New Zealand is a laughing stock on the international stage yet again with revelations Tim Groser’s unbecoming and undiplomatic language has led to a new term, ‘Grossing’ in Washington DC circles, says David Parker, Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson.
Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key announced at TRENZ this morning (20 May) that the government is investing in Rotorua’s World Spa project through its Tourism Growth Partnership fund.
Environment Southland councillors endorsed an educational approach to the proposed air quality plan rules at this morning’s council meeting (20/5/2015).
Increasing taxpayer funding to captioning is letting profitable broadcasters off the hook from their responsibilities, said the Green Party today.
NZ on Air today announced that it will increase funding to Able, which delivers captioning and audio description, by $400,000.
NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing the thousands of New Zealanders calling for tomorrow’s Budget to end child poverty in New Zealand.
"Poverty is by far the biggest indicator and cause of children not succeeding in education", says NZEI National President Louise Green.
The Government is welcoming NZ on Air’s decision to allocate a further $400,000 for increased TV caption and audio services.
NZ On Air will provide the additional funding to Able, a charitable trust which will deliver an increase in captioned and audio described content.
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says a call by NZ First leader Winston Peters to increase the refugee quota is "timely, sensible and the right thing to do."
The Environmental Protection Agency needs to apply the precautionary principle and stop the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids due to the detrimental affect they have on New Zealand’s bees, the Green party said today.
Regional New Zealand is being robbed and they know it, says New Zealand First.
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) and its membership councils are embarking on a significant programme of work to deliver improved performance and heighten the value that is delivered to communities by local governments across New Zealand.
The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow’s Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.
The Government’s proposed test to tax property investors is likely to affect less than 2 per cent of all house sales, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.
At 3.30pm today local children will join members of ActionStation and representatives of UNICEF, Child Poverty Action Group, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, the Equality Network and Tick for Kids partners to deliver a 15,000 signature petition calling on the government to take real actio
"It’s sad that the National Government has taken the bait offered by its opponents and allowed itself to be distracted by sideshows over the issue of housing affordability," says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry.
Transparency International New Zealand is asking MP's to legislate to make bribes no matter how small - illegal whether paid in NZ or overseas.
Revelations that Child, Youth and Family is no longer assisting home-based early childhood educators by vetting potential employees should set alarm bells ringing, Labour Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.
"Bring on the smart MÄori," says MÄori Party co-leader Marama Fox in response to MÄori throughout New Zealand taking up support secured by the party to advance tÄngata whenua innovation.
The Government’s continued failure to tackle the housing crisis is seeing thousands of vulnerable Kiwis being kept off social housing waiting lists, while others, who are on the list, are being forced to live in cars and garages, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.<
Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the appointment of Dr David Wratt QSO as Departmental Science Advisor to the Ministry for the Environment.
Civil Defence, Youth and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will travel to Japan tomorrow, to represent the government at the 2015 Nikkei Forum and the seventh Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting (PALM).
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