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Government Ministers concerned small businesses are being treated unfairly

Government ministers responsible for small business and commerce are expressing concerns over commercial practices they say are unfairly impacting small firms.In a discussion document, released this morning, Commerce and Consumer...

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 12:21 pm

Seven government agencies sign up for flexible work pilot

The next step of the Gender Pay Action Plan was launched today by Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, with seven public service agencies committing to flexible work pilots.

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 12:04 pm

Kids need feeding now, let’s fund more food in schools - Greens

A report showing one in five New Zealand children don’t have enough food should prompt urgent action to roll out a national strategy for free food in schools, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 11:40 am

Air NZ board member and former PM John Key concerned at potential airline's strike action at Christmas

Former Prime Minister and Air New Zealand board member John Key says he will be concerned if strikes within the airline occurred over the Christmas holiday period.Aircraft engineers, aircraft logistics and related staff have scheduled...

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 11:03 am

Govt to act on unfair commercial practices - Faafoi

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi and Minister for Small Business Stuart Nash have today released a discussion paper outlining options to protect consumers and businesses from unfair commercial practices.

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 10:30 am

Child poverty report shows need for govt to raise benefit levels - Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Child Poverty Monitor 2018 released today shows one in five kids are facing food deprivation. The report also highlights that Māori and Pasifika families are at least twice as likely to have kids facing food deprivation.

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 10:13 am

Opposition leader Simon Bridges is not worried about the latest National Party leak

Opposition leader Simon Bridges says he is "unfazed" by the latest tranche of internal National Party information that has been leaked to media. Speaking to RNZ this morning, Bridges called the leaked details of party policies "minor...

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 9:56 am

Jones pads carbon benefit from One Billion Trees - Goldsmith

Shane Jones claims his ‘One Billion Trees’ will cut almost $3 billion from New Zealand’s carbon liability under the Paris Agreement but papers show he vastly inflated the benefit, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 9:41 am

Child poverty report a call for urgent welfare reform

The Child Poverty Monitor 2018 report points out one in five kids are living without access to food. People on the benefit were disproportionately affected, with the report highlighting many were spending more than half of their income on rent, leaving them with little left to feed their kids.

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 8:42 am

Government to proactively release Ministerial diaries - Hipkins

All Government Ministers will for the first time release details of their internal and external meetings, Minister for State Services (Open Government) Chris Hipkins announced today.

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 8:09 am

Green Party welcome proactive release of Ministerial diaries

The Green Party warmly welcome Government Ministers proactively releasing their Ministerial diaries from February 2019.

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 7:53 am

Mike Hosking: They're lining up to slam KiwiBuild

OPINION: I have three names for you: Cameron Bagrie, Stephen Barclay and Gareth Kiernan. All three have problems with KiwiBuild. We, of course, have had problems with KiwiBuild for a year now, because it would have appeared relatively...

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 7:06 am

One in five Kiwi kids still live without access to food: report

The Childrens' Commissioner says he's disappointed child poverty statistics have remained stagnant as children continue to grow up in deprived households.Commissioner Andrew Becroft says information the latest Household Income Report...

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 7:00 am

Barry Soper: World order becomes world of disorder

OPINION: The world order's become the world of disorder, particularly when it comes to politics, and it's all happened within the past couple of years.It seems 2016 will go down in history as the year where people we could never...

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 7:00 am

Drug smuggler Karel Sroubek received $18,000 legal aid but paid it back

Convicted drug smuggler Karel Sroubek was granted legal aid of more than $18,000 for two criminal cases under the fake identity he used to get into New Zealand.The Justice Ministry has confirmed that Sroubek, who is facing deportation...

Source: - Politics | 10 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

Kiwis support medicinal cannabis for many conditions: Poll

A majority of New Zealanders say medicinal cannabis should be allowed to treat chronic pain, sleep disorders and other conditions, according to a new poll.The Horizon Research poll, which was commissioned by fledgling medicinal...

Source: - Politics | 9 Dec 2018 | 7:01 pm

Simon Bridges' sister accused of using science classes to teach creationism

Opposition leader Simon Bridges says he's seen no evidence that his sister has been teaching creationism in place of the New Zealand science curriculum at a private christian school.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 8:02 am

Student visa scam: Company provided info for five years

A finance company implicated in student visa fraud in Sri Lanka has been providing information for Immigration New Zealand applications since 2012.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 1 Aug 2018 | 6:03 am

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National would legalise cannabis if public voted in favour - Bridges

If the public votes in favour of legalising cannabis in a referendum, a National-led government would change the law accordingly, National Party leader Simon Bridges says.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 8:11 pm

National calls for inquiry head to step down

National wants the head of an inquiry into Wally Haumaha's appointment as deputy police commissioner to step down or be sacked.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 7:09 pm

Sri Lankan visa scam revealed, but no review of past applications

Hundreds of students from Sri Lanka could be here illegally, while officials do what they can to investigate claims of fraud in the student visa scheme.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 4:00 pm

Govt departments urged to find solution on synthetic cannabis

Government agencies have been asked to urgently find ways to reduce the harm caused by synthetic cannabis.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 3:21 pm

Government seeks public input on well-being indicators

The government wants public input on a set of well-being indicators it intends to incorporate into all future Budgets.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 2:08 pm

Synthetic cannabis crisis: 'Let's not have a Remuera answer for the backstreet of Ōtara'

A cross-party solution is needed to stem the synthetic cannabis crisis, acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says.

Source: Radio New Zealand Politics Headlines | 31 Jul 2018 | 9:30 am

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