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Pleased with preferred permanent CE and confident in acting arrangements

"The Public Service Commission have run a robust recruitment process for the permanent role of Chief Executive, Ministry for Disabled People.

"We are very gratified to note that the preferred candidate for this role is a disabled person.

100,000 people call for a ban on single-use plastic bottles - Greenpeace

Accompanied by a giant albatross sculpture made of reclaimed plastic bottles, Greenpeace has delivered a 100,000-strong petition to parliament calling on the Government to ban single-use plastic bottles and incentivise reusable and refillable alternatives.

New measures to help manage COVID as country stays at Orange - Verrall, Tinetti

The Government is taking action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools and early childhood services, COVID-19 Response Minster Dr Ayesha Verrall and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced today.

Health Minister needs to focus on outcomes - National Party

Our health system has never been in a worse state and Andrew Little’s billion dollar restructure, which launches tomorrow, will do nothing to fix it, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

Alcohol harm minimisation bill pulled from biscuit tin - Greens

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens.

Green Party drug reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick’s Members’ bill to minimise alcohol harm was drawn from the members’ ballot today.

Time to do the right thing - David Seymour

"Labour needs to do the right thing and announce the end of the Traffic Light Framework today," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Kaipara District Council confirms rates and adopts Annual Plan 2022-2023

Kaipara District Council Elected Members have adopted the Annual Plan 2022-2023, with an average general rates rise of 4.86 percent (excluding water charges, and allowing for 1 percent growth).

New advisory group provides enduring Maori expertise for Te Aorerekura delivery

The Government has taken another step forward in its work to eliminate family violence and sexual violence with the announcement today of a new Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group.

NZ and EU FTA 'opportunity to support climate friendly future'

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand and the European Greens have published a joint statement calling for the NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement to support climate action, phase out fossil fuel subsidies, cut agriculture emissions, protect human rights, and uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon statement - Election 2022

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon is seeking re-election for a second term in the October local body elections.

Mayor Dan Gordon says he enjoys his role, particularly working closely with the local Waimakariri community and representing their views at a local, regional, and national level.