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Govt confused and misleading on UN Migration Compact - McClay

The Government’s confusion over the United Nations Global Compact on Migration shows an absence of accountability, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Todd McClay says.

TOP leadership election winners announced

The Opportunities Party is delighted with the results of the first-ever party election:

What is going on with KiwiBuild? - Collins

Embattled Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s refusal to answer questions about why the Head of KiwiBuild Stephen Barclay is ‘out of the office’ shows that the programme continues to be in a state of disorganisation and chaos, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.

Early Childhood Council presents petition to Parliament

Media Release Early Childhood Council: Petition delivered to steps of Parliament The Early Childhood Council today delivered a petition to Parliament seeking scrutiny of the way the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is applied to Pasifika early childhood education teachers.

Rural community board chair Peter Kay stands down

Long-time Hastings District Council rural community board member Peter Kay was farewelled by the council last week, having tendered his resignation at the end of October.

Link MPs salaries to average wage - New Conservative

It’s time to link parliamentary salaries to the average wage so that elected members are rewarded according to the benefit the country gains from their service.

Minister progresses KiwiSaver withdrawals for people with life-shortening conditions

Two independent advisers will help Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi find the best way for people with life-shortening conditions to withdraw their KiwiSaver funds when they need to retire.

New Zealand First opposes increased pressure on primary schools

New Zealand First will oppose Nikki Kaye’s "Education (Strengthening Second Language Learning in Primary and Intermediate Schools) Amendment Bill.

Every 4 Mins: Chief Science Advisor sets out actions to prevent family violence

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has delivered a report on preventing family violence and reducing incarceration rates today.

Foreign Minister to visit United States of America

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. tomorrow for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration.