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Funding to support Pacific employment outcomes in the regions

Pacific Peoples Minister Aupito William Sio has today welcomed the announcement of funding to expand the successful Pacific Employment Support Scheme (PESS) to regional New Zealand.

$82 million investment to boost employment in the regions

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the creation of a new skills and employment initiative - Te Ara Mahi (Pathways to Work) - to support workers and employers in regional New Zealand.

He Poutama Rangatahi employment initiative gets big boost

Employment Minister Willie Jackson has welcomed additional funding to support more young people in regional New Zealand to gain sustained employment.

Open letter to PM to protect Northland children from Meningitis - Reti

An open letter in the Northern Advocate today urges the Prime Minister to vaccinate the 20,000 Northland children who are currently ineligible for the Meningitis vaccine, Shane Reti, MP for Whangarei says.

Rally for religious freedom at Mataatua Marae

The Global Citizens’ Human Rights Coalition, together with human rights organisations, religious leaders and youth and women organisations have joined their voices and called for religious freedom today at Auckland’s iconic Mataatua Marae.

National to hold 40 education public meetings

There has been huge interest from communities since National announced its Future of Education public meetings with a focus on the Tomorrow’s Schools proposals and wider education issues, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.

More confusion over regional roads - Goldsmith

The investment from the Provincial Growth fund for transport links in Kaipara will no doubt be welcomed by local residents but the Government’s overall approach to roading in Northland makes no sense, National’s spokesperson for Transport Paul Goldsmith says.

Govt shouldn't play bank with taxpayer money - ACT

The Government’s new $100 million fund for Māori landowners is yet another example of the Bank of Shane Jones risking taxpayer money, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Government keeps ignoring reality on e-cigarettes - Wagner

New research that proves that electronic cigarettes are far more effective than existing cessation tools shows the Government must move urgently to make e-cigarettes more available as to smokers who want to quit," National MP Nicky Wagner says.

Charities Act review: community meeting dates and locations released

The Department of Internal Affairs has today released the dates and locations of the community meetings for the Charities Act review.