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Independent inquiry needed after shocking report leaked - Greenpeace

Greenpeace is calling for a full and independent inquiry into New Zealand’s Fisheries Management System after releasing a leaked internal Government report showing "shocking" levels of malfeasance in the hoki fishery.

Gordon welcomes decision on decile funding

Dr Liz Gordon, researcher and policy advocate, welcomes the government’s decision not to abolish the decile funding system for schools.

Phil Twyford changes his tune over KiwiFail, again - Collins

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirmed three days ago that no income limits will be applied to prospective KiwiBuild buyers but today, under questioning, he said he had not yet decided about that, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.

Government commits to higher fuel prices - National

By refusing to back down on new and increased fuel taxes, the Government is committing New Zealanders to higher fuel prices, says National Party Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross.

Report highlights risks to energy security

A Transpower report laying out the challenges that come with relying on electricity for our energy supply underlines the folly of the Government’s rushed decision to stop offshore petroleum exploration, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says.

'Online voting could increase young Maori political participation'

Online voting has potential to increase young Māori political participation - Independent Māori Statutory Board

Green Party statement on EU trade negotiations

The Green Party is welcoming the announcement of Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker today on the major step forward in negotiations on a trade deal with the European Union, and will push for a deal that protects New Zealand’s interests.

New Chief of Defence Force announced

Minister of Defence Ron Mark has welcomed today’s announcement of Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short as the new Chief of Defence Force.

New Zealand Defence Force Deployment to South Sudan

Defence Minister Ron Mark has announced that a further person will join New Zealand’s current contribution of four personnel to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Fuel taxes prompt call for better use of public transport - Nexgen

The New Zealand Coalition Government’s recent announcement on additional fuel taxes has been met with dismay by many in the small business sector, but one chartered accounting and business advisory firm believes that not only is it a good thing, it can be mitigated if businesses use public tran