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Last chance to vote in East Ward By-Election

16 February 2018 - 2:49pm

Voters in Hamilton City Council’s East Ward have until noon tomorrow, Saturday 17 February, to cast their votes.

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Drought recovery focuses on feed - O'Connor

16 February 2018 - 2:16pm

Rain has brought relief to some drought-affected regions but farmers need to carefully review their feed budgets and plans for winter, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

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Minister attends security meetings in Europe

16 February 2018 - 2:05pm

New Zealand’s contribution to global security efforts, particularly defeating ISIS in Iraq and the security of Afghanistan, was the focus of Defence Minister Ron Mark’s meetings in Rome and Brussels over the past week.

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Govt must properly assess five year bright-line test - Joyce

16 February 2018 - 1:48pm

The Government needs to properly assess the impact of the proposed five year bright-line test and the rest of its tax changes on the housing market and the wider economy, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says.

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Peters delivers greater Chinese access to NZ assets - Brownlee

16 February 2018 - 12:31pm

The breath-taking voter deceit of Winston Peters has been laid bare over his apparent satisfaction that minor changes to Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses in the Comprehensive and Progress Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) were the key to New Zealand First supporting the deal, Nati

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Maori TV pile-drives taxpayers - Taxpayers' Union

16 February 2018 - 12:28pm

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says it’s absurd that taxpayers are now funding the broadcast of WWE episodes.

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Rates rise under consideration for Christchurch

16 February 2018 - 12:24pm

The Christchurch City Council is proposing raising rates by an average of 5.5 per cent from July this year, which is below what was forecast for 2018-19 in the previous Long Term Plan 2015-2025.

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Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding

16 February 2018 - 11:57am

West Coast residents hit by flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi can now access help finding temporary accommodation with the Government activating the Temporary Accommodation Service, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa announced today.

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Newly launched book on social Investment timely - Sepuloni

16 February 2018 - 11:44am

Speaking at the launch of Social Investment - A New Zealand Policy Experiment, the Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, said that the book couldn’t have come at a better time.

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Work has begun on review of Protected Disclosures Act - Hipkins

16 February 2018 - 11:42am

Work has begun on a review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said today. 

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DIRA Bill a good move for the dairy industry

16 February 2018 - 11:21am

Federated Farmers is pleased to see that the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (DIRA) has finally made it through Parliament.

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Government urged to take human rights approach to housing

16 February 2018 - 11:09am

The Government can save months of work and duplication by using the community housing sector’s blueprint for a new national housing strategy, Community Housing Aotearoa says.

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NZ joins international condemnation of NotPetya cyber-attack

16 February 2018 - 10:58am

The Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) Andrew Hampton has today added New Zealand’s voice to international condemnation of the NotPetya cyber-attack.

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No public mandate to change abortion law - Family First NZ

16 February 2018 - 8:45am

Family First NZ says that the Labour government has no mandate to weaken abortion laws and the public has no appetite for the abortion laws to be liberalized.

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LegaSea calls on Minister to do the right thing

16 February 2018 - 8:08am

Recreational fishing group LegaSea is calling on Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash to stand firm against industry pressure to dump the introduction of cameras and electronic monitoring on commercial fishing boats.

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Education Amendment Bill passes first reading

15 February 2018 - 6:50pm

A Government Bill to strengthen our public education system passed its first reading in Parliament today, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.

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Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill passed

15 February 2018 - 6:31pm

Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will continue under changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA).

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Mycoplasma bovis eradication 'still on the table'

15 February 2018 - 6:29pm

Initial results from the first round of milk testing from all producing dairy farms for Mycoplasma bovis indicate eradication of the disease remains a viable option as work to contain it ramps up, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.

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Taxpayers being fleeced of $3 billion

15 February 2018 - 5:14pm

Yesterday’s release of the latest KPMG Financial Institutions Performance Survey review shows New Zealand taxpayers are being fleeced of more than $3 billion dollars annually.

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NZ First submit 'English an Official Language Bill'

15 February 2018 - 4:56pm

New Zealand First has submitted a member’s bill for English to be recognised as an official language of New Zealand. Te Reo Maori was recognised in 1987 and New Zealand Sign Language in 2006, yet there is no legislation that recognises English.

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