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'Strong contender enters Auckland Mayoralty race'

24 January 2022 - 7:54am

Ted Johnston Bsc BA LLB, a criminal Barrister working out of South Auckland for almost 30 years has thrown his hat in the ring.

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Govt goes on holiday, literally - David Seymour

23 January 2022 - 8:15pm

"The Government will have to hope that the virus observes Wellington Anniversary Day tomorrow while Ministers take a break," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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NZ to move to Red from 11.59pm today

23 January 2022 - 2:30pm

All of New Zealand will move to the Red setting of the Covid Protection Framework (CPF) at 11:59pm today as Omicron is potentially now transmitting in the community, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

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Government unprepared for Omicron - Luxon

23 January 2022 - 12:50pm

The Government’s lack of preparation for Omicron has unnecessarily put New Zealand in a worse position than we needed to be, National Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Unprepared Government caught on the hop - ACT

23 January 2022 - 12:42pm

"Jacinda’s ‘Stage 1’ is just Delta 2, with any real response to Omicron yet to be announced, that will be called Stage 2, and Stage 3," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Delay in border opening was futile - ACT

23 January 2022 - 12:23pm

"The Government’s postponement of home isolation for Kiwis arriving from Australia proved futile, with Omicron circulating before 17 January when they would have been allowed to come home without MIQ," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Equitable response to Omicron vital - Greens

23 January 2022 - 12:13pm

The Green Party supports the Government’s decision to move Aotearoa New Zealand to traffic light level Red at 11.59pm tonight, but says its success will depend on the support that is made available to the most vulnerable.

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Government failing on road safety targets - National

23 January 2022 - 9:37am

The Government is failing to deliver on the agreed targets in the Road Safety Partnership between NZTA and Police, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

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Move Tamaki to Springhill, let pilgrims protest in a field - ACT

21 January 2022 - 9:16pm

"Brian Tamaki should be held at Springhill Prison, which is in a large field, so his protestors stop disturbing my constituents in their homes," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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NZ to provide further help for Tonga - Nanaia Mahuta and Peeni Henare

21 January 2022 - 4:14pm

New Zealand is giving an additional $2 million in humanitarian funding for Tonga as the country recovers from a volcanic eruption and tsunami last weekend, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today.

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'Punishment of licensed firearms owners will not help lower crime rates'

21 January 2022 - 8:04am

The Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) says that punitive action from Police against legal firearms owners will not help reduce firearm thefts.

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Quarterly benefit numbers show highest number of exits into work - Sepuloni

20 January 2022 - 3:26pm

Quarterly benefit numbers show highest number of exits into work

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Labour has no plan for Omicron - Christopher Luxon

20 January 2022 - 2:30pm

Jacinda Ardern and Labour have no plan for Omicron just like they had no plan for Delta, National Leader Christopher Luxon says.

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Northland to move to Orange, NZ prepared for Omicron - Jacinda Ardern

20 January 2022 - 2:30pm

- Northland to move to Orange

- Rest of New Zealand stays at Orange in preparedness for Omicron

- All of New Zealand to move into Red in the event of Omicron community outbreak - no use of lockdowns

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No plan for Omicron, just crickets - David Seymour

20 January 2022 - 2:07pm

"Back from a long holiday the Government has finally fronted about the imminent arrival of Omicron - only to admit what we suspected all along, there is no plan," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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RNZAF C-130 Hercules flight departs for Tonga as Navy vessels draw nearer to Tongatapu

20 January 2022 - 12:42pm

A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules has departed Base Auckland Whenuapai for Tonga carrying aid supplies, as the New Zealand aid effort ramps up, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today.

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Benefit dependency surges under Labour - Louise Upton

20 January 2022 - 11:49am

Today’s quarterly benefit data release is further confirmation that Labour have engineered a benefit dependency crisis in New Zealand, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

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Labour Party puts Treaty at heart of everything but the Party - Seymour

20 January 2022 - 8:00am

"Labour is putting the Treaty at the centre of everything, but is the Treaty at the heart of Labour? The Labour Party constitution is 113 pages, but it mentions treaty only three times. It says that the Treaty should be honoured, but it doesn’t say how.

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Four weeks and nothing to show on Omicron response - ACT New Zealand

19 January 2022 - 3:43pm

"Four weeks since Chris Hipkins last fronted on the COVID-19 response, he couldn’t tell New Zealanders anything new about how the Government will confront the imminent landfall of Omicron," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Lottery of human misery now just misery - Chris Bishop

19 January 2022 - 12:21pm

The lottery of human misery that is MIQ has now just become human misery for the million Kiwis abroad who are shut out of their own country, National’s COVID-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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