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Residency scheme must include holiday and seasonal workers - Menendez March

The Green Party says the Government needs to extend the one-off residency scheme to all workers, instead of keeping them in limbo with visa extensions every 6 months.

Upcoming financial support needs to be 'nationwide, ongoing and backdated'

New financial support for low-income families could enhance public health success, slow down inequality and offer relief from desperate hardship - but it will work best only if it’s substantial and nationwide, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

ACT welcomes End of Life Choice 'milestone' - Brooke van Velden

"ACT welcomes today’s End of Life Review Committee appointments, the final milestone before the legislation comes into effect next month," says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

Health system ready for assisted-dying law - Andrew Little

The health system is ready for the implementation of the End of Life Choice Act when it takes effect next month, making assisted dying legal in New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little said today.

NZUSA sends open letter to Minister Faafoi on one-off residency pathway

On Friday, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations sent an open letter to the Minister for Immigration, Kris Faafoi, calling on him to expand the eligibility of the One-off Residency visa to all visa holders - including those on student and partner visas.

Celebrating a 'quarter-century of MMP'

Today, 12 October 2021, marks the 25th anniversary of the first general election held under the mixed member proportional (MMP) voting system in Aotearoa New Zealand, says Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson.

ACT 'celebrates 25-years of fighting for freedom'

Today marks 25-years of the ACT Party entering parliament, unique in the world for championing personal and economic freedom.

Working holiday visa extensions announced

The Government will extend Working Holiday visas and Supplementary Seasonal Employment (SSE) work visas for six months to provide more certainty to employers and visa holders over the coming summer period, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has announced. 

Health worker vaccine mandate crucial support for at risk communities - NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation support the health worker vaccine mandate as a crucial support for at risk communities.

NZNO Industrial Services Manager Glenda Alexander said that this mandate reflects the significant risk that the Delta strain poses to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Mandatory vaccination for school sector a sensible safety move - PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua supports the Government’s decision to make vaccination mandatory for everyone working in and visiting schools but more details are needed about how the requirements will work in practice, says PPTA Te Wehengarua President, Melanie Webber.