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Iwi community hub opens in Murupara - Tabuteau

A new digital hub and development centre in Murupara will be instrumental in growing the region’s productivity, said Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau at the official opening of two community initiatives today.

Economic recovery guides Govt response to retirement income policy review - Faafoi

The Government is working on how New Zealand’s retirement income policies and settings can best support Kiwis in light of the COVID-19 economic recovery, with the help of the Retirement Commissioner’s latest review, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi said.

An extra 100,000 Kiwis to lose their jobs under Labour - Collins and Goldsmith

Today’s Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update forecasts a longer and more painful economic crisis than earlier forecast and requires a serious growth plan to get New Zealand back on track, National Party Leader Judith Collins and Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith say.

CTU take on Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) was in today’s official lockup for the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU).

PREFU shows economy doing better than forecast - Robertson

- PREFU shows economy doing better than forecast

- Unemployment to peak at 7.8%, down from 9.8% forecast in the Budget

- Year-to-June accounts show tax revenue, debt and OBEGAL better than forecast

'Decade of deficits' are a national crisis - NZTU

With deficits projected out to 2033/34, there needs to be urgent action from all political parties on addressing the national debt, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.

PGF funding for Jobs for Nature programme - Jones

The Provincial Growth Fund will provide $11.88 million to fund fencing and waterway projects nationwide that will improve the environment and create jobs in their communities, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.

New Conservative announces number 5 list candidate

Fiona Mackenzie is New Conservative’s number 5 list candidate.

Her broad business background started young with early work experience covering the spectrum from hospitality, retail, nurse aiding, cleaning, and travel to being a postie.

'Politicians asked to promise Kiwi kids in care a childhood they want to remember'

An advocacy organisation amplifying the voices of the more than 6,000 Kiwi children in the state care system is calling for politicians to make 6 promises that will provide stability and a sense of belonging to care-experienced children.

Better funding for PHARMAC - Shane Reti

A National Government will increase funding for PHARMAC and ensure more Kiwis have access to life-saving medication, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

National will increase PHARMAC funding by approximately $90 million per year, this is made up of: