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There is no plan for fortress New Zealand - ACT

"Every day we get more evidence that this Government is reluctant to even explore taking a proportionate risk-weighted approach to managing COVID-19," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Tax data exposes gross inequity between the wealthiest and poorest New Zealanders - Green Party

Government data today shows that the wealthiest New Zealanders aren’t paying their fair share of tax, whilst everyone else chips in, Green Party spokesperson on Finance Julie Anne Genter said today.

Govt action to cool house prices still needed despite Reserve Bank change - Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the change in the Reserve Bank’s remit to consider the impacts on housing when making financial decisions, but housing affordability shouldn’t be left to the Reserve Bank, Green Party Co-leader and Housing spokesperson Marama Davidson said today.

Labour goes from 'Let’s Do This' to 'Let’s Start Again' - Michael Woodhouse

The future of Auckland’s light rail looks bleak after the new Transport Minister confirmed the Government has basically gone back to the drawing board on a project that was supposed to be delivered this year, National’s Transport Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.

Govt announces list of life-shortening conditions guaranteeing early KiwiSaver access

"The Government has today announced the list of life-shortening congenital conditions that will guarantee early withdrawal under a new KiwiSaver category created last year," Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark said.

Reserve Bank housing direction too slow in coming - Andrew Bayly

National is welcoming the Finance Minister’s realisation that he needs to take action to address the housing shortage, but is worried about how long it took him to have this revelation, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says.

Corrections Minister's comments emerge supporting prisoner uprising - PAPA

Comments made in 2015 by Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis have emerged in which the MP supports detained New Zealanders who had seized control of Australia’s Christmas Island prison camp, saying their concerns were legitimate.

Practical tools to get tamariki talking - Tinetti

A new early learning resource launched today will provide kaiako, parents and whānau with practical tools and advice to better meet the needs of their tamariki in their oral language development.

Green Party accept petition for equal covid-19 vaccine global distribution

Green Party spokesperson on Human Rights and Foreign Affairs Golriz Ghahraman will today accept a petition from Oxfam calling on a fair and equitable global distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Reserve Bank to take account of housing in decision making - Grant Robertson

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today.