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City Council WOF exposes National’s lack of leadership - Green Party

17 August 2017 - 12:44pm

The Green Party is slamming National’s lack of leadership on rental quality in the wake of the Wellington City Council’s (WCC) launch of a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness.

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Why will the least swimmable rivers receive less clean up funding?

17 August 2017 - 12:26pm

Labour - Let’s answer this - why will regions with the least swimmable rivers receive less funding to clean them up?

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Microbeads to be banned in New Zealand

17 August 2017 - 11:48am

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today.

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Immigration favoured, baby boomers abandoned to their pain - NZ First

17 August 2017 - 11:36am

Baby boomers have been forgotten by National in preference for a swathe of immigrants to prop up the economy, says New Zealand First.

"It’s so bad New Zealanders are being forced to sell their houses to pay for hip and knee joint surgery and other operations.

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How low can the Health Minister sink? - DSC

17 August 2017 - 11:19am

The on-going performance of Jonathan Coleman as health minister is no longer a major concern but a complete disaster for the New Zealand public health system, according to Democrats for Social Credit health spokesman David Tranter.

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$9m investment for redevelopment of Mana College in Porirua

17 August 2017 - 11:01am

Around $9 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe.

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Prisoners complete 11 million hours of reintegration programmes

17 August 2017 - 10:25am

Eleven million hours of rehabilitation, education, employment and constructive activities have been completed by prisoners in the last financial year, as part of the Working Prisons initiative, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston.

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Greens commit to Tauranga - Hamilton - Auckland passenger rail service

17 August 2017 - 8:45am

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government.

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Demand for Family Court Inquiry delivered to Parliament

17 August 2017 - 7:00am

A letter calling for an Inquiry into the NZ Family Courts goes to Parliament on Thursday 17 August at 12.30pm.

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National selects Clutha-Southland candidate

16 August 2017 - 10:10pm

Hamish Walker has tonight been selected by local party members as National’s 2017 Clutha-Southland candidate.

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KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow

16 August 2017 - 6:40pm

KiwiSaver HomeStart is playing an increasing role in helping home buyers purchase their first property, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Govt 'pays twice the price for emergency housing motels'

16 August 2017 - 6:26pm

Under Labour’s plan to build at least 1000 state houses each year, New Zealand wouldn’t be paying more than double the valuations for motels to house Kiwis needing emergency housing, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.

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Better offender identity checking now possible

16 August 2017 - 6:26pm

The ability of agencies to verify the identities of high-risk offenders will be strengthened following the passage of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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Agreement in principle signed with Moriori

16 August 2017 - 5:34pm

The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Hokotehi Moriori Trust to settle the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Moriori, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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Electoral law discriminates against Maori and must go - Judd

16 August 2017 - 4:21pm

Former Mayor of New Plymouth, Andrew Judd, and Māori Party candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru, Howie Tamati, are joining forces to ask the Government to get rid of a law which discriminates against Māori.

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Report shows country needs Labour on housing - Twyford

16 August 2017 - 4:00pm

The latest Housing Affordability Measure report shows affordability dramatically worsening for Auckland first home buyers, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Howie Tamati backs call for inquiry into abuse of children in state care

16 August 2017 - 3:47pm

Māori Party candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru, Howie Tamati, supports the call by Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy for the United Nations to pressure New Zealand's Government to hold an inquiry into child abuse in state-run institutions.

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New pay scale for care and support workers

16 August 2017 - 3:34pm

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new pay scale for 55,000 care and support workers has been successfully implemented, with workers receiving their share of the $2 billion pay equity settlement.

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National and MPI need to up their biosecurity game - NZ First

16 August 2017 - 3:31pm

Given their recent poor record the Government and Ministry for Primary Industries need to up their game with another biosecurity threat looming, says New Zealand First.

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Voluntary Health Star labelling on the rise

16 August 2017 - 3:24pm

Food manufacturers are upping the ante when it comes to using the Health Star Ratings systems on food labels, Minister for Food Safety David Bennett says.

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