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Report on responsible camping recommendations positive

46 min 5 sec ago

The Government’s plans to manage responsible camping recognise there are no simple answers, and will build on work the industry has already undertaken, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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$8.5 million for freedom camping fixes - Davis

1 hour 55 min ago

The Government will make $8.5 million available for immediate actions recommended by the Responsible Camping Working Group, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

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PGF invests in Blue Mussel processing plant in Marlborough

14 August 2018 - 6:21pm

Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau has announced today the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $772,000 for a Blue Mussel processing plant to be established in Marlborough.

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Minister not aware of her own Ministry-s failings - Ngaro

14 August 2018 - 6:06pm

Minister for Children Tracey Martin is clearly out of her depth after admitting she’s not aware of high profile cases of children who are being abused, National’s Children spokesperson Alfred Ngaro says.

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Minister's hands-off approach to strike reckless - Kaye

14 August 2018 - 5:57pm

The Minister has taken a hands-off approach regarding tomorrow’s strikes.

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Haumaha should stand aside - Bishop

14 August 2018 - 5:40pm

New allegations about Wally Haumaha means the Deputy Commissioner now has no choice but to stand down while he’s being investigated, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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Jones plucking numbers out of thin air - Goldsmith

14 August 2018 - 5:22pm

Shane Jones has only added to the questions over the extra $240 million ear-marked for his tree-planting scheme by claiming a $3 billion benefit to the economy while providing no details, National’s Regional Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Canterbury tax relief and GST loophole closed in changes to tax legislation

14 August 2018 - 5:05pm

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed Parliament will extend tax relief for Canterbury businesses affected by issues relating to depreciation following the earthquakes.

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Pay equity settlement for support workers 'within reach'

14 August 2018 - 4:19pm

The Ministry of Education today signed Terms of Settlement with NZEI Te Riu Roa to address a pay equity claim for 329 staff providing support to young children with additional learning needs.

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Pay equity settlement for Ministry of Education support workers

14 August 2018 - 4:15pm

Four Ministry of Education Support Workers enjoyed a celebratory cup of tea with the Prime Minister this afternoon, to mark the historic signing of the education sector's first pay equity settlement.

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Historic pay equity settlement for education support workers

14 August 2018 - 4:00pm

The Government is proud to announce that hundreds of women working in education, who have fought for years to be paid fairly, are to get a pay rise of up to 30 percent in a historic settlement for pay equity.

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Cannabis Referendum Coalition launches Givealittle campaign

14 August 2018 - 2:46pm

The Cannabis Referendum Coalition has been set up to campaign around the government referendum on legalising the personal use of cannabis. The Coalition has launched a Givealittle page to raise funds to educate Kiwis, promote a good turnout and change the law.

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Hutt Valley-Wellington Whaitua Committee seeking candidates

14 August 2018 - 2:36pm

Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking applications for suitably experienced and enthusiastic people to join its new Hutt Valley - Wellington Whaitua Committee (which also covers Wainuiomata and Makara), the role of which is to work with the community to identify how water is valued and t

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New MBIE chief executive appointed

14 August 2018 - 12:00pm

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Carolyn Tremain as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

"This is a very important role for New Zealand and the Public Service," the Commissioner said.

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Tackling barriers to Maori housing

14 August 2018 - 11:39am

Māori Development Hon Minister Mahuta announces today a Māori housing finance wānanga to tackle barriers to accessing finance to build housing on Māori land.

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Select committee urged to stop the spread of ISDS under CPTPP

14 August 2018 - 11:28am

"A range of labour, health and environmental organisations are calling for a clause to be inserted into the CPTPP Amendment Bill that would prevent future governments from extending investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) to countries seeking to join the agreement," says Oliver Hailes, spokesper

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Birth certificate or choice certificate? - New Conservative

14 August 2018 - 9:20am

Last week the debate was about the impact of PC culture on freedom of speech. New Conservative is concerned we are about to go a step further with more PC madness.

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Maori Party rejects Labour MP's 'blame game'

14 August 2018 - 9:11am

The Māori Party is rejecting an explanation from Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey that the Pare Hauraki settlement was signed off by the previous government.

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ACT and NZ First missing the point - New Conservative

13 August 2018 - 10:40pm

New Conservative congratulates David Seymour for copying long-held New Conservative policy on key elements of the way government should be structured (as did NZ First in the run up to the last election).

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Israel Institute calls on Govt to distance itself from terrorism

13 August 2018 - 7:28pm

Israel Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, is calling on the Government to distance itself from a decision by Labour MP, Dr Duncan Webb, to host a meeting featuring Unite Union National Director Mike Treen in which Mr Treen will be speaking on his recent participation in the so-cal

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