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Police take further steps to counter burglary

Police Minister Judith Collins welcomes Police’s decision to attend all house break-ins, which comes into effect today.

New appointment to FSANZ Board

Jane Lancaster has been appointed to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Board, Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew announced today. Ms Lancaster’s term began on 1 July 2016.

MP welcomes construction on Kaiapoi North School redevelopment

Construction work will begin next month on the $5.54 million redevelopment of Kaiapoi North School, following a sod turning event at the site on Friday, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says.

Councils shouldn’t rush into Easter trading - Su’a William Sio

City and district councils must ensure they don’t rush into trading on Easter Sunday ahead of local body elections next month, Labour’s Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says.

Govt squandered chance to stick up for environment - Greens

Taking action to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags would have been an easy way for the National Government to show it is serious about the environment, but it has chosen to do nothing instead, the Green Party said today.

Govt caught acting unethically over cluster bomb investments - Greens

Information uncovered by the Green Party showing the Government’s $31 billion ACC Investment Fund has been illegally investing New Zealanders’ money into cluster munitions companies is further evidence of National’s disregard for the laws and ethics of investment.

'Inquiry essential into massive payments to minister's constituents'

Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto is calling for an independent investigation into last week’s revelations that the National government paid out four of National MP Gerry Brownlee’s wealthy constituents $595,000 each when they were entitled to just $20,000 each from EQC.

Labour calls for state of emergency on homelessness

Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford is calling on the Government to declare a state of emergency over the nation’s homelessness crisis.

Phil Goff out of ideas - Vic Crone

Auckland Mayoral Candidate, Vic Crone, says Phil Goff's housing policy announcement today shows he's out of ideas and is taking from others.

State of emergency in housing should be declared - Twyford

The Government should declare a state of emergency to deal immediately with the housing crisis, according to Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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