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Bill to transform drinking water safety passes

The Government today passed legislation that will transform drinking water safety and improve environmental outcomes for our wastewater and stormwater networks.

Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor to travel to Europe and US

Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor will travel to Europe and the United States on Thursday this week to advance New Zealand’s trade and economic interests with key partners, including representing New Zealand at the G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Italy.

O’Connor must secure UK FTA before returning home - Nicola Grigg

Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor must not return from a second trip to London without an agreement to do a free trade deal with the United Kingdom, National’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson Nicola Grigg says.

Interest deductibility changes highlight government’s lack of ambition - Property Council NZ

Today’s interest deductibility changes confirm the Government’s lack of ambition in dealing with the housing and rental crisis, Property Council Chief Executive Leonie Freeman says.

Mahuta rips up Three Waters ‘partnership’ with councils - Christopher Luxton

Nanaia Mahuta’s performance in Parliament today has shown any spirit of partnership she may have feigned with councils is well and truly gone and the Three Waters Reforms will be rammed through at any cost, National’s Local Government spokesperson Christopher Luxon says.

Green light for NZers to receive most routine vaccinations alongside COVID-19 vaccine

As announced late last week, New Zealanders can now receive the majority of other vaccines before, after, or at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccine, Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay says.

Asia New Zealand Foundation Chair and Board members announced

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Dame Fran Wilde, DNZM, QSO, as the new Chair to the Board of the Asia New Zealand Foundation - Te Whītau Tūhono.

Jacinda Ardern has "no idea" what the plan is - David Seymour.

"Jacinda Ardern proved in Question Time today that she has no idea what the plan is to open up New Zealand to the world again," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Reasons for permitted travel across alert level boundary expanded - Hipkins

From 11:59pm tonight additional reasons for permitted travel will be introduced for movement across the Auckland boundary, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

Measures introduced in Covid-19 tenancy response - Kris Faafoi

The Government has introduced changes to help ease the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on both commercial and residential tenancies.