Child Poverty Action Group has welcomed the Green's policy on Working for Families announced yesterday and says it puts children's needs at the heart of policy.
Nationwide youth organisation Generation Zero has welcomed Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee’s announcement of an additional $100 million over four years for urban cycleways, and says local councils should "get building" now that it appears any future government will boost cycleway funding.<
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government that it will provide new funding for urban cycleways.
Today the Prime Minister announced $100 million will be made available over the next four years to accelerate cycleways in urban centres.
Taking democracy to the community is what’s behind holding the next Hamilton City Council meeting at The Link in Hamilton East, says Mayor Julie Hardaker.
National’s economic management will be put under the spotlight in tomorrow’s PREFU given clear signs the so-called rock star economy has fallen off the stage, with plummeting prices for raw commodity exports, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says.
Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today welcomed the announcement by Foodstuffs that it will adopt the Health Star Ratings on its Pams and Budget product packaging.
The AA welcomes announcements today of an extra investment of $100 million to accelerate safe cycleways in urban centres.
The government’s decision to pick up the Tauranga City Council debt on Route K after almost six years of doing nothing indicates the strong influence of New Zealand First coming into this election.
In at least the last four election campaigns, advocates for children and families have been working to ensure a strong focus on children in the hope that all parties will develop comprehensive policies to improve the health, education, safety and participation of children.
By Cameron Brewer - Auckland Councillor
When it comes to the City Rail Link every post has been promoted as a winning post. Auckland Mayor Len Brown is now celebrating a saving of $484m with the latest decision to scrap plans for a Newton station and reduce the number of trains.
Palmerston North City Council has maintained an operating budget surplus for the 2013/14 financial year ended 30 June and paid down more debt than planned.
UnitedFuture Leader Hon Peter Dunne released today UnitedFuture’s detailed policy programme for the 2014 Election.
The record profits by two of New Zealand’s largest electricity companies will be a bitter pill for New Zealand households who are paying record amounts for their power, says Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer.
Universities New Zealand welcomes the Labour Party’s commitment to increase funding for health, education and other public services by $1 billion a year, says acting Universities New Zealand chair and University of Otago Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne.
John Key’s train-wreck interview on Morning Report shows he is no longer capable of a simple yes or no answer and has lost touch with what’s right and wrong, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.
The Minister of MÄori Affairs and Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples congratulates the kura kaupapa MÄori movement for developing their own national curriculum.
By Associate Professor Grant Duncan
Nicky Hager's new book sets up Prime Minister John Key as the main target. It suggests that there is a dark side to his political management that New Zealanders ought to be aware of. But does Hager hit the target?
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The Green Party’s plans to invest in children and reduce the harm done by child poverty will have a big impact on educational success, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski.
The folly of the National Government's asset sales was exposed today when Meridian Energy announced a windfall dividend which the Government will now only get half of, the Green Party said.
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