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Dual place names for Te Pataka-o-Rakaihautu / Banks Peninsula features - Eugenie Sage

34 min ago

The history of Rāpaki is being restored through the inclusion of te reo in thirteen official place names on Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū / Banks Peninsula and around Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō, the Minister for Land Information, Eugenie Sage, announced today.

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$80 million for sport recovery at all levels - Grant Robertson

1 hour 25 min ago

Grant Robertson has today announced the first major release of funding from the $265 million Sport Recovery Package announced at Budget 2020.

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Boost for Buller landfill and bridge - Fletcher Tabuteau

1 hour 27 min ago

Buller District Council will receive an investment of nearly $3 million, to kick start the post-COVID 19 rebuild, Parliamentary Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau announced at an event today in Westport.

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Horizons Regional Council receives over $18.4mil towards Jobs for Nature

1 hour 36 min ago

The regional council sector welcomes central government’s announcement over the weekend of $162 million towards environmental enhancement projects throughout the country, including over $18.4 million that has been allocated towards three projects within the ManawatÅ«-Whanganui Region. 

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Govt and Air New Zealand agree to manage incoming bookings - Megan Woods

2 hours 27 min ago

Bookings for seats on Air New Zealand flights into New Zealand will be managed in the short term to ensure the Government is able to safely place New Zealanders arriving home into a managed isolation or quarantine facility, says Housing Minister Megan Woods.

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Public housing figures another failure for Labour - Willis

6 July 2020 - 6:37pm

The number of families who need homes continue to grow at an alarming rate as public housing figures soar from 5844 in 2017 to 17982 as at May this year, National’s Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

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Keeping ACC levies steady until 2022

6 July 2020 - 5:15pm

The Government is maintaining current levy rates for the next 2 years, as part of a set of changes to help ease the financial pressures of COVID-19 providing certainty for businesses and New Zealanders, ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.

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"Takuta Ferris signs up to Ka pao te torea - The dawn of Maori futures"

6 July 2020 - 3:40pm

Tai Tonga Candidate, Takuta Ferris, has signed up to the visionary thinking that has been produced by Tokona Te Raki (Māori futures collective).

"The opening statement by Dr Eruera Tarena says it all" said Takuta Ferris. "The future is not just human, it’s Māori".

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Jenny Marcroft MP to represent New Zealand First in Auckland central

6 July 2020 - 2:07pm

New Zealand First is pleased to announce Jenny Marcroft as the party’s election 2020 candidate for the Auckland Central electorate.

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PGF top-up for QE Health in Rotorua - Tabuteau

6 July 2020 - 2:04pm

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $1.5 million to ensure QE Health in Rotorua can proceed with its world class health service and save 75 existing jobs, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today.

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Centres should ignore Minister’s mixed messages - ECC

6 July 2020 - 1:23pm

The Early Childhood Council is advising its centre-owning members to use a funding increase to pay teachers at least the new minimum rate, and use anything left over as they see fit, as required by the Ministry of Education.

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Vision NZ sets its sights on new electorate of Takanini

6 July 2020 - 12:21pm

Vision New Zealand is delighted to be launching George Ngatai as its candidate for Takanini tonight, 6th July, at the Songbird Cafe, 9 Gosper Road, Waiata Shores, Conifer Grove Takanini.

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Labour admits it has no plan - Todd Muller

6 July 2020 - 11:06am

National Party Leader Todd Muller says the admission by Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern yesterday that her Government has run the country for three years "without a playbook" comes as no surprise.

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Labour promises are 'just more KiwiBuild' - Muller

5 July 2020 - 3:25pm

National Leader Todd Muller says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern’s promises today are "just more KiwiBuild".

"Nothing Labour promises you this election will be delivered - except more tax for you to pay.

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Extended loan scheme keeps business afloat - Nash

5 July 2020 - 3:04pm

Small businesses are getting greater certainty about access to finance with an extension to the interest-free cashflow loan scheme to the end of the year.

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New investment creates over 2000 jobs to clean up waterways - Parker

5 July 2020 - 3:03pm

A package of 23 projects across the country will clean up waterways and deliver over 2000 jobs Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Environment Minister David Parker announced today.

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Thousands of Kiwis need help getting back to work - Upston

5 July 2020 - 11:09am

Recent Jobseeker figures illustrates the economic and job crisis New Zealand is facing and Labour has no plan on how to lower them, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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This Government can't be trusted with anything - Woodhouse

4 July 2020 - 2:00pm

Yet another mistake just goes to prove that this Government is not fit to manage the Covid-19 recovery, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.

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Labour can’t and won’t deliver anything - Muller

4 July 2020 - 12:48pm

Jacinda Ardern’s big talk today is yet more empty promises from a clumsy and incompetent Government, National Leader Todd Muller said today.

"You cannot believe anything that this Prime Minister promises will be delivered except more tax," Mr Muller said today.

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Quarantine leak: So many basic questions - ACT

4 July 2020 - 12:45pm

"This morning's revelation that a list of those quarantined was leaked raises too many questions for this Government to continue," according to ACT Leader David Seymour

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