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Community Organisation Grants Scheme funding is now open

Applications for the 2018/2019 Community Organisation Grants Scheme are now open, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Peeni Henare announced today.

Davis confirms more serious offenders to be let off - Davis

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has today confirmed that the Government is looking at relaxing bail and sentencing laws for serious and violent criminals, and interfering with police prosecutions to reduce the prison population, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says.

Australian racing expert to review NZ racing industry

Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced the government has appointed senior Australian racing expert John Messara to review the New Zealand racing industry’s governance structures, and provide recommendations on future directions for the industry.

Refresh puts spotlight on cyber security - Curran

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran today announced a comprehensive refresh of New Zealand’s approach to cyber security.

Vaccination our best shot to avoid the flu - Clark

Health Minister Dr David Clark has rolled up his sleeve today for his influenza vaccination as part of the annual campaign that kicked off last week.

Councillors agree to help fund premix removal

Environment Southland councillors today agreed to contribute $250,000 as part of a regional funding package of $650,000 to enable the removal of ouvea premix from four sites in Southland.

RePAIR-ing the growth in prison violence

Violence in prisons is growing, along with prisoner numbers. Between 2010 and 2017, violent incidents and aggressive behaviour nearly doubled. A researcher at the University of Waikatois finding ways to curb that growth and possibly de-escalate it.

Labour’s ideology threatens Pasifika potential - Ngaro

National’s spokesperson for Pacific Peoples, Alfred Ngaro, says the very real progress being made by Pacific students is being put at risk by the Government backing away from using a targeted approach to their education.

First Maori MPs elected 150 years ago

The Māori Representation Act 1867 established four Māori seats; Northern Māori, Western Māori and Eastern Māori in the North Island and Southern Māori in the South Island.

The first elections were held on April 15 1868.

Politicking put aside on livestock rustling

Federated Farmers is greatly encouraged by the cross-party support for tougher livestock theft deterrents being shown by members of the Primary Production Select Committee.