Family First NZ says that the government must take a cautious approach based on extensive research and appropriate safeguards around medicinal marijuana, but also should be very concerned about the real agenda behind liberalising drug laws and the potential abuse of medicinal marijuana.
National’s disastrous handling of the housing crisis has been confirmed by the Salvation Army in its State of the Nation report which states the crisis has continued to worsen on the back of immigration, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.
John Key’s big announcement that he would get "fresh ideas to tackle child poverty" has come to nothing, says New Zealand First Social Services Spokesperson Darroch Ball.
The latest Salvation Army report reinforces the need for a new Government committed to action on the biggest issues facing New Zealand, the Green Party said today.
Legislation passed today will give New Zealanders more confidence and trust in our charities, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro says.
The Charities Amendment Bill passed its Third Reading unanimously this evening and will soon be signed into law.
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are also employing more New Zealanders.
Offenders spent more than 90,000 hours last year learning work and living skills aimed at positive change in their lives and reducing the likelihood they will reoffend, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Australia this week to meet his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop for formal six monthly foreign policy consultations. He will also meet a range of other senior ministers and the opposition Foreign Affairs spokesperson.
The Government’s rejection of Andrew Little’s bill to help gain safe re-entry to the Pike River drift is disappointing, say Pike River families.
ACT has congratulated Graeme Wheeler on his tenure as Reserve Bank Governor.
"During his tenure Mr Wheeler has dealt with unprecedented challenges," says ACT Leader Seymour.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce will appoint current Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer as the Acting Governor of the Bank for six months, following the expiry of current Governor Graeme Wheeler’s term on September 26 this year.
The Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway is scheduled to open this month, four months ahead of the original scheduled completion date of June 2017, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced.
Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the reappointment of Claire Robinson, Brett Hewlett, and Suse Reynolds to the Callaghan Innovation Stakeholder Advisory Group.
Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says it is a great win for the community that residents will be able to access a wide range of low-risk surgery right on their doorstep.
The government’s answer to reduce numbers of unemployed youth has been found to be an embarrassing failure, says New Zealand First.
International Safer Internet Day is a reminder for all New Zealanders to focus on staying safe online," Communications Minister Simon Bridges says.
Nearby residents of Point England Reserve, and other Aucklanders, are furious a large section of land is being chopped off for a few hundred houses.
Having announced plans for a MÄnuka Honey Standard in 2014, New Zealand First is not accepting any excuse for its lack of delivery as jobs are put at risk.
Within one week, the government has been caught short by Russia moving to ban our beef and a slow response to some Kiwi dual-citizens entering the United States.
Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit Japan and Singapore this week to discuss regional trade issues with his ministerial counterparts.
During his visit to Japan, which is the first stop, Mr McClay will meet with the Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization Nobuteru Ishihara.