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Alarm bells over disability support - Ardern

19 March 2015 - 11:04am

The Government needs to re-think the support it provides for growing numbers of New Zealand children living with disabilities, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

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Cut-backs hit families of kids with disabilities - Greens

19 March 2015 - 10:47am

The Green Party is demanding an urgent explanation from the Government about why the number of disability allowances for children has been slashed, despite the number of children with disabilities increasing.

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'Action needed' for disabled children living in poverty

19 March 2015 - 9:34am

New Zealand First is shocked by the number of children with disabilities living in poverty and is supporting calls by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) to investigate the reduction in Child Disability Allowances granted.

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600-home development proposed on Riccarton Racecourse

19 March 2015 - 8:58am

Special legislation is being proposed to amend the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Act 1878 to enable a new housing development on Yaldhurst and Steadmans Roads in Riccarton, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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Maori Party committed to addressing whanau poverty

19 March 2015 - 8:53am

As the only political party in the history of New Zealand politics to establish a Ministerial Committee on Poverty, the Māori Party remains committed to dealing with whānau poverty.

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Drop in sessions for public's thoughts on Waikato rivers

19 March 2015 - 8:24am

Drop in sessions and an online survey are giving the public an early chance to have their say on the future of the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Since early last year, a Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) has been working on policy to help restore and protect the health of the rivers.

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Students disappointed over housing bill - NZUSA

19 March 2015 - 7:40am

Due to an unexpected use of urgency, Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill came before the Parliament last tonight.

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Northport doesn't want Winston's rail link - Taxpayers' Union

19 March 2015 - 7:00am

The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that Winston Peters has never visited, nor spoken to the management of the port company his key Northland by-election promise is framed around.

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Last chance to enrol for the Northland By-election

19 March 2015 - 12:00am

There’s just over a week left to make sure you’re on the electoral roll and ready to vote in the Northland by-election.

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Will a real mayoral candidate please stand up - Stephen Berry

18 March 2015 - 10:57pm

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry believes Auckland has a bleak future ahead if the names put forward repeatedly by the New Zealand Herald are all there will be to choose from.

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17 Mar 'should have been a day for consumer celebration'

18 March 2015 - 6:03pm

Yesterday, the Responsible Lending Code was released.

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Sad day as PM votes against feeding hungry kids - Greens

18 March 2015 - 5:50pm

John Key and the National Government showed their true colours today, voting against a Bill to feed hungry kids in New Zealand schools, the Green Party said.

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NZ aid flight to Tanna

18 March 2015 - 5:07pm

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says a New Zealand C-130 Hercules aircraft has travelled to Tanna Island this afternoon with relief supplies and the Vanuatu Prime Minister on board.

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Govt 'still denying Cantabrians regional democracy'

18 March 2015 - 4:55pm

National is attempting to control local government in Canterbury, and is denying its people the right to make their own decisions, the Green Party said today.

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'Time to cap rate rises' in Northland and beyond

18 March 2015 - 4:25pm

Massive rate increases will not happen anywhere under ACT, said Northland candidate Robin Grieve today.

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Govt won't back farmers to improve water quality - Greens

18 March 2015 - 3:57pm

Prime Minister John Key needs to back the farmers who are working hard for water quality, and join Waikato Federated Farmers’ call for a moratorium on dairy conversions in order to assess the impact on the environment, the Green Party said today.

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New rural fire force considered for south side of Lake Taupo

18 March 2015 - 3:57pm

A new rural fire force may be established at the southern end of Lake Taupō in an effort to bolster volunteer numbers and meet future needs.

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Feedback sought on ECan's future governance

18 March 2015 - 3:32pm

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston have today announced the Government’s proposal for a mixed-model governance structure for Environment Canterbury (ECan).

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Nail in housing coffin from own officials - Little

18 March 2015 - 3:17pm

The Government’s 2014 Budget tariff removal bribe was nothing more than a gift to property developers, according to its own officials, Labour Leader Andrew Little says.

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Auckland's Rainbow community advisory panel gets first tick

18 March 2015 - 2:56pm

Auckland Council’s Community Development and Safety Committee has today supported the establishment of a council Rainbow Community Advisory Panel.

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