The Government needs to re-think the support it provides for growing numbers of New Zealand children living with disabilities, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.
The Green Party is demanding an urgent explanation from the Government about why the number of disability allowances for children has been slashed, despite the number of children with disabilities increasing.
New Zealand First is shocked by the number of children with disabilities living in poverty and is supporting calls by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) to investigate the reduction in Child Disability Allowances granted.
Special legislation is being proposed to amend the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Act 1878 to enable a new housing development on Yaldhurst and Steadmans Roads in Riccarton, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
As the only political party in the history of New Zealand politics to establish a Ministerial Committee on Poverty, the MÄori Party remains committed to dealing with whÄnau poverty.
Drop in sessions and an online survey are giving the public an early chance to have their say on the future of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.
Since early last year, a Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) has been working on policy to help restore and protect the health of the rivers.
Due to an unexpected use of urgency, Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill came before the Parliament last tonight.
The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that Winston Peters has never visited, nor spoken to the management of the port company his key Northland by-election promise is framed around.
There’s just over a week left to make sure you’re on the electoral roll and ready to vote in the Northland by-election.
Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry believes Auckland has a bleak future ahead if the names put forward repeatedly by the New Zealand Herald are all there will be to choose from.
Yesterday, the Responsible Lending Code was released.
John Key and the National Government showed their true colours today, voting against a Bill to feed hungry kids in New Zealand schools, the Green Party said.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says a New Zealand C-130 Hercules aircraft has travelled to Tanna Island this afternoon with relief supplies and the Vanuatu Prime Minister on board.
National is attempting to control local government in Canterbury, and is denying its people the right to make their own decisions, the Green Party said today.
Massive rate increases will not happen anywhere under ACT, said Northland candidate Robin Grieve today.
Prime Minister John Key needs to back the farmers who are working hard for water quality, and join Waikato Federated Farmers’ call for a moratorium on dairy conversions in order to assess the impact on the environment, the Green Party said today.
A new rural fire force may be established at the southern end of Lake TaupÅ in an effort to bolster volunteer numbers and meet future needs.
Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston have today announced the Government’s proposal for a mixed-model governance structure for Environment Canterbury (ECan).
The Government’s 2014 Budget tariff removal bribe was nothing more than a gift to property developers, according to its own officials, Labour Leader Andrew Little says.
Auckland Council’s Community Development and Safety Committee has today supported the establishment of a council Rainbow Community Advisory Panel.
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