developments Ltd had applied for an access […]

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