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Gruelling bike crusade to fight Pharmac funding nears Parliament

An arduous 1300 kilometre biking campaign undertaken by a determined Dunedin couple is set to finish at Parliament steps on Wednesday - delivering an impassioned message to the government to immediately double Pharmac’s budget.

PM must get to truth of alleged PGF David Henry meeting - NZTU

Responding to Radio NZ’s reporting today that David Henry met with Shane Jones prior to Mr Henry’s company submitting its application for funding to the Provincial Growth Fund, the Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Jordan Williams said:

Shane Jones must explain his shady PGF meetings - Bishop

Shane Jones has serious questions to answer after newly-released documents suggest he misled Parliament over his knowledge of a suspect Provincial Growth Fund application, National’s Regional Development spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

Advancing New Zealand’s trade agenda focus of Europe meetings - David Parker

World Trade Organisation reform, agricultural trade and a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom will be the focus of Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker’s visit to Europe this week.

Time for standing commission against corruption - Maori Council

Time For Standing Commission Against Corruption - Politicians, Public Servants and Suppliers to Government must be held to account

Minister of Defence to visit counterparts in US and Canada

The Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, departed today for the United States and Canada where he will meet with his counterparts.

While in Canada Minister Mark will meet with his counterpart, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan.

Weekend of gang violence shows need to get tough - Hudson

Two violent incidents in two days have provided a graphic illustration of why the Government needs to get tougher on gang activity, National’s Police spokesperson Brett Hudson says.

Govt to deliver family carers $2000 pay rise, expand scheme to spouses this year

The Coalition Government is delivering this year the changes to Funded Family Care the disability sector has long-asked for, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa.

PM sadden by the passing of Piri Sciascia

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Piri Sciascia ONZM, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today.

Minister opens new ecosanctuary at Cape Farewell

A new ecosanctuary with a predator proof fence on Golden Bay’s Cape Farewell, which will restore a safe home for sea birds, rare native plants, giant snails, and geckos, was officially opened today by the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.