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Another broken promise

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another broken promise

Source: National Party Transport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed today that the Government has no intention of keeping Jacinda Ardern’s campaign promise to build light rail from Wynyard Quarter to Mt Roskill within four years, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Talk is cheap, delivery is much harder. “Time and time again we’ve seen this Government […]

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Another broken promise

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another broken promise

Source: National Party Transport Minister Phil Twyford confirmed today that the Government has no intention of keeping Jacinda Ardern’s campaign promise to build light rail from Wynyard Quarter to Mt Roskill within four years, National’s Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “Talk is cheap, delivery is much harder. “Time and time again we’ve seen this Government […]

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Wages rising faster than house price rises

By   /  February 13, 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 Wages rising faster than house price rises

Source: New Zealand Government Figures released today show that wages are rising faster than house prices, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says. “Latest house price figures from Quotable Value show the annual growth rate has fallen to 2.9 per cent. This compares to Statistics NZ figures showing wages grew by 3.3 per cent […]

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E tū critical of Visionstream job cuts – E tū

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū critical of Visionstream job cuts – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū says job cuts affecting 11 technicians who service Chorus’s copper network in Northland may be the start of sweeping changes to the way the network is maintained. The job cuts were announced today and E tū understands Visionstream, which is contracted by Chorus to run the Northland network is set […]

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Prime Minister’s Statement

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister’s Statement

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Prime Minister’s Statement presented to the House of Representatives on 12 February 2019. Fifteen months ago, in the Speech from the Throne, the Coalition Government outlined an ambitious programme designed to build a stronger and fairer country for all New Zealanders. Looking back over that time, we are proud of […]

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Further evidence of weakening economic outlook

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Further evidence of weakening economic outlook

Source: National Party The Reserve Bank has added to the body of evidence that the New Zealand economy is losing momentum under this Government’s anti-growth policies, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government is taxing Kiwis more, driving up the cost of living, wasting billions of dollars on failed policies and working groups, and […]

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Regions will suffer under centralisation of training

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Regions will suffer under centralisation of training

Source: National Party The Government’s proposed reform of vocational education will strip power from regional New Zealand and hand all of it to Wellington bureaucrats, National’s Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Shane Reti says.   “Businesses and the regions know what demand there is for skills in their own backyard. But this Government wants all […]

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Minister acknowledges iwi support following Nelson fires

By   /  February 13, 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 Minister acknowledges iwi support following Nelson fires

Source: New Zealand Government Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta says the efforts of everyone involved in battling the Nelson/ Tasman fires must be acknowledged, especially the support provided by Te Puni Kōkiri to local iwi.   The iwi in Te Tau Ihu are: Ngāti Tama, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Koata, Rangitane, Ngāti […]

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Salvation Army report emboldens need for compassion and generosity for struggling New Zealanders

By   /  February 13, 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 Salvation Army report emboldens need for compassion and generosity for struggling New Zealanders

Source: Green Party The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report shows the importance of putting the heart back into social support so that all New Zealanders can live with dignity. “The state of the nation reports are an opportunity to reflect as a nation on what kind of country we want. This provides more […]

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SPEECH – A new future for work skills training in NZ

By   /  February 13, 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 – A new future for work skills training in NZ

Source: New Zealand Government Nau mai.  Haere mai. Tēnā koutou katoa. Warm greetings and welcome to you all.  It’s a big day for all of us who are committed to the future of vocational education in New Zealand. Today, I am going to talk to you about the need for fundamental reform. But before I […]

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A new future for work skills training in NZ

By   /  February 13, 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 A new future for work skills training in NZ

Source: New Zealand Government Education Minister Chris Hipkins today released wide-ranging proposals for strengthening vocational education so that school leavers get high quality training opportunities, employers get the skills they need and New Zealanders are better equipped for the changing nature of work.  “The world around us is changing rapidly and our education system needs […]

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Government making good progress on wellbeing

By   /  February 13, 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 Government making good progress on wellbeing

Source: New Zealand Government The Coalition Government is making solid progress on improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and the Budget will outline further work, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. “I have a lot of respect for the work of Alan Johnson and the Salvation Army when it comes to their State of the Nation […]

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Budget 2019 date announced

By   /  February 13, 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 Budget 2019 date announced

Source: New Zealand Government Budget 2019 will be delivered on Thursday, 30 May, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “This year’s Budget will be the first to use the Coalition Government’s new Wellbeing approach, an evidence-based framework used to identify the Budget priorities and then assess which Budget bids should be accepted,” Grant Robertson said. […]

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More EQC info now available to homeowners

By   /  February 13, 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 More EQC info now available to homeowners

Source: New Zealand Government Homeowners can now access more information about a property’s previous Earthquake Commission claims, says Minister Megan Woods. The Government’s Earthquake Commission Amendment Act passed by Parliament this week, empowers EQC to share more information about previous claims on a home. “Previously homeowners and prospective buyers could only get information about claims […]

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Public opinion clearly supports a cleaner, greener NZ

By   /  February 13, 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 Public opinion clearly supports a cleaner, greener NZ

Source: Green Party A Colmar Brunton survey released today clearly shows New Zealanders’ growing concerns about climate change, pollution and waste, says Green Party Co-leader James Shaw. “The results of the Colmar Brunton survey confirm that we’re on the right track with our plan for a smarter, cleaner, low-emissions New Zealand. “The increased concerns from […]

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Government badly lets down our most vulnerable

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government badly lets down our most vulnerable

Source: National Party The annual Salvation Army State of the Nation report shows that a Government which claims to make the wellbeing of children and families its top priority is failing them miserably, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “The list makes for grim reading. “The number of children in benefit dependent households is […]

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Shaw signals CGT could be on its way

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Shaw signals CGT could be on its way

Source: National Party Associate Finance Minister James Shaw’s statement today that he wants to see a Capital Gains Tax should strike fear in the hearts of New Zealanders, says National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams. “The Green Party co-leader has given the clearest indication yet that a Capital Gains tax could be coming on the eve […]

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Commencement Speech – Start of Parliament 2019

By   /  February 12, 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 Commencement Speech – Start of Parliament 2019

Source: Green Party E Te Māngai o Te Whare, tēnā koe. Ki a koutou huri noa i Te Whare, ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou katoa. Mr Speaker, on Election Night 2017, I said that, “New Zealanders have voted for change!” The three Opposition parties that night commanded a majority of votes, and […]

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Business support fund sought for the Nelson fires

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Business support fund sought for the Nelson fires

Source: National Party National MPs Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh are calling for the Government to establish a business support fund similar to that used following other disasters to help small businesses and contractors affected by the recent fires and ongoing extreme conditions. “We have been approached by many small and medium enterprises who need […]

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Helping people with health conditions or disabilities into work  

By   /  February 12, 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 Helping people with health conditions or disabilities into work  

Source: New Zealand Government A Canterbury trial which helps people with health conditions or disabilities to find and stay in work has been expanded to help hundreds more Cantabrians, Minister of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, announced today.  Step Up is a partnership between the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Canterbury District Health Board and Pegasus […]

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