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TOP dubs Labour’s tertiary policy as middle class welfare

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release, The Opportunities Party, TOP  /  Comments Off on TOP dubs Labour’s tertiary policy as middle class welfare

Source: The Opportunities Party – TOP – Headline: TOP dubs Labour’s tertiary policy as middle class welfare Labour has committed to free tertiary education – including 3 years of free post-school education over a person’s lifetime. As an added sweetener they have boosted student allowances and loans by $50 per week in a package that […]

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Māori Television Service stability

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Māori Television Service stability

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Māori Television Service stability The announcement of the new chief executive of the Māori Television Service should bring stability to the organisation said Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta today. “The Māori Television board has appointed the acting Chief Executive Keith Ikin to the permanent position. “Māori TV […]

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Thanks Long Service Corrections staff

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Thanks Long Service Corrections staff

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Thanks Long Service Corrections staff Corrections Minister, Hon Kelvin Davis, has attended his first official function today acknowledging the work of thirty Corrections staff at the Tai Tokerau Long Service Awards in Whangarei. “It’s an honour to mark the beginning of my new role as Minister for Corrections […]

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Hateful diplomat should be expelled

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hateful diplomat should be expelled

Source: National Party – Headline: Hateful diplomat should be expelled National Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says reports that an Iranian diplomat delivered what was effectively a hate speech at an Auckland mosque in June raises questions as to why Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters hasn’t already required the withdrawal of the diplomat’s credentials […]

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National unveils strong Opposition team

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National unveils strong Opposition team

Source: National Party – Headline: National unveils strong Opposition team National Party Leader Bill English has unveiled a strong Opposition team which will hold the Government to account and ensure it does not squander the opportunities New Zealanders have created for our country in recent years. “New Zealand is doing well, with low unemployment, thousands […]

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MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: MPs appeal to league fans to ‘cool it’ Labour MPs Aupito William Sio and Jenny Salesa have appealed for calm after a running brawl in Otahuhu between rival groups of Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans.  “Rugby league is a game we enjoy.  However, we can celebrate in […]

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New government inherits very strong labour market

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New government inherits very strong labour market

Source: National Party – Headline: New government inherits very strong labour market New Zealand’s strong employment market and dropping unemployment rate reflects the hard work of all our businesses and the confidence they have had in the country’s economic plan over the last nine years, National Party Leader Bill English says. “The unemployment rate at […]

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Labour’s housing “ban” half-cooked

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour’s housing “ban” half-cooked

Source: National Party – Headline: Labour’s housing “ban” half-cooked The Labour Government’s jury-rigged “ban” on selling houses to foreign buyers in a very strange announcement that raises many more questions than it answers, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “The first and strangest thing about Labour’s announcement is that it isn’t an actual ban. […]

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Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Andrew Little receives Tribunal report on Ngatiwai mandate Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has received the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Ngātiwai mandate. Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has received the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Ngātiwai mandate. “The Tribunal has prepared a thorough […]

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Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

Source: National Party – Headline: Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents Labour’s plan to dismantle National Standards shows their disregard for parents and the needs of students around the country, National Party MP Nikki Kaye says. “Parents need to know where their kids are up to and children need to know how they are […]

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Robertson should front up on coalition costings

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Robertson should front up on coalition costings

Source: National Party – Headline: Robertson should front up on coalition costings New Finance Minister Grant Robertson needs to front up on the new coalition government’s spending plans and not make inaccurate excuses, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Mr Robertson has done two long-form interviews over this weekend and yet New Zealanders are […]

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Bloated executive gets new govt off to bad start

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Coalition Political Parties, General Election 2017, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bloated executive gets new govt off to bad start

Source: National Party – Headline: Bloated executive gets new govt off to bad start Today’s announcement that there will be 31 ministers, ministers outside Cabinet and under-secretaries in the new executive shows the incoming government intends to use taxpayer money to solve political problems, National Party Leader Bill English says. “There is no justification for […]

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Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Jacinda Ardern’s Speech to CTU Conference 2017 I want to start by saying thank you During the election campaign, my rallying cry was “Let’s do this’ We wanted to capture both that there was a huge amount we needed to change to place NZ on a better path. […]

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Proud day with new Māori Ministers

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Proud day with new Māori Ministers

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Proud day with new Māori Ministers The Labour Māori caucus is proud of the five new Māori Ministers who have today been announced by Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern.   “We have a lot to be proud of today with Jacinda Ardern’s historic announcement of Nanaia Mahuta as the […]

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Ministers in the sixth Labour-led Government

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ministers in the sixth Labour-led Government

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Ministers in the sixth Labour-led Government This morning, Jacinda Ardern announced the ministerial portfolios for the incoming Labour-led Government. You can read her full statement here. Here are the Ministers, and their responsibilities: CABINET MINISTERS: Jacinda Ardern Prime MinisterMinister for Arts, Culture and HeritageMinister for National Security and […]

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NZ’s first Tongan-born Cabinet Minister named

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ’s first Tongan-born Cabinet Minister named

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: NZ’s first Tongan-born Cabinet Minister named Jenny Salesa, MP for Manukau East, is New Zealand’s first Tongan-born, Tongan-speaking Cabinet Minister. Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern named Ms Salesa to her Cabinet last week and today released the Ministerial portfolio allocations for New Zealand’s 52nd Parliament. In a historic first, […]

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Ministers to chart new course for New Zealand

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ministers to chart new course for New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Ministers to chart new course for New Zealand Portfolio responsibilities for the incoming Labour-led Government underline our commitment to chart a new course for New Zealand, says Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern. “I’m excited by how my executive will tackle the challenges this country faces. The allocation of portfolios […]

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Foundation for strong and proactive government

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Foundation for strong and proactive government

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Foundation for strong and proactive government Agreements with New Zealand First and the Green Party lay the foundation for a strong and proactive coalition government, says Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern. “The agreements set out a positive agenda for the Labour-led coalition Government to tackle the issues facing New […]

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President Trump offers congratulations

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on President Trump offers congratulations

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: President Trump offers congratulations This morning Labour Leader and Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern received a call from President Trump congratulating her on the outcome of the New Zealand election. “The President was genuinely interested in our election, and spoke about the coverage it had received in Washington. “We […]

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Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, General Election 2017, Labour Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Labour Ministers of the Crown announced Today caucus has elected the 21 Labour Ministers of the Crown who will serve in the new government’s executive, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern. “Across the board these members have the experience, expertise and drive I want in our team so we […]

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