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Brexit vote costs NZ effective EU voice - Labour

24 June 2016 - 7:19pm

Despite being extremely close the result of the referendum in Britain reflects the majority voice, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

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New Zealand needs to milk Brexit for all its worth - Feds

24 June 2016 - 6:08pm

With Britain voting to exit the European Union today, Federated Farmers is urging diplomats and export companies to be quick off the block and first inline for meetings to push New Zealand’s agenda.

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Minister to attend WW1 commemorations in Europe

24 June 2016 - 5:33pm

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will represent the New Zealand government at First World War centenary commemoration events in England and France next week.

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Wake-up call for democracies everywhere - NZ First

24 June 2016 - 5:16pm

This is a massive wake-up call for the British establishment and the high-placed bureaucracy, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

"It’s not just a wake up for the UK, or the EU, but to democracies everywhere.

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Path to patient centred care in NZ's health system - ASMS

24 June 2016 - 4:49pm

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has produced the first of a series of short papers arguing for patient centred care to be clearly driving changes in the health system.

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Child offender should be removed - Su'a William Sio

24 June 2016 - 4:45pm

The parents who attended the community meeting with the Department of Corrections officials last night are outraged that a serious sexual and violent child offender has been placed near Jean Batten Primary School, says Mangere MP Su’a William Sio.

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Pasifika Education Centre doomed - Su’a William Sio

24 June 2016 - 4:41pm

The Pasifika Education Centre appears doomed to close down this December, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio

" In a written question I asked the Minister whether he would put a bid in for more money. His answer was a blunt no.

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Onetai Station review a shameful whitewash - Cunliffe

24 June 2016 - 3:23pm

A report released today on the Overseas Investment Office’s (OIO) good character test is a whitewash that does nothing to improve New Zealand’s overseas investment regime, says Labour’s Land Information spokesperson David Cunliffe.

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Hutt City Council sets new rates at average 2.7% increase

24 June 2016 - 2:56pm

Hutt City Council set the rates for the 2016/17 year, with the average rates increase across all ratepayers set at 2.7%.

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$37m school investment in Otago and Southland

24 June 2016 - 1:41pm

Around $37 million will be invested in school property in Otago and Southland, say Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

This investment includes:

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Councils should follow Chch and put public safety first - Greens

24 June 2016 - 12:07pm

The Green Party is applauding Christchurch City Council’s decision to restrict the use of glyphosate-based weed killers in spaces open to the public, and is calling on other councils around New Zealand to follow suit.

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MP welcomes $10,600,000 safety improvements for SH57

24 June 2016 - 10:57am

National List MP Jono Naylor has welcomed the Government’s announcement to tackle some of Manawatu’s most dangerous roads.

"State Highway 57 is a critical access point to Palmerston North from Wellington.

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Satisfaction with Council services on the rise in Chch

24 June 2016 - 10:02am

Residents’ satisfaction with Christchurch City Council has risen to pre-earthquake levels, with almost three-quarters of people happy with the way the organisation delivers services.

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Capital feels a chill economic wind - Clark

24 June 2016 - 7:27am

Wellington is on the cusp of recession with a sharp fall in economic confidence in the latest Westpac McDermott Miller confidence survey, says Labour’s Regional Development spokesperson David Clark.

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Time to get ready for the local elections

24 June 2016 - 1:00am

The local elections are on their way, and from Monday New Zealanders will be asked to check whether they’re enrolled and ready.

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Blackspots announcement raises question

23 June 2016 - 5:39pm

The pretence of the government that it is putting extra funding into rural state highway blackspots is diabolical, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Consultation on NPDC Housing for the Elderly Policy

23 June 2016 - 5:32pm

The way that New Plymouth District Council manages its Housing for the Elderly service is being reviewed - and we want your input.

Submissions on the draft Housing for the Elderly (HTFE) Policy will open on Monday next week (27 June).

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Dive school rort took six years to dredge up - Cunliffe

23 June 2016 - 4:53pm

News that yet another private training establishment (PTE) has rorted the Government’s tertiary funding system since 2009 shows that Steven Joyce has no control of the sector, says Labour’s Associate Education (Tertiary) spokesperson David Cunliffe.

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Let's get Auckland moving - Vic Crone

23 June 2016 - 4:13pm

Auckland Mayoral Candidate Vic Crone is ruling out congestion charging without viable alternatives in place. She has just announced the first stage of her transport policy for Auckland.

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PSA welcomes Ombudsman’s findings on MFAT inquiry

23 June 2016 - 4:03pm

Natural justice needs to come first in all government inquiries, regardless of how embarrassing their findings may be, the Public Sector Association says.

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