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Labour missing $10 billion for infrastructure - Paul Goldsmith

Labour needs to explain how it’s going to pay for $10 billion of funding for Light Rail and Pumped Hydro, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

National will do more to stamp out corruption - Judith Collins

A National Government will back the Serious Fraud Office to do more to stamp out corruption, National Party Leader Judith Collins says.

National in fiscal freefall - Chris Hipkins

More spending promises by National today would make even the Fyre Festival organisers blush, Labour MP Chris Hipkins said.

Job numbers up in August - Grant Robertson

New data from Stats NZ today shows a rise of more than 9,000 filled jobs from July - driven mostly by the education and training sector, Grant Robertson says.

Filled jobs were up 9,147 to 2.2 million in August 2020 compared with July - with 7,409 of those in education and training.

Ombudsman releases access to government information survey

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says too many New Zealanders are still unaware of their rights to request information from Ministers, government agencies, and councils despite a growing thirst for information by the public.

Labour should release their fiscal plan - NZTU

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Labour Party to immediately release their fiscal plan, so it can be subjected to the same scrutiny as the National Party’s fiscal plan.

Early help for whanau who need extra support - Tracey Martin

The Government is investing in a new, whānau-centred early intervention prototype designed to strengthen families and improve the safety and wellbeing of children.

Reports of great whites finned alive cement case for cameras on boats - Green party

Claims of illegal fishing and live finning of great whites in New Zealand waters show once again that cameras on fishing boats are long overdue, and must be urgently rolled out.

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today:

Reskilling and Retraining offers hope of fresh start - Collins

Getting the unemployed back into work, upskilling small business owners and finding a pathway for young people to find work form the heart of National’s Reskilling and Retraining Policy which National Leader Judith Collins announced in Nelson today.

Reskilling and Retraining offers hope of fresh start - Judith Collins

Getting the unemployed back into work, upskilling small business owners and finding a pathway for young people to find work form the heart of National’s Reskilling and Retraining Policy which National Leader Judith Collins announced in Nelson today.