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On space and climate

In anticipation of tomorrow’s "space-related climate change announcement" by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:

ACT to vote against Zero Carbon Bill, emissions trading scheme changes

ACT Leader David Seymour has confirmed that he will vote against the second reading of Government’s Zero Carbon Bill and the first reading of its Emissions Trading Scheme legislation.

Wellbeing data shows New Zealanders are worse off - Goldsmith

New Zealanders' financial standing is sliding backwards for the first time since the GFC, according to new Statistics NZ data, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

EDS submission on Resource Management Reform Bill

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has filed its submission on the Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019 with the Environment Select Committee of Parliament.

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes conclusion of the RCEP negotiations

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the successful conclusion of the RCEP negotiations, saying trade agreements are critical to the ongoing success of export industries like horticulture.

CTU concerned with 'upgrade' of China Free Trade Agreement

The CTU is concerned that the "upgrade" of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement has not removed the threat of investor suits against the New Zealand government (Investor-State Dispute Settlement, ISDS).

Simon Bridges thanks Maggie Barry for her service

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges has today thanked Maggie Barry for her nine years of service to Parliament and the National Party.

Maggie Barry to retire from politics in 2020

North Shore MP Maggie Barry ONZM has today announced she will not be seeking re-election and will retire from Parliament in 2020.

Shaw exasperated by US decision to abandon Paris Agreement

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has expressed his exasperation at the decision by the United States to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

Significant progress on RCEP trade deal - Government

Leaders of 16 countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have announced the completion of negotiation on the text as well as agreement on virtually all market access issues between 15 countries.