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Kainga Ora to deliver world-class public housing - Woods

Public housing tenants can expect world-class public housing services through the new government provider, Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities. The bill to establish the new entity was read for the final time tonight, allowing for it to be established on 1 October 2019.

Twyford is the issue, not the board - Chris Bishop

Phil Twyford can sack as many board members and go through as many Chief Executives as he likes but no problems will be solved until he accepts that he and the Government’s policies are the problem, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

Ngāti Hinerangi Claims Settlement Bill First Reading welcomed

Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little today welcomed Ngāti Hinerangi to Parliament to witness the First Reading of the Ngāti Hinerangi Claims Settlement Bill.

NZTA Board 'refreshed and refocused'

Transport Minister Phil Twyford today announced the appointment of five new members to the NZ Transport Agency Board.

Employers pen open letter to Minister in ‘desperation’ - Smith

Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway must make good on his promise and announce the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap earlier than November as seasonal employers are crying out for help, National’s Immigration spokesperson Stuart Smith says.

eGates open to Japanese travellers - Salesa

Minister of Customs Jenny Salesa has welcomed the extension of eGate access for eligible Japanese ePassport holders when arriving and departing New Zealand.

NZ Super Fund leads the world - Robertson

An independent report showing the New Zealand Super Fund is operating at global best practice backs the Coalition Government’s decision to restart contributions.

New Zealand-Japan relationship strengthened - Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe have agreed to further strengthen the Strategic Cooperative Partnership between the countries.

Too little too late for funding switch from rail to road - Bishop

News that the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is considering redirecting $313 million from light rail to state highways because of the Government’s bungled delivery of the Auckland light rail project, is positive, but needs to go further and faster, National’s Transport spokesperson Chris

Government advisors deem electoral reform unfair - Smith

The Government must reconsider its Referendum Framework Bill after its own Legislative Design and Advisory Committee (LDAC) has criticised it as being against free and fair elections, National’s Electoral Law Spokesperson Nick Smith says.