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Clear direction set for the education system, skills prioritised - Minister

The Government has released a set of priorities for early learning through to tertiary education and lifelong learning to build a stronger, fairer education system that delivers for all New Zealanders.

Is Govt upholding its end of the Covid-19 bargain? - ACT

"Aucklanders will be asking whether the Government is upholding its end of the Covid-19 bargain," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

"New arrivals at the MIQ facility at the Grand Millennium were seen on Monday mixing and mingling with people from The Vincent Residences.

Reserve Bank policies will inevitably heat housing market - Green Party

The Government must use levers to prevent further over-heating of the housing market, which will result from the Reserve Bank pumping another $28 billion into the economy in the form of cheap loans to banks.

Ardern shouldn't blame returning Kiwis for high house prices - NZ Initiative

Wellington, 12 November 2020 - The prime minister is wrong to just blame returning Kiwis for rising house prices, according to a research note by the New Zealand Initiative.

Labour appoints Rob Salmond as General Secretary

The New Zealand Labour Party has appointed Rob Salmond as its new General Secretary today, says Labour President Claire Szabó.

The appointment comes after a unanimous vote of Labour’s New Zealand Council.

RMA reform needed now - Nicola Willis

The steep increase in house price numbers released today shows how important it is that the Government gets on with RMA reform, immediately, National’s Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

What is a party whip and what do they do?

Parliamentary party whips are members of Parliament (MPs) who make sure their party’s MPs are present in Parliament when they are needed to vote.

Whips do most of the tasks that enable parties to work as teams in the House, such as:

Govt must ask Reserve Bank hard questions on housing - Andrew Bayly

Today’s announcement of a Funding for Lending scheme without any requirement for the new lending to be targeted at productive investment will add even more pressure to an already stretched housing market, National Party Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says.

Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019

As the Royal Commission completes the final stages of the inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques on 15 March 2019, Commissioners have now concluded engagement with Muslim communities.

Horticulture New Zealand keen to work with new Government

Horticulture New Zealand - which advocates for New Zealand’s 6000 plus fruit and vegetable growers - is keen to work with the new Government to ensure the industry can continue to grow and support New Zealand’s post-Covid economic and social recovery.