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New Zealand to support Pacific Public Sector Hub - Peters

27 January 2020 - 3:40pm

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced New Zealand’s support for a Pacific-led hub that will strengthen public services across the region.

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Hawke's Bay councils welcome govt support for 3 Waters Review

27 January 2020 - 1:40pm

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay welcome today’s announcement of Government funding to progress the region-wide review of three waters service delivery.

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What the Govt should be doing with coronavirus - Michael Woodhouse

27 January 2020 - 1:02pm

While the Government is failing to address the coronavirus situation effectively, there is a series of practical steps they should be taking, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.

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Best of luck to those heading back to school - Chris Hipkins

27 January 2020 - 9:43am

As Kiwi kids and teachers return to classrooms over the coming weeks, the families of around 428,000 students will feel a bit less of a financial pinch than in previous years, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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Health staff to meet flights from China as precautionary measure

26 January 2020 - 2:11pm

Public health staff will begin meeting flights from China from tomorrow to actively look for signs of the novel coronavirus and provide advice, information and reassurance to passengers.

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Government needs to front up on coronavirus - Woodhouse

26 January 2020 - 10:46am

As the risk of coronavirus continues to rise the Government is missing in action, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.

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Govt and construction industry 'to build big, lift productivity'

26 January 2020 - 9:13am

Delivering the workforce and productivity gains required to build the houses, schools, roads, rail and hospitals New Zealand needs will become easier with the Government-industry Construction Sector Transformation Plan launched today, Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa says.

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Labour can't deliver infrastructure - Bridges

26 January 2020 - 8:03am

Labour’s track record on infrastructure is clear, it’s great at announcements but doesn’t believe in it and can’t deliver on its promises, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

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Killing unborn children is not healthcare - Right to Life

25 January 2020 - 11:13pm

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern’s attempt with her ill-conceived anti-life Abortion Legislation Bill, to convince the women of New Zealand that they have a ‘human right’ to kill their child in the womb, is the most appalling attack on women in the history of New Zealand.

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Small business suffers as consumers think twice - Jacqui Dean

25 January 2020 - 1:28pm

Times are tough for small business retailers as consumer nerves hit them in the back pocket, National’s Small Business spokesperson Jacqui Dean says.

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Minister of Defence concludes successful visit with his US counterpart

25 January 2020 - 1:04pm

Minister of Defence Ron Mark met with United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper today.

"This was an excellent opportunity to meet with one of our closest security partners," Ron Mark said.

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Log trains to begin on Wairoa-Napier line

25 January 2020 - 10:09am

Log trains are about to start running between Wairoa and Napier following Provincial Growth Fund investment to reopen the rail line, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.

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More crime and more victims under this Government - Hudson

25 January 2020 - 8:28am

Under this soft on crime Government the number of victims of crimes has skyrocketed with 278,644 victims recorded last year, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says.

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More victims of serious assault under Government - Mitchell

25 January 2020 - 8:28am

With regular reports of gang violence, drug crime and shootings, it’s no surprise the number of victims of serious assaults has increased, but an almost 40 per cent increase in the last year is staggering, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.

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New Zealand acknowledges ICJ decision on Myanmar

24 January 2020 - 6:43pm

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today acknowledged the ruling of the International Court of Justice in relation to the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

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NZ acknowledges ICJ decision on Myanmar - Winston Peters

24 January 2020 - 5:47pm

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today acknowledged the ruling of the International Court of Justice in relation to the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

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NZ’s trade aims advanced at Davos meetings - David Parker

24 January 2020 - 1:49pm

A proposal to cut "trade and production-distorting subsidies" in the agricultural sector by 2030 has set out important measures to ensure a fair agricultural trading system.

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Rents and fuel driving up cost of living - Paul Goldsmith

24 January 2020 - 12:50pm

Rents are rising at the fastest pace in more than a decade and Kiwis are struggling with the increasing cost of living, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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No war on Iran, day of action - Peace Action Wellington

24 January 2020 - 12:42pm

Peace Action Wellington supported by unions and community organisations will hold an anti-war demonstration on Saturday, 25 January at 12 noon at Midland Park on Lambton Quay.

"We are mobilising because a new US war on Iran is still on the table.

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15,000 more kids in benefit dependent homes - Louise Upston

24 January 2020 - 10:40am

There are now 15,000 more children growing up in benefit dependent homes since Labour took office, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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