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Key last to board the City Rail Link - Little

27 January 2016 - 2:03pm

John Key’s five-year-late commitment to fund Auckland’s desperately need City Rail Link shows the short-term thinking his Government is known for, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.

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Green Party celebrates end to CRL delay

27 January 2016 - 1:37pm

The Green Party is celebrating a major victory today following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the National Government will no longer stand in the way of the City Rail Link (CRL), the Green Party said.

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Key pulls rug under Goff on CRL - Brewer

27 January 2016 - 1:24pm

"Most Aucklanders will be pleased the National Government is moving on its commitment to the City Rail Link. However Labour’s mayoral candidate Phil Goff won’t be happy that John Key’s shown the money so soon," says Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer.

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Auckland’s city rail announcement a 'huge win for people power'

27 January 2016 - 1:19pm

Today’s announcement that the Government will contribute funding to a city rail link in Auckland despite Prime Minister John Key’s past resistance to it, shows that public pressure is working, says Greenpeace’s executive director Russel Norman.

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Council gets the money and the bag - ACT

27 January 2016 - 1:10pm

The Government has let Auckland Council off the hook, gaining no concessions on land supply or rate rises, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

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Key must follow up rail with education funding - ACT

27 January 2016 - 12:55pm

While many will welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of early funding for the City Rail Link, education infrastructure in the area should not be overlooked, says Epsom MP David Seymour.

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Infrastructure programme 'rich source of jobs'

27 January 2016 - 12:51pm

Figures released today show the Government’s infrastructure programme is a significant contributor to jobs across New Zealand, Finance Minister Bill English and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce say.

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Mayor welcomes govt CRL announcement

27 January 2016 - 12:49pm

Mayor Len Brown has warmly welcomed the government’s announcement providing support for the City Rail Link (CRL).

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The chameleon of NZ politics strikes again - Maori Party

27 January 2016 - 11:53am

The Māori Party says voters need to wake up to the ever-changing politics of New Zealand First.

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'Education and steeper fines needed' to get stock out of waterways

27 January 2016 - 11:33am

The Green Party is today calling for better education and steeper fines for those who allow their stock to pollute waterways, after cattle on a Canterbury farm were deliberately let into a lake to drink last week.

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More cracks in Govt's economic facade - Green Party

27 January 2016 - 11:00am

More cracks are appearing in the National Government’s façade of economic management, with the Crown accounts back in deficit and international ratings agency Fitch downgrading its predictions for New Zealand’s economy, the Green Party said.

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National can't ignore economic warnings - Robertson

27 January 2016 - 10:45am

The Fitch ratings agency’s warnings of the worsening economic outlook is yet another signal that National needs to diversify the economy and take action to prepare New Zealand for a volatile year ahead, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

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New Science Challenge 'to boost land productivity'

26 January 2016 - 5:58pm

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, which aims to enhance primary sector production and productivity while maintaining and improving land and water quality.

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National's lack of support for costings unit 'not a surprise'

26 January 2016 - 4:32pm

The Green Party is disappointed but unsurprised that John Key has refused to support setting up an independent policy costings unit, said the Green Party today.

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Industrial hemp regulations too strict - Cannabis Party

26 January 2016 - 4:09pm

The Cannabis Party is calling for legislation to create a specialised hemp licencing body.

The Medicines Control agency is unsuitable for regulating and licencing hemp, according to the Cannabis Party.

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TPP analysis confirms sovereignty at stake - Little

26 January 2016 - 1:38pm

The release of old and outdated information about the Trans Pacific Partnership will disappoint the many New Zealanders who want transparency around this controversial deal, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.

"The National Impact Analysis made public today is nothing new.

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Immigration at expense of ordinary NZers - Peters

26 January 2016 - 1:27pm

Auckland’s dire housing crisis is deepening, yet the Government continues to ignore one of the chief causes - open door immigration, says New Zealand First.

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'Greens cut through spin' with independent policy costing unit

26 January 2016 - 12:37pm

The Green Party has announced a policy to bring more clarity into the political system today, in Co-leader Metiria Turei’s State of the Nation Speech.

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New Zealand releases final TPP text

26 January 2016 - 12:22pm

Trade Minister Todd McClay today announced that New Zealand has released the legally verified TPP text, in its capacity as Depositary of the Agreement.

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TPPA march 'will be inclusive of all'

26 January 2016 - 11:57am

It’s Our Future will hold a march down Queen St on Thursday 4th February. It will be loud, colourful, family-friendly and inclusive of all those who oppose the signing of the TPPA. It will be a symbol of the massive public opposition to the Key government signing the TPPA.

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