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Kiwis encouraged to serve NZ this Anzac Day

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 2:15pm

The launch of a new initiative which encourages New Zealanders to volunteer in their community on days of national significance has been welcomed by Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew.

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Voting trial cancellation 'a lost opportunity'

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 2:04pm

Wellington’s Deputy Mayor, Justin Lester, says the cancellation of the online voting trial proposed for this year’s local body elections is disappointing - and a lost opportunity.

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New measures to make travel to NZ easier

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 1:51pm

Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse welcomes a package of measures designed to make it easier for Chinese travellers to visit New Zealand.

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Minister opens Ashburton Community Corrections site

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 1:21pm

Corrections Minister Judith Collins today opened the new Ashburton Community Corrections site at 5 Mona Square.

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Climate report welcomed, importance of risks to health highlighted

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 1:14pm

Health professionals, although welcoming the Royal Society of NZ’s report today on climate change in New Zealand, are concerned that it does not address the real health risks to New Zealanders from climate change and unhealthy responses to it, nor how these may widen health gaps.

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New Zealand must act now on climate change - Labour

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 1:11pm

The Government must act urgently on climate change in the wake of the Royal Society’s report released today, says Labour’s Climate Change Spokesperson Megan Woods.

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English 'refuses to allow Treasury to cost Greens policy'

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 12:23pm

The Finance Minister has refused to allow the Treasury to cost Green Party policy despite rules allowing political parties to access such a costing.

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Climate change reality check for National Govt - Greens

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 12:23pm

A major report detailing the impacts of climate change on New Zealand is a reality check for the Government, and shows National needs to stop talking and start acting to combat climate pollution, the Green Party said today.

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School students gather for conference on Government policy

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 12:19pm

Aotearoa Youth Declaration, a government policy conference for young people, is kicking off today with the support of the Minister for Youth Development, Nikki Kaye.

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Govt 'seeking to stymie Waitangi Tribunal report' on TPPA

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 12:05pm

"Why the government suddenly announced it is fast-tracking the report date for the select committee considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from the end of May to 4 May is now clear.

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Further work before online voting proceeds

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 11:31am

Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston has announced that the online voting trial proposed for this year’s local body elections will not proceed as more work is required to ensure a trial meets public and government expectations.

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Housing NZ breaches tenancy and health laws - NZ First

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 11:23am

Housing New Zealand is acting unlawfully by putting tenants into state houses without testing the houses for "P" contamination, says New Zealand First.

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Labour Farewells a business warrior

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 11:13am

Au e, ua maliliu toa! Ua maimau ai aupega o le taua!

Labour’s Pacific MPs are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Robert Neru, says Labour’s Pacific spokesperson Su’a William Sio.

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'Govt seeking to stymie' Waitangi Tribunal report on TPPA

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 10:57am

"Why the government suddenly announced it is fast-tracking the report date for the select committee considering the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from the end of May to 4 May is now clear.

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Kris Faafoi promoted to Shadow Cabinet

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 10:16am

Kris Faafoi has been promoted to Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and receives the Tourism portfolio while Clayton Cosgrove takes on a business outreach role - a move prompted by Mr Cosgrove’s decision to not stand at the next election, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little.

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$4m upgrade for Bayswater School, Auckland

Politics Media Statements - 19 April 2016 - 10:00am

Bayswater School on Auckland’s North Shore will get six new learning spaces as part of a $4 million upgrade, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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Homeowner left $20k out of pocket over botched plumbing

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April 2016 - 4:25am

Auckland man Shamsher Ali, of Shams Construction Works Limited, has been fined $9,000 and ordered to pay $15,000 in reparation for carrying out sanitary plumbing at a home in Mt Roskill when not registered or licensed.

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Agreement strengthens NZ links at Peking University

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April 2016 - 3:20am

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key today witnessed the signing of an agreement to strengthen the New Zealand Centre at Peking University (PKU).

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Ready-made property investment portfolio for sale in Rai Valley

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April 2016 - 1:15am

A ready-made residential property investment portfolio of ex-Forest Service homes has been placed on the market for sale.

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Opinion: Why are we still waiting for plain packaging?

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April 2016 - 1:15am

By Dr Prudence Stone, Executive Director, The Smokefree Coalition

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