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Police training goes family friendly

20 April 2019 - 4:53pm

Police numbers have been boosted with the graduation of 21 new constables from an innovative training scheme that allows them to stay close to their families.

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Metiria Turei's resignation, the media and democracy

20 April 2019 - 3:24pm

By Associate Professor Sean Phelan Dr Leon Salter

Two months before New Zealand’s 2017 elections, which eventually installed the Ardern coalition government, then Green party co-leader Metiria Turei gave a speech on welfare reform.

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Tomorrow’s Schools Review process needs improvement

20 April 2019 - 12:07pm

News last week that the Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce received over 5000 submissions and pieces of feedback shows the public and educators are very invested in the potential reforms, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.

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No CGT 'may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality'

18 April 2019 - 7:59pm

Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report.

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Further feedback opportunity on DC update

18 April 2019 - 5:30pm

Hamilton City Council is providing a further opportunity for feedback on the city’s Development Contributions (DC) Policy update through an open briefing with Councillors next month.

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Supporting our regions with $2.3 million investment in the Great Rides

18 April 2019 - 5:01pm

The Government is investing a further $2.3 million in the Great Rides, which draw visitors to our regions, boosting local economies and the tourism sector, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

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Environment Aotearoa yardstick welcomed by LGNZ

18 April 2019 - 3:05pm

The latest report providing metrics on the state of New Zealand’s environment is being welcomed by LGNZ’s Regional Sector as a way for councils to focus their efforts where it can make the biggest difference.

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Appointment of Judge of the High Court - Parker

18 April 2019 - 2:56pm

Auckland Barrister Tracey Walker has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.

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Strong data networks for better environmental guardianship

18 April 2019 - 2:53pm

Today, Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) released Environment Aotearoa 2019, an overview report on the state of our environment as mandated by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015.

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Separated walking and cycling path to be part of new Manawatu Highway

18 April 2019 - 2:16pm

The Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Government has committed to building a separated walking and cycling path along the new highway to replace the Manawatū Gorge.

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Foreign Minister to visit Nordic countries

18 April 2019 - 2:12pm

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is travelling to Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland over the next week.

The visit is part of a renewed diplomatic effort with Nordic countries, and follows the opening of the New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm last year.

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Minister Parker leads trade delegation to China

18 April 2019 - 1:35pm

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker will lead a delegation of business representatives to China next week to advance the economic relationship between China and New Zealand.

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Emergency housing and hardship grants higher than ever - Upston

18 April 2019 - 12:14pm

The number of New Zealanders needing assistance to eat and live is at record highs under the Labour-led Government, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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The End of life Choice Bill 'will never be safe'

18 April 2019 - 12:10pm

#DefendNZ - a grassroots movement opposed to the End of Life Choice Bill - has listed their Top 5 Reasons why MPs should vote "no" at its Second Reading.

The case has not been made that the current laws prohibiting assisted suicide and culpable homicide need to be changed.

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Govt must explain lack of commitment to fixing Wellington congestion - Business Central

18 April 2019 - 12:06pm

The Government must explain its lack of commitment to fixing the Wellington region’s transport congestion issues, following the indefinite shelving of the second major project in a week, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

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Consultation opens on draft ageing strategy

18 April 2019 - 12:03pm

People are being encouraged to have their say on a new draft strategy that has been developed to ensure that New Zealand is a great place to age.

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PGF backing growth in Gore - Jones

18 April 2019 - 12:00pm

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is helping young people into jobs and supporting economic growth in Southland, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today.

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Minister Mahuta goes to the UN to plead indigenous rights

18 April 2019 - 12:00pm

The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta will go to the United Nations this Easter to argue the case for Indigenous Peoples’ rights around the world.

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Environment report reinforces need for Government's plan - Parker and Shaw

18 April 2019 - 11:47am

The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today shows why the Government’s plan to clean up our waterways and make New Zealand carbon-neutral is so crucial, Environment Minister David Parker said.

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B+LNZ supports proposed changes to NAIT

18 April 2019 - 11:41am

Proposed changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act announced by Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor are sensible says Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the organisation is looking forward to working with the Minister and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI

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