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Funding guarantee 'accelerates critical mental health care'

The Green Party is welcoming today’s announcement of increased support for mental health services for 170,000 people.

Budget investment secures access to mental health services for 170,000 NZers

The Government is making a start on rolling out its free mental healthcare package by signing contracts that will ensure 170,000 New Zealanders continue to receive mental health support at their local medical centre and is kicking off the process to deliver front line services in new areas by the

Time for the Government to start actually delivering - Bennett

The past week of political announcements showed the Labour-led Government is still out of ideas and isn’t up to the job it was elected to do, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett says.

O’Connor to Thailand for trade talks

Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth and Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, heads to Thailand today to attend a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial meeting, as negotiations into the final stages.

If you don’t like rushed legislation, don’t vote for it - ACT

ACT Leader David Seymour says the National Party’s recognition that the gun ‘buy-back’ is failing is only three months late.

Firearms buyback risks failure - Hudson

The low rate of firearms handed in so far shows that the Government’s buyback scheme is failing to secure buy-in from the firearms community, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says.

The infrastructure solution staring Government in the face - Chris Bishop

Labour’s broken promise on Auckland’s light rail has provided a silver lining in the form of $774 million in unspent transport funds that could be used to solve our infrastructure crisis, National’s transport spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

This weekend on Newshub Nation

On Newshub Nation this weekend:

A bold plan for clean rivers - but will it threaten our farms? We discuss the Government's new freshwater plan with Environment Minister David Parker.

Mix and mingle with Hamilton leader hopefuls

All candidates in the running to be Hamilton’s mayor are fronting up at next week’s Hamilton City Council Mayoral Debate.

Under-Secretary Tabuteau to visit Ethiopia and Kenya

Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau is travelling to Ethiopia and Kenya next week to promote New Zealand’s political and trade relationships in East Africa.

While in Ethiopia, Mr Tabuteau will also officially open New Zealand’s new Embassy premises in Addis Ababa.