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Government out to improve state of the Nation

A new report showing families under stress from rising housing costs and poverty affirms the Government’s agenda to tackle the housing crisis and raise the living standards of all New Zealanders, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

Waitangi National Trust appoints new Chairman and Board members

Waitangi National Trust (WNT), the organisation which is responsible for governance of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, has appointed two new members to its Board and elected a new Chairman.

Report on Marlborough salmon farms released

A report by an independent panel into the future location of six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds has been released by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash.

Students most important in Partnership Schools debate - NZSTA

2018 promises many changes for the school sector, including changes to the status of Partnership Schools which is currently before parliament.

National to support first reading of child poverty legislation

National will support the Government’s proposed child poverty legislation to its first reading but won’t guarantee any ongoing support unless it agrees to amendments that will ensure it measurably improves deprivation, National’s spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says.

National Party thanks Bill English for his contribution

Bill English has made an enormous contribution to both the National Party and to New Zealand during his 27-year political career, National Party President Peter Goodfellow says.

"On behalf of the whole National Party, I’d like to thank Bill for his dedication and strong leadership.

Emergency relief supplies to depart for Tonga

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced a RNZAF C130 Hercules aircraft carrying emergency relief supplies will depart for Tonga this afternoon.

Farmers acknowledge Bill English as 'safe pair of hands'

Bill English proved to be a consistently safe pair of hands as Finance Minister, guiding New Zealand through the global financial crisis, the Christchurch and Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquakes and the dairy downturn, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne said.

Housing challenge for older Kiwis - Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand agree with the Housing Stocktake report released yesterday that housing security for an ageing population is a key factor that needs to be addressed.

CouncilMARK releases Taupo District Council's report

The Independent Assessment Board which oversees the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK has today released the Taupō District Council assessment report. Taupō received a BBB rating.

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