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Housing speculators’ paradise continues - Green Party

13 April 2017 - 12:46pm

A capital gains tax on property speculators is urgently needed to rebalance the housing market, as the median nationwide house price rose to over half a million dollars today, the Green Party said.

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DIA SmartStart programme wins top international award

13 April 2017 - 12:25pm

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne is delighted to announce that a key initiative by the Department of Internal Affairs, SmartStart, has won a prestigious international award for excellence in innovation and communication

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Keep safe on the roads this Easter - Minister

13 April 2017 - 12:03pm

Associate Transport Minister David Bennett is encouraging all motorists to stay safe when travelling over Easter.

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No political independence in Upton appointment - NZ First

13 April 2017 - 11:46am

New Zealand First has major issues with Simon Upton being the next Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, says Deputy Leader Ron Mark.

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New provider secured for autism services

13 April 2017 - 10:44am

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a new provider for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programmes, previously run by IDEA Services.

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New Zealanders get closer to being CoOL

12 April 2017 - 9:08pm

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates the Government on listening to the people and passing the first reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill in Parliament today.

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Kiwis one step closer to knowing where their food is from - Green Party

12 April 2017 - 9:01pm

Support for Green MP Steffan Browning’s member’s bill is a win for the vast majority of New Zealanders who want to know where the food they buy is produced, the Green Party said today.

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New appointment to support physical activity and nutrition in schools

12 April 2017 - 7:24pm

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed the appointment of Professor Grant Schofield, as the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor.

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Research underlines need for KiwiBuild - Twyford

12 April 2017 - 5:56pm

New research showing the social and fiscal benefits of homeownership underlines the need for a massive government-backed building programme like KiwiBuild, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

12 April 2017 - 5:17pm

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says he’s pleased recovery agencies have listened to the concerns of businesses and residents about the city’s transport plan.

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Northland still missing out on policing

12 April 2017 - 3:06pm

After eight years of cuts to police resources and numbers, and propaganda that crime was falling, today’s police announcement exposes National’s deceit on the issue of law and order.

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More Police on their way to Central Police District

12 April 2017 - 2:04pm

The addition of 67 new police staff to the Central Police District is welcome news for the people of Palmerston North, says Jono Naylor.

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More questions raised on CERA conflicts - Woods

12 April 2017 - 1:24pm

With the admission that three more former CERA staff members are under suspicion of not appropriately managing conflicts of interest related to the Canterbury rebuild, it’s imperative that CERA’s successor organisation Ōtākaro fronts up to Parliamentary questions, says Labour’s Canter

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School funding changes put vulnerable kids at risk - Greens

12 April 2017 - 1:14pm

Radical changes to the school funding system have not been thought through and will ultimately mean less funding for schools, the Green Party said today.

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Waimakariri MP welcomes more staff for Canterbury

12 April 2017 - 1:09pm

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey has welcomed 70 more police staff for Canterbury.

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PSA welcomes independent review into MSD data system

12 April 2017 - 12:43pm

The PSA welcomes the independent review of the Ministry of Social Development’s individual client level data IT system, announced today by Minister Anne Tolley.

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Social data security review too little, too late - Sepuloni

12 April 2017 - 12:37pm

The independent review into the Ministry of Social Development’s individual client level data IT system is too little, too late, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.

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Labour to tackle Hutt housing crisis - Little

12 April 2017 - 12:31pm

Labour will build a mix of 400 state houses and affordable KiwiBuild homes in the Hutt Valley in its first term in government to tackle the housing crisis there, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.

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Govt's solutions to water crisis are a band aid on a broken leg - Green Party

12 April 2017 - 12:31pm

The Government’s weak strategy for cleaning up fresh water won’t undo years of abuse, unless we change our farming model, and take a hard long look at how we develop land in this country, the Green Party said today.

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Marsden Fund Assessment Report released

12 April 2017 - 11:52am

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released a new report which details a number of measures to ensure that the Marsden Fund, the Government’s premier fund for excellent investigator-led research, continues to be effective and fit-for-purpose.

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