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Papakāinga development makes housing aspirations a reality for Māori

The Government is supporting a new papakāinga development in the rural community of Reporoa.

Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson says the project will bring whānau back to their tūrangawaewae and reinvigorate the Waimahana Marae.

More time needed for consultation on He Waka Eke Noa - ACT

"The ACT Party is calling on the Government to extend the consultation period for the consultation for He Waka Eke Noa, says ACT’s Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Cameron.

Confusion remains around bright-line changes - Andrew Bayly

It’s been 10 months since the Government announced an extension of the bright-line test in an effort to curb speculative demand by property investors, but confusion still remains about how the changes will apply, National’s Revenue spokesperson Andrew Bayly says.

Say yes to the dress, no to the mask - Chris Bishop

Brides will be walking down the aisle wearing a mask this summer because of the Government’s nonsensical mask rules that kick in on February 4, National’s COVID-19 spokesperson says.

You may not kiss the bride - David Seymour

"Forget a veil or garter, the latest bridal fashion accessory this summer is a mask - that must be worn for the ceremony and in all photos," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

"I’ve been inundated with emails from brides and celebrants lamenting how absurd the new mask rules are.

Protect seamounts and ban bottom trawling right now - Green Party

The Green Party is renewing its call for Minister for the Environment, David Parker to immediately ban bottom trawling on seamounts.

Rapid antigen test confiscation gets worse - Chris Bishop

The Government’s confiscation of rapid antigen tests ordered by the private sector has gone from bad to worse, National’s COVID-19 spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

Is inflation a joke to Michael Wood? - Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union says Michael Wood's announcement of a $14.6 billion tram will only serve to intensify the major challenge currently facing New Zealand households: inflation.

Government should end costly light rail debacle - Bridges and Brown

The first promise the Prime Minister made as Labour Leader was to build light rail from Auckland’s CBD to Mt Roskill and four years and over $50 million later, all we have is an ‘option’, National Infrastructure spokesperson Simon Bridges and Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown say.

City councillor joins Taxpayers' Union board

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Chris Milne onto its board.