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Statistics show suicide rates highest since records began, with young and Māori worst effected

By   /  August 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Statistics show suicide rates highest since records began, with young and Māori worst effected

Source: Green Party Statistics revealed today by the coroner show that suicide in New Zealand is at its highest since provisional statistics were first recorded in 07/08, with young people aged 20 to 24 the age cohort most effected. Māori rates are the highest since records began.  Green Party Youth spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said, “These […]

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Seymour’s charity challenge to other MPs

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Seymour’s charity challenge to other MPs

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter ACT Leader David Seymour is inviting other MPs to join him take the plunge as part of the ‘Rope For Hope’ challenge on November 16. Seymour will be abseiling down a 17-storey building on Queen Street to support the Make-a-Wish initiative. “I know a few people who’d like to throw […]

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Hipkins’ arrogance will cost students

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hipkins’ arrogance will cost students

Source: National Party The Minister of Education’s mishandling of partnership schools deserves a ‘not achieved’ and proves he needs to stop his ideological crusade, National’s Education spokespeople Nikki Kaye and Jo Hayes say. In the latest in a series of blunders, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has denied being served with a claim his treatment of […]

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2.8 billion reasons Govt creating tertiary risks

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on 2.8 billion reasons Govt creating tertiary risks

Source: National Party Today’s announcement that the financial viability of Whitireia and WelTec are considered at risk is due to the Government’s reckless election promise to arbitrarily slash immigration while paying the tertiary fees of wealthy students, National’s Associate Tertiary spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “The Government’s campaign on slashing immigration and international student numbers has […]

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Green Party welcomes bacon back into Country of Origin Food Labelling Bill

By   /  August 23, 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 welcomes bacon back into Country of Origin Food Labelling Bill

Source: Green Party The Green Party is welcoming the report- back of Country of Origin Food Labelling Members’ Bill by the Primary Production Select Committee. “I’m glad the committee has listened to submitters and put cured pork products back in as a food requiring country of origin labelling. “Over 80% of bacon consumed here is […]

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CEO pay to increase while incentives axed

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on CEO pay to increase while incentives axed

Source: National Party The Government’s decision to remove performance pay for public sector CEOs will lead to higher CEO salaries, remove incentives for good performance and reduce accountability, National’s State Services Spokesperson Nick Smith says. “The Cabinet paper outlining the details of the decision to remove performance based pay for CEOs in the public sector […]

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Minister U-turns after years of bagging PGP

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister U-turns after years of bagging PGP

Source: National Party Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has finally accepted that the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) is a valuable initiative for the primary sector, National‘s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Despite previously labelling it a ‘slush fund for National’s mates,’ Mr O’Connor has finally discovered the value of the PGP after spending $100,000 to have […]

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NZ First now kings of corporate welfare

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ First now kings of corporate welfare

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “NZ First have taken over the National Party’s mantle as the kings of corporate welfare with its support of the horse racing industry”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Radio New Zealand this morning reported that millions from the NZ First Re-Election Fund – also known as the Provincial Growth Fund […]

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Creepy American-style scanners have no place here

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Creepy American-style scanners have no place here

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “Creepy American-style full body scanners have no place in New Zealand and plans to install them should be dropped immediately”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Stuff reported last night that advanced imaging technology – so-called ‘naked scanners’ – would be installed in New Zealand airports from next year. “This is […]

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Cabinet approves horse-racing ‘coalition dividend’

By   /  August 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cabinet approves horse-racing ‘coalition dividend’

Source: National Party Revelations that the Provincial Growth Fund will fund all-weather tracks for the horse-racing industry, an uncosted plan already approved by Cabinet, show there are no limits for Shane Jones’ slush fund, National’s economic development spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. “Make no mistake, National supports the racing industry and recognises its economic contribution. That’s not […]

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Navy gets compromise vessel from Government

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Navy gets compromise vessel from Government

Source: National Party The Government has today committed to doing something Defence Minister Ron Mark and his NZ First colleagues criticised in Opposition – making compromise purchases of defence assets that weren’t built to do the jobs expected of them, National’s Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell says. “This is a Government with a now proven fiscal […]

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Dutton is gone, it’s time for Australia to reconsider New Zealand’s offer

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Dutton is gone, it’s time for Australia to reconsider New Zealand’s offer

Source: Green Party Hard line Australian immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s move to the backbench should reopen a conversation about refugees on Nauru coming to New Zealand, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman has said today.   “Australia has a unique opportunity now that Peter Dutton has moved to the backbench.   “There are 119 children on Nauru […]

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Mixed Ownership Model a success, further sell-down needed

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mixed Ownership Model a success, further sell-down needed

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “A new independent study released this morning shows that the Mixed Ownership Model (MOM) was a big success and that a further sell-down of the Crown’s assets is needed”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Government share offers for Mighty River Power, Meridian Energy, and Genesis Energy, and a reduction in […]

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What we’re doing in mental health

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on What we’re doing in mental health

Source: New Zealand Labour Party Mental health is a serious issue facing thousands upon thousands of New Zealanders. We are not content to stand by and watch Kiwis suffer and tragedies occur. Since we entered Government, we’ve been taking direct, targeted action to increase our mental health services and make sure all Kiwis – of […]

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Study shows success of Mixed Ownership Model

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Study shows success of Mixed Ownership Model

Source: National Party An independent report released today by TDB Advisory shows that the Mixed Ownership Model introduced under the previous National Government has been an overwhelming success, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “The Mixed Ownership process successfully generated $4.7 billion for public infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and broadband and TDB’s findings highlight […]

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Red Zone payment creates risk for Crown

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Red Zone payment creates risk for Crown

Source: National Party Today’s announcement the Government will pay uninsured former Residential Red Zone owners 100 per cent of their 2007/08 rateable value could create considerable risk for the Crown, National’s spokesperson for EQC Stuart Smith says. “At the moment New Zealand has substantial cover for disaster insurance, with most building owners paying for disaster […]

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Violent third striker gets 7 years

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Violent third striker gets 7 years

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “ACT’s three strikes law is working as intended after man with a history of violent offending received his third strike and was given a seven year prison sentence. This was the first case in which a third striker was ordered to serve a prison sentence without parole. Hayze Neihana Waitokia […]

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Mitchell welcomes repatriation of NZDF personnel

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mitchell welcomes repatriation of NZDF personnel

Source: National Party National’s Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell has welcomed the repatriation of the remains of former New Zealand Defence Force personnel who died while serving overseas. “This is an historic day for the families of fallen Defence Force personnel and for New Zealand. “As the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade select […]

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People voting with their feet

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on People voting with their feet

Source: National Party The latest migration figures show Kiwis are voting with their feet with more people leaving for Australia in the past year than arrived in the previous three, says National Finance spokeswomen Amy Adams says. “So far in 2018 there has been a net outflow of more than 2,300 people to Australia, which […]

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Pay freeze must target senior bureaucrats

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pay freeze must target senior bureaucrats

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “While the decision to freeze MPs’ pay is welcome news, the Government should also freeze the salaries of the highly-paid civil servants that politicians’ pay is linked to”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “It’s convenient for the Prime Minister to target MPs, but what about the pay packets of all […]

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