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Green Party welcomes Maori wards amendment bill passing

The Green Party welcomes the passing of the Local Electorate Act Māori Wards Amendment Bill which ensures Māori have a say on local issues across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Investment to reduce cochlear implant waitlist - Little

The Labour Government will invest $6 million for 70 additional adult cochlear implants this year to significantly reduce the historical waitlist, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

Apartheid Bill deeply divisive - ACT

"The Government’s Apartheid Bill will not begin to solve the fundamental economic and social issues our nation faces," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Government needs to progress transformation plans to save mill - E tu

E tÅ« is calling on the Government to lend greater support to Aotearoa New Zealand’s local wood processing industry in the wake of the proposal to close Whakatāne Mill.

Govt's quake-strengthening aid isn't helping Kiwis - Tim van De Molen

The Government has put out more press releases about its Residential Earthquake-Prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme than it has received actual applications, National’s Building and Construction spokesperson Tim van de Molen says.

Govt defence of housing scheme plain ridiculous - Nicola Willis

Housing Minister Megan Woods’ continued defence of a Government scheme that has put just 12 families into a home shows just how out of touch her Government is about the scale of New Zealand’s housing shortage, National’s Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

National Maori Housing Conference 2021, heartened by the turnout - Ngati Kahungunu

The sixth National Māori Housing Conference 2021, is being hosted in Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga over the next few days. Approximately 300 participants from around the motu attended the pōhiri at Waipatu Marae today.

Govt out of its depth on law and order - ACT

"Labour is out of its depth when it comes to law and order, with the Prime Minister and the Police Minister not across the details of Police’s plan to target organised crime," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Words alone mean nothing, Minister - Paul Goldsmith

Words and good intentions will not solve New Zealand’s truancy crisis, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Reserve Bank bets against the economy - ACT

"Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr clearly doesn’t share this Government’s confidence in the economy," says ACT Leader David Seymour.