A grant of up to $5 million to help with the post-earthquake restoration of Kaikoura Harbour was announced today by Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
Northland Regional Council (NRC) offices will be closed from 2pm Friday 23 December until 8am Wednesday 04 January 2017 for the Christmas-New Year holiday break.
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is applauding a campaign by St John to reduce assaults on ambulance officers. The campaign has been launched because of the high and increasing number of cases of verbal and physical assaults on staff.
The average family in Auckland is spending nearly 50% more on housing than they were when National came to power; it’s time for Labour’s housing plan, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.
Fishing companies such as Sanfords and Moana NZ are stepping up to meet the challenge of protecting MÄui dolphins, says Labour’s Conservation Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.
Syrian Solidarity New Zealand and supporters will be gathering at Aotea Square in Auckland this Saturday, 17th December at 2pm calling for an immediate stop to summary executions of civilians and urgent action to secure safe passage for the 100,000 civilians trapped inside Eastern Aleppo.
The Electricity Authority’s claim it knew nothing about the decision to scuttle the pulp mill project at Ngawha is an insult to every Northlander who desperately wants the economy to grow.
Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says this afternoon’s adjournment of Parliament brings to an end an extremely busy legislative year.
The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today voted to require all future water bottling consent applications be publically notified and heard in an open and public way.
The Government has announced a major move to expand the charter schools’ model that will have huge ramifications for parents with children attending state schools, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.
A fiscally prudent option for rate raises of 2% or less and must be included in Auckland Council’s consultation documents in the lead up to Phil Goff’s first Auckland Council budget, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance.
A change made to tax rules will provide businesses with faster access to GST refunds from February next year, says Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse.
The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has supported two Notice of Motions from Councillors at its monthly meeting today.
Tom Belford Notice of Motion
Just one month into the new Phil Goff mayoralty and already he will be disappointing his followers with what appears to be a back down on his strong position on the hustings that he would force the Ports of Auckland to stop using the wharf for motor vehicle importation and relocate that business
Today New Zealand Parliamentarians from the cross-party Human Rights Parliamentary Network introduced a motion during Question Time calling on the Australian Government to support refugees seeking protection.
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused students and educators will soon have greater access to the options offered by Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua, Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education David Seymour announced today.
The Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill passed its first reading in Parliament on 13 December, after being introduced to the House five days before. The Bill forms the basis for the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT).
Yesterday's launch of MPI’s Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries exposes the failure of the National Government’s export growth strategy, said Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor
Taranaki’s three district councils have all agreed to consult with their communities early in 2017 about whether they want shops open on Easter Sunday.
All three councils made the decision this week at their final meeting for the year.
The Government must listen to New Zealanders and provide the funding necessary to staff Geonet 24 hours a day, says Labour’s Civil Defence and Emergency Management spokesperson Clare Curren.