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New plastics policy welcomed but further steps needed - LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s proposals to ban products containing plastic microbeads and hopes it signals a new approach to removing plastics from the environment.

Nick Johnston to run for Waikato Regional Council

Nick Johnston, a 30 year old strategist and community advocate, announced today that he will be running for Waikato Regional Council in the upcoming Hamilton general constituency by-election.

Fresh start needed for EU free trade agreement - Greens

Bill English could use the opportunity of trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) to push for a new type of trade agreement that promotes sustainable economic development and helps create an economy that works for all New Zealanders, the Green Party said today.

Committee chairs for Rodney Local Board announced

"We’ve now put in place a strong leadership team for the Rodney Local Board and a committee structure that’s accountable and focused on the massive challenges our communities face.

Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

Joint Statement

New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area.

Organised crime getting easy ride under National - Nash

Under-resourcing from the National-led Government is seriously undermining the Police’s ability to combat organised crime, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash.

More burning ethical questions for Steven Joyce - Greens

Finance Minister Steven Joyce is failing to show any moral or political leadership by continuing to allow Government-owned funds to invest New Zealanders’ money in some of the world’s most polluting companies, the Green Party said today.

Wages and housing keys to fixing inequality - Little

Better wages and restoring the Kiwi dream of homeownership are fundamental to reducing inequality, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.

New research by Oxfam shows 90% of New Zealanders own less than half of the country’s wealth.

Elecorate issues still priority despite ministerial appointments - Dean

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has begun the political year by reassuring her constituents that they will still be her top priority, despite new ministerial roles for her this year.

Attitude cops target alcohol advertising and sponsorship - NZ First

New Zealand First says the government must make it crystal clear that there will be no ban on alcohol advertising or sponsorship.

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