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Wage claim disruption easily fixed - Social Credit

The government could head off the avalanche of wage claims that will cause significant disruption for the public and drive up inflation, by scrapping GST and replacing it with a transactions tax.

New inter-atoll vessel gifted to Tokelau

A new inter-atoll vessel for Tokelau funded through New Zealand Aid will provide safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation between the country’s three atolls, the Director of Maritime NZ Keith Manch says.

Settlement offer made to PSA members at Ministry of Justice

A settlement offer has been agreed between the Public Service Association (PSA) and Ministry of Justice and will now go to the PSA’s 2000 members - about 60% of the Ministry’s total workforce - to be voted on.

Downwards trend in crime stats - Nash

Police Minister Stuart Nash says Police deserve acknowledgement for efforts to prevent crime and improve community safety, as new data shows a significant drop in the number of people who have been victims of crime.

New inter-atoll ferry for Tokelau launched

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today formally gifted Tokelau with a new vessel to serve as a small passenger ferry between the country’s three atolls.

Karel Sroubek and the Compact on Migration - New Conservative

Is Karel Sroubek a sign of things to come if the government signs the UN’s Global Compact on Migration?

Communities less safe after 24/7 cancellation - Bishop

New Zealanders will be less safe because of the Labour-led Government’s decision to scrap plans to upgrade 20 regional police stations to 24/7 coverage, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

Labour confirms increased tax on PTE’s - Brown

The Labour-led Government has confirmed it will follow through with more tax hikes, this time one which will have serious impact on the International Education sector, National’s Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Simeon Brown says.

Nga Rohe Moana o Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou Bill passes second reading

New Zealand First has voted in favour of the Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Bill, which passed its second reading in Parliament today.

26 alive stink bugs in Oamaru alarming - Nathan Guy

National is alarmed to learn today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have found 26 live Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) in a box of imported shoes in Oamaru, National’s Biosecurity spokesperson Nathan Guy says.