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Govt prepared to fund priority tourism infrastructure

15 March 2017 - 4:19pm

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has thanked Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) for its tourism wish list worth $1.4 billion but rejects that most of these should be funded by Government.

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New Zealand First confirms opposition to 1080

15 March 2017 - 4:05pm

New Zealand First has reconfirmed its commitment to ending the use of 1080 poison in New Zealand.

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Government invests in women in primary sector

15 March 2017 - 4:03pm

A project aimed at growing the capability of women in the primary sector has been granted close to $300,000 in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston says.

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Te Awa Tupua passes in to law

15 March 2017 - 4:02pm

E rere kau mai te Awa nui mai i te Kahui Maunga ki Tangaroa Ko au te Awa, ko te Awa ko au

(The great river flows from the mountains to the sea I am the River and the River is me)

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Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership

15 March 2017 - 2:59pm

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed a new predator-free initiative signed today which includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks.

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Agreement in Principle signed with Ngāti Rangi

15 March 2017 - 2:41pm

The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngāti Rangi to settle its historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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New Zealand to benefit from stronger air links

15 March 2017 - 2:03pm

New Zealand will benefit from a number of new air services agreements that will allow greater connectivity between New Zealand and the rest of the world, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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New Zealand builds air links with Colombia

15 March 2017 - 2:03pm

New Zealand has signed an air services agreement with Colombia, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today.

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New List MP for New Zealand Labour Party

15 March 2017 - 1:57pm

The Electoral Commission has declared:

Raymond Huo

to be elected to Parliament from the New Zealand Labour Party list. The vacancy arises from the resignation from Parliament of Jacinda Ardern as a list member of Parliament.

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Labour cannot be trusted on defence

15 March 2017 - 1:34pm

New Zealand First is dumbfounded by Labour expecting that 50-year old air force planes will be able to fly on indefinitely in order to pay for its policies.

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'Muddled and confusing bill must be fixed' - Ardern

15 March 2017 - 1:27pm

Labour supports the Children’s Commissioner’s calls for Anne Tolley’s reform of the CYFs Bill to be overhauled, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern.

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Cakes and sewage just don’t mix

15 March 2017 - 1:05pm

A cake decorator awarded a $7 million contract to build a sewage plant is a result of New Zealand importing corruption, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Family violence overhaul desperately needed - Greens

15 March 2017 - 12:59pm

The Government’s small steps on family violence announced today are a move in the right direction, but more needs to be done, the Green Party said today.

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BNZ's downsizing a blow for Northland - NZ First

15 March 2017 - 12:46pm

The planned closure of the BNZ branch in Paihia and reduction in hours at Dargaville and Kaikohe branches is another example of a foreign corporate’s indifference to small town New Zealand, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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National’s tourism 'peanuts' way short of $1.4b needed - NZ First

15 March 2017 - 12:42pm

Yet again National is throwing only peanuts to councils trying to pay for urgently needed infrastructure to cope with huge numbers of tourists, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Whanganui River settlement passes third reading

15 March 2017 - 12:35pm

The House of Representatives has passed Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill through its third reading today.

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Rail to the Shore can’t wait another three decades - Green Party

15 March 2017 - 11:42am

The announcement that Auckland’s Northern Busway will be upgraded to rail is a huge win for the Greens’ campaign to get rail to the Shore, but Aucklanders shouldn’t have to wait 30 years for it to happen, the Green Party said today.

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$5.5m available for new tourism infrastructure

15 March 2017 - 11:31am

Applications are open for up to $5.5 million in extra funding to help regional communities respond to visitor growth through new tourism infrastructure, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett announced today.

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Family violence laws introduced to Parliament

15 March 2017 - 11:10am

Legislation that overhauls the family violence system is a core part of reducing New Zealand’s horrendous rate of family violence, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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Tertiary institute council reappointments announced

15 March 2017 - 10:41am

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Hon Paul Goldsmith has today announced seven reappointments to the governing councils of six institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs).

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