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Greens welcome cage-free commitment from Foodstuffs

The Green Party welcomes today’s announcement from Foodstuffs that they will switch to completely cage-free eggs by 2027 in their supermarkets nationwide, and is calling on all supermarkets, to follow suit.

Housing report earns Nats the red card - Twyford

National’s failure to acknowledge and fix the housing crisis will be their legacy. Labour will tackle the housing crisis head-on, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Improvements for schools running board elections

The Ministry of Education (Ministry) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) are trialling a new way of running board of trustee elections to streamline the process and reduce the workload on individual schools.

Migrant flood continues even though country can't cope - Peters

Housing, health services, and infrastructure will continue at bursting point with annual net migration in the August 2017 year reaching 73,500, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

If there's a child in your life, vote for them today - NZEI

Teachers and educators are calling on all whānau, including parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, and grandparents, to use their power today to vote for a fair, well-resourced education system that sets our children up for life.

Sluggish growth reflects nine years of drift from National - Robertson

Today’s GDP figures reflect an economy that the National Government has allowed to drift along on the basis of growing population rather than improving productivity and adding value, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

Last chance to enrol to vote

Voters who aren’t already enrolled need to hurry and enrol by the end of tomorrow, Friday 22 September, to be able to vote in the 2017 General Election.

Addressing skills shortage vital - EMA

Addressing the deepening skills and labour shortage is vital for the incoming Government, says EMA.

In the current skills shortage environment, the incoming government needs to have a cohesive strategy for growing the workforce of today and in the future.

Exports underpin strong economic growth

The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the June quarter, posting a 0.8 per cent increase in GDP, taking New Zealand's growth rate for the year to 2.7 per cent, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says.

Entrepreneurial Universities funding awarded

Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland will be the first to take advantage of the Government’s $35 million investment in ‘Entrepreneurial Universities’, part of the Innovative New Zealand initiative in Budget 2016, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employ

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