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Breast Cancer Foundation response to Health Select Committee

Last week, the Health Select Committee heard submissions on a letter requesting an inquiry into unfunded cancer medicines and PHARMAC, and on two recent online petitions, signed by nearly 34,000 New Zealanders, pleading for funding of important drugs for advanced breast cancer (ABC).

Tax change bad news for tenants - NZPIF

The IRD states that in NZ, tax is applied to a person's net income and there are no restrictions on loss making from any source. However the Government is introducing a Bill to just ring-fence rental property tax losses.

First KiwiBuild homes for central Wellington

The first KiwiBuild homes for central Wellington are on the way following an agreement with The Wellington Company to build a new apartment building in Mount Cook, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced.

Primary sector exports set to grow higher - Minister

The value of New Zealand’s primary sector exports is set to grow by $505 million to a new record high over the coming year, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said.

ACC levies drop will save kiwi businesses $100 million

The Government’s decision to reduce the ACC Work Levy will save New Zealand businesses $100 million over the next two years, say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Government has also decided to hold all other ACC levies at their current rate.

Kind-hearted Kiwis prop up Government under-funding

"Charitable dollars should not be used to subsidise under-funded Government services," says CCS Disability Action Chief Executive David Matthews.

Govt's latest tax grab will boost living costs again - Adams

Two weeks out from Christmas, the Labour-led Government has unveiled plans to extract more taxes from New Zealanders that will drive up the cost of living for the very families that can least afford it, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says.

Seven government agencies sign up for flexible work pilot

The next step of the Gender Pay Action Plan was launched today by Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, with seven public service agencies committing to flexible work pilots.

Kids need feeding now, let’s fund more food in schools - Greens

A report showing one in five New Zealand children don’t have enough food should prompt urgent action to roll out a national strategy for free food in schools, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

Govt to act on unfair commercial practices - Faafoi

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi and Minister for Small Business Stuart Nash have today released a discussion paper outlining options to protect consumers and businesses from unfair commercial practices.