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Rising wages and low inflation supporting Kiwis - Clark

Kiwis are benefiting from higher wage growth and low inflation under the Coalition Government.

Stats NZ data out today shows the rise in the cost of living remains low, as annual Consumers Price Index (CPI) inflation fell to 1.5% in September from 1.7% in June.

National will support terrorism legislation - Bridges

National will support the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill through to Select Committee where we will seek changes to strengthen the legislation, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

NZ joins Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced New Zealand will join the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action while attending APEC meetings in Chile.

The objective of the 39 member Coalition is to share information and promote action to tackle climate change.

Keeping NZers safer with better counter-terrorism laws - Little

Justice Minister Andrew Little has today introduced a new Bill to prevent terrorism and support the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas.

Marlborough voter turnout confirmed - District Council

Marlborough District’s overall voter return is 48.83% of eligible voters, down almost 5% on the 2016 turnout of 53.64%.

Time to dump harmful 1970s-style pay agreements - McClay

The Government should scrap any plans it has to implement so-called ‘fair pay’ agreements, which are nothing more than a 1970s-style straightjacket on the economy, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Todd McClay says.

Improved succession and dispute resolution core of Ture Whenua changes

A Bill that proposes targeted changes to simplify the processes for Māori land owners when engaging with the Māori Land Court has had its First Reading today.

Welfare reform key to a just transition that is inclusive and fair - Greens

The Green Party has welcomed the Council of Trade Unions’ call for a people-led, people-focused response to climate change, including increasing benefit levels and implementing the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group.

Government a step closer to banning whitebaiting, says National

The Government has voted down changes that would have protected whitebaiting from being outlawed, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says.

NZ economy strong amid global headwinds - Robertson

New Zealand’s economic strength and resilience has been recognised in a major update on the state of the global economy.