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Use of Cell Buster pepper spray was unlawful - Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ

6 hours 49 min ago

The High Court has declared regulations from 2009-2017 authorising the use of Cell Buster pepper spray in prison unlawful. It found that Ministers had insufficient information to be satisfied that Cell Buster was consistent with humane treatment, as required by the Corrections Act 2004.

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Strengthening NZ-UK people, science and trade connections - Prime Minister

8 hours 16 min ago

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London overnight, and together took a number of steps to strengthen the already close ties between our two countries, and promote our common interests in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

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PM’s Chatham House speech

9 hours 39 sec ago

Director Sir Robin Niblett, distinguished guests.

What an honour it is to be back in London, and to be here at Chatham house. This visit represents much for me.

The reopening of borders and resumption of travel after a difficult few years.

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Ihumātao taking an 'Ardernity' - ACT New Zealand

1 July 2022 - 6:57pm

"After capitulating to squatters at Ihumātao, and stopping 480 houses from being built, Labour says it’ll take 6.5 years to figure out what to do with the land," says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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44k dollars for Aussie composed RNZ tune - ACT New Zealand

1 July 2022 - 6:12pm

"Radio New Zealand has spent $43,677 of taxpayers money on Australian music for its new theme song," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Crown appointments to Ihumatao Steering Committee - Willie Jackson

1 July 2022 - 4:19pm

Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson today announced the appointment of Crown representatives, Dr Charlotte Severne and Mr Bernie O’Donnell, to the Steering Committee that will determine the future of the Ihumātao land.

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Is the Auckland Council election becoming like the America's Cup - Ted Johnston

1 July 2022 - 3:32pm

Ted Johnston BSc BA, Mayoral candidate for the New Conservative party, states " Are the Auckland Council and AT changing election rules to benefit themselves?"

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'Unions lodge pay equity claim for care and support workers'

1 July 2022 - 1:52pm

Unions representing care and support workers are lodging a pay equity claim today to raise pay rates for a majority female workforce that has always been undervalued.

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KiwiBuild celebrates four years of failure - Chris Bishop

1 July 2022 - 12:49pm

Today marks the fourth birthday of KiwiBuild, but there’s nothing for the Government to celebrate with just 1,366 homes built out of the 100,000 promised, National’s Housing spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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Jane Clifton's listener article 'lie'

1 July 2022 - 11:40am

A reader of the latest issue of the Listener magazine (July 2-July 8 2022) has brought to my attention Jane Clifton’s article.

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Reserve Bank welcomes new legislative foundations

1 July 2022 - 11:39am

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua has today welcomed commencement of its new foundational legislation the RBNZ Act 2021.

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More restrictions than trade - Brooke van Velden

1 July 2022 - 11:33am

"The EU Free Trade Deal will add more restrictions, rather than granting new access to trade," says ACT Deputy Leader and Trade spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

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Govt launches new Ministry of Disabled People - Sepuloni, Williams

1 July 2022 - 11:00am

In what is a milestone day, the Government has launched Aotearoa New Zealand’s first Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People, and New Zealand’s first Ministry that will have a NZ Sign Language name, as well as Te Reo Māori and English names.

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'Government funding needed to pay for disability worker pay boost'

1 July 2022 - 9:56am

The disability support provider sector is calling on the government to clarify how much extra funding providers will receive to cover the cost of government-mandated pay rises, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds.

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EU market remains largely closed to NZ dairy - DCANZ

1 July 2022 - 3:19am

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is disappointed that the free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the European Union leaves the EU market 98.5% closed to key New Zealand dairy products.

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EU market remains largely closed to NZ dairy - DCANZ

1 July 2022 - 3:17am

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is disappointed that the free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the European Union leaves the EU market 98.5% closed to key New Zealand dairy products.

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New Zealand secures 'major free trade deal' with EU - Ardern and O'Connor

1 July 2022 - 2:52am

Export revenue to the EU to grow by up to $1.8 billion annually on full implementation. Duty-free access on 97% of New Zealand’s current exports to the EU; with over 91% being removed the day the FTA comes into force. NZ exporters set to save approx.

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Supporting the Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill 'will save lives'

30 June 2022 - 9:54pm

Alcohol Healthwatch is thrilled that the reality of thriving communities free from alcohol harm is one step closer now that MP Chlöe Swarbrick’s Private Members’ Bill will proceed to be debated in Parliament.

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Mallard’s last hack at parliamentary democracy - David Seymour

30 June 2022 - 7:32pm

"ACT has stood as the only party in favour of parliamentary democracy after all other parties supported the introduction of a new so called ‘Independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Conduct,’" says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Maori voter choice a significant Green win - Green Party

30 June 2022 - 5:11pm

A strong Green Party voice in Parliament is helping deliver more choice and flexibility for Māori voters.

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