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Phil Goff 'to prioritise clean transport, environment, climate change in next term'

18 August 2019 - 6:18pm

Phil Goff launched his re-election campaign today, with protecting Auckland’s environment and tackling climate change key priorities for his second term.

Mr Goff also emphasised that this is a mayoral election of starkly contrasting values and visions for Auckland’s future.

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Minister announces appointments to Te Māngai Pāho Board

18 August 2019 - 4:17pm

Minister for Māori Development, Nanaia Mahuta, today announced the appointment of Paraone Gloyne, and the reappointment of Vanessa Clark to the Te Māngai Pāho Board.

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Race to save Māui dolphins to land on Parliament steps

18 August 2019 - 3:45pm

Sunday, 18 August, 2019 - Environmental groups and well known New Zealanders are preparing to deliver a 55,000 strong petition to the steps of Parliament tomorrow, calling on the Government to protect the world’s smallest dolphin.

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Powering up community wellbeing

18 August 2019 - 3:31pm

Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta has announced a far-reaching programme to support New Zealand communities realise their ambitions, goals and potential.

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Government's gun 'buy-back' is failing miserably - ACT

18 August 2019 - 2:00pm

"The Government needs to come clean about what types of firearms are being handed in as part of its buy-back scheme, because the numbers suggest the taxpayer is buying a large collection of pop guns," according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

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More measures to help those facing homelessness

18 August 2019 - 12:17pm

The Government has announced additional measures to prevent and reduce homelessness focused on ensuring at-risk individuals and whānau have access to stable housing and continue to stay housed.

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Time for leadership on Ihumātao - Simon Bridges

18 August 2019 - 10:40am

After three weeks of inaction, a hikoi to the Prime Minister’s electorate office this week by the Ihumātao protestors is an opportunity for the Prime Minister to finally show some leadership, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

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Hamilton City Council candidates confirmed

17 August 2019 - 10:50am

Nominations for Hamilton City Council closed at noon yesterday with 41 candidates putting themselves up for election.

In the East ward, 20 candidates have put their name forward for six places. This compares to 25 candidates who stood in the East ward in 2016.

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Support to legalise recreational cannabis in decline

17 August 2019 - 10:45am

The prospect of ending wider cannabis prohibition looks increasingly unlikely. Over the last nine months, the percentage of New Zealanders who would vote for legalising the personal use of cannabis has declined at a near linear rate of around 10% per quarter.

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Kelvin Davis has lost control of Corrections - National

17 August 2019 - 9:57am

The early release of double murderer Jason Reihana without telling his victims’ families is an appalling breach of victims’ rights and shows Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has lost control of his department, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

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Horowhenua District Council contenders put their best feet forward

17 August 2019 - 9:00am

Forty-six people have thrown their hats in the ring as candidates in the upcoming Horowhenua District Council and Foxton Community Board elections.

When the deadline for nominations passed at midday today there were:

Three nominations for Mayor

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Minister Grant Robertson kicks off Waikato Wellbeing Project

16 August 2019 - 5:31pm

Finance Minister Hon Grant Robertson is in Hamilton this week to help kick off the process to develop 17 wellbeing targets for the Waikato region.

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Funding boosted for new English speakers in schools - Salesa

16 August 2019 - 3:57pm

More children and young people who migrate to New Zealand will benefit from specialised support to learn English, thanks to a $13.2 million increase in funding announced today by Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa.

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Nominations closed, candidates for Hutt City local elections announced

16 August 2019 - 3:26pm

Nominations for this year’s local elections closed at 12 noon today (Friday 16 August) and the confirmed list of candidates is now available on Hutt City Council’s website.

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27 people nominated, 2 elected unopposed to Waikato Regional Council seats

16 August 2019 - 2:55pm

Two candidates have been elected unopposed to Waikato Regional Council, with the remaining 12 councillors to be decided by voters.

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ORC Chairman not standing for re-election

16 August 2019 - 2:44pm

Stephen Woodhead, Chairman of the Otago Regional Council, has decided not to stand for another term in this year’s local government elections.

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Council contenders put their best feet forward in Clutha

16 August 2019 - 2:40pm

Forty five people have thrown their hats in the ring as candidates in the upcoming Clutha District Local elections.

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Tamihere's bridge plan will bankrupt Auckland - Goff

16 August 2019 - 2:38pm

"The 18 lane harbour bridge that John Tamihere is proposing is going to cost over $10 billion to build.

Either he intends to bankrupt the city, burden ratepayers with massive extra rates or he is making it up because he know he is never going to deliver it.

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New Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Board Chair appointed

16 August 2019 - 2:17pm

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the appointment of the new Chair to the Board of Trustees for Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) and has acknowledged the leadership of Dame Karen Sewell, who is stepping down from the role after seven years.

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Mayoral candidate withdraws his nomination

16 August 2019 - 1:27pm

News releaseJohn Lehmann Mayoral candidate has withdrawn his name from the race.

Lehmann says ''Auckland city is bankrupt, and the council corrupt, and self serving.

Lehmann says he wishes to spend more time on his charity blue sky which deals with middle aged people.

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