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Govt-backed unions aim to spoil Christmas - Simpson

Government Ministers should explain why the worst year for strikes in three decades will be rounded out by a stoppage by Air New Zealand engineers on the Friday before Christmas, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

REINZ concerned rules could make rental ownership a less appealing

If you’re writing on the Revenue Minister’s Taxation (Annual Rates for 2019-20, GST Offshore Supplier Registration, and Remedial Matters) Bill this weekend, please consider the following comment from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).

Fast track for new Dunedin Hospital outpatient and day surgery building

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced a significant change in the approach to constructing the new Dunedin hospital.

Green Party welcome Tomorrow Schools Taskforce report

The Green Party are welcoming the report by the Tomorrow Schools Independent Taskforce and are excited by the transformative, systemic changes that it recommends.

PSA: Carolling for equal pay

PSA's nationwide networks of equal pay advocates are putting solidarity behind an equal pay claim for DHB administration and clerical workers into song for Christmas.

Call for govt not to sign Migration Compact - Social Credit

Social Credit is calling on the government not to sign the UN sponsored Global Compact on Migration in Morocco in three days time.

Minister wants wider discussion on proposed schooling changes - Hipkins

The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce is proposing significant changes to the way our schools are run, governed, and managed to ensure every student receives the best quality education in future, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

Tomorrow's Schools review: 'Our education system needs to change '

A review of Tomorrow’s Schools has found an education system that is not working well enough particularly for our most disadvantaged children and young people.

NZ must not sign UN Global Compact on Migration - Free Speech Coalition

Objective 17 of the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration poses serious risk to the freedom of expression and press in New Zealand and should not be signed by the Government, says the Free Speech Coalition.

Alexandra and Wanaka worse off after 24/7 policing cut - Jacqui Dean

A decision by the Labour-led Government to axe 24/7 police stations in Wanaka and Alexandra is unfair on our communities and will lead to more victims, MP for Waitaki Jacqui Dean says.