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Parker leads successful trade delegation to China

The Minister for Trade and Export Growth, David Parker completes an official visit to China today, including talks with his ministerial counterparts in the trade and environment portfolios, taking yet another step in this Government’s work to deliver a modern, sustainable economy for New Zealan

Millions in fees-free at the expense of polytechs - Reti

The Government is closing down apprentice training organisations due to a ‘financial crisis’, but reports show there was a significant underspend in the last tertiary budget due to its failed fees-free scheme, National’s Tertiary spokesperson Shane Reti says.

New low for Shane Jones and his slush fund - Goldsmith

Revelations that Shane Jones wanted to spend taxpayers’ money on an unnamed regional airline which hadn’t even asked for funding are a new low in his handling of the $3 billion slush fund, National’s Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Dunne Speaks: All politics is local

When I first became an MP back in 1984 one of the earliest and sagest pieces of advice I received was from my illustrious predecessor, Sir John Marshall, who told me "be loyal to your electorate and it will be loyal to you." It was advice I was to follow constantly for the next 33 years.

Govt needs to focus on student places in Auckland - Kaye

The Government is half way through its term and it hasn’t signed off a plan to manage the increasing pressure on Auckland schools, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.

New homes for Auckland families in need

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford today officially opened 23 new state homes designed for Auckland families in the high-demand area of Birkdale.

Let's celebrate our health volunteers - Clark

Health Minister David Clark is asking New Zealanders to think of how they’ve benefited from or seen the work of those who freely share their time, energy, and compassion to help improve the health and wellbeing of others.

Boost for services to veterans and their families

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has today announced additional funding to support the wellbeing of New Zealand’s veterans and their families.

Crown pastoral land proposals could lead to duplication - Law Society

Proposals for changes to the management of Crown pastoral land could result in unecessary and inefficient regulatory duplication, the Law Society has said.

All homicide victims should receive same support as Mosque attack victims

"Dear Prime Minister, please recognise that all homicide victims’ families and victims of serious violent crime are just as important as each other; they all need the support and navigation assistance through the Justice system that is currently left up to volunteers to provide."