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Free lunches served up to thousands of school children in the South Island - Hipkins

The Government’s free and healthy school lunches programme moves south for the first time creating jobs for around 30 people in Otago and Southland.

Bill raising residency requirement for NZ super passes first reading

New Zealand First’s Fair Residency for Superannuation Bill passed its First Reading in Parliament today. The Bill makes a significant change to NZ Super by raising the minimum residency requirement from 10 to 20 years, after age 20.

Harsher penalties for assaults on first responders one step closer - Darroch Ball

A New Zealand First member’s bill in the name of Darroch Ball introducing a six-month minimum prison sentence for assaults on first responders has passed its second reading in Parliament.

New fund to help save local events and jobs - Twyford

The Government has established a new $10 million fund for the domestic events sector to help save jobs and protect incomes as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, Minister of Economic Development Phil Twyford announced today.

'Screen Sector recovery package protects jobs, boosts investment'

Thousands of Kiwi jobs and investment in New Zealand productions will be protected through a screen sector support package announced today by Associate Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Economic Development Phil Twyford and Minister for Broadcasting Kris Faafoi.

AAAP calls for WINZ debt cancellation as debt doubles in 5 years

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on all debt to the Ministry of Social Development to be cancelled to stop people from missing out on essentials such as rent, food and bills.

Fuel Industry Bill introduced and passes first reading - Hon Dr Megan Woods

Bill to improve fuel market competition

Fiso John Fiso (ONZM) appointed as Pacific Cooperation Foundation board chair

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to name John Fiso (ONZM) as chair of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation board, effective from Wednesday 1st July 2020.

Right to legal representation in Family Court restored today - Andrew Little

From today new legislation takes effect to both restore the right to legal representation at the start of a Care of Children (CoCA) dispute in the Family Court, and allow parties to those proceedings to access legal aid where eligible.

'IHC calls on government to abandon force in schools'

IHC is calling on the Government to heed the wave of anti-brutality sentiment sweeping the world, and move away from the use of force and restraint in schools.