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New Zealand marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

New Zealand is expressing unity with all victims, families and loved ones affected by the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks, and all terrorist attacks around the world since, including in New Zealand.

Aotearoa NZ provides further humanitarian support for Afghanistan - Nanaia Mahuta

Aotearoa New Zealand is providing a further $3 million in humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today.

"There is significant humanitarian need in Afghanistan, with the crisis disproportionately affecting women and girls," said Nanaia Mahuta.

Resurgence payment should be weekly - Chris Baillie

"The Government’s resurgence payment announcement will barely touch the sides for most businesses and more needs to be done," says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie.

Labour’s failure to prepare for Delta has cost Kiwis their jobs - Louise Upston

The latest Jobseeker figures released today demonstrate the true impact of the Delta outbreak on employment, National’s Social Development and Employment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

Businesses struggling day-to-day under Covid restrictions need Government support

Each day matters for hardworking businesses struggling under Level 4 lockdown in Auckland and new Level 2 restrictions elsewhere in the country, National’s Economic Development and Small Business spokesperson Todd McClay says.

NZ not at the table to discuss Afghanistan evacuation - Gerry Brownlee

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to ask the United States for a ‘please explain’ as to why New Zealand was not invited to the more than 20 country ministerial meeting, led by the US and Germany yesterday, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

Animal welfare crisis looms as Minister butchers opportunity - Barbara Kuriger

An animal welfare crisis is looming as Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor fails to pay attention to what’s going on around him, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

Govt parks the expiry of licenses, WoFs and regos - Wood

As a result of the Delta outbreak, driver licences, Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness (CoFs), vehicle licences (‘regos’) and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will be valid until 30 November 2021, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today.<

Epidemic Response Committee resumes today (unofficially) - Seymour

"The ACT Party has today responded to overwhelming demand for the return of the Epidemic Response Committee (ERC) with a special unofficial committee being held at midday," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Quit the education complacency - Paul Goldsmith

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is mythmaking about the impact of school closures on learning, no doubt to downplay the impact of his Government’s failures over Covid, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.