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Vaccination the best protection against measles - David Clark

Health Minister Dr David Clark is urging people to ensure their vaccinations are up to date as more MMR vaccine is sent to Canterbury to deal with the measles outbreak.

'Time for the Crown to address of mistreatment of Maori'

Final submissions in Health Services and Outcomes Inquiry are to be held before the Waitangi Tribunal in Wellington on 12 and 13 March. The Inquiry started in October 2018 on TÅ«rangawaewae Marae.

Former Department of Corrections officer wants prisoner voting ban scrapped

Tom Hemopo, kaumātua and retired probation officer, was the applicant who filed for an urgent hearing in 2015 claiming that the Crown, through its Department of Corrections breached its’ Treaty of Waitangi obligations by failing to tackle the high rate of reoffending by Māori and that the

PM must release Cabinet Office advice on Jones issue - NZTU

The Prime Minister must release advice given by the Cabinet Office to Shane Jones regarding his conflict of interest, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.

NZ to support Solomon Islands general election

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark today announced a package of support to the Solomon Islands Government ahead of the national general election on April 3.

Spies fly the rainbow flag - Andrew Little

The Minister Responsible for the NZSIS and GCSB, Andrew Little, today launched the Standing Out LGBTQI+ staff network for New Zealand’s Intelligence Community.

Draft Otakaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan delivered to Minister

Another important milestone in Christchurch’s regeneration has been achieved with the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration receiving the draft Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan.

Opportunities Party declares drought over decent tax ideas

"The debate over the Tax Working Group’s recommendations will not quench Kiwi’s thirst for a decent tax system" says Opportunities Party Leader Geoff Simmons.

Vaping 'key' to Smoke Free 2025 goal

It’s great the Government has announced it’s committed to amending the 1990 Smoke-free Environments Act. This follows Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa submitting a paper to cabinet in November titled "Supporting smokers to switch to significantly less harmful alternatives."

Renewable energy for Christchurch Hospital

Health Minister Dr David Clark says two new woody biomass boilers for Christchurch Hospital will improve the Canterbury DHB’s resilience and environmental sustainability.