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'No time to lose: call for incoming govt to implement cameras on boats within first term'

4 hours 31 min ago

Greenpeace has today launched a call for the incoming government to prioritise cameras on boats across the full commercial fishing fleet, and to complete implementation within their first term.

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Covid restrictions a relief, but we never should have been here - ACT

5 hours 53 min ago

"The change in Alert Levels is a relief for New Zealanders but we need to get smarter about how we deal with Covid-19," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

"One small outbreak led to 57 days of restrictions on Aucklanders lives, and the rest of New Zealand also being punished.

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More time to register for postal voting - Electoral Commission

6 hours 38 sec ago

The deadline to register for a postal vote for the upcoming election and referendums has been extended by five days to give people more time to apply.

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Maori Party announce Maori controlled health funding and Whanau health service card

9 hours 49 min ago

A fully funded independent Māori Health Funding Authority, all Māori having their own Whānau Health Card and Māori being screened for Cancer 10 years earlier than non-Māori are all part of the Māori Party Health Policy.

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National will nurture New Zealand's technology talent - Judith Collins

9 hours 58 min ago

National will double the size of New Zealand’s technology sector by 2030 with a $1.29 billion plan that will aim to create at least 100,000 new high-paying, future-proofed tech jobs.

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Maori Council welcomes Royal Commission hearings into State Abuse

10 hours 53 min ago

Maori Council welcomes Royal Commission hearings into State Abuse - "Time to share stories and find a way forward"

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Submissions reveal a new way to govern New Zealand - LGNZ

15 hours 28 min ago

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has released public feedback on its localism discussion paper, Reinvigorating Local Democracy, showing New Zealanders are frustrated with our country’s highly centralised model of government, and want a greater say in the policies that affect their lives.

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Seymour calls on Bishops to engage in honest debate - ACT

20 September 2020 - 2:20pm

ACT Leader David Seymour says he respects the choice of Catholic Bishops who don’t like the End of Life Choice Act, but they must respect the choices of others.

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Greenpeace applauds Green Party vision for thriving oceans

20 September 2020 - 12:11pm

Greenpeace is applauding the Greens marine policy, released today, saying it sets a strong vision for healthy and thriving oceans.

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National has $4 billion mistake in its economic plan - Robertson

20 September 2020 - 12:00pm

A basic error has left a $4 billion gap in National’s economic plan, Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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Religious leaders warn of dangers in poorly drafted End of Life Choice Act

20 September 2020 - 9:04am

Some of New Zealand’s most prominent religious leaders say New Zealanders need to be aware of the considerable harm that the End of Life Choice Act could do and are urging them to vote No in the referendum at this year’s general election.

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ACT’s Debt Destroyer 'shows Kiwis want the debt destroyed'

20 September 2020 - 8:56am

"Early results from ACT’s Debt Destroyer suggest most New Zealanders are more fiscally responsible than Grant Robertson and want to reduce Government spending," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Supporting workers and valuing their contribution - Labour

19 September 2020 - 2:40pm

Making sure working New Zealanders are safe, healthy and that their contribution to the economy is valued is at the heart of Labour’s Workplace Relations Policy.

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National throwing fuel on the fire as the world burns - Greenpeace

19 September 2020 - 2:17pm

Greenpeace is calling the National Party’s newly announced energy policy blatant climate denial and an affront to all the people and communities already suffering the impacts of climate change.

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PSA welcomes Labour Party commitment to workers' rights and wellbeing

19 September 2020 - 2:02pm

The Public Service Association says industrial relations policies announced by Labour today will, if implemented by a Labour-led government, make New Zealand a fairer and better place to live.

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Promise to extend sick leave 'will have huge impact in ECE'

19 September 2020 - 1:49pm

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming Labour's announcement today that it would double minimum sick leave entitlements to 10 days per year if returned to Government.

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Labour adds costs, National reduces taxes - Collins

19 September 2020 - 1:47pm

"National will help business grow, retain jobs and take on extra workers, while Labour will cripple businesses as they battle the recession," National Party Leader Judith Collins says.

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Second harbour crossing needed now, more than ever - Collins

19 September 2020 - 1:38pm

"As Auckland wakes up to the fact that the middle four lanes of the harbour bridge could close for an extended period due to yesterday’s accident, just shows that Auckland needs National’s plan to build a new second harbour crossing over the Waitemata sooner rather than later," National Party

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Unions welcome release of Labour’s industrial relations policy

19 September 2020 - 11:01am

The Council of Trade Unions is applauding today's launch of the Labour Party’s industrial relations 2020 election policy by spokesperson Andrew Little.

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Twyford threatens manufacturing future - National

19 September 2020 - 9:57am

Phil Twyford’s announcement yesterday that changes government procurement rules puts thousands of jobs at risk and poses a threat to New Zealand manufacturing, National’s Manufacturing spokesperson Andrew Bayly says.

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