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Don’t blame President Trump for slowing economy - Goldsmith

New Zealanders are paying the price for a weak and incompetent Government that is more focused on blaming President Trump or Brexit for New Zealand’s slowing economy than taking an honest look at its own failed policies, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Assessment Framework released

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has today released the framework for assessing climate change risks in Aotearoa.

Govt purchase of Kate Sheppard’s home welcomed by NCWNZ

The National Council of Women NZ has today welcomed the news that the Government has purchased Kate Sheppard’s house in Christchurch, the base for the NZ suffrage campaign.

Latest Colorado report shows ongoing disaster of marijuana - Family First

Family First NZ says that a new Colorado report compiled by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area finds marijuana-positive traffic fatalities, hospitalisations, marijuana use, and illegal market activity have exploded since marijuana legalization.

Weakening economic growth shows need for tax cuts - Taxpayers' Union

With economic growth softening, the Government needs to let taxpayers keep more of what they earn, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.

National to deliver birthing unit for Wanaka mums

National will establish a birthing unit in Wanaka if elected in 2020, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says.

Breakthrough public transport debate a challenge to other contenders - Minto

The Minto for Mayor campaign welcomes today’s public appeal for trials of free public transport in New Zealand cities from Professor Sir Alan Mark from Otago University.

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/campus/university-of-otago/free-public-transport-and-more-govt-action-called

Stop speaking directly to yourself Prime Minister, just say no - Bridges

The Prime Minister needs to put a stop to the mess that is Ihumātao and just say no to taxpayers’ money being used to buy back the land, or any other sort of deal being struck, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

Time for a ‘youthquake’ in NPDC elections, says first-time voter

Voting papers are about to arrive in mailboxes, and one New Plymouth teen is mad keen to show she cares about the District’s future and cast her vote. 

Dunedin local body voting papers out soon

Voting papers for the October local body elections will be arriving in letterboxes from tomorrow.