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Greens welcome family reunification review for World Refugee Day

12 min 5 sec ago

The Green Party welcomes substantive work soon to begin on the family reunification review in time for a potential budget bid for family reunification in 2020, says Green Party Immigration spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman.

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Labour announces Auckland Council Manurewa-Papakura candidates

37 min 41 sec ago

The Labour Party has selected Manurewa business owner Ilango Krishnamoorthy and economist and former Labour cabinet minister Peter Neilson as our two candidates to contest the Manurewa-Papakura Auckland Council positions for this year’s local body elections, announced Andrew Beyer the Chair of

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Candidates' sessions scheduled for upcoming Taupo or Waikato elections

1 hour 25 min ago

Budding local body politicians can find out more about standing for Taupō District Council or Waikato Regional Council at a series of information sessions early next month.

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Kiwi sentenced for assisted suicides of disabled people - Euthanasia-Free NZ

6 hours 18 min ago

Yesterday Auckland-born euthanasia advocate, Sean Davison (58), appeared in the Western Cape High Court, South Africa, on three charges of premeditated murder.

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Government Public Media plans a lame duck - Melissa Lee

19 June 2019 - 6:22pm

Labour has failed to deliver on yet another election promise, with Labour’s much-heralded RNZ+ and its $38 million a year public broadcasting policy now dead in the water, National’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media spokesperson Melissa Lee says.

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Nash fails on 1800 new police - Bishop

19 June 2019 - 4:21pm

The Government’s much touted promise to add 1800 new frontline police officers in three years is in tatters, and looks set to be ‘reset’ a la KiwiBuild, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

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DOC takes charge of riverbed clean-up from Fox landfill

19 June 2019 - 3:58pm

The Minister of Conservation and Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage says that the Department of Conservation (DOC) will replace Westland District Council (WDC) as the lead agency coordinating the clean-up of the riverbed and coast downstream of the Council’s Fox River landfill.

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Minister Sio to attend Pacific Community's SPC biennial Conference

19 June 2019 - 3:35pm

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio will travel to New Caledonia tomorrow to represent New Zealand at the Pacific Community’s (SPC) biennial Conference on 21 June in Noumea, along with Ministers and representatives from other SPC member countries.

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New advice safeguards will protect consumers - Faafoi

19 June 2019 - 3:14pm

Consumers will have more peace of mind dealing with financial advisers under a new licensing and rules regime announced today by Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi.

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Nash should pay back the cash - Andrew Bayly

19 June 2019 - 2:45pm

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash needs to take some responsibility for New Zealanders overpaying tax on KiwiSaver and ensure they are reimbursed, National’s Revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly says.

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Experts never told more vaccines available - Reti

19 June 2019 - 12:57pm

The Director General of Health has today confirmed the expert group that decided which vaccination programme to roll out in Northland after a deadly outbreak of Meningococcal W was never told there were enough vaccines for all under 20s in Northland, Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti says.

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MBIE, Govt allowing Restaurant Brands to cheat workers of annual leave

19 June 2019 - 12:50pm

Unite Union is asking for Restaurant Brands to pay annual leave entitlements back further than they have agreed to do with the Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise.

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Two down, OMV to go: Last oil giant isolated after majors pull out

19 June 2019 - 12:32pm

Oil majors Chevron and Equinor have abandoned their oil and gas exploration permits off the east coast of the North Island, leaving Austrian oil company OMV as the last remaining oil giant in New Zealand.

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Victoria enacts assisted dying - ACT

19 June 2019 - 12:11pm

ACT Leader David Seymour congratulates Victoria as the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act comes into force.

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Online certificates and passports: Avoid 'dodgy dotcoms'

19 June 2019 - 12:09pm

Registrar-General Births, Deaths and Marriages, Jeff Montgomery warns kiwis against unofficial websites selling New Zealand birth certificates.

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Let girls play sports - Marama Davidson

19 June 2019 - 11:40am

It’s sad to see a young girl be excluded from competing for her school rugby team in this day and age, says Green Party Sports and Recreation spokesperson Marama Davidson.

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Damien O’Connor representing New Zealand at UN Food and Agriculture Conference

19 June 2019 - 11:13am

Minister of Agriculture, Minister for Food Safety, and Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth, Damien O’Connor departed New Zealand last night to attend international forums, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Conference in Rome.

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New Zealand ratifies Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement

18 June 2019 - 8:56pm

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau today announced New Zealand’s ratification of the Multilateral Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement (NTSA) at the opening of the sixteenth annual ministerial meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee, in the Federate

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Farm Debt Mediation Bill a welcome relief - DairyNZ

18 June 2019 - 5:26pm

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle is welcoming yesterday’s announcement of the Farm Debt Mediation Bill as an example of an initiative that will mean a lot to farmers who may be feeling financial pressure.

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Minister changes his story on vaccines again - Reti

18 June 2019 - 5:20pm

Health Minister David Clark has once again changed his story about when he knew there were enough Meningococcal W vaccines for all under 20-year-olds in Northland, Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti says.

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