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Covicrat civil war means time for a reset - ACT

4 March 2021 - 6:20pm

"Thanks to Labour’s bungling bureaucracy, hardworking New Zealanders are locked down with their livelihoods threatened, and the Prime Minister still isn’t telling the truth. It is time for a reset. We need a purpose built, Taiwan-style, Epidemic Response Unit.

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'More evidence needed' to justify proposed Firearms Prohibition Orders regime

4 March 2021 - 3:13pm

The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appeared before Parliament’s Justice select committee today on the Arms (Firearms Prohibition Orders) Amendment Bill (No 2), a member's bill in the name of Simeon Brown.

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Cows put at risk while Cabinet ponders live export's future - SAFE

4 March 2021 - 1:50pm

The live export ship Ocean Ute is scheduled to arrive at Port Taranaki tomorrow to export thousands of cows. This is the second time Ocean Ute has exported animals from New Zealand this year.

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Over $300m returned to COVID-hit travellers - David Clark

4 March 2021 - 12:53pm

The Government’s Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme has helped return over $352 million of refunds and credits to New Zealanders who had overseas travel cancelled due to COVID-19, Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says.

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Latest OIA, LGOIMA data released

4 March 2021 - 11:42am

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his latest Official Information Act (OIA) and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) data[1].

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Hundreds more schools join free lunches programme - Hipkins

4 March 2021 - 11:38am

An additional 88,000 students in 322 schools and kura across the country have started the school year with a regular lunch on the menu, thanks to the Government’s Ka Ora, Ka Ako Healthy School Lunches programme.

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Where is New Zealand's vaccine rollout plan? - Judith Collins

4 March 2021 - 11:16am

National is calling on the Government to provide more detail on the schedule for vaccinating the entire population so that New Zealanders - particularly businesses - have the clarity they need to plan for the post-Covid future, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Govt's balanced economic approach reflected in Crown accounts - Grant Robertson

4 March 2021 - 11:00am

New Zealand’s economic recovery has again been reflected in the Government’s books, which are in better shape than expected.

The Crown accounts for the seven months to the end of January 2021 were better than forecast in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU).

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Over $300m returned to COVID-hit travellers - David Clark

4 March 2021 - 9:54am

The Government’s Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme has helped return over $352 million of refunds and credits to New Zealanders who had overseas travel cancelled due to COVID-19, Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says.

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Over half of border workforce receive first vaccinations - Chris Hipkins

3 March 2021 - 1:05pm

More than half of New Zealand’s estimated 12,000 border workforce have now received their first vaccinations, as a third batch of vaccines arrive in the country, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

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Lockdown’s impact on student learning dire - Paul Goldsmith

3 March 2021 - 11:01am

NZQA’s assessment that the University Entrance pass rates for 2020 would have ‘fallen off a cliff’ without free credits shows the huge impact lockdown disruption is having on learning, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Someone owes someone an apology - Judith Collins

3 March 2021 - 10:20am

The KFC worker who was vilified by the Government for not self-isolating deserves an apology from the Prime Minister if the Covid-19 Facebook post contradicting Jacinda Ardern’s claims is accurate, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says.

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Next stage of COVID-19 support for business and workers - Robertson, Sepuloni

3 March 2021 - 10:02am

The Government has confirmed details of COVID-19 support for business and workers following the increased alert levels due to a resurgence of the virus over the weekend.

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Iwi has a solution - National Maori Housing Conference

3 March 2021 - 9:06am

Over 500 participants consisting of local, regional and national government agencies, iwi leaders, marae representatives, hapu claimant groups, kaumatua and ministers gathered for the National Maori Housing Conference held at Clubs Hastings on the 25-26 February 2021.

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Govt committed to hosting Rugby World Cup - Robertson

3 March 2021 - 7:55am

The Government remains committed to hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2022 should a decision be made by World Rugby this weekend to postpone this year’s tournament.

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National calls for new self-isolation payment - Collins and Bishop

3 March 2021 - 7:16am

The National Party is proposing a new payment scheme to make it easier for employees to stay home while they are self-isolating.

National’s proposed scheme involves:

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Government's planned Pharmac review a sideshow - New Zealand Initiative

2 March 2021 - 3:32pm

The Government’s announcement of a review into Pharmac declares that its budget, and the total amount allocated to pharmaceuticals, will be out of scope.

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A push to remove the Pasifika poverty status quo - Green Party

2 March 2021 - 2:49pm

The Green Party will push for better wages and fair pay agreements to help tackle poverty within our Pasifika Communities.

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Govt must keep improving Covid-19 support scheme so NZers can self-isolate - Greens

2 March 2021 - 2:21pm

The Green Party are calling on the Government to assess how the COVID-19 leave support scheme can be better improved, distributed and enforced so that workers can properly take leave when self-isolating.

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PHARMAC inquiry light and late - Shane Reti

2 March 2021 - 2:02pm

The Government’s long overdue inquiry into PHARMAC is light on detail and several years late, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

"National would have liked to have seen a much more comprehensive inquiry.

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