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Councillors asked to receive amendments to SOI

Amendments to the Queenstown Airport Corporation’s (QAC) 2020-2022 Statement of Intent will be considered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) at the upcoming Council meeting on Monday, 26 August.

National calls for inquiry into prison letters - Mitchell

National has called for an inquiry into the failure of the Corrections Department to stop inciting letters written by the alleged Christchurch Mosque killer from being sent, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.

Foster children’s chance to save for their future - National

My Members Bill that will allow caregivers to open KiwiSaver accounts for foster children has passed its third reading in Parliament, meaning it will become law in New Zealand, MP for Clutha-Southland Hamish Walker says.

NZ must join Gulf shipping effort

New Zealand must not sit on the sidelines while Australia and other countries move to protect vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

Why the Govt secretly wants fuel to go up 50c a litre - National

Julie Anne Genter will have her fingers crossed that fuel prices keep ballooning, otherwise her car tax won’t provide all the economic benefits she claims it will, National’s Associate Transport spokesperson Brett Hudson says.

Details matter for RWC licensing - Nikki Kaye

The Government’s Bill to amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to allow licensed premises to remain open for Rugby World Cup (RWC) matches is a step in the right direction, but the lack of detail is a concern, National’s Sports and Recreation spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.

Coffey mayoral launch unveils potential development for Porirua Station

]Ambitious plans for a new development at Porirua Station were shared at the Porirua Mayoral Launch for ‘Ana Coffey last night.

Genter delaying pay equity for publicity stunt - Paula Bennett

The Government is playing politics when it comes to pay equity and it’s time to take action, National’s Women’s spokesperson Paula Bennett says.

Union says figures show government must move faster on gender pay gap

Figures released by Stats NZ today show a persistent gender pay gap, highlighting the need for the Government to move faster on pay equity settlements.

Tamihere cuts would 'gut public transport' - Phil Goff

Mayor Phil Goff:

"Mr Tamihere’s plan is unfundable, unworkable and undeliverable. It’s pure fantasy.

"There is no business case to back it up, no engineering case to show that it’s even viable.