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EDS submission on ETS reforms questions integrity of agricultural sector’s commitments

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has lodged its submission on amendments proposed to the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reforms) Amendment Bill; specifically those that seek to give effect to aspects of the Primary Sector’s Climate Change Commitment He Waka Eke Noa (and as se

Services sector reflects a slowing economy - Paul Goldsmith

The decline in the services sector is another sign of a slowing economy, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Government must end exploitative practice against migrant workers - First Union

FIRST Union is today calling on the New Zealand Government to intervene in the shocking case of a Filipino migrant worker and carpenter who, until Monday last week, was unable to return to his fixed employment in New Zealand after his former employer, Auckland-based building firm Renovo, used the

Improvements to paid family care welcomed by not for profits - Carers NZ

The Government’s announced changes to Funded Family Care (FFC) will make it easier for spouses, young carers, and parents of disabled children under 18 to make the choice to care.

Government fails to deliver on Kermadec Sanctuary - Nick Smith

No progress has been made on advancing the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary over the past two years despite specific Government promises in their coalition agreements to do so, Nelson MP Nick Smith says.

Government failing to enhance our marine reserves - Sarah Dowie

The Government’s record on protecting our marine environment is lacklustre and yet another example of them failing to deliver, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says.

Puhinui to Auckland Airport in 10 minutes - Phil Twyford

Aucklanders are another step closer to getting rapid transit to the airport, with the start of construction to upgrade State Highway 20B to the airport, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today.

'Govt's ongoing vaping delay is helping no one'

The Government keeps promising to regulate vaping.

Gang violence result of soft on crime approach - Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) says the Government’s soft on crime approach has done nothing to curb the violent offending by gangs and has instead allowed gang numbers to escalate.

Government persecutions making us less safe - New Conservative

We are less than 3 weeks into the 2020 new year and exactly a full month after the end of the Government’s amnesty for Prohibited Firearms.

Already, New Zealanders are seeing an escalation in illegal firearms violence alongside the persecution of licensed owners.