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Not-so-fast tracked residency visa falters on launch - Erica Stanford

Desperate migrants who woke early today to finally get their residency applications submitted have been embarrassingly let down again as Immigration New Zealand’s online application system crashed, says National’s Immigration Spokesperson Erica Stanford.

Traffic lights still not ready to go - Chris Bishop

With less than 48 hours before New Zealand moves to the traffic light system, Labour still hasn’t put in place key elements to make the system work, National Covid-19 Spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

Continued growth in volume of new home consents - Poto Williams

In the year ended October 2021, 47,715 new homes were consented, up 26 per cent from the October 2020 year.

In October 2021, 4,043 new dwellings were consented

Canterbury’s new homes consented numbers rose 31% to higher than post-earthquake peak.

Auckland families and communities need support - Swarbrick and Menendez March

The Green Party welcomes the additional support for Auckland this summer but said Labour needs to do more to ease the hardship many families in Tāmaki Makaurau are experiencing right now.

Govt delivers reactivation package - Sepuloni and Nash

A new support package will help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief.

Crown accounts 'reflect strong economy amid pandemic' - Grant Robertson

The Government’s financial accounts continue to reflect an economy that has performed better than expected, despite the latest Delta COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid-19 fund providing support focused on women and girls - Jan Tinetti

Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today announced financial support will be allocated to the 160 successful applicants for the COVID-19 Community Fund, to support organisations helping women/wāhine and girls/kōtiro in Aotearoa New Zealand affected by the pandemic.

Applications open for new 2021 Resident Visa - Kris Faafoi

The first round of applications for New Zealand’s new 2021 Resident visa open today (6am).

Solomon Islands tests 'Pacific Reset'

"The New Zealand Government must immediately respond to the Solomon Island Government’s request for support and send troops," says ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden.

National Party's new conscience 'not representative of Aotearoa's values'

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa notes the appointment of Christopher Luxon as new leader for the National Party, and Nicola Willis as deputy leader.