CPAG has urged the Social Services Select Committee to remember New Zealand’s obligations under UNCROC to look after the best interests of the child ahead of other objectives like incentivising work.
Local authorities have four more weeks to submit a digital enablement plan outlining how they will take advantage of new investment from the Government’s broadband extension, Communications Minister Amy Adams says.
Doctors have responded angrily to statements from the Prime Minister that last weekend’s protesters were "misinformed" and "rent-a-crowd".
The tender process for the $6m investment in a Saudi sheep farm reeks like the SkyCity convention centre deal and once again contravenes the government’s own procurement rules, says Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson David Parker.
Gerry Brownlee was warned that EQC’s underfloor repairs weren’t being done properly by industry experts, the cross party working group and in public but he arrogantly ignored them all, says Labour’s Earthquake Commission spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.
The Government is actively looking to sell off $2 billion worth of assets to bolster and extend the life of the short-term fund it created for asset sales, new Treasury documents show, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.
Rethinking Crime and Punishment has welcomed an inquiry into school system support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism spectrum disorders.
Mayor Len Brown is hailing the latest lift in Auckland’s liveability ratings as an indication we are on the right track, but also a reminder there is lots more to be done.
John Key’s refusal today to answer questions on his own pledge that New Zealanders must not become "tenants in their own land" shows his arrogant disregard for his sell-out of New Zealand, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.
Landcorp’s dismal performance shows that the government should wind down the company’s asset base, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
The MÄori Party welcomes the greater transparency over which workers will automatically have a health and safety representative regardless of their company’s size.
Growing consumer demand in South East Asia offers plenty of opportunity for the New Zealand dairy industry to increase its exports of consumer-ready products into the region, a new report shows.
ACC Minister Nikki Kaye says she’s pleased with the positive uptake of the enhanced support for hearing loss that ACC introduced just over twelve months ago.
Prime Minister John Key has today acknowledged the passing of former National Party MP and Deputy Leader George Gair.
The Government’s proposed Health and Safety Reform Bill does not go far enough to protect those in specific industries with the highest rates of workplace deaths, says Maori Development Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.
The Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group has achieved the highest score in the country as part of its capability assessment report undertaken by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management.
The Green Party is calling on the Government to disclose any financial penalties Landcorp could be subject to if it stopped converting land to dairying in the Waikato, as Ministers today confirm the cost of the conversions could force the SOE to sell its farms overseas.
The Government needs to strengthen Kiwibank or face the risk of another foreign-owned bank entering our market and sending its profits offshore, the Green Party said.
New Zealand First MP Tracey Martin has accepted an invitation from the United Nations Development Programme to take part in a general induction programme for MPs in Tuvalu.
New Zealand First is pleased to see the Ministry of Defence has selected LMT’s AR15 as the preferred weapon to replace the Steyr rifle in service with the army, navy and airforce.
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