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Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Bill (No. 2) passes Third Reading

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, 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 Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Bill (No. 2) passes Third Reading

Source: New Zealand Government Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Andrew Little, acknowledges Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou who came to Parliament today to witness the Third Reading of the Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Bill (No 2). “This Bill has its origins in the repealed 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act […]

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Minister’s decision making process non-existent

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister’s decision making process non-existent

Source: National Party Eugenie Sage’s admission that she went against official advice when declining OceanaGold’s OIO application shows the lack of consistency in her decision making, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. “The Minister revealed in Parliament today that her official advice directed her to approve the application, but she ignored it. “This came […]

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PM breaks another commitment on early intervention

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM breaks another commitment on early intervention

Source: National Party The Government has failed to deliver on the Prime Minister’s promise to ensure an additional 1750 children would receive early intervention support, National’s Early Childhood Education spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “In May 2018 the Prime Minister announced additional funding for the Early Intervention Service and made a specific commitment that this would […]

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More people missing out on doctors visits due to cost

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More people missing out on doctors visits due to cost

Source: National Party The number of adults who aren’t seeing their doctor because of the price has increased by 38,000, making a mockery of the Health Minister’s promise to improve access to affordable healthcare, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. The 2017/18 New Zealand Health Survey estimates 585,000 people over the age of 15 could […]

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Multiple strike days planned for five weeks

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Multiple strike days planned for five weeks

Source: National Party With the news today area schools have planned to join next week’s mega-strike, there will be another 2300 teachers on the streets causing further disruption to parents and students, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance need to step in and be a circuit breaker to […]

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Speech for the Museums Aotearoa 2019 Conference

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, 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 Speech for the Museums Aotearoa 2019 Conference

Source: New Zealand Government Tēnā koutou katoa, fa’atalofa atu, malo e lelei, greetings to you all.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to you at the Museums Aotearoa Conference for the second year in a row. Can I firstly acknowledge iwi in residence at Te Papa, Rongowhakaata, Courtney Johnston (Museums Aotearoa Chair), […]

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Robertson concedes defeat on budget rules

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson concedes defeat on budget rules

Source: National Party Finance Minister Grant Robertson has today thrown in the towel by scrapping his self-imposed debt target, National’s Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Grant Robertson has been backed into a corner by allowing the economy to slow, over promising and making poor spending choices. Now, instead of a fixed target Grant Robertson has […]

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Govt votes down harsher penalties for drug crims

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt votes down harsher penalties for drug crims

Source: National Party The Government has failed New Zealanders by voting down my Bill which would have ensured harsher penalties for those who deal and manufacture synthetic drugs, MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown says. “Synthetic drugs have killed dozens of people and destroyed lives. The people who manufacture and deal these drugs are peddling misery. […]

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Designs unveiled for Hutt to Wellington coastal pathway

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, 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 Designs unveiled for Hutt to Wellington coastal pathway

Source: New Zealand Government Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today unveiled designs for public consultation on the  Ngauranga to Petone shared walking and cycling pathway. The Associate Minister also announced funding approval to begin construction on the Petone to Melling pathway. “This project will provide people living in the Hutt with a congestion-free commuting […]

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Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

Source: National Party Despite Phil Twyford claiming there is “strong demand” for KiwiBuild houses in Canterbury, there hasn’t been a single sale since the first ones went on the market three months ago, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The Minister of Housing and Urban Development’s deal with Mike Greer Homes to underwrite 65 KiwiBuild […]

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Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried

Source: National Party Despite Phil Twyford claiming there is “strong demand” for KiwiBuild houses in Canterbury, there hasn’t been a single sale since the first ones went on the market three months ago, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “The Minister of Housing and Urban Development’s deal with Mike Greer Homes to underwrite 65 KiwiBuild […]

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Surge in public support for roadside drug testing

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Surge in public support for roadside drug testing

Source: National Party Matthew’s Petition seeking the urgent introduction of roadside drug testing has received more than 8000 signatures, with support increasing fourfold since it re-opened last week, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. “New Zealanders are appalled by the road carnage caused by drivers off their face on drugs, and want urgent action. This surge […]

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Investigation into the conduct and behaviour of the Retirement Commissioner

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, 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 Investigation into the conduct and behaviour of the Retirement Commissioner

Source: New Zealand Government The investigation into the conduct and behaviour of the Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell did not establish bullying conduct and Ms Maxwell will return to work tomorrow (Thursday 23 May) to finish her contract as Commissioner. The Retirement Commissioner has been on leave since December 2018 when, at the request of the […]

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Gun buyback may have already started

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gun buyback may have already started

Source: National Party Police Minister Stuart Nash owes New Zealanders an explanation about whether Police have had to buy back the guns that were stolen when they left the backdoor open, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Mr Nash and the Prime Minister said New Zealanders could hand their firearms into Police following the Christchurch […]

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Robertson in the dark on economic slowdown

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson in the dark on economic slowdown

Source: National Party New Zealanders would expect the Minister of Finance to know the cost of slowing economic growth, something he today underestimated by more than two billion dollars, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Under the watch of Finance Minister Grant Robertson, the New Zealand economy has experienced a sharp decline […]

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Inquiry called into Northland Meningitis outbreak delays

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Inquiry called into Northland Meningitis outbreak delays

Source: National Party National MPs Shane Reti and Matt King are supporting a petition calling for an inquiry into the Northland Meningitis outbreak after presenting to the Health Select Committee this morning. “Today we presented evidence of delays and deception across multiple parts of the Ministry of Health, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research […]

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New chair for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, 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 New chair for New Zealand Symphony Orchestra board

Source: New Zealand Government Musician and internationally experienced board director Laurence Kubiak has been appointed as the new chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “A board member since 2017, Laurence Kubiak is currently the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of […]

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Targets set to help break the cycle of child poverty

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, 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 Targets set to help break the cycle of child poverty

Source: New Zealand Government The Government has today confirmed the first set of official targets to break the cycle of child poverty, one of New Zealand’s most significant intergenerational wellbeing challenges. “This is an important step in tackling head-on the long-term challenge of child poverty in New Zealand to make our country one of the […]

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Urgent action, not consultation needed on Kauri Dieback

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Urgent action, not consultation needed on Kauri Dieback

Source: National Party The closure of ‘The Four Sisters’ walking track in Northland due to Kauri Dieback has brought into focus this Government’s painfully slow approach to dealing with the disease, National’s Conservation Spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “In December 2017 Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage asked the Kauri Dieback Programme to […]

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National supports Climate Change Bill, but with major concerns

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National supports Climate Change Bill, but with major concerns

Source: National Party National has decided to support the Climate Change Response Act Amendment Bill through its first reading, but with serious concerns around the proposed methane target and the potential economic impact, Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller says. “National is supportive of efforts to reduce emissions, however we must also ensure our approach manages […]

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