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Takeovers Panel reappointment announced

16 June 2017 - 3:16pm

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has announced the reappointment of Roger Wallis to the Takeovers Panel for a twelve month term.

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NZ support for energy upgrade in Tonga

16 June 2017 - 2:14pm

Prime Minister Bill English has announced funding to kickstart a major upgrade of the electricity network in the Tongan capital.

New Zealand’s early commitment is expected to assist Tonga to attract other investors for the project.

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Urgent answers needed on DHB funding

16 June 2017 - 12:55pm

Jonathan Coleman must come clean and answer questions about what actual funding DHBs received in Budget 2017, says Labour Health Spokesperson David Clark.

"Sources have revealed that Jonathan Coleman has stuffed up the funding allocations for District Health Boards.

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Reserve Bank report card shows why John Key resigned - NZ First

16 June 2017 - 12:10pm

NZ First says a Reserve Bank report has blown apart the sham economic credentials of the National-led Government.

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Time for national conversation about water pricing - Water NZ

16 June 2017 - 12:08pm

The overwhelming public support for royalty charges to companies bottling and selling water offshore is a signal that a national conversation over water pricing is long overdue.

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Government supports Z Energy recycling

16 June 2017 - 12:04pm

Z Energy are installing new forecourt recycling facilities at 117 of their retail sites with a grant of $218,000 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund.

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How to win on water quality - Bill English wants your stories

16 June 2017 - 12:00pm

Prime Minister Bill English issued a call to action to farmers at Fieldays, saying: "Farmers need to communicate about the huge amount of investment and sophistication that is now going into managing water quality."

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The Opportunities Party announces Auckland Central candidate

16 June 2017 - 11:22am

Activist, performer, community worker and fashionista Mika X has today been confirmed as The Opportunities Party candidate for the Auckland Central Electorate.

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New guide to investing with Maori launched

16 June 2017 - 11:00am

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has today launched a new guide for potential investors highlighting opportunities in the Māori economy.

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Māori Party mourns loss of Dame Kahurangi Nganeko Minhinnick

16 June 2017 - 12:15am

E ai ki te kōrero, ka whiti te rā ki tua o Rehua, ka ara a Kaiwhare i te rua. I te rangi nei, kua tō te rā ki te māreikura o Ngāti Te Ata i Rehia, ki a Kahurangi Nganeko Minhinnick.

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PM's pension portability bribe not fooling anyone - NZ First

15 June 2017 - 6:26pm

Prime Minister Bill English is treating New Zealanders and pensioners living in Realm countries as imbeciles if he thinks they will be fooled by his latest election year bribe, says New Zealand First.

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Dodgy multinationals get sweet deal from Auckland - NZ First

15 June 2017 - 5:07pm

Auckland Council has caught the outsourcing bug with Auckland ratepayers paying $266m to Australian-based Ventia - a company with ‘colourful owners’ to say the least.

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Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

15 June 2017 - 5:01pm

New Zealand is less exposed to the risks of fire as a result of combustible claddings on high-rise buildings due to these products being restricted earlier this year, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Prime Minister announces support for Niue

15 June 2017 - 4:03pm

Prime Minister Bill English has today opened new facilities and announced a range of initiatives to support tourism and improve services for local households in Niue.

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Economy not meeting the needs of working people - CTU

15 June 2017 - 3:56pm

Figures out today from Statistics New Zealand showing our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are proof that the economy is not working as it needs to nor is it performing as Treasury had predicted.

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Three new NZ-Aus research collaborations

15 June 2017 - 3:47pm

The Government is committing $4.46 million for three new New Zealand-Australia research projects that will support high-quality research in areas delivering wide-ranging benefits to New Zealand, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith says.

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Govt must heed OECD's superannuation warning - ACT

15 June 2017 - 3:23pm

The Government would be foolish to ignore the OECD’s warning on superannuation, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Treasury puts Maori Land Service on red alert

15 June 2017 - 2:03pm

A damning Treasury report raises serious questions about the delivery of Te Ururoa Flavell’s proposed Māori Land Service, giving it a ‘red’ rating which indicates major issues with the project, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri.

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Opinion: Election surveys shows widespread discontent

15 June 2017 - 1:29pm

By Associate Professor Grant Duncan.

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Kiwi kids deserve much more - Ardern

15 June 2017 - 1:00pm

All Kiwi kids deserve so much more than the impoverished picture painted by the shameful rankings provided by the UNICEF Innocenti Report Card, says Labour’s children spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.

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