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Deputy Speakers from Pacific Region gather

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:50:00 +1300

Deputy Speaker Hon Anne Tolley MP is in Canberra this week participating in the Inter-Parliamentary Study Programme for Deputy Speakers of Pacific Parliaments. The programme is hosted by the Parliament of Australia, and brings together twelve deputy speakers and equivalents ...

Minister opens new Medical Centre

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:16:00 +1300

Health Minister Hon Dr David Clark says today’s official opening of a new medical centre in Auckland emphasises the vital role of Primary Care in the New Zealand health system.

Education Minister picks nanny state over parental choice

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:36:00 +1300

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to take away parents’ ability to have their children start school in the weeks before their fifth birthday is nanny-state and ideologically driven, National Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “National ...

NZ Welcomes Mugabe’s Resignation

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:49:00 +1300

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister the Rt Hon Winston Peters has welcomed the resignation of Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, who voluntarily stepped down today after 37 years. “This moment will be seen as a critical point ...

NZ Students Excelling Internationally

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:10:00 +1300

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has welcomed the results of an international study showing New Zealand students are among the best in the world at collaborative problem solving.

So, half as many trees then?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:27:00 +1300

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones is already backtracking from his promise to plant a billion trees in 10 years, National Party Economic Development Spokesperson Simon Bridges says.

Minister misrepresenting official information

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:34:00 +1300

The new Minister responsible for Christchurch’s anchor projects is cynically misrepresenting official information, National’s Spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Matt Doocey says. “Megan Woods’ announcement today proclaiming she is getting ...

Robertson must front up on costings

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:36:00 +1300

Finance Minister Grant Robertson needs to front up on the costings for his Government’s expensive policy pledges, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. “Yesterday we learnt that Mr Robertson did have coalition costings prepared by ...

Minister announces new plan for Metro Sports Facility

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:03:00 +1300

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Megan Woods has today announced a new plan for the Metro Sports Facility anchor project, after it was revealed the long-delayed project was expected to exceed its budget by $75 million under the current ...

Free Press, ACT’s regular bulletin

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:08:00 +1300

The Road to Serfdom Mugabe’s (and, more importantly, the people of Zimbabwe’s) demise reminds us of F.A. Hayek’s classic work The Road to Serfdom. Hayek maps out how government ownership of private property begets government control of all ...

Pike River Recovery Agency established

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:12:00 +1300

Pike River Recovery Agency established Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little today announced the establishment of a new stand-alone government department, the Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa. The Agency will ...

High number of road deaths unacceptable

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:39:00 +1300

The news that the road toll for 2017 has now surpassed the total for 2016 is tragic news, says Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter.

Govt U-turn coming on international students

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:20:00 +1300

Govt U-turn coming on international students National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the Government’s apparent U-turn on their policy to gut the international education industry by massively reducing the number of foreign ...

International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:43:00 +1300

International visitor spending has reached a record high of $10.4 billion in the year to September 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says.

Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:49:00 +1300

Twelve young New Zealanders, aged 14-18 years, have been selected to take part in the Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.