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Govt's Tax Law undermines common law principles - Nash

19 August 2016 - 9:46am

A tax amendment being snuck in under the radar allows changes to tax issues to be driven through by the Government without Parliamentary scrutiny, says Labour’s Revenue spokesman Stuart Nash.

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Further extension of time for Proposed Invercargill City District Plan

19 August 2016 - 9:37am

The Invercargill City Council has agreed to a further extension of time until 1 November 2016 for the release of decisions on submissions about the Proposed District Plan.

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Review shows planning rules are unresponsive

19 August 2016 - 9:02am

The draft Productivity Commission review of urban planning rules demonstrates that the current system has strengths but is also unresponsive and risk-averse, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Three chosen by Te Arawa to represent iwi in local body elections

19 August 2016 - 8:38am

At a recent hui-a-iwi held at Te Pakira marae, a majority vote saw three candidates chosen to be the Te Arawa representatives in the Rotorua Lakes Council elections.

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Paedophiles must be housed behind the wire - McVicar

19 August 2016 - 7:58am

"The only question the Government must answer is are they prepared to put kids first or paedophiles first." McVicar

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says it would be cheaper to house high-risk offenders behind the wire than to supervise them 24/7.

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Apology accepted Gerry, don't do it again - NZ First

18 August 2016 - 9:24pm

In Parliament today Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee returned to the House to correct misleading and false statements he made about New Zealand First, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters

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Call to revamp intelligence and security committee membership

18 August 2016 - 6:16pm

Membership of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee must be changed, New Zealand First said today.

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PM's behaviour in house will disappoint NZers - NZ First

18 August 2016 - 6:03pm

New Zealanders will be pleased at the Speaker’s ruling today ticking off the Prime Minister for acting improperly in the House on Wednesday, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Consultation to shape Suburban Parking Policy

18 August 2016 - 5:40pm

The Council is seeking community input on how we should manage our suburban road space through a survey on suburban parking that opens today.

The survey explores different ways of addressing parking demand in our growing suburban areas.

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Unease with local govt changes evident at Parliamentary hearings

18 August 2016 - 5:39pm

This morning, Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace presented two oral submissions to the Select Committee on the Local Government Act 2002 Local Amendment Bill (No 2).

Both submissions raised serious concerns with the proposed Bill that will affect local government across the country.

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Maori Party cautiously support NZ Intelligence and Security Bill to First Reading

18 August 2016 - 5:25pm

Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say the Party will cautiously support the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill to select committee when it has its first reading in Parliament today.

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High-risk sex offender should not live near schools - Sio

18 August 2016 - 5:23pm

The Minister of Corrections is refusing to take seriously the message from our community that it is Not Okay to place a high-risk child sex offender near our children’s school, Labour’s MP for Mangere Su’a William Sio says.

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Govt responds to land supply inquiry

18 August 2016 - 4:59pm

The Government has released its response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry, Using Land for Housing, confirming it is already implementing most of the recommendations, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Govt not keeping kiwis safe from sexual offenders - NZ First

18 August 2016 - 4:47pm

The latest incident of a dangerous criminal escaping from electronic monitoring by cutting off his bracelet proves the government doesn’t care about the safety of New Zealanders, says New Zealand First.

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Government slippery about caption funding - Labour

18 August 2016 - 4:29pm

The Government has refused to apologise for taking the credit for funding Olympic Games captioning when the National Foundation for the Deaf was responsible, says Labour’s spokesperson on Disability Issues Poto Williams.

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Consultation on proposal for new service company

18 August 2016 - 3:26pm

A proposal to set up a new service company for the Ruataniwha Scheme opens for public consultation today.

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Cutting chaplaincy services increases re-offending risk - NZ First

18 August 2016 - 3:20pm

Neglecting prisoners’ spiritual needs proves that the government can’t manage its own Corrections targets, says New Zealand First.

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Reckless drone users cannot be tolerated - NZ First

18 August 2016 - 2:53pm

New Zealand First says authorities must clamp down on drones after one was encountered mid-air by an Air New Zealand plane landing at Queenstown Airport yesterday carrying 153 passengers.

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Committee urged to scrap TPPA

18 August 2016 - 2:33pm

The Government should scrap the TPPA legislation and withdraw from the agreement, Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader and Finance Spokesperson, Chris Leitch told the select committee hearing submissions on the TPPA Amendment bill.

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Challenges for new Ministry for Vulnerable Children

18 August 2016 - 2:26pm

Social Service Providers Aotearoa welcomes the certainty provided by the Minister’s announcement today of the role of the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children and the timeline to establish it.

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