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Corrections Minister's comments emerge supporting prisoner uprising - PAPA

Comments made in 2015 by Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis have emerged in which the MP supports detained New Zealanders who had seized control of Australia’s Christmas Island prison camp, saying their concerns were legitimate.

Practical tools to get tamariki talking - Tinetti

A new early learning resource launched today will provide kaiako, parents and whānau with practical tools and advice to better meet the needs of their tamariki in their oral language development.

Green Party accept petition for equal covid-19 vaccine global distribution

Green Party spokesperson on Human Rights and Foreign Affairs Golriz Ghahraman will today accept a petition from Oxfam calling on a fair and equitable global distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Reserve Bank to take account of housing in decision making - Grant Robertson

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today.

Green Party welcomes Maori wards amendment bill passing

The Green Party welcomes the passing of the Local Electorate Act Māori Wards Amendment Bill which ensures Māori have a say on local issues across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Investment to reduce cochlear implant waitlist - Little

The Labour Government will invest $6 million for 70 additional adult cochlear implants this year to significantly reduce the historical waitlist, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

Apartheid Bill deeply divisive - ACT

"The Government’s Apartheid Bill will not begin to solve the fundamental economic and social issues our nation faces," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Government needs to progress transformation plans to save mill - E tu

E tÅ« is calling on the Government to lend greater support to Aotearoa New Zealand’s local wood processing industry in the wake of the proposal to close Whakatāne Mill.

Govt's quake-strengthening aid isn't helping Kiwis - Tim van De Molen

The Government has put out more press releases about its Residential Earthquake-Prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme than it has received actual applications, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Tim van de Molen says.

Govt defence of housing scheme plain ridiculous - Nicola Willis

Housing Minister Megan Woods’ continued defence of a Government scheme that has put just 12 families into a home shows just how out of touch her Government is about the scale of New Zealand’s housing shortage, National’s Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says.