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Innovative te reo prediction tool announced in Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Willie Jackson

A new Māori language prediction tool will play a key role in tracking our te reo Māori revitalisation efforts, Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson announced today.

Further Government support for people to access food and essential items

The Government is responding to need for support in Auckland and has committed a further $10 million to help people access ongoing food and other essential items, Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced today.

Unskilled pruning of labour force is a rotten policy - David Bennett

The Government’s confirmation of the availability of Recognised Seasonal Employer workers from selected countries is not enough to fix its rotten approach to labour supply, says National’s Horticulture spokesperson David Bennett.

Government flying blind, new testing technology needed - ACT

"The Government is flying blind with so little testing, it doesn’t know if unlinked or ‘mystery’ cases are exceptions, or the tip of a Delta iceberg," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Half a million Pfizer vaccines from Denmark

The Government has secured an extra half a million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from Denmark that will start arriving in New Zealand within days, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.

Kiwis kept flightless by vaccine passport go slow - ACT

"The Government has issued 4.3 million doses of Pfizer vaccine and, as is this Government’s way, forgot to issue any kind of proof," says ACT Leader David Seymour

Minister shows staggering arrogance on Three Waters - ACT

"Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has shown staggering arrogance towards councils on Q+A this morning on the Government’s Three Waters policy," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Government must park Three Waters plans - Luxon

Labour must listen to the multitude of mayors pleading for the Three Waters plans to be dumped, National’s Local Government spokesperson Christopher Luxon says.

Call for doctors to be barred from practicing is insanity - DSC

The call by New Zealand Medical Association chair Alistair Humphrey for medical professionals who have not been vaccinated to be barred from practicing smacks of the Dark Ages thinking that called for witches to be burnt at the stake.

Inland Revenue providing essential COVID support for businesses

Inland Revenue is seeing increased demand for Resurgence Support Payments and other assistance schemes that it administers, but is processing applications quickly, Revenue Minister David Parker said today.