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Prime Minister needs to read cannabis bill - RTF

The Prime Minister clearly hasn’t read the draft bill to legalise recreational cannabis, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says.

Former Greenpeace campaigner selected as Green Party candidate

Steve Abel was selected last night as the Green Party candidate for the New Lynn electorate in West Auckland. The Long time environmental activist and Greenpeace’s former Senior Campaign and Political Adviser stepped down from the organisation in December last year to stand for Parliament.

Tertiary reforms to gut regional education - Shane Reti

The Government’s tertiary reforms will gut New Zealand’s regional education, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

"The Government has today passed its Reform of Vocational Education, a Bill that will strip power and assets from regional polytechnics.

Bill to Amend the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act

Speeding up the return of Christchurch regeneration activities to local leadership is behind the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Amendment Bill introduced to Parliament today by Minister Megan Woods.

New era for vocational education

The Government’s work to put trades and vocational education back on the agenda took another major step forward today with the passing of the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

New era for vocational education - Minister of Education

The government’s work to put trades and vocational education back on the agenda took another major step forward today with the passing of the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

David Clark quiet as DHB deficits balloon - Woodhouse

The financial performance of District Health Boards (DHBs) is continuing to worsen under Health Minister David Clark’s leadership, National’s Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.

Another opportunity to strengthen firearms law - Brett Hudson

National is once again giving the Government an opportunity to strengthen firearms legislation by submitting amendments to its legislation which is due back before Parliament, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says.

Hundreds attend Abortion Rights Day of Action as organisers continue pressure

Fem Force - Feminist Action Aotearoa yesterday co-hosted a national day of action for abortion law reform, which hundreds of people attended in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Coalition government brings strong economic management - Fletcher Tabuteau

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Finance, Fletcher Tabuteau has welcomed Statistics New Zealand’s latest report as a timely reminder of the value that this Coalition Government brings to every day New Zealanders: