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New Zealand First pledges $25m for new marine biology facility in Tauranga

New Zealand First has announced $25 million to help build a world class Marine Biology facility in the city of Tauranga.

Strengthening frontline services with primary care navigators - Shane Reti

A National Government will increase our frontline primary healthcare services by adding a primary care navigator to every General Practice, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

A modern health service that delivers for everyone - Shane Reti

A National Government will deliver a health service that is modern, high-quality, evidence-based and available to all, regardless of who you are or where you live, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

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Travellers in isolation to be able to vote by telephone - Electoral Commission

Up to 5,000 people in managed isolation or quarantine will be able to vote by telephone in the general election and referendums after an amendment to electoral regulations last week.

'Kindergartens criticise National proposal to cut ECE funding again'

Kindergartens Aotearoa, the collective representing 365 kindergartens and other early childhood services, considers National’s education policy short-sighted for its proposed cuts to early childhood services that employ 100 per cent qualified teachers.

'Procurement to promote jobs, Maori and Pasifika businesses and sustainability'

As part of the COVID-19 recovery, the Government has strengthened its procurement rules to ensure its annual $42 billion spend creates more jobs, uses more sustainable construction practices and results in better outcomes for Māori and Pasifika, Government Ministers announced today.

LGNZ manifesto calls on public to ask hard questions of central govt hopefuls

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) today released its 2020 General Election Manifesto, taking a different tack to the policy wish-list traditionally seen at this part of the election cycle.

Fake news by Stuff targets Napier candidate Deborah Burnside - New Conservative

New Conservative’s candidate for Napier (and cancer survivor), Deborah Burnside, has been the target of a fake news article by Stuff, which has made false allegations regarding her association with the Cancer Society, and specifically her role as an Ambassador.

New Conservative announces number 4 list candidate

Lachie Ashton has been announced as New Conservative’s number 4 list candidate.

Timaru's Theatre Royal to be upgraded and new heritage facility built - Ardern

The Government is supporting a major upgrade of Timaru’s iconic Theatre Royal and the construction of a new connected Heritage Facility museum and exhibition space with $11.6 million from the Government’s Infrastructure Fund, Jacinda Ardern announced today.