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Dairying in the Mackenzie: How far is too far? - Greenpeace

When it comes to extremes we all have different limits. And sometimes we have to reach those nasty edges to appreciate they do exist.

Local Government Minister on fact-finding trip over water

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta will be researching how Ireland, Scotland and England run their water systems in the coming week as part of a New Zealand Government review of the ‘Three Waters’ system.

Fund to promote digital skills in homes - Martin

The Government is establishing a contestable fund for providers to train digital skills in homes, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin.

KiwiBuild a fail for lower-income families - Adams

The Government is admitting that its ‘affordable’ KiwiBuild houses are out of reach for many lower and middle income families by having to lift the eligibility criteria to $180,000, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says.

'Risky' four well-beings Bill puts cart before the horse - Feds

Federated Farmers says a return to a looser legislative mandate for local government activities presents a "depressing scenario" for those who foot the bill - ratepayers.

KiwiBuild an elaborate deception - ACT

Phil Twyford’s housing announcement this morning shows KiwiBuild is an elaborate deception that will do nothing to solve the housing crisis, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

Putting drug pirates in reach of Customs - Whaitiri

Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri says the Maritime Powers Extension Bill she is introducing to Parliament will give Customs greater authority to swiftly act against vessels trying to bring drugs into New Zealand.

New primary school, more classrooms part of $49m investment in Auckland

A new primary school and more classrooms at existing schools will be built for 1200 students in Auckland, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

Govt must listen to Maori on partnership schools - National

The Government must listen to Māori leaders who have lodged a Treaty of Waitangi claim alleging that the Government’s axing of partnership schools will have a detrimental effect on Māori, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye and Māori Education spokesperson Jo Hayes say.

Co-op Money NZ welcomes passing of 'the Bill'

Co-op Money NZ, the industry association for credit unions, says the unanimous passing in Parliament of the third reading of the Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Bill (‘the Bill’) is a significant milestone and endorsement for the future of the New Zealand credit union sector.