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Sky high maintenance costs for Air Force clunkers - ACT New Zealand

"New Zealand’s ancient Boeing 757s are falling to bits because the Government is underinvesting in Defence," says ACT’s Defence spokesperson Dr James McDowall.

Block on Easter Trading great for families - Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Government to block attempts to liberalise trading laws around the Easter period.

Labour putting petty politics ahead of small businesses - ACT

"Labour should let their MPs vote with their conscience, instead of using a block vote to prevent them from supporting my bill to reform Easter Trading laws," says ACT’s Small Business spokesperson Chris Baillie.

Meat and dairy gains are vital in any EU trade deal - Todd McClay

A trade agreement with the European Union must include commercially meaningful outcomes for New Zealand’s meat and dairy exporters, National’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson Todd McClay says.

New focus on mental health for veterans and their families and whanau - Whaitiri

Te Arataki mō te Hauora Ngākau mō ngā Mōrehu a Tū me ō rātou Whānau, The Veteran, Family and Whānau Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy Framework

Three strikes then jail for burglars - Nicole McKee

"ACT will deter the growing number of criminals committing burglaries with a three strikes for burglary law," says ACT’s Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee.

EEO Comm'r disappointed with delay in urgent pay transparency legislation

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner has expressed disappointment over the delay in undertaking urgent action to address ethnic, gender and disability pay gaps across workplaces in Aotearoa New Zealand.

$7.4 billion but no new driving lanes - ACT Party

"Lets Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) has finally jumped the shark, this morning announcing a new four-lane tunnel for bikes, walkers and buses through Mt Victoria, but not adding any increased capacity for motorists," says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court.

Emergency housing bill hits $1 billion - Nicola Willis

The Government’s housing failure has clocked up a new milestone: $1 billion has been spent on emergency housing, National’s Acting Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

"This is a staggering amount of money and is emblematic of Labour’s complete and utter failure on housing.

He Oranga Poutama expanded into four new regions - Grant Robertson

A long-standing physical activity programme that focuses on outcomes for Maori has been expanded to four new regions with Government investment almost doubled to increase its reach.

He Oranga Poutama is managed by a combination of hapū, iwi, hauora and regional providers.