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Whistleblowers deserve compensation - Winston Peters

Public servants who blew the whistle on fraud in the Ministry of Transport should never have lost their jobs - they deserve compensation as the State Services Commission has found, says New Zealand First.

Michael Macaulay: Report on workplace whistleblowing welcomed

Victoria University of Wellington researcher Associate Professor Michael Macaulay has welcomed the State Services Commission’s report into the treatment of Ministry of Transport staff who raised concerns about the wrongdoings of former Ministry staff member Joanne Harrison

Wairarapa Council's amalgamation undemocratic - NZ First

The Local Government Commission’s proposal to amalgamate all three Wairarapa councils is now on their website, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader and List MP based in Wairarapa Ron Mark.

Nats blow the Budget on motels - Phil Twyford

National is spending $140,000 a day putting homeless families in motels, the legacy of nine years of selling off and knocking down state houses, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

New revelations in Joanne Harrison report

The State Services Commission’s report into the treatment of whistle-blowers by Joanne Harrison has revealed new accusations against the convicted fraudster, says Labour MP Sue Moroney.

Labour to work with Queenstown to build more houses

Labour will work with Queenstown-Lakes District Council, iwi, and the Community Housing Trust to build the modern, affordable housing Queenstown desperately needs, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.

Report of investigation into whistle blower treatment within the MoT released

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today published the report of the investigation into the treatment of Public Servants within the Ministry of Transport who raised concerns about the conduct of jailed fraudster Joanne Harrison.

Heavy rain forecast for Dunedin

Otago Regional Council will be keeping a close watch on river levels over the next 36 hours as MetService is warning of significant rain for coastal catchments including Dunedin, starting tomorrow morning.

National slammed by its own report on housing red tape - ACT

National has just been slammed by the report it commissioned on land use regulations, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

"Superu’s report, Quantifying the impact of land use regulation, says what should be absolutely obvious: red tape has caused a housing crisis," says Mr Seymour.

Concerns at Japan’s commercial whaling signal

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says he’s concerned that Japan is driving towards overturning the long-standing global moratorium on commercial whaling.

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