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National Party selects strong leadership team - Judith Collins

Judith Collins has been reconfirmed as Leader of the National Party, with Dr Shane Reti selected as the party’s new Deputy Leader.

Both were selected unopposed following a Caucus meeting in Wellington today.

Crown accounts better than forecast as confidence in the economy grows - Robertson

The Government’s books were stronger than expected as the economy continues to recover post COVID lockdown, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Minister heads to flood-hit Napier - Kiri Allan

Minister of Emergency Management Kiri Allan will travel to Napier this afternoon to meet with frontline staff and residents affected by the severe weather that hit the area overnight.

Covid-19 vaccine progress encouraging - Megan Woods

News today from Pfizer and BioNTech that they have had promising results from COVID-19 clinical trials of a vaccine is encouraging, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods said.

First Cabinet decision supports small business

The first Cabinet decision of the new Labour Government is a three year extension of the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and a provision of up to two years interest free, to support small businesses as the Government accelerates its economic response to Covid-19.

First Cabinet decision supports small business - Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

The first Cabinet decision of the new Labour Government is a three year extension of the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and a provision of up to two years interest free, to support small businesses as the Government accelerates its economic response to Covid-19.

Disabled Persons Assembly joins call to raise benefits by Christmas

DPA have joined over 50 NGOs in signing an open letter calling on the Government to lift one of the biggest limitations on whānau and child wellbeing: not having enough income.

Opinion: Do NZers only care about terrorism if it happens to us?

By Dr John Battersby

Rotting courgettes show Govt lucky, not skilled on Covid-19 - David Seymour

"There’s nothing sadder than someone who tries being knocked back by others’ needless restrictions, as is the case with Brett Heap," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

PR: Green Party backs calls by NZ charities to lift the benefit by Christmas

The Green Party supports calls by 40 welfare and poverty organisations to increase income support payments to help lift families out of poverty before Christmas.

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today: