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Lincoln University’s autonomy vital to NZ’s future - Amy Adams

Today’s revelations that the Government has been secretly inviting bids for a fire sale of Lincoln University which would see it folded into a larger institution are deeply concerning Selwyn MP Amy Adams says.

Greens ensures water on the agenda for govt review of Overseas Investment Act

The Green Party has ensured that the next set of changes to the Overseas Investment Act will look at water extraction and whether stronger tests should be set for land sales involving water takes, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today.

Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement location

The announcement that Christchurch can once again be a settlement location for refugees represents an important step for New Zealand’s ambitions to increase the refugee quota, and is a milestone for the city’s post-earthquake recovery, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Shane Jones's ideological constraints - Adams

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has proved how conflicted and confused the Coalition Government is with his appearance on Newshub Nation this morning, National Finance spokeswomen Amy Adams says.

Simon Shepherd interviews The UK National Infrastructure Commission's Katie Black

Simon Shepherd: Shane Jones is setting up an independent infrastructure agency here - but Britain is already several steps ahead. The UK's National Infrastructure commission has just released its first report on preparing for a low-emission future.

Fletcher Tabuteau withdraws KiwiFund bill

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and spokesperson for commerce Fletcher Tabuteau is pleased to announce the Government has taken seriously the issues raised by his KiwiFund Bill meaning the Bill will not be progressed further.

Regional water review underway

Hawke’s Bay’s Councils are united on working together to investigate options for a regional Three Waters delivery model to manage the region’s water infrastructure.

On Newshub Nation this weekend

This week Minister Shane Jones announced an independent commission to tackle New Zealand’s massive infrastructure deficit. Simon Shepherd asks him how the agency can avoid becoming another layer of bureaucracy, and get to work improving New Zealand’s vital foundations.

MP to visit Nelson region in wake of youth mental health service decision

MP will meet with community to discuss their concerns following today’s announcement from Nelson Marlborough DHB.

"The local community in Nelson have made it loud and clear that the CAMHS service is needed and wanted," Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick said this afternoon.

Infrastructure NZ welcomes establishment of infrastructure entity

"Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones’ confirmation that the Government will establish an independent infrastructure entity - an i-body - is very positive news and warmly received by industry," says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure NZ.