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Turkish government representatives visit christchurch

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says senior representatives of the Turkish government will visit Christchurch over the next two days.

Otago Researchers call for urgent law change

Firearms law changes promised by the Prime Minister are long overdue, according to experts in the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Dr Marie Russell and Dr Hera Cook.

Opposition Leader visits Christchurch

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today visited Christchurch alongside the Prime Minister and other Party Leaders and met with the Islamic community, some of the affected families and emergency responders.

'An act of extraordinary and unprecedented violence' - PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has expressed her horror at the events that are currently unfolding in Christchurch.

"This was an act of extraordinary and unprecedented violence. It has no place in New Zealand.

"It is one of New Zealand’s darkest days.

Thankful for the assist - Feds

The Government’s allocation of 1$million to help Tasman recover from the fire disaster is needed says Federated Farmers.

Support for Jan Logie’s call for discussion about a 'Rainbow Ministry'

The PSA’s Out@PSA network supports the call made at the opening of this year’s Wellington Pride Festival by Greens MP Jan Logie that it would be worthwhile to explore having a ministry-level government agency for LGBTI+ New Zealanders.

Opposition Leader condemns Christchurch attack

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has condemned the Christchurch attacks and expresses condolences to the people of Canterbury.

"Details are still emerging but the attacks are shocking.

ACT statement on Christchurch shooting

Reports of a deadly shooting at a Christchurch mosque are deeply disturbing, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

"This type of incident is unheard of in New Zealand.

Investment boost for Mid-North tourism - Davis

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $2.8 million to further economic growth opportunities in tourism in the Mid-North and help lift the prosperity and wellbeing of its communities, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

Te Uru Rakau and Corrections joint planting pilot launched

A pilot will see release to work prisoners training and working in the forestry sector as part of the One Billion Trees Programme, Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.