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Maori Party reiterates need for land wars history in schools

30 November 2016 - 2:12pm

The Māori Party reiterated its call for the history of the New Zealand Land Wars to be taught in schools, while supporting Treaty settlements for three iwi from Taranaki in Parliament today.

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Water CCO back on agenda

30 November 2016 - 2:06pm

A proposal to form a water company to manage water and wastewater is back on the agenda.

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Further progress for Taranaki Treaty settlements

30 November 2016 - 1:35pm

The House of Representatives sat through extended sitting hours this morning to pass the Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki Iwi Claims Settlement Bills through their third readings.

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Minister deaf to judge's alarm bells - NZ First

30 November 2016 - 1:20pm

A judge has spoken out about the appalling state of youth justice facilities yet the government still fails to act, says New Zealand First.

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Doctors not fully funded for under-13 checks - NZ First

30 November 2016 - 1:06pm

The government’s underfunding of the under-13 GP checks means that general practices are struggling to meet demand, says New Zealand First.

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Child abuse apology needed - Ardern

30 November 2016 - 12:19pm

The Government's failure to act on recommendations from Judge Henwood, based on years of work by the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service (CLAS) will further undermine any faith victims may have put into the process, says Labour’s Children’s Spokesperson Jacinda Arden.

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Kids in state care deserve better - Green Party

30 November 2016 - 12:13pm

The Minister for Social Development needs to issue a full universal apology to those abused while in state care, and immediately set up an independent body to resolve historic and current complaints of abuse and neglect, the Green Party said today.

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Increasing trust in insolvency practitioners

30 November 2016 - 12:02pm

The government is introducing a licensing system for insolvency practitioners, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today.

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Oct crime stats released as Police introduce new crime data reporting tool

30 November 2016 - 11:52am

A new reporting tool has been introduced to create a more user-friendly and interactive experience for the public and the media to access crime information, says Police Minister Judith Collins.

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Reserve Bank again highlights National's housing failure - Labour

30 November 2016 - 11:47am

National’s failure to deal with the housing crisis in New Zealand is once again being exposed by the Reserve Bank today, in a scathing assessment of the Government’s response, says Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson

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National: Fails to achieve - Hipkins

30 November 2016 - 11:09am

The ineffectiveness of the National Government’s approach to schooling has been highlighted by the latest Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) report released overnight, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Govt can support people who rent today - Green Party

30 November 2016 - 10:55am

The Government has an opportunity to support the more than 1.5 million Kiwis who live in rented homes, when Metiria Turei’s Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill is voted on this evening.

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Minister Flavell welcomes Southland plan

30 November 2016 - 10:47am

Minister for Māori Development and Associate Minister for Economic Development Te Ururoa Flavell is welcoming Māori involvement in the Southland Regional Development Strategy Action Plan launched today, which aims to diversify Southland’s economy, grow the population and strengthen local

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Predator Free 2050 Ltd board appointed

30 November 2016 - 10:30am

The company which will be a key player in achieving New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 ambition is now up and running, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.

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Govt support to boost Southland tourism

30 November 2016 - 10:11am

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today announced a $510,000 package to help strengthen Southland’s tourism industry and attract more visitors to the region.

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$520,000 for Southland primary sector

30 November 2016 - 10:04am

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a $520,000 boost for Southland’s primary sector.

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Plan to diversify Southland economy

30 November 2016 - 9:59am

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced government support for a new regional growth plan to bolster the Southland economy.

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Cannabis Party announce guided cannabis tours to California

30 November 2016 - 9:45am

The Cannabis Party is pleased to announce an exclusive guided tour of California to buy legal cannabis.

By-election candidate Brandon Stronge said the tour was a unique opportunity for medical cannabis users to bring cannabis back into New Zealand legally.

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Further submissions called for on Southland Water and Land Plan

30 November 2016 - 9:17am

Further submissions to the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan are invited from 30 November to close of business on 19 December.

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Tiny council, big tourism achiever needs support - NZ First

30 November 2016 - 8:44am

New Zealand First is challenging the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key to announce an injection of at least $8.5 million into the Kaikoura District Council immediately.

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