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Ethnic Communities Development Fund now open for 2018 funding round

Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa, has today announced the opening of the 2018 funding round for the Ethnic Communities Development Fund (ECDF).

Supporting graduate vets in our regions - Whaitiri

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri is encouraging the next generation of vets to apply for career funding through a scheme designed to support and increase the number of graduate vets working with production animals in our regions.

Responsible Camping Working Group recommendations now with Minister

A working group co-chaired by Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick is recommending a national regime be introduced to better manage "freedom camping".

Guaranteeing the right of disabled people to participate politically

Legislation seeking to facilitate disabled people’s participation in elections and standing for political office needs to be changed to make it clear and workable, the New Zealand Law Society says.

Pacific Vision goes digital

Pacific Aotearoa, an online survey launched today by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples gives tech savvy Pacific a voice in the Ministry’s Pacific Vision project.

Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand - and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and Accommodation Supplement increases.

Govt must reach agreement and avoid more strikes - Nikki Kaye

The Government’s failure to reach an agreement with primary teachers has caused massive disruption to children’s learning today and to parents who have struggled to sort childcare arrangements, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.

More reviews won't fix freedom camping logjam - McClay

One of the Government’s infamous 140 working groups has, incredibly come back with a recommendation to have five more reviews, National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says.

Boost for tourism infrastructure in hotspot regions - LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes this morning’s announcement from the Government that $8.5 million in responsible camping infrastructure and initiatives will be implemented ahead of the 2018/19 peak season, as recommended by the Responsible Camping Working Group.

Freedom camping: Enough is enough! - NZ Outdoors Party

Local residents’ outrage at the volume of freedom campers and their waste has reached a point which can no longer be ignored by central and regional government, says the NZ Outdoors Party.