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More people to get mental health training than ever before - Dr David Clark

As many as 12,000 people will get training over the next four years in a major boost for those seeking help for mental health and addiction issues.

Westland District Council making progress - NZ Government

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, has cautiously acknowledged the steps the Westland District Council is taking in response to her signalling her intention to install a Crown Observer.

National to speed up the court process - Chris Penk

National is today proposing performance measures for District and High Courts to ensure justice is served faster, National’s Courts spokesperson Chris Penk says.

Parole is a privilege, not a right - Hon David Bennett

The National Party is today proposing tougher measures for prisoners to get parole so that the privilege is not abused, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says.

Strike Force Raptor Unit proposed to tackle gangs - Brett Hudson

National is proposing a new unit within the Police that would crack down on gangs and allow us to take back control, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says.

National proposes banning gang patches in public - Hon Mark Mitchell

National is proposing banning gang patches and insignia in public so we can take back control from the gangs, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.

National to put victims at the centre of justice - Hon Mark Mitchell

National is reviewing whether you should do additional time if you carry out multiple crimes, National’s Justice spokesperson Mark Mitchell says.

National is the Party of law and order - Hon Simon Bridges

National has today released the seventh in our series of discussion documents. The law and order document has a range of proposals to put victims at the heart of the justice system, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

Winners of Defence Industry and Employer Support Awards announced

The Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence for Industry and Employer Support for 2019 were presented at Parliament last night.

Languages inspires Pacific innovations

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio, says the new Languages Innovation Fund is designed to support Pacific grassroots initiatives that will increase awareness, celebrate, grow and inspire the daily use of Pacific languages in Aotearoa.