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Regional Council sets new Tukituki resource consent deadline

The Regional Council has set a new deadline for landowners to lodge a full resource consent to meet the requirements of the Tukituki Catchment Plan.

It's time to have the early learning funding conversation - ECC

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the promise to review the early learning funding model in the National Party’s education policy announcement today.

"We welcome this commitment to fixing the broken funding model," said ECC CEO Peter Reynolds.

Greens will push for Government to expand dignified income beyond public service

The Green Party welcomes Labour’s commitment to extend the living wage to Government contractors, but will push for Fair Pay Agreements across industries in the next Government so more New Zealanders can earn a dignified income.

'National Party's education policy - the good, bad and ugly'

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming some of the National Party's newly-announced education policy, but President Liam Rutherford says the plans needs to be considered in light of their actions during nine years in Government.

For the South Island it has gone on too long - Judith Collins

Staying on Level Two for another week means that this lock-down has gone on too long for those living far away from Auckland, National Party Leader Judith Collins says.

"Why is the South Island still at Level 2 when there hasn’t been a case recorded there since the end of May?

National to invest in our children's future - Collins and Willis

A National Government will prioritise lifting achievement for all New Zealand children, no matter their background or ability, National Party Leader Judith Collins and National’s Education spokesperson Nicola Willis say.

Further investment in children with additional needs - Nicola Willis

A National Government would improve education for children with additional needs by intervening earlier and investing $683 million over four years to provide more teacher aides and a learning support funding boost for every school, National’s Education spokesperson Nicola Willis says.

Economic data highlights impact of Auckland moving out of Level 3 - Robertson

Economic activity across the Auckland region and the country bounced back to levels experienced under Alert Level 1 following Auckland’s move out of Alert Level 3, analysis in the Treasury’s latest Weekly Economic Update shows.

New Zealand First 'agrees to disagree' on Alert Level 2 decision

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has today invoked the Coalition Agreement’s ‘Agree to Disagree’ provisions in light of Cabinet’s decision to maintain Alert Level 2 settings outside Auckland.

More mental wellbeing services for young people in regions - Hipkins and Genter

More mental health and addiction services are available for young New Zealanders in Rotorua and Taupō, Wairarapa, South Canterbury, Dunedin and Southland from next month, Health Minister Chris Hipkins and Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter say.