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National welcomes PCE report on methane

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National welcomes PCE report on methane

Source: National Party National’s Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller welcomes independent research commissioned by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment that adds to the scientific base for considering New Zealand’s climate change targets. “National is committed to ensuring that we have a sustainable economy while ensuring our environment is protected for our children, and their […]

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Business confidence continues to free fall

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Business confidence continues to free fall

Source: National Party Today’s ANZ business confidence survey shows a net 50 percent of businesses are pessimistic about the economy and sentiment has plummeted even further since the Prime Minister returned to office, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. “Business confidence has slumped further to levels not seen since the global financial crisis 10 […]

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PM’s charm offensive with business now in tatters

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM’s charm offensive with business now in tatters

Source: National Party The Prime Minister must act now to assert her leadership against the Regional Economic Development Minister, who is running amok and openly defying her, National’s Economic Development spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. “This morning, Shane Jones doubled down on his criticism of Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon, whom the Prime Minister has […]

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Govt fuel taxes show indifference to cost of living

By   /  August 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt fuel taxes show indifference to cost of living

Source: National Party The Government’s obsession with fuel taxes shows it doesn’t care about the cost of living for ordinary Kiwis, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “Now is the time for solutions to the cost of living, not new taxes. National is taking the initiative with a bill lodged today to repeal regional fuel […]

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NZIER predicting Govt will break own budget rules

By   /  August 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZIER predicting Govt will break own budget rules

Source: National Party As a consequence of the Government’s anti-growth policies NZIER is now predicting it will not meet its own budget responsibility rule of keeping core Crown debt below 20 per cent of GDP by 2022, says Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges. “Grant Robertson has tied his economic credibility to his ability to […]

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Green Party secures access to training funding to help animals during emergencies

By   /  August 28, 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 secures access to training funding to help animals during emergencies

Source: Green Party The Green Party today welcomes correspondence by Government to allow animal organisations to access Emergency Management Adult Community Education training funding to support animals in emergencies. “Kiwis love their pets and in times of crisis it’s important they aren’t forgotten,“ says Green Party animal welfare spokesperson Gareth Hughes. “Previously, despite having official […]

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Anti-growth policies cost every Kiwi $1600 a year

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Anti-growth policies cost every Kiwi $1600 a year

Source: National Party The message from economists is loud and clear: the Government’s bad economic policies mean New Zealanders will be thousands of dollars a year worse off, says National Party Leader Simon Bridges. “In the last three months alone NZIER has revised down their GDP growth forecasts which means every man, woman and child […]

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Business Advisory Council is just “suitwashing”

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Business Advisory Council is just “suitwashing”

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Prime Minister’s creation of a Business Advisory Council creates a showdown between her Government’s stated agenda and the views of the business community”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Either the Government must listen to the private sector and back down on its damaging policy agenda, or they are simply […]

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Free Press, 27 August 2018

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Free Press, 27 August 2018

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Free Press, 27 August 2018 A Weak Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern showed a serious lack of spine on Friday afternoon by failing to fire Clare Curran. Curran has been dishonest with the PM and the public about who she has had ministerial meetings with. She should have been sacked, but […]

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More working groups won’t fix anti-growth agenda

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More working groups won’t fix anti-growth agenda

Source: National Party The Prime Minister’s announcement of yet another working group to try and shore up plummeting business confidence will do nothing to address the uncertainty created by the Government’s anti-growth policies, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. “This is a Government that believes it can talk its way out of anything – but […]

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Where’s the economic development strategy?

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Where’s the economic development strategy?

Source: National Party Ten months into this Government’s term there’s still no sign of a coherent economic development strategy, National’s Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. “When the Government binned National’s Business Growth Agenda, Kiwis would have expected them to have a replacement at the ready. We’re still waiting. “The only thing to grow has […]

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Big risks for NZ in ‘closed for business’ message

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Big risks for NZ in ‘closed for business’ message

Source: National Party There are big risks to the New Zealand economy from the Government’s message that foreign investors are less welcome these days, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The world’s biggest financiers attended the Infrastructure New Zealand Symposium in Auckland this month and the strong attendance showed there’s plenty of interest from offshore […]

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Making life better for renters

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Making life better for renters

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Renting has become a long-term reality for many New Zealanders. In fact, approximately one third of all New Zealand households currently rent their home. However, our laws around renting have simply not kept up. We’re committed to making life better for renters. We need to make sure everyone’s rights are protected, […]

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Another fail from Phil Twyford

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another fail from Phil Twyford

Source: National Party Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s knee-jerk and uninformed decision to reform the Residential Tenancy Act will cause renters to pay even more and won’t solve any problems, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “If Mr Twyford thinks Government price controls will stop tenants paying more for rent, he’s being naive. “By limiting rent […]

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Report: housing, pay critical issues for migrants – E tū

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on Report: housing, pay critical issues for migrants – E tū

Source: Etu Union Low pay and poor housing have emerged as critical issues in a report commissioned by E tū on the experiences of migrant workers. The report has been released today at events in Auckland and Christchurch. The research, which was funded by the Industrial Relations Fund, records the experiences of mostly Filipino construction […]

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Week That Was: Rebuilding hospitals, schools, and criminal justice

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Week That Was: Rebuilding hospitals, schools, and criminal justice

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Our Week That Was series gives you a round-up of all the achievements, announcements, and other political goings-on around Parliament and across the country over the past week. We’re proud of all we’re doing to make New Zealand a great place to live – and we want to share it […]

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Weak PM should fire Curran, scrap portfolios

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Weak PM should fire Curran, scrap portfolios

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Clare Curran remains a Minister this evening because New Zealand has a weak Prime Minister, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Jacinda Ardern should have fired someone that has been dishonest with her, the public, and the Parliament. “Just two weeks ago at the ACT Party Conference, I told the Prime […]

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Curran token demotion a sign of weakness

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Curran token demotion a sign of weakness

Source: National Party The decision to allow Clare Curran to retain any of her Ministerial portfolios after being dumped from Cabinet is a sign of weakness in the Government, National’s Government Digital Services spokesperson Brett Hudson says. “It’s almost comical that Ms Curran, who until today held the Associate State Services (Open Government) portfolio has […]

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National congratulates Scott Morrison

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National congratulates Scott Morrison

Source: National Party Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has congratulated Scott Morrison on winning the leadership of the Australian Liberal Party and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “I want to congratulate Scott Morrison on becoming Leader of the Australian Liberal Party, and Prime Minister of Australia” Mr Bridges says. “When I met […]

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Our plan for waste

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, circular economy, Green Party, landfill, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, plastic, plastic bags, Political Parties, Politics, The Issues, Waste  /  Comments Off on Our plan for waste

Source: Green Party Since becoming Associate Environment Minister with responsibility for waste I have heard loud and clear that New Zealanders want action and I am working hard on measures to significantly reduce waste, including plastic waste. We have started by phasing out single-use plastic bags. My next priorities, which I recently announced, are dealing […]

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