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Strengthening the safety and resilience of Aotearoa's large dams - MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced that Cabinet has approved policy decisions for the development of new safety regulations for dams to protect people, property and the environment from potential dam failures.

Govt announces review into PHARMAC - PM Ardern and Andrew Little

The Government is following through on an election promise to conduct an independent review into PHARMAC, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little announced today.

The Review will focus on two areas:

Vaccine roll out looking messy - Chris Bishop

The roll out of the Covid-19 vaccines is looking messy with high priority workers like South Auckland GPs being turned away, while DHB workers are vaccinated on a reportedly random ‘first-in first-served’ basis, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

North Auckland gets public transport upgrade - Michael Wood

The newly completed Hibiscus Coast Bus Station will help people make better transport choices to help ease congestion and benefit the environment, Transport Minister Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said today.

Why are police stopping people entering Auckland? - ACT

"The Government needs to explain why people are being blocked from going IN to Auckland," says ACT Leader David Seymour

"People are beside themselves and ambulances have been reported rescuing people caught in a monumental traffic jam at Auckland’s southern border.

Democratic process ignored again - New Conservative

The Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill has now passed through parliament.

Main benefits to increase in line with wages

Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced today that main benefits will increase by 3.1 percent on 1 April, in line with the rise in the average wage.

Ardern finds missing link, and contact tracing failure - ACT

"Suggestion by the Prime Minister that Cases M and N transmitted to one another by being in the same place shows there was a chain of transmission to be traced all along, but the Government did not find it," says ACT Leader David Seymour

Five-point plan to get New Zealand out of lockdown - Reti

National is urging the Government to get on top of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland by adopting a five-point plan for managing community cases, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop and Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti say.

April minimum wage increase must be delayed - ACT

"Having previously ignored advice and failed to take account of economic conditions, this year the Government must delay the 1 April increase to the minimum wage," says ACT Small Business and Workplace Relations spokesperson Chris Baillie.