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Green Party ensures water on the agenda for government review of Overseas Investment Act

By   /  August 19, 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 ensures water on the agenda for government review of Overseas Investment Act

Source: Green Party The Green Party has ensured that the next set of changes to the Overseas Investment Act will look at water extraction and whether stronger tests should be set for land sales involving water takes, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today. Parliament passed the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill this week which will […]

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Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement location

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement location

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement locationThe announcement that Christchurch can once again be a settlement location for refugees represents an important step for New Zealand’s ambitions to increase the refugee quota, and is a milestone for the city’s post-earthquake recovery, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “It’s great news for refugees, […]

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Co-Leader Marama Davidson’s Speech to 2018 AGM Conference

By   /  August 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 Co-Leader Marama Davidson’s Speech to 2018 AGM Conference

Source: Green Party Karanga Hokianga, ki o tamariki, he uri rātou, he mōrehu. Kohikohia rā, kei ngā hau e wha Kōrerotia – ko wai rātou. Kōrerotia – ko wai rātou. Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, i te tī, i te tā – tēnā koutou. Rangitāne, ka tū te manawa i tō whenua ātaahua, i […]

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Lincoln University’s autonomy vital to NZ’s future

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Lincoln University’s autonomy vital to NZ’s future

Source: National Party Today’s revelations that the Government has been secretly inviting bids for a fire sale of Lincoln University which would see it folded into a larger institution are deeply concerning Selwyn MP Amy Adams says. “I’m calling on the Government to guarantee it will not shut down the 140 year heritage of Lincoln […]

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Shane Jones’s ideological constraints

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Shane Jones’s ideological constraints

Source: National Party Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has proved how conflicted and confused the Coalition Government is with his appearance on Newshub Nation this morning, National Finance spokeswomen Amy Adams says. “The Minister talked about his frustration around getting projects off the ground. He’s being pressured for more capital to fund infrastructure but Labour’s ideological […]

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AGM 2018 speech by Green Party Co-leader James Shaw

By   /  August 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 AGM 2018 speech by Green Party Co-leader James Shaw

Source: Green Party Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei o Papatūānuku e takoto nei o te Taiao e awhi nei ki runga i a tātou. Tīhei mauri ora! Tēnā koutou katoa. My first campaign was the 1990 General Election. I was sixteen and in my last year at Wellington High School. […]

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What will more bureaucracy achieve?

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on What will more bureaucracy achieve?

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “A new Government agency will just add to an alphabet soup of departments responsible for delivering infrastructure”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “If a new infrastructure agency is needed then what are the New Zealand Transport Agency, the Ministry of Transport, Local Government, and the Treasury’s National Infrastructure Unit for? […]

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New infrastructure entity to help drive economic growth and wellbeing

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New infrastructure entity to help drive economic growth and wellbeing

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New infrastructure entity to help drive economic growth and wellbeingA new independent entity will be established so New Zealand gets the quality infrastructure investment it needs to improve long-term economic performance and social wellbeing, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced today. Speaking at the annual Building Nations Symposium in Auckland, […]

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Certainty critical to economic success

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Certainty critical to economic success

Source: National Party BusinessNZ chief Kirk Hope is exactly right in saying Government policy must maximise economic  growth and generate jobs that lead to higher incomes and make Kiwis better off, National’s finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Government has downplayed the significance of slumping business confidence, but as BusinessNZ observes, there is now ‘indisputable […]

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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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Family Justice reforms experts announced

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Family Justice reforms experts announced

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Family Justice reforms experts announcedJustice Minister Andrew Little has announced the full line up of the ‘Expert Reference Group’ to support the Independent Panel examining the 2014 family justice reforms. “I asked for highly qualified and experienced people because it’s critical that the panel is supported by relevant experts,” says […]

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Tertiary education Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2019 set

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tertiary education Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2019 set

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Tertiary education Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2019 setThe Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) for tertiary education organisations in 2019 has been set to 2%, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. Each year the Government sets a limit for any tuition fee increases charged by the tertiary sector for domestic […]

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Takata airbag recall on track

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Takata airbag recall on track

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Takata airbag recall on trackNew numbers show the Takata airbag compulsory recall in New Zealand has now seen 38,238 Alpha airbags replaced and 208,902 non-Alphas replaced – 45 percent of all Alpha airbags and 42 percent of non-Alphas. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi says the commitment […]

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$30 million investment for Kura and Manukura

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on $30 million investment for Kura and Manukura

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: $30 million investment for Kura and ManukuraThe Government is investing $30 million to expand two schools, providing their staff and students with permanent sites to teach and learn from, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Today Kelvin Davis visited Manukura, a designated character school in Palmerston North, which will […]

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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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Restoring teachers to their own council moves one step closer

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Restoring teachers to their own council moves one step closer

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Restoring teachers to their own council moves one step closerThe passing of the second reading of the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill brings us one step closer to restoring the voice of teachers to their own professional body,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.   “The Bill gives […]

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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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New online tool for health and safety policy

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New online tool for health and safety policy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New online tool for health and safety policyA new online resource will enable small businesses to create health and wellbeing policies quickly and easily, through the business.govt.nz website. “The online Workplace Policy Builder makes it easy for small businesses to tailor policies to the individual circumstances of their workplaces,” says […]

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Māori and Pasifika scholarship recipients named

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Māori and Pasifika scholarship recipients named

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Māori and Pasifika scholarship recipients named30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers have been awarded prestigious Kupe Scholarships in a presentation ceremony hosted by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in Parliament today.  The Scholarship is worth over $25,000 and aims to attract Māori and Pasifika high achievers to the teaching […]

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