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Common sense and compassion needed for rental regulations - Brooke van Velden

"ACT is calling on the Government to issue exemptions and extensions for any landlord caught out by Alert Level changes when it comes to complying by the new standards," says ACT Deputy Leader and Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

Council seeks community feedback on Three Waters Reform proposal

Council is seeking community feedback on Government’s proposal to change the way drinking water, stormwater and wastewater are managed across the country.

'More information needed' Waitaki gives feedback to Government on 3 Waters Proposal

Waitaki District Council will meet next week to consider what feedback it will give to the Government on its proposals for 3 Waters Reform. Government has given all councils until the end of September to consider the proposals and offer feedback.

Greens call for all birth injuries to be covered by ACC, launch open letter

The Green Party is launching an open letter to the Minister for ACC asking for all birth injuries and trauma to be covered, and the letter has strong support from the sector.

Government urged to connect the dots to help families facing food hardship

In the second Covid-19 Lockdown Briefing, The Salvation Army is calling for urgent work to connect the Ka Ora, Ka Ako food in schools programmes to foodbanks in Auckland to ensure ongoing food security for those facing hardship during Alert Level 4.

Pay Parity deal a broken promise to early learning - Early Childhood Council

The Minister of Education has let down teachers and centres alike with a watered down Pay Parity offer.

Today's backpedaling of ECE pay parity commitments will hurt thousands of teachers - NZEI

More than 5000 ECE teachers will lose access to pay increases they were eligible for next year because of backpedaling on pay parity by Education Minister Chris Hipkins, their union NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

Govt needs to do more to vaccinate disabled community - Penny Simmonds

Disability Issues Minister Carmel Sepuloni has completely dropped the ball in getting some of the most vulnerable people in our community vaccinated against Covid-19, National’s Disability spokesperson Penny Simmonds says.

Hurry up and wait! There’s a "climate emergency" - Simon Court

"In a world first, the Government has postponed responding to an emergency. The Government declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ last year, now it’s delayed its Emissions Reduction Plan by five months," says ACT’s Climate Change spokesperson Simon Court.

Timeline confirmed for Emissions Reductions Plan - James Shaw

Cabinet has agreed to begin consulting on the Emissions Reduction Plan in early October and require that the final plan be released by the end of May next year in line with the 2022 Budget, the Minister of Climate Change, James Shaw confirmed today.