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Reappointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu announced

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced two reappointments to the Board of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura).

Govt failing New Zealanders on freshwater - Simpson

Environment Minister David Parker’s bull in a china shop approach to resolving freshwater issues in New Zealand is hindering progress on an issue of real importance to all New Zealanders, National’s Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson says.

Appointments to New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO

Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa is pleased to announce appointments to the New Zealand National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (the National Commission).

State houses on Airbnb inappropriate - O'Connor

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford needs to swiftly clamp down on state housing tenants that are renting out surplus rooms in their social housing properties, National’s Social Housing spokesperson Simon O’Connor says.

Ngai Tahu seeking direct engagement on freshwater

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has confirmed to Ministers of the Crown that we are seeking direct engagement regarding freshwater and want to begin a discussion immediately.

ACC boosts investment in family violence intervention - Lees-Galloway

ACC will invest a further $1.7m over the next three years to support the expansion of Gandhi Nivas, an early intervention service that provides emergency accommodation and counselling for perpetrators of family violence, says Minister for ACC Iain Lees-Galloway.

NZ First MPs signed $300k good behaviour bond - Smith

Revelations that Government MPs are required to sign a legally enforceable contract meaning they must pay $300,000 if they do not follow their Leader’s instruction is an affront to our parliamentary democracy, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Nick Smith says.

Important Wellington road at risk

The Government must come clean on what its new transport plan and its focus on building a new tram in Auckland at the expense of regional roads means for the future of the important Petone to Grenada Link Road, National’s Chris Bishop and Brett Hudson say.

Council focuses on cross harbour pipeline

Greater Wellington Regional Council today approved the progression of the Cross Harbour Pipeline as the preferred project for an alternative water supply to Wellington City, a major project aimed at improving water supply resilience for the metropolitan region.

NZ First welcomes first step in addressing foreign ownership issues

New Zealand First is pleased that legislation banning foreign ownership of homes in this country has passed its third and final reading in Parliament.