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Proposed 17.5% flat tax would cause economic boom - NZTU

The ACT Party’s 17.5 percent flat tax policy would cause an economic boom and finally bring New Zealand into line with our international competitors' corporate tax rates, says the Taxpayers’ Union.

Health Minister has serious questions to answer - Reti

It’s been revealed there were enough vaccines for all of the children in Northland after a Meningococcal W outbreak despite the Prime Minister and Health Minister saying that wasn’t the case, MP for Whangarei Dr Shane Reti says.

Roger Watkin stands for Greater Wellington Regional Council

Local businessman Roger Watkin has announced he is standing as a candidate for the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Mr Watkin says he has had a great deal of encouragement to stand and the timing is right for him to represent the people of the Porirua electorate.

Regulatory Constitution will improve quality of lawmaking - ACT

"A bold new legislative approach will improve the accountability of politicians and the transparency and quality of lawmaking", ACT Leader David Seymour says.

Independent Panel’s Report on Family Justice System welcomed

Justice Minister Andrew Little has welcomed the release of the Independent Panel’s review of the 2014 family justice system reforms.

Parents and schools voices shut out on donations - Kaye

At midnight tonight submissions will close on the Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill with a lot of parents and schools not having their chance to be heard, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.

ACT launches Freedom to Earn tax plan

"A new tax plan will allow people to keep more of the next dollar they earn, promote a culture of aspiration, and create opportunities for all New Zealanders", ACT Leader David Seymour says.

Prohibiting smoking in cars with children soon to be law - Salesa

The Government’s plan to prohibit smoking in cars with children is a step closer with the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bill due to be introduced to Parliament this week.

Funding approved for micro-credentials

Three micro-credentials will receive funding from the Government to help New Zealanders gain new skills and balance learning with working, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

Government failing to deliver on surgical mesh promises - Barry

The Labour-led Government is failing to deliver on a promise to address issues surrounding surgical mesh, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Maggie Barry says.